Part of what makes your visit to Steens Mountain Guest Ranch so enjoyable is the people you get to be with while you’re on our working cattle ranch. Meet your Cowboy Crew:

Hi! I’m Tim O’Crowley, and I have spent most of my life working with horses or cattle. I tried my hand at logging for a year or so and decided that log trucks were not for me. I love a good horse under saddle, and cows to gather. I am a fifth-generation cowboy and I love it. I have had the good fortune in this life to marry my sweetheart of 30+ years and together we have raised six kids. Our family tree is growing as we now have seven grandkids, with more on the way. Life has more than given me a fair shake. Now I just want to share a little of it with you and others.

I grew up just seven miles from Tim and was only 19 years old when I married him. Our 30 years together has been an adventure as we have spent it raising our six children, all of whom we are very proud of. One of my fondest memories from my own childhood was being in the kitchen while Mom was making homemade bread and feeling her love for all us children. Homemade bread will always smell like “home” to me.

Mary Otley is a huge part of what has made Steens Mountain Guest Ranch possible. The Otleys settled in Diamond and have a heritage of cattle, cowboys and ranching that spans more than 100 years. Mary doesn’t let her 92 years hold her back from much. You will find her feeding the cattle in the winter and cutting the hay in the summer. Mrs. Mary Otley is more than just a neighbor; she is a friend, a true example of strength and part of the family. Hopefully you will get to meet her while you are here.

We hope you’ll come be a part of our crew and experience the real cowboy life in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest in Oregon!