Refuge River Ranch

Refuge River Ranch Refuge River Ranch is a wonderful place where all ages can connect with rescue animals in and intimate way without the crowds. Combined with unparalleled mountain scenery, there’s nothing quite like Refuge River Ranch on earth.

Operating as usual

10/27/2021

What to do when a hatching chick is abandoned in the cold...

09/27/2021

Fall is here at Refuge River Ranch! Book your tour and come love on our rescue animals!

None of us here at Refuge River Ranch are ready for summer to end. ☀️ Wishing we had several more months of lush green p...
09/05/2021

None of us here at Refuge River Ranch are ready for summer to end. ☀️ Wishing we had several more months of lush green pastures to feed our animals. ☘️ I'm sure they feel the same!
How are you feeling about summer coming to an end?

None of us here at Refuge River Ranch are ready for summer to end. ☀️ Wishing we had several more months of lush green pastures to feed our animals. ☘️ I'm sure they feel the same!
How are you feeling about summer coming to an end?

07/19/2021

Life after death! Look what I found in the barn today!🥰 Could the timing be anymore perfect? With the loss of about 30 chickens last week, the fence hole has been fixed and now new life is emerging💛 Refuge River Ranch Come take a Ranch Experience Tour!

07/06/2021

🔥FIRE Preparedness at Refuge River Ranch in Leavenworth,WA🔥
With a hot dry summer and thunderstorms on the way, we are looking for:
-Temporary Safe Housing, corrals, pastures, or barns with water buckets to water the animals. Somewhere not too far away, but out of any immediate danger.
-Transportation, trucks and trailers that can transport animals on a moments notice quickly and calmly
***If you think this is something you are equipped to help with, please DM me your contact info, so we can add you and your specifics to our emergency contact list.
Thank you!!🙏

🇺🇸FREE EGGS at Refuge River Ranch for the 4th of July!!!🇺🇸In the cooler at the front gate starting at 5pm!  First come f...
07/05/2021

🇺🇸FREE EGGS at Refuge River Ranch for the 4th of July!!!🇺🇸
In the cooler at the front gate starting at 5pm! First come first serve!🇺🇸

🇺🇸FREE EGGS at Refuge River Ranch for the 4th of July!!!🇺🇸
In the cooler at the front gate starting at 5pm! First come first serve!🇺🇸

Chicken the bunny has officially destroyed my yard digging a hole for himself and his frozen Gatorade bottles...and I do...
06/30/2021

Chicken the bunny has officially destroyed my yard digging a hole for himself and his frozen Gatorade bottles...and I don't mind a bit considering it's keeping him cool💕

06/28/2021

OPEN for tours during morning/evening hours when the temperatures are cooler!!

Someone is in need of finding a new home for their 1yr old pet goat, fixed male. We can not take goats with horns here b...
06/02/2021

Someone is in need of finding a new home for their 1yr old pet goat, fixed male.
We can not take goats with horns here because our existing herd in hornless. If you are interested in him please comment below and the owner can contact you herself. I am just helping by using this site as a poster board to get the word out and connect people, but have no further knowledge of this goat.

05/28/2021

Shearing Day for the alpacas. These two guys were great with my herd and had a very calming manner. They were very professional and did a great job here at Refuge River Ranch

TRUE LOVE 💕 meet Big Mama our 500 lb bundle of love at Refuge River RanchCome take a Ranch Experience tour!  Book online...
04/23/2021
Ranch Tour & Experience at Refuge River Ranch

TRUE LOVE 💕 meet Big Mama our 500 lb bundle of love at Refuge River Ranch
Come take a Ranch Experience tour! Book online at www.RefugeRiverRanch.com

Refuge River Ranch Tours: The Ranch Experience Click below to book tour Refuge River Ranch is a family friendly ranch that offers daily hands-on educational tours, known as “The Ranch Experience.” When you arrive at Refuge River Ranch you will be amazed at the natural beauty of the Icicle Valley...

💕💍Another proposal at Refuge River Ranch!Please congratulate Claudia and Juan💕💍
04/13/2021

💕💍Another proposal at Refuge River Ranch!
Please congratulate Claudia and Juan💕💍

💕💍Another proposal at Refuge River Ranch!
Please congratulate Claudia and Juan💕💍

UPDATE:  Wow, what a great response!  So many of you eager to help find new homes for these 3!  The owner has told me th...
03/27/2021

UPDATE: Wow, what a great response! So many of you eager to help find new homes for these 3! The owner has told me they've found a great new home! Thanks everyone!!

3 needing a home and as you know my barn is pretty full! I am getting lots of offers to take animals, so I thought I'd check with the Ranch followers and see if anyone would like 3 friendly goats😊. Here's what I know...all fixed males between the ages of 3-5, friendly, and supposedly Nigerian Dwarfs.

Aahhh, life at the Ranch:The animals all pulled through that crazy cold spell, and Mr. Shorty survived colic and is back...
03/08/2021

Aahhh, life at the Ranch:
The animals all pulled through that crazy cold spell, and Mr. Shorty survived colic and is back to normal. 🥰 I, however, didn't fare as well. Too many 5 gallon buckets of water to all the animals during that ice spell and I find myself out of commission with a torn rotator cuff in my shoulder and tennis elbow, both in my right arm. 🙏 Dr. said to not use my arm! 😂🤣😢😭 Follow me home for a day and say that!🙄
So as the snow is getting mushy and melting fast, I have 2 little light weights exercising the old horses and keeping them in shape. 😊 So ready for spring and praying for good health so I can do some fun spring clean up at the Ranch!! Hope you all are well and please come take a Ranch Experience tour and say Hello!!💕

Aahhh, life at the Ranch:
The animals all pulled through that crazy cold spell, and Mr. Shorty survived colic and is back to normal. 🥰 I, however, didn't fare as well. Too many 5 gallon buckets of water to all the animals during that ice spell and I find myself out of commission with a torn rotator cuff in my shoulder and tennis elbow, both in my right arm. 🙏 Dr. said to not use my arm! 😂🤣😢😭 Follow me home for a day and say that!🙄
So as the snow is getting mushy and melting fast, I have 2 little light weights exercising the old horses and keeping them in shape. 😊 So ready for spring and praying for good health so I can do some fun spring clean up at the Ranch!! Hope you all are well and please come take a Ranch Experience tour and say Hello!!💕

Yeah!!  Look what I got for Valentine's Day!!  P**p everywhere!!  I'm so excited!!  Looks like Mr. Shorty is going to pu...
02/14/2021

Yeah!! Look what I got for Valentine's Day!! P**p everywhere!! I'm so excited!! Looks like Mr. Shorty is going to pull through and make it out of the Colic❤. We love you Mr. Shorty (our sweet toothless horse)❤

Yeah!! Look what I got for Valentine's Day!! P**p everywhere!! I'm so excited!! Looks like Mr. Shorty is going to pull through and make it out of the Colic❤. We love you Mr. Shorty (our sweet toothless horse)❤

02/11/2021

One of the Ranch's most dearly loved horses, and one of our best success stories, is battling Colic. He has no teeth and his gums squeak when he tries to chew, so keeping weight on him has been a challenge. All summer we did our best to get some fat on him before the winter cold. However, he can't eat hay or grass, so we feed him a baby food/mash mix by soaking alfalfa cubes 24 hours in advance, then calf-mana, senior feed, beet-pulp and a few other high fat/protein boosters 12 hours in advance, and give it to him two to three times a day. We believe in quality of life over quantity and will not save an animal just say we've saved something. The goal was to get a layer of fat on him before the ground froze...for two reasons. 1) Cold will take the weight off a skinny horse and he would suffer through the winter, 2) It's very difficult to burry a horse when the ground is frozen and covered in a blanket of snow. So, these are things that have to be thought of before the cold sets in.
After trying different recipes throughout the summer, we finally found one that really made the weight stick in late season. Success!! By the cold fall he had a nice layer of healthy fat to get him through the winter.
However, his story is not over. Without teeth, he is prone to colic and the cold is the most common time for horses to get colic because of dehydration. We pulled him through one colic in late fall, and now we are struggling to get him through another. Hoping and praying for his success, but he is old and we are all too aware that one of these times will be his last. He is an absolute doll and so worth all the sleepless nights and long days to keep him happy and comfortable. We love you Mr. Shorty! And we are all rooting for you sweet boy!!❤️

Make this Valentine’s Day month extra special by giving the one you love the ability to spread the love!  For $150 you c...
02/07/2021
Ranch Tour & Experience at Refuge River Ranch

Make this Valentine’s Day month extra special by giving the one you love the ability to spread the love! For $150 you can bring your loved one on a Romantic Private Ranch Experience tour. With warm twinkle lights creating a magical environment under the night sky, a crackling fire, and the sights and sounds of soft lovable animals everywhere! It’s a time to give and receive love from these rescues. A time to share laughter and memories with the one you love. Not only that, but you will be sent home with a complimentary bottle of wine and the knowledge that you have helped save rescue animals and added to their quality of life with your purchase of this romance package. Make this a special Valentine’s, different from the rest, forgo commercialism and do something that warms the heart here at Refuge River Ranch. Available through the month of February, call to book!
Refuge River Ranch
(917)686-7773

Refuge River Ranch Tours: The Ranch Experience Click below to book tour Refuge River Ranch is a family friendly ranch that offers daily hands-on educational tours, known as “The Ranch Experience.” When you arrive at Refuge River Ranch you will be amazed at the natural beauty of the Icicle Valley...

Callie is looking for a place to relax with no snow and sunshine!  Anyone else feeling the same?!?
02/02/2021

Callie is looking for a place to relax with no snow and sunshine! Anyone else feeling the same?!?

Midnight Easter Egg Hunt---32 Found!  🤩 🥳🐔Those sneaky little chickens have been hiding them in the back of the goat hou...
01/26/2021

Midnight Easter Egg Hunt---32 Found! 🤩 🥳
🐔Those sneaky little chickens have been hiding them in the back of the goat houses for safe keeping🙄 ugh...

01/20/2021
BAD NEWS: 😳😭 Santa didn't pick the little red creature up!  And I need him out of here by tomorrows Ranch Experience tou...
12/26/2020

BAD NEWS: 😳😭 Santa didn't pick the little red creature up! And I need him out of here by tomorrows Ranch Experience tours.
GOOD NEWS: We found some Reindeer to pull the sleigh!💕😍

BAD NEWS: 😳😭 Santa didn't pick the little red creature up! And I need him out of here by tomorrows Ranch Experience tours.
GOOD NEWS: We found some Reindeer to pull the sleigh!💕😍

Well, well, well...Look what we have here! 💕 Looks like the little red creature is ready to return home!  Let's get him ...
12/24/2020

Well, well, well...Look what we have here! 💕 Looks like the little red creature is ready to return home! Let's get him out of here before Christmas day Ranch Experience tours!!🎄🐓🦙🐷🐴
Know of anyone who has Reindeer we can use to hook up to this sleigh and get this thing back to his home?... 🦌 because I don't think this one chicken is going to cut it for such a long flight!
https://www.refugeriverranch.com/ranch-tours/

Well, well, well...Look what we have here! 💕 Looks like the little red creature is ready to return home! Let's get him out of here before Christmas day Ranch Experience tours!!🎄🐓🦙🐷🐴
Know of anyone who has Reindeer we can use to hook up to this sleigh and get this thing back to his home?... 🦌 because I don't think this one chicken is going to cut it for such a long flight!
https://www.refugeriverranch.com/ranch-tours/

Ugh, well, we were hoping that the Elf had blown away in the wind storm, but during one of our Ranch Experience tours to...
12/23/2020
Ranch Tour & Experience at Refuge River Ranch

Ugh, well, we were hoping that the Elf had blown away in the wind storm, but during one of our Ranch Experience tours today a guest took this photo. Elf is still harassing the rescue animals.😢 We have put up signs around the property warning him to leave immediately or we will call the authorities.👮‍♂️ We have also put out live animals traps bated with candy canes and sugar cookies. Something must be done! We will remain open for Ranch Experience tours 🐓🐴 through out the holidays, but we are asking guests to be on high alert during holiday tours. ⚠️❗
https://www.refugeriverranch.com/ranch-tours/

Refuge River Ranch Tours: The Ranch Experience Click below to book tour Refuge River Ranch is a family friendly ranch that offers daily hands-on educational tours, known as “The Ranch Experience.” When you arrive at Refuge River Ranch you will be amazed at the natural beauty of the Icicle Valley...

Checking our security cameras after the crazy wind storm last night, it appears the little red Elf is missing😃🥳 We could...
12/23/2020

Checking our security cameras after the crazy wind storm last night, it appears the little red Elf is missing😃🥳 We could not be more elated!! 🎉🥰 However, just to be sure, Duke is standing guard and has been instructed to be on look out 🧐 as we do realize the sudden disappearance of a naughty elf could just mean it's scheming up some new shenanigans!🙄🥴

@RefugeRiverRanch...over night vacation rental and rescue animal educational tours for the whole family!

Checking our security cameras after the crazy wind storm last night, it appears the little red Elf is missing😃🥳 We could not be more elated!! 🎉🥰 However, just to be sure, Duke is standing guard and has been instructed to be on look out 🧐 as we do realize the sudden disappearance of a naughty elf could just mean it's scheming up some new shenanigans!🙄🥴

@RefugeRiverRanch...over night vacation rental and rescue animal educational tours for the whole family!

When we turned up the volume on the security cameras, we could hear this Elf chanting horrible things to the pigs while ...
12/22/2020

When we turned up the volume on the security cameras, we could hear this Elf chanting horrible things to the pigs while they were sleeping. "Bacon, Christmas Ham, Sausage"....etc.😳Very inappropriate!! These two pigs have been having nightmares ever since! I hardly think this is a funny joke to play on these pigs and I want this Elf gone ASAP!!! 😡Please come take a Ranch Experience tour and comfort Big Mama and Griffy who could use extra cuddles and reassurance during this traumatic time.💕
https://www.refugeriverranch.com/ranch-tours/

When we turned up the volume on the security cameras, we could hear this Elf chanting horrible things to the pigs while they were sleeping. "Bacon, Christmas Ham, Sausage"....etc.😳Very inappropriate!! These two pigs have been having nightmares ever since! I hardly think this is a funny joke to play on these pigs and I want this Elf gone ASAP!!! 😡Please come take a Ranch Experience tour and comfort Big Mama and Griffy who could use extra cuddles and reassurance during this traumatic time.💕
https://www.refugeriverranch.com/ranch-tours/

WHAT!?!  No!  Ignore this ad, we are NOT hiring ANYONE to sit on our eggs!!  Chicken bottoms ONLY!   Ugh, I need to get ...
12/20/2020

WHAT!?! No! Ignore this ad, we are NOT hiring ANYONE to sit on our eggs!! Chicken bottoms ONLY!
Ugh, I need to get this little red thing off of my Ranch ASAP!! If you come for a Ranch Experience tour and see it, please take it home with you!! I am tired of these shenanigans!
https://www.refugeriverranch.com/ranch-tours/

WHAT!?! No! Ignore this ad, we are NOT hiring ANYONE to sit on our eggs!! Chicken bottoms ONLY!
Ugh, I need to get this little red thing off of my Ranch ASAP!! If you come for a Ranch Experience tour and see it, please take it home with you!! I am tired of these shenanigans!
https://www.refugeriverranch.com/ranch-tours/

Night time Ranch Experience tours are so Romantic!  And yet, for some reason, they are the least booked.  This couple ha...
12/20/2020
Ranch Tour & Experience at Refuge River Ranch

Night time Ranch Experience tours are so Romantic! And yet, for some reason, they are the least booked. This couple had the place to themselves tonight and magic was in the air! Please congratulate them on their engagement and a Happy Ever After life together!❤️❤️❤️❤️
Book your romantic night tour at https://www.refugeriverranch.com/ranch-tours/

Refuge River Ranch Tours: The Ranch Experience Click below to book tour Refuge River Ranch is a family friendly ranch that offers daily hands-on educational tours, known as “The Ranch Experience.” When you arrive at Refuge River Ranch you will be amazed at the natural beauty of the Icicle Valley...

It's getting worse! The little red creature has now got the animals involved!  What are these two up to?!!??  They look ...
12/18/2020

It's getting worse! The little red creature has now got the animals involved! What are these two up to?!!?? They look awfully sneaky and suspicious if you ask me! 🧐
Come take the Ranch Experience tour and see if you can help me catch this little troublemaker! https://www.refugeriverranch.com/ranch-tours/

It's getting worse! The little red creature has now got the animals involved! What are these two up to?!!?? They look awfully sneaky and suspicious if you ask me! 🧐
Come take the Ranch Experience tour and see if you can help me catch this little troublemaker! https://www.refugeriverranch.com/ranch-tours/

12/17/2020

Ok, any hope I had of this little red creature actually being an asset and helping out, have totally gone out the window! 🙄 It is literally swinging from the chandelier😡 here at Refuge River Ranch!

We are on high alert here at Refuge River Ranch This is our second night finding a strange creature lurking around the b...
12/17/2020
Ranch Tour & Experience at Refuge River Ranch

We are on high alert here at Refuge River Ranch This is our second night finding a strange creature lurking around the barn and caught on our security cameras. We will check again tomorrow and see if we can get to the bottom of this. Book your Ranch Experience tours at https://www.refugeriverranch.com/ranch-tours/

Refuge River Ranch Tours: The Ranch Experience Click below to book tour Refuge River Ranch is a family friendly ranch that offers daily hands-on educational tours, known as “The Ranch Experience.” When you arrive at Refuge River Ranch you will be amazed at the natural beauty of the Icicle Valley...

Security cameras have been catching glimpses of a mysterious creature roaming Refuge River Ranch this month! Stay tuned ...
12/16/2020
Ranch Tour & Experience at Refuge River Ranch

Security cameras have been catching glimpses of a mysterious creature roaming Refuge River Ranch this month! Stay tuned as we investigate this further....

Refuge River Ranch Tours: The Ranch Experience Click below to book tour Refuge River Ranch is a family friendly ranch that offers daily hands-on educational tours, known as “The Ranch Experience.” When you arrive at Refuge River Ranch you will be amazed at the natural beauty of the Icicle Valley...

Address

8200 E. Leavenworth Rd.
Leavenworth, WA
98826

Opening Hours

Wednesday 6pm - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 2pm
Friday 10am - 2pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm

Telephone

(917) 686-7773

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Do you or your kids love animals?

Do you love feeding them, touching them, learning all about them?

Refuge River Ranch is no petting zoo...this is a wonderful place for young and old to connect with rescue animals in an intimate way without the crowds. Combined with unparalleled mountain scenery, there’s nothing quite like Refuge River Ranch on earth.

The delight all ages get at Refuge River Ranch creates memories that you and your loved ones will never forget. The experience delivered is often therapeutic for you and the rescue animals.

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We were there over the weekend and wanted to share this picture with you. How can you not fall in love with that face!!! Love your farm and what you are doing. Wishing you well through all of this.
Had an incredible time here! Such a blessing! Wonderful work! Show your support!
What a great experience! Thank you so much!
You are getting some great shout outs from the Rush Limbaugh show! The fill in host, Todd, is calling them dems out for you!!!!
Baby Bob...high on mom.
Refuge River Ranch...is there a way to donate cash to you? I am looking but can't find anything...could you please send me an email [email protected], or fb private message....I am afraid I might not see it here...thank you!!
Jodie, God bless you for what you're doing, helping the animals. My heart was breaking when hearing the news about closing the farm. Loren Culp mentioned you and your farm at rally in Redmond. I hope that he will be our new governor! Praying for you to stay in business!
I just s a w your video, and shared your page. I'm so sorry you're going through this. Prayers and positive energy to y'all!
So sorry to hear that Inslee, is demanding all farms including yours to shut down. I will keep you all in my prayers!
Agree? Disagree? LOL
thank you beautiful
My boyfriend and I were in Leavenworth for our first time for our birthday weekend. We found Refuge River Ranch for an activity to do while we were here, and had a great time! Jodiek was a great teacher and such a pleasure to be around, including her ranch animals. Her animals are so friendly and sweet. We got to hold chickens, kittens, hang with the farm dog Duke, pet Georgie the Turkey, feed goats, horses, and get kisses from Wyatt the Alpaca. This was such a fun visit, we'll be back the next time we visit. Thank you, Jodiek!