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Muir Trail Ranch

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P.O. Box 176, Lakeshore, CA 93634
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Placerville, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The good: Muir Trail Ranch is in a beautiful setting, the staff is friendly and helpful (although some of the kids are so young that they're a bit flaky really), the hot springs are wonderful, the horses are beautiful. The cabins are very nice, the bed is indeed very comfortable. But... The not so good: for a couple, $300 per... More

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loomis ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We landed here on our 5th night on the JMT, just to pick up our supply bucket. When we learned they had space in their tent cabins, we opted to stay even though it was $140 per person. It was worth every penny. This included a fabulous dinner, made to order breakfast, and make your own take away lunch during... More

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Nevada
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47 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We opted to book a short stay @ the ranch as a resupply and respite on our 8 day backpacking trip. We booked only one night on the third night of our trip and although it was an additional 6 miles to the journey,it was worth every extra step! I arrived with three blisters and contusion to my achilles. We... More

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Bishop, California
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41 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

We ran to the Muir Trail Ranch from the east side of the Sierra and stayed for two nights. Our accommodation was the "Penthouse Tenthouse", which is pretty basic, but plenty comfortable. We were amazed by the excellent food in such a remote location - lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, really delicious entrees, and super friendly and hard working... More

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St. Paul, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

We stayed there as part of our John Muir Trail hike. We reached MTR after 5 days of hiking on the Trail. We had a tent-cabin reservation and also, had a resupply bucket sent to them. One of our party had stayed here in the past and had highly recommended it; and believe me, it was the right recommendation. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

The High Sierras ARE breathtaking; just one large open-air Cathedral; Staying at the MTR was a treat; excellent food...TOO much of it (?!); staff were friendly; family-run and oriented. Proper human beings ! Facilities were fantastic; this IS the middle of nowhere; and yet civilized in a not gawdy sort of way. You could do as much....or as little as... More

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Findlay, Ohio
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

As we were hiking with a 3 month old baby and a backpack each up from Florence lake and neared Blaney Meadows, we heard a vehicle. Our first response was, on this terrain? Although there was a road of sorts bearing the imprint of tire tracks - where there weren't boulders, etc., from which the trail meandered from time to... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

This is the most amazing way to drop in on the John Muir Trail without having to walk 200 miles. The three hour hike from Florence Lake is the perfect way to ease yourself up into this wonderful camp. Used mostly to resupply backpackers, the Ranch accommodates visitors in a variety of ways--pack trips, day rides, day hikes (we did... More

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Santa Barbara, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2009

Upon our arrival, we were greeted by, "Can we help you?" with a caustic tone. No hi, how are you, No welcome to Muir Trail Ranch.....just two grumpy older women who pointed to the cabins, and continued to work on their own business - one surfing the internet, the other wandering around the grounds! They were rude, unaccomodating, and all... More

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Address: P.O. Box 176, Lakeshore, CA 93634
Location: United States > California > Lakeshore

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