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Muir Trail Ranch

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Rockaway, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Muir Trail Ranch or MTR as it's called is literally in the middle of nowhere, but very close to the John Muir Trail. If you're coming here by car, I've heard it's a long arduous journey - many miles along a windy one lane cliff road, a boat ride across Florence Lake, and then a hike or if you're lucky,...

Thank Rick S
Los Altos, CA
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We stayed in tent cabin for 1 night. The main draw was the delicious, fresh food after days of freeze-dried on the trail, plus hot showers. We had a fresh fish dinner which was outstanding, and included lots of fresh salad. The quality of the food is really surprising given the distance it all has to travel to get here,...

1Thank pierogi
Sanger, California
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Muir Trail Ranch was the high Sierra escape we were seeking. Three days of hiking, fishing, and exploring the wilderness was a vacation we'll never forget. Comfortable beds at night, and the most delicious meals during the day.... fantastic. And the hot tubs! Beautifully landscaped and so soothing after a long hike. We will definitely return for another vacation here...

Thank absolutely123
Berkeley, California
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I laughed out loud twice reading the few negative reviews below. Hot springs not private enough because of chinks in the log fence? Nobody is THAT keen on seeing your naked body! Believe me, it's private. You're in the wilderness. Staff not friendly enough? They might be baffled by anyone who didn't appreciate the place - I am - but...

Thank Bernadette P
San Carlos, California
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is an oasis for backpackers on the John Muir and Pacific Crest Trails. They provide an essential resupply service to backpackers who are passing through, and, for those who wish to stay the night, comfortable and clean showers and beds. We were fortunate to find a cabin vacancy after 10 days on the trail. It’s expensive, but the costs...

Thank 206dvr
East Wenatchee, Washington
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This magical experience when I was a teenager has lasted in my memory for my entire life. At the time, I'm sure the "ranch" was more "affordable" however, the experience of living with just a few guests, eating farm family style, fresh trout every day and riding a horse for a week has been a wonderful memory. I visited this...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 February 2016

I have stayed at this property twice, once in a log cabin and once in a tent cabin both times midway through the JMT hike.. Yes it seems expensive for the amenities but remember,MTR is not situated on a major road where resupply of food etc can occur every day. This is truly a remote location and as such should...

2Thank mary w
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 12 August 2015

The ranch itself seemed expensive, until i saw them bringing in the food, everything comes accroww Florence Lake on a ferry, and them has to be transported over land to the camp. I paid $150.. for a bed in a tent cabin, this included breakfast, lunch and dinner, breakfast and dinner were great, and lunch is a bag up and...

Thank Thomas F
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Sure the scenery is beautiful around the ranch but the people are rude and annoying. It is like they have been cut off from civilization for years. The place is way to overpriced and it takes hours to get here from the Florence Lake boat ramp. Once crossing the windy lake you must 4 wheel drive through a slow and...

2Thank Mark B
Placerville, California
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This was planned as a Memorial trip for my father and turned into a wonderful relaxing stay. Family got together, bonded and had a wonderful happy time sharing our farewell to a very loved man. We even met a couple that were just hiking through and they turned out to be acquainted with Dad and it was so great to...

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Address: P.O. Box 176, Lakeshore, Huntington Lake, CA 93634-0176
Region: United States > California > Huntington Lake > Lakeshore
Number of rooms: 12
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“Cabins on the branch of the river are idyllic. Tent cabins lack running water. I sprung for the cabin, and didn't regret it.”
206dvr, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a tent cabin”
Blondedawg, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Penthouse Tenthouse to be avoided! Curtain for a door when I stayed but too tired to care”
B3874IYmaryw, 5 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All cabins are right on the river and you can leave your door open and listen to the lovely sounds. I can't say you would be unhappy with any of them.”
aliciam487, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Get the newer log cabins, if you can. There is electricity in all cabins.”
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RaviMN, 22 Aug 2011 | Read review
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