Ranch Manager Needed for Mountain Guest Ranch in Sequoias

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Peppermint Falls Ranch

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Johnsondale, CA
Job Type
Full Time, Year round
$80,000 - $100,000+
Date Posted
February 4, 2024
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

Position Overview:

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced duo to live on and manage our 320-acre guest ranch. This unique property, surrounded entirely by the Giant Sequoia National Monument, boasts a myriad of natural wonders from cascading waterfalls to pristine streams. After 3 years of refurbishment and a significant investment in improved infrastructure, we are proud to offer four cozy cabins ready for guest accommodations for the first time.

About the Ranch:

  • 4 rental cabins, one owner’s cabin, one property manager’s cabin, and a ranch office / workshop facility
  • 320-acre inholding 100% surrounded by Giant Sequoia National Monument
  • Paved forest road access 12 miles down a dead-end road with no neighboring properties
  • 4 seasons with mild winters at 5,000 ft elevation
  • Multiple large waterfalls and stream flow in and out of the property
  • Private trail access to Kern River and world-class fishing
  • Helipad and helicopter hangar
  • Fully off-grid with robust new solar power plant capable of charging electric vehicles and heating all homes
  • Very remote. 1-hour drive to the nearest groceries in Kernville, CA. 2 hours from Bakersfield

Key Responsibilities:

  • Guest Relations & Airbnb Management: Oversee Airbnb rentals 7 days a week, from bookings and guest communications to check-ins/check-outs and guest services during their stay
  • Housekeeping: Clean cabins between guest stays
  • General Administration: Handle day-to-day administrative tasks related to the ranch and Airbnb business, maintaining a high standard of professionalism
  • Property Maintenance & Upkeep: Ensure the ranch, its cabins, equipment, and surrounding areas are well-maintained, safe, and presentable at all times
  • Regular Reporting: Provide periodic updates and reports to the property owner regarding the status, bookings, maintenance issues, and any other pertinent matters


  • Proven experience with managing Airbnb rentals, guest relations, and hospitality
  • Extensive experience in property management or caretaking, preferably in a similar remote setting
  • Ability to thrive in an isolated area where self-sufficiency is essential
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Familiarity with basic maintenance tasks and the use of related tools/equipment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility to manage varied tasks and to address unexpected issues efficiently
  • We are particularly interested in candidates who envision making this ranch their long-term home. As a generational family-owned property, we are committed to preserving its legacy for decades to come, ensuring stability and continuity for those who join us in this endeavor.


  • Competitive salary
  • Profit-sharing based bonuses
  • On-site accommodation in a new home at no cost
  • Company-provided electric vehicle and free charging
  • Unique opportunity to live and work on perhaps the most beautiful parcel of private forest in California


Interested candidates are invited to send their resumes via email, along with a cover letter detailing relevant experience and explaining why they would be a good fit for this unique opportunity.

Please note, due to the location’s remoteness, safety and operational efficiency require more than one person. Open to any two people capable of sharing accommodations and handling ranch duties together. Our selection is based on the ability to perform job tasks, not on personal relationship status. All pairs, including friends, relatives, or partners, are welcome to apply, provided they can collaboratively meet the demands of the role. Equal opportunity employer.

Peppermint Falls Ranch - CA

Peppermint Falls Ranch - CA

Peppermint Falls Ranch - CA

Peppermint Falls Ranch - CA

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