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Address: 680 Saw Log Rd, Crawford, NE 69339-2362
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+1 308-629-7733

A scenic, timbered high-country ranch in the pine ridge area of northwest...

A scenic, timbered high-country ranch in the pine ridge area of northwest Nebraska. Guest house and cabin with small kitchens and scenic views. Deer and Turkey Hunts available.

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Remote and Peaceful

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 18, 2014
Ottumwa, Iowa
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Ottumwa, Iowa
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank parsonad
Crawford, Nebraska
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 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 

Thank Matt R
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank PSKT
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148 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank WallandTNgal
Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Kari W
Burnsville, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Vettedream
Smiths Falls, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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...

Thank Robert H
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank bears1950
Lynnwood, Washington, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Will H
Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Edie D
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