Spring Creek Ranch is a vacation rental property located in Winthrop, Washington in the bucolic Methow Valley. The ranch consists of sixty acres with three separate lodgingaccommodations. Spring Creek Ranch hosts numerous weddings and family reunions each year. Call Sarah @ 509-996-2495 to learn more. Check us out on Instagram
I should have known that these two butterflies circling each other, and the grounds all weekend were a harbinger of great things to come. Because great things kept coming all weekend: weather, music, friends and drink abounded as friends and family gathered to celebrate a relationship that is already 27 years strong.
Jim and Andy’s marriage ceremony began with their daughter, Jessie and local Olympian (and community heroine) Laura McCabe serenading the guests in a flute, violin duet. Tears poured freely as the conservatory trained flutist and violinist played on the front porch of the Ranch House. The officiants exposed on meeting the two gentlemen during a bike trip in Finland decades ago and had many personal anecdotes, poems, and advice to share.
A sun drenched evening full of great food, tasty beverages, happy socializing and lots and lots of dancing ensued. If you’ve ever wondered what a dance party full of ultra-marathoners, extreme skiers and bikers looks like I can happily report that the joy and energy was unparalleled and long lasting- just like the feted couple!
What happens when a girl who owns beautiful horses falls in love with a boy who owns his own horse-drawn wagon? They get married of course!
When Kayla contacted me last year about holding her wedding at Spring Creek Ranch I was simply thrilled. I had often admired her beautiful, oil paintings and developed a great respect for her hardworking parents who farm our 20 acres of alfalfa hay each year. Kayla’s family farms bucolic hay fields all over the Methow Valley and the realization that she wanted to marry Jesse at a place that she and her family worked felt… significant.
Now that their amazing day filled with horses and a carriage, pigs and salmon, schoolgirl friends and Marine Comrades is over and our alfalfa awaits the first cut of the year, I am ever so grateful that another local family was able to celebrate together in a place they call home.
Working the land and taking vows, together at Spring Creek Ranch.
From crowd surfing to couch surfing to crowd sourcing, Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls and Grand Theft Orchestra speaks in the most profoundly, articulate way about the art and the responsibility of Asking.
It’s been years since I sat next to Amanda in a German Philosophy class at that very upstanding University she mentions, but it fills me with such joy to see what she has chosen to do with her life and how she has stayed so very true to the ideals and perspectives that make her who she is.
Thank you Amanda, for saying so many of the things I believe to be true in such a moving way. And please know that you are always welcome to stay at the ranch or in my own home. The door is always open for you as you continue your journey of giving and receiving fearlessly.
Being able to ski out your door is a huge amenity. I can’t imagine that anyone would disagree with that statement. Subtracting the grind of getting everyone in the car with all their appropriate gear is a welcome change as all parents especially know. But what about walking out your door to go ice skating? Or heck, how about put on some skis and glide down your driveway to the local outdoor ice skating rink. Now that is a real luxury!
When you stay at Spring Creek Ranch, be sure to check out Winthrop’s Public Ice Rink that is built in our alfalfa field at the MVSTA trailhead. See you there!