Hemlock Highlands Ranch
Address: 8110 Sims Road; Sedro-Woolley
Miles off of I-5: 8
Owners: John and Jean Bates
Farm type: Highland cattle beef/breeding farm
Directions: From I-5, exit 232 (Cook Road/Sedro-Woolley). Go east on Cook Rd. approximately 4 miles. Turn left onto Hwy. 20, proceed approximately 4 miles to Sims Road, which Y’s to the right. Hemlock Highlands is the first building on right.
Farm premises: 45-acre beef cattle operation, views of Skagit Valley and N. Cascade Mountains.
- Guided hayride through Highland cattle pastures, neighboring Perkins Apple Orchard and Eagle Haven Winery
- Petting pen with baby Highland calves
- Scottish Fiddler Valorie Newson performs Saturday (12-3)
- Bagpipers play on Sunday (12-3)
- Kids coloring contests and highland art activities
- Face painting & scavenger hunt
Food ($): Hot chocolate, hot apple cider, fresh baked goods and lunch available Saturday and Sunday.
Free samples: Highland beef (Saturday & Sunday 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.)
Retail ($): Highland beef orders & USDA-inspected beef by the package, Highland arts and crafts
Learn while touring these premises: What it entails to run a Highland cattle ranch. Facts about Highlands and their history, how a cattle farm works.
Farm History: Nestled in the foothills of the North Cascades in beautiful Skagit Valley, Hemlock Highlands’ family farm has been raising registered Scottish Highland cattle for beef and breeding stock since the early 90’s, with many grand and reserve champions in our line. We come from a family who has loved and understood the value of Scottish Highland cattle for five generations.
AgFARMation: Highland Bull’s weigh approx. 1800 lbs. Highlands come in 7 different colors.