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Love the River Ranch bar and restaurant but rooms need an update. Bed was crazy bouncy and bathroom outdated by 20 years. Very clean though. Breakfast is grab and go because "covid" even though restaurant is packed for dinner. Cost cutting like this is getting old. Beautiful spot on the river that would benefit from a little attention.

If you go into it with realistic expectations you won't be disappointed. It's quaint and a little outdated, but that's also part of its charm. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful! The location is very convenient and you can sit on the balcony and watch the river rush by (summer months). If you are accustomed to high-end hotels, perhaps this isn't the ideal place for you. If you want a place to stay that's convenient and reasonably priced, check it out.

Great room, right in the river. Awesome quaintness and decorated just as you would expect a lodge to be

Perfect Tahoe-esque hotel. Warm and friendly staff. Cozy and comfortable room. Having the Truckee river literally below you was beautiful and relaxing. Only suggestion would be more chairs within the room and hooks available for winter gear. Would definitely recommend and return for susequent stays!

Nice hotel. Good food greatin the restaurant and alps great location

Warm and Cozy - with the river in the back creating calming sounds. Great staff - nice complimentary breakfast - so close to alpine and squaw Nice restaurant with a happy hour. Room has essentials!

Hotel was clean but somewhat simple and dated. We didn't care though because we were there to hike and enjoy the outdoors not be in a nice hotel. I'd definitely stay there again.

River Road Olympic Valley CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free uncovered self parking
  • Onsite dining

River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant places you next to Truckee River and within a 3 miles (5 km) of Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course. This 19-room hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, portable fans, and wardrobes or closets are also available.


Property features

At River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and a terrace. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff can help with luggage storage, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include wedding services and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Basic Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Basic Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

Everyone (6) Family (1)
3
Family

Love the River Ranch bar and restaurant but rooms need an update. Bed was crazy bouncy and bathroom outdated by 20 years. Very clean though. Breakfast is grab and go because "covid" even though restaurant is packed for dinner. Cost cutting like this is getting old. Beautiful spot on the river that would benefit from a little attention.

By on Jan 5, 2022

Review comment responded on Jan 5, 2022

Thanks for the feedback Laura. We're updating the rooms a bit at a time as we can, but in the restaurant we're still dealing with staffing issues and cannot provide a full continental breakfast without staffing the kitchen 15 straight hours to also provide lunch/dinner, but we're doing the best we can! Hoping to host you again some time! Stay well!

4
Family with small children

If you go into it with realistic expectations you won't be disappointed. It's quaint and a little outdated, but that's also part of its charm. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful! The location is very convenient and you can sit on the balcony and watch the river rush by (summer months). If you are accustomed to high-end hotels, perhaps this isn't the ideal place for you. If you want a place to stay that's convenient and reasonably priced, check it out.

By , from Sacramento, CA on Jul 3, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 3, 2020

Thanks Ken for your review, we appreciate the honesty and are glad you had a nice time! Hoping to host you again soon!

4
Everyone

By on Sep 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 7, 2019

Thanks for the review! We'll hope to host you again !

4
Everyone

Great room, right in the river. Awesome quaintness and decorated just as you would expect a lodge to be

By on Jun 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 11, 2019

Thanks for the stars and review! We're so glad you chose to stay with us, and hope we can host you again soon!

5
Everyone

Perfect Tahoe-esque hotel. Warm and friendly staff. Cozy and comfortable room. Having the Truckee river literally below you was beautiful and relaxing. Only suggestion would be more chairs within the room and hooks available for winter gear. Would definitely recommend and return for susequent stays!

By on Nov 25, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 29, 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

4
Everyone

Nice hotel. Good food greatin the restaurant and alps great location

By on Aug 11, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 16, 2018

Thank you so much! Hope you stay with us again!

5

just what you need if you are going skiing!

Everyone

Warm and Cozy - with the river in the back creating calming sounds. Great staff - nice complimentary breakfast - so close to alpine and squaw Nice restaurant with a happy hour. Room has essentials!

By , from oakland on Feb 18, 2018

3

clean and simple

Everyone

Hotel was clean but somewhat simple and dated. We didn't care though because we were there to hike and enjoy the outdoors not be in a nice hotel. I'd definitely stay there again.

By on Jun 14, 2016

River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

2285 River Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96145
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