FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can we just stop by for a quick visit? When are you open?
We don’t have regular open hours and are not staffed to host visitors. If you’d like to plan a trip to the ranch, please check our upcoming events, or consider booking a Ranchstay.
How can I buy your products?
A selection of shelf stable ranch products, including our premium goat milk caramel, is available to order in our website shop. A wider selection of items is available at the ranch. Please email us for more information.
Where do we park?
If you are visiting for an event, please park on Big Pines Highway and walk down the driveway to our barn, which is about a 3 minute walk. We can make special accommodations for anyone who can’t make the walk—please send us an email for more information. If you have booked a Ranchstay vacation, you may drive onto the property and park at your accommodation.
What’s the weather?
Our elevation is around 1 mile (5200 feet), so our weather is more like the weather in Wrightwood than the weather in most of Valyermo.
How are the road conditions?
If you approach the ranch from the West (i.e., from the 5 to the 14), our road conditions are good, and chains are not required, even if it’s snowing. During winter weather events, the road from the ranch up into Wrightwood may include a chains check point. If you plan to come over the Angeles Crest Highway from Los Angeles (which is a beautiful drive and only takes an extra 30 minutes), check for road closures first. You can check for road closures and chain requirements on the CalTrans website.
Are children welcome?
Absolutely! Ranchstay vacations are appropriate for all ages. Events that involve hiking are appropriate for any children that can keep up with a walk for an hour or so. Our hikes take us off road, and strollers and sagebrush don’t work well together. Good events for very young children are our Open Ranch Days and Goat Love and Coffee Roasting events, which revolve around barn time rather than hiking. Whether you are coming for an event or for a Ranchstay vacation, children must be supervised by adults at all times.
Are pets welcome?
No, pets are not allowed at events or for Ranchstay vacations. Additionally if you have chickens or other livestock at home, please practice basic biosecurity by not wearing shoes to the ranch that you wear in your livestock pens.
Is there a bathroom?
Yes, there are portable bathrooms with flush toilets and hand wash sinks at the bottom of the driveway. Bathrooms are cleaned and emptied every week.
Where do we take our trash?
There is no trash service at the ranch. Whether you are visiting for an event or a Ranchstay vacation, please plan to take any trash you generate home with you for disposal.
Where are the nearest gas stations / grocery stores / restaurants?
The closest grocery store in Jensen’s in Wrightwood, about 30 minutes East by car. In Wrightwood you will also find a gas station and a few restaurants (Mexican food, pizza, bakery, steak house). To the West in the town of Pearblossom, you can find gas stations and some small restaurants, and more choices if you continue West to the town of Littlerock.