The Greenhorn Ranch from A – Z

The Greenhorn Ranch is one of the few places I’d like to visit again.  Think of it as the definitive dude ranch experience crossed with the daily activities of a landlocked cruise.  

Let me tell you 26 things about this magical place.

All-inclusive, featuring casual, family style dining in the Chuckhouse; snacks and freshly baked goods also.

Bikes (electronic) provided for off-road adventures throughout the area, winding through trails and logging paths.

Cowboys. Yep.  Real wranglers with tall tales to tell by the campfire.

Draft horses pull the chuckwagon. The stable houses horses of all sizes and breeds. The afternoon “running of the horses” to the upper pasture is a memorable experience.

Entertainment every evening includes live music, Karaoke, and dancing.

Fishing in the stocked pond using bait, lures, or flies.  Lessons are available.

Gold panning for the kids.

Horseback trail rides for beginners, intermediate, and advanced riders.

Individual activities daily for each family member, all age groups.

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Kids and families will create memories that will last forever.

Lost Sierra, named by the Pony Express riders, is the region where you will find the Greenhorn Ranch.

Movie night is on the weekly schedule for the whole family’s enjoyment.

National Park (Plumas), Greenhorn Ranch’s location, provides access to 500,000 adjacent acres to wander about. 

Outdoor activities helps lessen COVID social distancing concerns. Additionally, Greenhorn Ranch’s policy and procedures exceed CDC Guidelines.

Pool lounging after a fun-filled day is a must.  Or, anytime!

Quincy, home to the Greenhorn Ranch, is a quaint historic California Gold Rush town, dating back to 1852.

Ranch life is the quintessential American experience.  Greenhorn Ranch is a fully functioning operation with a twist; an emphasis on guests.

Skeet shooting is available with top of the line equipment and a choice of 12 or 20 gauge shotguns.

Trails at the ranch are perfect whether hiking, running, on horseback, or e-bike

Unwind nightly at the Saloon which features artisan whiskies and local beer.

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Wi-Fi is free and check out the webcam at

Xplore the ranch’s 600 acres on your own or with guides.

Yoga is on the schedule and its setting on the deck by the pond lends to the ambience of the experience.

Zzzzs will come easily after a full day of activities, enhanced by the calming evening sounds of the outdoors.

What Else? The Greenhorn Ranch is less than 1 1/2 hours from Reno, NV and 3 hours from Sacramento, CA.  More questions? Answers: 530-283-0930.

Let’s go!

Howard Hian

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