Ghost Mountain Ranch History

In the Sierra Mountains, nestled among the tall pines, awaits beautiful Ghost Mountain Ranch Resort. Originally designed by Paramount Pictures, this resort was once the set of the popular TV series “The Virginian” and perfectly captures the pure essence of old west life.

A vintage ghost town complete with it’s very own ice cream parlor, saloon and café inside are only the beginnings of its delightful charm. The campsites and rental cabins are surrounded by miles of hiking trails and streams to explore on this amazing 325 acre preserve. Don’t forget to pack your poles, tackle and bait because it’s time for you to reel in the big one at our very own stocked fishing pond. Our resort includes a large heated pool, shaped like a cowboy hat of course! We even have a snack bar and large grassy area for the whole family to enjoy down time together. The areas surrounding our campground has dozens of trails and hundreds of square miles to explore by horseback so bring your equine friends along and you can also check out our rodeo arena during your stay.

We are also located in the Heart of Apple Hill territory, which is over 50 family owned farms including Christmas tree farms, wineries, apple orchards and more! Hiking in the Sierras is a trail hikers dream come true! El Dorado National Forest has hundreds of miles of beautiful hiking trails all located nearby.

Fill your days with activities at the pool, fishing at the pond or hiking in the woods. Then spend your evening visiting South Lake Tahoe, which is located a short drive from the resort where you can enjoy skiing, boating, bike trails, blackjack, ice skating and much more!