The River Ranch Lodge has long been known as the coziest lodge in the Sierras. With just 19 rooms, the Lodge is small and intimate, each room different from the next. Return visitors often plan their stay around the availability of their favorite room. The majority of our rooms have one king bed. Several rooms have two queen beds and some budget rooms are available with one queen bed. The rooms are all charming, comfortable places to enjoy your getaway to the Sierras. The River Ranch is located on the corner of Highway 89 and Alpine Meadows Road, just one mile south of Olympic Valley. Travel safely, and we look forward to your visit with us! River Ranch Lodge 2285 River Road/ Highway 89 Alpine Meadows, CA 96146 530-583-4264
The colorful history of the picturesque and historic lodge dates back to the late 1800s. Originally called the Deer Park Inn, the resort was completed in 1888 and grew into a fashionable watering spot on a narrow gauge railway which ran along the Truckee River. The Inn remained a popular resort until the Great Depression in the 1930s, when tourism came to a standstill. The Inn was abandoned and became dilapidated through disuse. In 1950, the old structure was cleared and a new River Ranch Lodge (then Deer Park Lodge) building was erected on the same site, primarily operating as a tennis camp. During the 1960 Olympic Games at nearby Squaw Valley (now Palisades Tahoe), numerous foreign diplomats used the Lodge as their headquarters. Continuous renovation has made the River Ranch into the cozy, nostalgic lodge it is today.