Working at R-Ranch in the Sequoias in the iconic town of Johnsondale in the Sequoia National Forest in Central California is a DREAM for many people.


Drawn by quality of life … Working in a mountain town has many benefits outside the main purpose of employment or making an income.  Being in the mountains on or off-season can be an outdoorsman’s dream come true with the perk of getting paid to be somewhere that you love.  Employees are hand selected for specific jobs based on overall talent, experience, and education.

R-ranch in the sequoias

Due to the remote location of this 750-acre property, housing and utilities are generally provided for staff that do not live in nearby small towns.  Employees also save the high cost of driving to and from their workplace.  Housing, utilities and transportation to and from work adds approximately $12 per hour to an employee’s overall compensation package.  That is a lot of extra money for most people.  Additional benefits include vacation and sick time, dental insurance, training and support seminars and employee discounts at the General Store & Restaurant.

Right now, we have an array of full-time positions available. So, whether you are looking to start a career or spend a season with us, we’ve got an opening that might be right for you.

We currently have the following full-time job openings:

RV Maintenance Technician – Responsible for the maintenance of a R-Ranch’s 250 RV Campground Area Full Hookup Sites.  RV repair experience is preferred, but not required.

Experienced Maintenance Workers – Requires general knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc.  Projects include cabin repairs, work with a crew to maintain the property buildings, utilities, lake. landscaping and roads.  This is not a “training” position; construction knowledge is required.

Restaurant Staff – Chef, Bartender and Servers are needed.

So . . . Should You Ditch Everything and Move to the Mountains?

There are people who are called to the ocean as subtly as the breeze passes over the waves. There are those who thrive on the excitement of all a big city can offer, from the lights and marquees to the rushed pace. There are even those who enjoy the feel of the dirt between their fingers and are more in-tune on the plains under the big open sky. But there’s something different about those who are called to live in the mountains.  From hiking, fishing, horseback riding to ice skating and skiing, nothing else holds the treasures mountain living can offer.

As you sit outside on the deck after a long day there’s nothing like the view. The wildlife is abundant and you can find yourself gazing at deer, ground squirrels, rabbits, foxes, and if you’re lucky, you’ll see the occasional bear wandering along. There’s nowhere else on earth you can feel as close to nature as when you’re in the mountains.

Research has proven there is a link between the number of trees you can see and your stress levels. The more trees you’re viewing, the more your stress diminishes. Now take into consideration if you’re able to come home from work each night and gaze at the abundance of trees surrounding you. It’s a game changer.

Each morning you’ll find something magical about walking out the door and smelling the fresh pine trees as the wind gently sways the trees. Every night as you gaze up at the sky, you’ll wonder why you never knew there were so many stars.  Winter will be magical as you watch the snow flutter down as you’re cozied up to the fireplace with a nice cup of hot tea or cocoa. So yes, you should ditch it all and head on up, but only if you want to live life with less stress, enjoy the clean, fresh air each time you open a door or window, and feel closer to nature every day.

R-Ranch is located in Johnsondale, California off Mountain Road 99. 

If you are interested in joining the R-Ranch team, please contact our Board President, Ginger Nelson, at ginger@rranch.org.  Email her  your resume and/or information about the position(s) you are interested in.  You can also reach her by phone at (949) 547-2004.  It is common for many of our staff to have their significant other also employed at R-Ranch due to the remoteness of the town.

Also, please take a look at our webpage www.rranchinthesequioias.com to learn much more about this amazing recreational property and historic town