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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First, what was good about our stay at Drakesbad: 1. The meadow cabins were peaceful and quiet and it was delightful to watch a mama deer interact with her fawn every day. 2. Breakfast and lunch were good and we appreciated lunch as you could...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Drakesbad is in a beautiful location. It's isolated and quiet. There's no wifi or cell service so you aren't distracted by the outside world at ALL. The staff try hard, the food is good, served on time. It reminds me so much of summer camp...More

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Response from The California P, Public Relations Manager at Drakesbad Guest RanchResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We have been operating Drakesbad Guest Ranch for forty-three years and with reservations booked out two years in advance. Drakesbad Guest Ranch offers 19 rooms with rustic accommodation that has been in operation since the early 1900's. We take great...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

I truly loved it here. We stayed in a primitive cabin (no electric or showers) but absolutely loved the area and the dining is top notch. The thermal pool will always be a favorite of mine because this area is prime stargazing.

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Response from The California P, Public Relations Manager at Drakesbad Guest RanchResponded October 5, 2018

Thank you Maureen. We are delighted to read your five-star rating of Drakesbad Guest Ranch. We hope to serve you and yours again in the future. Cheers!

Reviewed September 13, 2018

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

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Response from The California P, Public Relations Manager at Drakesbad Guest RanchResponded September 17, 2018

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 September 11, 2018

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

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Response from The California P, Public Relations Manager at Drakesbad Guest RanchResponded September 12, 2018

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

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Description
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
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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Questions & Answers
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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
"If you hate dirty and grime, go somewhere else"
Indyblonde
Oct 9, 2018
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"Lodge rooms have the only electricity. Bungalow rooms are more private."
Linda13148
Sep 11, 2018
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"We loved Room 5 in the Lodge, but anyone is super!"
okeedoke
Oct 17, 2017
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"look on line and he picture will help you choose the room that is right or you"
janetperlman
Oct 5, 2017
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