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River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

2.5 of 5
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2285 River Road, Corner of Hwy 89 & Alpine Meadows Rd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The accomodations were perfect for us, and all of the staff was so friendly and helpful. We really appreciated the wonderful breakfast you provided, as well. It is a convenient location for easy drives to and around the lake. We hope to visit again soon!

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elk grove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for a wedding @ Squaw Valley. Close, easy to get anywhere in n. LTH. All employees were over the top nice, room a little noisy from the road (HWY 89) but the open bar/grill space, with live music, great Ranch rum runners, bicyclist stopping by for a beer, fun people, continentall breakfast, nice beds, clean, rustic. We... More 

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silicon valley
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lunch options taste like poor cafeteria food and taste more like a snack bar. Fish sandwich is served on bread removed from a refrigerator and tasted awful. The nachos while generous in size are low in flavor and quality. Do not eat here.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We arrived on Friday night to a high level of noise from an outside event lasting late at night. The room was quite hot with no air conditioning and only choice for cooling the room was to keep the door open to the noise with a fan running. We had to leave the hotel at 6:30 Sat am for the... More 

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Los Gatos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

when I arrived I was told there was a pass code for the internet so i was able to get started asap they asked how long my stay would be and they took care of every thing with out asking I love the personal and attentive service received much thank's see you again soon .

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Shayla H, Manager at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello 1MissBonds! Thank you so much for your great review! I am very happy to hear that our staff took care of everything you needed! We hope to enjoy your company at the River Ranch Lodge again! Shayla Haskill Hotel Manager River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant More 

Houma, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Just a few tips to make your stay great: Call the front desk to make sure that the room you booked is the same as the one you think you booked online. Try to get rooms 8-9 or on the side of the river. You will hear rushing river all night with a balcony to boot.( Just ask for some... More 

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San Carlos, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This review is in regards to room #4 which is on the outside facing the parking lot. The room was small and cozy which I didn't have a problem with. The problem I had was that the bed was short, my feet stuck out of the bed and I'm no giant. Also the bed was a little flimsy, the headboard... More 

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River_Ranch, General Manager at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to hear of your recent experience in our lodge. Typically room #4 is rented by people who are familiar with it as it's our "budget" room and not representative of all the other rooms.Being right off the parking lot, the location of the room can have some noise issues and is smaller. If staying here again, please call and... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Let me start by saying that some of the reviews I read for the River Ranch prior to making our reservations had me worried but now I can honestly say, "what the heck did these people expect in a rustic lodge at those low prices?" THIS PLACE IS SO GREAT. No, it is not a new modern hotel - it... More 

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River_Ranch, General Manager at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay here. Please let us know next time you are here so I can introduce myself personally. More 

Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I hesitate to give any bad feedback but this was the most conflicting place we've ever stayed. We travel extensively and chose The River Ranch because of it's location on the Truckee River. It's a beautiful setting, convenient location for river rafting, and the staff was very attentive and friendly. The dinning room was full when we got in, so... More 

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River_Ranch, Front Office Manager at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, responded to this review

We here at the River Ranch appreciate you taking the time to review the property and provide us with your experience. We too love the setting and are glad you enjoyed our bar and the scenery. We wish your lodging experience was as positive but it sounds like we weren't able to provide ample information to make sure you had... More 

Patterson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had such a good time at River Ranch Lodge. First our room was right on the River with a private balcony watching the rushing water...exciting yet calming. The room was rustic and has that mountain charm to it. ( I do think it could use a small table on the balcony tho...) The girls at the front desk were... More 

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River_Ranch, General Manager at River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sandra, Thanks for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay. It is always nice to hear about experiences like yours. We look forward to having you back. Please let us know the next time you visit so we can say hello. Rob Curtis General Manager More 

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