Focus Ranch was homesteaded in the 1890’s and until 2001, the original house hosted many visitors. After years of patching, painting and room overhauls, the cost of maintaining structural integrity outweighed the benefits. In 2002, work began on replacing the old log house with a new 4000 square foot lodge, also log. The construction was completed in 2003 and the front doors were opened to guests that spring.
The Ranch House downstairs is open and spacious. The living room with fireplace is on one side and the dining area, that accommodates approximately 30 people or more for reunions and meetings, is on the opposite side. It is open at all times. Coffee and hot water for tea and cocoa are available throughout the day. A piano attracts many to play a tune and often-local talent provides the evening entertainment.
- Capacity: 22; larger capacity if one group ;
- Rooms are cleaned daily.
The Focus Ranch meals are home-cooked, whole-some and meant to satisfy the hungry appetite. Our breads and pastries are freshly baked. The menu has variety to meet a variety of tastes. We prepare well-balanced meals, much like you would see at a family style restaurant and serve these meals buffet style. Fresh fruits and vegetables add to the quality. We can provide for most dietary needs with advance notice. Our smaller guest capacity allows us to tailor the weekly meal plan to the guests.
Meals, with some exceptions, are on a schedule: 7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. For those who will be gone for the day fishing, riding, hiking or whatever, we provide a hearty sack lunch.
The cook-out across the Little Snake River on Saturday night puts the finishing touch on the week’s stay.