Along the Mountain Loop Hwy, an hour outside of Seattle and a world away, is a guest ranch that is re-inventing the campground experience using yurts for glamping on an alpaca homestead. The views are stunning, Mt. Pilchuck, and Green Mtn tower around the ranch. The owners learned of yurts during their camping adventures in this area that sees an abundance of tourism, bringing their own up the road to become a nomadic summer cottage. Then it occurred to them that the hikers who frequent the famed trails needed a base camp for their Mountain Loop experience and thus the adventure to build a small business on 17 acres of previously logged land began in 2005. Outdoor enthusiasts descend upon this area outside Granite Falls at all times of the year, from locals to international travelers wanting to delve into the famed history of the gold rush Robe Valley and old ghost town of Monte Cristo.
Paca Pride Guest Ranch is for those hikers and campers who love the outdoors and are looking for a more accessible version of camping that allows them to explore this vast and scenic destination. It’s why the owners travelled here, and its why over 250,000 cars per year make their way out as well.
At this Homestead Campground, we hope to bring a greater awareness of the environment, self-sufficency, good green practices, Permaculture, and the majestic Mountain Loop Highway, a national scenic byway that is known for its great camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, and many outdoor attractions from the old ghost town of Monte Cristo and railroad tunnels, to ice caves and mountain lakes.
On our blog you can see the Paca Pride story unfold before you. Go back to our earlier entries and you can watch the Lincoln Log home being built, stump piles being burned, and the land prepared for guests.
Be sure to check us out on Facebook for the latest events and special offers from our ranch store: www.facebook.com/PacaPride
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Our website for information on booking a stay or contacting us: www.PacaPride.com
If you support what we are doing, please consider sending a donation to:
Paca Pride Guest Ranch, PO BOX 1949, Granite Falls, WA 98252