Silvies Valley Ranch over the past two years has rightfully earned the reputation is one of country’s top golf destinations. Located in the Silvies Valley in Seneca, Ore., the 140,000-acre eco-resort and working goat and cattle ranch, the Ranch is home to mountain meadows, a Ponderosa Pine forest, the Silvies River, and 12 other named creeks and drainages.
It’s also home to some great golf on the reversible Hankins and Craddock courses (each 18 holes), the seven-hole McVeigh’s Gauntlet challenge course to the nine-hole Chief Egan course, where guests can play with goat caddies.
The courses however, are now closed for the Winter season, meaning the Ranch turns from one of golf’s last frontiers into a winter playground, complete with Clydesdale-pulled sleighs, ice fishing, fat tire sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snow biking. There are plenty of Winter packages to choose from, including the Holiday Getaway that features two Spa treatments; and the Couples Special Package that features a seven-course meal and log cabin suite with a private hot tub.
“Our Winter activities draw a lot of families for the season and holidays,’’ said Major White, the new general manager at The Ranch. “Being somewhat of a remote location, we want to draw people of all ages, where they are golfers or non-golfers. Our owners have a great mission to provide a lot of amenities and services for our guests. We’re really just getting started an it’s very exciting.’’
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