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“Amazing experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Wonder Valley Ranch Resort
6450 Elwood Drive, Sanger, CA 93657   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Sanger
Fullerton, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I recently traveled to Wonder Valley Resort from Southern California to attend a wedding for a close friend of mine. Being in the hotel business myself, I had some high expectations for the property. Upon arrival, I was immediately in awe at the beautiful grounds and the surrounding foothills. Its a very nice and peaceful setting. A great get-away from all the hustle and bustle of LA. The front desk agent was friendly and welcoming, and got us checked in quickly and efficiently. I could not have been more pleased with the rest of the staff I got to meet while attending the wedding. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, and they really bend over backwards to make sure everything is done to the guests liking. The room was spacious and comfortable. I was surprised and excited when I found out they had WiFi. I would definitely return to Wonder Valley in the future for some much needed relaxation.

Room Tip: I would request an outside room in the lakeside building, with an east facing room. Great view of th...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fallbrook, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We were on a tour and the Wonder Valley Ranch Resort was the place we were scheduled to stay before going to see the huge sequoias at Kings Canyon. This place is truly "wonderful". They treat you like royalty, have planned activities, great food, beautiful grounds, and the staff is super friendly and helpful. I can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: We had a room facing the small lake, and it was so nice to sit outside in the evening.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Was here for one night for a wedding and while reception at the front desk was great, the rest of the experience was sad. The hotel is just for weddings, there are no restaurants and no vending machines anywhere nearby. The rooms, beds, carpets, and furniture are old and run down - we're talking green carpets and wood panels with no insulation between rooms. The beds are not comfortable, and the linens are scratch and thread bare. This place is in need of serious updating! If I ever have to attend another wedding here, I would rather catch a taxi back to Fresno then spend the night.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fresno
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

I purchased the 2 $39 groupons which was for a hour trail ride for two. Due to the favorable response, i could not book a Saturday event for 4 people because they were booked, but they agreed to waive the expiration, that meant we missed the wildflowers blooming. The girl in the office was incredibly rude because I printed my groupon receipt to show I payed for for the Groupon, but not the bar code, and she made me feel very uncomfortable. The two young guides were friendly and gracious. The "trail ride" however, was simply a tour of the trashy back yards of the houses and trailers of the residents of Wonder Valley, not scenic at all. I was not allowed to pull my horse (I am an experienced rider) a few feet out of line to take a photo of my friends. They promised to take a picture when we got back to the stable. After a 40 minute ride, they asked us to line our horses up on the fence. They refused to walk the horses out of the shade into the sun for a picture because it was too much trouble, so the pictures did not turn out out. In short, if you have a city kid who has never been on a horse, they will enjoy the experience. Otherwise, don't bother.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Oakhurst, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed at the Wonder Valley Ranch for the first time this weekend. We stayed in a little cottage and was very happy with the size, style and comfort. The staff were exceptionally friendly and the grounds very well kept. The wedding garden was so beautiful! There are numerous activities for all ages....I just wished I had enough time to do them all.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Fresno, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Overall the Best place to hold your next Wedding. Staff is fantastic and very responsive.Highly recommend. Ask for Myrna, she will meet all your needs. Brides room for getting ready is well maintained and clean. And the reception area is large enough to hold most weddings. The lakeside view during the day and night is worth the money for picture alone. Overall, the best value for your money.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Fremont, CA
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We stayed here for a night as we couldn't get any accommodation inside the King's Canyon park. It is about 45 mins drive from the park. If you need dinner, you need to make reservations here as there are no places nearby. The nearest is Bear Mountain pizza on hwy 180 which is about 15 mins away in a slightly winding road. The room was spacious and beds were ok. The morning breakfast was included and was nice. There are numerous other activity choices if you are interested.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 Wonder Valley Ranch Resort

Address: 6450 Elwood Drive, Sanger, CA 93657
Location: United States > California > Sanger
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Sanger
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Good times abound at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and Conference Center. Located in the scenic Sierra foothills of California just minutes below Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and offering peaceful, shady grounds, delicious meals, resort accommodations and endless on-site activities. Wonder Valley is a perfect location for group tours or individual travelers. Full service conference facilities and an Equestrian Center also available. ... more   less 
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