by Amanda Norcross
Marble Mountain Ranch offers families the ultimate dude ranch vacation in northern California. The all-inclusive, family-owned resort offers unplugged activities include horseback riding, river rafting, kayaking, clay shooting, and fly fishing. Paintball, ATV rides and special events (think barrel racing) are also part of the fun. Families stay in private cottages with kitchenettes or full kitchens.
Marble Mountain Ranch is ideal for family reunions and multigenerational getaways.
Our Editor Loves
- All-inclusive rates
- Unplugged adventures
- Private cottages for families
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Dude Ranch
- Family Room 5+
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
There are many reviews on Tip Advisor that detail end to end list of activities, exceptional quality of catering and accommodation along with the location and scenery much better than I could articulate. They say it all and get my endorsement.
We rode horses and ATVs along (read up and down) mountain trails, shoot Hawkins muzzle loaded rifles, saw wildlife close up as we drink our morning coffee on the porch of our cosy cabin located in the still of the woods against a backdrop of jaw dropping scenery. We stayed off grid (no WiFi, internet or e-mail). No doubt others offer the same.
What is unique about this place for us is Doug, Heidi and Chelsea who gave us so much of their time with along with a very special and precious insight in to a way of life and perspective that will stay with us as we drift back in to our environment. Sal and I have to thank them for enriching our lives in many ways in such a short period of time.
Go with the flow and you will get more from your time at Marble Mountain Ranch than just a holiday / vacation.
(Bit disappointed the gold mine has run out!)
My sister and I made it back to the ranch this year after a 2 year absence. We went out with Doug for a fly fishing trip. Doug is a natural teacher and we landed steelhead on flies at the very first hole. Had a super morning Then had a wonderful lunch packed by Heidi. Doug is a first rate guide entertaining and safe. A great place for families and friends, we already booked next year and my friend Jeff is booking his family too.