Simply Stunning and Serene
Many years ago, a small group of people stumbled onto the Diamond Belle Ranch at Walker Lake and were instantly smitten, just as we were four decades ago. In fact, everyone who visits here is awed by the beauty, tranquility and spirit of the place.
Maybe, just maybe, it is the elevation of the property, which sits at a whopping 4,000 feet in the Okanogan Highlands.
Or maybe it is the pristine alpine lake situated just ever so perfectly in the center of a natural meadow and bowl area. It could not get any better.
Or maybe it is the lush, green grass on the meadow that rolls up and over the eastern rim, or the majestic Ponderosa and Tamarack evergreen trees spaced incredibly precisely around the south, west and north sides.People can't help but notice the old, almost ancient cabins of homesteaders who came here to farm, graze cattle and raise their families, We have taken extra care to leave them just as they were found, maintaining their original vintage look.
And we could not take our eyes off of the towering wilderness lodge, built in the style of America's national parks, that sits discretely back from the lake. Built in 1948, it has been beguiling visitors, as they sit and gaze at a landscape that inspires wonder and amazement.
At the center is our magnificient Great Room, with its towering fireplace, 30-foot ceilings and room for everyone in the family to relax, talk or sing along.
In addition to our 10 bedrooms that can house a total of 23 or more visitors, there are three large shared bedrooms, a large dining room and a semi-commercial kitchen fit to prepare feasts.
Every window in the lodge has a view of the lake, the mountains or meadows. Its like bringing the frontier into the home. These views will help draw you to our great outdoors where you can fish, row a boat, or hike the five miles around Walker Lake.
All the while you will be startled by the absolute quiet that exists here, like it once did everywhere. No neighbors, no roads, no traffic and only an occasionally plane flying miles above the earth.
While at the ranch, you may feel a little sorry for all those travellers high up in the air, stuffed into a small aluminum tube traveling so fast, when they could be visiting the Belle instead to rest, relax, rejuvenate and go far slower than ever before