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The Lodge Reimagined!


The iconic Sea Ranch Lodge 53-acre property is one of the oldest buildings at The Sea Ranch. It was designed to serve a central role as a cultural hub for the community, housing a post office, land sales office, and information center for new visitors. After serving its initial purpose, it was expanded into a hotel.

In late 2018 The Sea Ranch Lodge was acquired with the intention to fulfill the vision of the original developer and group of architects. Respect for the land and the stewardship of it, sustainability for The Sea Ranch and beyond, as well as the desire to create a gathering place for all Sea Ranchers motivated them to make the purchase. Over the next 3 years they set about thoughtfully restoring the South Building to its original beauty and are about to embark on a renovation of the guest accommodations and guest experiences while passionately maintaining the vision and alignment of the beauty of this place sincere, well intentioned and focused on the future. The aim to advance the early vision set forth and, as Lawrence Halprin once said, and be the “shining emblem of what a community can become.”

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Food & Drink

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Food
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  • The Dining Room
    5pm-9pm Thursday-Monday
    Communal dining is a quintessential human experience. With that understanding, we simply must serve great food. In-season, locally sourced with quality ingredients, and impeccably prepared – for lunch and dinner. We'll be a gathering place for the community and guests in a fresh and new space that honors the legacy of the Lodge, while tantalizing the palette with flavors that celebrate the bounty that the area has to offer – from lush produce to the freshest catch. We aim to offer fair and approachable pricing – inviting locals regularly and inspiring visitors to make the trip – and to serve meals with the warmth and care of being in someone's home. View menus & hours →
  • The Bar + Lounge
  • The Café

The General Store

The General Store at the Lodge is meant to serve as exactly that: a delightful and convenient shop to pick up essential supplies and sundries that help to make people's time at Sea Ranch enjoyable and memorable. From outdoor essentials to take on your day trip on the coast to keepsakes for those just passing through, the General Store will be a space to celebrate and support our local makers, and a place for all visitors to find great books and products that reflect the important history of The Sea Ranch and its surrounding areas.

10am-6pm 7 days a week

The General Store

Gatherings

Gathering on our stretch of coast is as timeless as the sea mist that rises every morning. A stunning backdrop of meadows, cliffs, and the Pacific, The Sea Ranch distills meaningful moments and enticing encounters into every event.

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Events

  • Team Offsites + Conferences
  • Art + Architecture Studios + Programs
  • Discussion, lecture, learnings
  • Wellness, meditation, yoga
  • Product Launches
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Experiences

  • Weddings
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Receptions
  • Family Celebrations
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Programming
Community

Areas of Focus

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Ecology
  • Art
  • Performance
  • Education
  • Food
  • Wellness

Programs

  • Workshops
  • Offsites
  • Retreats
  • Conferences
  • Festivals
  • Exhibitions
  • Performances
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Architecture
History

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"Because of reaching for a view, or because the wind needs to be blocked. Something about the environment has informed the geometry."

–Donlyn Lyndon, Architect

The visionary Al Boeke, architect, assembled a stellar group of architects and design professionals. For prototype buildings the architectural firm of Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull, and Whitaker was hired to design Condominium One along the bluffs and architect Joseph Esherick to design a cluster of houses nestled in a hedgerow. Lawrence Halprin, landscape architect, studied the topography, weather, and vegetation that inspired the original master plan. His vision was based largely on the historical and ecological community.

The original designers evolved a concept of dynamic conservation of 'living lightly on the land.' A covenant would enforce stewardship of natural resources through an owners’ association of residents who felt an instinctive relationship with the environment.

Meant to be experienced as much as to be spelled out, the concept of 'living lightly on the land' starts with respect for nature. Each landscape element should be recognized and nurtured, reinforcing natural forms and scale. The specific site provides the identity, establishing a 'territorial partnership' with any structure placed within it, not upon it. Building materials should be drawn from nature: rough and simple.

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Location

  • 2h → San Francisco
  • 8h → Los Angeles
  • 1h 40 → Santa Rosa
  • 1h 30 → Healdsburg
  • 1h 30 → Mendocino
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