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60 Sea Walk Dr, The Sea Ranch, CA 95497
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ENJOY NATURAL SERENITY, UNSURPASSED. A small, secluded property on Northern California’s rugged Sonoma Coast, Sea Ranch Lodge is a serene destination that embraces the beauty and bounty of nature in myriad expressions. A getaway here features nature untamed – ocean vistas, pristine bluffs, dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife – with miles of hiking trails to enjoy steps from your door. This sublime natural setting melds with man’s mindful efforts to live lightly on the land. We respect an ethos of sustainability in lodging, dining, activities, service and more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Breakfast available
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian
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dorlucie wrote a review May 20
New York City, New York145 contributions63 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
BoulderNut wrote a review Apr 2022
Sonoma, California932 contributions245 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
jaseaton wrote a review Apr 2022
Silver Spring, Maryland2379 contributions552 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Philipp D wrote a review Jan 2022
3 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
1 Helpful vote
Richard007 wrote a review Aug 2019
San Diego, California107 contributions157 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled
12 Helpful votes
OZ MD wrote a review Jul 2019
San Francisco, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: July 2019
1 Helpful vote
pdclono wrote a review Jan 2019
California37 contributions16 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Closed and for sale
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4 Helpful votes
Inspire31984498661 wrote a review Nov 2018
1 contribution11 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled
5 Helpful votes
Elizabeth A wrote a review Oct 2018
Paris, France74 contributions72 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Rooms are all good.
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4 Helpful votes
AnnieMay24 wrote a review Oct 2018
Oregon59 contributions44 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: September 2018
2 Helpful votes
Response from JosephC4342, General Manager at Sea Ranch Lodge
Responded Oct 14, 2018
I'm glad you were able to join us before we close for the season, AnnieMay. We are planning some upgrades when the work can be done without any interruptions to guests. Thank you for the kind words, and we look forward to welcoming you back next summer - imagine how amazing it will be ! Thanks again, Joseph
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Ranch Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Sea Ranch Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Sea Ranch Chapel (2.6 miles) and Walk On Beach Sea Ranch Access Trail (4.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sea Ranch Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sea Ranch Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sea Ranch Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sea Ranch Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stewarts Point Store and Retreat, Twofish Baking Company, and Twofish Baking Company.
Is Sea Ranch Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of The Sea Ranch.
Are pets allowed at Sea Ranch Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sea Ranch Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Does Sea Ranch Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Sea Ranch Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.