“The place to stay to visit Great Basin National Park.”
This is a very comfortable b and b in a motel like building. The ranch is 6 miles down a well maintained gravel road deep into the canyon. A fantastic setting. There is a main lodge where the owners live, a dining hall and a 12 unit motel like building. The rooms have everything you need, time to get off the grid. There is no tv or phone. No cell service. If you need to wifi works but very slowly.
A little creek goes along the property. There are all kinds of deer and turkeys roaming around. Everything was very clean. The room had a mini fridge and a microwave. Bed was comfortable. Place to sit outside. The motel building had a common room with games and a tv to view movies. There was a foosball table and ping pong. There was a coffee pot there but not in the room. There was also a fitness room with tons of equipment but believe me if you have hiked to bristlecone at 10,000 feet you don’t need a fitness room!
Breakfast is served family style in the dining hall (a separate building). There were eggs from the ranch’s chickens, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, juice, cereal, bread for toast, flap jacks or French toast. Plenty of food and all good. Robin the owner cooked one day and Ginger another day. Both were great hosts and good to talk to The ranch offers dinner for an additional charge. This is the way to go. It is served family style also at the dining hall at 6pm. Baker has 2 or 3 small options but this really worked for us. Everything we had was good, included a meat, vegetable, salad and desert, fresh tomatoes from the garden.
Pop is available in a big fridge for extra. There was ice tea, lemonade or coffee. There was also ice in a little fridge on the patio of the motel unit you could use for drinks. So peaceful! You won’t believe the stars and the milky way. How often does anyone get to see that wonderful night sky.?
They do not offer maid service unless you need something and I am sure they would take care of it right away. We were fine. They no longer rent rooms in the lodge or owner’s home. Ask Ginger or Robin the history of the ranch. One of the original cabins is there surrounded by an old orchard. This is not the easiest place to get to but if your travels take you in this direction plan to spend a few nights.
“Wonderful Place – Awesome Hosts! Great Get-away – Great for family reunions!”
This is a wonderful Get away place! We have stayed here many time over the years for our family reunion and look forward to going back every year! We have stayed in the cabins down by the bath house, have tented it and also stayed in Roseberry. Roseberry rooms are awesome ! It’s so peaceful and beautiful! No cell phone service (no problem for us!) but there is Wi-fi. We love seeing the deer and wild turkeys.
Robin and her family are excellent hosts and the meals are excellent!!
“A GREAT place to stay in an area that doesn’t have a lot of great places!”
We struggled in searching for a nice place to stay while visiting Great Basin NP, but were delighted to stumble upon this place. The owners and employees are delightful people, and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Nice amenities (the grounds, library, exercise room, etc etc. Good value. If they are not too busy, ask the owners about the history of the ranch and how they came to get it and turn it in to this nice lodging.
They told us we’d get a continental breakfast, but it included fresh-made pancakes, sausage etc etc. A very nice spread in a camp-like dining room
“Can’t wait to return”
We stayed two nights in September and loved it! We were able to leisurely explore Great Basin National Park over two days instead of briefly seeing the park and driving onto an area with hotels. We enjoyed the remoteness and solitude of the ranch as well as the hospitality of Ron and Robin. They welcome you into their home and we enjoyed the breakfasts and dinner. The room and bathroom were extremely clean and didn’t have the sterile “hotel feel.” We definitely want to visit again when we are back in the area.