Getting Yourself to the Ranch
While a remote location is good for the scenery, it does make transportation more involved.  We highly recommend that guests use the shuttle we have arranged (see below).  Of course, you can drive yourself or carpool with friends to the site if you like.  You’ll find the best map and directions to the Ranch on their website (see the Location menu).
Since the Dalles Ranch is about a 30-45 minute drive from the Dalles, some of it on a remote, unlit gravel road, we have arranged for two shuttle vans to take guests between the Shilo Inn and the wedding.  This shuttle is available whether or not you stay at the Inn.  You may park at the Inn with a signed "Inn-not-responsible" waiver (available at the Shilo Inn) for the duration of the wedding.
  1. The first shuttle will be ready to leave the Inn at 12:00 noon.
  2. The second and final shuttle will leave the Inn promptly at 2:00 PM.
The vans will make the return trip in the evening after the wedding.  Because it is difficult to predict how long guests will want to linger after the wedding, the return schedule is more flexible.
  1. The first shuttle will leave the Ranch between 9:00 PM and 10:00 PM
  2. The second and final shuttle will leave the Ranch between 11:00 PM and 12:00 midnight.
By now most guests have indicated to us if they would like to take the shuttle.  If you have not told us your wishes, please let us know by sending an email to or by writing us on your RSVP card.  Please include your name, the number and names of those traveling with you, and your preferred shuttle time.  We’ll make sure there is enough room for you.