It was a prize on Wheel of Fortune. It was where people came up every year for a few days or a week to get a taste of country life. It was where friendships and even families were formed. It was where people met and rode a horse for the first time and fell in love with it for the rest of their life.
It was Roseland. Roseland Ranch Resort.
It was… because they tore it down.
Done. Done. Done. Flattened!
So, when I heard that the cranes and bull dozers had arrived, I went there and shot that video.
It looks so empty. I never knew much about Roseland, but when we drove by there was always activity and people looked as if they came up to have a good time and succeeded. Horses are a major part of my life and I enjoy seeing people introduced to riding and learning to care for horses.
I don’t think Roseland could ever be replaced, but dude ranches still thriving and it may be worth taking a look at DudeRanch.com.
This was the way it was: