Sea Ranch Lodge
What We Love
- A tranquil, rustic-chic atmosphere amid a dramatic seascape
- All rooms have fireplaces and ocean views
- The California-inspired dishes at Sea Ranch’s Black Point Grill
- The hotel’s commitment to sustainable living
What To Know
- Guestrooms are TV-free, but you'll be too busy gazing at the coastline to care
- The spa currently offers only massages
- The Black Point Grill’s award-winning wine list focuses exclusively on wines from Sonoma and Mendocino wineries
- The hotel is very pet-friendly, but there is a cap of two dogs per room and a one-time fee of $50 per dog
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Originally built in the 1960s, Sea Ranch Lodge remains true to its roots, with a Midcentury Modern aesthetic. The redwood and cedar cabins are done in muted earth tones, complete with cozy wood-burning fireplaces and large windows that look out onto the water. The hotel’s anchor is the main lodge, which once housed the community’s general store and is still home to the historic town post office. Locals and visitors alike gather at the lodge’s Black Point Grill to feast on farm-to-table dishes and sip local wines.
Bed and Bath
The hotel’s recently remodeled oceanfront rooms all have breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast and feature custom-made California King beds. There are cozy seating areas and fireplaces that are perfect for snuggling up, and private patios that come equipped with dramatic views. The chic bathrooms have vessel sinks, eco-friendly bath products and deep soaking tubs.
A delicious California breakfast at Black Point Grill is included in your stay, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, too. Dog-friendly rooms are available and come with a comfy dog bed, tasty treats, water and food bowls (with placemat) and activity suggestions for you and your buddy. Don’t miss a self-guided wildflower hike and a trip to the Spindrift Gallery to see works by local artists.
In the Area
Start your vacation off with a deep tissue massage at the spa, then hike down to Black Point Beach to look for shells (keep an eye out for whales, too). Don’t forget your camera: The area hosts more than 100 species of native birds. Sea Ranch town is a haven for artists, and there are countless local galleries to explore. Another must-do: a trip to nearby wine tasting rooms such as Annapolis Winery and Fort Ross Vineyard.
How to Get There
I knew as soon as I met the GM Paul, that this place couldn’t last long. My boyfriend and I spent a good while drinking wine and watching the game in the bar area. I watched Paul treat the wait staff cruelly, talking to certain locals boasting about himself, and how “great this place is now because of him” and then ignoring other locals/other patrons that actually needed assistance. He told a couple to leave when they went to him with a concern, and finished his meandering by drinking at the bar.
Both of of have worked in the food service industry for years and from the moment we saw him we had an icky vide. The way the servers changed in their boy language when he approached. Apparently he got fired. Should have happened way before it did. Just looking at his responses on this website proves what a condescending dick he is.
Sea Ranch Lodge is a famous old place that has the feel of something that would have been spectacular in the 1970s. It's still really nice, with lovely accommodations and wonderful people in a beautiful spot. The restaurant was very good too. But renovations are due. It was nice to be able to bring my dog, but the $75 price per night for a 5# toy Yorkie was a bit much!
It's hard to know what to say about Sea Ranch Lodge? The rooms are fine but have a very 70's dated feel. In the first room they gave us you couldn't open any of the windows. This is huge for me especially when you want to hear the sounds of the ocean. There was an issue with flying ants in our first room so they moved us and thankfully the second room was better and we could open the windows. I'm guessing these rooms can get very warm so ask for a room with windows that open. Sea Ranch Lodge is all about the location which is truly breathtaking! I can only imagine how amazing this place would be if they upgraded the rooms!
Beginning November of 2018 tentatively set through March 2019, Sea Ranch Lodge will be closing their doors to guests. It appears to be related to lack of visitors in the offseason. The lodge is also for sale.
What a gem! This property was exceptional. I was a little leery after reading the reviews about the surly staff but I did not encounter any! I believe the woman at the front desk was Jocelyn. She was pleasant and patient. The glass of wine at check-in was a nice touch. She gave us a map of the property and we took the short walk to Black Point Beach.
The room was WONDERFUL with fantastic bath products. I was traveling with my dad and we had a two bedroom suite which was perfect for our needs. In the evening, we sat by the fireplace and read the materials in the lobby, wrote, drank wine, and enjoyed watching the patrons coming in and out of the restaurant. The property is peaceful and small and the guests were absolutely friendly. I loved listening to the ocean as I lay in bed, gently waking up. In the morning we went for a run and I loved waving to the residents who were out doing their morning chores.
We only spent one night at the Sea Ranch Lodge but I can definitely see myself coming again either alone or with a companion. It is a fantastic place to read, think, and create. I loved every minute!