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Lowdown

  • Established

    1903. Guest ranch since 1995
  • Owner

    Brent Beardslee
  • Manager

    Tucker Guglielmino
  • Tel

    (509) 732-1171 or 1-877-285-5445
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    $202 - $290
  • Nightly Rates (per child)

    $144 - $190
  • Minimum Stay

    2 days
  • Maximum Guests

    35
  • Works with travel agents?

    Yes
  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Solitude, Diverse scenery
  • Memberships

    Gene Kilgore 2014 World's Best Ranches, Best Northwest Escapes, DudeRanch.com Signature Awards

If you are looking for a true, authentic and relaxed western ranch adventure, 115 year old Bull Hill Ranch is your premiere destination! Completely staffed and catered to by 4th generation ranch family members, guests don't want to leave and most have abandoned other vacation destinations to visit Bull Hill year after year! From the mouths of our guests, "This is not a vacation, it is a physical and emotional reconnection to one's soul."

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 mountains, meadows, forests, river, lakes and streams 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 or cattle drives with breathtaking panoramas or go off trail and explore uncharted territory for a truly unforgettable experience.

Our rates are all inclusive - Cattle drives from our northern pasture near the Canadian border, fly fishing for Rainbow Trout on our private lake, boating, trap shooting, bird and wildlife viewing, mountain biking, western dancing, horseshoes, scavenger hunts, hearty meals, and beverage service are among some of the offerings included at Bull Hill.

After a long day of play and adventure you can relax and literally “look down” on the world below or engage in storytelling and conversation at the cookhouse or bar. Others may enjoy a late afternoon soak in the hot tub and an evening around the campfire.

Our family atmosphere is second to none as you arrive as a stranger and leave as family!

Good time to go

Pick your favorite season and that is the best time to visit Bull Hill! One popular season is in early summer when wild baby animals are abundant and wild flowers are vibrant. Another favorite season is in the late summer/fall. This is when our round-up is starting, colors are changing, and the weather is pleasant.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 5 and over

Bull Hill encourages children to participate 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 children are beginning or accomplished riders, Bull Hill ensures that children improve their riding skills during their stay. For beginning riders, private riding lessons are available while more advanced riders are encouraged to take part in challenging rides, including cattle drives.

Fishing and swimming are other popular daytime activities while campfires and enjoying s’mores under the stars offers fun evening excitement.

Nearby "Mooreville" and Crown Creek Saloon is a fun afternoon destination for both children and adults. A mini replica of an old western town, adults can relax with a cold drink in the saloon while the youngsters watch a movie in the "Diamond Movie Theater", complete with popcorn and candy.

Minimum age children can ride

5 and over

Activities

hiking, biking, cookouts, Swimming and fishing at our private lake, trips to Crown Creek Saloon & old west movie theater, nightly campfires and s'mores

Games

board games, horseshoes, card games

Riding based activities

animal care, horse care, pony rides, trail riding, helping wranglers grain and prepare horses for trail rides in the barn

Ranch History

Bull Hill Guest Ranch, located in northeastern Washington State, sits at the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains near British Columbia, Canada. Sweeping panoramic views of neighboring Idaho, Lake Roosevelt and Canada provide a backdrop setting that is one of the most picturesque in the Pacific Northwest.

Opened in 1995, Bull Hill Guest Ranch is part of a large working cattle ranch that dates back to 1903. Rich in history and tradition, the ranch today has become a favored destination for families, corporate retreats and the outdoor adventurer who is looking for authentic western living amidst the tall pines and cedars. It is especially noted for its award-winning horseback riding, flyfishing and warm hospitality.

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Ranch-style
  • Meals served

    family style, buffet style, meals roll with days activities, everyone eats together, scheduled meals
  • Alcohol

    wine provided with dinner
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (casual attire)
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch garden, organic produce, locally grown produce, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, other

Bull Hill proudly offers genuine western home-style cuisine using fresh, premium, high quality meats and produce. Homemade desserts and pies are also a specialty. All meals are served family-style via an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Guests with special dietary needs or restrictions will enjoy tasty, tailor-made dishes to accommodate special requests.

All Beer, wine and spirits are complimentary; however, guests can BYOB if they desire. Bull Hill's staff strives to cater to guests with special beverage preferences and to have requests available upon arrival.

Iced tea, lemonade, and chilled lemon water are also available throughout the day.

All food and beverage are inclusive in guests' daily rate.

Guest Favourites

  • Brisket Dinner
  • Mexican Dinner
  • Prime Rib Dinner

Lowdown

  • Address

    3738 Bull Hill Road
    Kettle Falls
    Washington
    99141
    USA
  • Remote Location

    Yes
  • Elevation

    3,200 ft
  • Private Land

    5000-10000 acres
  • Public Land

    more than 50k

Nearest Town - Kettle Falls, WA

Kettle Falls, WA has a population of 1,597 (approx), and is situated 27 miles / 30 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in Kettle Falls, WA include: grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, bank, atm, gas station, museum.

For shopping Kettle Falls, WA offers: small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, western wear.

Nearest Airports

Spokane International Airport, Spokane, WA

Distance

116 miles / 2 hours 15 mins

Airlines

Delta, United, Horizon, Northwest, Alaska

Rental car

Required


Colville Municipal Airport, Colville, WA

Distance

35 miles / 45 mins


Private Air Travel

Nearest location(s)

3712 Northport Flat Creek Rd.

Travel by

Helicopter, Airplane

Distance

5 miles

Ranch shuttle

Ranch shuttle provided at no extra cost

Lowdown

  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Intermediate
  • Rides are grouped by

    Ability, Pace of Ride, Rides tailored to guest requests, Rides dictated by ranch work, Families ride together
  • Max riders per ride

    8
  • Wranglers per ride

    2
  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Guest Horses

    42
  • Horse Types

    Quarterhorse, Draft Cross, Paints, Geldings, Mares
  • Hours in the saddle

    Morning - 3 hours
    Afternoon - 3 hours

The Setting

Private Land (5000-10000 acres)

Public Land (more than 50k acres)


Our Riding

Guided rides

All rides are lead by one or two wranglers. Ride departure time, length, difficulty and location is based upon guest requests, combined with our wranglers knowledge of the land and the many beautiful hidden viewpoints.

Weight limit for riding

250-300 lbs

Riding considerations

no riding experience needed, We recommend a good level of physical fitness, We consider height and athletic ability as well as a guest's weight

Hours in the saddle

Ride length is based upon guest requests. All day rides with packed lunches are also available for guests, upon request.


Why our riding stands out

  • Challenging rides for experienced riders
  • Extremely well trained horses
  • Freedom to experience different terrain and participate in cattle drives

Riding Lessons

Details

lessons come with package, basic riding lessons

Given by

wrangler, horse trainer, ranch owner or manager

Location

on the trail

Cattle work - pasture gathers

Guest surveys reveal that our cattle round-ups are on the top of the list of favorite adventures.

When

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Frequency

Weekly

No. of cow/calf pairs

550

Interaction

Guests participate

Lowdown

  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    $202 - $290
  • Nightly Rates (per child)

    $144 - $190
  • Nightly Rates (non-rider)

    $120 - $150
  • Minimum Stay

    2 days
  • Preferred Arrival Day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred Departure Day

    Any day is fine
  • Style of accommodation

    Ranch rustic, Glamping

Bull Hill Ranch can cater for up to 35 guests. Accommodation includes Cabins, Luxury Tents and Houses. See below for details and indicative rates.

Cabin | Bullagio

Rates (Per Person)

$290 - $310

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

This 1,200 s.f. Deluxe Cabin is nicknamed "Bullagio" for its luxury accommodations and private driveway. Bullagio is a large, spacious, two-story, deluxe "cabin". It sits on the highest point of the guest ranch grounds offering unmatched views of sunrises and sunsets. Bullagio comprises three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchenette and washer/dryer and wrap-around deck.

Rooms

3

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, microwave, seating area, washer / dryer

Cabin | Lonestar

Rates (Per Person)

$290 - $310

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

Our newest addition, named "Lonestar" for our friends in Texas, has similar amenities as "Bullagio" but on a single level. Lonestar boasts 1,200 s.f., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchenette, laundry room, air-conditioning, a spa-style door-less shower in the master bath and a wrap-around deck overlooking the horse barn and breathtaking views of the mountains and valley.

Rooms

3

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, microwave, seating area, air conditioning, washer / dryer

Cabin | Virginian

Rates (Per Person)

$220 - $240

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

The 760 s.f. Ranch Cabins are your lodging facilities at Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Strategically located in a private setting against a backdrop of cedars, cottonwoods or aspens, the seven cabins, with no two being alike, are decorated in a rustic western theme. Ranch Cabins have one bathroom with beds on the main floor and in the sleeping loft.

Rooms

2

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

seating area, wood fireplace

Cabin | Ponderosa

Rates (Per Person)

$220 - $240

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

The Ranch Cabins are your lodging facilities at Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Strategically located in a private setting against a backdrop of cedars, cottonwoods or aspens, the seven cabins, with no two being alike, are decorated in a rustic western theme. Ranch Cabins have one bathroom with beds on the main floor and in the sleeping loft.

Rooms

2

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

seating area, wood fireplace

Cabin | Lonesome Dove

Rates (Per Person)

$220 - $240

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

The Ranch Cabins are your lodging facilities at Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Strategically located in a private setting against a backdrop of cedars, cottonwoods or aspens, the seven cabins, with no two being alike, are decorated in a rustic western theme. Ranch Cabins have one bathroom with beds on the main floor and in the sleeping loft.

Rooms

2

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

seating area, wood fireplace

Cabin | Rawhide

Rates (Per Person)

$220 - $240

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

The Ranch Cabins are your lodging facilities at Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Strategically located in a private setting against a backdrop of cedars, cottonwoods or aspens, the seven cabins, with no two being alike, are decorated in a rustic western theme. Ranch Cabins have one bathroom with beds on the main floor and in the sleeping loft.

Rooms

2

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

seating area, wood fireplace

Cabin | Rifleman

Rates (Per Person)

$220 - $240

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

The Ranch Cabins are your lodging facilities at Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Strategically located in a private setting against a backdrop of cedars, cottonwoods or aspens, the seven cabins, with no two being alike, are decorated in a rustic western theme. Ranch Cabins have one bathroom with beds on the main floor and in the sleeping loft.

Rooms

2

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

seating area, wood fireplace

Cabin | Maverick

Rates (Per Person)

$220 - $240

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

The Ranch Cabins are your lodging facilities at Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Strategically located in a private setting against a backdrop of cedars, cottonwoods or aspens, the seven cabins, with no two being alike, are decorated in a rustic western theme. Ranch Cabins have one bathroom with beds on the main floor and in the sleeping loft.

Rooms

2

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

seating area, wood fireplace

Cabin | Gunsmoke

Rates (Per Person)

$220 - $240

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

The Ranch Cabins are your lodging facilities at Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Strategically located in a private setting against a backdrop of cedars, cottonwoods or aspens, the seven cabins, with no two being alike, are decorated in a rustic western theme. Ranch Cabins have one bathroom with beds on the main floor and in the sleeping loft.

Rooms

2

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

seating area, wood fireplace

Luxury Tent | Lakota

Rates (Per Person)

$195 - $215

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

Our tent cabins bring back a tradition that began when Bull Hill Guest Ranch first opened in 1995. Situated near our "Shower House", where the two private baths are located. This "camp" site takes one back to the days of luxury lodging in Yellowstone or Glacier National Parks. Fully furnished and wired for electricity, these cabins provide a connection with the great outdoors that our other lodging just can't duplicate. Expansive, covered front porches with lodge-pole railing, provide sweeping views of the surrounding countryside and river.

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

seating area

Luxury Tent | Laredo

Rates (Per Person)

$195 - $215

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

Our tent cabins bring back a tradition that began when Bull Hill Guest Ranch first opened in 1995. Situated near our "Shower House", where the two private baths are located, this "camp" site takes one back to the days of luxury lodging in Yellowstone or Glacier National Parks. Fully furnished and wired for electricity, these cabins provide a connection with the great outdoors that our other lodging just can't duplicate. Expansive, covered front porches with lodge-pole railing, provide sweeping views of the surrounding countryside and river.

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

seating area

House | The Homestead

Minimum Stay

5 nights

Description

The newly renovated log Homestead comes complete with a full kitchen, two bathrooms, laundry room and living and dining rooms. A wood burning stove offers a cozy centerpiece and retreat from the cold weather outdoors. The second floor houses three bedrooms and a bathroom. All bedrooms offer amazing views from different directions allowing you to peer north into Canada and the foothills of the Rockies or over across the neighboring mountains, Lake Roosevelt and valleys below. The Homestead is available November through April.

Rooms

3

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, microwave, seating area, wood fireplace, washer / dryer


Booking Policy

Deposits are non-refundable. They may be transferred to a future date if a 45 day lead-time in given. If reservation is canceled less than 45 days to arrival date, the deposit will be forfeited. We accept personal checks, Visa or MasterCard.

Included in your stay

meals, activities, lodging, Riding, Trap shooting, beer/wine/spirits, riding lessons, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, lake swimming, hot-tub usage, cattle drives

Extras

Tax

Washington state and local county sales taxes are not included

Gratuity

Appreciated but not required or included in rates

Massage

Available at ranch, upon request

Other

Guided river fishing charters, long distance rifle course

Lowdown

  • You can borrow

    Riding helmets, Saddle bags, Rain coats
  • Communications

    Wireless Internet/Wifi, telephone.
  • Cell Networks

    AT&T, verizon.

Onsite

Shopping

There is a ranch gift shop, which provides Bull Hill logo merchandise and sundries for purchase.

Outdoor Activities

mountain biking, Yoga, sporting clays, wagon rides, bird watching, Winery tours and tasting, hay rides with tractor, trapshooting, horseshoes, western dancing. Guests may bring their own ATV. ATV rides are unguided unless a guide is requested.

Water based Activities

hot tub, lake water sports, Private swimming & fishing lake (paddle and row boats provided)

Spa

relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, facials

Winter Activities

cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, down hill skiing, snowshoeing


Fishing & Wildlife

Ansaldo Lake is privately owned by the Guglielminos and is reserved exclusively for Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Our lake is approximately 20 acres in size, and stocked with rainbow trout. It is a natural spring fed lake, dating back to prehistoric times. Don and Pete's great grandfather, Peter Ansaldo, staked his claim on the lake property as his original homestead in 1903 when he immigrated to this country from Italy. The ranch was passed down through four generations, and is enjoyed today by visitors nation-wide as a favored destination for mountain fly fishing.

A catch and release policy and limited access to only ranch clientele makes this an ideal sport fisherman's paradise. The feisty trout weigh up to 10 lbs and early evening hatches provide great opportunities for dry-fly casting either from the dock or boat. The shoreline is lined with reeds and is not appropriate for wading, however, it is an ideal lake for float tubing.

Fishing on offer

spin, fly, river, stocked pond, lake, guided non-inclusive, unguided, BYO equipment

Wildlife

Bear, Cougar, Bobcat, Lynx, Moose, Elk, Whitetail & Mule Deer, Wild Turkey, Eagles, Grouse, Painted Turtles, Hare, Wolves, Birds (water, meadow and mountain).


Additional Services

Corporate Retreats

For groups of 40-50. Groups of 20+ people; 10% discount.

Weddings

We can cater for groups of 75-100. Weddings must book the entire guest ranch. Bull Hill can recommend photographers, florests, etc.


Our comments

Highs

  • Diverse, quality horseback riding experiences and adventures on healthy, athletic and well-trained horses. Experienced wranglers and breathtaking trails for riders of all ability
  • Exceptionally genuine, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 4th generation (110 year) family-owned and staffed working cattle ranch. You will come back year after year feeling like family
  • Incredible scenery. Once you arrive at the ranch (which sits atop a hill), you will be in complete awe of the majestic landscape
  • Excellent fly-fishing on the ranch's private lake

Lows

  • Most of the cabins are basic and rustic, but this lends to the authentic experience of staying on a family-owned cattle ranch

Visitor Reviews

Dont just take our word for it, see what visitors like you say...

Beyond my greatest expectations

Going to a dude ranch was on my bucket list. I searched the Internet and found Bull Hill. I didn't know what to expect but my expectations were far exceeded. The ranch has gorgeous views and is well maintained. The cabin was clean and homey. I really enjoyed my experiences of horseback riding, skeet shooting, and kayaking. Bull Hill is a family owned working cattle ranch. The family is very warm and extremely accommodating. All the guests meet up at the end of the day at the cookhouse for dinner and libations. The family hangs out with the guests and shares stories. I have some great memories of my short time at the ranch. I definitely will be returning.

5 stars

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