Looking Ahead to the Total Solar Eclipse at Ranch at the Canyons, 2017

Looking Ahead to the Total Solar Eclipse at Ranch at the Canyons, 2017

Dr.Filippenko_SolarEclipse_RATC01On August 21st, 2017, a very narrow path on the continental United States will have the privilege of experiencing a total solar eclipse and Ranch at the Canyons is right in the line of sight!

Exactly one year before this solar eclipse, we hosted a special owner’s event where we invited Astronomy Professor Alex Filippenko from Cal Berkley to discuss the spectacular opportunity that this small slice of the US will have to view the upcoming solar eclipse. Considering there hasn’t been one like this in 38 years, and because it will be especially visible in our specific region, we had Dr. Filippenko educate us and prepare us for next year’s viewing so we can make the most of it! Having traveled worldwide to view multiple solar eclipses first hand, Dr. Filippenko is expecting this natural wonder to begin around 9:06 am and then be in full totality for about 90 seconds around 10:20 am.

Dr.Filippenko_SolarEclipse_RATC05Although there is talk that the prime place to view the solar eclipse is in Madras, Oregon, Dr. Filippenko believes that a few factors will make RATC a much better prospect for viewing, including weather for viewing along the entire path of totality during the eclipse, and the amount of traffic in our area compared to Madras (thousands of people from all over the United States are predicted to make the trek here to Central Oregon to witness the event).

Through Cal Discoveries Travel, Dr. Filippenko will be guiding a group of astronomy enthusiasts here to Ranch at the Canyons, to observe and experience the total solar eclipse from our prime location. For more information about the guided travel package, go to http://alumni.berkeley.edu/travel/cal-discoveries/north-america/total-solar-eclipse-oregon

Dr.Filippenko_SolarEclipseRATC04What a privilege we have to live in an ideal place to view such a rare, amazing show of nature! We’re looking forward to 2017!

Busy Summer at Ranch at the Canyons

The summer has been off to a busy start at Ranch at the Canyons!

With the building of Cavallo Equestrian Center, the preparation of the newly built home on land holding 47, and our participation in the 2016 COBA Tour of Homes, it’s been a busy place and has brought a lot of visitors to the Ranch.

We are pleased to announce that the construction for Cavallo Equestrian Center is well under way and is set to be completed this Fall! This top notch, full care boarding facility will accommodate 10 horses for RATC home owners living on the Ranch. The included amenities are an outdoor arena and turn-out areas, as well as access to miles of trails on the Ranch’s private property. We believe this will provide a unique opportunity for home owners to have their equine friends close by and also give them a chance to explore the land on horseback!

The much anticipated grand opening of Cavallo Equestrian Center will be a special celebration and a great opportunity to tour the new facility, meet the developer, and get more information about making Ranch at the Canyons your new home. More details to come!

Our tour home, built by Norman Building and Design which sold during construction, generated a lot of attention and gave the tour visitors a great picture of what it looks like to downsize luxuriously! At 2800 square feet, this marvelous home exemplified using space wisely and tastefully while having all the comforts the homeowner would need. We were delighted to open up the Ranch for the tour and meet people in the community who wanted to see our little “glimpse of heaven”.

We had a great experience participating in the 2016 COBA Tour of Homes and we are excited about the enthusiastic interest it generated! We look forward to participating in the 2017 COBA Tour of Homes to interact with the community and showcase all that makes Ranch at the Canyons such a special place to be. We are proud to announce that the home won awards in its class in these three categories: Best of Show, Best Master Suite, and Best Kitchen.

With the sale of more landholdings, we foresee 2017 to be another busy year with new homes being built, new neighbors moving in, and even new horse friends at the stables and on the trails around the ranch! It is inspiring to see what a remarkable community RATC is becoming as it develops and unfolds.

We will be posting future updates on the progress of Cavallo Equestrian Center and the construction of our recently sold landholdings both here and on our Facebook page so stay in touch!

For current pricing and information on available land holdings, please contact Patrick at patrick@ranchatthecanyons.com or visit our http://ranchatthecanyons.com/live/2016-landholdings.