Welcome to Life on the Ranch

A bride & groom celebrating in the aisle after their rustic ranch wedding at the Greenhorn Ranch Bride and bridesmaids out in the forest after their rustic ranch wedding at Greenhorn Ranch

Greenhorn Ranch is a premier guest ranch in Northern California’s Lost Sierra. Established in 1962, we’ve built our reputation on providing refined comforts and relaxed adventures in a spectacular natural setting. As a long-time member of the Dude Ranch Association, we take pride in serving you with warm, welcoming Western hospitality. While we offer traditional ranch pleasures, such as horseback trail rides guided by experienced wranglers, riding lessons, fishing, and fishing instruction, we also offer you a variety of other contemporary indulgences. Some of our unique activities include: skeet shooting, electric mountain biking, archery, yoga and whiskey tastings. With 600 acres and access to over 500,000 acres of public lands for riding and exploring, Greenhorn Ranch is ready to help you unwind and create lifelong memories.

We have closed for 2020

2020 has been quite a year! We had a full house from the first day of opening amid COVID until we ran into the North Complex Wildfire in early August. The Ranch has not sustained any damage from the fire, and we seem to be out of harm’s way for the near future.

The smoke from the fire and the eventual 2.5-week evacuation order caused us to shut down all operations. We received word in early September that we could reopen, but the smoke was nearly unbearable. Due to that, and the fact that we are hit with closures to any recreating in the forest right now, we’ve made the difficult decision to close the Ranch for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Thank you for your continued love and support. We will post periodic updates, and also send them by email to our subscribers. If you have a reservation for 2020, and have not yet been contacted, please give us a call at (530) 283-0930 so we can rebook your visit for 2021.

We’re already booking for 2021, and we anticipate a busy season, so please book your stay soon.

With much warmth and appreciation and looking forward to an excellent 2021,

— Jill Rivoli, General Manager

Experience Greenhorn

Everyone is top notch and helpful. They are some of the nicest most genuine people you will ever meet. Highly highly suggested for any event or getaway you are planning.

— Facebook
The Wrangler - The Greenhorn Ranch Blog

Tips, happenings, and stories of life on the Ranch.

The first clear sky since August 17th. 🖤

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Our horse Smokey running through the smoke. (He was playing with his buddies at his evacuation pasture:) Thank you @michaelbeatley for capturing this awesome photo.

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Next season can’t get here soon enough. 
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Hello Friends of Greenhorn!
2020 has been quite a year! The spring was filled with uncertainty about whether or not we'd be able to open for business this season. We were able to open a month later than anticipated and successfully navigated through all of the COVID precautions and restrictions. It was not without a few bumps in the road but we developed a good groove. We had a full house from the first day of opening until we ran into the North Complex Wildfire in early August.

The Ranch has not sustained any damage from the fire and we seem to be out of harm's way for the near future. 

The smoke from the fire and the eventual 2.5-week evacuation order caused us to shut down all operations. We got word last week that we could reopen but the smoke is nearly unbearable. Due to that, and the fact that we are hit with closures to any recreating in the forest right now, we’ve made the unfortunate decision to remain closed for the remainder of the 2020 season. 

This was not an easy decision and many staff are without work two months sooner than anticipated. But, we cannot guarantee an excellent Greenhorn Ranch experience with the poor air quality and restrictions on recreating (hiking, riding, biking) so we will close and refocus on making 2021 the best year yet.

Thank you for your continued love and support. We will send periodic updates. If you have a reservation for 2020 and have not yet received a call, please give us a call at 530-283-0930 and we will get you rebooked for 2021.

With much warmth and appreciation and looking forward to an excellent. 2021.

Jill Rivoli 
General manager
The smoke doesn’t seem to bother the horses. They just want to play🖤
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“The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable, and grace unlike any other, still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back.”
-Amber Senti 
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Family style🖤
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Life was meant for good family & great adventure!
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Keep going! You’re half-way to the weekend! But, hey every day is the weekend at Greenhorn🤠
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Who says we have to grow up...
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Hay! 

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Sometimes you just need an adventure to cleanse the bitter taste of life from your soul. 🙌🏼
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Just another Magic Monday🖤
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Memories, more precious than gold.
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We got that Friday feelin’ 
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Did you know our 12-room lodge was built in the 60’s? The legendary actor Cary Grants favorite room was up the stairs to the left🙌🏼
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Meet Scott! He’s 29 and is from central western Missouri and is an Eagle Scout. He has a background in communications and a masters in film-making from the University of Montana. Scott’s professional goal is to continue traveling the world and to continue bonding and capturing the stories of his fellow travelers. If you visit the ranch you’ll always know him by his fishing hat  and his big smile, as he is always aiming to please🤠 .
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Ready set...
Monday! Here we go!
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