|The sleigh rides are held at a local horse ranch that operates year round. |
Their specialty during the winter months are their sleigh rides that they offer.
They also have log cabins that can be rented and
horseback riding during the summer months.
|The lodge has a beautiful dining area where several times a year they have meals |
catered to the public along with a live band. It is a delightful venue
to just sit and look out the windows,
or cozy up to the fireplace.
|Fresh flowers in vintage mason jars adorned the "cowgirl" bathroom.|
|Delightful log cabin style architecture is golden, warm and cozy.|
|One could choose to sit outside, but I'm sure this is for the more balmy months of the year. |
Such a lovely view through the hand painted frosty windows.
|Various wild creatures were mounted on the walls, all of which had been hunted on the ranch property.|
|After our arrival and check-in, we wandered around the lodge enjoying the lovely ambience of the lodge.|
|The bright blue skies were a delight to see, and we were thrilled to be outside on such a gorgeous day.|
|Jack and Julie were patiently waiting for me to stop taking pictures, ha!|
|A picture of the sleigh just before we boarded.|
|This border collie appeared as if he wanted to follow us on the sleigh ride,|
but must have changed his mind, and decided to watch us instead.
|Soon everyone was boarded, and our wool blankets gathered warmly around us, |
and it was time for the sleigh ride to begin.
|The beauty of the forest enveloped us in its embrace as we listened to the singing jingle bells of the horses, |
and the rhythmic clip-clop of their feet.
|The quiet forest around us echoed with the sounds of our voices raised in praise to the Lord.|
|How did a 30 minute ride pass so quickly! Before we knew it, we were rounding the corner, |
and the horses picked up speed when the barn was in sight.
|A view of the lodge|
|One of the cabins on the property available to rent in the summer months.|
|One of fields on the property.|
|One of the many barns on the property.|
|As we left the ranch, our bellies were in favor of a visit to a local restaurant. On our drive down the mountain, |
we saw this beautiful barn with a barn quilt on it.
|Such a lovely barn quilt, makes me want to have a red barn |
so I can hang a barn quilt on it!
|A wonderful way to finish up our exciting day was with sandwich and soup at a local restaurant.|
Enjoy this little video I made of some of the clips taken on our sleigh ride together.
Indeed this sleigh ride was a highlight to our winter here, to get out on such a beautiful day and just enjoy the company of other precious ladies and soak up the serene beauty of the forest to the tune of jingle bells and clip-clops! It was such a blessing from the Lord that we were given such a remarkable day to do this, because the rest of the week has been overcast, cloudy and rainy. Isn't the Lord good! We stand amazed at how He blesses us in ways we didn't even ask! My neighbor's mother can't stop talking about how much fun she had, and we were all so thankful that we were able to have this day of fellowship together. :)