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If you're interested in a 3-week paid vacation to Steens Mountain in Oregon, keep reading. The Bureau of Land Management Burns District needs a short-term host for a caretaker opportunity at Riddle Brothers Ranch. Rustic Riverside lodging for 2 is provided.

What are the dates of the 3-week job, and what are the duties?

The position runs from August 7th through August 31st. Caretakers are expected to live on the property and interact with travelers and visitors. According to the posting:

“Caretakers are an important part of our ability to serve the public,” said Kyle Wanner, BLM Burns District Assistant Field Manager. At the ranch, caretakers live on site and interact with travelers. They may provide directions, share history of the site and structures, or offer details on nearby recreation activities. Caretakers also keep an eye on the historic buildings and artifacts. "Whoever lands this unexpected opening is truly lucky. It is a unique and hard to come by experience,” added Wanner.

The Caretaker Cabin is located on the edge of Little Blitzen River.

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Youtube.com-BLM Oregon & Washington

There's a bed, electricity, running water, fridge and freezer, stovetop and oven. There's also a front porch. The restroom is located a few steps away.

The cabin is located one-half mile down the road from another agency building where more food storage and a hot shower can be found. Cellular service is intermittent, but reachable within two miles, and a BLM radio is provided for reliable emergency communication.

Where exactly is Riddle Brothers Ranch?

Located in the heart of Steens Mountain, the Riddle Brothers Ranch is 80 miles away from Burns, Oregon. Take a look, courtesy of BLM, Oregon and Washington to see if you can handle all the beauty in this remote area.

For more information and to apply, reach out to Tara Thissell at 541-573-4400.

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