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“Wonderful Surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wonder Valley Ranch Resort & Conference Center

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Wonder Valley Ranch Resort & Conference Center
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Sanger
Fallbrook, California
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We were on a tour and the Wonder Valley Ranch Resort was the place we were scheduled to stay before going to see the huge sequoias at Kings Canyon. This place is truly "wonderful". They treat you like royalty, have planned activities, great food, beautiful grounds, and the staff is super friendly and helpful. I can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: We had a room facing the small lake, and it was so nice to sit outside in the evening.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank goodtotravel123
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Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Was here for one night for a wedding and while reception at the front desk was great, the rest of the experience was sad. The hotel is just for weddings, there are no restaurants and no vending machines anywhere nearby. The rooms, beds, carpets, and furniture are old and run down - we're talking green carpets and wood panels with no insulation between rooms. The beds are not comfortable, and the linens are scratch and thread bare. This place is in need of serious updating! If I ever have to attend another wedding here, I would rather catch a taxi back to Fresno then spend the night.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank DEGSEA
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Fresno
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I purchased the 2 $39 groupons which was for a hour trail ride for two. Due to the favorable response, i could not book a Saturday event for 4 people because they were booked, but they agreed to waive the expiration, that meant we missed the wildflowers blooming. The girl in the office was incredibly rude because I printed my groupon receipt to show I payed for for the Groupon, but not the bar code, and she made me feel very uncomfortable. The two young guides were friendly and gracious. The "trail ride" however, was simply a tour of the trashy back yards of the houses and trailers of the residents of Wonder Valley, not scenic at all. I was not allowed to pull my horse (I am an experienced rider) a few feet out of line to take a photo of my friends. They promised to take a picture when we got back to the stable. After a 40 minute ride, they asked us to line our horses up on the fence. They refused to walk the horses out of the shade into the sun for a picture because it was too much trouble, so the pictures did not turn out out. In short, if you have a city kid who has never been on a horse, they will enjoy the experience. Otherwise, don't bother.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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8 Thank happytravelerFresno
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Oakhurst, California
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86 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed at the Wonder Valley Ranch for the first time this weekend. We stayed in a little cottage and was very happy with the size, style and comfort. The staff were exceptionally friendly and the grounds very well kept. The wedding garden was so beautiful! There are numerous activities for all ages....I just wished I had enough time to do them all.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank JulieLynn F
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Fresno, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Overall the Best place to hold your next Wedding. Staff is fantastic and very responsive.Highly recommend. Ask for Myrna, she will meet all your needs. Brides room for getting ready is well maintained and clean. And the reception area is large enough to hold most weddings. The lakeside view during the day and night is worth the money for picture alone. Overall, the best value for your money.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank dan s
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Fremont, CA
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49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We stayed here for a night as we couldn't get any accommodation inside the King's Canyon park. It is about 45 mins drive from the park. If you need dinner, you need to make reservations here as there are no places nearby. The nearest is Bear Mountain pizza on hwy 180 which is about 15 mins away in a slightly winding road. The room was spacious and beds were ok. The morning breakfast was included and was nice. There are numerous other activity choices if you are interested.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank praspn
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Riverside, California
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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2011

My husband and I joined a bus tour: 3 days and 2 nights at Wonder Valley, not really knowing what to expect. We had a great time and laughed a lot. We wished we could've stayed longer - more Wonder Valley and less bus ride.
There was a lot to do- something for everyone. We took this trip to see the bald eagles. In spite of some cool, rainy weather, we went on the boat and saw eagles. We learned a lot, and even had a picnic lunch by the lake.
The time we spent at the resort was even better than our outing. We had a little hay ride, fished, attended a sing-a-long and saw a great (silly) show put on by the staff. They even went our of their way to make "happy hour" live up to its name. There were no kids with our group, but there were lots of things kids would enjoy!
The staff was great: charming, curteous, attentive and energetic. Adella was wonderful. They really went all out to keep us entertained and happy.
The meals were buffet style. Delicious! Plenty of food and a variety of choices.
The resort was built in 1911 - lots of interesting history. The rooms were plain, large and comfortable. There was a small TV. We barely turned it on! After a busy day and lots of good food we were ready for bed and slept well.
We plan on going back. We only wish Wonder Valley were closer - we'd go back a lot!

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars
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10 Thank GoGrammy
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Property: Wonder Valley Ranch Resort & Conference Center
Address: 6450 Elwood Rd, Sanger, CA 93657-9047
Location: United States > California > Sanger
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Sanger
Hotel Class:2 star — Wonder Valley Ranch Resort & Conference Center 2*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Up in the Sierra Nevada foothills, above the hustle and bustle, lies Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and Conference Center. You'll find no better place in California; or even the entire Western United States, at providing a more comprehensive and impressive list of facilities and activities for all types of functions. There are few places in this part of the world with these kinds of breathtaking views, even fewer with the space to accommodate a large number of guests, and none who do it as well as Wonder Valley. Whether you're planning a reunion, conference, company retreat, family getaway, or any number of other events, Wonder Valley doesn't just have what you're looking for - it has what you never even knew existed. Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and Conference Center excels in hosting: •Company Retreats •Weddings •Seminars •Class/Family Reunions •Team-Building Exercises •Banquets/Holiday Parties •Picnics •Group Tours •Business/Education Seminars •Outdoor Education •Anniversaries •Proms ... more   less 
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