Best Total Solar Eclipse at the Rocker 3 Ranch


Rocker 3 Ranch, located in Central Oregon just 10 miles north of Madras is pleased to announce the availability of 20 exclusive RV sites for the 2017 Solar Eclipse. This is truly a VIP limited opportunity that will fill up fast. Nearly all motor home sites in Central Oregon have long been sold out with people coming in from all over the U.S. and around the world. Most estimates are that there will be over 150,000 people in the Madras area all vying for any place to view the total eclipse. All campgrounds are already sold out and many mall, school and fair grounds only have a few marginal spots left. So why fight the crowds and traffic when you can experience a relaxed and totally private experience at our 100% organic cattle ranch with spectacular views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Bachelor and the Three Sisters.

Our family ranch is ground zero in the absolute direct path of the Total Solar Eclipse. Don’t be fooled by being “close” to the direct path. Only a few miles away in either direction and you could easily miss out on what could be a opportunity of a lifetime. Each of our over-sized RV sites is perched on one of the most spectacular canyon rims in Central Oregon.

Local authorities are cautioning visitors to not even attempt to drive to Madras on Monday or even Sunday. And once settled in, regardless of where you end up, it will be difficult to drive anywhere to experience all that Central Oregon has to offer. But it’s different at our Ranch. Your reserved spot is easily accessible with wide open areas for easy parking.

Your private viewing of the Solar Eclipse begins on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 9:06am with the magical Total Solar Eclipse turning the sunny morning skies of Central Oregon to quiet darkness at 10:19am.

Your special 3-night exclusive stay at our private Rocker 3 Ranch offers something for everyone. Without having to drive anywhere, you will have local access to:

  • Miles of natural hiking trails
  • Fishing on 5-miles of the famous Deschutes River running through Rocker 3 Ranch
  • Breath-taking, private, exclusive views
  • Enjoy the ever-present cattle and horses
  • Rock hounding
  • Bass and pan fishing in our private ponds
  • Swimming and sun bathing in our private ponds
  • Fun on our floating dock
  • "Bitterbrush Saloon" ... for adults only
  • Ranch style breakfast and dinners provided daily

We are happy to set up guided float/fishing trips on the Deschutes River for you for an additional fee

No crowds. No hassles. No worries. Just join us and our family for a chance to experience a beautiful private 100% organic cattle ranch and all of its natural amenities, along with the experience of a lifetime, viewing the Total Solar Eclipse in Central Oregon.

Your Best Total Eclipse Package Includes:

  • 1 of 20 exclusive RV dry sites (sorry no electricity)
  • Arrive Friday afternoon (8/18/2017) and leave Monday afternoon (8/21/217)
  • Eclipse viewing eyewear
  • $2650 - $4,600 for up to 4 people (Includes Country Breakfasts and Ranch Style Dinners)
  • Add Thursday 8/17 and/or Tuesday 8/22 for $250 per night (meals not included)

Full amount due to confirm reservation. Due to the “one-time” natural of the eclipse the reservation is non-cancellable and non refundable. Sorry, we wished we could re-wind the eclipse if you missed it, but as they say, “that one is out of our control."

Due to the wilderness nature of our Ranch and for their protection, dogs must be on controlled leash at all times. No exceptions.

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Things To know about the 2017 Total Eclipse

Mark your calendars now for Monday, August 21, 2017. That's the big day, when the sun will go dark, and Oregonians will witness a rare and spectacular sight. In the meantime, here are seven things you need to know about the 2017 eclipse.

Path of totality

The eclipse is best viewed along what's called the "path of totality," a narrow band about 90 miles wide (see map below) that stretches across the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina. The total eclipse will last the longest – about two minutes – at the center of that path. In Oregon, it will cross directly over Rocker 3 Ranch near Madras, Oregon

Schedule

The eclipse will begin shortly after 10:15 a.m., changing slightly depending on where you view the event, on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

Weather is a big factor

Being in the path of the eclipse means nothing if the weather is bad. That means you'll either need to be flexible and mobile should clouds roll in, or plan accordingly. According to eclipse watchers at Great American Eclipse, central Oregon (specifically Madras) is one of the best places to see it in the country.

Eclipse Path

Hotels are booked solid

Thinking of getting a hotel room in the path of totality? Think again. Hotels across Oregon are already booked solid. Court Priday, manager of the Inn at Cross Keys Station in Madras, said rooms have been gone for a long, long time. "We've been getting phone calls like crazy," he said. "We've been sold out for about three years."

Campground Reservations

This being Oregon, there are plenty of campgrounds in the path of totality, and unlike hotel rooms, they can't be reserved so far in advance. Sites at Oregon State Campgrounds in the eclipse path sold out in a matter of minutes. At campgrounds run by the U.S. Forest Service, you can only reserve sites six months in advance, meaning February, 2017 is the earliest you can save a spot.
Rocker 3 Ranch in Madras is now taking reservations for RV camping.

It's a rare opportunity

Unless you were around for 1979 eclipse, this will likely be your one and only opportunity to ever see a total solar eclipse in Oregon. The next one crosses our state on October 5, 2108, when a small sliver of the Oregon coast will experience the tail end of the event, and July 25, 2169, when the path of totality will include Portland and the northeast part of the state.

Protect your eyes

While the eclipse's totality can be viewed with the naked eye, the rest of it should be viewed with some kind of eye protection. Remember that you'll be staring at the sun. NASA recommends wearing glasses with a special filter (you can use number 14 welders glass or buy a cheap pair of special-made paper shades), or using a DIY pinhole projector.

--Jamie Hale

Full amount due to confirm reservation. Due to the “one-time” natural of the eclipse the reservation is non-cancellable and non refundable. Sorry, we wished we could re-wind the eclipse if you missed it, but as they say, “that one is out of our control."

Due to the wilderness nature of our Ranch and for their protection, dogs must be on controlled leash at all times. No exceptions.

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