Winding Creek Ranch Mercantile

About Us

Established in 2022, Winding Creek Ranch Mercantile began as a pop-up at youth rodeos throughout the state. Initially filling a 10×10 space, Lindy carried items ranging from rodeo necessities (syringes, brushes, spray bottles) to toys and candy for the kids to keep entertained, all while David competed in team-roping with their niece, Ava.

It was Lindy’s lifelong passion for horses that sparked David’s interest into the western world. Together they purchased and established Winding Creek Ranch, a place where their working western lifestyle and family go hand in hand.

A grander vision beyond a pop-up booth coupled with the fact that a true mercantile requires a permanent location (and a whole lot of heart) resulted in Lindy and David opening their first retail shop with their daughter, Naomie-Lou.

Horse with girl
Front Door

Finding a brick and mortar was simple: Turner, tucked into the Willamette Valley just south of Salem, had been home for the Stueve-Nelson clan for nearly a decade, with their namesake ranch settled five miles south of town.

Winding Creek Ranch Mercantile’s opening day was March 16, 2023. Since then, “The Mercantile” (as it’s fondly dubbed) has specialized in western wear, tack, ropes, roping dummies, home goods, houseplants, and lots more.

Because of the encouragingly positive response to the opening of The Mercantile from customers, friends, and family, we have been able to expand in size AND merchandise: 850 square feet of space and over 50 new brands have been added to Winding Creek Ranch Mercantile in the past year!

We turned a warehouse into the western mercantile of our dreams, and we couldn’t be more proud. To everyone who supports us, shops with us, tells their friends and family about us, and follow us on social media:

Thank you, from the Winding Creek Ranch Family.