Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Renovations, Remodels and A Lot of Paint!

    We were looking on craigslist for some great new wooden rocking chairs to put on the patios in the rooms and found some great chairs exactly like what we were looking for. When we went to pick them up at the lady's house it turns out she is a designer who specializes in a "rustic- log cabin" look. She offered to come out and take a look at Pine River Ranch and offer some advice. That's when the tornado of remodeling began!
    She went through all the rooms and gave us some fabulous ideas to remodel the rooms and add great personal touches to each room. Like the great river rock lamps we created and new bird watching guides and binoculars in each of the rooms. We've spent the last month collecting great pieces for each of the rooms and painting as fast as we can for the holiday season!
    My personal favorites are the flat screen TVs (who can argue with that! We do have about 150 DVDs here for people to watch when they stay, so now they can watch them on a great new TV) and the new sitting area in the main house. We brought in some new couches and chairs and great throw blankets to create a warm and inviting setting in front of the fireplace for people that want to come in and visit. Another favorite I am currently working on is the awesome new table that is going to be in the main house. I've found the wood from the property and am building a giant log table to seat up to 12 people. It is going to be great for weddings so we can serve breakfast family style and everyone can tell stories from the night before!
    Nicole, who maintains our website absolutely loves the new paint in all the rooms. It went from white to beautiful reds, greens and browns which really add a great touch to each room. She loves how the new rooms look on the website so far and can't wait to get up pictures once the remodel is done! Here's a quick Before & After sneak peak of the progress in the Nason Suite.

Well, I'd better get back to painting, sanding and staining if we want to get this all done before Christmas. Check back often for new updates on the remodel and I'll have some new specials posted sometime in January or February! Enjoy the holidays and the time you get to spend with your friends and family. To book a room visit us online at http://www.prranch.com/ So far the Nason, Natapoc, Chelan, Evergreen and Lodgepole all have new paint (even though all the pictures aren't updated) but changes have been made to all the rooms!


  1. Oh yah, if you want to look at the rooms check them out at:
    I guess I should make a plug here at the end huh!

  2. I stayed in one of the newly painted and remodeled rooms and it was awesome. So much better than before. I always thought Pine River Ranch was a great Bed and Breakfast but now its even more cozy and romantic. I love all the new furnishings, especially the rocking chairs and soaps and such. Check it out, well worth the stay.

  3. My fiance and I stayed in the Natapoc room the day after Christmas. I have to say how impressed we were with the beautiful and plush bedding, cozy atmosphere, and delicious breakfast. Tim and his gang really out do themselves! Matt proposed to me after dinner in Leavenworth that night. In the nick of time because we have started our wedding plans to marry in the barn at the ranch come August! Thank you again. As I said before...YOU GUYS MAKE THIS A FIVE STAR PLACE!!!!