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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A friend found this place and said it is a must see. So I went and saw. It was a world like none other on this planet. It brought a calmness to my soul. The Ranch's location is ideal for day trips of exploration. We went to the near ghost town of Darwin where some die-hard artists call home. What...

1Thank Martha T
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Booked this place at last minute(actually two weeks in advance) because nothing else available. It was a great place to stay, old and very funky so be prepared it is not a best western. Manager went out of way to help out, including running down jumper cables at 9 pm. She was the best part of the experience.

2Thank Annette J
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

A great many of the reviewers complained about this place. I don't know why? It's a roadside Motel in the middle of nowhere! If you're expecting the Ritz or the Hilton, go somewhere else. If you're looking for a clean room and a relaxed evening outside with the 'Ranch' experience attached to the label, this is your place. The Ranch...

2Thank Adrian G
Livingston, Montana
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Places like the Ranch Motel in Olancha stand out because they are unique - not because they are for everybody It has a fantastic view of the east-scarp of the high Sierras, a 'ranchy' old-timey feel and décor, a decent set of motel-checklist items including working internet, and lots of rabbits - if you're interested in that sort of thing....

1Thank nelson k
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Such a Lovely place... Rustic and quite Charming. Clean, Cozy and had Great views and hiking right on the property. Coffee, tea , and hot chocolate served in the morning. Nice, peaceful location backing up to the Sierra Nevadas. For those who can appreciate a Unique authentic American roadside gem...

1Thank Vickyandvan123
Los Angeles
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I spent a night here randomly because the motels on the other side of Death Valley were sold out. The grounds have an unmaintained somewhat creepy vibe at night I will admit, but in the morning this place was so charming. The bed was comfortable enough, the shower was hot, the electricity worked, there were no unpleasant...

1Thank Wrenee
Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 27 June 2015

We were surprised to see some good reviews of this motel. We were just wondering if we were in the different motel. The motel is in the middle of nowhere. We arrived after dusk and parked in between the buildings. The check-in was quick and we were told the TV won’t work. After read some good reviews, I thought they...

2Thank jameshuang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Pass this motel and fall in love w the scenery behind this motel. The couple that run this motel is very friendly and accomodative. Its not a five star hotel but ill give 5 star for the service. The funiture was old but it was very2 clean. I love waking up in the morning where i can see lots of...

Thank Aklaken
Worcester UK
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

The folks here were really nice, friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately I'm not sure they have the funds to maintain the motel as there were many quite ropey DIY repairs e.g. broken bed leg was repaired by screwing the bed to the bedside table. GOOD: stunning views, rooms were clean plenty of towels. BAD: ropey DIY repairs, insects in room (we...

2Thank NicolaWhit
Strasbourg, France
Reviewed 10 February 2015

This ranch is lovely, surrounded by beautiful scenery. We really appreciated the towels and soap/shampoo in the bathroom. The room was clean, beds were comfortable. We like the quietness of the site, after our day of touring the death valley. Don't expect a 5 stars hotel and you will come to enjoy the charm of this motel/ranch. One downside was...

3Thank Marie E

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Ranch Motel

Address: 1995 Highway 395, Olancha, CA 93549
Region: United States > California > California Desert > Olancha
Price Range: $100 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ranch Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Second floor and rooms with a mountain view.”
nelsonk962, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“This place is so relaxing, if you can get the lodge cabin with the fireplace then go for it. The views are stunning and you can find crystals lying on the ground”
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Photoguy2910, 26 Nov 2014 | Read review
“If you are traveling with a group ask for the main cabin.”
kirkl71, 9 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Upstairs where there is a good view of the snow capped mountains.”
Abbeyroadr, 21 Feb 2012 | Read review
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