If you are looking for a true, authentic and relaxed western ranch adventure, 110 year old Bull Hill Ranch is your premiere destination! Completely staffed and catered to by 4th generation ranch family members, guests don't want to leave and most have abandoned other vacation destinations to visit Bull Hill year after year! From the mouths of our guests, "This is not a vacation, it is a physical and emotional reconnection to one's soul."

Nestled high in the mountains in the northeastern corner of Washington state, sits Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Founded in 1903, Bull Hill is part of a working cattle ranch encompassing more than 50,000 acres of lush mountain landscapes.

This premier destination combines all the wild and untouched beauty of the mountains, meadows, forests, river, lakes and streams with the warm and comfortable amenities of home. Forget all the turbulence of daily life and begin an adventure of a lifetime. Experience trail rides or cattle drives with breathtaking panoramas or go off trail and explore uncharted territory for a truly unforgettable experience.

Our rates are all inclusive - Cattle drives from our northern pasture near the Canadian border, fly fishing for Rainbow Trout on our private lake, boating, trap shooting, bird and wildlife viewing, mountain biking, western dancing, horseshoes, scavenger hunts, hearty meals, and beverage service are among some of the offerings included at Bull Hill.

After a long day of play and adventure you can relax and literally “look down” on the world below or engage in storytelling and conversation at the cookhouse or bar. Others may enjoy a late afternoon soak in the hot tub and an evening around the campfire.
 

Our family atmosphere is second to none as you arrive as a stranger and leave as family! 

Good to know

  • Works with travel agents?

    no
  • Belongs to

    Gene Kilgore 2014 World's Best Ranches, Best Northwest Escapes, DudeRanch.com Signature Awards
  • Good time to go

    Pick your favorite season and that is the best time to visit Bull Hill! One popular season is in early summer when wild baby animals are abundant and wild flowers are vibrant. Another favorite season is in the late summer/fall. This is when our round-up is starting, colors are changing, and the weather is pleasant.

Lowdown

  • Owner(s)

    Pete & Patsy Guglielmino
  • Manager(s)

    Brent Beardslee
  • Address

    3738 Bull Hill Road, Kettle Falls, Washington, USA, 99141
  • Tel

    (509) 732-1171 or 1-877-285-5445
  • Fax

    (509) 732-1171
  • Capacity

    40
  • Open

    May-Nov - view details
  • Nightly rate

    $195-240 - view details
  • Ranch Type

    Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Authentic, Hands-On
  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages

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Highs

  • Diverse horseback riding experiences and adventures. Quality riding experience encompasses healthy, athletic and well-trained horses, saddles and tack, experienced wranglers and breathtaking trails for riders of all ability levels
  • Exceptionally genuine and friendly atmosphere. 4th generation (110 year) family owned and staffed working cattle ranch. You will come back year after year feeling like family
  • Very relaxed atmosphere and highly accommodating. Just ask and they strive to accommodate
  • Grand scenery. Once you arrive at the ranch, which sits atop a hill, you will be in complete awe by the majestic landscape. As if a painter had painted the landscape perfectly
  • You ride through the most diverse landscapes on just one ride: mountain, river, lake, stream, valley; Excellent fly fishing on the ranch's private lake

Lows

  • Most of the cabins are rustic, but again, lends to the natural experience as this is still an authentic family owned cattle ranch
 

Summer Season Rates & Booking

  • Open

    May-Nov
  • Nightly rate

    $195-240   view details on lodging rates
  • Nightly rate (non-rider)

    $120-150
  • Nightly rate (children)

    $130-140
  • Minimum stay

    2 days
  • Preferred arrival day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred depart day

    Any day is fine
  • Booking Policy

  • Deposits are non-refundable. They may be transferred to a future date if a 45 day lead-time in given. If reservation is canceled less than 45 days to arrival date, the deposit will be forfeited. We accept personal checks, Visa or MasterCard.
  • Included in your stay

  • meals, activities, lodging, Riding, Trap shooting, beer/wine/spirits, boat usage, riding lessons
  • Extras

  • Tax

    Washington state and local county sales taxes are not included
  • Gratuity

    Appreciated but not required or included in rates
  • Massage

    Available at ranch, upon request
  • Other

    Guided river fishing charters, facials

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg Temp (°F):

25.530.339.348.756.963.3757765483627

Avg Rainfall (in):

2.061.51.611.672.152.391.41.011.181.292.122.43

Lowdown

  • Elevation

    3,200 ft.
  • Remote Location

 

Nearest Airports

  • Spokane International Airport, Spokane, WA

  • Nearest town / city

    Spokane, WA
  • Distance to ranch

    116 miles
  • Time to ranch

    2 hours 15 mins
  • Airlines

    Delta, United, Horizon, Northwest, Alaska
  • Rental car

    Required
  • Colville Municipal Airport, Colville, WA

  • Nearest town / city

    Colville, WA
  • Distance to ranch

    35 miles
  • Time to ranch

    45 mins
  • Airlines

    Private/small planes only

Private Air travel

  • Nearest town / city

    3712 Northport Flat Creek Rd.
  • Travel by

    Helicopter, Airplane
  • Distance to ranch

    5 miles

Nearest Town / City

  • Kettle Falls, WA

  • Population

    1,597
  • Distance

    27 miles
  • Time from ranch

    30 mins
  • Facilities

    grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, bank, atm, gas station, museum
  • Shopping

    small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, western wear
 

Our riding stands out

  • Challenging rides for experienced riders
  • Extremely well trained horses
  • Freedom to experience different terrain and participate in cattle drives

Our horses

  • guest horses

    42
  • horse types

    Quarterhorse, Draft Cross, Paints, Geldings, Mares

Our Riding

  • Guided rides

    All rides are lead by one or two wranglers. Ride departure time, length, difficulty and location is based upon guest requests, combined with our wranglers knowledge of the land and the many beautiful hidden viewpoints.

Good to know

  • Riding considerations

    250-300 lbs, no riding experience needed, We recommend a good level of physical fitness, We consider height and athletic ability as well as a guest's weight
  • Saddles

    Western

Lowdown

  • Type of riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Intermediate
  • Rides are grouped by

    Ability, Pace of Ride, Rides tailored to guest requests, Rides dictated by ranch work, Families Ride Together
  • Ride groupings are first determined by guest request.
  • Max riders per ride

    8
  • Wranglers per ride

    2
  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope

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You'll enjoy

  • hours in the Saddle

    Morning - 3 hours, Afternoon - 3 hours, Evening - n/a
  • Ride length is based upon guest requests. All day rides with packed lunches are also available for guests, upon request.
  • Riding

    Openly through property
 

Riding Lessons

  • Details

    lessons come with package, basic riding lessons
  • Lessons given by

    wrangler, horse trainer, ranch owner or manager
  • Lessons located

    on the trail

Cattle work - pasture gathers

  • When

    May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
  • Frequency

    On Request
  • No. of yearlings

    600
  • Interaction

    Guests participate
  • Guest surveys reveal that our cattle round-ups are on the top of the list of favorite adventures.

Pack Trips

  • Details

    day trips

Setting

  • Private Land - 5000-10000 (acres)

  • Public Land - more than 50k (acres)

Bull Hill proudly offers genuine western home-style cuisine using fresh, premium, high quality meats and produce. Homemade desserts and pies are also a specialty. All meals are served family-style via an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Guests with special dietary needs or restrictions will enjoy tasty, tailor-made dishes to accommodate special requests.

All Beer, wine and spirits are complimentary; however, guests can BYOB if they desire. Bull Hill's staff strives to cater to guests with special beverage preferences and to have requests available upon arrival.

Iced tea, lemonade, and chilled lemon water are also available throughout the day. 

All food and beverage are inclusive in guests' daily rate.


 

Personalized services

Guests can choose menu, request favorite wine on-hand, request specific soda/non-alcoholic drinks

Good to know

Alcohol

wine provided with dinner

Snacking

Stocked refrigerator, BYO snack

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Ranch-style
  • Meals served

    family style, buffet style, meals roll with days activities, everyone eats together, scheduled meals
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (casual attire)
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch garden, organic produce, locally grown produce, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for include

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, other

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Guest Favorites

  • Brisket Dinner
  • Mexican Dinner
  • Prime Rib Dinner

Wine List Sample

  • 14 Hands
  • Columbia Crest
  • Clos Du Bois
 

Your Chef

  • Your dedicated chef is Chris Monroe & Mitch Hendrick

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 5 and over



Bull Hill encourages children to participate in all aspects of ranch life. Youngsters are welcomed to become one of the wrangler crew by helping brush, feed and prepare the horses for riding with the wranglers.

Whether children are beginning or accomplished riders, Bull Hill ensures that children improve their riding skills during their stay. For beginning riders, private riding lessons are available while more advanced riders are encouraged to take part in challenging rides, including cattle drives.

Fishing and swimming are other popular daytime activities while campfires and enjoying s’mores under the stars offers fun evening excitement.

Nearby "Mooreville" and Crown Creek Saloon is a fun afternoon destination for both children and adults. A mini replica of an old western town, adults can relax with a cold drink in the saloon while the youngsters watch a movie in the "Diamond Movie Theater", complete with popcorn and candy.

Detailed Activities

  • Activities

    Swimming and fishing at our private lake, trips to Crown Creek Saloon & old west movie theater, nightly campfires and s'mores
  • Games

    board games, horseshoes, card games
  • Riding based activities

    animal care, horse care, pony rides, trail riding, helping wranglers grain and prepare horses for trail rides in the barn

Bull Hill Guest Ranch, located in northeastern Washington State, sits at the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains near British Columbia, Canada. Sweeping panoramic views of neighboring Idaho, Lake Roosevelt and Canada provide a backdrop setting that is one of the most picturesque in the Pacific Northwest.

Opened in 1995, Bull Hill Guest Ranch is part of a large working cattle ranch that dates back to 1903. Rich in history and tradition, the ranch today has become a favored destination for families, corporate retreats and the outdoor adventurer who is looking for authentic western living amidst the tall pines and cedars. It is especially noted for its award-winning horseback riding, flyfishing and warm hospitality.

Lowdown

  • Ranch established

    1903
  • Guest ranch since

    1995
  • Ranchers for

    4th generations

Our Staff

  • Friendly and sociable
  • Respectful and helpful
  • Take enjoyment in work
  • We have 5 wranglers on our staff, aged 23 to 50

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Owner Pete Guglielmino

Owner Info

  • Owner - Pete & Patsy Guglielmino

  • Languages spoken

    english
  • Pete Guglielmino, along with his wife Patsy, have owned, lived on and managed the cattle, and later, guest ranch operations since 1981, after graduating from Eastern Washington University. Pete is a licensed aircraft pilot, professional horse trainer and fly fishing/hunting guide. Pete proudly served as the past President of the WCA (Washington Cattlemen's Association) and currently serves on the National Cattlemen’s Beef Board.  Pete and Patsy and their three children, Tucker, Hunter and Kassie have worked together as a family on the ranch to farm, wrangle, serve and host the guests who visit the ranch.

     

     

     

Our Managers

  • Manager - Brent Beardslee

  • Hometown

    Kettle Falls, WA
  • With ranch since

    1998
  • Languages spoken

    english
  • Brent Beardslee, nephew of the Guglielmino family, joined the family ranch operation in 1998 as Ranch Manager, after graduating from Washington State University. Brent assists with the daily operations of the guest ranch, assuring a quality stay for every guest. Brent, his wife Carrie, and their three young children, Joe, Pete and Kate join with the Guglielmino family to welcome our guests. 

     

     

     

     

     

Our Wranglers

  • Wrangler - Tucker Guglielmino

  • Age

    24
  • Hometown

    Northport, WA
  • Languages spoken

    english
  • Tucker ensures that guests experience adventure. He is helpful, patient and kind. Tucker is great with children. He is also a professional horse trainer.
  • Wrangler - Joe Guglielmino

  • Age

    50
  • Hometown

    Northport, WA
  • Languages spoken

    english
  • Joe is positive, patient and a man of few words.

Rooms & Rates

  • Room type | nameSummer ratesWinter rates

  • Cabin | Bullagio$290-$310n/a

    • Description

      This 1,200 s.f. Deluxe Cabin is nicknamed "Bullagio" for its luxury accommodations and private driveway. Bullagio is a large, spacious, two-story, deluxe "cabin". It sits on the highest point of the guest ranch grounds offering unmatched views of sunrises and sunsets. Bullagio comprises three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchenette and washer/dryer and wrap-around deck.
    • Rooms

      3
    • Max occupancy

      6
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      fridge, microwave, seating area, washer / dryer
  • Cabin | Lonestar$290-$310n/a

    • Description

      Our newest addition, named "Lonestar" for our friends in Texas, has similar amenities as "Bullagio" but on a single level. Lonestar boasts 1,200 s.f., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchenette, laundry room, air-conditioning, a spa-style door-less shower in the master bath and a wrap-around deck overlooking the horse barn and breathtaking views of the mountains and valley.
    • Rooms

      3
    • Max occupancy

      6
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      fridge, microwave, seating area, air conditioning, washer / dryer
  • Cabin | Virginian$220-$240n/a

    • Description

      The 760 s.f. Ranch Cabins are your lodging facilities at Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Strategically located in a private setting against a backdrop of cedars, cottonwoods or aspens, the seven cabins, with no two being alike, are decorated in a rustic western theme. Ranch Cabins have one bathroom with beds on the main floor and in the sleeping loft.
    • Rooms

      2
    • Max occupancy

      6
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      seating area, wood fireplace
  • Cabin | Ponderosa$220-$240n/a

    • Description

      The Ranch Cabins are your lodging facilities at Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Strategically located in a private setting against a backdrop of cedars, cottonwoods or aspens, the seven cabins, with no two being alike, are decorated in a rustic western theme. Ranch Cabins have one bathroom with beds on the main floor and in the sleeping loft.
    • Rooms

      2
    • Max occupancy

      6
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      seating area, wood fireplace
  • Cabin | Lonesome Dove$220-$240n/a

    • Description

      The Ranch Cabins are your lodging facilities at Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Strategically located in a private setting against a backdrop of cedars, cottonwoods or aspens, the seven cabins, with no two being alike, are decorated in a rustic western theme. Ranch Cabins have one bathroom with beds on the main floor and in the sleeping loft.
    • Rooms

      2
    • Max occupancy

      6
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      seating area, wood fireplace
  • Cabin | Rawhide$220-$240n/a

    • Description

      The Ranch Cabins are your lodging facilities at Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Strategically located in a private setting against a backdrop of cedars, cottonwoods or aspens, the seven cabins, with no two being alike, are decorated in a rustic western theme. Ranch Cabins have one bathroom with beds on the main floor and in the sleeping loft.
    • Rooms

      2
    • Max occupancy

      6
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      seating area, wood fireplace
  • Cabin | Rifleman$220-$240n/a

    • Description

      The Ranch Cabins are your lodging facilities at Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Strategically located in a private setting against a backdrop of cedars, cottonwoods or aspens, the seven cabins, with no two being alike, are decorated in a rustic western theme. Ranch Cabins have one bathroom with beds on the main floor and in the sleeping loft.
    • Rooms

      2
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      seating area, wood fireplace
  • Cabin | Maverick$220-$240n/a

    • Description

      The Ranch Cabins are your lodging facilities at Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Strategically located in a private setting against a backdrop of cedars, cottonwoods or aspens, the seven cabins, with no two being alike, are decorated in a rustic western theme. Ranch Cabins have one bathroom with beds on the main floor and in the sleeping loft.
    • Rooms

      2
    • Max occupancy

      6
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      seating area, wood fireplace
  • Cabin | Gunsmoke$220-$240n/a

    • Description

      The Ranch Cabins are your lodging facilities at Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Strategically located in a private setting against a backdrop of cedars, cottonwoods or aspens, the seven cabins, with no two being alike, are decorated in a rustic western theme. Ranch Cabins have one bathroom with beds on the main floor and in the sleeping loft.
    • Rooms

      2
    • Max occupancy

      6
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      seating area, wood fireplace
  • Luxury Tent | Lakota$195-$215n/a

    • Description

      Our tent cabins bring back a tradition that began when Bull Hill Guest Ranch first opened in 1995. Situated near our "Shower House", where the two private baths are located. This "camp" site takes one back to the days of luxury lodging in Yellowstone or Glacier National Parks. Fully furnished and wired for electricity, these cabins provide a connection with the great outdoors that our other lodging just can't duplicate. Expansive, covered front porches with lodge-pole railing, provide sweeping views of the surrounding countryside and river.
    • Rooms

      1
    • Max occupancy

      4
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      seating area
  • Luxury Tent | Laredo$195-$215n/a

    • Description

      Our tent cabins bring back a tradition that began when Bull Hill Guest Ranch first opened in 1995. Situated near our "Shower House", where the two private baths are located, this "camp" site takes one back to the days of luxury lodging in Yellowstone or Glacier National Parks. Fully furnished and wired for electricity, these cabins provide a connection with the great outdoors that our other lodging just can't duplicate. Expansive, covered front porches with lodge-pole railing, provide sweeping views of the surrounding countryside and river.
    • Rooms

      1
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      3 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      seating area
  • House | The Homestead$0$375-$350

    • Description

      The newly renovated log Homestead comes complete with a full kitchen, two bathrooms, laundry room and living and dining rooms. A wood burning stove offers a cozy centerpiece and retreat from the cold weather outdoors. The second floor houses three bedrooms and a bathroom. All bedrooms offer amazing views from different directions allowing you to peer north into Canada and the foothills of the Rockies or over across the neighboring mountains, Lake Roosevelt and valleys below. The Homestead is available November through April.
    • Rooms

      3
    • Max occupancy

      6
    • Prices listed are

      per room / accommodation
    • Minimum stay

      5 nights
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      fridge, microwave, seating area, wood fireplace, washer / dryer

Services

Communications

  • wireless internet
  • telephone
  • Cell Networks

    • AT&T
    • verizon

Additional Services

  • Spa

    relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, facials.
  • Corporate Retreats

    For groups of 40-50. Groups of 20+ people; 10% discount.
  • Weddings

    We can cater for groups of 75-100. Weddings must book the entire guest ranch. Bull Hill can recommend photographers, florests, etc.

Onsite

Shopping

  • There is a ranch gift shop, which provides Bull Hill logo merchandise and sundries for purchase.

Outdoor Activities

  • mountain biking
  • Yoga
  • sporting clays
  • wagon rides
  • bird watching
  • Winery tours and tasting, hay rides with tractor, trapshooting, horseshoes, western dancing. Guests may bring their own ATV. ATV rides are unguided unless a guide is requested.

Water based Activities

  • hot tub
  • lake water sports
  • Private swimming & fishing lake (paddle and row boats provided)

Winter Activities  

  • cross-country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • down hill skiing
  • snowshoeing
  • Additional Activities

    • Winery tours, nightly campfires, day rides with pack lunch to Lake Roosevelt, rides to nearby old western town with saloon and movie theater (kid friendly), live band, western dancing.

Good to know

  • You can borrow

    Riding helmets, Saddle bags, Rain coats
 

Fishing & Wildlife

  • Fishing

  • Types of fishing

    spin, fly, river, stocked pond, lake, guided non-inclusive, unguided, BYO equipment
  • Ansaldo Lake is privately owned by the Guglielminos and is reserved exclusively for Bull Hill Guest Ranch. Our lake is approximately 20 acres in size, and stocked with rainbow trout. It is a natural spring fed lake, dating back to prehistoric times. Don and Pete's great grandfather, Peter Ansaldo, staked his claim on the lake property as his original homestead in 1903 when he immigrated to this country from Italy. The ranch was passed down through four generations, and is enjoyed today by visitors nation-wide as a favored destination for mountain fly fishing.

    A catch and release policy and limited access to only ranch clientele makes this an ideal sport fisherman's paradise. The feisty trout weigh up to 10 lbs and early evening hatches provide great opportunities for dry-fly casting either from the dock or boat. The shoreline is lined with reeds and is not appropriate for wading, however, it is an ideal lake for float tubing.

  • Wildlife and birding

  • Bear, Cougar, Bobcat, Lynx, Moose, Elk, Whitetail & Mule Deer, Wild Turkey, Eagles, Grouse, Painted Turtles, Hare, Wolves, Birds (water, meadow and mountain).

Offsite Activities

  • A rental car from Spokane, WA. is required. Guided fishing charters on the Upper Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt are offered at additional charge. Bull Hill is thirty minutes from Rossland, BC Canada (the home of Red Mountain Ski Resort).


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