Historic Swan Valley Dude Ranches

During the early to mid-twentieth century several upper Swan Valley dude ranches were at the height of operation, providing packing and guiding services to guests from around the world.

Holland Lake Lodge and 33 Bar Ranch

In 1924, Roria "Babe" Wilhelm, along with his sister, Ada, and her husband, Art White leased land from the Forest Service and built the Mountain View Hotel near Holland Lake. The hotel was built with lumber from Babe's steam-powered sawmill and sided with half-logs to give the log appearance. The hotel later became known as Holland Lake Lodge.

The Whites ran the lodge while B...

 

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