Archive for March, 2008

New Picture of Room #12 Interior and Porch…

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

I took these two pictures today after we were done cleaning room #12. The first is of the new decorations and bedding we just purchased and the second is of the porch area and mountains in the distance. You’ll also notice a new swing on the left side of the picture to enjoy the mountain views throughout the day or stars at night - there are 3 new swings like this scattered around the ranch.

New Decorations and Bedding in Room #12New Decorations and Bedding in Room #12View From the Front Porch of Room #12 and #13 in the “Rawhide”

(I used my new wide-angle Sigma 10-20 lens again for both of these)

Happy Birthday Dan!

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Happy Birthday to the owner/operators Dan! - He turned 49 on March 29th.

(sorry no pic)

Letter From Recent Guest…

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Just a quick note to say a heartfelt “Thank You” to all of you for making our first vacation a memorable one. We had a spectacular time, and we will be back again. Everything was perfect.

Thank you Craig , Scott, and Trey for your poems, treasure hunts, and humor. You put a smile on our faces and that’s priceless. Codi, Tanner, and I came to say bye but were saddened that we had mistimed it. Take care of yourselves as we would love to see you all again.

Carrie, attached are photos that Codi took of the elusive Desert Tortoise that Craig said you have been looking for.

Hugs to you for your contagious laughter and thank you again for everything.

Linda, Codi, & Tanner

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Pictures From Our Latest Horseshoe Tourney…

Monday, March 24th, 2008

I wanted to share some of these silhouette shots I took during a horseshoe tournament we had. While the sun was setting I took advantage of the sunset lighting and set my camera on the fastest speed which makes everything dark except the sky - the result is some pretty cool images.

Craig, Scott, and MartyMary Hansen in Perfect FormTrey, Romy, and CarrieCarrie Getting Ready to Throw a Ringer - Yeah Right!

New Driving Directions Posted

Monday, March 24th, 2008

While 90% of the guests find the ranch with no problems at all, the other 10% seem to get lost one way or the other. We have written some new directions so hopefully everyone can drive to the ranch without an extra phone call or missing a horseback ride or dinner.

Please pay attention to the alternate route that bypasses The Hoover Dam. Now that the high travel season has arrived The Hoover Dam can be especially busy in mid-afternoons and/or weekends. If you are in rush or don’t want to take a chance of a long delay, you may want to use the alternate route. However, The Hoover Dam route is the most scenic and is a very nice drive if you have the time. Also, remember you can go always use that route to go back to Las Vegas when you leave the ranch when you might have more time before your flight or checking into your hotel. If you have any questions please email or call us anytime at vacation@stgr.com or 1-866-444-4471.

Link to Printable Directions (Adobe PDF)

New Picture of Hualapai Dining Room

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Hualapai Dining Room at DaytimeI just purchased a new wide angle lens (Sigma 10-20mm) that allowed me to take a much wider shot of the Hualapai Dining Room and I wanted to share it with everyone. I also used some HDR so you can still partially see the mountain views and courtyard out the windows. I will also be posting many additional pictures I randomly take in the future here in the blog.

Update on March 26, 2008: I also took the same shot at sunrise so this is what it will look like when you come and get your coffee in the morning…

Hualapai Dining Room - Sunrise

Happy Birthday Jodi!

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Happy 28th Birthday Jodi!

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Guest Plays “Trick” on Staff

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Thanks to Chris and Sue from England for creating a “Human Ring Trick” on some of the staff and other guests. We have many of the “ring games” in the Lodge in which you attempt to get the ring of a complicated puzzle. Well, Chris had his own ring trick in which we each had a rope around our hands and we had to seperate ourselves without detaching the ropes. It proved to be possible in the end, but much more fun and entertainment while trying!

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Current Specials for August and September 2008

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Here are the current discounts we are offering:

20% Discount for any stays between
August 15-28, 2008 and September 3-10, 2008

Only valid on bookings made after March 14, 2008

Please call or email for availability: 866-444-4471 or vacation@stgr.com

Daylight Savings Time

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Hi Everyone, we just wanted to confirm for everyone that we are now the SAME time as Las Vegas and California. When Daylight Savings went into effect on Saturday night everyone else moved their clocks but we stayed the same.

3 p.m in Las Vegas = 3 p.m. at the ranch

3 p.m. in California = 3 p.m. at the ranch