About the Ranch

Roam free, ride free was the motto of the cowboys who tamed the West. At Sierra Meadows Ranch, you get the opportunity to follow in their boot steps. With nightly or weekly cabin lodging and summertime horse boarding on the edge of town in Mammoth Lakes, California, it's the perfect place to escape the chaos of city life.

Learn all about the ranch below.


Authentic Ranch

Since 1965


We Encourage You to

Roam Free




About Sierra Meadows Ranch

Why You’ll Love It Here

Since 1965, Sierra Meadows Ranch has been in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to provide a unique experience in a breathtakingly beautiful place. In addition to being a horse ranch, we now offer well-equipped cabins where you can relax in your private living space, warm your hands at the fire pit, and enjoy amazing views of Mammoth Mountain and the Sherwins. It's a great place to unpack your next big adventure.

Adventure Awaits You

With all the adventures Mammoth Lakes has to offer—like skiing, hiking and mountain biking—just a stone’s throw away, Sierra Meadows is the perfect choice to stay in the Sierra Nevada.

Great for Groups & Events

Ready to host a special event in Mother Nature’s backyard? We’re proud to share this land with you for your family reunion, birthday get-away, or bachelor/bachelorette party.

Equestrian Friendly for Decades!

For those who bring their own horse, we also offer summertime horse boarding, a large riding arena, and a seemingly endless expanse of U.S. Forest Service Trails. Our facilities are second to none!

Night at Sierra Meadows Ranch
Four guests cheer by the fire
Juniper cabin bunk beds
Girl reading book

Hotel-Style Cabins

Each of our cabins is a 1-bedroom well-appointed home with a full kitchen and bathroom where you can kick off your boots and make it your own.

  • Cabins just 2 miles from the lifts
  • Master bedroom, bunk bed and sleeper sofa— ideal for couples and families
  • Enjoy amazing views of the Mammoth Mountain and the Sherwins from your living room and front porch
Man tattooed arm with horse
New corrals
Sherwin Lakes two women horseback at lake

Board Your Horse, Stay on the Ranch

You were meant to be together. When the day's trail ride is over, mosey on over to your private cabin on the ranch!

  • Nightly, weekly, or weekend packages
  • New partially-covered stables with individual turn-out space or open pipe corrals
  • All the beauty of the Sierras and the old west
Woman kayaking lake mountains
Two women horseback riding on trail
Sierra Meadows Ranch girls snow skiing yellow goggles
Hiker yellow backpack trail
Fishing grey sleeve rod and reel

Year-Round Activities

No matter the reason nor the season, your next great adventure is exploring the best of Mammoth Lakes from your own private cabin at Sierra Meadows Ranch:

  • Ski and snowboard – we are just 2 miles from the lifts!
  • Shop, dine and experience Mammoth's craft brewing scene just a short walk away
  • Fish, swim, bike, hike or kayak
  • Art events, family activities and much more…
Dark wood panel

Our History

Sierra Meadows Ranch takes pride in our long history as part of the Mammoths Lakes Community, as well as our partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.


Sierra Meadows Ranch sign at twilight
Ranch & Resort

What once started as operating only in the summer, Roeser quickly decided to open in the winter months to take advantage of nearby skiing. Today, we are honored to keep Roeser’s dreams of Sierra Meadows alive today! through horse boarding and unique lodging in Mammoth Lakes.

Long Ago

First Settlers

Thousands of years ago, the Mono people were the very first settlers of the Mammoth Lakes area. While they settled in the valley, they often traveled to other areas by foot to trade with different tribes in the area.


Mammoth Mining

In 1878, the Mammoth Mining Company was organized to mine nearby Mineral Hill, leasing to a gold rush in Mammoth. However, after the mining company shut down, the town of Mammoth was informally established and by the early 1900’s, had begun to focus on logging and tourism.


Hollywood Calls

Paramount Films decides to film the movie “Nevada Smith” in Mammoth Lakes. Working as a wrangler and livestock contractor for the film, Lou Roeser fell in love with the area. The rest, as they say in Hollywood, is history…


Birth of the Ranch

After working on the film, Lou Roeser and several other horsemen came across a beautiful little meadow across the creek from Hayden Cabin. One of them remarked how it would be a perfect spot to board horses. Roeser agreed and sought out to create Sierra Meadows Ranch.

Thanks to Lou and Marye Roeser at highsierrawesternart.com.

More About Us

At Sierra Meadows Ranch, we believe that together, we can create a better world—one where we can all enjoy the breathtaking beauty and opportunity for adventure that the Sierra Nevada Mountains has to offer. It's this unique Mammoth Lakes adventure that you're going to want to experience—and help preserve—for many years to come.

Mammoth Lakes sign
Downtown Mammoth

The Mammoth Lakes Community

We’re a proud member of the Mammoth Lakes community and are thankful for the blessings this incredible area provides…

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Two boys in a paddle boat

U.S. Forest Service

Through our long-standing partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, our ranch is one of the few places you can stay on…

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Justice for All

At Sierra Meadows, we believe that nature is a gift, and that access to and enjoyment of the great outdoors should be for all…

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