Entries by Ryan Blake

Your Basecamp for Living an Inspired Life

When you open your front door, what do you see? Another house? A wall? A busy street? What if your view could be this? Or this? Welcome to our little slice of paradise, where the great outdoors is just outside your front door. Considered to be the crown jewel of Central Oregon, each of Ranch […]

Wine a Million Years in the Making

They say a great wine takes time. How about a few million years or so? That’s how long the nutrient-rich volcanic soil of Central Oregon has endured, creating an agricultural wonderland for our little corner of the world. One of the area’s first vineyards, Monkey Face Vineyard’s French-American hybrid grape varietals were chosen specifically for […]

Preserving the Spectacular Beauty of Central Oregon

The red road winds for miles, meandering through peaceful prairies, plots of wildflowers, and lush farmland. A juniper breeze rustles the trees and fills you with the earthy smell of nature as the sun sneaks through the canyon walls to your right. It’s a beautiful morning… and you have it all to yourself. Almost. A […]

Ride The Ranch

Clip-clop. Clip-clop. Horse hooves clatter on the loose rock as they journey down the canyon towards the Crooked River below. The Central Oregon sun peeks over the canyon wall, glinting off of the water’s current. Dragonflies surf the Juniper breeze, And the heady, earthy scent of horse mane fills the air. It’s a breathtaking day. […]

The Perfect Place to Enjoy an Inspired Life

Glorious Central Oregon sunshine filters through the trees and lands on your bare toes. Nearby, birds are twittering back and forth to each other. The invigorating smell of sage and juniper rides the breeze, filling you with the heady, clean scent of nature. Sunlight caresses the primordial canyon walls in the distance, changing its colors […]