On January 4, 1959, at the age of 79, Caroline McGill passed away in her Christmas Cabin. In her will, she gave her good friends, the Goodrich family, the option to purchase the ranch, which they did, and continued to manage it until 1987 when the ranch was sold to Dave Brask, the current owner.
Since then, the 320 Guest Ranch has grown from a capacity of 20 guests to well over 200. Dr. McGill’s original ranch house was moved to a more secluded setting near Buffalo Horn Creek, ranch staff occupy the Christmas Cabin, and the original Wilson homestead cabin is now the saloon at McGill’s Restaurant. Very few of the original accommodations could be saved, but even the new cabins capture the feel of those old buildings, from the days when Dr. McGill spent the day on the trail with her guests. Of course, at our historical guest ranch, the mountains and the big skies haven’t changed a bit.