This Is Our Story
Ben and Myrna Mead leased the ranch in 1991 and purchased the property in 1996. They have lived on various ranches in Nine Mile Canyon prior to buying the land. The ranch is known as a “working cattle ranch”. Cattle drives are held during the spring and fall. We offer camping & lodging accomodations while exploring the world's largest art gallery.
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Welcome to Nine Mile Ranch! Here at our ranch house, we have the space that you need to kick back and relax after a wonderful day of touring the canyon that we are famously located in! With private accommodations, an entertaining common space to relax in, caring hosts and plenty of green space to explore and have a blast in, what's there to miss?
Each of our cabins are original settler cabins found in the canyon. We purchased them, took pictures, numbered the logs, broke them down, and rebuilt them right here on the property with concrete floors so you can enjoy what it would have been like to be a settler here in the 1800’s. Our four cabins are well situated near the Guesthouse, Campgrounds, Bathrooms and Showers, and the Pavilion. They provide the perfect intimate getaway and privacy for any couple or family. Breakfast available for purchase.
With Nine Mile Creek running alongside, plenty of shade, and green grass, our Campgrounds have much to offer. The only camping allowed in Nine Mile Canyon, each of our 18 campsites provide the perfect atmosphere for family reunions and get togethers. With over 1,000 acres to explore on this working cattle ranch, there is much to see. With fully functional showers and bathrooms, what’s there to miss? Come and stay with us!
Fun old-fashioned atmosphere in their cabins. They even have the old cast iron stoves for cooking or warming up the rooms(...)The camp gives you quick access to viewing many petroglyph sites down the canyon (petroglyphs are everywhere) or four-wheeling.
Amazing!! So beautiful! The property is awesome and the surrounding scenery is even better. The hosts were so nice and accommodating. My wife and I had a really nice and relaxing weekend. We ended up with the whole bunk pretty much to ourselves and really enjoyed playing pool.
Beautiful scenery great animals my friend's wedding was amazing the staff on hand is great thank you Myrna and family for treating us as one of your own and welcoming us to your amazing property we're excited to come and stay in a different cabin the kids totally loved it! And hearing your husband sing around our campfire being the good old cowboy he is was amazing thank you again!
“But in the desert, in the pure clean atmosphere, in the silence – there you can find yourself.”
- Father Dioscuros