Nestled high in the mountains in the northeastern corner of Washington state, sits Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Founded in 1903, Bull Hill is part of a working cattle ranch encompassing more than 50,000 acres of lush mountain landscapes.
This premier destination combines all the wild and untouched beauty of the mountain meadows and forests with the warm and comfortable amenities of home. Forget all the turbulence of daily life and begin an adventure of a lifetime. Experience trail rides with breathtaking panoramas or go off trail and explore uncharted territory for a truly unforgettable experience.
After a long day of play you can relax and literally “look down” on the world below or engage in storytelling and conversation at the cookhouse or bar.
This family atmosphere cannot help but be noticed as you arrive as a stranger and leave as family.
Rates are all inclusive (Food, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverage, lodging, activities) Rates are per person, per night. Adults $230; Junior $120. Age 4 and under free. Two night minimum. Call for wedding/business rates.
2 night deposit
Cash, Visa/Mastercard, Personal Check.
The Cookhouse is the centerpiece of daily activities and socialization. Games, campfires, meals, beverages, snacks & starters are all available here. For adults, the open Cookhouse bar offers a cordial and friendly atmosphere after a day of play.
Bull Hill’s accommodations include seven, two-story cabins, two luxurious canvas wall tents and two executive-style luxury cabins—all located in private settings against a backdrop of cedars, cottonwoods and aspens.
The two tent cabins are sited near our Shower House, where the two private baths are located. This “camp” site harkens back to the days of luxury lodging in Yellowstone or Glacier National Parks. Fully furnished and wired for electricity, these cabins, named “Lakota” and “Laredo”, provide a connection with the great outdoors that our other lodging just can’t duplicate. Expansive, covered front porches with lodgepole railing, provide sweeping views of the surrounding countryside, river, mountains and valley below. Two queen beds, fitted with cushy comforters and fluffy pillows, easily allows sleeping capacity up to four people—very luxurious as a single or double! Ideal for young couples, families or those seeking privacy with a romantic twist.
The Ranch Cabins are strategically located in a private settings against a backdrop of cedars, cottonwoods or aspens. The seven cabins, with no two being alike, are decorated in a rustic western theme.
“Lonestar” a recent addition to Bull Hill sprawls “ranch-style” across one level, comprising three bedrooms and two baths, a kitchenette and washer/dryer mudroom. Hardwood floors throughout with Italian tile in baths, air-conditioning, custom linens and bedcovers, leather upholstered furnishings and western art make this the perfect retreat for the discriminating visitor or executive family. Sorry, no pets allowed and six person maximum. Inquire about availability and rates as this cabin is often booked months in advance.Located adjacent to the horse barn with private driveway, this is our most remote cabin from the Cookhouse and other guest cabins.
The Deluxe Cabin, nicknamed “Bullagio” for its luxury accommodations and private driveway, sits on the highest point of the guest ranch compound and comprises three bedrooms and two baths, a kitchenette and washer/dryer. Hardwood floors, custom linens and bedcovers, large picture windows, leather furnishings and western art make this the perfect retreat for the corporate executive or family reunion. Sorry, no pets allowed and limit six persons maximum. Inquire about availability and rates.
Ranch style dining is in the spotlight at The Cookhouse where meals are served family style. Breakfast consists of a wide variety of stick-to-your-ribs options, including eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, biscuits & gravy, pancakes, fruit and oatmeal. Lunch is a simpler affair of hot sandwiches, burgers, fruit, salad, snacks and desserts in order to accommodate flexible activity schedules. Often times, it may be a packed-lunch stuffed into a saddle bag, or a picnic hamper for the lake, river or meadow. In the evening, guests join together for appetizers and a delicious dinner that may include steaks, home style BBQ, prime rib, chicken, salmon, salad, pastas, baked potatoes, rolls, home baked desserts and more. The open bar for adult guests adds to the convivial atmosphere. (All beer/wine/spirits are included in the all-inclusive rates).
Cowboys and cowgirls alike may enjoy the opportunity to take part in an authentic cattle drive. Lasting anywhere from a half day to a full day, the drives typically occur between May and October when the cattle are driven to spring grass areas or upper pastures throughout the summer and early fall months, before they are driven back to the ranch. Beginner to advanced riders are welcome, although riders should have the ability to ride with complete confidence.
Guests looking for a more relaxing (laidback) horseback riding experience can saddle up one of the ranch’s more than 70 horses for a scenic, guided trail ride. Available from April through October, the two-hour (or longer) trail rides combine breathtaking views of nearby Lake Roosevelt and the Columbia River with a variety of terrain, including open meadows and forests. Riders can even hit the trail to visit the nearby China Bend Winery—on the shores of the Columbia—to sample selections in the tasting room, or enjoy a cold brew in the lively atmosphere of the Crown Creek Saloon.
You don’t have to sit in a saddle all day to enjoy the bounty of Bull Hill Guest Ranch. A fisherman’s paradise awaits visitors at the ranch’s privately owned 20-acre lake. Reserved exclusively for guests, Ansaldo Lake features natural spring fed waters stocked with feisty (and big) Kamloops rainbow trout that fishermen can catch and release. The lake is also an ideal place for swimming from June until September and features an anchored float raft and boats for use by sun worshippers or fishermen.
A wide range of other recreational pursuits are also offered. Trap shooting, horseshoes, boating, biking, hiking, wildlife watching and day rides to the Columbia River with pack lunches are other guest favorites.
Side trips to the PRCA Colville Rodeo and Guided fishing charters on the Columbia River are available for guests at an additional charge.
Our large barn is where all rides begin and end. Guests are free to take part in saddling, grooming, feeding and hosing down the horses here. On select nights, the barn transforms into a lively setting for barn dances, fun for adults and children alike.
Bull Hill encourages children to participate and get involved in all aspects of ranch life. Youngsters are welcomed to become one of the wrangler crew by helping brush, feed and prepare the horses for riding with the wranglers.
Whether you’re a first time rider or accomplished, Bull Hill ensures that children improve their riding skills during their stay. For beginner riders, private riding lessons are available while more advanced riders are encouraged to take part in more challenging rides and even cattle drives.
Fishing and swimming are other popular daytime activities while campfires and s’mores under the stars offers fun evening excitement.
Nearby Crown Creek Saloon is a fun afternoon destination for both children and adults. Modeled around an old western town, adults can relax with a cold drink in the saloon while the youngsters can watch a movie in the Diamond Movie Theater, complete with popcorn and candy.