By John Hernandez
San Manuel Miner
On Monday, Aug. 12, the Oracle Women’s Network (O.W.N.) paid a visit to the historical 3-C Ranch and the new RV and horse camp site on the back road to Mt. Lemmon. The event, which included a guided tour of both places and a lunch provided by the Oracle Market, was organized by O.W.N. to familiarize members about the area and businesses that are available around Oracle so they can be promoted. O.W.N. is an organization made up of local business women that have taken it upon themselves to promote Oracle and local businesses in the surrounding areas. They currently operate the Oracle Visitors Center.
A tour of both the 3-C and HCR-AZ at the 3-C Ranch camp was provided by Brandon Luthy, owner of the Dry River Trading Company. Brandon showed everyone the rentals available at the 3-C Ranch such as the Nixon House, a cottage containing two suites where President Richard Nixon once stayed. The 3-C Ranch is also a great venue for weddings, reunions and other events.
The HCR-AZ is a new horse camp located right next to the 3-C Ranch on Mt. Lemmon Road. Hay Creek Ranch Arizona has 12 full service RV spaces that are 40 by 120 pull-thru sites with hookups for electricity, water and sewer. There are also areas available for dry camping. The horse camp also has three tack rooms, 26 horse stalls with half of them covered, a 12×24 covered corral, hay feeders, water tanks and an arena. A club house is nearly completed that has a kitchen, fireplace, and two full bathrooms with showers. There are many horse trails in the area including the Arizona Trail. Oracle Women’s Network plans on having another tour to the area which will be open to the public sometime in the near future.