Explore Our Beautiful Ranch
There is plenty to do around the Long Valley area (Vya, NV) with its glimpse into the Western American past. Just come to enjoy exploring or relaxing at our ranch or the outlying areas. Experience the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, enhanced by the ability to view the wide open spaces and purple mountain majesties.
Take advantage of our dark skies right here at the ranch and nearby! In April, 2019, the Nevada Massacre Rim Wilderness Study Area (less than 10 miles from our ranch) was designated a Dark Sky Sanctuary (only seven in the world with this exclusive designation), which is a place that has an “exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment that is protected for its scientific, natural or educational value, its cultural heritage and/or public enjoyment.“ According to Friends of Nevada Wilderness, the Massacre Rim WSA stands out because it is so far from any major populated areas, making light pollution there next to immeasurable. People lucky enough to venture here on a clear moonless night will not only see the enormity of the Milky Way but will also be awestruck to view our neighboring galaxy, Andromeda, with the naked eye.
Horseback Riding--Our lovable horses Buddy, Cherie, Shawnee, and Buster the mule, love to meet new people, especially those who might have a snack or two for them. Be careful...they will try to smooch you for a tasty treat!
Photography--Our picturesque rock outcroppings make a beautiful background for pictures as do our fields of sage, aspens, and junipers. Witness unobstructed views across the valley of the buttes and mountains, including Paint Mountain (Massacre Mound), with its continual color changes throughout the day. These views are best enjoyed while sitting on one of our porches with a cerveza or any other adult beverage of choice in hand.
Rock Hunting--The joy of being a rock hound is in the pure thrill of discovery. You may even find some petrified wood or Native American artifacts on the ranch.