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“Perfect for a laid-back family reunion!”

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Mountain Home Ranch
Ranked #14 of 15 Hotels in Calistoga
Louisville, Colorado
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16 reviews
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“Perfect for a laid-back family reunion!”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

My niece found this place for our family reunion June 30-July 2, 2014. We filled up most of the cabins with about 40 people and it was quite reasonably priced. The cabins were rustic, but we're used to camping and this is definitely a step up with private bathrooms and kitchens. We loved not having to deal with cooking, and the food was fresh and suited to young and old alike. We hung out at the pool a lot, and various groups went on adventures in the near vicinity. We had to be careful of the poison oak on the trail to the old growth "Grandmother" redwood tree, but it was fun. The teenagers played hide in the dark games at night and had a place to hang out inside after quiet time at 10 pm. The little kids loved the farm animals and feeding carrots to them. We will probably go back for our next reunion in a couple of years.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Stunning scenery, peaceful surroundings, glorious walks and trails, warm hosts, delicious home-cooked fresh food. Comfortable rooms - a bit tired around the edges but that's part of its charm. It's rustic but a great place to relax and allow the serenity to enter your soul.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Gallatin Gateway, Montana
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Mountain Home Ranch is surrounded by beautiful woods including an ancient redwood tree. It has trails leading through redwood groves, and past breathtaking views. John and Suzanne are both kind, thoughtful and very willing to accommodate. They offer wonderful organic food grown on the site and a relaxed atmosphere to get lost in. There are two pools, and a crew of charasmatic farm animals that are pets. The main lodge is more up tp date than the cabins, but all will provide a sweet and timeless experience.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Vladivostok, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

A rustic style place with tasty organic food, plain rooms, friendly staff. The ranch is rather far away from the city of Calistoga, so you have to have a car if you want to go out for shopping or dining.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Berkeley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Overall: This place is unique, interesting, and fun, but could desperately use some serious improvements. We probably won't go back. We knew it would be rustic but were still not really impressed.

Pros:
- Beautiful grounds. You can hike on the trails and see some great views. It's fun to feed the cows and goats and visit the chickens. If you follow the trail to the sulfur springs you'll see redwoods and other interesting sights (pack shoes that you don't mind getting dirty!).
- Homey feel. The dining hall and common spaces were cozy. They had a bunch of board games available, which we did one night.
- Breakfast included. Good thing, because there are really no other options in the area. The food was fine; we especially loved the fresh fruit.
- Unique experience. This feels SO far away from the rest of Calistoga and Napa Valley. You will have a very different experience. I could see it being great for a family that wants to get away and have lots of open space for their kids to run around. Despite the cons (below), we did have a fun time exploring and walking around.
- Nice location. Close enough to the town of Calistoga and to many wineries, plus close to the Petrified Forest and the Geyser. But still you feel way out in the country and it's super quiet and relaxing.

Cons:
- Not very comfortable. Our beds were pretty terrible (I think I can say, without exaggeration, that these were actually the worst real beds I've ever slept on, though a step up from camping I guess). The sheets were worn thin with no elastic left. The pillows were terrible. Everything is OLD.
- Very run-down. Every single building could use updating. There are too many things to list. Tennis net was sagging, pools were disgustingly dirty, trails are not marked, cabins let bugs in, furniture in common areas looks like it belongs in a frat house, etc.
- Unreasonable rates. The rates listed on the website, even for a 2-bedroom cabin, are only for two people. Then they add $20 per person per night for every additional person! Who would book a cabin with four beds for just 2 people? Sorry, but the breakfast was not worth an extra $20 per person per day, and there is no maid service. Where is that money going? These prices would really only be reasonable if they did the updates that the camp really needs.
- Unfriendly "customer service." We had 5 people staying in our cabin, but the 5th bed (a fold-out chair! ha!) was not folded out and had no sheets or pillows. We arrived pretty late, so we didn't want to disturb the owners, and waited until the next day to ask. They were not apologetic at all, and of course did not offer to refund us the extra $20 we paid for that person. I think just some sympathy/appreciation for not waking them up and a measly $20 would have made us feel a lot better about the situation. Instead they made us feel bad for asking for bedding! And tried to claim that we made a reservation for 4 (we checked in our email after we got home--nope, the reservation was for 5 all along). Friendliness goes a long way with customer satisfaction.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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mountainsancturay, Owner at Mountain Home Ranch, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
We are terribly sorry for the bad experience, and would be happy to make amends. This was unfortunate. The cabin they stayed in is our oldest. We put a limit of four people on the cabin, but rarely allow more than three. We did not know there were to be five people coming, and they arrived late, picking up an envelope with the keys and directions, with no one awake to check them in. The pool they used was not yet open for the season; we have another pool [clean] available. When we learned there were five people, we brought in the only roll-away bed we had available, designed for a child and I can imagine was not comfortable for an adult. We are pleased that they enjoyed the grounds and the hiking trails. We have 340 acres of unspoiled wilderness with redwood forests, a lake, mineral springs and wonderful views, yet as noted we are still convenient to the developed attractions of the wine country. We invite the reviewer to come back, try one of our less rustic cabins and would comp them a night for their trouble.
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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

I just finished my first visit to Mountain Home Ranch, and it will definitely not be my last. I will go back often and take friends with me. is unique. It is located on over 300 acres, with a main house, lovely victorian like rooms, as well as cabins and family suites. The food is fabulous and I love being cooked for. There is a pool that I swam in yesterday, surrounded by green, and walking trails with views. Best of all there is a lake blessed by dragonflies skimming and hovering over the paddle boats and canoe that sit waiting for your pleasure. This property was purchased by they owners grandparents in 1913 as a homestead, and it has been nurtured and expanded by the generations that followed. I love it already, and I am sure that you will too.

Room Tip: I loved the room I stayed in upstairs (Neptune), but I also recommend Sunrise and Sunset if you want...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

If you are wanting a "down to earth" experience after being in La La land in the Napa Valley this is the place. Emphasis is on being around natural beauty not landscaped gardens. our room was Grandpa's and it was clean and the king size bed was very comfortable. It was very quiet at night and the birds singing in the morning was wonderful. We took our bikes in to ride two days and then did the hike on the property the last day. It was a strenuous hike but very beautiful. The views at the outlook were awesome and we would take a glass of great wine up to it in the evening.
The breakfast was good, plenty of food to choose from and of course John would always bake some muffins or scones. Susan and John were very helpful and pleasant to talk to. We would definitely return.

Room Tip: We prefer having a kitchen so Grandmas was fine.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mountain Home Ranch

Property: Mountain Home Ranch
Address: 3400 Mountain Home Ranch Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515-9524
Region: United States > California > Napa Valley > Calistoga
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Calistoga
#5 Business Hotel in Calistoga
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Calistoga
#14 Romantic Hotel in Calistoga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A rustic family-oriented, pet-friendly resort on 340 acres of beautiful mountainside nestled between the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Swimming, hiking, fishing, bird-watching, tennis, volleyball, croquet, horseshoes, ping-pong and pool. No phones or tvs, but lots of board games and books and animals to feed. Various accommodations and price ranges from rustic cabins [one step up from camping] to suites with kitchens and fireplaces. ... more   less 
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Mountain Home Ranch Hotel Calistoga
Mountain Home Hotel
Mountain Home Resort

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