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George Grafer

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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WELCOME TO THE EL DORADO RANCH / FAMILY RETREAT

Mountain Ranch Lodge Rental Photos and Description

8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, Barn/Game Room, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Sleeps 17 - 20

Our ranch is a family orientated property that stands on 350 acres and accommodates up to 20 people if you rent all the structures. We have 8 bedrooms in total between the Lodge (4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms), Guest House (3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms), & Creek Side Cottage (1 bedroom & 1 bathroom). In addition, the Living Rooms provide 3 extra air mattresses. All 3 homes are within 100 yards of each other. If desired, you have the ability to rent just the Lodge outside of June, July, August & holidays (we always rent the ranch in it’s entirety during the summer & holidays). if you are entertaining a small group. And you need not worry... we never share the ranch (invite more than one reservation during any time period).

Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

George Grafer

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks english
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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Welcome to The El Dorado Ranch / Family Retreat
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
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Welcome to The El Dorado Ranch / Family Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p142811
+1 6199203183
Mountain Ranch Gold Country / High Sierra
Santa Rosa, Ca
5

Guestbook Comment

We stayed at The El Dorado Ranch for my 50th birthday. We rented the whole property and it was a blast. My nieces, nephews and my 3 children (in the...
  • 5 of 5
We stayed at The El Dorado Ranch for my 50th birthday. We rented the whole property and it was a blast. My nieces, nephews and my 3 children (in their early 20's)stayed in the quest house which they loved. They were able to use the game room until late into the night and not disturb us. The main house was just perfect for all of us to be together! The creek, trails and views were better than any of us had expected. Roger (the caretaker) was an extra added bonus. He made bonfires for us and provided endless laughs. Try his fresh eggs for breakfast. They're delicious. With everthing there is to do at the ranch you never have to leave to find entertainment. This place is an absolute must for all ages!! We're already planning our next trip.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2007
  • Stayed: Feb 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcome to The El Dorado Ranch / Family Retreat
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Mountain Ranch Gold Country / High Sierra
San Ramon
5

Best property you can think of for a large group with in 2 hours from bay area !!

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing time here, even though the weather was bit sub par, for the weekend we went. This place has everything you need for entertainment. You just go with food / ingredients to prepare food, and you don't have to step out of the gate for anything. It has many little trails within the property. Game room is huge ! Swimming pool, hot tub, large deck, big living room, camp fire spot a small gym..and the list go on. The owner and the property care taker are very helpful. Highly recommended !! We will go here again next year.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shashi and glad to hear you & group had such a great time even though the weather wasn't that great. Typically May through the end of October is beautiful up there and you probably received the last dose of rain for the summer. I look forward to having you and your group back next year!
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Welcome to The El Dorado Ranch / Family Retreat
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Mountain Ranch Gold Country / High Sierra
4

But POSITIVE experiance

  • 4 of 5
Rented this place for family retreat for 7 couples + kids. Amazing place to accommodate every expectation: 3 houses to leave in, big patio to have lunch together, open field to play sports, trails to walk/bike, scenery to observe, privacy and quietness to appreciate, as well as plenty kitchen staff to cook for everyone in one place, hot Jacuzzi and clean pool even in this wonderful weather time of the year, game rooms and workout room that we didn't even have time to fully utilize, etc, etc,. Our group is already considering to book next years retreat there as well, even though we try to do it every year in different place just for the experience. everyone had "but positive experience" except few things in regards to guest house heater and main house 1st floor toilet (left notes for maintenance people to look at for next renters not to deal with.
Thank you George for accommodating our group - at check in on Friday property was ready and open, letting us check out later on Monday for which we are grateful as it would have been more appreciated to plan staying whole week.
Thank you for sharing your gem place with strangers like us, and even though the price was one item of the concern for affordability, after all it was well worth it. Blessings to you in your effort to provide us and others with such an experience.
Nick and bunch.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Nick for your great review. So glad you and your group had a great time and enjoyed the property and fantastic weather up there! Sorry about the heater and toilet, but thanks for letting us know. We had our maintenance people repair it immediately upon your departure. Sorry for the inconvenience as we could have had maintenance swing by to fix it rather quickly while you were there. Also thanks for recommending us to your friends and liking us on Facebook!
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Welcome to The El Dorado Ranch / Family Retreat
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Mountain Ranch Gold Country / High Sierra
Central Valley, California
4

Very Fun Environment for Families!

  • 4 of 5
Our family consisted of a mix of adults, teens, children and babies...and we all found this property to be a worthwhile vacation spot! The owner and caretaker were very pleasant to work with. Thank you for a wonderful week-long experience.
Positives:
- The property was built to entertain both the outdoor lover and homebody. The pool, hot tub, outdoor field area containing haystacks, fire pit and horshoe area are all fitting settings for outside activities; not to mention the limitless acres and pre-made trails that can be explored.
- The "indoorsman" will enjoy the game barn, exercise room and adjacent makeshift poker room.
- Each family had their own rooms split between the main cabin, guest house and cottage. Nice accomodations.
- Nature! We saw frogs, turkeys and deer. The cottage, which is less than 100 yards from the main cabin, was picturesque and overlooked a bubbling stream.
- The main deck of the cabin was our favorite hangout spot. We barbequed, visited and sang songs with a guitar in the evenings. It was also a great place to play some poker.
- We loved the outdoor music system linked to the deck and pool area. You can pop in CD's or hook up your iPhone/iPad to play your music lists while splashing in the pool!
Considerations:
- The guest house is up a steep hill from the main cabin, although you can also use a paved road to get to/from the guest house if desired. Consider this if you have babies who are sleeping in the guest house, as you may not want to come back down to the main cabin until they're awake due to the distance between the house structures.
- The guest house is the only structure with air conditioning -- and it blows cold! However, the main cabin and cottage were still comfortable even when it was 100 degrees outside. Luckily, we had two families who must have cold air at night to sleep, so the guest house was perfect for them.
- Only the main cabin has WiFi. However, the WiFi connection was very spotty and only seemed to connect when only one or two devices were in use. There is, though, an ethernet connection so that you can hardwire into the web if needed. There is NO cell phone service with any carrier, which was perfect for me to cut off from the work world. Also, there is an phone/intercom connection between the three houses.
- All three home structures had a kitchen and a washer/dryer.

Overall, this property was enjoyed by all our family members -- and you'll most likely enjoy it, as well.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Davin - so glad everyone had fun up there and the accommodations worked out great. We'd love to have you guys back!
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Mountain Ranch Gold Country / High Sierra
Clayton, CA
5

All inclusive fun

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful property! Our family birthday celebration included 19 people, from 10 months old to 63 years, and everyone had something fun to do all the time. The kids went from hot tub to pool, explored the river, played in the game room, discovered nature facts, played horse shoes, tag, and games, and were totally safe and in view at all times. Because of all the acreage, we felt secure letting the older kids roam (no "strangers" to worry about), but they wanted to play near us because there was so much to do. The physical set-up was family friendly, with a main house for group eating and swimming; a cozy romantic cottage across a bridge; and a separate guest house that afforded plenty of privacy and quiet. In between the cottage and main house is a large meadow area for star gazing, and the game room for day and night fun. We could not have been happier here! The owners were very easy to work with and answered questions promptly. The care taker lives just off site and came when we asked him to replenish chemicals and water in the hot tub. BTW, the pool was sparkling and refreshing. Truly paradise. Rustic rather than overdecorated and fussy. With children, that made it easy to keep things from being ruined. We loved our vacation here! The BEST TIME EVER. And the local grocery was close and well stocked with food, sundries and everything you could want. Some of us spent an afternoon on the river and some went to the caverns, both enjoyable day-trips. Thanks to George for offering this great vacation opportunity.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Janet - We love to hear you had "THE BEST TIME EVER" and so happy you enjoy it just as much as we do! Thank you for staying with us and we can't wait to have you back!
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Welcome to The El Dorado Ranch / Family Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p142811
+1 6199203183
Mountain Ranch Gold Country / High Sierra
5

Dont Think Twice!

  • 5 of 5
This property is amazing. If you're considering renting the El Dorado Vacation Ranch, don't think twice, you'll love it. I definitely plan to come back.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you guys came to visit us and had such a great time. We can't wait to have you back again!
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Map

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Ice Cream to Go
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Bear Valley
Car: necessary

The Ranch is approximately 73 miles southeast from Sacramento, 132 miles east of San Francisco, and 135 miles south of South Lake Tahoe.

Just a hour and a half drive from the Sacramento airport, yet far enough to take in the beauty of the Sierra foothills. Activities: Golf - several courses nearby; hike & mountain bike; swim, river raft, kayak, or fish on beautiful lakes & rivers; guided tours of subterranean wonderland of several natural caverns; twenty local premium wineries & 14 miles from quaint historic Gold Rush town of Murphys. 42 miles to Bear Valley for great downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, sledding, telemarketing, or cross country skiing on world-class groomed trail system.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Mountain Ranch Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Labor Day
Aug 28 2014 - Sep 3 2014
4 night minimum stay
$665
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2014 - Dec 2 2014
4 night minimum stay
$665
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
$665
 
 
Presidents Day Weekend
Feb 12 2015 - Feb 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
$665
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$485
From
$665
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,815
$14,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Cleaning $325
Refundable damage deposit $10
Notes Event rates are on a per group basis. Weddings are typically between $500 - $1,000 venue charge.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Mountain Ranch Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Mountain
  • River
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Broadband Access
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms: There are five bathrooms - two in the Lodge, one on each floor, two in the Guest House, and 1 in the Creek Side Cottage. The Lodge first floor family bathroom has a shower cubicle, basin, vanity unit and lavatory. The second floor Lodge master bathroom, comprising a full tub and shower, vanity unit and lavatory, is shared with the two second floor bedrooms. The Guest House Master bedroom comprises a ensuite bathroom with shower cubicle, vanity unit and lavatory. There is also a Guest House bathroom and shower in-between the two other bedrooms, which is located just outside both in the hallway. The Creek Side Cottage has a bathroom with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 2 double
  • Lodge: The first bedroom is furnished with two twin beds, plenty of books and two sliding glass doors that lead to a entry level patio. The second bedroom is our Summer Room it has two twin beds as well, a day bed with trundle. There is a bathroom and shower in-between the two bedrooms. Second floor bedrooms: Master Suite comes with a wood burning stove, a large private deck & large closet, dresser. The second upstairs bedroom is of the same size. Guest House: Bedrooms: The Master bedroom, located off the Living Room to the left, comprises a ensuite bathroom, Queen bed, and large closet. The second bedroom provides a beautiful view of Murphy & Rileys canyon through the sliding glass door that leads to the deck. The bedroom has laminate flooring and a Queen bed. The third bedroom has laminate flooring, bunk beds (full on the bottom and twin on top) and large closet. Creek Side Cottage: 1 Full size bed in bedroom and 2 full size sofa futons in living area. Bathroom w/shower
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Bicycles
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • cinemas
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • hunting
  • equestrian events
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
MAIN LODGE: The entrance leads to a country style eat-in kitchen/ dining room. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a gas top stove/electric oven with extractor fan overhead, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, trash compactor, coffee maker, blender, toaster, and plenty of pots, pans, plates, mugs, glasses etc. In the main room you will find a large fireplace and wood burning stove over looking the top patio and pool. The room is furnished with wall to wall carpet, 7 seater wrap around couch, 2 reclining armchair seats, ottoman, and entertainment system providing PLASMA Satellite TV. GUEST HOUSE: The entrance leads into the living and dining room. In the living room you will find a wood burning stove and sliding glass doors that lead to a large wrap around patio overlooking Murphy & Rileys valley. The room is furnished with a couch, loveseat, reclining lazy boy, and entertainment system providing FLAT SCREEN LCD Satellite TV. The kitchen is fully equipped.

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