The majority of the praise that Doug, Heidi, and the rest of the Marble Mountain Ranch staff deserve has already been written by previous reviewers, so I'll just add a few thoughts here.
In researching guest ranches, my wife and I came across several that were touted as "luxury ranches" that were nearly twice the price. Marble Mountain is a perfect example of a place that does not need to be a luxury resort in order to cater to the needs of the guests. The rooms were modern, clean, comfortable, and had everything you needed to feel right at home. The staff were friendly, great at communicating the details of the schedule to the guests, and more than willing to accommodate everyone's interests and needs. They even dried our river-soaked shoes overnight and delivered them to our door the next morning!
The other aspect that I was particularly impressed by was their organization. The staff do a lot of things during the week, from cooking, fixing problems in the cabins, horse activities, shooting, river guiding, and handling the logistics of transporting 30+ guests to different areas along the river. They do all of these things very well. The vast majority of the time, I never felt like one activity was too rushed or dragged on too long. The scheduled they developed was very well planned so that you were never too exhausted to do the next activity or left with hours of downtime that you may find boring. Their attention to detail, like having a cooler full of cold drinks at the end of the rafting trip on a hot afternoon, was also appreciated.
In summary, if you are looking for a fun filled week with a variety of activities, a chance to meet other guests, and think you would enjoy the beauty of the Klamath Mountains, Marble Mountain Ranch is uniquely positioned to meet and exceed your expectations.
- 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. Join us for California's only saddle/paddle family vacation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Marble Mountain Ranch - Family Guest Ranch Hotel Somes Bar