What’s the story on Scimitar Ridge Ranch:
Following years of careful planning and envisioning, Scimitar Ridge Ranch was built as a world-class equestrian and conference center in the early 1990s. At that time, the property was a total of 170 acres and included what is now an RV Park at the bottom of the hill. The property took 12 years to develop, and 5.5 years just to build the main lodge. Throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s, the Ranch was bought and sold a few different times (once owned by the heiress of the Ralston-Purina fortune) and underwent several renovations and changes. The indoor riding arena became an indoor event center, the upstairs of the Ark was turned from barn to 6-bedroom living accommodations, and sections of the property were subdivided and some parcels were sold-off. In 2004, the current owner at the time (a Microsoft executive) defaulted on his loan and the bank purchased the property back. The lenders sat on it for several years before selling to the last owners, a local family who used it as a vacation retreat. In fall of 2022, Scimitar Ridge Ranch went to auction with Sotheby’s as a 41-acre property. Competing against a handful of other bidders, we won the property at a live auction with the highest bid. We spent the next several months rehabbing the Luxury Lodge and most other buildings on the property with the intent to turn it into a Luxury Rental Lodge plus camp accommodations for our Church community. In Spring of 2023, we began sharing Scimitar Ridge Ranch with friends, family and guests and we have enjoyed every moment and memory made since!
Can I have a wedding, camp or event at Scimitar Ridge Ranch?
Absolutely! We consider multi-day celebratory stays/rentals on a case-by-case basis. Please enquire for more information.
How many people can the Ranch accommodate?
We have sleeping accommodations for up to ~200 guests amongst the Luxury Lodge, cabins and bunkhouses. Our event center can hold ~200 people. The Luxury Lodge can accommodate groups of up to 35 people overnight and up to 80 for gatherings. We have options for all sizes of groups, from 35-200!
Can I drive-by and see the Ranch?
No, you cannot. We have security gates ensuring privacy for us, our neighbors, and our guests. Visits/tours are by appointment only.
How can I tour the Ranch?
We are available by appointment only. Please contact us directly for upcoming dates and times we may have available to tour the Ranch.
Do you allow photography and/or video production at the Ranch?
On a case-by-case basis, we do allow photography or filming to be done at the Ranch. Please contact us directly for upcoming dates and times we may have available.
If I rent the Ranch, what all is included?
Everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible! We include all luxury bed and bath linens, the kitchens are stocked for cooking and service, travel size bath amenities, kitchen and bath paper goods, games, puzzles and more. Contact us directly for a more specific list of what all is included.
Are there any other important details I should know before considering renting the Ranch?
Always! See below…