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Cockrell's High Desert Lodging

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811 County Road 31, 8 miles south of Cedarville, Cedarville, CA 96104
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Cockrell's High Desert Lodging

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vacaville, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have vacationed in the Surprise Valley for many years, enjoying the excellent hiking in the Warner Mountains, but had yet to stay at the Cockrell Ranch. We just returned from a week's stay in Lodge #2 and can't say enough good things about it. The lodge was first rate from the furnishings to the decorating, to the fully stocked... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at the Cockrell Ranch. I would like to recommend this to anyone looking for a great vacation outdoors spot. The cabins are modern, clean and everything looks brand new each time we have stayed. We also would like to thank Debra Cockrell for always being such a great host. We will be back every year... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We have stayed at this lodge in beautiful Cedarville california many times in the past several years. The accommodations are first rate and the cockrells ensure all facilities are kept in pristine and clean conditions. The solitude and refreshing country atmosphere is welcomed by all who visit here. The abundant wildlife and hunting and fishing is exceptional. The rates are... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I have been staying with my fiance's father and brother in law at the Cockrell's ranch for two years now and hope to be going back for many years to come. It is a very comfortable place to rest and relax after a long day hunting varmints or exploring the nature. The beds are very comfortable and the hot-tub rounds... More 

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Debra C, Owner at Cockrell's High Desert Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting our facilities and for taking the time to write a review. We always look forward to seeing your group. Sincerely, Debra Cockrell Cockrell Ranches and High Desert Lodging Surprise Valley's Varmint Guide More 

Albany, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Our Group started staying at Cockrell's High Desert Lodging for the Squirrel Round Up years ago and now we come back 3-4 times a year. Just a great comfortable place to get away and enjoy Surprise Valley!

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Debra C, Owner at Cockrell's High Desert Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you Bruce for making a comment on our Trip Advisor site. We always enjoy it when you visit High Desert Lodging and Surprise Valley. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was my 5th annual hunting trip with the guys and stay at Cockrell's High Desert Lodge. It is our destination for this group and we anxiously await each visit. Our hosts make the stay enjoyable and the accommodations are tops. Each time we see a little more of the country and the beauty of the surrounding area. The setting... More 

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Debra C, Owner at Cockrell's High Desert Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you Cliff for your comments on trip advisor.. We appreciate your feed back. Also look forward to your group every year. I think part of your group has been coming since the early 90's. Have a healthy and blessed 2015. More 

Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very nice, clean, and well kept accommodations. The houses are well stocked and furnished. It feels like you are at home! The Cockrells' are very good hosts. We have been coming annually now for over 15 years.

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Debra C, Owner at Cockrell's High Desert Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your Trip Advisor review. We look forward to seeing your group every year. More 

Penryn, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I've been coming to see Deb and Will for about ten years now, usually in the early to mid-March time frame. The two cabins, (if you could call them that, actually way nicer than what the average person would envision for a "cabin" in a rural area), are invariably spotless with fully equipped kitchens, large flat screen TV's, hot tubs,... More 

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Debra C, Owner at Cockrell's High Desert Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. We always enjoy seeing you and your boys and the whole group each year. More 

Reno, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

All the comforts of home, with all the "frills" of a vacation retreat in a beautiful country setting. The Cockrells are truly "down to earth" country hosts! Everything needed was provided. We can't wait to make it up there again.

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Debra C, Owner at Cockrell's High Desert Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your reservation and visiting Surprise Valley. We look forward to seeing you again. Cockrell Ranches and High Desert Lodging More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is an excellent property in a beautiful location. An opportunity to stay on a working ranch with a lot of history. Top level facilities with fully equipped kitchen. Hosts were exceptionally helpful. Highly recommended.

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Debra C, Owner at Cockrell's High Desert Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you so much for Visiting Surprise Valley. We look Forward to helping you with your next visit to our area. More 

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