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Muir Trail Ranch

P.O. Box 176, Lakeshore, Huntington Lake, CA 93634
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San Carlos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an oasis for backpackers on the John Muir and Pacific Crest Trails. They provide an essential resupply service to backpackers who are passing through, and, for those who wish to stay the night, comfortable and clean showers and beds. We were fortunate to find a cabin vacancy after 10 days on the trail. It’s expensive, but the costs... More 

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East Wenatchee, Washington
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205 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This magical experience when I was a teenager has lasted in my memory for my entire life. At the time, I'm sure the "ranch" was more "affordable" however, the experience of living with just a few guests, eating farm family style, fresh trout every day and riding a horse for a week has been a wonderful memory. I visited this... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

I have stayed at this property twice, once in a log cabin and once in a tent cabin both times midway through the JMT hike.. Yes it seems expensive for the amenities but remember,MTR is not situated on a major road where resupply of food etc can occur every day. This is truly a remote location and as such should... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The ranch itself seemed expensive, until i saw them bringing in the food, everything comes accroww Florence Lake on a ferry, and them has to be transported over land to the camp. I paid $150.. for a bed in a tent cabin, this included breakfast, lunch and dinner, breakfast and dinner were great, and lunch is a bag up and... More 

Thank Thomas F
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Sure the scenery is beautiful around the ranch but the people are rude and annoying. It is like they have been cut off from civilization for years. The place is way to overpriced and it takes hours to get here from the Florence Lake boat ramp. Once crossing the windy lake you must 4 wheel drive through a slow and... More 

2 Thank Mark B
Placerville, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was planned as a Memorial trip for my father and turned into a wonderful relaxing stay. Family got together, bonded and had a wonderful happy time sharing our farewell to a very loved man. We even met a couple that were just hiking through and they turned out to be acquainted with Dad and it was so great to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The good: Muir Trail Ranch is in a beautiful setting, the staff is friendly and helpful (although some of the kids are so young that they're a bit flaky really), the hot springs are wonderful, the horses are beautiful. The cabins are very nice, the bed is indeed very comfortable. But... The not so good: for a couple, $300 per... More 

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loomis ca
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385 reviews
148 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We landed here on our 5th night on the JMT, just to pick up our supply bucket. When we learned they had space in their tent cabins, we opted to stay even though it was $140 per person. It was worth every penny. This included a fabulous dinner, made to order breakfast, and make your own take away lunch during... More 

2 Thank ernieLoomisCa
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147 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We opted to book a short stay @ the ranch as a resupply and respite on our 8 day backpacking trip. We booked only one night on the third night of our trip and although it was an additional 6 miles to the journey,it was worth every extra step! I arrived with three blisters and contusion to my achilles. We... More 

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Bishop, California
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57 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

We ran to the Muir Trail Ranch from the east side of the Sierra and stayed for two nights. Our accommodation was the "Penthouse Tenthouse", which is pretty basic, but plenty comfortable. We were amazed by the excellent food in such a remote location - lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, really delicious entrees, and super friendly and hard working... More 

2 Thank LJEBishop_CA
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Address: P.O. Box 176, Lakeshore, Huntington Lake, CA 93634
Location: United States > California > Huntington Lake > Lakeshore
Number of rooms: 12
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