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What about Covid?
Our cabins are stand-alone and share no wall with your neighbors, providing a built-in social distance from other guests. Located on a 17-acre ranch, just on the edge of town, you are away from the town center, yet close enough, should the need arise. Our already high cleanliness ratings now include added measures, following the county and CDC cleaning guidelines. No staff interface is needed at check-in or during your stay unless you request it. Walk on one of the many trails directly off the ranch and relax afterward at Dos Alas restaurant, conveniently located on the property. Visit https://coronavirus.monocounty.ca.gov for the latest information on Mono County's reopening.
What is Sierra Meadows Ranch (SMR)?
SMR is a 17-acre ranch in Mammoth Lakes, CA, that provides specialty nightly lodging, an on-site restaurant, equine boarding during the summer, and serves as a wedding and special events venue.
Is Sierra Meadows Ranch in Mammoth Lakes?
Yes. SMR is in Mammoth Lakes, CA, on the edge of town off Old Mammoth Road.
When is the best time to visit SMR?
SMR is open year-round and offers a unique experience for all seasons.
Does SMR offer horseback riding?
No, SMR does not currently offer horseback riding. Our staff can refer to nearby locations for horseback riding.
How many people can a cabin accommodate?
Our cabins accommodate four, with our Crowley cabin accommodating up to six.
Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, there is Wi-Fi available, and it is included with the rate.
Is SMR family-friendly?
Yes, SMR is excellent for small families.
Can you accommodate groups and multiple families?
Yes, we have six cabins available to rent.
Are babies and toddlers permitted?
Yes, but we ask that you notify us before review any special needs.
Is SMR pet-friendly?
Yes – Dogs are welcome at SMR. A pet fee does apply.
What are your check-in, and check-out times?
Check-in is at 3:00 PM, and check out time is at 10:00 am
Are early check-in and late check-out available?
Yes, based on availability.
Is there a hairdryer in the room?
How do I check-in?
After a reservation is made, you will be sent “contactless” check-in instructions.
Do you provide towels and linens?
Yes, SMR provides clean towels and linens. For extended stays, laundry and linen change service is available for an additional fee.
What and where is the closest grocery store?
Vons is the closest grocery store and is ½ mile from SMR.
Where is the closest place to get a meal and a beer?
Dos Alas is the on-site restaurant open for lunch and dinner. They are closed Monday and Tuesday.
Do the cabins have a television (T.V)?
Yes, SMR a T.V for streaming, but it does not have live television channels.
I am not arriving until late in the evening. Is that a problem?
No problem. You will have received check-in instructions, and we will leave the light on for you.
What do we need for boarding our horses at SMR?
Current vaccination records (see boarding agreement for specifics), and a signed boarding agreement. If coming from out of state, your horse will need a current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection in addition to the vaccination records.
What are the boarding rates?
For current boarding rates, please see our website. We offer nightly, weekly and monthly boarding rates.
Where can we ride?
There are trails to ride right from the ranch and numerous backcountry trailheads a short trailer ride away. Maps and trail descriptions may be found online at USFS Inyo National Forest, Mammothtrails.org, and AllTrails.com
We have an LQ trailer and love to camp with our horses. May we camp at SMR?
Our USFS permit does not allow camping onsite. We do have lodging available and can recommend campgrounds nearby.
What do I need to bring for my horses?
We are a self-care facility, so you’ll need to bring your horse’s feed, any supplements, medications; and plan to feed, water, turn-out (exercise) and clean your stalls daily. You may want to have a blanket in case of inclement weather. Bring a tarp to cover your hay from possible rainstorms and deer.
What does SMR provide for my horses?
We offer 12 x 24’ pipe corral stalls, either open or partially enclosed. All stalls have automatic waterers, and buckets are available on request. Feeders are in each stall. There is a turnout area and a full arena available, as well as direct access to multiple trails.
Is there an equine vet in Mammoth? A farrier?
The closest equine veterinary hospital is Bishop Veterinary Hospital. We keep emergency numbers for the vet in our office, as well as a list of farriers / horseshoers you can call if needed.
What is the weather like in Mammoth in the summer / fall?
Daytime temps are usually in the mid-70s, with nights in the 40s-50s; but we are at 8000’ where storms may roll in at any time. It is always best to plan for possible rainstorms, sudden drops in temperatures, wind and even the occasional snowstorm!
Where can we keep our tack?
We recommend keeping your tack in your trailer and walking your horse to your trailer to tack up.
Where can I park my trailer?
We have designated trailer parking areas. You can drive into the boarding area to unload horses and hay, but please refrain from driving in and out of the boarding area as much as possible during your stay.
What is the best way to reserve a cabin at SMR?
On our website www.sierrameadowsranch.com
I am having trouble making a reservation online. Is there a phone number I may call for support?
Yes. Please call 760-934-6161 during regular operating hours, or email email@example.com.
What is your policy regarding cancelations?
Full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking if the check-in date is at least 14 days away. 50% refund for cancellations made at least seven days before check-in. No refunds for cancellations made within seven days of check-in.
Do you offer any specials or discounts?
Yes, we often post specials, and they are available on our website, www.sierrameadowsranch.com
Is there a charge for extra guests occupying the room?
The nightly rate includes up to two occupants. An additional fee of $15 per person per night applies for each additional occupant.
Do I need to be worried about bears?
American black bears are not typically aggressive, however, they are still wild animals. If you encounter a bear, keep your distance. Do not approach the bear. Use binoculars to see the animal up close. Keep yourself and your group safe with these tips. https://www.visitmammoth.com/blogs/everything-you-need-know-about-bear-safety/
How do I get more information on having a wedding or event at Sierra Meadows Ranch?
Please complete the request for more information link, and a member of our staff will respond with answers to your questions.