Community and Governance

The Lazy O Ranch homeowners are a diverse group ranging from families with young children to families with multiple generations that use the Ranch for family gatherings. Several homeowners make the Ranch their full time home, while for others the Ranch is a seasonal home. Seasonal homeowners reside in a variety of other locations in the United States such as Texas, Florida, Ohio, New York, Washington, D.C., California, as well as international such as Hong Kong.


The Lazy O Ranch Homeowners Association is a nonprofit corporation governed by an elected 5 member Board of Directors. The Board oversees an on-site Ranch Manager who in turn oversees several on-site full-time or part-time employees. The Association typically meets in the summer (around July 4) and in the winter (around Christmas/New Years).

Ranch Management

The Ranch Manager supervises the operation and maintenance of the Ranch and its facilities, including the agricultural operations and the running of the Equestrian Center. He and his staff are available to homeowners to help with a variety of security and home ownership needs.

Ownership Services and Costs

The HOA dues of $15,000/year cover the following:

Ranch Operations

  • On-site Ranch Manager and staff
  • Ranch security
  • Hay production
  • Irrigation maintenance
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Building and equipment maintenance
  • Fence and gate maintenance
  • Fertilizing
  • Ranch supplies
  • Vehicle and equipment fuel
  • Building utilities

Equestrian Center

  • General barn maintenance
  • Horse trail maintenance
  • Arenas and round pen maintenance
  • Utilities
  • Horse supplies
  • Cross country skiing and snowshoeing maintenance of trails
  • Maintenance of snowmobile equipment

Road maintenance

  • Snow plowing of homeowner driveways (additional winter seasonal charge of approximately $600/homeowner)
  • Snow plowing of main Ranch road
  • Road maintenance, including repairs to address road impact from home construction

Private water system and water assets

  • Delivery of water to homes for domestic and irrigation uses
  • Maintenance of ponds
  • Maintenance of irrigation ditches
  • State inspections
  • Protection of legal water rights

General and administrative system

  • Insurance
  • Real estate taxes
  • Accounting fees
  • Legal expenses
  • Office expenses

A piece of the real west...
With real peace of mind.