Working at 4UR

February 16th, 2021 by 4URRanch

What It’s Like as a Seasonal Employee   Talk to any past staff member and you’ll hear things like “best summer of your life”, “lifelong friends”, and “outdoor recreation heaven” when they tell you about working at 4UR. While all of those things are true, they’re also a little vague. We’d like to offer you … Read More

Wildlife at 4UR

January 21st, 2021 by 4URRanch

  There are so many wonderful things about the place we call home. The most obvious is what you can see when you take a look around. There is clearly stunning scenery, but on top of that, we have some intriguing wildlife to view.  The Goose Creek valley is home to a wide array of … Read More

Tips for Preparing to Ride (Even if You Can’t Ride at Home)

December 14th, 2020 by 4URRanch

    We know that a lot of our guests look forward to horseback riding at 4UR. Some guests ride with us every year but aren’t able to ride at home. Many of our new guests have either never ridden before. Others haven’t ridden in a very long time. If you fall into one of … Read More

A Vacation for the Entire Family

March 31st, 2020 by 4URRanch

A Vacation for the Entire Family By AnnKate Sledd   Can you remember your favorite vacation? The excitement of waking up early, getting in the car, and heading out to a week of fun.  It’s something everyone, young or old, can identify with. A vacation at the 4UR is

A Guest Ranch for Riders of All Skill Levels

March 3rd, 2020 by 4URRanch

When we say we work at a “guest ranch”, the questions that follow vary from one end of the spectrum to the other. The questions and misconceptions are even more abundant when talking about the Horsemanship Program at 4UR. Most come in the form of inquiries about the horseback experience offered.  “Are you a ranch … Read More

Here’s How Mornings go for 4UR Ranch Wranglers

September 27th, 2019 by 4URRanch

       The mornings for wranglers at the 4UR Ranch are about as adventurous as you can imagine.  After a breakfast at the lodge they head down to the barn to prepare for the day ahead of them.   The next step is to walk into the near pasture, where several horses have been kept … Read More

What do the Horses do in the Winter?

February 19th, 2019 by 4URRanch

Year after year we receive the question of “What do you do with the horses during the winter?” Well besides playing intense games of speed chess, they stay out in the pastures and are a critical part of the work day at the 4UR! Here’s how the day goes: every

4UR Guest Ranch in the Off-Season

November 15th, 2018 by 4URRanch

    Throughout the season a question we receive rather frequently is: “What do you do during the winter?” Well the short answer is — a lot. During the off-season the 4UR Ranch adopts a whole different personality. Staff is reduced to just a handful; it almost, at times, can seem like the Overlook Hotel. … Read More

Sourdough at the 4UR Ranch!

May 9th, 2018 by 4URRanch

             During the off season this year, some of the 4UR kitchen staff spent time in the classroom. Chef Blake and Chef Liz spent a week in California at the San Francisco Baking Institute or SFBI.  Five days of their trip was spent at the SFBI’s Artisan II course where … Read More

The 4UR’s Efforts in Environmental Sustainability

April 10th, 2018 by 4URRanch

  Importance of Sustainability Sustainability at the 4UR Ranch is something we take seriously. We’re constantly looking for new ways we can reduce our footprint on our environment. The land and these resources are essential to preserve since it’s what makes this place so special for all of us. It provides us with all these … Read More

The 4UR Team Travels to Europe

February 28th, 2018 by 4URRanch

The 4UR Team Travels to Europe Early in the 2017 season some of the 4UR staff was pondering an adventurous way to spend the off-season.  Much thought was put into the scenery, the culture, and the history of their potential destination. Chef Blake Bond and Sous Chef Liz Wolfgang were essential in ensuring that the culinary … Read More

Love at the Ranch, Part II

February 16th, 2017 by 4URRanch

This Valentine’s Season at the 4UR Ranch leaves us thinking about some of the most recent couples that have fallen in love at the Ranch. Every year a new match seems to be made. This summer we will get two see two couples that met at the ranch celebrate their relationships with June weddings! Here … Read More