You Will Never Want to Leave.
Few people in the world have ever been to a place like the Diamond Belle Ranch. One of nature’s crown jewels, first ranched over a century ago. Little has changed, everything has been lovingly maintained and we have been patiently waiting for you to visit.
- Complete seclusion.
- Complete privacy.
- Completely pristine.
The Belle is a whopping 767 acres of never logged, lovingly cultivated high alpine terrain, surrounded by Okanogan national forest holdings protecting it from incursion. Here you will find 360 degree views, deep evergreen forests, aspens and gentle slops bursting with wild flowers. What you won't find are internet, cell phone connections or neighbors.
Trophy Trout Walker Lake
Smack dab in the middle of this nature preserve is the 45 acre spring fed Walker Lake where guests can fly fish for trophy trout or walk the 5.5 mile shoreline trail for contemplation and communing with birds, deer and majestic evergreen trees.
Fed by fresh water shrimp, these fish grow big and feisty. It is a catch and release, fly fishing, barbless hook fishery, Walker Lake is a privately owned lake so no license is necessary. Non motorized boats are allowed.
Historic Wauconda Lodge
Sitting lightly on the shore is a majestic structure built over 75 years ago from old growth forest that surround the western shore. It first hosted guests in 1947 and has been lovingly maintained ever since to keep its original wild west charm. It is like stepping back in time. You will feel like you are in a classic western movie.
The fireplace in the great room is where guests congregate every night. Fishermen will boast of trophy trout, musicians will play guitars, and hikers will catalogue their finds as sly smiles dominate the room. Log beams, knotty pine paneling, deeply comfortable beds, and quality linens & towels are among the creature comforts provided.
- Bring Your family.
- Your Friends.
- Your Group.
- Your Wedding.
With 10 private bedrooms and 3 large common bathrooms, 23 guests can spend their time together far and away from civilization. The commercial kitchen and large communal dining room has enough space for a feast. The front deck is the perfect place to watch the stars, or you can lounge around the fire pit long into the night.
Center of the Universe
Diamond Belle is full of fun for folks who want to get away for a brand new experience. To be with family and friends. To forget their cares. Few have ever imagined that a place like the Belle existed and are warmed when experiencing the transformation that takes place here.
Native Americans revered this place before settlers arrived and protected it for millennia. Many guests come for a kind of energy center, deep healing, and rejuvenation as a result of disconnecting from the grind and reconnecting with greatness.
Churches, yoga retreats, personal counseling, team building, mediation and other thought filled groups return year after year.
Details: Bring your own food and supplies, plus a camera with telephoto lens as the Belle is in a flyway for bird watching. In winter bring heavy clothing so you can roam the country side. In summer bring sun screen but also warm clothes for chilly evenings, we are at 4,200 feet elevation.