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Greenhorn History

1945
1945
Farm Fresh

The Ranch was sold to the Avillas family who farmed the land and built a milk barn that still stands on the property.

1954
1954
Christmas Trees

The Jones family purchased the land and turned much of the property into a Christmas tree farm where they planted thousands of White Fir, Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine and other conifers. Today that legacy abounds on the hillsides providing shade and habitat to a healthy ecosystem of wildlife.

1962
1962
Visitors Welcome

A group of wranglers and an ambitious real estate investor decided the property would be a great getaway for outsiders looking for fresh air and adventure. One of the early hires was Ralph Wilburn, an experienced cowboy with a fierce work ethic. Ralph took on bigger roles as the Ranch grew.

2000
2000
Ralph Rises

Over time, owners came and went, but the 600-acre ranch nestled up to 500,000 acres of public land was always home to Ralph and his wife Trish. They decided to make it official and purchased the Ranch. For 17 years they remained owners, and were ambassadors of kindness and goodwill.

2018
2018
New Energy

Ralph and Trish decided it was time to pass the baton and find someone who would be willing and able to carry on the legacy they built at the ranch. A group of families banded together to make it happen. They called themselves the Greenhorn Partners. They took the reins and broke ground on the first of a long list of renovations to uplift the historic property. Their vow- to carry on the warm welcoming spirit of Ralph and Trish.

Who are we?

We are dads and husbands, wives and mothers, buckaroos and free spirits, city folk and mountain dwellers, business owners and fly fishers. Together, we were all drawn to this special place. We are here to protect the land, invest in creating lasting memories for our families and yours. Everything we do, is done with love and respect.” Ralph dedicated his life to his community and to every Greenhorn who came through the gates. We honor that legacy and strive to constantly improve Greenhorn Ranch so that when you arrive you feel at home and know you are in for a great adventure!

Now it’s time to meet the team at the Ranch entrusted with providing you outstanding service and the warmth that could only come from the strong tradition of stewardship that we live by here at Greenhorn.