In our concrete world, it’s nice to find a place where you can connect back to nature. A place where you can follow your own biological clock instead of following a dictated schedule. You’ll find this amazing freedom at Diamond Rose Ranch. It’s an easy drive, just off Highway 68, but when you pull your vehicle off the main highway, you’ll find yourself in a special spot where nature will wrap you in its beauty.
Walk right up to the large colonial white farmhouse and rest in the rocking chairs along the front veranda. Through the open windows you’ll smell the delicious aroma of homemade chicken soup and fresh brownies being set out for lunch. Mrs. Graver will welcome every visitor at the door, complete with her hair swept up and a kitchen towel over her shoulder.
The afternoon will offer just about everything you could wish to do. There are paths to walk, woods to hike through, and a barn full of animals to visit and feed. Or your choice might be to rest in one of the many hammocks stretched across the numerous shade trees. If you’d like a more active afternoon, you could ride their fully equipped all-terrain-vehicles around the 80-acre ranch. Whatever your choice, you won’t be disappointed! Your day will end by enjoying an old-fashioned pig roast, complete with massive side dishes and your choice of drink.
Diamond Rose Ranch is open to the public daily, but call ahead for reservations, as they do tend to fill up fast.