Job Announcement - Business Manager

Are you eager to align your values with your professional endeavors? Are you a forward-thinker, driven by curiosity, and interested in crafting a financially sustainable framework for our operations, integrating best practices in conservation and initiatives promoting human well-being? What connects a small farm, a campground, endangered species, education, and a cemetery? The answer lies in the guidance and expertise of a Business Manager who can steer them toward a thriving future as part of a Perpetual Purpose Stewardship Trust.

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Dr Lanita Witt Holds Duck At Willow Witt Ranch Barn

The Crest is proud to announce the Lanita Witt Memorial Scholarship Fund

Community cooperation and assistance was of prime importance to Lanita, who died December 15, 2022.   Scholarship support allowed her to attend college, then medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, support she never forgot.

Join the community of supporters who are strengthening students' connection to Farm, Forest, Water, and Each Other.  This revolving fund will provide transportation and scholarships for students attending Summer Enrichment Programs at The Crest.

Donate to the Lanita Witt Memorial Scholarship Fund

Welcome to Willow-Witt Ranch,
Hidden Gem, a Few Miles from Ashland but a World Away

Willow-Witt Ranch is a 445-acre gem in Southern Oregon’s Cascade Mountain Range high country. In this magical valley, owners Suzanne Willow and Lanita Witt have restored a forest, wetlands and small working farm and ranch, including wonderful Farm Stay accommodations. If you're looking for a unique and exciting Agritourism experience, your adventure begins here! Whether your ideal accommodation is a walk-in tent site among the trees, a more luxurious furnished wall tent with private deck, a cozy farmhouse studio, or the spacious and private Meadow House, you can be sure of a memorable stay. Experience nature’s beauty on a working ranch committed to land conservation and restoration, alternative energy, sustainable agriculture, and sharing that knowledge and experiences with others.

Enjoy open barn days, birding, shopping in the farm store, and self-guided tours to take in the spectacular views.

Come stay with us!

We do not allow dogs or pets on the ranch.
Our working farm uses Maremma livestock guardian dogs to protect our animals from predators.


The Forest Conservation Burial Ground - Oregon's First Dedicated natural Burial Ground
The Crest at Willow Witt
Cultivating Connection to Farm, Forest, Water and Each Other


We acknowledge that the Shasta, Upland Takelma, Latgawa and Athabaskan peoples stewarded these lands for millennia. We also acknowledge the intergenerational trauma caused by their forcible removal from their ancestral lands. The people whose ancestors lived on this land are now citizens of The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians, The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, or The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.
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  • Remembering the full life of Dr. Lanita Witt

    Remembering the full life of Dr. Lanita Witt

    By Morgan Rothborne, Mail Tribune, December 24, 2022

    Dr. Lanita Witt, co-founder of Willow-Witt Ranch outside Ashland, died Dec. 15 in a hospice bed with Suzanne Willow, her wife of 43 years, lying beside her, holding her hand.

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  • Mail Tribune: Green Living: Willow-Witt Ranch

    Mail Tribune

    Green Living: Willow-Witt Ranch

    By Robert Hastings, March 4, 2021

    green living at Willow-Witt Ranch

    Conservation of native habitats goes a long way in helping residents get the most out of their real estate and Suzanne and Lanita are here to help you learn how. The ranch holds summer classes and talks along with hikes and activities for kids and adults of all ages to come learn more about the ecosystems in Southern Oregon and how a symbiotic relationship with their surroundings is beneficial to their health and others in the long run.

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  • The 12 Hike Podcast: Willow Witt Ranch - Getting Back to Our Root‪s‬

    The 12 Hike Podcast

    Willow Witt Ranch: Getting Back to Our Root‪s‬

    The 12 Hike Podcasts, October 28, 2020 episode

    This past month, Willow-Witt Ranch was featured on the 12 Hike Podcast, hosted by Zach Jenkins. 12 Hikes talks to outdoor enthusiasts and recreation providers to explore all of the different ways YOU can get outside. 

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  • KEEN: WWOOFing Meets Camping Solo With Kids

    KEEN Footwear

    child petting goats during farm stay camping trip

    WWOOFing Meets Camping Solo With Kids

    July 24, 2020
    By Ginny Figlar, KEEN Editorial Director

    When I was a kid, I camped in the backyard with my sister in our New York City suburb. Despite being a stone’s throw from our bedroom, it still felt so magical, exciting, and a little spooky. Those nights are etched in my childhood memories of summer.

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  • Weekend Sherpa: Farm to Tent Cabins

    Weekend Sherpa

    fully appointed tent cabin at Willow-Witt Ranch farm stayPhoto by Weekend Sherpa

    Farm to Tent Cabin

    Glamping Tent Cabins at Willow-Witt Ranch in Ashland, Oregon

    July 29, 2020

    The hardest part of staying at Willow-Witt Ranch will be leaving. This sprawling 445-acre property in Southern Oregon is part organic farm, part campground, part wellness retreat, and wholly relaxing.

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locally raised meat, eggs and dairy products
Willow-Witt Ranch is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of a unique ecosystem in the Southern Cascades, and the headwaters, wetlands, and forests that arise there. We provide education on the values of ecology and of the complex web of food and environment by operating a small certified organic farm and Farm Stay accommodations for a unique agritourism experience.
Oregon Tilth Certified Organic
Willow-Witt Ranch

658 Shale City Road
Ashland, OR 97520
(541) 890-1998
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