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Ponderosa Ranch

524 Saw Log Road, Crawford, NE 69339
308 665-5973
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Crawford
Type: Ranchs
Owner description: A scenic, timbered high-country working cattle and guest ranch in the pine ridge area of northwest Nebraska. Two comfortable, cozy cabins with small... more » Owner description: A scenic, timbered high-country working cattle and guest ranch in the pine ridge area of northwest Nebraska. Two comfortable, cozy cabins with small kitchens and scenic views. Hiking and horseback riding available. « less
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Ottumwa, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is exactly as it's advertised. It is very remote, about 7 miles on gravel and the road ends at the ranch. Pulling up, I was very nervous, wondering what we got ourselves into. The cabin was not much to look at. As soon as I walked in, though, my mind was set at ease. It has nice, comfortable beds;... More

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Crawford, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you're seeking peace, Ponderosa Ranch is your perfect destination. The Lund Family's land is absolutely stunning, and they are extremely gracious hosts. Whether you're a hunter, equestrian, or a railfan, the ranch offers experiences for everyone. The cabin is a simple, no frills accommodation. Clean and tidy, but simple. But that's the point. Nebraska is the good life, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I stayed here while on a railfanning vacation as I wanted to get some photos of trains on Crawford Hill. As a City dweller who normally frequents hotels, I went with some trepidation. But I had a great couple of days there. The cabin I used was pretty remote – over a mile from the main ranch house – and... More

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Walland
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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

My husband and myself just spent 2 couple of nights on the ranch and were very pleased with our stay. The Lund family made us very welcome and made sure we had a great time. Very relaxing, beautiful natural surroundings, a must for anyone wanting to spend time on a ranch with a very reasonable price. Thank you for opening... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Quality family, quality horses, quality meals.....our family just had the vacation they will not forget. We had meals with the family (very fun and tasty), went out on horseback to a highpoint for a view of the Nebraska countryside, had lunch brought to us on a 4-wheeler. The kids fed the calves and sheep, fell in love with the dog... More

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We took 2 absolutely stunning rides through the pines and foothills. Pictures don't do it justice. We also spent time at the local historic fort. Hayrides, rodeo and tours. A fun way to learn. The prices were reasonable and food was great. I highly recommend it. We spent 3 days and I wish I could have been there longer.

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Smiths Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

I have been to the Pondrosa 3 times. A fantastic experience for a railroad fan.. many, many great angles to shoot from. Sitting on the cabins porch at night one see thousands of stars and hear the yipping of the coyotes in the distanbce. The Lunds are great hosts, you will not be dissapointed in your visit...

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

My wife and I visited the ranch in May 2010 for 4 days. On arrival we were warmly welcomed by Kim and Jeff. After a brief greeting we were shown our cabin, got to unpack, set up "shop" and then were at the home for lunch were we met Trevor and Kattie both very pleasant children. The ranch is a... More

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Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

I have been to the Ponderosa Ranch several times and will return again. I have stayed up at the farmhouse on the hill as well as the guest cabin at the Lund's home. I have gone with friends as well as having been there during a big motorcycle trip. Love it there. Rumor has it if you are a hunter,... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Whenever anyone asks what my favorite vacation spot is, I tell them the Ponderosa. I have been there twice and hope I can return this year. It is peaceful, beautiful and relaxing. Do yourself a favor and make the trip. You will always have a great memory to look back on during stressful times.

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