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“Magical”

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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gpollock2...
Portola Valley, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Magical”
Reviewed 8 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
2
people found this review helpful

Each year our family of five children, spouses and 10 grandchildren take a family trip together. Almay was the perfect place for all ages. The grounds are beautiful and the activities plentiful. It was really fun to be in the same house together. The deck overlooking the lake was a gathering place where conversations, card games, and meals were enjoyed. Marco prepared dinner for us two of our nights and the meals were both outstanding. Both Marco and Lora are the perfect hosts and made our trip even that much more enjoyable. It was voted as one of our families favorite vacation spots. We shall return!!!!!

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Management Response
10 Jul 2017
Hello Guila,

Thank you for choosing Almay Ranch for your annual family trip and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations, as well as the grounds, activities and private dinners. We aim to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you all back to Almay in the future.

Sincerely,
Lora & Marco | Managers
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kooldaddy...
Fallon, Nevada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great place with lots to do, we tried to do it all....”
Reviewed 12 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
2
people found this review helpful

The property is very well maintained and provided days of uninterrupted fun. We rode quads through the many trails, fished in the creek, rode the dirt bike, played golf, canoed, kayaked, played mini golf, foosball, ping pong, pool, darts, hiked. Nobody had a need to be "connected" but a wi fi hot spot is available. The scenery is beautiful! We are planning a return trip already.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Oct 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Almay Ranch -- we really value your feedback. We’re so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you all back again soon!
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Yhett
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Magical, majestic, astonishingly beautiful, superb, marvelous and peaceful touch with nature!”
Reviewed 8 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

It was all worth it. Amazingly beautiful and peaceful place especially for family gatherings. Our family from age 91 to age 2 enjoyed Almay Ranch.The rooms are all clean with very comfortable beds. Most of all the hospitality of Marco and Lora made our stay more memorable. It was the way I wanted to celebrate my birthday.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Jul 2016
Happy Birthday again, Juliet! We are delighted that you and your family chose to celebrate your very special day with us, and that we were instrumental in helping to make your stay more memorable. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to have you back in the near future and take part in more of your life's celebrations and milestones. Take care! - Lora & Marco
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Donna L H
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A perfect place for treasured memories.”
Reviewed 29 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Our family of 18, ages 23 months to 69 years, had a magical three days of hiking, boating, fishing, golfing, and lots and lots of game time. A perfect retreat for a family to be together.
Thank you.

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Liked best: No cell phone service!
Liked least: Wish the MB suite upstairs, with the two bedrooms, had bathroom access from both bedrooms.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Jul 2016
Thank you for taking the time to review your family's stay at Almay Ranch, Donna. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your visit with us and hope you will return again in the near future!
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GaryD1611
Level 2 Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect for everyone, 6 to 75”
Reviewed 22 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
3
people found this review helpful

Just returned from a 5 day trip to the Almay Ranch where our family experienced many diversified activities. There were 14 of us ranging in age from 6 to 75.
The view from the 6 bedroom, 3 bath home was exceptional. The lake is right outside the lower level deck. (shallow, so ok for youngsters). Multiple canoes and a paddle boat. Bike trails, golf, fishing, volleyball, miniature golf, horseshoes and a multitude of other things to occupy everyone.
Hiking and boating were some of the favorite pastimes.
If you go to relax, this is one of the most peaceful places you'll ever find.
The facilities are excellent and very well cared for. The staff will quickly become your friends, they are there to help you with any needs. I know you will want to learn all about the history of this fantastic facility..

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Jun 2016
Thank you so much for your positive review of your visit to Almay Ranch this summer, Gary! We're glad you were all able to take advantage of our many diverse activities, while also relaxing and enjoying our special property and facilities. It was a pleasure catering to your needs and helping to ensure that everyone in your family enjoyed their stay. We hope to welcome you all back again in the near future.
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