June 18, 2003
Waterfowl cruise a large pond past the windows of the restaurant, delighting diners. The restaurant and adjacent bar open at 8am and close at 11pm. The down-home decor displays tongue-in-cheek humor. Menus for hearty American-style fare appear as labels on whiskey bottles. Currency once papered the walls and ceiling of the bar, left as calling cards by patrons. The ranch sent the money to New York to help pay for recovery following the Sept. 11 attacks. A new collection now grows upon the walls and rafters.
Bison and longhorn cattle, both traditionally Western, occupy large pens near the stables. A few of the huge bison were calved on the ranch. Aviary enclosures and cages along the path to the stables past these enclosures house many kinds of birds, including a few raptors.
Guided hourlong trail rides leave the stables at regular intervals daily. Riders explore the ranch and adjacent public lands on trails and old roads at the foot of the beautiful Red Rock cliffs. Horseback riders frequently spot wildlife and enjoy spring wildflowers as they follow their wrangler. Fees for trail rides are $25 per hour.
From journal Girls weekend in Vegas