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Ranchita, California: Rancheti the Yeti

Stylish mountain monster is the mascot of the Montezuma Valley Market, which burned down in 2021, but reopened in 2023. The Yeti was unaffected.

Montezuma Valley Market

Address:
37554 Montezuma Valley Rd, Ranchita, CA
Phone:
760-782-3476
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Rancheti the Yeti

The Montezuma Valley Market has reopened! I was there too early, but the sign says they are open from 10am to 5pm Friday through Sunday. The new Market is on the opposite side of Rancheti from the old one.

[Tracy Condra, 01/09/2023]
Rancheti the Yeti

Unfortunately, the Montezuma Valley Market burned down on April 18, 2021. The yeti did survive.

[Kelly, 04/23/2021]

Holiday Yeti.

Rancheti the Yeti

Rancheti the Yeti, feeling festive in his Santa's hat, on a beautiful sunny day after Christmas in the high desert.

[Tracy Condra, 03/12/2019]

Ranchita Yeti statue.

Rancheti the Yeti

There's an 11 foot Yeti in the middle of nowhere. The only little shack/store that was open when I got there had crafts and homemade pickles.

[Miss Erin, 04/12/2018]

Yeti Santa.

Bigfoot Statue - Ranchita Yeti

Ranchita Yeti decked out in his holiday hat. I didn't know that Christmas would show us another side of these attractions. We asked to meet the guy who made the Yeti, in order to see the options we could get if we wanted to buy our own one, but he wasn't in at the time we were there. The people were very friendly though.

[Nichole G., 12/24/2008]

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