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The Hawes Family

Our Story

The Lazy J Ranch Motel has been in the Johnson family since 1975. The current managers, Julie and Jason Hawes, moved back to Three Rivers in 2005. Julie is the youngest daughter of the original owners of the Lazy J, Jerry and Joan Johnson. She and her husband Jason and their two daughters would love to have you come visit.

Awesome place to bring my family of 5! Thank you for providing such a great place - “The Legend of Lazy J!”
Team Cunningham
Thank you for a wonderful place to rest our heads. Will be back.
A & M, Ojai, CA
It’s our honeymoon and we are very happy to have found such a great place to spend the night. Take care
The Ritters
Thanks for great hospitality and views.
Avid Hansen – Santa Rosa
We loved meeting your place. We came all the way from Brazil with high expectations and they sure were the way we thought. Thank you,
Gisele, Ivan, Marli and Ademir
Wow, what a beautiful ranch. Great value for what you get with incredible views. I’ll be recommending it to everyone!
Caroline – England UK
Great place to spend time between sightseeing. Nice walk to the river and wonderful host and staff.
Cindy and Paul and “Captain” the dog – Evergreen, Colorado
Great place! Pity that we were able to stay only for one night.
Jarek, Agnieszka & Ania – Poland
Wonderful location, great service, we really enjoyed our stay.
The Jessops – Canada
A beautiful place, what a view!
Menle & Nicole – Amsterdam
Wonderful - we love the location, pool, roses, people - perfect vacation!
The Mannings – Lawrenceville, GA
This was our first family vacation with our little baby boy (5 months) - couldn’t have found a better place! Love it and you all!
Thank you so much! We were so comfortable the whole time. Scenery is very beautiful.
Silvia Espinoza
Very nice stay. Thank you!
Houglinds from Finland.
As always, many thanks for a hospitable stay! We have been coming almost annually since our 13 ½ year old was 18 months. Your ranch motel has been the best fit for us - large areas to explore, boulders, slide (for a while) and swings, goats and sheep, dogs and cats, pool . . . !!! We had a lovely stay. We grown-ups also enjoy your friendly conversation and guidance in all things Three Rivers/ National Park.
Xox The Heidemanns
I wanted to send a quick email full of love! Our stay at the Lazy J was just perfect! The super fantastic front desk gal (with grandchildren from another state, gosh we hate that we forgot her name) was just awesome! She was so informative and sweet. Your cottage was perfect and cute! The cleaning staff was terrific! The goats made my day over the top & the view..... I seriously cried! We've been stuck in LA for over a year and as mid westerners we just loved this get away! Thank you for the affordable and amazing weekend.
Cat and Andy A.
We had a blast! Hopefully we’ll be back next year
Lisa Armour & Westmont Friends
Such a beautiful place, amazing scenery and friendly staff. I will definitely be staying here again in the near future. Much love to all! – Namaste
The Strauss Family
Thank you for the welcome. We (and our puppy) had a very nice time. We hope to be back.
MP Seery
We stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed every moment. Loved the grounds and our cozy little cottage. Keep up the good work.
Steve and Valerie Jones
Absolutely WONDERFUL in every aspect. Excellent accommodations and very friendly staff. Fabulous ambiance. Thank you!
Julie Tucker
Our family had a wonderful stay. The animals, pool, lawn and proximity to the park is great. Jackie is a great staff! Thanks
Lyneholm Family
Loved, Loved, Loved our stay here. Super clean and so charming. The views are awesome and they have really thought of everything, they even have makeup remover in the toiletry basket. The baby animals were adorable. This place is so charming and doesn’t even feel like a motel. Enjoyed our stay! You have an amazing view! A great, professional establishment! Thank you!
From Jacksonville Beach, FL
Wonderful place to stay. Clean, friendly staff, quiet – Heaven! Thank you for an absolutely delightful stay, such a cozy warm and welcoming little place. Loved the hummingbirds! Thank you again.
Bella & Rob (Australia)
Thank you for a wonderful holiday weekend!
The Reyes Family, San Diego, CA
We had a lovely visit, and we will revisit this establishment.
Paulette & Cleve, Donna Pt., CA
Really enjoyed our stay. Clean and so family friendly. Kids all the animals especially the cat! Hope to come back some day! – The Bobye Family
Calgary, AB, Cananda
Thanks for the hospitality! We loved the pool!
Barb & Mike Abela
Lovely. Almost enchanting!
Randorffs from Oklahoma
We love this place. Second time here and hope it’s not the last!
Mark & Cecina Pearce – From the UK
We loved staying here. The room is great. The Ranch is pretty and very peaceful. We certainly will share our memories with our friends in Brazil. We hope to be back soon. We wish we could stay longer.
Vale Family, Brazil
Thank you for the GREAT service. Ya’ll were so kind and sweet. You most certainly made our honeymoon even better! We will be back for sure! Love the Frochaska’s
Thank you for a lovely time, we all enjoyed the fresh air and beautiful grounds – not forgetting the goat feeding.
Tom Mitchell, UK


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