2013 Guest Ranch Vacation Rates At California's Family Dude Ranch
For ranch guests who want to sample everything, this is the way to go. This reduced-fare package is all inclusive of lodging, meals, and ALL activities as outlined below. Please note! Unlike many other guest ranches, NONE of our activities have any additional surcharges. "All Inclusive" means that other than jet boat tour upgrades and NRA pistol certifications, everything we do and all we offer is included in your California dude ranch vacation. After you arrive, you can lock your wallet in your car. We promise not to nickel and dime you during your stay.
Guest Ranch Rate Schedule for 2013 - 5 night/6 day all inclusive package rates
Adults: $1590 (We do not up-charge for single bookings)
Youth (5-13 years): $1485
Non-participating seniors: $1135
"young buckaroos" aged 3 & 4 years: $955
non-participant children 2 and younger: free lodging & meals with baby sitting as needed @ $17/hr., $20/hr. two children. If you have "Young Buckaroos", your child will be involved in ranch arts and crafts, feeding the small animals, swimming, and nature walks during the times that you are scheduled for activities that are inappropriate for your buckaroo.
Dude Ranch Vacation Extras
Gift shop purchases, the NRA pistol certification class, jet boat tours, and gratuities are the only things not included in your fare. Gratuities are voluntary, and divided equally among all staff.
Guest Ranch Itinerary
ITINERARY: There are three separate scheduled events during each morning of your stay along with some free time to relax. Each day's riding schedule includes a morning schedule block for trail rides and a second schedule block for arena games /"trail-kana" / lessons. You will also have a third morning schedule block for the sporting clays and shooting sports before we break for lunch. After lunch we raft/kayak a new stretch of the river daily, twice weekly depart on advanced rides, and Thursdays depart for our Fish Lake outing. Each day we trail ride a new section of the wilderness and play new and exciting riding games in the arena. Our raft/ kayak events also cover a different stretch of the river on each trip.
Monday- arrival and check-in after 2:00 P.M., horse riding orientation, pool swimming, campfire games, hors d'oeuvres and dinner
Tuesday – morning trail-rides, arena games, and shooting range - afternoon class III rafting with waterfall hike
Wednesday -morning horse rides, more arena games, and shooting sports - choice of either afternoon advanced trail ride or class II kayak & raft trip, followed by evening ranch BBQ, and talent night.
Thursday – morning trail rides, arena games, and shooting range - excursion to Fish Lake with evening BBQ
Friday - morning trail rides, arena games, and shooting range, afternoon class III rafting OR advanced trail ride.
Saturday – trail rides, shooting range "free shoot", jam making or cider pressing (seasonally), departure after lunch.
If you have "Young Buckaroos", your child will be involved in ranch arts and crafts, feeding the small animals, swimming, and nature walks during the times that you are scheduled for activities that are not age appropriate for your buckaroo.
Guest Ranch Rate Schedule For Extended Stays
Would you like to add a bit more to your schedule prior to leaving California's Family Guest Ranch? Consider some of these exciting options to extend through Saturday night or Sunday morning.
Klamath River Jet Boat Tour
1. Jet Boat tour to the ocean Mondays between 10:00 A.M and 3:00P.M or Saturdays from 11:00 A.M - 4:00 P.M - $160/person with lunch, snacks and beverages included.
2. You may also extend through Sunday Morning with our Saturday afternoon/ evening jet boat tour that includes fishing the lower Klamath River (as conditions permit). This extension includes Saturday evening lodging back at Marble Mountain Ranch and continental breakfast Sunday Morning prior to departure. $205 / person
Guest Ranch Short Stays for 2013 (3 night stays)- limited availability
Can't stay for the full 5 night/6 days? Try a 3 night stay in Spring or Fall! Three night packages begin Mondays and end Thursday at lunch. Short stays are only available on a stand-by basis during our prime season of June 1 through August 31 and can be booked within the 30 days prior to the start date. Please check availability for short stays prior to waiting for the prior month window. Stays of any length can be booked prior to June 1, or after August 31 in our "shoulder seasons". As usual, trip fares cover all scheduled activities, meals, private lodging, and taxes. If you have a desire for a custom itinerary or vacation duration during a shoulder season, you should call our office for a price quote and space check. (800-552-6284 Heidi or Doug)
2013 Three night short stay package pricing (available prior to Memorial Day and after Labor Day)
Adults - $1005/three nights/four days
Youth - $915/three nights/four days
Buckaroos ages 3 & 4 - $656/three nights/four days
Non-participating adult - $740/three nights/four days
Guest Ranch Rate Schedule For Stand-Alone Cabin Rentals
Before the Memorial Day holiday and after the Labor Day Holiday (shoulder seasons) we can rent our cabins a-la-carte without our all inclusive full service packages. All inclusive packages are still available in these shoulder seasons, but they are not required as in our prime season.
1. Standard cabin : $125/night double occupancy plus $20/additional occupants.
3. Quail's nest Deluxe home: $275/night with a queen, full and bunk bed (would sleep 4 individuals in private beds or a family of 6-7) and has two full baths.
4. Sleepy Hollow Deluxe home: $250/night with a queen, and two twin beds, and one and a half baths.
A-la-carte meals in the dining lodge are $30/dinner (all you can eat, with dessert and drinks included), breakfasts and lunches are $15/person
Airport Suggestions For Planning Guest Ranch Travel Itineraries
For our guests who prefer to fly in, the nearest airport is a two-hour drive from the ranch and we suggest either the California Arcata/Mckinleyville airport (ACV) or the Medford Oregon airport (MDF). Shuttle service is available at $25/person each way ($150 minimum) and is free to guests staying on our 5 night package. Some of our guests are reducing air-fare by flying to San Francisco California or Grants Pass Oregon and building a Pacific Coast driving vacation onto their Guest Ranch stay. We are happy to suggest interesting vacation targets and california driving tours for those doing the scenic drive in.