Ridin Hy building

Construction has begun on a temporary kitchen at Ridin' Hy Ranch as the business looks to bounce back from a fire that destroyed its lodge last month.


The owners of Ridin' Hy Ranch are moving quickly in their quest to bounce back from last month's devastating fire.

The Horicon dude ranch lost its main lodge building to an Oct. 27 fire that was linked to a guest smoking a cigar.

Less than three weeks later, contractors have already made good progress on framing a new building that will serve as a temporary kitchen to allow re-opening next month. The lodge's Facebook page is chronicling the rebuilding.

The Beadnell family plans to re-open for reservation on Dec. 26 using the temporary kitchen, and converting existing buildings into a dining room, bar, lounge and front desk.

They hope to have the new lodge ready sometime next year.

"Once we get our temporary areas set up then we will start plans for our new lodge and will keep you updated on all progress," the business' Facebook page reads. "We promise to continue providing you with the Ridin-Hy that you all know and love now and into the future."

-- Don Lehman



Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on poststar.com/app/blogs.

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