Raised in Vancouver, Guy Rose spent summers working for his uncles on the Guichon Ranch at Quilchena where he developed his passion for ranching. In 1955 the original Ranch was divided into the Beaver Ranch and Quilchena Ranch. Guy, at 28 years old, with his new bride Hilde at his side, became the operator and co-owner of Quilchena Ranch.
With a degree in Agriculture, Guy spent the next several decades using innovation to modernize Quilchena. Credited with bringing in the STackhand hay system as well as wheel line irrigation, Guy helped introduce modern farming to the Nicola Valley. Passionate about the Quilchena Hotel, Quilchena store, and an equipment dealership, Guy and Hilde maintained the Quilchena community as an agricultural hub for decades. The Hotel was a great centre of activity and fun, although not all the legendary activities were sanctioned by Guy!
Quilchena Ranch was sold to Douglas Lake Cattle Company in 2016, who continue to operate the ranch following the 60 years of successful operation by Guy, Hilde and their children Steve, Mike, Peter, Anne and Paul.