Canyon River Ranch
The History of Canyon River Ranch:
This property has been a destination of one sort or another in the middle of the canyon since the 1930's when it was a social club (complete with food, drink, and dancing) known as the Lattice Inn. Prior to our ownership, it was Red's Riverview Campground. We purchased the property from longtime owner Sharen Larson and her husband Loman Blankenship (aka Red). It was important to them that the property remain an operating business that provides good services instead of a personal private cabin. Our goal was to provide the infrastructure to support recreation in the Yakima canyon. This scope included the retail shop and services, lodging, and food service. We began planning in 2002, and completed permitting and began construction on the lodge a full 5 years later in 2007.
The lodge was completed in August 2009. Timing with the real estate market could have been better, but we made the most of it. We put our best foot forward in the face of the recession, and built a strong brand with a loyal following. Since then Canyon River Ranch has become the premier resort destination in Central Washington.
We are very proud of this project, and all 3 original partners (Anthony Robins, Richard Leider, and Steve Joyce) remain fully involved today. We are excited to complete this final sales phase, which is now underway. In the end, with just 80 total owners (60 lodge shares and 20 cabins) Canyon River Ranch is a small community, really a club. The owners here are a special group of people who enjoy the peaceful solitude of the canyon, the amenities of the property, and the camaraderie of this community.
CRR in the News:
Canyon River Ranch has been featured in many different venues since opening. Numerous articles and TV shows have been created featuring Canyon River Ranch with topics ranging from fly fishing and wing shooting to fine food and lodging. Here are just a few of the highlights:
A recent Yakima Magazine article about Canyon River Ranch: CLICK
A great article by an awesome couple taking a mini vacation: CLICK
Drift boat, bird dogs, and shot guns - Yakima Canyon Cast N Blast: CLICK
Trout TV Episode with Red's on the Yakima: CLICK