This summer, the Rock Ranch, a 1,500-acre cattle ranch located about an hour from Columbus, is offering the opportunity for families to visit and enjoy fun farm activities and the ranch’s beautiful scenery. The ranch is open to the public on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm.
Adam Pugh, general manager of the Rock Ranch, says, “In our new normal, guests have multiple options. They can visit simply to have lunch or enjoy our famous strawberry Icedream® and walk about the farm on marked walking paths. They may choose to extend their stay by purchasing a punch card to enjoy select attractions and food items, make an appointment online for a zipline experience…or make a reservation for a personal guided VIP experience.”
There is no admission fee to enter the farm and enjoy the walking paths. Guests who would like to enjoy the attractions are encouraged to make reservations for the zipline and purchase punch cards online. There is a discount for buying the punch cards online. Pugh says, “There is a limited quantity for each time slot throughout the day and tickets may sell out, so we really advise guests to buy online in advance of their visit.”
The attractions available this summer include a cow train, fishing, pedal carts, a petting zoo, paddle boats, fun farm games and gem mining. Lunch is available in the Café in The Country Store and guests can shop for home-cooked casseroles, meat and other products in The Country Store. Appropriate precautions, such as adding hand sanitizing stations and spacing the café tables for social distancing, have been taken to ensure the safety of guests. Curbside pickup is available for online orders from The Country Store that are placed in advance.
Families who are interested in turning their visit to the ranch into a getaway can go online to reserve the Farm Stay Houses or make reservations to camp in one of the Conestoga Wagons located on the property.
Visit therockranch.com for more info or to RSVP.