Updated: June 14, 2015
Running Y Ranch in Klamath Falls, Oregon:Running Y Ranch is definitely a remote resort in Southern Oregon, but they have all the amenities you could want and more. Running Y is located near the town of Klamath Falls, Oregon. It's situated near the Cascade Mountains in somewhat of a high plateau region. Upper Klamath Lake is what the golf course overlooks and the views are spectacular. The Ranch itself has been around for less than a decade and the main lodge is a beautiful piece of architecture. One of the reasons I prefer visiting the Running Y Ranch is because of it's isolated feeling yet still being able to swim, golf, or canoe at my leisure. Running Y has gained some popularity in recent years, but during my recent visit, the place felt eerily empty on a weekday in the summer. I'm sure as the word gets out about this majestic resort, more tourists will come.
One of the main attractions is the Arnold Palmer designed Running Y golf course that takes you through "rolling hills" and "wetlands". The greens are fast and the fairways give you a favorable roll. There are golf packages available on the official Running Y website or you can call 888-850-0261 for more details on seasonal specials. For those not interested in playing golf, consider the Sandhill Spa on-site for a massage, facial, manicure, or pedicure. When I visited in July 2007 the weather was unseasonably wet and muggy so I was able to enjoy the indoor pool, hot tub and sauna. Other activities include a fitness center, basketball court, tennis court or even volleyball. The main lodge has a morning buffet breakfast which works out great if you have kids that want cereal or bagels. The official website is at Runningy.com and there is an excellent map of the facilities HERE. If you really enjoy the Ranch, you can look into new home sites that start between $100K-$300K+.