The upstairs sewing room of the ranch house. Photo submitted

Schedule a tour of the White Sulphur Springs ranch house

By John Lullo

Special to Plumas News

Newly restored front entrance of the historic ranch house at White Sulphur Springs. Photo submitted

The interior of the old ranch house at White Sulphur Springs has seen some trying times. Only recently have the volunteers of the Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council been able to bring it back to something near its old glory. It has been the generosity of patrons that has allowed the interior to become a show place of period décor. Donations of old and treasured furniture, heirlooms, rugs, artwork and photographs, plus the hard work of an army of dedicated volunteers, have returned the house to something in which the community can take pride. In 2020, so far, over 1,000 volunteer hours have been spent on bringing the old ranch house back to life.

In the last few months proud volunteers have been taking interested parties on tours of the house. The following was received in an e-mail from Michelle Haselton to Judy Porep-Lullo after an Oct. 8, visit to the house at White Sulphur Springs Ranch.

“Hi Judy. Great to see you again today. Thank you for taking the time to give us a tour of White Sulphur Springs. I am still feeling very inspired and moved from today’s visit. What a gem of a place, the history, the beauty, the love and devotion of so many people. Its truly an incredible place worth preserving. Not only are you preserving the history and beauty of White Sulphur Springs Ranch but you are also preserving the legacy of so many other families that have contributed family or rare heirlooms to the ranch. It is a true gift! No wonder the land and the home are radiating that incredible energy. Just beautiful. Thanks for all you do Judy. You are amazing!!”

Close up of the heirloom Singer sewing machine (circa 1915) donated by a member volunteer of the Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council. Photo submitted

After Michelle’s tour she requested a volunteer application. House tours are available by appointment. Call Judy at 530-836-0254.