Welcome to the Retreat, Links & Spa at Silvies Valley Ranch. Located in Eastern Oregon on 144,000 acres of scenic terrain, this unique Ranch & Resort features fishing, shooting ranges, horse back riding, Razor tours of the ranch, hiking, biking and a wide assortment of other activities.
Silvies is also well-known for an incomparable golf experience for players of every skill level, with four award-winning courses. The reversible Hankins and Craddock Courses, are both ranked in Golfweek's top 50 in the USA. There is the stunning Chief Egan's Par 3 course and McVeigh's Gauntlet which was named the 'Best New Golf Experience in 2018' by Golf Magazine.
The Rocking Heart Spa is 17,000 square feet and has every amenity and spa treatment available, including an indoor pool, rock climbing wall and fitness room.
The luxurious western-themed accomodations include eight two-bedroom spacious Cabin Suites, nine double King Ranch House Suites and nine single King Ranch Suites.
The gourmet kitchen in the Lodge serves our best certified organic, grass-fed beef and Chevon, with ranch-grown herbs and local Oregon-sourced vegetables. In the Saloon, you can sample our collection of 110 different Scotches and 50 other whiskeys, plus an extensive wine list. Silvies is proud to being recognised as one of Conde Nast's Top 10 Resorts.
Good time to go
The Ranch is open year-round with the primary season being May through October.
Children at the Ranch
Great for children aged 7 and over
We have a wide variety of activities and games available for young ones.
Minimum age children can ride
14 and over
hiking, biking, outdoor play area, campouts
scavenger/treasure hunts, board games, horseshoes, badminton, ping pong, pool table
Hourly cost $N/A.
Environmental & Social Practices
We judge our quality by the strength and length of our relationships. We use resources to the fullest extent, waste nothing and do only what we can do best. As individuals we demand total responsibility from ourselves.
Respecting and protecting our environment is key. Caring for the wildlife and our livestock in ways that improve their lives and improve the health of their population for the future is vitally important.
After a multi-year recovery plan, in 2017 the dream of sharing this treasured area of the country with others became a reality with the opening of our eco-friendly guest ranch and resort.
Most of the Team Members working at Silvies are from the surrounding communities. The economic boast to the area has been vital to the growth of the community.
Silvies is known for conducting fundraisers to benefit specific causes for the local community. In addition, the Gallery Gift Shop at Silvies carries the work of local artists without taking a percentage of their sales.
In addition, there are well-established and expanding working internship programs for students from Oregon State University, including animal and range science, wildlife, fisheries, hotel and restaurant management, turf grass and other areas of the ranch operations.
The Recovery Plan at Silvies included the acquisition and development of more and better habitat for wildlife, livestock and ranching techniques.
Over 50-miles of stream restoration occurred which created rich soil in our meadows and brought an abundance of healthy wildlife back to the Ranch. Rivers and streams are restocked. All real estate is run by solar power.
The first homes in the Silvies Valley were built about 6000 B.C. by newly-arrived Native Americans.
Fast-forward to 1883 when Silvies Valley Ranch was homesteaded and the first water rights patented. Eventually, 70 families occupied the valley with the Hankins and Craddock families becoming dominant.
Two of our championship golf course are named after the families with the homesteads being preserved. Horses, hogs, sheep, cattle, hay, lumber, rye (for whiskey) and crabapples were some of the products raised in the valley.
In 2007, the Silvies Valley Ranch (which had been renamed the Ponderosa Ranch) was purchased by Silvies Valley Ranch L.L.C., a private company founded by the Campbell family – a family with pioneer roots in Eastern Oregon. The name of the ranch was immediately returned to its historic name of Silvies Valley Ranch.
Today, the Ranch is made up of 144,000 acres. Of the 60 square miles of deeded property, there are over 6,000 acres of mountain meadows, 14,000 acres of Ponderosa Pine forest, 20 miles of Silvies River, over 20 creeks, our own special cattle (5,000) and American Range Goats (4,000) and an abundance of wildlife.
Your Manager, Dr. Scott Campbell
Owner and Manager, Dr. Scott Campbell grew up on a ranch just a few miles from Silvies Valley. Learning to ride at four, he went on to break and show horses, round up cattle, raise quarter horses, goats and more. Campbell was a farrier for 10 years, also attending Veterinary College. Enjoying a successful vet career, he founded Banfield, the biggest (and best) veterinary practice in the world. He and his wife Sandy then purchased ‘The Ranch in Silvies’, selling Banfield and restoring Silvies to its past glory.