From beautiful Spring Mountain Ranch in Summerville, Nevada, Dr. Mitzi reminds us that we get to create our ideal life — white picket fence optional.  Find travel tips on visiting Spring Mountain Ranch below the video.      

Spring Mountain Ranch is located 15 miles west of Las Vegas within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area .The many springs in the area provided water for Paiute Indians and later enticed settlers to the area. This 520 acre oasis was developed into a combination working ranch and luxurious retreat by a string of owners who have given the area a long and colorful history. Past owners of the ranch included Chester Lauck of the comedy team "Lum & Abner," German actress Vera Krupp, and millionaire Howard Hughes.

The ranch is usually 10-15 degrees cooler than the Las Vegas Valley as it is situated at 3,800 feet.The main ranch house is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. An entrance fee is charged to enter the park.