The Focus Cabin was donated by Terry and Maureen Reidy of the Focus Ranch. It was originally brought in from somewhere up South Fork and used as a guest cabin as well as a employee cabin on the Focus Ranch. It is now refurbished to represent a guest cabin from one of the several guest ranches in the area.
Throughout the years, there were several guest ranches in operation in the valley: the Focus Ranch, the Boyer Ranch, the Saddle Pocket Ranch, with the Focus being the only one still in operation. The businesses brought visitors from all over the country as well as the world. Additionally, they brought employees to the valley, some of whom stayed and became part of the community. The ranch owners saw "running guests" as another income stream similar to "running" cattle or sheep.
The era of the guest ranch started in the late '40's and continued strongly through the 1980's when visitors started to decline. The guest ranches, or "dude" ranches as they were called, exposed guests to the daily operations of the ranching business as most of the ranches were "working" ranches.
A typical day would start with the ranch bell ringing for a big home-cooked breakfast. Guests would then often go out for the morning ride, returning for a sumptuous lunch of home-grown vegetables, ranch-raised meat, fresh bread, and a hearty dessert. Guests would then either retire to their cabins for a nap, go fishing, swimming in the river, play a game of croquet, or go out for another ride. After a cocktail hour, dinner would be served on the lawn or in the dining room with young guests often eating by themselves in another room. After dinner, games or conversation would end the day.