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Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
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Food   |   Location   |  
Activities   |   Accommodations

Food

Toggles display of answer on click. What kind of food do you serve?

The menus are western style.  You can find a Sample Menu on this website under Accommodations.

Toggles display of answer on click. Can the Ranch help me with my dietary needs?

The ranch can help with some basic dietary needs.  Vegetarian, diabetic, gluten free, for example.  If you need to know specific ingredients in the food such as with Celiac Disease, then we suggest you bring your own to help supplement your needs.  Our chef can put your food in the kitchen refrigerator and will prepare your food at meal time.

On this website under the Online Forms heading is a link to our “Dietary Form.”  Have the host of your group fill it out.  This needs to be filled out two weeks prior to your stay.  Our chef will be notified and will be prepared for your dietary needs.

Toggles display of answer on click. How are the meals served?

The meals are served buffet style but it is not an all you can eat.  We want all guests to go through the line once and after everyone has eaten then you may go back for seconds if there is food left out.  After eating, please dispose of your plates, cups, and utensils, in other words please bus your own table.

Toggles display of answer on click. Is there a dress code for the cafeteria?

Tri-county Health Department states you must wear shoes, pants, and a shirt.  No swimming suits may be worn in the cafeteria while eating.

Toggles display of answer on click. What are the meal times?

Meals are regularly served at the times below but they can vary depending on how many guests are being served.

Breakfast – 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Lunch – 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dinner – 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Toggles display of answer on click. Can we get a sack lunch if needed?

Yes, if you are traveling off the Ranch during your stay and coming back later.

Toggles display of answer on click. May we buy ice?

Yes, as long as it’s available.  Contact a staff member once you have arrived at the Ranch.


Location

Toggles display of answer on click. How far from Salt Lake City is the Ranch?

From the mouth of Parley’s Canyon it is 96.8 miles.

Toggles display of answer on click. How do I find the Ranch?

On this website under Downloads you will find the “Large Area Map” which gives directions from Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah to Fruitland, Utah.  There is also a “Small Area Map” which gives directions from Fruitland, Utah to the Ranch.

Toggles display of answer on click. Are there any landmarks to look for to get to the Ranch?

Look for the “Big G Café” in Fruitland, Utah and mile marker 62 on Highway 40.  When you find those two right across the street is the road to the Ranch with a Reid Ranch sign on that corner.

Toggles display of answer on click. If I get lost who do I call?

You can call the Ranch at 1-435-848-5776 or our office in Salt Lake 1-800-468-3274.

Toggles display of answer on click. What is the dirt road like?  Do I need a 4-wheel drive vehicle?

The drive from Fruitland to the Ranch is 13 miles.  The first two miles are oil paved and the last 11 miles are dirt roads maintained by the county.  It is helpful to have a high clearance vehicle because the dirt road is a county road and can become slippery when it rains.  Mountain showers come quickly so it’s best to be prepared.

Toggles display of answer on click. What is meant by a high clearance vehicle?

We suggest a mini-van, SUV, or higher vehicle in case you have never driven on a dirt road.  We encourage guests to watch out for rocks and pot holes that may be on the dirt road.

Toggles display of answer on click. What time should we arrive at the Ranch?

All groups should arrive no later than 11:30 a.m.  If groups are camping they should arrive by 11:00 a.m. to start setting up their camp.

Toggles display of answer on click. Do you have drinking water at the Ranch?

Yes we do.  Our culinary water comes from our well which is then filtered.  Bottled water is also available to purchase at the Souvenir Shop.  For large groups, they are welcome to bring their own bottled water.

Toggles display of answer on click. Will a cellphone work at the Ranch?

Most don’t.  We recommend guests purchase a calling card if they need to contact anyone during their stay.  The Souvenir Shop has some available to purchase.

Toggles display of answer on click. If my cell phone doesn’t work while I am at the Ranch, how can my family get in touch with me?

They may call, 1-435-848-5776, and inform the staff member who answers the phone the person they’d like to talk to and what group they are with.  The staff will either go get the person wanted or take a message to them.  If a guest needs to call them back, a calling card is needed.

Toggles display of answer on click. I’d like to tour the Ranch.  How should I arrange for that?

Call our Salt Lake office at 801-486-5083 or 1-800-468-3274 and let them know you are interested in a tour.  They will alert the Ranch managers when you would like to come.  The best time is after 2:00 p.m. as the managers want to have ample time to assist you and in the morning they are busy preparing for new guests.

Toggles display of answer on click. Do you have Wi-Fi?

Yes, but it is limited.  Each lodge as well as the Dining Hall area has Wi-Fi for groups that need to send or receive e-mails and messages.  Viewing or uploading of pictures or videos is not recommended as our Wi-Fi has limited data.


Activities

Toggles display of answer on click. How do I know when our group is scheduled to use the amenities at the Ranch?

Thirty days prior to any group coming to the Ranch, final payment for each group is due.  When we receive your final payment, a rotation schedule is sent to each group.  The horseback riding, lake front activities, mountain biking, soccer field, sand volleyball court, sports court, swimming pools, and fire pit assignments are scheduled ahead of time.

Toggles display of answer on click. With so many groups at the Ranch will I be able to do all of the activities?

Yes, each group has its own rotation schedule.  No other group will be with you during your scheduled time.

Toggles display of answer on click. What about archery, Frisbee golf, mini-golf, batting cage, horseshoes, etc.?  Are they assigned?

These are free-time areas.  You can go to these activities anytime during the day.

Toggles display of answer on click. Will we be sharing a pool?

Sometimes groups will be assigned to a pool with other groups staying in the same facility.  Look on your rotation schedule for the pool your group will be using, and at what time.

Toggles display of answer on click. How do we reserve the conference center?

The conference center is reserved on a first come first serve basis when you arrive.  There are two 2-hour time slots each evening.

It holds 300 people and has a sound system, projector on the ceiling and a screen.

Toggles display of answer on click. Is there a way to hook up a computer system to the projector in the conference room?

We have HDMI and VGA/SVGA cable hookups to connect laptops or other devices to our projector.  Please note that guests NEED to provide all the hookup cables.

Toggles display of answer on click. Do I need to bring any sports equipment?

Sports equipment such as basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, softballs, volleyballs, horseshoes, badminton, T-ball, archery, frisbee-golf, etc. is provided at the Trading Post.

Toggles display of answer on click. Are there any hikes at the Ranch

Yes, there are two specific hikes called the Sunrise Hike and the Fossil Mountain Hike.  One is a 1 mile round trip and the other a 2 mile round trip.  If you are interested in longer hikes the staff can help you.

Toggles display of answer on click. Will we be able to have have a firepit each night?

Yes, each group will be assigned a firepit or portable fire barrel each night.

Toggles display of answer on click. Can we cook anything in the fire pits during our time?

Groups may bring their own Smores items.  We ask you to clean up the sticks or hangers you use.  Groups can buy Smores items in the Souvenir Shop.  Also, girls’ camps can work with the staff to cook items in Dutch ovens or in #10 cans for their certification.  Girls’ camps can help out in laying the wood for a fire if they contact a staff member.

Toggles display of answer on click. How late may we be out doing activities?

In consideration of others 11:00 p.m. is quiet time.

Toggles display of answer on click. If I have guests coming up for the last evening, may they have dinner?

Yes, dinner is at 6:00 p.m. and the cost is $14.00.  They may arrive by 5:00 p.m. and depart by 10:00 p.m.

Toggles display of answer on click. What is a day pass?

A guest may purchase a day pass for $49.95 plus tax which includes lunch and dinner and all the activities.  They need to depart by 10:00 p.m.

Toggles display of answer on click. How many people can I send to boats, horseback riding, and mountain biking?

You can send 18 people to horseback riding, 40 people to boats, and 18 for mountain biking.  Horseback riding and boating time slots are each 40-45 minutes.  Mountain biking time slots are 55 minutes.  Many people would like longer horse rides but our goal is to allow every guest who wishes to have the opportunity to ride a horse.  We also offer Evening Horseback Excursion for those who like like a longer ride experience.

Toggles display of answer on click. Is there an age limit to ride a horse?

A child has to be ten years or older to go on the trail rides.  If a child is between ages 3 and 9 the Ranch has a pony the child can ride in our corral area or they can be led around the area on a horse.

Toggles display of answer on click. Can we ride together or double on one horse?

There are only single riders on a horse at a time.

Toggles display of answer on click. Is there horseback riding if it rains?

Usually not, but this is up to the discretion of the wranglers.  The wranglers may also bring guests back to the corral if they hear thunder.

Toggles display of answer on click. Can I fish in the Ranch’s lake?

Yes, it is a catch and release.  You do need to have a current fishing license.  Fishing licenses and equipment are not provided.

Toggles display of answer on click. What type of fish have been found in the Ranch’s lake?

Cutthroat, all natural.


Accommodations

Toggles display of answer on click. When I make a reservation may I choose where I’d like to stay?

Yes, provided it is available.  See our Accommodations page for all options.

Toggles display of answer on click. May I reserve the whole lodge?

Yes, if your number warrants it.  You need to have 25-36 people to reserve all of the Red Creek Lodge.  You need 80-114 people to reserve all of the Tabby Mountain Lodge.  You need 28 people or more to reserve both sides of the Bunkhouse (Dorms).

If you have less than these numbers you will share the lodges with another group.

Toggles display of answer on click. Do you provide bedding/towels?

Yes, if you are staying in our lodges all the bedding is provided.  In the Guest Ranch Vacation Guide found on this website under Downloads it has a list of suggested items you might want to bring.

Toggles display of answer on click. If camping, what do I need to bring?

When staying in the Camping area you need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag, pillow and towel.  When staying in Tent City, you need to bring your own sleeping bag including a pad, pillow and towel.  Please see the Reid Ranch Vacation Guide under Downloads.

Toggles display of answer on click. When is check-in for lodging and camping?

Lodging: Arrive by 11:30 a.m. and check-in to room at 1:30 p.m.  Camping/Tent City: Arrive by 11:00 a.m.

Toggles display of answer on click. What is orientation and when is it given?

Orientation is a time where the staff gathers the group and explains where Ranch venues and facilities are and answers any questions guests may have.  Also, the staff asks for the Waiver of Claims Forms from the group’s host, and in turn all guests recieve an official wristband.  Guests are now ready to experience the Reid Ranch adventure.

Toggles display of answer on click. May I hang signs in the lodges?

Yes, please use painters blue tape to mount your signs, not masking or duct tape.

Toggles display of answer on click. May I do crafts inside?

Most crafts are okay to do inside, but if it involves painting, glue guns or irons we can help set up tables outside for their use.

Toggles display of answer on click. Can we cook in the lodges?

There is no cooking in the lodges besides using the microwaves.

Toggles display of answer on click. Is there a refrigerator or microwave available?

Yes, in both the Red Creek and Tabby Mountain lodges.  The Red Creek Lodge also has a full freezer.

Toggles display of answer on click. What time is check-out for lodging and camping?

Lodging: room check-out is at 11:00 a.m. and check-out of lodge is 11:30 a.m.  Camping/Tent City: check-out is at 11:30 a.m.

Toggles display of answer on click. Do groups get lunch at check-out?

Only family reunions get lunch on the last day of their stay.

Toggles display of answer on click. Why are we only at the Ranch for two 24-hour periods for a 2½ day stay?

The half day is your travel time to and from the Ranch.

Toggles display of answer on click. We have a girls camp coming.  Where will our male leaders stay?

We have a two room Guesthouse that sleeps four on one side and six on the other.  They may stay there or they are welcome to bring a tent and camp in our camping area.