Because You Deserve It

It Makes Us Happy To See You Happy

Put the phone down, take a break from the office, bond with family, and just enjoy the outdoors!

Have you ever imagined holding a special event in a rustic and romantic 19th Century barn surrounded by pine trees and the largest alpine valley in the West? Well, go ahead and kick your imagination into high gear. The Diamond S Ranch may be the “real deal” venue you’ve been dreaming about.

The Smith Family Ranch has hosted many wonderful special events including; weddings, family reunions, corporate groups, sports groups, concerts, fundraisers and more. Do it all yourself, or you can also add an ATV Tour, Trap Shooting Expedition, or our signature Tri Tip BBQ to any of your special events.

The Diamond S Ranch sits on 1500 acres of secluded ranch land in the beautiful Sierra Valley. The ranch has been such a great part of history, and the inside of the barn has been turned into a Sierra Valley History Museum. Our barn is covered with 19th Century memorabilia. You can almost picture the struggle of early pioneers, when working together was critical for basic survival, a concept that is sometimes lost in our fast paced world.

We turned our huge Dutch-Style barn, built in the 1800s into an amazing event venue!


NorCal Snowboarders visited the Diamond S Ranch
Grainger visited the Diamond S Ranch
Fisher Brothers visited the Diamond S Ranch
Riggs Showroom Distributing visited the Diamond S Ranch
Chico State visited the Diamond S Ranch
Fisher Brothers visited the Diamond S Ranch
The Diamond S Ranch of the Lost Sierra
The Diamond S Ranch of the Lost Sierra
The Diamond S Ranch of the Lost Sierra

Bond. Relax. Enjoy.

Find out why our souls need nature

Tucked away in a sparsely populated region of Northern California, at the northern terminus of the Sierra Nevada range lies a land of dense, rolling forests, deep canyons, cold clear streams, and jagged peaks that tower over teal, post-glacial lakes. And weaving their way through this serenely beautiful landscape is a network of ever-growing trails, ready for you to explore.

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Suitable for large groups

"We celebrated my Father's 50th at the Ranch, and he said it was one he will never forget. Surrounded by nature, and we have 75 of our friends and family there! Go if you can!" - Rich J.


Get Photo Opps

"There is an endless opportunity to get photos that you will want to hang in your home they are so pretty!" - Lisa H.


Off The Beaten Path

"Truly a gem. The Diamond S Ranch is a one-of-a-kind. We can out to experience the EcoBike tour, but fell in love and have camped there as well! Go..." - Jackson E.

If you are lucky, while camping at our basecamp, you might meet the Ranch Mom, Mama Maylou…
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Ken Smith and Kathy Smith
Ken Smith Founder of Explore Sierra Touring Company 8 Years Old

Meet Diamond S Ranch Board Member

Ken Smith


Hi, I’m Ken! I like to think I’m a fun, adventurous tour guide. I was put on this earth to help you experience the outdoors, smile (laugh), and bring you places you’ve only dreamed!

Great People. Amazing Tours. Beautiful Land.