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Rainier Reindeer Ranch

Visit the Rainier Reindeer Ranch

Nestled in the shadow of Mount Rainier is the Rainier Reindeer Ranch.

Rainier Reindeer RanchThe idea of the reindeer ranch was born after Sophia McKee visited the Tsaatan Tribe in Northern Mongolia. Captivated by the reindeer’s calm nature and loving personalities Sophia fell in love with the reindeer at first sight. The Tsaatan is the last tribe in the world that uses reindeer for transportation and Sophia had the unique privilege of riding the reindeer thanks to a personal connection to the Tsaatan family that she stayed with. After returning from Mongolia, Sophia started Rainier Reindeer Ranch in order to share these magical creatures with children and adults alike.

Rainier Reindeer Ranch is a USDA Licensed Facility. Rainier Reindeer Ranch believes in the ethical treatment of all animals and adheres to the Animal Welfare Act. The health and happiness of our reindeer is our first priority.  

On select dates in November and December, visitors can book tours of the reindeer ranch for small groups of up to 5 people. 

Q: Is there a website to learn more? 

A: Yes there sure is visit

Q: Is there any lodging at the ranch?

A: Not at this time, for the nearest area lodging, click here.

Q: Who can I contact for more information?

A: Call Sofia McKee at (253) 508-9441 or email your inquiry to [email protected] 

Q: Where is it located?

A: The physical address is 8120 256th Ave E, Buckley, Washington 98321. The ranch does not accept walk-ins or drop-ins. All visitors must have advance reservations. 

Rainier Reindeer Ranch
Photo Credit: Deb Heyer