Ramay Ranch part of Saturday home tour
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he home of May and Ray Raehn sits at the end of a long driveway marked with a welcoming ‘“Ramay Ranch” sign that arches over the entrance.

The Raehns have lived in the home for 20 years and moved there after her husband retired.

The home features four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a family room library and more.

May said the couple has done some remodeling over the years, including moving the hutch that is now in the family room and adding picture windows.

The kitchen itself has been updated and there is a long table big enough to hold 10.

Also in the kitchen is an elevator that goes down to the garage and a storm shelter that was built into the house by the original owner.

The Raehns now use the storm shelter as storage since there are never storms here that warrant the actual use of a storm shelter.

Moving past the kitchen is another room that functions as a library and entertaining room.

The walls in part of the room are lined with book cases that hold the Raehns’ books. Another two of the walls are decorated with animal mounts from all over.

The room also has a sitting area and several small tables that are used for games. The room has sliding glass doors that look out over the expansive yard.

Moving down the hallway are the four bedrooms, each with their own bathroom.

The wall art throughout the house was created by May’s twin sisters who are artists.

One of the guest rooms also features a small sitting porch off it that can be used for having morning coffee on or just enjoying the scenery.

Outside the house is a large deck off the back of the home, and a cottage-like building that contains an indoor pool and another bathroom.

The indoor pool allows it to be used year-round.

Also off the back of the house down a sidewalk is May’s rose bushes that not only look beautiful and smell nice too.

Farther down the path are May’s actual garden and her citrus trees. The trees hang heavy with fruit that smells heavenly. There are enough oranges and grapefruits to make fresh juice every morning for breakfast.

The Ramay Ranch is one of three homes featured on this year’s tour. The tour will also feature the historic Gussetville Church. This year’s tour will take place on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tour tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased in George West and Three Rivers at the following locations: First National Bank, Desert Flower Realty, This-N-That, Curry’s Nursery and Florist and Finders Keepers and any UTB member.

Tickets also will be available on the day of the tour at any of the locations on the tour as well as the Buck West House.

For more information about UTB, call Grace Wilson at 361-449-3084 or 361-449-7168 or go to and search for “Unify to Beautify George West.”

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