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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Thought this update might be helpful. After being sold, Lodge has been closed for a pending total remodel. As of early August 2019 there has not been a lot of activity. It appears that a dumpster was just recently delivered and it’s not like there has been a fleet of contractors’ trucks parked in front during the week so perhaps work is just getting started (?). Access to the Lodge parking lot is now blocked by a temporary gate on which a sign says “Closed for Remodeling. See you in 2020.” I’d guess based on what I’ve seen it will be well into 2020. See attached photo of gate and sign.
Short trip with wife and 2 little ones. Plenty to do and see, hikes along the beach, surrounded by coastal nature. Make sure you stop in Petaluma to do your shopping, the markets in Gualala have slim pickings.
Sadly, the Sea Ranch Lodge is closed and up for sale. We are all hopeful that a buyer will come along and restore it to its former glory. The views and ambience are too wonderful not to take advantage of. Time will tell.