California, United States
We are a "destination fishing resort" and feature guided steelhead fly fishing, targeting the Klamath River, lower Klamath, lower Trinity River, and Cal Salmon via jet boat, drift boat and raft. Our target waters are close enough to easily allow us to nightly return you to your private cottage or deluxe rental home and a 5-star lodge dinner.
|Open:||June to September.|
|Location:||We are in Northern California along the Klamath River nearest to California Arcata/Mckinleyville airport (ACV) or the Medford Oregon airport (MDO).|
|Rates:||Jet Boat Guide Services for the Lower Klamath We provide the guide, lunch, the jet boat (4 - 6 clients per boat), shuttles, tackle, tippet, and fly patterns. You will need waders and boots if you wish to include wading as part of your day. We encourage guests to bring their own rods and fly patterns, but our guides will "fill in the gaps" as part of your regular trip fare. Steelhead fishing on the Lower Klamath typically begins early July.
1. ONE DAY GUIDED FISHING PACKAGE: 1 night lodging and 3 meals $390 person. Additional night lodging and two more meals $125/person. Exclusive boat use requires a minimum booking of 4 fishermen.
2. TWO DAY GUIDED FISHING PACKAGE 3 nights lodging and 8 meals /person: $920/person with a minimum booking of 4 fishermen for exclusive boat parties.
3. ONE DAY GUIDED DRIFT BOAT AND ONE DAY GUIDED JET SLED PACKAGE: Mix and match to find the fish and vary the flavor of two days with wade based Lower Klamath, and boat based fishing the Lower Trinity or Mid Klamath with 3 nights lodging and 8 meals /person. $845/person.
Drift Boat Guide Services for the Middle Klamath We provide the guide, lunch, the drift boat dory (2 clients per boat), shuttles, tackle, tippet, and fly patterns. You will need waders and boots if you wish to include wading as part of your day. We also need advance notice if your preferred tactic is spey casting, since we will want to target specific stretches of the river that are best suited to your preference. For those who would like to wade fish as part of the day, but do not own waders, we have waders and boot packages that rent at $25/day. We encourage guests to bring their own rods and fly patterns, but our guides will "fill in the gaps" as part of your trip fare.
An average full day excursion covers 6-10 miles of river and the guides decide on which run to drift based on river conditions when you arrive.
Steelhead fishing on the Middle Klamath (above Happy Camp to below Orleans) is best from September through April. Salmon fishing is best September through October.
Rates are based on an a-la-carte guide rate of $350/day for two clients and can be packaged with lodging and meals as follows:
ONE DAY GUIDED FISHING PACKAGE
Based on two persons: One day guided fishing for two people, 2 nights lodging, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, and one river lunch. $955/two people
TWO DAY GUIDED FISHING PACKAGE
Based on two persons: Two days guided fishing for two people, 3 nights lodging, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts, and two river lunches. $1540/two people
THREE DAY GUIDED FISHING PACKAGE
Based on two persons: Three days guided fishing for two people, 4 nights lodging, 4 dinners, 4 breakfasts, and three river lunches. $2115/two people
Bookings start with a two person rate at the minimum. Single bookings need to be full fare, however, if you book a three or five person party, the odd person can choose to come in at the half price and take a third position in a boat. We also can transport wade fishermen by raft and guide more wade fishermen at less expense. Call for these details.
|Minimum Stay:||1 day|
|Deposit:||A 50% deposit is required at time of reservation. Please call for more details|
|Payment:||Visa, Amex, M/C , Check|
|Fly Fishing:||A typical fly-fishing day with us involves a mixture of tactics based on the classic "greased line" method. We cross current cast, mend and swing the fly downstream through targeted water to produce that "grab and run" hit made famous by Pacific steelhead. We also team fish the swinging fly with extended drifts using boat movement. We quietly walk the boat alongside holding water while you cast from stable boat decks. We cast dries to undercuts and pockets, and we swing waking patterns across glides. We also dead drift nymphs under indicators in the cooler Winter water temperatures...but you will NOT spend your entire day watching a "bobber" while fly-fishing the Klamath or Trinity in the Fall, since our emphasis is on the "tight line take" from a swung fly. It is important when you book with us to tell us what level of activity you prefer. Aggressive wade fishermen and Spey casters will be taken to different water than those wanting a more relaxing day casting entirely from the boat. We recommend our July and September clients to consider the Lower Klamath below Weitchpec for a steelhead "spey" day. Come and try our spey rods if you want to see how it feels.
We target Steelhead and Salmon using traditional swung fly tactics. Our guide service is packaged with lodging and upscale meals to make your experience pleasant and easy to plan.
The nearest airport is a two-hour drive from the ranch and we suggest either the California Arcata/Mckinleyville airport (ACV) or the Medford Oregon airport (MDO).
Shuttle service is available at $20/person each way ($100 minimum) and is free to guests staying on our 5 night package.
|Lodging:||Accommodations and Lodging options at our California River lodge include fully furnished deluxe homes and housekeeping cottages (or cabins). Marble Mountain Ranch is Siskiyou County's only full service Klamath River Lodge. Our Klamath River cottages and homes vary in size and can accommodate groups as small as two or as large as eight. Each cottage provides beds with linens and towels, bathrooms with toilets and showers and a kitchenette at a minimum. Our group campsite users have free access to a central showerhouse and laundry facilities. Guests utilizing our "all inclusive packages" during our peak season (between Memorial day and Labor Day) will be dining with other guests, staff and family at our ranch dining lodge. If you are visiting during our non-peak season (Before Memorial Day and After Labor Day) you may choose to rent our homes and cottages a-la-carte and design a more self sufficient Klamath River Bed and Breakfast vacation. The kitchen units are stocked with utensils, cookware, stove and a refrigerator and easily enable vacationing chefs. Our lodging capacity is at 50 beds in 10 cottages and two homes, 12 R.V. hook-ups and camping for as many as 400!|
|Kids' Program:||At Marble Mountain Ranch we try to encourage whole family participation in most of our scheduled activities. However, our advanced rides, intermediate rafting, and shotgun experiences must obviously be reserved for guests with maturity and sufficiently large bodies to do the job safely.
During the more challenging events that are not suited to younger children, the youth program provides instructional riding and shooting events that mirror the adult itinerary. Novice riders or youth that are 5 and older that may join our wrangling staff for private riding lessons in our arena and may join the shooting events with .22 caliber and air rifle options. We find that most youth 5 and older are capable of joining our regular Klamath River rafting trips with the rest of the family.
During our ranch BUCKAROO PROGRAM, youth aged 3 and 4 participate with our counselor-wranglers in their own age appropriate activities. Your buckaroo will join in feeding our small animals, swimming, nature walks, ranch arts and crafts and more.
Youth Program ($1250/youth 5 and older - scheduled to mirror the adult itinerary)
Arena riding lessons with basic horsemanship training
On-ranch - level trail rides
Class II - III rafting/kayaking with creek hike and river games
Shooting safety and instruction based on air rifles and .22 rifles
Buckaroo Program ($675/Participating Buckaroo 3 or 4 years - separate from the adult itinerary)
Playing with the kittens, bunnies, and goats
Collecting the chicken eggs and feeding the animals
Group nature hikes
Fishing/canoeing on the ranch pond
Swimming at the pool
Picnics & campfire sing-a longs
Treasure hunts and orienteering
Ranch crafts such as weaving lavender wands, collecting blackberries and fruits
Authentic Pioneer games.
Our Buckaroo & Youth Programs are designed for participating children visiting with a paid fare. Baby-sitting for infants and toddlers, who are joining us with a free fare, can be arranged at a $15/hour/one child and $18/hour/ two children.
Before any younger children can ride outside the arena, they must be able to safely control their horse on the trail. The child's size, strength, coordination, skill and demeanor on horseback are all considered. Children who are not ready to trail ride off the ranch property will ride with a wrangler/counselor in the arena and/or on the ranch property while parents are on the more difficult trails. Sorry, riding "double" is dangerous, and is not permitted. All minors under the age of 18 will be required to wear a riding helmet during horse events.
|Food/Dining:||During our peak season, all ranch guests share home-style meals with other guests, family, and staff, in our dining lodge. Meals are bountiful as well as eye-pleasing. We serve home-baked breads and deserts, salads, and vegetables fresh from our own garden, and select meats smoked and roasted over native hardwoods. Adventure seeking may be what originally brings you to Marble Mountain Ranch, but our meals will be a surprising highlight that will bring you back again. Please call for more detailed information, to order Heidi's cookbook or for sample menus|
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