The lodge is a very comfortable, friendly place with amazing views of the ocean, great comfy bedding, and cozy rooms (some with wood-burning stoves) all in a perfect location.
I am a woman who loves to take long, solitary walks in nature and this is the best place in the world to do it! The lodge is on one end of a series of paths which run along the cliffs by the ocean and go all the way to the town of Gualala, about 10 miles away. So you can wander about for hours and smell the fresh ocean air, listen to the waves, and watch the clouds and hawks and deer and all the incredible wildflowers. But what really sets this place apart for someone like me is the sense of safety. Typically, when I'm hiking, there's a part of me that 's relaxing and connecting with nature, and a part of me that's on the alert, very cognizant of the fact that I'm alone and vulnerable. But the paths at Sea Ranch run by a number of beautiful homes with huge windows, offering a sense of security. At first, I thought the presence of these homes would detract from the feeling of being out in nature., But, I was happily surprised to learn that they helped me relax and enjoy these amazing surroundings in a very deep way.
BTW, I'm pretty sure that pets are welcome-- I saw several people hiking by the lodge with their dogs on a leash.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 it just 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sea Ranch Hotel The Sea Ranch
- Sea Hotel The Ranch