Double O Ranch/Ovenell’s Heritage Inn & Log Cabins
Address: 46276 Concrete Sauk Valley Rd., Concrete
Miles off of I-5: 30
Owners: The Ovenell Family
Website: www.ovenells-inn.com; www.doubleoranchllc.com
Farm type: Cattle ranch, meat sales.
Directions: From I-5 exit 232 (Cook Road/Sedro-Woolley). East on Cook Road to Sedro-Woolley, turn left, take Hwy. 20 east to Concrete. Turn right on Concrete Sauk Valley Rd. Go 1 mile, cross bridge, stay left. In 2 miles, Double O Ranch/Ovenell’s Heritage Inn is on right.
Farm premises: 580 acre cattle ranch, wildlife preserve.
Ovenell’s Heritage Inn: AAA Rated Accomodations available: Pine log cabins, antique-filled farmhouse with a view of Mt. Baker.
- Hands-on educational displays featuring year-round ranch activities, calving and health care.
- Hayride, farm tour through pastures, cattle, CREP project and timberland’s; see deer elk and woodland birds.
- Footprints of our farm matching game, matching games of our wildlife, cattle, horses and chickens.
- Equipment display.
- “Carving a ranch from the wilds” farm history and antique equipment display.
- Demonstration of cattle health car and ultrasound, family farm vs. feedlot production
- Interact with conservation District’s Blossom the pink squirrel.
- Pet Skye and Champ the Clydesdale’s.
- Visit the ducks, chickens and geese and turkeys.
- Self-guided educational scavenger hunt for the whole family.
- See herd bulls and weaned calves up close, pet and feed show calves.
- Concrete Farm to School partnered with Concrete School District and United General District 304 presents their Fender Blender healthy smoothies information on their program.
Learn while touring these premises: Conservation project along the river, learn about calving, animal health, pasture & timber management, ranch wildlife and quality grades of meat. Learn how beef production and conservation projects affect lives around us across the country and throughout the world.
Food ($): Beverages, smoked Double O Ranch beef brisket or pulled beef sandwich meal including coleslaw, beans and corn; hamburgers and hotdogs for the kids.
Retail ($): Beef orders, USDA inspected beef by the package, jam, harvest bread, honey
Free Samples: homemade sweet breads, jams, honey and coffee.
Farm history: The original 713 acres were purchased by James T. Ovenell and Harold Pierson in the 1940’s and named the P&O Hereford Ranch. By 1960, James and Mary Ovenell were sole owners and the name changed to Double O Ranch. In 1997, a B&B and log cabins were added. The farm is now in its fourth generation.
AgFARMation: Cattle have a very good memory and can see more than 300 degrees vs. humans that see 180 degrees. Cows and humans share about 80% of their genomic make up.