The Research Ranch facilities are divided into two locations which are approximately 1 mile apart, Administrative Complex and the Research Complex.  The Research Complex consists of the Swinging H ranch house, the Bunkhouse, the Casita and the Lab.  The Administrative Complex consists of the Headquarters Office, the Shop, the Party Barn and two private residences.  Housing fees for overnight stays are $40 a night per person and if you require linens, there is a one time fee of $10 per person.

Telephones (land-lines) are available in most buildings. Long-distance is blocked on the research complex phones, so you will need to use a credit card or phone card. Cell phone coverage on the ranch is very spotty but we have installed boosters in the Bunkhouse and the Swinging H. Wi-fi is available in Bunkhouse, Swinging H and Lab.

Laboratory & equipment
A 25 x 35 foot laboratory building includes a chest freezer, specimen case, drying oven, sink and rest room. It also includes plenty of counter space, overhead fluorescent lighting, electrical outlets and wi-fi.

Herbarium                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The herbarium, housed in the main office, features approximately 1200 locally-collected plant specimens. A photoherbarium is under development.

The 30 x 30 foot classroom takes up part of the headquarters building. Available to classes are an LCD projector (laptop may or may not be available), an overhead projector and plenty of whiteboard space. Tables and chairs can accommodate classes up to 60 persons.


The Bunkhouse has 5 bedrooms and can sleep up to 11 individuals. It also includes two bathrooms, shared kitchen/dining facilities and a washing machine.


Our quaint studio called the Casita features a queen murphy bed, bathroom and kitchenette.

Swinging H Ranch House
The ranch house has a three separate bedrooms, all containing 2 single beds.  It also features a shared kitchen, 2 baths, washing machine, and large dining and living areas.


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