Rejuvenate your Mind, Body and Soul on a Wellness Ranch Vacation


  • Established

    1883. Guest ranch since 2017
  • Owner

    Dr. Scott Campbell and Mrs. Sandy Campbell
  • Tel

  • Open

    All year
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    $219 - $349
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

  • Minimum Stay

    1 day
  • Maximum Guests

  • Works with travel agents?

  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery, Large family reunions, Corporate Retreats, Weddings
  • Memberships

    Andrew Harper, International Association of Golf Tour Operators, Oregon Golf Association, Idaho Golf Association, Pacific Northwest Golf Association, Oregon Beef Council, Harney County Chamber of Commerce
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Welcome to the Retreat, Links & Spa at Silvies Valley Ranch. Located in Eastern Oregon on 150,000 acres of scenic terrain, this unique Ranch & Resort features fishing, shooting ranges, horse back riding, Razor tours of the ranch, hiking, biking and a wide assortment of other activities.

Silvies is also well-known for an incomparable golf experience for players of every skill level, with four award-winning courses. The reversible Hankins and Craddock Courses, are both ranked in Golfweek's top 50 in the USA. There is the stunning Chief Egan's Par 3 course and McVeigh's Gauntlet which was named the 'Best New Golf Experience in 2018' by Golf Magazine.

The Rocking Heart Spa is 17,000 square feet and has every amenity and spa treatment available, including an indoor pool, rock climbing wall and fitness room.

The luxurious western-themed accomodations include eight two-bedroom spacious Cabin Suites, nine double King Ranch House Suites and nine single King Ranch Suites.

The gourmet kitchen in the Lodge serves our best certified organic, grass-fed beef and Chevon (goat), with local Oregon-sourced vegetables. In the Saloon, you can sample our collection of 110 different Scotches and 50 other whiskeys, plus an extensive wine list. Silvies is proud to being recognised as one of Conde Nast's Top 10 Resorts.

Good time to go

The Ranch is open year-round with the primary season being May through October.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 14 and over

We have a wide variety of activities and games suitable for children ages 14 and over.

Minimum age children can ride

14 and over


hiking, biking, picnics, outdoor play area, campouts, shooting, fishing, hunting for arrowheads


board games, horseshoes, badminton, ping pong, pool table

Baby Sitting

Hourly cost $N/A.

Environmental & Social Practices


We judge our quality by the strength and length of our relationships. We use resources to the fullest extent, waste nothing and do only what we can do best. As individuals we demand total responsibility from ourselves.

Respecting and protecting our environment is key. Caring for the wildlife and our livestock in ways that improve their lives and improve the health of their population for the future is vitally important.

After a multi-year recovery plan, in 2017 the dream of sharing this treasured area of the country with others became a reality with the opening of our eco-friendly guest ranch and resort.


Most of the Team Members working at Silvies are from the surrounding communities. The economic boast to the area has been vital to the growth of the community.

Silvies is known for conducting fundraisers to benefit specific causes for the local community. In addition, the Gallery Gift Shop at Silvies carries the work of local artists without taking a percentage of their sales.

In addition, there are well-established and expanding working internship programs for students from Oregon State University, including animal and range science, wildlife, fisheries, hotel and restaurant management, turf grass and other areas of the ranch operations.


The Recovery Plan at Silvies included the acquisition and development of more and better habitat for wildlife, livestock and ranching techniques.

Over 50-miles of stream restoration occurred which created rich soil in our meadows and brought an abundance of healthy wildlife back to the Ranch. Rivers and streams are restocked. All real estate is run by solar power.

Ranch History

The first homes in the Silvies Valley were built about 6000 B.C. by newly-arrived Native Americans.

Fast-forward to 1883 when Silvies Valley Ranch was homesteaded and the first water rights patented. Eventually, 70 families occupied the valley with the Hankins and Craddock families becoming dominant.

Two of our championship golf course are named after the families with the homesteads being preserved. Horses, hogs, sheep, cattle, hay, lumber, rye (for whiskey) and crabapples were some of the products raised in the valley.

In 2007, the Silvies Valley Ranch (which had been renamed the Ponderosa Ranch) was purchased by Silvies Valley Ranch L.L.C., a private company founded by the Campbell family – a family with pioneer roots in Eastern Oregon. The name of the ranch was immediately returned to its historic name of Silvies Valley Ranch.

Today, the Ranch is made up of 150,000 acres. Of the 60 square miles of deeded property, there are over 6,000 acres of mountain meadows, 14,000 acres of Ponderosa Pine forest, 20 miles of Silvies River, over 20 creeks, our own special cattle (5,000) and American Range Goats (4,000) and an abundance of wildlife.


  • Enjoy

    Gourmet, Ranch-style, Health oriented
  • Meals served

    family style, buffet style, everyone eats together, scheduled meals
  • Alcohol

    available for purchase, wine cellar
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (casual attire), bar & grille, lounge, in-room dining, private dinners
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch-raised beef, locally grown produce, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts

We serve 'Ranch to Table' Blue Mountain cuisine and being a cattle and goat ranch, red meat dominates our menu.

The kitchen serves the best certified organic, grass-fed beef and Chevon from the ranch, along with ranch-grown herbs and local Oregon-sourced vegetables.

All bread is sourdough, made on the ranch from a 100-year old family starter. We are also very good at vegetarian and happy to accommodate other special needs with delicious options when notified in advance.

Guest Favourites

  • The 100-year old sourdough family recipe has been called the best in the world! Guests enjoy our cooking classes where they can learn the fine art of bread-making.
  • Our Scotch and wine tasting classes are a big favorites of our guests. Learning which wines go best with our ranch-raised beef and Chevon is conducted by highly experienced team members.
  • Guests enjoy knowing that all of the beef and Chevon (goat) served is raised here on the Ranch.


  • Address

    10000 Rendezvous Ln
  • Remote Location

  • Elevation

    4700 ft. ft
  • Private Land

    more than 50k acres
  • Public Land

    more than 50k acres

Nearest Town - Burns

Burns has a population of 3000 (approx), and is situated 35-miles miles / 45 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in Burns include: grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, hospital, bank, atm, gas station, museum.

For shopping Burns offers: small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops.

Ranch shuttle

Yes, for local arrival pickups.

Rental car


Nearest Airports

Boise, Idaho , Boise


210 miles / 2 hours 30 mins


Delta, United, Horizon, Alaska, American Airlines, Southwest, Frontier

Ranch shuttle

Yes, call for details

Rental car


Redmond, Oregon, Redmond


170 miles miles / 3 hours


Delta, United, Horizon, Alaska, American Airlines, Private planes only

Ranch shuttle

Call for details.

Private Air Travel

Nearest location(s)


Travel by

Helicopter, Airplane


on site miles

Ranch shuttle

Yes, complimentary


  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate
  • Most riders are

  • Rides are grouped by

    Ability, Pace of Ride, Rides tailored to guest requests, Families ride together
  • Max riders per ride

  • Wranglers per ride

  • Pace of ride

  • Guest Horses

  • Horse Types

    Quarterhorse, Draft, Draft Cross, Paints, Geldings, Mares
  • Hours in the saddle

    Morning - 2 hours
    Afternoon - 2 hours

The Setting

Private Land (more than 50k acres)

Elevation changes from 4,700 feet to 5,500 feet. Silvies Ranch is surrounded by the Malheur National Forest.

Public Land (more than 50k acres)

Our Riding

Riding considerations

no riding experience needed, We recommend a good level of physical fitness, Riders should be confident without a wrangler by their side

Why our riding stands out

  • The Rangers who accompany guests are extremely qualified horsemen and women, with many years of experience.
  • All of the Ranch's horses are trained and gentle.
  • The trails offer stunning views of the 150,000 acre ranch. We have designated trails that provide options for all skill levels.

Riding Lessons


lessons are additional

Given by



on the trail, in the arena

Cattle work - pasture gathers




Guests watch

Branding work


Mar, Apr, May


Guests watch, Guests participate

Arena Work


professional rodeo arena


roping from the ground


  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    $219 - $349
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

  • Minimum Stay

    1 day
  • Preferred Arrival Day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred Departure Day

    Any day is fine
  • Style of accommodation

    Western rustic chic, Luxury 5-Star
  • Packages available

    2 night, 3 night, 4 night, 5 night, 6 night, 1 week, 8 night, 9 night, 10 night, 2 week
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Silvies Valley Ranch can cater for up to 100 guests. Accommodation includes Cabins and Campings. See below for details and indicative rates.

Cabin | Log Cabin Suites, Double King Ranch House Mini-suites, and Single King Ranch House Mini-suites

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

Summer: $329 - $800
Winter: $149 - $599
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Rates (Additional Info)

Inclusive Packages are available that include golf, spa, and ranch experiences. Please inquire. 

Minimum Stay

2 nights


Our spacious and luxurious Log Cabin Cabin accommodations each have two king bedrooms with private bathroom, a large Great Room with fireplace 2 1/2 bathrooms with large high definition TV, hot tub on a private deck and distant views across the ranch. Can be rented as a Log Cabin Suite with one King Bedroom and the Great Room.

Our Ranch House Mini-suites have either one or two king beds, with two flat screen TVs, a small kitchenette and large bathrooms with walk-in showers and bath tubs.  




Private bathroom


safe, mini-bar, fridge, microwave, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning


tv, cable / satellite tv, hot tub

Camping | RV Park

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

1 night


Our new RV Park is located in a private setting less than a 1/2 mile from the main lodge. Hook up is available for $85 a day.  

Booking Policy

50% deposit is required.



Only a tax for lodging.


Silvies has a NO tipping policy.


Massages are offered and can be included in an all-inclusive package.


Yoga retreats and private instruction available.

Guided Fly Fishing

Guided fishing excursions are offered and can be included in an all-inclusive package.


Other ranch experiences besides golf, spa treatments and fishing include horseback riding, Razor tours of the ranch, mountain biking, hiking and a wide variety of other ranch activities.


  • You can borrow

    Cowboy boots, Riding helmets
  • Communications

    Wireless Internet/Wifi.
  • Business Services

    Conference center, computer and fax hookups, printers, Private dining area for business functions.



Western attire, golf attire and items to pamper yourself with can be found in our Gallery, Spa and Pro Shop. 

Outdoor Activities

mountain biking, Yoga, Golf - 9 hole course, Golf - 18 hole course, wagon rides, ATV Rentals - guided, bird watching, Shooting - wing

Water based Activities

indoor pool, hot tub


relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, rock treatments, couples massage, manicures, facials, pedicures

Winter Activities

cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, winter ice fishing

Fishing & Wildlife

The Rainbow and Steelhead Trout are awesome!

Fishing on offer

spin, stocked pond, lake, stream, equipment available, guided inclusive, guided non-inclusive, unguided, instruction available, BYO equipment


On the Ranch we have 160 species of birds and an abundance of antelope, mule deer and elk. One can occasionally see black bear, coyotes and other wildlife.

Additional Services

Corporate Retreats

For groups of 20-30.

Silvies offers wonderful conference room facilities for our corporate clients. Audio and visual equipment is provided, food and beverage services are offered.


We can cater for groups of 75-100.

In order to protect a positive experience for our guests, weddings are considered in April through mid-May and mid-September through October.

Local Attractions

The town of John Day

John Day is known for their local artists, antique stores and two local museums. The Kam Wah Chung Museum is a national historic landmark preserving the Chinese culture that helped John Day prosper in the early days.

In addition, there is the Rodeo Museum depicting the Wild West.  


35 miles miles / 45 mins

Ranch shuttle



  • The Retreat, Links & Spa at Silvies Valley Ranch prides itself on being an eco ranch, and as well as being a wonderful place to ride and enjoy nature, it's also a golfer's paradise!
  • The Links at Silvies Valley Ranch is home to four unique, award-winning and sustainable golf courses, one of which is the first reversible course built in 450 years
  • Even if you don't play golf, there are so many activities on offer, including authentic Western experiences, Scotch and wine tasting, a spa, climbing wall – and even goat herding!
  • The kitchen serves the best certified organic, grass-fed beef and Chevon from the ranch, along with ranch-grown herbs and local Oregon-sourced vegetables. All bread is sourdough, made on the ranch from a 100-year old family starter!


  • Do bear in mind that as they are primarily a beef and goat ranch, the menu is ultimately red-meat focused, however they will happily cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements.
  • As the golf here is so good, you might not see your golf-loving partner too often!

Visitor Reviews

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Retreat training dude ranch family fun

First this place is great to fly into as it is off Oregon’s beaten path that said they try to accolade you with everything you could possibly want. 7 course dining. Imaginative bar drinks pool table activities all over the ranch biking; razor tour, spa, golfing, horses, goat caddies. Love Bruce the goat

5 stars

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