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Drakesbad Guest Ranch

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Overview
end of Warner Valley Road, Chester, CA 96020 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Accessible rooms
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Reviews (105)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveled to Lassen Volcanic National Park to the Drakesbad Guest Ranch to be with my wife's family. It was a great adventure. They have wonderful food, great hiking and horseback rides with knowledgeable wranglers. There are steaming fumeroles and bubbling mud pots to hike to...More

Thank Chuck T
Response from The California P, Public Relations Manager at Drakesbad Guest RanchResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much Chuck for the five-star rating of Drakesbad Guest Ranch! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed all the amenities that Drakesbad offers. We hope to welcome you and yours again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been 6 years since my first review, and we have returned to Drakesbad with wonderful results every year since. We always stay in the Lodge at the end of September when there are fewer children. We stay for a full week. The meals...More

Thank Linda13148
Response from The California P, Public Relations Manager at Drakesbad Guest RanchResponded 1 week ago

Dear Linda, thank you so much for the five-star rating of Drakesbad Guest Ranch. We are delighted to hear that you return each fall to enjoy the peace and serenity that makes Drakesbad so very unique and special. We appreciate your detailed insight and kind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came out to eat lunch and go on a horse back riding. We had a great experience and recommend it to anyone. The cowboys that helped us were very knowledgeable and were really nice and helpful. The lunch was good and you can use...More

Thank Tyson T
Response from The California P, Public Relations Manager at Drakesbad Guest RanchResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Tyson for the five-star rating of Drakesbad!

Reviewed July 26, 2018

Thankfully we did not lodge here at Drakesbad (emphasis on the bad) Ranch. We drove from the main entrance from Lassen, which takes about 1.5 hours..in my opinion not worth the drive. We came for a one hour horseback ride. The head "wrangler" was extremely...More

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Response from The California P, Public Relations Manager at Drakesbad Guest RanchResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We have forwarded your comments to our general manager to review with the all of the staff. One of our core values is providing excellent guest service so this is not how we intend to serve our visitors moving forward....More

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Stayed here recently with my 3 kids. We had a wonderful trip and would highly recommend. We stayed in one of the cabins which was very clean and more than adequate for our stay. The food in the restaurant was very good, especially the dinners....More

Thank Rae H
Response from The California P, Public Relations Manager at Drakesbad Guest RanchResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much Rae for the five-star rating of Drakesbad. We hope to welcome you and yours again soon. Cheers!

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About
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In 1916 Congress established Lassen Volcanic National Park as the fifteenth national park in the United States. Privately held Drakesbad bordered the park in the southeast corner. The Sifford family continued to ...More run their beloved Guest Ranch as good neighbors of the Park Service each summer for forty-two years. To preserve the Ranch and guarantee continued quality service for generations to come, Drakesbad was sold to the US government in 1958 for inclusion in to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Since that sale there have been three park concessionaires: for the past 36 years Drakesbad has been run by California Guest Services where the emphasis is still on outstanding customer service! All rates include three meals per day and lodging! All accommodations are rustic and quaint, most without electricity. The use of kerosene lamps is a welcome respite from the modern world and adds a distinct and old time ranch feel to your stay. All rooms include a full or half bath and are gas heated. Housekeeping services are provided daily. As a member of the Green Hotels Network, we make every effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle at Drakesbad. General Information Drakesbad Guest Ranch is open (pending weather conditions) June through mid October. The Ranch is closed mid October through to May. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
19
Price range
$70 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Drakesbad Guest Ranch Hotel Chester
Location
United States > California > Plumas County > Chester
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Dining (6)
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Family and Play Areas (8)
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Dantastic43
July 2, 2017|
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Response from luv2travelBayArea | Reviewed this property |
No land line in the rooms. You might be able the staff if you can use their phone in case you need to make an emergency call.
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vanam1960
April 17, 2016|
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Response from Hollie_Potts | Property representative |
It takes 1 ¼ hrs to drive from DB to the visitor center which is the entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Best hikes I would say are Devils Kitchen and Boiling Springs Lake, Sifford Lake if going into higher... More
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Room Tips
"Lodge rooms have the only electricity. Bungalow rooms are more private."
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"We loved Room 5 in the Lodge, but anyone is super!"
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"look on line and he picture will help you choose the room that is right or you"
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"Cabins decks face the mountains while bungalows face the meadow. You should pick the meadow ;)"
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