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Howard Creek Ranch

40501 North Highway One, PO. Box 121, Westport, CA 95488
Howard Creek Ranch
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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sacramento
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have stayed at Howard Creek Ranch at least three times. I love the creative unique accommodations and the homey atmosphere. The hosts are very interesting people. The breakfast was a great part of the experience. The nearby beach requires a bit of a pleasant walk. We will stay again.

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Magalia, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The place was very rundown and smelled badly. it does not resemble anything of what the web site looked like. The road getting there was horrible. When we got out we thought it was the Adams Family House . I felt it was complete false advertising on how the actual place compared to the pictures on their website. Be careful... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not so sure about writing this review of Howard's Ranch. We want to go back sometime and I suspect it will become too busy or Sally and Sonny will have found it all to much. I apologise to all those people who go back repeatedly and want it to themselves. It is certainly a unique mix of homespun... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The reviews here on Tripadvisor are mixed, and understandably so. This is a very eclectic place catering to those adventuresome people looking for a relaxing but unique experience. Most of the other guests had been there previously, and were returning because this place is really special. We loved it, and will be returning ourselves soon for a longer stay. We... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Please check this place out before deciding to stay or make a reservation. The pictures on the website are misleading, and I question the stellar reviews from people who claim they have stayed here. We made reservations in advance because of its location and charming photos on the web. When we arrived, we thought it was a movie set for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My wife and I stayed in The Howard Creek Ranch on Labor day weekend this year. We were torn about staying here because of the mixed reviews. While most reviews were positive, there were some serious concerns on some of the less than stellar reviews. So I will try and put this in terms so you understand what you are... More 

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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

In starting to write this review I realized the "Judy M" had almost perfectly described our stay (except for the late arrival), clear down to the grey kitty. The Redwood Suite had a beautiful long copper tray that held 10 years worth of guest books that were a wonder to read ( and, no, I did not read them all!).... More 

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austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It's been years since we stayed there but what an experience! Charming rooms all very different from another. I'd love to stay in the one with the outdoor sleeping space. The nature trail had some surprises that delighted us...wont' say what and ruin it for another. Breakfast was fantastic. The beach...perfect.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed here for two nights, in the Sun Room. It was a fun and fantastic stay overall and a much better room than I was expecting: clean, beautiful furniture and fabrics and in part of the property that was packed with history and sympathetically kept in a traditional style. I found it charming and rejuvenating to be away from... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We arrived very late, 10:30 p.m., but Sally left us directions to our room along with some flashlights. We were tired from a very long drive so having to get back in our car to drive to the carriage house made us a little grumpy. We made it though and when we walked into our Redwood Suite we were instantly... More 

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