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“Absolutely amazing place!”

Review of Almay Ranch

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Step Away From the Rest of the World to Your Own Private Retreat
Our Main Bridge Takes You To Your Dream Vacation
Main Living Area
Master Bedroom
Upstairs Kitchen
Upstairs Dining and Living Area
Second Bedroom Upstairs
Master Bathroom
Third Upstairs Bedroom
Upstairs Hall Bathroom
Entertainment Room
Downstairs Kitchen
Downstairs Bedroom
Downstairs Bathroom
Lakeside Bedroom
Lakeside Room Bunk Bed
View From Upper Deck
Barbecues on Upper Deck
Water Fall Next to Master Bedroom
Main House and Private Lake
Canoes Are Provided at the Main Lake
Lake at the Main House
Green 9 at our Private 9-Hole Golf Course
Green #1
Fairway and Green #5
Fairway and Green #8
Skinny Barn Cottage
Skinny Barn Cottage Bedroom
Bathroom at the Cottage
Sports Field at Recreation Area
Fire Pit, Volleyball/Badminton Court, Picnic Tables, and Sports Equipment Shed
16-hole Miniature Golf Course
Horseshoe Pit
One of the many hiking trails at Almay Ranch.
Gazebo at our DragonFly Lake
One of Two Creeks That Run Through the Property
Turtles Hanging Out at the Ranch
Little Boulder Creek at the Ranch
One of the Totem Poles at the Ranch
Kickapoo Falls is Just a Few Miles Down the Road
View of the Trinity Alps Driving to the Ranch from the South
Our new Game Room has a pool table, darts and casino table.
Canoes, pedal boat and a kayak are kept at the main house lake for our guests.
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7 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 30
Trinity Center, California

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dragonfly...
San Jose, California
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing place!”
Reviewed 17 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed at the Almay Ranch with 4 other couples recently. I am not a fan of large groups, but the layout of the main house is such that if you need some alone time, you can easily find it. There are long walks and hikes to be taken, a very challenging 9 hole golf course, a pond, creeks, everything you can walk. The house is the best equipped house I have ever seen, by far. There was every device you might need to make the most gourmet meal, a gas stove AND an electric stove, gas oven, electric oven, microwave, and enough plates, silverware, glasses (including wine glasses) to feed an army! and that's just in the upstairs kitchen! The downstairs kitchen is smaller but more than adequately equipped. Each kitchen also has a coffee maker, so no problem getting a cup.

Almay Ranch is completely off the grid, but there were no problems with power or water during our stay. Internet access is only available at a picnic table outside the main house and just a little bit up the road. This helps ensure you do all the wonderful things the property has to offer, rather than sit on your butt and surf the net.

Almay ranch is a 6 hour + drive from the south bay area, not including stops for lunch and bathroom breaks, so plan accordingly. Because of this, I would recommend booking the ranch for at least 5 days, since you will spend a day getting there and another getting home. It is well worth the extra time.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Jun 2016
We are so happy to hear about your experience at Almay Ranch, Debbi! We do our very best to ensure that our accommodations, amenities and property features meet our guests' needs and high expectations, so we are grateful that you took the time to provide such thorough feedback. Thank you for the support and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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sharon t
Campbell, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Almay Ranch is a truly magical place, filled with beautiful grounds, bubbling streams and very comfortable home”
Reviewed 14 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
2
people found this review helpful

11 of us spent 3 glorious nights at Almay Ranch. There were 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms to accommodate our group of friends. This rental had the most complete kitchen we have ever stayed in.

The on-site managers are great hosts and spoiled us with homemade cookies, fresh flowers and smores for the camp fire they set up for us.

The hiking trails are great; mainly in the shade and have wonderful views, including jack rabbits.

The games of croquet, mini-golf, horse shoes and 9 hole golf course kept our group very busy.

Dining on the deck was the best! We all took turns providing gourmet meals and found everything we needed in the kitchen, including real coffee beans and a grinder.

You must stay at Almay Ranch. You will leave completely relaxed and wanting to return!

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Liked best: sitting on the deck sipping wine or sharing a meal with friends
Liked least: Can't think of anything except it is a long drive, but worth it.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
14 Jun 2016
We are very happy to hear about your visit with us at Almay Ranch, Sharon! We work hard to maintain high standards to ensure that our guests have a comfortable, fun and relaxing stay, so we are grateful to hear about your experience. Thank you for the support and we look forward to having you return again soon.
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Happiness...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Family vacation”
Reviewed 28 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Our family has been going up to the Trinity Alps for the last five years and this is one of the best places we've stayed so far. The property is absolutely gorgeous with its own private golf course, lakes and hiking trails. Hoping to be back there for my brother-in-law's 50th birthday next year. It's a perfect place for a large family gatherings. Thanks Lora and Marco for being perfect hosts.

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Management Response
14 Jun 2016
It was such a pleasure having you stay with us, Michelle! Our number one priority is for our guests to have a wonderfully memorable time at Almay Ranch, and nothing pleases us more than to know that you enjoyed your time at our unique vacation getaway. We look forward to your return visit!
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Thom B
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Spectacular Beauty and Caring Service”
Reviewed 8 March 2016 for a stay in April 2015
3
people found this review helpful

Our stay at the Ranch was a wonderful experience. The property is filled with spectacular beauty, the facilities are top notch and beautifully maintained. The best part of Almay Ranch, however is the exceptional care and service provided by Marco and Lora. We look forward to our next visit and highly recommend this exceptional place
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Liked best: The personalized care of hosts Marco and Lora
Liked least: Having to return home!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
9 Mar 2016
Hi Thom,

Wow – what a great review, thank you!! We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and are so willing to tell others what a great time you had. We can’t wait to welcome you back soon.

Warmest regards,

Lora & Marco
Property Managers
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Paula E
Woodland, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great family fun in the mountains”
Reviewed 28 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
3
people found this review helpful

We had a wonderful family snow weekend at the ranch. Beautiful views from the house, hiking and snow play fun for the children and adults alike. Caretakers were so welcoming and helpful we felt we were saying goodbye to old friends when we left. Beds were warm and comfortable. 2 nights was not long enough to take advantage of all the property offers. Now we know to stay longer next time.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Mar 2016
Hi Paula,

Thank you for taking the time to review Almay Ranch -- we really appreciate your feedback. We’re thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Best regards,
Lora & Marco
Property Managers
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