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​​​​​​​​Harmsen Ranch Guest House

This beautiful four bedroom, two bathroom guest house offers a  full kitchen, linen service, and gas fireplaces. It is the ideal place to spend a weekend with friends or family. 

The ​home features indoor and outdoor dining areas, private sitting rooms, a grill, and easy access to trails, Panorama Point, and Dude's fishing hole. Harmsen Ranch can accommodate a ​maximum of 8 guests in 4 queen size beds.  

The Ranch is located in the top end of Golden Gate along Gap Road. View more photos of Harmsen Ranch.

A daily vehicle pass or annual pass is required on each vehicle. 8 vehicle maximum allowed on site.

No group use allowed. This facility is for lodging purposes only, no large events. 20 people maximum if house and both RV sites are rented.

Pets are strictly prohibited.  No pets ​allowed inside or outside the house.

There is NO cell phone or internet service available at the Ranch or in the Golden Gate Canyon State Park area. A landline phone is available for local calls.

RV Sites

Along with the guest house, you can also rent two electrical RV sites which are located near the barn.

​RV sites can only be reserved by guests that have reserved the guest house. RV sites are not sold separately.

RV sites have electricity and access to water. Nightly rental includes use of the park's dump station.

RVs must be set-up in the designated sites only. Tents are not permitted on the property. ​


Horses are Welcome

A new set of 250 x 150 feet corrals, complete with shelter and water hydrant are ideal for housing your horses during your stay. With room for up to 20 horses, and more than 14 miles of horse-friendly trail within reach, Harmsen is the perfect retreat for your next equestrian adventure. 

A fee of $10.00 per horse per night applies (Maximum of twenty horses). Please pay at the Visitor Center when you check in.

Horses are only permitted Memorial Day Weekend through Sept. 30th.​

The Harmsen Ranch is available for reservations by calling 1-800-244-5613. Reservations can be made a minimum of 3 days in advance to a maximum of 6 months in advance. 

To check availability, see the reservation site​


Guest House & RV Site Pricing

For pricing information, see the Fees page​.


I just want to emphasize what a phenomenal experience we all had. From the moment we drove in, we felt really lucky to be there.

It felt like pure luxury - it was spacious, immaculate, beautifully decorated, and comfortable all at once. Such a terrific place for a peaceful getaway.

Awesome place, we had a great time hiking, eating, and re-connecting.

We woke this morning to glistening white trees and playful chipmunks.  What a great home away from home.​