Great to have this space open again. Dining experience is different from prior management… but then it was closed for some time. So we had a breakfast which was very good and then went back for dinner which was equally good. Just need a little more polish on the dinner service …although experienced help is hard to find. This is an amazing area of Northern California and the weather has been fantastic. Walk on the bluff far enough and you will see colonies of harbor seals… just be respectful.
The Lodge is under construction with months to go. Next to small store and post office is a restaurant area serving light lunches and dinner several evening a week. Our sandwiches were good, with small salad. Pick out a table with great views and food is delivered. Well worth a stop.
This lodge & restaurant serves as the center for the Sea Ranch community. We stopped for a final lunch at the end of our weekend visit. The cafe staff were friendly as could be. A beautiful experience with terrific trails and beach views. On a sunny day with a brisk wind and whitecaps, wo dwrful to sit indoors overlooking the ocean.
Food is very overpriced for what you get. Clientele is the mid 40-50 golfer that thinks they are something better. Pretentious AF. No high chair for kids. Can’t recommend going here. Only if you need to express to be someone through expensive consumption of food and drinks.
Thought this update might be helpful. After being sold, Lodge has been closed for a pending total remodel. As of early August 2019 there has not been a lot of activity. It appears that a dumpster was just recently delivered and it’s not like there has been a fleet of contractors’ trucks parked in front during the week so perhaps work is just getting started (?). Access to the Lodge parking lot is now blocked by a temporary gate on which a sign says “Closed for Remodeling. See you in 2020.” I’d guess based on what I’ve seen it will be well into 2020. See attached photo of gate and sign.
Short trip with wife and 2 little ones. Plenty to do and see, hikes along the beach, surrounded by coastal nature. Make sure you stop in Petaluma to do your shopping, the markets in Gualala have slim pickings.
Sadly, the Sea Ranch Lodge is closed and up for sale. We are all hopeful that a buyer will come along and restore it to its former glory. The views and ambience are too wonderful not to take advantage of. Time will tell.
I knew as soon as I met the GM Paul, that this place couldn’t last long. My boyfriend and I spent a good while drinking wine and watching the game in the bar area. I watched Paul treat the wait staff cruelly, talking to certain locals boasting about himself, and how “great this place is now because of him” and then ignoring other locals/other patrons that actually needed assistance. He told a couple to leave when they went to him with a concern, and finished his meandering by drinking at the bar. Both of of have worked in the food service industry for years and from the moment we saw him we had an icky vide. The way the servers changed in their boy language when he approached. Apparently he got fired. Should have happened way before it did. Just looking at his responses on this website proves what a condescending dick he is.…
Sea Ranch Lodge is a famous old place that has the feel of something that would have been spectacular in the 1970s. It's still really nice, with lovely accommodations and wonderful people in a beautiful spot. The restaurant was very good too. But renovations are due. It was nice to be able to bring my dog, but the $75 price per night for a 5# toy Yorkie was a bit much!
It's hard to know what to say about Sea Ranch Lodge? The rooms are fine but have a very 70's dated feel. In the first room they gave us you couldn't open any of the windows. This is huge for me especially when you want to hear the sounds of the ocean. There was an issue with flying ants in our first room so they moved us and thankfully the second room was better and we could open the windows. I'm guessing these rooms can get very warm so ask for a room with windows that open. Sea Ranch Lodge is all about the location which is truly breathtaking! I can only imagine how amazing this place would be if they upgraded the rooms!