The SpaceIke's Canyon Ranch is located in the high plains desert of Central Nevada. This spot is perfect for those who enjoy wilderness and outdoor activities. The closest town is an hour away and the closest gas station two, this is definitely for those who want to get away from the busy world. The ranch is run on solar and hydro-power, and is heated by a wood stove. We have three different listings for Ike's Canyon Ranch so in total the ranch can accommodate eight people, "special offers" available for those who would like to take advantage of this. There ranch house is beautiful, clean, and comfortable with lots of space to find an area of privacy. If guests have animal allergies this may not be the place for vacation, there are donkeys, cats, dogs, and other various animal which show up from time to time. Ike's Canyon Ranch also holds claim to an abandoned mine, day tours of the mine and other spots such as the Petroglyphs are available for a nominal fee or maps for those who would prefer to go it alone. Guest AccessGuests will have access to a freshwater pond for swimming, various trails for hiking ranging from easy to difficult (there are plenty of wild horses to see in the canyons), Spencer Hot Spring is relatively close to the ranch and makes for a beautiful evening, a kitchen stocked with utensils and dishes, washer and dryer, clean and stocked bathrooms, fridge and freezer space (it is necessary to stock up on ALL food you will need for the duration of your stay), wireless internet, a T.V. for viewing DVDs only, and last but not least there is a saloon on the property for guest use, bring beverages and we can provide a deck of cards. The cabin is located right next to the house so guests will have to enter the house for access to kitchen, bathroom, and laundry. Interaction with GuestsMeredith and Jerry will be here for anything guests may need, questions, tours, a hand of cards. That being said there is work which must be done on the ranch so we may be engaged with that but someone will be easy to find for any help whatsoever. If guests are into disappearing into solitude that works for us too. We are extremely friendly and we love meeting people from all different types of circumstances. We are usually always down for a hand of cards. The NeighborhoodIn Nevada the first hundred miles don't count. Though there are neighbors, the closest is about a twenty minute drive. Monitor Valley does not have many occupants, but each of them are high quality people. If brandings occur during a stay it may be possible for guests to attend and have an experience. Getting AroundThere is definitely no public transit out here. It is necessary to have a car for this listing. The closest town is Belmont which is about an hour away, Belmont has a Saloon and a few specialty shops but that is all. It is necessary to stop in Tonopah before arrival to stock up on all supplies and top off the gas tank before arriving at the ranch. While in Tonopah guests will call the ranch and be met by either Jerry or Meredith in the town of Belmont, then escorted to the ranch. Most of the roads out here are dirt and rocks so be aware of the potential for a flat tire. Other Things to Note"In dust we trust" is another Nevada aphorism. The ranch is kept very clean but dust is a constant battle, be prepared for a dusty car, dusty shoes, a dusty face, etc. It is all apart of the experience. Wireless internet is available so e-mailing and imessaging on iPhones works wonderfully but phone service is not available. There is a phone on the ranch for emergencies but keep in mind cell phones will not have service.