Drakesbad Guest Ranch

A two-story red and brown lodge and three cabins at the base of a hillside fronted by a meadow.
Drakesbad Guest Ranch is located in the heart of Warner Valley in the southeast corner of the park.

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Quick Facts
Warner Valley
Park Lodging
National Register of Historic Places

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Drakesbad Guest Ranch is a secluded lodge nestled in Warner Valley, in the southeast corner of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The ranch includes a lodge, dining hall, and bungalow units. Initially homesteaded by Edward Drake in the 1880s, Drakesbad Guest Ranch continues to offer a rustic retreat experience. Visitors return year after year to celebrate their own long-standing traditions and enjoy the wonders of the valley.

Dixie Fire Effects

Drakesbad Guest Ranch was effected by the 2021 Dixie Fire and will remain closed for repairs until further notice. Most structures remain intact, however two bungalow units, the annex, and the water plant were destroyed.

Overnight Accommodations

Guests enjoy overnight accommodations in the historic lodge or bungalows. All meals are included. View accommodation types and rates at


Deliciously fresh and nutritious home-cooked meals are prepared by the Ranch Chef and are an integral part of the Drakesbad experience. All meals are open to the public by reservation only.


Guests can choose from a variety of activities including horseback riding, hiking, fishing, swimming in the hydrothermal spring-fed pool, enjoying a massage, or just relaxing. Evening is a perfect time for a good book, fun games, or a quiet conversation around the fireplace or campfire. Horseback riding and massage are open to all visitors by reservation only.


Bungalow 1 offers ADA features including ramp access and toilet and shower handrails. A transfer lift is available for the pool and the adjacent bathhouse includes one room with a bathtub and handrails and another with a zero-entry shower. The dining room is accessible from the parking lot and doors have zero-entry thresholds. The adjacent deck has a one inch rise. 


This rustic guest ranch offers a secluded getaway with no cell service or Internet access. The lodge has electricity, but there are no outlets in rooms. Some of the bungalows do not have electricity; kerosene lamps are provided for lighting.


The road to Warner Valley and Drakesbad Guest Ranch is partly gravel and is not recommended for trailers. The drive from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center to Warner Valley takes approximately 1.5 hours. From CA-36 in Chester, turn onto Feather River Road (on the east side of the bridge). Continue a half mile and veer left onto CR-312. Continue 4 miles and veer right to stay on CR-312. Follow signs to Drakesbad. Continue 13.5 miles to Drakesbad Guest Ranch. View directions on Google Maps. Parking at the guest ranch is reserved for customers.

Reservations Required

Availability is limited and overnight stays usually booked a year in advance. For all reservations email or call (877) 622-0221. Lodging may also be reserved online at through Snow Mountain, LLC. 

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Last updated: January 18, 2024