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Historic O'Keefe Ranch

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country at its best

I've been to many events at the ranch and just love the fresh air and scenery year round. It helps... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
andrewrY5839IN
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Vernon, Canada
Fascinating place

We were so pleased we made time to visit the ranch, it gave us a great insight into life in the... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Mike P
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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O'Keefe Ranch was founded in 1867 by Cornelius O'Keefe. His family lived on site for 110 years before it was opened as an historic ranch, meaning it still houses one of the most complete collections of one family's stuff (from the Victorian and...more
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9380 Hwy 97N, Vernon, British Columbia V1T 6M8, Canada
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All reviews corn maze combo dinner general store mansion tour cowboy poetry early days model railway old mansion pony rides wonderful attraction the main house farm machinery self guided great history well worth the visit on site whole family
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to many events at the ranch and just love the fresh air and scenery year round. It helps "of course" that the Okanagan weather is the best in Canada. The staff are all very reproachable and treat you like family. Many have been...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank andrewrY5839IN
O'Keefe R, Curator at Historic O'Keefe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are glad you share our love of the fine Okanagan weather, and we are happy to know that visitors find our staff approachable and kind. We love the Ranch and sharing the history with our guests!...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018

We were so pleased we made time to visit the ranch, it gave us a great insight into life in the pioneering days. Perhaps we were lucky we visited when it was quiet (mid September) - except for the restaurant which was busy with brunchers....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike P
O'Keefe R, Curator at Historic O'Keefe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Hi Mike, We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. You're right, September is a little quiet for us with all the locals heading back to school. Be sure to check out the Ranch again during a special event day in July or August and you'll...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018

wear really warm clothing, carry hand warmers and prepare to wait. there are fire pits to warm up once you have your wristband and portable toilets near the entrance with food trucks. the first lineup to get the wristband was about 45 minutes. they did...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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O'Keefe R, Curator at Historic O'Keefe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Hi Candy, Thanks so much for this great advice on how to best enjoy our Field of Screams haunted corn maze fundraiser. This event is our biggest annual fundraiser and allows us to raise the money to preserve our collection of artifacts and run our...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Place is nothing special architectural—food is extremely plain and ordinary. No table cloths, paper napkins; coffee from big urn; no espresso machine. Deserts were terrible.More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Len K
O'Keefe R, Curator at Historic O'Keefe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Len, Thanks so much for your review! However, the Cattlemen's Club Restaurant is actually a separate business from O'Keefe Ranch, and we have no control whatsoever over the decor or food service. We hope you decide to come see the O'Keefe Ranch Historic Site...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

We arrived at the time and on the day when all the volunteers were being treated to lunch in the restaurant. This meant that all the demonstrations (blacksmith, leatherworker, potter, cook etc) weren’t happening, so we just wandered around the property looking at the buildings...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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O'Keefe R, Curator at Historic O'Keefe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Les, Thanks so much for visiting and for your review. It is important to note that while our resident potter is on site most days, our other artisans (all being volunteers with other full-time jobs) tend to show their trades on special event days...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

Excellent outing to get kids engaged with the history of olden days! We love the interactive buildings and great staff! Amazing Halloween scary corn maze if that's your thing in October!More

Date of experience: September 2018
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O'Keefe R, Curator at Historic O'Keefe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hi Shelby, Thanks so much for your review - we definitely try to make history fun for everyone, and are very proud of our friendly staff! Planning for the 2018 Field of Screams fundraiser is underway and we hope to see you out there! Best,...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

The O'Keefe Ranch is fabulous - great for those who enjoy seeing old farm machinery, outbuildings and grand main house. Good for all age groups, fun pony rides for kids, interactive displays. Only note: If you want lunch in the restaurant, line up early.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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O'Keefe R, Curator at Historic O'Keefe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thanks so much for your kind review! We try our best to create fun and immersive experiences for the whole family, including pony rides on family fun days! It is important to note that the Cattlemen's Club Restaurant is a separate business, but we ARE...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018

Last night we had the pleasure of attending the Pop-Up Piano Party and honestly it was absolutely fantastic!! Andrew Johns is such a fabulous entertainer and I wanted my friends to witness his brilliance behind the piano! We had a group of 10, one of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank heather b
O'Keefe R, Curator at Historic O'Keefe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi Heather, We're so glad you enjoyed all aspects of the Pop Up Piano Party! We love throwing parties in our pavilion and will definitely have similar events in the years to come. We hope to see you again! Carla-Jean, Curator

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Bought tickets for this event held yearly for the last 10 years. It included Stagecoach rides, lariat roping, walkabouts the Historical buildings, a farm animals section to get up close and personal (cutest two donkeys ever!) and then off to a large outdoor section set...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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O'Keefe R, Curator at Historic O'Keefe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thanks so much for coming to the famous Cowboy Dinner Show! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here and that you found a great deal of value in the ticket price for this event. We greatly appreciate the suggestion on how we can improve...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018

Took the grand kids to O'Keef Ranch the other day and was pleasantly surprised how much fun we had in the corn maze. Cost was $8.00 for adults and kids under 5 free. We did not do the entire ranch tour. No issue or cost...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lockandgo
O'Keefe R, Curator at Historic O'Keefe Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

We're delighted that you had an a-maize-ing time in the corn maze! It's always great to hear that our guests find value in the admission price. We hope to see you again soon, and that you'll have time to see the rest of the Ranch!...More

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