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Sierra Sky Ranch
mariaalejandrab697 from: Foster City, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Feb, 21, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Sierra Sky ranch is a nice place located near Yosemite. The rooms are small but very cozy. We enjoy our stay here. The place is charming and well maintained. We recommend it. the price is very accessible.
nonic2018 from: Newcastle, Australia
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 19, 2020 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
After 5 weeks in the states we stopped here before heading home to Australia. It was exactly what we were after. Lovely staff, clean with beautiful outlook. We enjoyed the complementary hot chocolate and coffee while adding to the communal puzzle by the fire. The library was a beautiful spot to sit at one end of the building where you could find books, board games and a sketch book for everyone to use.
We ate at the restaurant each night and enjoyed each meal we ordered.
We couldn’t be happier, perfect end to our honeymoon 💕
THUMPERB from: Modesto, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jan, 2, 2020 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2020 Rating: 1
This place while being charming and not cookie cutter was horrible. Our room the family suite was one of our worst experiences. The stairs are 6 inches from the headboard and the noisiest place we have ever stayed. We had three sleepless nights from the noise through the paper thin walls. Lots of choices, this should be your last.
George F from: London, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 5, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
The perfect location for a Yosemite style
This is one of the best places I have stayed in my life. A historic 1875 ranch with original features throughout. The property is beautiful, extremely comfortable and well maintained. The staff were lovely, very welcoming and genuinely interested in talking to their guests. There is tea and coffee available in the reception area, a lounge area to sit in and a restaurant (we chose not to use as we fancied pizza). The hotel is about 50 minutes from Yosemite but with the single route into Yosemite from Oakhurst it is perfectly located, I would love to stay again and take more members of my family. I can not recommend this hotel more highly, thank you to the Sierra Sky Ranch team for providing us with everything we hoped for and more for our visit to Yosemite, you really were the crowning jewell for the entire weekend.
Slo-Lju from: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Published Date: Oct, 23, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Tiny room without any amenities, not very welcoming check-in, dusty grounds from gravel parking lot
Judging by the description and photos on their website I was expecting a true historic, boutique hotel experience with great views and vistas of natural surroundings.
Arriving to the proprty there was Etta to check us in. She was polite, but nothing more, not really warm, friendly or welcoming. Later, when I returned to the lobby to get coffee, I heard her check in other guests and was much friendlier. Perhaps her cold and sterile attitude could be attributed to the fact I was using Choice Privileges points for my stay. At some point during check-in she said, "my system says I have to give you a welcome gift". What kind of statement was that? Not very welcoming.
The 2-queen room in the adjacent building was the tiniest of any hotel I've stayed in a long while. We arrived with two, slightly larger than check-in size, suitcases and had nowhere to put them. There was no desk, a tiny closet and a TV stand with 3 drawers. Besides the TV the room had zero amenities. In the bathroom counter-top space was literally non-exsistent. I could not imagine spending a few days not to mention a week here. I do understand it's an older property, however if they want to offer 2 queen rooms they should really connect two of the existing rooms.
I was looking forward to sitting in the "patio" as described on their website. In turned out "patio" was actually a long shared terrace, without any partition walls. It seemed our room was the only one that did not have a table and two chair on this shared terrace, there was only a mid-sized bench. Since many of the adjacent rooms were not occupied I wondered if that was Etta's penalty for staying on points, too.
The view from the terrace was disappointing to say the least. The lawn right below the terrace was neglected, the view continued over utility tanks and to a dilapidated building on the neighbouring lot. Their whole parking lot was gravel and whenever a car drove by (to reach the handicapped parking spots) we were engulfed in a dusty cloud.
The wooden floors and thin walls meant you get to hear every guest arriving or using the toilet throughout the night. I also did not like the large gap between the shades and the patio door frame. If there was someone standing on the terrace at night, while you had the light on in the room, they would have an unobstructed view of the room.
I can't comment on the restaurant, we arrived early when it was still closed, so we drove to town for dinner, and then left early in the morning before it opened. I did take advantage of the grab-and-go breakfast and complimentary coffee in the lobby.
There were two positive aspects of my stay: the location - convenient for exploring Yosemite and cleanliness, which was very good. Other than that it was a disappointing experience, far from a historic ranch experience. I was happy I used the points and did not have to pay for the room.
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 2