I came to K Diamond K with some girlfriends in the late spring with no idea of what to expect of a working ranch vacation. We were first guests in the new lodge which was quite nice and comfortable. The family who run this ranch were all very accomodating and happy to let us participate in ranch life.
Each day we rode horses through the most beautiful country, usually riding in the morning and again in the afternoon. We each got our own horse for the week and were able to groom them.
We got to see a newborn foal and some baby goats, we drove cattle into other pastures, drove thru the woods to learn all about trees and the timber industry. Hiked a bit, went fly fishing , visited the fossil mine in town. We were even taken to a lake nearby to fish by one of the cooks. We road deep into the woods and had a picnic lunch up near a pond.
Food was plentiful and good, served family style ( we were usually asked if we had any preferences for meal selections) Each night the kitchen staff left some sweet snacks for us in case we got hungry. Alcohol is not provided, but they have no problem with you bringing your own. (side note : there are lots of great wineries in Washington state)
This is a working ranch and you can do as little or as much as you'd like to do. Overall it was a great experience and we wished we had more time to spend there.
We intend to return, next time bringing the kids along, and perhaps for a family reuinion.
This isn't the type of place where your itinerary of activities is scheduled for you.... you have to give them some idea of what you want to do and they most graciously will work to make it happen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An Old West adventure open year round. New elegantly rustic log lodge with large fireplaces, 14 rooms, and spacious lounge & dining. An all-inclusive guest ranch vacation for all ages. Lodging, meals, horseback riding, cattle drives, fishing, hunting, fossil digging, a gold mine to explor and many other ranch activities to enjoy. Whether a get-away by youself, a romantic vacation with a loved one or a family adventure... a variety of fun activities and special outings await you. ... more less
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