The Diamond 7 Bar Guest Ranch is a working cattle ranch that welcomes guests for an authentic western vacation. We will customize your vacation to what you’re looking for, rather than giving you our schedule for the week, we can help you create one that fits your interests. If you want to learn what it takes to be a rancher, we’ll put you to work moving cattle, fixing fence and feeding animals. If the ranching’s a little more than you bargained for, we’d be happy to take you out for trail rides on horseback. We’ve got plenty of the more leisurely activities like; fishing, hiking, swimming, hay rides or taking in a local rodeo. Evenings on the ranch are spent sharing stories over the campfire or soaking in the hot tub. However adventurous you choose to be, we’ll be sure your stay with us is unforgettable.
Hiram and John Mahoney (brothers) and their families
The ranch has grown from several homestead parcels to its present size of 10,000 acres. Much of this growth occurred when Hiram bought out other neighboring homesteads as they failed. Many of the pastures bear the names of the families who hopefully put down roots here only to see that it was too difficult to make a living on these small tracts of land. More substantial growth came later as Gerald and Betsy (Owen) Mahoney bought several sizable neighboring ranches and added much to the size and versatility of the present ranch. The Diamond Seven Bar name is taken from a livestock brand that Gerald bought and began using. The original ranch brand was HR, initials of Hiram Mahoney. That brand is still registered in the Mahoney name.
Steeped in history and heritage, The Diamond Seven Bar Ranch, continues the ranching tradition started those four generations back. Much blood, sweat, tears, laughter and song is mixed with the soil of this place and it stands as testimony to the hard work and big dreams of the Mahoney family (and many families like ours). If you ask, you will hear stories of children dying of diphtheria (two in one day), pranks played on school marms in the one-room schoolhouse on the property, a double murder that ended in a hanging, the breaking of the locoed horse, and the list goes on. Or you can sit and let the burbling of Lame Jones Creek, the song of the red-winged blackbirds and the wind in the Ponderosa Pines tell you their story. One thing is for sure – adventure awaits. Let our history add to yours – become part of our story.