While each lady sets her own prices, I have found that a good rule of thumb is that the cost at the ranch will generally be about double the cost of an independent. So, if a premium independent charges $XXX per hour, you might pay 2x $XXX per hour for the same quality lady at the ranch. For this premium, you get an experience that is legal, a great environment with a security staff, weekly, mandatory STD checks for all ladies, a great bar and restaurant, a wide selection of ladies and, most important, the ability to be anonymous. There have been many recent cases where an independent is busted, her computer is confiscated and the real names of her clients are published in the newspaper and they are prosecuted. Also, independents share information about client encounters with each other via various online forums and they often reference the client’s real names. Some of these forums are accessible via Google searches of a client’s name, email address or phone number. At the ranch, you can use whatever name you want, pay with cash and leave with the knowledge that your private encounter will remain private. The premium price paid at the ranch is worth every penny!