Holiday fun at Timberline Country Christmas

My BFF and our kids left the hustle and bustle in the city and took a trip out to the country for some quiet, intimate, holiday fun at Timberline Country Christmas  over the weekend.  Both of us have never been  to Timberline Ranch so when we arrived  we were in for a surprise. It felt like we drove into a scene of an old Western movie!

When we arrived at the ranch we followed the signs and checked in at the registration table. Once we checked in, we were given some tickets from a friendly staff member ( all the staff was dressed in cowboy and girl outfits)  to vote for our favorite Christmas tree decorated by local businesses in the community. In addition, the kids decorated a Dove to hang on one of the trees.

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After the Christmas tree display tour, we were taken by the friendly cowgirl over to the bakery where the kids decorated some shortbread gingerbread cookies with icing, smarties, and chocolate chips. The children had no idea what we were going to do at the ranch. This was a yummy surprise!

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Once the cookies were complete, a covered wagon came and picked us up for a ride to our next destination!

Unfortunately, my daughter is sensitive to smells. As soon as we entered the farm area she felt like she had to throw up and sadly she did. She felt fine once she got it out of her system and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They rushed to grab her napkins and water. The staff was genuinely concerned about her well-being and wanted to make sure she felt better.

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She felt fine after a few minutes and decided she would like to enter the petting farm. In addition, they also offer pony rides!

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After having fun in the hay maze, petting zoo, and pony rides, the wagon picked us back up and took us to our next destination…



In Snowville, the kids made some Christmas crafts, played games and enjoyed some quiet story time.

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We couldn’t help ourselves and had some good old fashion country dress up fun in the photo booth area.

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All in all, our trip to the Timberline Country Christmas was more than what we had expected. Everyone was super friendly. There were a ton of activities for the kids, and best of all, it wasn’t crowded. None of our activities felt rushed, which was nice because this gave us a chance to thoroughly enjoy each station.

If you’re looking for a simple, relaxing Christmas outing with your family, I highly recommend a drive out to the country (Maple Ridge) to Timberline Country Christmas. It’s the perfect spot for children who love farms and it has a cozy Christmas Country feel. Oh yah, and there’s free parking 🙂

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About Timberline Country Christmas 

“Leave the busy city behind, and enjoy the short trip to a 73 acre horse ranch in Maple Ridge that has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland.  Here you will be enchanted by glorious lights, beautiful trees, interactive scenes, lovely music, and delightful activities that remind us of times when Christmas was a lot simpler . . . and a lot less commercial.  It’s all priced so reasonably that you’ll want to return with your friends!”

For more information and to make your families reservation please visit The event runs from Dec.1st-20th, 2016.

*This blog post was written in partnership with Timberline Ranch. All opinions expressed are my own.

4 thoughts on “Holiday fun at Timberline Country Christmas

  1. Sounds very fun Jamie! What age group do you think it’s best for? I am wondering if my 8 year old will think he is “too old” lol.

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