Note that these rates only apply if you booked via this website. If you book via VRBO or AirB&B or TripAdvisor, those rates apply but you are certainly free to cancel those reservations and make them directly with us – you save and we save.
The whole enchilada: (Like a full vacation rental – no owner present) $300/night M-Thur, $350/night Fri-Sat, $1500/week Fri 3pm-Fri 10am, 4 weeks maximum stay.
Share with owner: (use of Master Bedroom excluded, owner stays with guests like a B&B – shared kitchen – meals not included but good hospitality should be expected and I love to cook!): save $100/night for first 4 nights, $50/night after that off of our whole enchilada rates.
RV Site (includes Electricity, Water, & Sewage services): $50/night M-Thur, $60/night Fri-Sat-Sun.
Camping: $40/night/site/group or $8/night/person, whichever is less.
Day Use: $90/day, includes pool (in season) and hot tub use with kitchen, and guest bathroom use, BBQs and Tables. Great for parties and groups up to 30 people. Can reserve same day if available. 9AM-9PM No overnight stay. ($100 security cash deposit refundable when you leave) Waver signatures required for all guests.
Frisbee/Disc Golf/Hiking/Picnicking for the day: Free ($5 donation/person suggested) Reserve or call same day. Does not include any other facilities except parking and our 50′ swing and use of our guest restroom. Waver signatures required. Availability depends on guests present.
Weddings: Under 15 guests total in the wedding : no extra charges. Otherwise there is a $200 wedding fee which may go higher depending on extra preparation needed and number of guests.
Long term Winter Rates: From November to April (inclusive) we offer single rooms for rent at $250/month. Couples can share a room for $450/month. Good credit rating required (>700), no drugs, smoking or illegal activities. Moderate alcohol use is allowed. Contract includes cancellation with 15 day notice by either party. Rent can, when cash-flow is sufficient, with labor at 4 hours/day 6 days/week – this option includes free food.
Prices do not include event surcharges, packages or other activity fees such as internet usage. Taxes are included in the price.
Security Deposts: Note that all guest groups staying in the house alone are required to provide a $500 security deposit. If the owner is present, only a $300 security deposit is required. Pets may have additional security deposit requirements and fees. We accept cash on arrival or a check (Made out to Sanford Staab) or paypal payment (please add 3% to the amount as paypal takes its cut before I get it) to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 weeks prior to arrival. Security Deposits will be refunded by mail or paypal (customer’s choice) within 2 weeks of your checkout day if no damage is assessed. These deposits are necessary due to the rare and expensive features we have at the ranch such as computers, pool liner, billiard table, silk Turkish rugs, high end appliances and cookware, etc.
Check-In-Time: 4pm or later. Note that our time-zone is Pacific Time!
Check-Out-Time: Noon or earlier.
Note that these times are flexible if we do not have a guest just before or after you.
Reservations: A minimum deposit of $200 must be received (unless otherwise noted above) before arrival to lock in any reservation dates and guarantee availability. Checks for this purpose must clear prior to lock-in. You can confirm your reservation lock-in status via the Events Calendar page.
Discounts: Discounts for referrals are accepted. See our referral program. There is currently no special holiday pricing. Occasionally there may be holiday discounts or surcharges. See the Events Calendar for these special prices.
!!! Currently our pool is not functional. If this is not repaired by the time you arrive, and you rented the whole house, you will get a $100/night discount. !!!
Payments: Payment is accepted in cash at time of arrival, checks received must be fully cleared by the time of arrival, or via paypal to sanfords@LifeWaterRanch.com. Due to fraud attempts in the past, we will not refund over payments except in cash in person once the guest has arrived and any checks are fully cleared.
Guests must also agree to and sign our standard guest contracts and wavers at check-in time.
See the Facilities page for details on our facilities.
See our Location page for how to get here.
The main home can be rented short-term in several ways. The main house is a no-smoking zone. Alcohol is allowed with reasonable moderation.
With the owner present
The owner may stay in the house with the guests or not. When present, Owner sleeps in the master bedroom. Having the owner there has advantages of visitation and education of the ranch and affords the owner easy access to maintain the ranch and facilities while guests are there. Guests can generally have good privacy as the owner spends most time in the bedroom or outside (but I love to get to know guests as well!).
Without the owner present (the whole enchilada)
Guests can also chose to ask the owner to leave the house for the duration of their stay for added privacy and use of the master bedroom. A caretaker lives nearby but out of sight if needed even when the owner is absent. The caretaker may be doing chores around the house at times but guests can arrange for what times they wish to allow caretaker proximity.
Livewater Ranch is currently equipped with a single RV site with full electricity, water, and septic services. The septic system is not designed for RV dumping so only renters of the site can use the septic system. Non-site RVs must dump their septic systems off-site.
The extensive grounds of Lifewater Ranch and its many ponds afford excellent camping and is easily accessed by RVs, trailers, and camper shells. Tenting is also available. Users should be aware that there are wild animals, including wolves, cougars, bears, moose, deer and elk, that travel the property with associated risks and responsibilities. Campfires are generally allowed when allowed by the county but campers assume full responsibility for damages caused by fire. Water on the ranch is abundant and near-pristine but we do not encourage drinking it without filtering or disinfecting the water if not obtained from our wells.
Lifewater Ranch is also a public park which you can use on short notice if we are available. Call ahead (see our contact page) to make arrangements for a visit. Great for a pool party in summer!
Here follows a list of beds available for rent in the main house:
Master Bed – sleeps 2 in 1 king size bed and 1 on the floor, only available with owner absent.
Girls Room – sleeps 1 twin bed and 3 can fit on the floor, upstairs on the West side.
Guest Room – sleeps 2 twin beds and 1 can fit on the floor, upstairs center.
Boys Room – sleeps 2 with a trundle bed and 3 more can fit on the floor, upstairs East side.
Basement – sleeps 2 in one king size bed, 1 on a futon chair/bed, 1 on the couch and up to 6 on the floor.
- Living Room – could accommodate 2 on couches and 3 on the floor.
Total house capacity: 10 in beds, 3 on couches, 17 on the floor. We have several extra mattresses and linens available for bed overflow and all bedrooms are carpeted.
See our current detailed rules in our guest contracts.
All buildings are non-smoking. Fire use requires a free permit issued by Lifewater Ranch and may not be available during high fire-danger times. Down wood is abundant and is allowed to be used for fires. We have a fire pit for campfires for guests.
Fishing in the ponds is allowed but we ask that the fish not be taken as stocks are limited due to blue heron feeding.
Hunting is allowed when state hunting is allowed. Lifewater hunting permits are required in addition to state tags. Catch may be limited. extra fees apply.General sanity rules apply to pool and hot tub use. See the guest contracts for details.
Pets are allowed but may be incompatible with owner/caretaker pets so users should check this out before arrival of the pet(s). Pets must remain outside the main ranch house at all times unless pre-approved by the owner. The owner currently has one cat that is friendly and will be fed by the caretakers when guests are present.