We just returned from a week at Marble Mountain Ranch, an all-inclusive guest ranch located in Northern California. In five days, we rode horses, rafted on the Klamath River, swam in a swimming hole on the river, fished at a high mountain lake, picked apples and made apple cider, had a cookout, sang karioke and played games. And, in the middle of all of that, still had time to flop and just let go.
We thought that the drive from the San Francisco Bay Area would be horrendous, but the roads all the way there are well maintained -- it was an easy drive and quite beautiful. The ranch sits above the Klamath river on the outskirts of the Marble Mountain Wilderness.
We stayed in one of the two houses on the ranch (smaller cabins are also available). It was comfortable and well maintained. We feared before we got there that it might be one of those funky mountain places that smells of dust and is filled with cast off furniture from the fifties and sixties. Not the case. Great king sized bed in the master bedroom.
Meals are included and the food was delicious. The owners are able to accomodate dietary restrictions, including vegetarians and food allergies (we had one of each of those in our family).
- 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