About Long Hollow Ranch – Dude Ranch Vacations
Long Hollow Ranch – talk about having the best of both worlds; situated in a peaceful valley that looks and feels remote. Yet is only minutes away from the nostalgic western town of Sisters, the hub city of Redmond Oregon. The upscale vacation mecca of Bend, Oregon. Also nearby are mountains to bike or ski, rivers to raft, and trails to hike, with beautiful scenery on every hand.
Meanwhile back at the ranch you can mount a well-mannered horse, fish one of the ranch ponds, hike the nearby trails, or settle into a comfortable chair on the verandah with a chilled glass of homemade lemonade or iced tea.
In the evening, the night sky at Long Hollow lights up like a Christmas tree. Far from the city lights ranch guests can enjoy the wonder of the billions of stars flung across the vast expanse of night sky.
Long Hollow is a historical gem in Central Oregon. The main buildings date back over one hundred years and have been tastefully and comfortably updated. The main guest house has five guest rooms, each with private bath. The Cottage is the repurposed former stage stop and cowboy commissary. While the Homestead House, our newest guest venue, is the original ranch house which dates back to the 1890’s. The Long Hollow Ranch was headquarters for the Black Butte Land and Livestock Company in the early 20th century. The main house was the headquarters building for the business that was comprised of five large ranches, one being the current Black Butte Ranch .
Over the past century, Long Hollow was a self-sustaining working ranch where beef and milk cattle, chickens, hogs, sheep and horses were raised and fed on hay, grain and fodder also grown here. The Old Santiam Wagon Road ran through the ranch, and some remains of the road are still visible.
Riding and hiking trails criss-cross the ranch, while adjacent private and public lands provide plenty of space to explore on foot or horseback. Long Hollow boasts three fine fishing reservoirs, and is within minutes of several great golf courses. So, take your pick of activities or simply relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Our wish is that our guests leave Long Hollow renewed in body and spirit.
Nearby, you’ll find the little western town of Sisters, Redmond, Smith Rock State Park, and Aspen Lakes Golf Course. A little farther away are the cities of Bend, Madras and Prineville and more fine golf courses await your exploration.
Surrounded by Central Oregon’s magnificent natural beauty, you can enjoy the scenery trail riding, fishing, hiking, and river rafting. Use Long Hollow Ranch as a base for your visit to some of the Pacific Northwest’s most scenic recreation areas as you roam antique and quilt stores in Sisters and Redmond, golf on the area’s beautiful courses and take advantage of the many other outdoor activities just minutes away.
What are you waiting for? We can’t wait to meet you!