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Rider with helmet crossing a creek at Marble Mountain Ranch
Man fly fishing at Marble Mountain Ranch
Creek at Marble Mountain Ranch
Grandparents with child on a horse at Marble Mountain Ranch
Family trail ride at Marble Mountain Ranch

Marble Mountain Ranch

Somes Bar, California

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Nearest Regional Airport

Arcata-Eureka Airport, 90 miles

Nearest International Airport

Arcata-Eureka Airport, 90 miles

Elevation

1250 Feet

Open

May 1 - Dec 1

Guest Capacity

24

Raft and Ride Vacation

Our signature all-inclusive “saddle and paddle” or raft and ride vacation joins our superb dining experience and our youth buckaroo program to create the best and most complete family dude ranch vacation. Marble Mountain dude ranch vacations meet the diverse interests and needs of your entire family or group. Our horseback trail riding and equestrian programs are spectacular, but our defining feature is our ability to keep whole families engaged with our variety of outdoor Western adventures. No other ranch can duplicate our all inclusive summit to sea experience with breathtaking mountain trail riding, white water rafting, steelhead fly fishing, or jet boat tours to the Pacific Ocean! Come join the adventure!

Personally Wrangled and Guided

Horse riding and all of our dude ranch activities are personally wrangled and guided directly by the Marble Mountain Guest Ranch family. This avoids handing you off to a third party vendor and avoids long shuttles to off site locations. Personally outfitting all of our events is unique to the Marble Mountain Guest Ranch and allows us to maintain the highest level of quality control, better hospitality, and risk management in providing you the best possible dude ranch vacation. Even our renowned cuisine is homemade daily by members of our ranch family! We have been a family owned and operated business since 1981 and have been in the outfitting, guiding and dude ranch industry since 1970. Our family welcomes your family to California’s singular all-inclusive outdoor adventure.

Klamath National Forest

Our horse riding vacations, in California’s Klamath National forest, provide a thrilling mix of stunning scenery and fabulous mountain trail riding. We ride through ancient Doug Fir tree stands to high vistas with views across deep river valleys and granite ridge tops. The terrain here is dramatic, varied and rugged so horse and rider are provided an evolving backdrop of challenges, obstacles and landscapes to ride through. The scenic grandeur and rewarding challenges of mountain trail riding create a remarkable opportunity to join horse and rider with the historic American West and a natural outdoor setting.

Rides to Match Your Skills

Horse rides at our family guest Ranch are choreographed to match your riding skill with appropriate horses and the trails. Group sizes typically limit at 6-8 riders with a maximum staff ratio of 6 horse riders to 1 wrangler. After check-in we will meet you at our covered arena for a riding orientation and quick analysis of your riding prowess. With clearance from our wrangling staff, more advanced horse riders will ride more challenging trail sections. Advanced trail rides are typically longer and more distant. They cross creeks, ancient mining flumes and other trail obstacles. The more advanced trail rides are especially noted for rapid gains and losses in elevations as we traverse the mountainous terrain of the Klamath Forest.

We hope you can join us at California’s Marble Mountain Guest Ranch!

For us, “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 price. There are three separate land based events scheduled during each morning of your stay: trail rides, arena games with riding lessons and shooting sports. In the warmer afternoons we schedule water based events: rafting, kayaking or fishing.

Group of guests white water rafting at Marble Mountain Ranch

Activities

  • Archery/Shooting Sports
  • ATV/UTV
  • Bird Watching
  • Childrens Programs (3-5)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • River Rafting

Riding

  • Pony Rides
  • Private Lessons
  • Trail Riding Ages 6+

Special Events

  • Adults Only Weeks

The dining experience at our guest ranch is the foundation of our efforts for superior hospitality. Our best efforts are reflected in a quality and original dining experience during your dude ranch visit. Meals here are healthy, hearty, wholesome, fresh and based on original ranch recipes with produce from our own gardens and orchards. Our menus have a basis in American traditions but are enhanced with originality and the theme of wholesome diet. Special diets accommodated with advance notice.

Cheese cake, bread, and other foods spread on a table at Marble Mountain Ranch

Food Options

  • Ranch/Western

While staying at Marble Mountain Ranch, you will be staying in private cottages or homes. Our cottages and homes vary in size and can accommodate groups as small as two or as large as seven. Each cottage provides beds with linens and towels, bathrooms with commodes and showers/baths and a kitchenette at a minimum. The larger homes also include living rooms, larger outdoor decks and more communal living space.

Cabin at Marble Mountain Ranch

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Cabins
  • Horse Safety Program
  • Hot tub
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Details

Check-in/Check-out:

Check-in: 2:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Length of Stay:

3 nights (May - December)

Cancellation Policy

A 50% deposit is required at the time of your reservation. Final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival and at this time your complete fare is considered earned in full and is non-refundable. For all reservations made within the 60 day period prior to arrival, full payment is due upon reservation and is also non-refundable. For reservations cancelled more than 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival, the deposit is refundable minus a 20% booking fee on the total fare for your ranch vacation. Guests concerned with loss of deposit may want to consider travel insurance available at a nominal fee.

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Marble Mountain Ranch

Somes Bar, California

Nearest Regional Airport

Arcata-Eureka Airport, 90 miles