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Sierra Sky Ranch, Ascend Hotel Collection
WilmaXX from: BERKELEY
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Aug, 29, 2021 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Best motel in oakhurst
Nice comfortable place way better than the chain hotels in oakhurst. Views and pool were the heights. Only disappointment was no restaurant and patio was not private and had to share with neighbors. Would visit again if in the area. Friendly front desk.
louloustokes from: Irvine, California
Published Date: Aug, 19, 2021 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Sadly we only stayed one night at the ranch. We were greeted warmly, personally shown to our room and given the history of the ranch. The lady who showed us to our room obviously took pride in showing us and this gave us a lovely start to our stay.
Our room was accessible from a door outside, it had 2 queen beds, bathroom and a cozy living room with rustic fireplace, sofa and rocking chair. The room and bathroom were extremely clean.
The kids loved the games area/ family area. It used to be the nurses station when the building was used as a hospital for TB and then for veterans who were suffering with PTSD. They also loved being able to get hot chocolate and our coffees from the breakfast room. Breakfast offering was basic but adequate for our needs. A large selection of Teas and coffee available 24/7. There were packaged muffins, fruit, cereal bars and a fridge with yoghurts and packaged boiled eggs. There was also a microwave and sachets of instant oats.
Unfortunately they have not been able to reopen their beautiful restaurant yet after covid, but they gave us a comprehensive list of local restaurants with contact details and opening hours which was really helpful. We would have liked to have tried several of them but opted for the pines hotel on Bass Lake as we wanted to see what Bass Lake was like. We had a nice meal there and great views of the lake. There were lots of options for water sports there.
I would definitely recommend this little gem!
Thank you for your hospitality Sierra Sky Ranch!
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
Sandra D from: Long Beach, California
Published Date: Aug, 15, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 1
Offshore Reservation Center is difficult
The procedure for making a reservation and cancelling is long and cumbersome. The cancellation took 11 minutes and involved many repetitions of the Reservation number, the phone number, the email address.
Also, the add-on fees and taxes for the room were an additional 35%.
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 10, 2021 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
We got a last minute reservation and were extremely pleased with this place. It's at the south end of Yosemite Park and only a couple miles to the entrance.
It's a rustic building that has been remodeled and they did a great job making it feel upscale and comfortable. There was a ceiling fan in the room and a double French door leading out to the covered deck where there were chairs and a table. The pool was clean and the continental breakfast had some great choices. Staff was friendly and helpful, facility was clean and quiet. We stayed 2 nights and I would highly recommend it!
Published Date: Jun, 22, 2021 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Gorgeous, authentic lodge on lovely property
Our family of four stayed here for three nights while vising Yosemite. We were at once struck by the loveliness of the porch and exterior of the lodge. The interior was even better - felt like a scene out of the show Yellowstone. Our check in went quickly and the associate was very friendly and helpful. She showed us the breakfast area where coffee and hot chocolate were always available and where muffins and fruit would be available in the mornings.
Our room was in the second building behind the lodge, so I can't say for sure, but I believe most of the rooms have a secondary door to access a shared porch. Ours had a table and two chairs and we loved the convenience of going in and out of this door directly to our room from the car. I booked the room rather late in the game for our trip and it ended up having two double beds. While this didn't thrill everyone in our family (our teenage daughters had gotten a bit tired of sharing a bed at this point!) we made do with it. The room was probably the smallest we've stayed in and if I had it to do over, I would have booked earlier to get a larger room or two rooms. But it was clean, the beds were comfortable, and the bathroom was nicely updated.
We checked out the sitting room in the main building which was a great quiet place for reading or drinking a cup of coffee. There were a few games in there and the wood floor, stone fireplace and paneling was incredible. We really loved the lobby too - such pretty decor.
The lodge is quite historic and had more than a few famous guests over the years. It's convenient to Yosemite, close to good restaurants in the town of Oakhurst, and it was nice to stay somewhere with so much character and history.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5