Here at the Bar- J, we invite you to enjoy the comforts of home while experiencing the peace and quiet of the country. Our love of ranching and the joy we get from sharing all of this with others is th
e reason we do what we do. Bar-J is a year round ranching operation. We often say we work from "can to can't"! We are here 7 days a week, night and day. Many of our employees live here at the ranch, so we feel like we are one big family. We all work together to make Bar-J the very best it can possibly be.
Daryl and Barbara Nelson, owners of Bar-J Guest Ranch are native Arkansans, who have moved back to their home town of Calion Ar, to retire, (although ranching isn't exactly retirement!). They lovingly share this ranch, not just with those of us who live here, but with anyone who wants to be here! Together they tend to the ranch and guests, coach our riding team and give riding lessons, along with everything else they do. They put in long hours and a lot of heart and soul to keep it going. Our Ranch Foreman, Anthony Young- takes care of our Black Angus Herd, and just about anything else that needs to be done! He is the wheels of the ranch. Anthony's wife Lisa works at the Bar-J Saddle and Tack store, (just look for the giant rocking chair!). Lisa is also our aviator- taking care of our many chickens, ducks and geese. Miss Barbara is the Summer camp director for our summer camp program. She and her husband, Daryl live on the ranch year round. The rest of our friendly staff consists of the Bar-J Riders and students , stable and ranch hands, and our summer staff.