My husband and I have been to Drakesbad 3 times now and can't wait to return. I love going to breakfast in my sweats and moccasins, and not feel self conscious about my casual attire. Its simple, rustic charm is refreshing, and the addition of the electricity in the lodge is the best! The food is so good, and the staff is friendly and helpful. What is most wonderful about being there, however, is the spectacular hiking that is available right from the ranch. And it's rare to run into others on the trail. I also enjoy reading a book in the pine swing perched before the most beautiful meadow. . .There's no place like Drakesbad.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Drakesbad Guest Ranch Hotel Chester