9 Mile Ranch
Campfire songs, cowboy poetry and Dutch oven cooking are all part what make the Nine Mile Ranch bunk ‘n breakfast unique. Situated in the mouth of historic Nine Mile Canyon, “the ranch is a perfect place to get away from the busy world,” explained owner Myrna Mead.
Open year round, the ranch offers lodging, campsites, a camping supply store and entertainment. Eighteen campground sites and bathrooms with showers along with rooms in the bed & breakfast give the ranch versatile ways to serve any guest’s needs. There is even an Indian teepee that guests can rent to sleep in.
There is a pavilion for dances and horse rides for experienced horsemen and amateurs alike. A visitor can choose to go on an over-night trail ride or to take a short ride around the ranch.
“We created the ranch as a home base for people coming to see the Indian art in the canyon. They can come eat, clean up and stay after a day of hiking in the dusty canyon. It is also a great place for family reunions,” continued Mead.
Myrna and her husband Ben have been running the ranch for 6 years. Mead explained the ranch’s beginnings. “Since we have been married it was our dream to open a ranch for troubled youth. We didn’t get it done when we were younger. So, when we got older we decided that we’d better follow our dreams. But, we thought it would be better to run a guest ranch and let parents and grandparents come and bring their children for a fun time.”
Every morning Myrna and Ben are up early cooking breakfast for their guests and preparing for the all-you-can-eat Dutch oven dinners.
Nine Mile Ranch