How We Give Back
Welcome to our historic Oregon state resort near Crater Lake, where awe-inspiring journeys happen every day across 3,600 acres of wilderness. Our pristine heritage wasn't built in a day.
From a rolling grassland in 1858 when it was first discovered till now, Running Y Ranch and then Resort's history goes deep into the local community. And there comes our firm commitment to serve our guests and the environment we breathe in. The legacy of Running Y is more than just that of a resort.
Our Brand Promise
In the heart of the breathtaking Cascade Mountain range, Running Y Ranch Resort provides an all-season destination. Where serenity, discovery, and exploration abound. Where the splendor of nature and the crisp, clean air inspire life-changing experiences, 300 days of sunshine create the perfect backdrop for making lasting connections.
The Pacific Northwest Difference
In the Pacific Northwest, we offer a unique experience in your everyday life, and adventure awaits at every turn. Green isn't just a color but a way of life here. We value our carbon footprint and do our best to preserve wildlife and national parks. People march to the beat of their own drums but can help you at the drop of a hat. Experience the Pacific Northwest difference.
Giving Back to the Community
Running Y Ranch Resort is committed to philanthropy, doing our best to give back to our community. We're proud to be part of the Klamath Falls community, and we do our best to engage in practices that add to the culture that makes our region unique.
- 1886The first settler to arrive on the land that is now Running Y Ranch Resort in Oregon was Wendolin Nus, who built a homestead and rock wall (still standing) in 1866.
- 1897The first dike was constructed at the head of Wocus Marsh. Drainage channels were also built as part of the Wocus Reclamation and Irrigation project. With water levels lowered, cattle could pasture over most of the 4,157 acres of Wocus Marsh.
- 1936Most of the property's wooded areas had been logged heavily. With drainage improvement in place, crops like ryegrass were grown first, with a profitable transition to growing grass and other seeds.
- 1966The Geary family sold 8,000 acres of the ranch to Ruth Teasdale, a resident of northern California. The Gearys retained the original Geary ranch land on the northwest side of the present Running Y Ranch.
- 1974The ranch was sold again to Roy Disney of the Disney Corporation and Peter Daily and was renamed the Double D Land Company.
- 1976The ranch operation focused on growing grain, hay, beets, and potatoes and grazing cattle for other ranchers on the 5,000 acres of the ranch.
- 1994The JELD-WEN Corporation of Klamath Falls bought the ranch. 3,600 acres of the property was developed into Running Y Ranch Resort.
- 1995Klamath County adopted the destination resort ordinance enabling Running Y to proceed with resort construction. Arnold Palmer held the groundbreaking ceremony for the golf course.
- 1996Both reconstruction phases consisting of 162 homes were approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- 2010A joint venture comprised Northview Hotel Group, LLC, and a subsidiary of funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., acquired Running Y Ranch from JELD-WEN, Inc.
- 2014Running Y Ranch was purchased by Bill & Lynelle Lynch.
- 2015new owners rebranded the property with the now recognized Running Y Ranch Resort logo. The property now features an 18-hole golf course, miniature golf course, 7,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, an 82-room Lodge, vacation rentals, townhomes, chalets, a spa, fitness center with indoor pool, a shopping village with café, and two onsite restaurants.