Nestled in aspen and cottonwood on the West Fork of the Carson River, Blind Creek Ranch hosts half a mile of private river frontage through meadows and forests. This riverside camp is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts-- exclusive fishing on the property, plus hiking trails through its many meadows and springs. For cyclists, the 13.1 mile Diamond Valley Loop starts and ends at ou
Nestled in aspen and cottonwood on the West Fork of the Carson River, Blind Creek Ranch hosts half a mile of private river frontage through meadows and forests. This riverside camp is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts-- exclusive fishing on the property, plus hiking trails through its many meadows and springs. For cyclists, the 13.1 mile Diamond Valley Loop starts and ends at our doorstep. 30 minutes by auto to South Lake Tahoe or Kirkwood.
Blind Creek Ranch is located at the southern tip of the Carson Valley in California, just outside of Woodfords. Originally a riverside camp for Washo families traveling seasonally between from the Pine Nut Mountains in NV and Tahoe in CA. Many grindstones still exist from this era, and many Washo families still call Alpine County their home.
With the great migration westward in the 1850s, change came to the Carson Valley and the mining worlds along the Emigrant Trail. The alpine meadows along our property were developed by immigrants into fertile flood-irrigated pastureland by mule-dug diversions. Blind Creek Ranch was homesteaded by German Immigrants in the mid to late 1800s after the gold rush and subsequent migration booms. By the early 1920s, the Wennhold Brothers had built the property into what the Carson Valley Times called in 1924 a "model dairy," which operated up until the second world war. A barn fire, and changing times consolidated the property into larger local ranchers hands, who grazed the land for annually for summer feed. Currently the ranch serves as alpine summer pasture for local grass-fed cattle.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out Weeknight discount: 25% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Enjoy ride-up access to the Diamond Valley Loop, plus Ebbett's and Monitor passes. For Mountain Bikers, the South Lake Tahoe ba...Read more
Private access to numerous drops and pools on the forested and meadow-lined West Fork. The east end is perfect for casting a gr...Read more
Ample access to classic Alpine County hiking routes including the Pacific Crest Trail and associated networks off Carson Pass a...Read more
Woodfords Canyon is at your doorstep.
30 min to Kirkwood, 30 min. to Heavenly, 10 min to Hope Valley XC trail network in Alpine County, plus limitless acreage in th...Read more
Ask about our swimming hole, it is a short walk away but not for the faint of heart or foot!
Our property hosts an enormous variety of plant and animal species, since it is along a riparian transition zone between the Si...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Blind Creek Ranch in California.
Camp among the last Jeffrey Pines of the Sierra, or along a cottonwood corridor as the forest meets the Great Basin Sagebrush S...Read more
15 minutes to Grover Hot Springs in Markleeville., and a good stopover portal for untold Eastern Sierra hot springs.
Mesa or canyon
Historically known as Voight Canyon, our ranch sits at the edge of the Sierra, with granite moraine deposits to the west, and v...Read more
5,000 feet of relief and awe-inspiring views as we look west up Cloudburst Canyon to the Sierra escarpment
At the east end of the property the West Fork hits the volcanic ridges to the east and bends north, emptying out into a pool th...Read more
We live in spring country, where the water decides to rise through fissures in the basement rock. Expect to see all manner of a...Read more
Blind Creek Ranch was originally homesteaded by German Immigrants in the late 1800s. By the early 1920s, the Wennhold Brothers ...Read more