Cattle Drives – Accommodations
The Dryhead Ranch was built in 1907 from logs brought down the canyon with teams of horses. Our original log bunkhouse, barn and cookhouse have been preserved and blended old with new to provide a comfy ranchy feel for our guests. When the Bassett family bought the ranch in 1989 we wanted to update and preserve the western look of the log building. The ranch was run down and unused for many years and our facelift at that time was major. Again in 2006 we made another big change in the bunkhouse when we added bathrooms and a wrap around porch so the breeze and shade would invite guests to sit and talk and enjoy the sound of the creek nearby.
There are 7 private bedrooms in the bunkhouse. Three upstairs and four downstairs. The rooms downstairs have queen log beds in each private room. Upstairs has private accommodations for groups or families with one room on the east with a view of the canyon. The whole east end was added in 2004 and finished in 2006 when we added two bathrooms that are easily accessed from the main wrap around porch. Each room has it’s own western décor and charm.
Five cabins were build by the Bassett family when we began the guest business in 1983. We came to the Schively Ranch each weekend all summer long to build the walls and put on the roof of one cabin by Saturday evening and put in doors and windows before we left for work Sunday night. We moved them to the Dryhead Ranch in 2004 and added bathrooms in 2009. Each private cabin is the perfect quiet place to stay for a week of riding and being a cowboy at the ranch.
One of my favorite images from MT last summer at the Dryhead Ranch was chosen as the Opening Shot in this month’s February 2020 issue of Western Horseman magazine! Watching James ride Yeller and rope his calf was truly one of the highlights of my trip. The determination and seriousness on his face is priceless! Lol Good thing two grown cowboys were nearby to help out. -Pam Gabriel Photography
The future belongs to the few that are still willing to get their hands dirty. Thanks to all the farmers and ranchers for keeping us well fed. -PhyllisBurchettPhoto
So excited to open the May edition of Western Horseman magazine April 2020. It be honest, during all of the craziness that is currently happening, it’s been very hard for me to stay positive about my small business. The opening shot couldn’t have come at a better time for me! Stay healthy and happy, my friends! I hope to photograph you all in the coming months. -Hilary Bishop