Ranch at the Canyons chosen by Airbnb and National Geographic as the location for the “Night At” solar eclipse event

Ranch at the Canyons can finally reveal that it was chosen as the location for the historical “Night At” event for the 2017 solar eclipse.

The once in a lifetime event organized by Airbnb and National Geographic saw two lucky guests spend a night in a specially constructed geodome placed at Ranch at the Canyons. The overnight guests were joined by noted astrophysicist Dr. Jedidah Isler as well as master National Geographic night-sky photographer and science journalist Babak Tafreshi who documented the experience to a massive social media following. The two guests were then off on a private jet to meet the solar eclipse on the path of totality across the United States.

Although the exact location of the “Night At” event was unknown during the media frenzy leading up to the event date, the location has been revealed as Landholding 6, named the “Steeples” for the prominent natural terrain and dramatic rockscape vistas of this home site at Ranch at the Canyons. It is situated in shadow distance of world-famous natural obelisk of Monkey Face at Smith Rock. The silhouette of these pinnacles frames out the sky for un-paralleled star viewing and occasionally, a rare total solar eclipse viewing.

Chamese Christianson, realtor for Ranch at the Canyons said, “the few remaining acreages as well as the homes currently offered at Ranch at the Canyons are awe-inspiring. Residents who get to call this place home are treated to a wealth of natural phenomenon not available anywhere else in the world where every single night can become their own personal “Night At” Ranch at the Canyons.”



About Ranch at the Canyons

Ranch at the Canyons is a gated 1,700-acre ranch featuring only 46 total landholdings. There are miles of the Crooked river with private trails. Included are 19 fishing ponds/lakes, a clubhouse, stables and a vineyard. There are still opportunities to become a resident at Ranch at the Canyons with a few homes and land holdings available for sale. Please contact Chamese Christianson for a private tour at (541) 279-9879 or

Happy New Year, 2017

Happy New Year and Welcome 2017!

It’s January and the weather is shifting from about a month of very cold, snowy days to warmer days that have allowed a lot of that snow to melt. It has been a treat to see the beauty of the Ranch covered in pristine, white snow as it reflects the sun. And what a view of Smith Rock covered in snow–beautiful!

Despite the weather, we have had contractors out here almost daily working on the various new home construction projects. Residents and visitors alike are excited to see the seemingly immortal framers braving the cold as they build the new homes. This activity is a reminder that our community is growing and we are thankful!

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Two of the new homes that are under construction will be featured in the 2017 COBA Tour of Homes in July and will be offered for sale starting at $1,299,000. The floor plans and home designs have been meticulously put together to follow the Ranch’s Tuscan theme and stand as examples of luxury Ranch living that the Ranch is famously known for. What an opportunity it is for more new owners to become part of this peaceful community set in one of the most gorgeous locations in nature!
The Ranch residents are also eager to meet the new people joining our community as the construction begins on recently sold landholdings.

Speaking of a growing community, with the start of 2017, we have the pleasure of welcoming new owners Larry and Cindy to the Ranch!

Larry and Cindy are California natives who are currently living at Saddle Creek Country Club in Northern California. They have spent their entire lives in California, living in the Bay Area, and both Central and Northern California.
After an extensive search in all the states for a property with a unique landscape and natural beauty, they found what they were searching for in Ranch at the Canyons. That’s saying a lot about the Ranch considering Larry and Cindy are real estate developers and investors! It also speaks a lot about the amazing natural beauty of Central Oregon and this portion of it we’ve preserved and love, our Ranch.

Larry and Cindy said they have a lot to look forward to with moving to the Ranch but they are especially eager to start and complete the construction of their new home. Their plan is to begin building in just a few months, in the Spring of 2017. Once their home is complete, they will relocate their lives to Ranch at the Canyons where they will spend their time enjoying our many features and amenities. Larry has been on a hike along the Crooked River trail at Smith Rock when he was visiting the area, so there’s no doubt he’ll enjoy more of those hikes along with our private Ranch trails once they’ve relocated. They are also looking forward to exploring Oregon and the many other things this great state has to offer, something for which many of us are so grateful.

Welcome Larry and Cindy! From all of us at Ranch at the Canyons, we welcome you to our community and look forward to getting to know you!