The Ranch is a Christian facility which provides ministry opportunities for individuals and groups!
Welcome to "The Ranch". We have been in operation since 1992. Jim and Cathy Fry, the founders and current program directors, are managing the Ranch operations. Do you want to experience Calm, Peace, and Rest in your busy everyday life? When you hear words like Calm, Peace and Rest you probably don’t think about the medical term CPR. However, if you want to experience God doing CPR on your heart and giving you a new breath in life; come visit us here at “the ranch”.
Are you looking for a place to hold a camp, a gathering, or an event in a rustic, beautiful setting with the sound of a babbling brook, beautiful scenery, and the echoes of nature all around you? We invite you to consider "the filling station" at “the ranch”. It has four sleeping rooms with a total of sixteen sets of bunks. The cabins sleep a total of thirty- two people (linens not included). It also has a large kitchen, modern restrooms and showers, large outside covered eating area, and a gorgeous timber area with mowed trails with challenging hills, and plenty of wildlife. Whether you are looking for a quiet evening of sitting around a campfire or a rigorous jaunt through the woods "the filling station" has it all. Our location is remote and perfect for Boy Scout/Girl Scout Camps, Church Outings, or just a gathering place for friends and family.
We also offer a conference room to hold a weekend leadership meeting or staff meeting? The Ranch’s Citra Cabin is a beautiful log building with easy access and beautiful facilities. This gorgeous cabin has 5 bedrooms available, including double or queen size beds (linens included), huge kitchen, dining room and a living room that seats several comfortably. We can cook for you or you are welcome to bring and prepare your own food. Either way you can share a great meal and relaxing conversation in the spacious kitchen area.
The Ranch also offers Kayak excursions: Do you like nature, water and/or fishing? We will port you in at sugar creek and pick you up at a predesignated pick-up zone. You can stay the night in the filling station or the Citra Cabin, if you want to make it a two-day excursion.
The Ranch offers a chance to escape the distractions and pressures of everyday life. Onsite directors will ensure your visit with us is carefree and relaxing. If you would like more information, or would like to book an event, you can contact us by texting or calling 319-325-9862. You can also fill out our contact information on this website. The Ranch is a Christian facility and it is our desire that God and His word is the core of this ministry. Come use this facility to experience the awesome creation of God.