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Hunewill Ranch is situated in the lovely Bridgeport Valley at 6500' in the heart of the eastern Sierra. The view from the ranch is a vivid expanse of irrigated grassy meadow surrounded by towering mountains. Directly behind the ranch are the snow covered crags which mark the boundary of Yosemite National Park. This 4500 acre cattle ranch, founded in 1861 by Ester and Napoleon Bonaparte Hunewill, is still owned and operated by the Hunewill family. Circle H Guest Ranch, which has been part of the ranch since 1931, attracts people who prefer the simplicity and informality of a genuine cattle ranch.
Guests are accommodated in individual cabins located within walking distance of the ranch house and the barn. Family style meals are served in the historic ranch house dining room. Evening cookouts are held at various locations.
Full and Hearty Breakfast
Season Open: May through November
Riding is the main activity on the Circle H. Adults, children, and their wranglers head out six days a week for morning and afternoon rides across ranch meadows. There are rides and horses to suit all levels of horsemanship. Variety is added to the riding schedule with a breakfast ride, an all day ride up to higher mountains, moving cattle, and swim rides to the creek. Horseshoes, ping-pong and volleyball are always available at the ranch. Hikers and fishermen will find many trails, lakes and streams in the nearby mountains. Evening activities include family dance night, family game night, camp fire sings, skit and talent nights, strolls down Hunewill Lane, as well as hayrides.
Rate Range: depends on package and time of year, many options available; check website for full details.
Drive through the town of Bridgeport on Highway 395 and watch for the Shell Gas Station to the west and the Twin Lakes Road sign. Turn west at Twin Lakes Road - 4.0 mi Left at Hunewill Ranch Road – look for the Hunewill Guest Ranch sign.