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Sierra Sky Ranch
50552 Road 632, Oakhurst, CA 93644   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #9 of 11 Oakhurst B&B and Inns
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“expensive, poor quality”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We booked this hotel as a base to visit Yosemite. It seemed to have a nice unique quality to it being a ranch rather than an average motel. The ranch is quite old and has some lovely characteristics the lobby,sitting room areas give a really historical feel. The staff were very pleasant and could not be faulted they showed us around and made us feel welcome.
The room was quite dark with wine walls, ensuite was very small with a tiny shower, and window in the ensuite did not close properly so a gap at bottom meant the people sitting outside on the porch smoking could hear and see everything, so had to put a facecloth in the gap!
The pool area could do with a clean up as it was quite grotty and unclean. The breakfast was terrible, poor selection, slices of fruit sparsely supplied in order to cut corners. There were lots of items missing the second morning and no staff around to ask for supplies.
We paid 290dollars for 2 nights and felt we were grossly overcharged for a very poor service supplied, given we paid the same amount for a 5 star hotel in las vegas which was out of this world.
The ranch is also farther than you would think from yosemite taking 1.5hours to get to yosemite village on very winding roads, something to consider.
Whilst the staff were very helpful, the ranch needs to spend a good bit improving their standards and yet keep the ranch historical feel as they are charging far too much for this accommodation standard.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We paid $150 per night for a suite. The bathroom had a shower that was a disgrace. The spray came from a nozzle that was about 5 feet from the floor. The spigot handles leaked badly and were so badly maintained that it was hard to control the water temperature. The shower itself was badly stained with rust. Just ugly. The steps coming into the hotel were badly maintained - a liability lawsuit just waiting to happen. The breakfast was typical of a low budget motel - cold cereal, toast, do-it-yourself waffles. What made it worse was that there was rarely a waiter or waitress available so when they ran out of orange juice or milk there was no one available to ask for more. All of this in a room costing $150 per night. We stayed at the hotel to attend a wedding. There was a dinner where the service was awful - the wait staff was running around, trying hard to do a good job but without any management. I wouldn't stay at this place again on a bet.

Room Tip: Any room will do as long as it's at another hotel. There are lots of others in the area.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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El Monte, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

The Ranch staff was awesome!!! Everyone working there was very friendly, helpful, and accommodating!! Our group stayed at the Ranch for two nights, Friday and Saturday. Everyone enjoyed sitting out on the veranda and watching the children play on the grass area. The Ranch started serving breakfast 30 minutes earlier than normal so that we would have the opportunity to eat before we needed to leave the Ranch for a wedding in Yosemite. We had a reception at the Ranch that night and the food was excellent!! The staff did a beautiful job setting up the dinner and accommodating our needs. Everyone in our group (all 16 rooms) loved the Ranch! The location, history of the ranch, and staff were the BEST!!

Room Tip: The old converted hospital rooms facing the grassy area were the best for families with children. Th...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

I could not agree with the Australian gentleman more, this is a second rate establishment. Arrived on Memorial day Monday for two pre-booked nights, only to be told that the pool was unavailable due to pollen and that the restuarant does not open on Monday or Tuesday so had to go out to eat both evenings. The room was ok and our plumbing was fine but without common features such as hair dryer or iron. All of the public areas are attractive at first glance until you realise that they are poorly cleaned and that nearly all of the soft furnishings have rips and holes or have come unstiched. The various cats also have the run of the place and sleep on the guest furniture in the lounges. Breakfast was minimal and only plastic cutlery and polystyrene plates and cups were available. As for security, locking your room door is a joke, any five year old could open the room door or break open the French doors to the veranda. I paid 149 US dollars a night for this so thank goodness I wasn't paying their full summer rate. The Ranch's only saving grace is it's setting and the helpful and polite young receptionist who checked us in.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Room was small asked for a bigger room which was crap Bar and Grill not open cats every where smelt of cat urine pool not open hadn't had a clean since Noah was a boy .not enough water to have a shower save your money and buy a tent

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atwater, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Visited the Sierra Sky Ranch for the Con-Con 3 Event, hosted by Mark and Debby Constantino in February, and walked away very impressed. The entire staff was very friendly and helpful. The Bar and Grill served us in a nice comfortable setting, and the food was excellent. Even though I didn’t hit the bedroom until deep in the morning, that too was very comfortable. A very nice overall experience and will definitely be going back. Thanks Mark!

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Room Tip: Room 16 is Sarah’s room. A little ghostly!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Thank you all for such a great time. This place was so awesome that me and my husband will be coming back again and again. The staff was most helpful and this place just rocked.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sierra Sky Ranch

Address: 50552 Road 632, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Location: United States > California > Oakhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Oakhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sierra Sky Ranch is just 10 miles from Yosemite's southern entrance. Established in 1875, it was the first working cattle ranch in the area; in 1946 it was converted to a guest facility. Visitors come from all over the world for its simple, laid back atmosphere, and to taste the savory delights of the on-site steakhouse & saloon – The Branding Iron. Rustic yet comfortable, this 100-year-old converted mountain ranch house is the perfect family getaway. ... more   less 
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