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“A True Country Retreat!” 5 of 5 stars
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Sierra Sky Ranch
50552 Road 632, Oakhurst, CA 93644   |  
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Ranked #9 of 11 Oakhurst B&B and Inns
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“A True Country Retreat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Absolutely stunning hotel. Clean, comfortable and brim full of character!! Beautiful rooms and lounge area. The staff were extremely helpful with advising us on our trip into Yosemite. The steak house was epic, the chef was really friendly!! Generally a great place to take solace from the snow!! Just stunning!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is a lovely ranch in a lovely position, we stayed here for 3 nights whilst visiting Yosemite. What a good choice, although its 10 miles from the park entrance ($20 for a weeks car pass, there's nothing cheaper) it is worth it for the terrific relaxed atmosphere, and the old timber ridden rooms. Lovely cosy amenities, and a great restaurant with really friendly staff make this a must for your park experience!!!
Just be warned, if this is your 1st trip to Yosemite park, be aware that once you've paid and driven through the entrance, its another 35 miles drive through windy roads before you reach the visitor centre, but the road is very good.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We found this gem of a motel on the last day of our vacation and we wish we had been there all week! We loved that our room (all room) walked out onto an amazing veranda. We spent hours relaxing on the veranda, reading and watching the woodpeckers, magpies, and hawks play and hunt in the grass and trees out back. There's a creek out back for fishing with the kids and the cook will even cook up the fish for the kids for dinner. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms clean. Rooms are a little small but if you are spending time in your room your crazy! The common areas and verandas are the places to relax! Our night here was 100 times better than our 3 day stay at the pricy Tenaya Lodge down the road. You'd be crazy not to stay here.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

18 of us from all over the US gathered at Sierra Sky Ranch for a Cousin Reunion. We were there for 5 nights and just loved the place. The staff was more than helpful and went out of their way to help in any way. Many thanks to owner Ted, manager Joey and Chef Frank to make this one of the best reunions we have had. Yes there was a few glitches in our rooms, but nothing that we couldn't overlook. The view was wonderful and we enjoyed the fire pit every night. The smoked prime rib that was served one night was the best any of us ever had, kudos to Chef Frank. We loved the rustic interior and the history, as I understand it was also once a brothel. We recommend Sierra Sky Ranch highly.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bakersfield, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I wanted a hotel outside of Oakhurst to try and cut down on the drive time to Yosemite. The hotel was easy to find off the Hwy 41. The place was an old TB hospital and WW2 rehab facility back in the day. The grounds were well kept and the outside appearance was good. It has an onsite restaurant which we did not get to try out. It was closed the night of our stay. Our room was quaint. It was a little rough but overall clean. It had a "french door" type setting which opened out to a large porch that could be used by all guests. The bed was comfy but the blankets had some holes in them. The room had a small TV and refrigerator but no phone (not even to call the front desk). At night it is so quiet you can hear the crickets chirping, which for a City dweller makes it hard to fall asleep. The morning breakfast was a little disappointing. There was make it yourself waffles, hard boiled eggs, cereal, and some donuts. For the price of the stay I did expect better accommodations as well as a better selection at breakfast. Also, there was no in room blow dryer or iron. I had to go up to the front desk and ask for a blow dryer which is inconvenient. If you're looking for history this is the place. Otherwise I don't think I will be back.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Fresno, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

It's an interesting place to stay. Very rustic. Not the cleanest hotel, but it still has a certain charm. This is a great place to stay with a group of friends because there is a lot of comfortable space to relax, but not much to do.

I prefer to stay at hotels that pay more attention to detail, (for example, there wasn't a single towel in the room) but Sierra Sky Ranch compares closely to other "resorts" in the region.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stayed here for four nights as we were going to Yosemite in March and wanted a place close to the South gate as it was the only one open. If you like History this place has a ton of it. We stayed in the main building in room 3 and our room opened up to the veranda and the back area of the building. It was tight due to the two beds we needed but it worked just fine. We had a fridge and brought most of our food. They were extremely accommodating in getting us plates or anything we needed to make our trip memorable. There was a decent continental breakfast spread every morning that came with our stay. It was only about 10 miles from the gate and close to town for other needs and restaurants as the restaurant at the hotel was closed for the winter season. Very nice people there and we loved sitting outside behind our room on the veranda watching the birds.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mark S, Manager at Sierra Sky Ranch, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you for your nice review, Heather. We all really enjoyed having you and your father stay with us. We're glad you made good use of the refrigerator in your room and we were happy make sure you had whatever else you needed to make your eating arrangements convenient. I'm happy to say that our restaurant has re-opened for the season. It is now available for our guests to enjoy Wednesday through Sunday nights and is open from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. We hope you might have an opportunity to come stay with us again and enjoy dinner at The Branding Iron Steakhouse and Saloon. We are glad you at least had the opportunity to enjoy the continental breakfast spread that we take pride in. We are also happy that you enjoyed the veranda that so many of our guests rave about. Thanks again for staying with us, we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Address: 50552 Road 632, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Location: United States > California > Oakhurst
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) 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. Rustic yet comfortable, this 100-year-old converted mountain ranch house is the perfect family getaway. ... more   less 
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