May 11, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Clearwater, Car / Truck / Motorcycle
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Anyone traveling to this location had better double check the directions before leaving as there are two Chezacuts to look out for - one at the very end of a 30 kilometer stretch of road and the other only about 7.3 kilometers along the way. Both have Chezacut in the name so we of course got it wrong and went to the very end and had to turn around and go all the way back. There is currently no sign to mark the entrance to the ranch but the applications have been sent in and they expect to have proper signage up early summer 2009.
The drive is worth it though as the Chezacut Wilderness Adventure Ranch is amazing. You have to drive up this very long winding driveway, but go slow as it is quite rocky - though they are working on it and making some improvements. There is certainly a gardener in the group as the grounds are impressive even this early in the season. The best time to visit is around middle of may to the end of August and even into September as the trees will have leafed out.
The views at the ranch are panoramic and the main house has an absolutely huge kitchen where you can kick back and relax. I’ll go back to the garden though for a moment as there is a huge pond they’ve created right off the kitchen with surrounding decks and lounge chairs. It’s a bit cold right now, but in a couple more weeks it will be warmer and I can so see myself with some coffee and snacks and a good book out on the deck. That would be my favorite spot and you get the added bonus of humming birds flitting around while you relax. Apparently, they have several varieties that frequent the little feeders and they’ve counted as many as twenty-four at one time. I tried to get a picture of a little one with blueish wings but he flitted away before I could get set up. I couldn't help but attach a picture of the resident mutt whose bed was an old half water barrel with a big old horse blanket to lay down on - too funny!