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Marble Mountain Ranch - Family Guest Ranch

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Heidi and Doug are fantastic hosts , we had such an amazing time . I can't thank them enough for our holiday it's one of the most memorable we have ever had.. We really hope we make it back there soon!! I can't fault it and would highly recommend!!!!

Thank Polly H
randomaxeoflove, Owner at Marble Mountain Ranch - Family Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hi Poly, Thank you for your kind review! We hope you can return soon as well. We now have several improvements since your last visit: Covered riding arena, covered shooting range stations, and much more. We can wait to show you the next level at Marble Mountain Ranch. Best, Doug and Heidi

Paradise, California
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Recently I celebrated my daughter’s 20th birthday at the Marble Mountain Ranch. Searching for a unique and fun experience, I found Marble Mountain Ranch on the web looking for a ranch in Northern California. I was impressed with the website, which showed everything from the wonderful food to the many activities. So I booked the trip sight un-seen. My daughter...

Thank Maura B
randomaxeoflove, Owner at Marble Mountain Ranch - Family Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hello Maura, We sure enjoyed you and the girls. We hope you can join us again and perhaps stay for a bit longer visit. Perhaps you can sample our other events when you return: rafting, the shooting range, fishing, and more. Thanks for the great review. Doug

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 November 2013

My son and I were fortunate enough to enjoy the last of 2013’s summer 5-day-stays, and we made memories which will forever bring smiles to our faces. Where else but Marble Mountain Ranch can one learn how to load a musket in the early morning, then play games with the horses in the arena, enjoy a luscious “snack,” take a...

1Thank MStrong888
randomaxeoflove, Owner at Marble Mountain Ranch - Family Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for the thoughtful review! We have the whole family returning again this next summer. Unfortunately, this may be Jason and Cierra's last summer, as Jason is heading of to distant climes to pursue his graduate studies - :( But, we move forward, and we hope you can join us again for a re-do of another great week at...

Reviewed 8 October 2013

This place opened the doors to my fire crew. Every breakfast and dinner was a meal to remember. I never been so full in my life haha. The ranch was well kept and had lovely dogs to greet us every time we arrived. This place had hard to find hospitality. Don't tell my mom but the food might be able...

1Thank Kyrouge
randomaxeoflove, Owner at Marble Mountain Ranch - Family Guest Ranch, responded to this review

What do ya mean?! This IS ma's house! Now get back home at git them chores done son! Kidding aside, your fire crew was an honor to serve. Please be safe, and we hope to see you again under less demanding circumstances. Doug and Heidi

Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2013

There seems little point repeating other reviews - they are all accurate. I would mention the riding - it is an equaliser to ride western style because our English style riding, in fact, was no advantage, at least in the arena. But what fun! The days are full, riding and shooting in the morning, the river or fishing in the...

2Thank Meercat_chipmunk
randomaxeoflove, Owner at Marble Mountain Ranch - Family Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hello Meercat_chipmunk! I hope your return home was pleasant and uneventful! Thank you for all of your kind comments. As for the repeating of past comments - you just may show enough aptitude to be sponsored into the Somes Bar department of redundancy located in Somes Bar. As you may know, this was the precursor to the Somes Bar Liar's...

Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 19 August 2013

It's true what other reviewers have said, it is difficult to know where to start. We only arrived home yesterday, after a crazy long journey down the 101, but I feel compelled to write about this experience. I am quite overwhelmed by how it made me feel, almost wanting to buy a horse and give up the whole city living...

2Thank Harriet F
randomaxeoflove, Owner at Marble Mountain Ranch - Family Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hello Harriet! I hope you and your family are well and that you continue to enjoy your memories of your stay with us. I appreciate your points about facilitating a whole family adventure. This is in fact a piece of our business model: to enable generational bonding through shared adventures. I too enjoyed the advanced ride, although my 59 year-old...

Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Can't say enough about our 5 days at the ranch. So fun. So filled with new experiences and firsts for our family. So filled with laughter and joy and great food and wonderful hosts and their family. As a family, we had extremely limited experience with horses, zero experience with shooting/archery, and pretty limited experience in white water rafting and...

2Thank Edward B
randomaxeoflove, Owner at Marble Mountain Ranch - Family Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hello Edward! What wonderful comments you have shared! Thank you for your thoughts. You have touched on a key point of our week that I would like to elaborate: the progression through the week to more challenging events. We walk a fine line at the ranch, in offering participatory events that are safe, yet exciting. I think the key for...

San Francisco
Reviewed 30 July 2013

“Cowgirl is an attitude really. A pioneer spirit, a special American brand of courage. The cowgirl faces life head-on, lives by her own lights, and makes no excuses. Cowgirls take stands; they speak up. They defend things they hold dear.” – Dale Evans It was decided. We were going on a dude ranch this summer. Cowboy hats and boots. Jeans...

Thank mmaxbey
randomaxeoflove, Owner at Marble Mountain Ranch - Family Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Wow! Wish I could write like that MMaxbey! What a pleasure your family was to spend a week with. I love the picture of your daughter on the hay bales - CLASSIC! So - please return soon, bring that camera, and let's show you all that's new at Marble Mountain Ranch in 2014! Best to you and your family, Doug...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Where do I start?? From the minute we arrived to the minute we left we had the best time on Marble Mountain Ranch. We wanted to experience something different whilst holidaying on the West Coast of the US, we got that and much more. Doug and Heidi are so welcoming and make sure that everything is taken care of. The...

Thank Ree R
randomaxeoflove, Owner at Marble Mountain Ranch - Family Guest Ranch, responded to this review

So, I recall your comments about our home-made cinnamon buns served at one of our morning "bakery brunches"....do they not have these in Australia? I am so shocked! But, I hope we were able to introduce a large range of authentic western cuisine to you and your family. I think I mentioned this to you during your stay, but: Why...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 22 July 2013

The entire Cole family are a true joy to be around! My daughter and I could not have felt more welcome at their ranch. The kindness, good humor, and genuine care and concern for their guests is evident in everything the Cole family does. The grounds are beautiful, full of fruit trees and gardens with all of the perfect amenities...

Thank Carrie L
randomaxeoflove, Owner at Marble Mountain Ranch - Family Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hi Carrie L, Thank you for your great review! You can tell your daughter that she may in fact have a second home...since our kids are grown and we are needing to replenish the labor pool. So...she should bring muck boots, gloves of all types, band-aids, and lots of work clothes! Just kidding....but you the two of you will of...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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 

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Address: 92520 State Highway 96, Somes Bar, CA 95568-9713
Region: United States > California > Somes Bar
Number of rooms: 10
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