About Peniel Ranch

And how we help people like you see God face-to-face...

Peniel Ranch Columbia River
Have you ever wished you could get away from the stress of life? To a scenic getaway to unplug, relax, and enjoy every moment with your family?

Dream with me for a moment.

What if the staff made you feel right at home and would go the extra mile to serve you as if you were family? What if each meal had a wonderful array of simple home-cooked foods, catered to your dietary needs? And what if the children could run around and enjoy the safe surroundings while you relaxed by the beach?

Chances are, finding such a pristine (and almost magical) place would cost an arm-and-a-leg. But not at Peniel Ranch.

When God gave us Peniel Ranch, He impressed upon our hearts to trust Him in two ways:
1. We were to never take out a loan or go in debt.
2. We would show God's love to others by treating every person like family.

God blessed our faithfulness in many ways. As a result, we are able to provide you with this level of service at an affordable price.

But that's not all we're about.

When you visit Peniel Ranch, we want you to see God face-to-face through the Bible.

Smart Bible scholars know Moses was not allowed to see the face of God (Exodus 33:19-20). That is, Moses was not allowed to see God in the fullness of His glory. Yet throughout the Bible, God spoke face-to-face with others, including Jacob.

Jacob came face-to-face his failures, his weakness, and his sin when he met with God. Once Jacob learned he could do nothing without God, God blessed Jacob. Jacob named the place Peniel because Jacob saw God face-to-face (Genesis 32:29-30).

At Peniel Ranch, we seek to help people see God face-to-face through the Bible. We do this by offering retreats, seminars, and life skill classes to see God in all aspects of your life. So whether you are learning archery, biking near wild horses, or kayaking along the Columbia River, our staff will help you unwind to feel God's love and presence.

Welcome to your home away from home.
Peniel Ranch Dining Hall

Don't Take Our Word For It. Here's What Our Guests Say About Us...

"The personnel welcome all questions and they make you feel right at home. We arrived after 10 pm but did not go to bed hungry. Dinner was awaiting us."

Iuliia T.

"The people who run Peniel Ranch are wonderful! Always a smile! Always wanting to make your stay better! Fantastic cooks and consistently go the extra mile! They appreciate their customers and want the best for them. They are fantastic!"

Tony Guerrero

"The staff are genuine, friendly, and eager to serve. It really feels like you are visiting your extended family."

Quentin Frewing

"...the family running the ranch made us feel very welcome, cooked some great food, and the kids living there made an effort to include my son in some of their daily activities. I'm looking forward to going back again..."

Doug R.

"The family was beyond friendly, we had some trouble getting there due to a road closure and our host went above and beyond calling/texting us so we could find them. Thank you!"

Traveler from Olympia, WA

"Staff was very friendly and made us feel right at home."

Aaron from Seattle, WA

What to Bring to Peniel Ranch

* Sleeping bag and pillow (bedding is provided if sleeping in a Family or Ranch Suite)
* Clothes
* Personal hygiene (e.g. toothbrush/toothpaste, shampoo, and soap)
* Bible, notebook, and a pen or pencil
* Swimsuit (modest one piece – no exceptions)
* Two pairs of shoes
* A towel
* An eager attitude
* Your friends! Bringing someone new to the ranch? Let us know and you will each get $25!

To keep the ranch a family-friendly environment, we ask that you do NOT bring:
* Alcohol
* Fireworks
* Entertainment devices

You may bring a cell phone or laptop to the ranch. However Wi-Fi and cell service is spotty. Plus, you may find it refreshing to unplug from technology too.

Peniel Ranch Activities

"Although about a forty-five-minute drive from the nearest town, there is no need to leave the ranch. All meals are provided, along with all the equipment for the multitude of activities such as kayaking, archery, and frisbee golf. We cannot wait to return." -Traveler from Eastern Washington.

Looking to do something fun with the family during free time? Here's a list of activities we have on-site.

* Knife, Javelin, Hatchet, and Tomahawk Throwing Range *
* Shooting Range (Archery and Gun) *
* Fruit Picking (apples, cherries, peaches, and grapes, depending on the season)
* Volleyball Court
* Kayaking
* Canoeing
* Paddleboarding
* Gaga Pit
* Swimming
* Fishing
* Billiards
* Box Hockey
* Foosball
* Mountain Biking
* Animal Petting (goats, sheep, donkeys, dogs, and horses)
* Frisbee Golf Course (9 holes)
* Giant Chess and Checkers Board
* S'mores Fire Pit
* Kids Playground

Group Rates and Retreat Rental Information

Want to experience a taste of heaven with those near and dear to your heart?

If you are looking for the perfect location for your church family camp, business retreat, family reunion, women's retreat, or conference, consider adding Peniel Ranch to your list of destinations.

Groups of 20 or more people will receive 20% off our regular prices. You will also receive a free ticket which you can use to check out the location, give to your speaker, or to a family in need. Costs start at $35/person per day without meals and includes all ranch activities.

For larger groups, we recommend renting one of our beautiful buildings. Costs start at $28/person without meals, and includes all ranch activities.

Renting the entire ranch for your next retreat is $2,000/day without meals in the off-season (October to May), and $2,500/day without meals in peak season (June to September).

Meals are $5/person, but kids under 10 eat free!

Questions? Ready to book your next retreat? Call us at 1-509-557-3734.

Directions to Peniel Ranch

Many of our guests tell us how they love coming out to the Ranch to unplug from technology, and the freedom from the stress of man-made noises.

This can make for an extended scenic detour along the Columbia River when some GPS devices get a little goofed up.
For those that prefer efficiency over an added adventure, you can find directions below to the Ranch from Spokane, Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver, BC. Our address is 2500 Columbia River Rd, Okanogan, WA, 98840.

And if at any time you would like a solution to your traveling puzzle, can always call us at 1-509-557-3734.

From Spokane, WA (Click to View Google Map)

  1. Head west on I-90.
  2. Take exit 277 for US-2 W toward Davenport.
  3. Continue onto US-2 West for 60 miles.
  4. Turn right onto WA-21 North. You will see signs for WA-174/Republic Grand Coulee Dam. Continue onto WA-174 West.
  5. Turn right onto Spokane Way.
  6. Slight right onto Federal Ave.
  7. Turn right onto WA-155 N.
  8. Turn right onto Grand Coulee Bridge.
  9. Turn left onto WA-155N/River Dr.
  10. Turn left onto Omak Lake Columbia River Rd.
  11. Continue onto US-2 West for 60 miles.
  12. In 12 miles, you will arrive at Peniel Ranch on the left side of the road. Driveway is about a mile long.

From Seattle, WA (Click to View Google Map)

  1. Head east on I-90.
  2. Take exit 151 toward Ephrata Soap Lake/WA-283 North.
  3. Continue onto WA-281, then turn right on WA-283 N.
  4. Continue onto WA-28 East. Turn left onto WA-17 North. You will see signs for Soap Lake/Grand Coulee Dam.
  5. Turn right onto US-2 East.
  6. Continue onto WA-155 North.
  7. Turn right onto Grand Coulee Bridge.
  8. Turn left onto WA-155N/River Dr.
  9. Turn left onto Omak Lake Columbia River Rd.
  10. Continue onto US-2 West for 60 miles.
  11. In 12 miles, you will arrive at Peniel Ranch on the left side of the road. Driveway is about a mile long.

From Portland, OR (Click to View Google Map)

  1. Head east on I-84.
  2. Take exit 104 for US-97 toward Yakima Bend.
  3. Use the left lane to merge onto I-82 W/US-97 N via the ramp to Yakima.
  4. Take the exit onto I-90 E toward Vantage/Spokane.
  5. Take exit 151 from I-90 East.
  6. Continue onto WA-281, then turn right on WA-283 N.
  7. Continue onto WA-28 East. Turn left onto WA-17 North. You will see signs for Soap Lake/Grand Coulee Dam.
  8. Turn right onto US-2 East.
  9. Continue onto WA-155 North.
  10. Turn right onto Grand Coulee Bridge.
  11. Turn left onto WA-155N/River Dr.
  12. Turn left onto Omak Lake Columbia River Rd.
  13. Continue onto US-2 West for 60 miles.
  14. In 12 miles, you will arrive at Peniel Ranch on the left side of the road. Driveway is about a mile long.

From Vancouver, BC (Click to View Google Map)

  1. Head southwest on Howe St/BC-99 S toward Robson St. Keep left to continue on BC-99 S.
  2. Turn left onto Park Dr.
  3. Turn right onto Oak St. Keep left to continue on BC-99 S.
  4. Continue onto I-5 S. Slight left to stay on I-5 S.
  5. Take exit 232 for Cook Rd toward Sedro-Woolley.
  6. Turn left onto Cook Rd.
  7. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Borseth St. Continue onto W Moore St.
  8. At the traffic circle, continue straight onto WA-20 E/W Moore St.
  9. Turn right onto Riverside Ave.
  10. Turn left onto WA-20 E/Riverside Ave.
  11. Turn left to stay on WA-20 E.
  12. Turn left onto US-97 N/WA-20 E (signs for Penticton).
  13. Turn right onto Cameron Lake Rd.
  14. Turn left onto Cameron Lake-Omak Lake Rd.
  15. Turn right onto Omak Lake Rd.
  16. Continue onto Columbia River Rd.
  17. In 25.4 kilometers, you will arrive at Peniel Ranch on the right side of the road. Driveway is about 26 meters long.

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