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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 30 June 2013

My family and I had a wonderful time at Marble Mountain Guest Ranch! Doug, Heidi and their awesome staff made our week truly unforgettable. Skill-building in the arena with Chelsea & Rachel inspired even the novice riders in our group to gain confidence and excel in the saddle. Trail rides with Doug and Chloe enabled us to get a bird's-eye...

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

Hello CFC3164, what a wonderful review! Thanks for your comments and summary of our program. We pack the day full of activities, and I appreciated the point you made about just taking time to wander around the ranch and relax. The activities are one of our signatures, but quiet time for reflection is important too. Thank you also for your...

Reviewed 25 June 2013

Spent five fun-filled days off the grid at Marble Mountain Ranch. Everything is included and well planned; 2 sessions of horse activities (arena training and trail ride) and an hour of skeet shooting/archery range in the morning each day. River rafting is the after lunch fun to cool off. The food is plentiful and wonderful. There is an afternoon of...

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

Hi Bill, thank you for your kind words! I appreciate the point you made about taking you from "having never been on a horse to feeling comfortable at a trot/cantor and controlling a horse on various trails." One of our strengths is just this - coaching novices into a more proficient skill level sot that they can safely enjoy the...

Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 1 December 2012

Thanks again for the amazing visit at Marble Mountain Ranch. We are already figuring out how we can return this Spring or Summer. Doree is getting all the photos touched up and will send them your way (including the desiccated Salmon head). I can't stress enough how much like family we felt staying with you all. Introducing our kids to...

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

Hey Mike, Doree and boys ("spawn #1 and spawn#2) !!!! It was indeed a special Thanksgiving, wasn't it! Our surprise visit from Tony and his guitar, the AGI gunsmith gang, the fantastic Thanksgiving food, and the "zombie salmon attack" all made it a once in a lifetime adventure... Your family was special to us here at Marble Mountain Ranch. We...

san clemente
Reviewed 29 November 2012

This was my choice for a family celebration of 50 yrs. married - it was the best choice I have made for a vacation my whole life. The hosts were wonderful -all ages loved this ranch, and want to return every year. Doug and Heidi and their wonderful family made our vacation a truly enjoyable trip. The surroundings are absolutely...

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

Hey there pdewgn. Thank you for the kind review! I remember your 50 year celebration here and thank you for choosing us to share it with. Heidi and I have been married fo 35 years, and I look to successful families like yours as a pattern to watch and follow. Could it be that wholesome family recreation is one of...

Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Hi all, we decided to spend our honeymoon on the ranch and it was just awesome! We enjoyed each and every second of it! My husband enjoyed shooting and we both loved the beautiful trails with the well trained horses! The arena challenges are fun and the trails have been the best experience I ever had on a horse. If...

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

Hi Stephanie and Kai, Thank you for choosing us for your honeymoon! Hey, have you seen our new trail riding video? go to the Horses menu on our website and click to the "trail riding" page. You might get some refreshed memories of our rides! Thank you for trusting us to host the venue for your honeymoon, we understand how...

Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Reviewed 18 October 2012

My friend and I just spent two days fishing with Doug. We have been fishing together for several years and this is the best trip we have every had. Doug knows how to fish for Steel Heads. We caught lots of fish each day, and enjoyed his dry since of humor. Heidi also knows how to treat her guests. Her...

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

Hi Don! Thanks for the propitious piscatorial presentation! (I am practicing my alliterations - you never know when you might need one in some sparkling effervescent river chatter) Yes sir! we got a plethora - o - Klamath Steelhead! Oh, and thank you for the gracious comments about my wife Heidi and her culinary skill sets. Everyone wants to know...

Healdsburg, California
Reviewed 8 October 2012

I used to live near Forks of Salmon and this was my first visit to the area in 16 years. Doug and Heidi welcomed us with warm hospitality, a cozy, immaculate cabin with ironed sheets! and every comfort imaginable. We loved our hikes and swims in the river and walking around the lovely grounds of the Marble Mountain Ranch. When...

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

Hi Anne, glad you enjoyed the "ironed sheets" . Most people don't pick-up on those little details. I enjoyed chatting with you about the local history, and appreciated your follow-up with details on the "Dear Mad"m" / Patterson ranch location(s). We also have done all we can to try and recapture lost history in the local community. I am ALWAYS...

Belmont, California
Reviewed 2 September 2012

I was getting burnt out at work and needed a vacation fast so I didn't have any kind of time to plan a trip with friends. I had always wanted to spend time on a guest ranch, so I researched places like Canada, Montana, Wyoming but stumbled across MMR right here in my own state. I was still a bit...

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

Hi Leanne, thank you for trusting us with your vacation as a single traveler. I thought about asking one of our local singles (Oleg) to come and lend a hand during your stay - for some good peer support, but he could not find his teeth and he had some other excuse about a meeting with his therapist. SO.....you got...

San Clemente, California
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Dear Doug, Heidi and entire Marble Mountain Ranch Family, Thank you for the most amazing week! We are all suffering a bit of "let down" now that we are home. We miss everyone, and everything so very much. My daughter is really struggling and has cried daily over her "Miss Merry"... and hopes she will be there for her next...

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

Hi Celene, thank you for the very touching review. You can tell your daughter that she can stop crying! It's all good! Miss Merry is a part of the dude string family and we have no plans to let her leave. And yes, isn't she just an adorable horse. She has been a "quick learn". Can you believe that this...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 August 2012

We had an absolute blast on this trip! We were there on July 4 (Same as the Fryar's! see their review too) week and had a super fun time. Here are is my super summary... Kids never asked for the iPad or iPhone the entire time we were here. They cried when we left (5 and 8) and said they...

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

HelloTrrydms and family, thank you for the amazing review! Your comments about the boys never asking for the i-pad or i-phone reminds me of a young boy traveling here with his grandmother. While riding on horse back along the Klamath River, he exclaimed in excitement: “Look Grandma! This is almost as beautiful as virtual reality!” One of our secret pleasures,...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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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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