Been there 6 times over 20 yrs or so at 5 nights each time. did lots of hiking and was with a hiking group. the first 3 times stayed in a tent cabin with only a oil lantern. had to go to the ranch house for potty breaks and showers which is behind the kitchen and dining hall with sawdust on the floor.
later staid in wood cabin with shower and toilet very nice. your out in the wilderness with deer and bears so don't complain that your not in a best western hotel. i loved every minute of it. the food in the mess hall was great home cooking. eight different pies for desert made everyday fresh from the bakery a few miles down the road. eggs every morning the way you like them and pan cakes. lots of coffee and hot chocolate. heated on the fireplace in the mess hall. get up early and go to the mess hall for coffee and lookout at the huge pasture with horses and all by yourself usually. quiet and peaceful. you can rent a bike which i did and went to the bakery and to the town of Stehekin and back to the ranch. went to rainbow falls and the old apple orchard and the old log school house. went up to high bridge and hiked around coon lake and up on mt. McGreger a mile or so. the owners were super nice the Courtneys i believe. you can eat lunch at the bakery with ice cream and donuts or at the ranch. lots of people from the town come up for supper every night at the ranch but the ranch guests always got served first. when i was there there was no tv's or computers. the pacific crest trail goes by coon lake i believe so talked with a few who take the bus down to the bakery to load up on donuts and ice cream. or shower in town. all in all a fantastic stay at the ranch. different hike everyday if you want. canoe on the lake or ride a horse. even saw spawning salmon in the stehekin river which are locked in by the Lake at Chalan. you can go fishing i believe. remember your in the wilderness so don't whine cause your bathroom is to small or you stayed in a tent cabin w/o bathroom Enyoy