I was getting burnt out at work and needed a vacation fast so I didn't have any kind of time to plan a trip with friends. I had always wanted to spend time on a guest ranch, so I researched places like Canada, Montana, Wyoming but stumbled across MMR right here in my own state. I was still a bit hesitant in traveling alone but I knew I needed to do something quick or else I would end up in the pysch ward. So I called MMR and talked with a warm and welcoming, wonderful woman named Heidi and I was sold.
I just spent one of the most wonderful weeks at MMR. I totally forgot how beautiful this earth could be and it was right here in my own state (check out their facebook page).
It is such a family type atmosphere that you can bond with the ranch help, bond with the other families or do both, so single people please don't dismiss this place. If you are looking to get away from the "rat race of life" and you want to experience the ranch life of horses and outdoor activites, this is the place.
I have many fond memories of this place but some of the highlights:
Jason navigating us through Dragon's tooth on the first day of rafting. That was so sweet Jason.
Going to bed at night to the sounds of the crickets and waking up to the sounds of the horses waiting to be fed.
The absolute beautiful trail rides with Doug.
Feeding the horses apples
Cantering for the first time, Thanks Max
My trail horse Sugar
The food....I am such a picky eater but I have never eaten so much ever in one week
And my new little friend Mattie, a very unique 3 1/2 year that was also a guest at the ranch.
Kudos to Doug, Heidi and the rest of the staff in promoting a safe environment
I plan to come back soon, heck I would be willing to go and spend a week just working on the ranch......that is how beautiful and peaceful this place is
A big "Thank-you" to Doug, Heidi and the rest of the staff. You all were just what the doctor ordered:)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- California family dude ranch / guest ranch - the Western riding holiday with a signature raft & ride family vacation. California's best family quest ranch mixes daily horse riding, rafting, shooting sports and fly fishing. All inclusive packages cover lodging, meals, taxes, riding, rafting, fishing, sporting clays and more. Our cuisine and activity offerings are one-of-a kind and our hospitality is legend. Local resources to visit en-route to Marble Mountain Ranch include the Napa Valley Vineyards, Mount Shasta, Redwood National Forest, Crater Lake National Park, Ashland Shakespearian Festival, Burney Falls, and Mount Lassen. Join us for California's only saddle/paddle family vacation and visit the undiscovered Northern California and Southern Oregon attractions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Marble Mountain Ranch - Family Guest Ranch Hotel Somes Bar