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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

1800 Rufugio Road, Goleta, CA 93117
805-968-1113
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Ranked #2 of 3 Activities in Goleta
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Ranchs
Activities: Horseback riding
Owner description: Go horseback riding on some of the finest trails and horses in the Central Coast! We offer horseback year round, with rides ranging from 1 1/2 to 4... more » Owner description: Go horseback riding on some of the finest trails and horses in the Central Coast! We offer horseback year round, with rides ranging from 1 1/2 to 4 hours! « less
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Nashville, Tennessee
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Ensure you do the half day trail ride; the trail is an excellent mountain trail that allows you to see most of the surrounding grounds and if you're lucky you get to see the ocean from the top of the mountain. I insist on you striking up a conversation with your guide; there are some real cowboys there and they... More

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Santa Barbara, CA
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126 reviews 126 reviews
28 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My wife and I attended the Circle Bar B dinner and theatre and thoroughly enjoyed it. An incredible intimate 90 seat theatre with quality actors and a fantastic buffet dinner made for a really enjoyable night out. Highly recommended.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband and I and our two kids (11 and 8) went horseback riding here today. It was ok. The ride was much hillier than they said it would be. There are no waterfalls due to the draft so it wasn't really that pretty of a ride. Our guide Joe was very gruff and not patient. He did not take... More

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San Gabriel Valley, So. California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband had been looking for something different & interesting for us to do while in SB on our recent anniversary trip. He came across the dinner theatre here. It was terrific, though my one complaint, man those seats need new cushions/upholstery!!! Tough to enjoy the entire show when you just cannot get comfortable in your chair! Otherwise the show... More

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California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Went on a afternoon horseback ride at the Circle Bar B Stables. Michelle was our "guide". Very friendly. We were on a group tour, but we were only 4 total. Beautiful weather. Route was mostly up hill or down hill, which was a bit hard on an old girl like me, but very nice ride. You can book private rides... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I recently went horseback riding here and I must say it was great! I had a lot of fun and the views... The views were breath taking! Rick was the one showing us the way while horseback riding. He was very friendly and patient! He was all around helpful! The whole staff was very friendly and wanted to make sure... More

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Bracebridge, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Beautiful, scenic horseback ride even for inexperienced riders. Mick did a great job guiding us on the ride and the horses are well trained so they're easy for all beginners. We would highly recommend this 1.5 hour ride!

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We booked a private horseback ride - 1 hour and a half - at Circle Bar B and we so enjoyed it. The trail was great and our guide Rick did a great job. Having done many rides, I highly recommend this place if you are in the area.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We reserved the 1.5 hour private ride for our family of four. I expected that we would take a different route from the group rides, but it was the exact same route, and there were a lot of riders on the trail that day so it wasn't really "private". Our guide was quiet; not much conversation or entertainment in that... More

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orange county, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We went there for a horseback ride, and even though we were both experienced riders, we fully expected a typical trail ride. Well, we got what we expected -- horses that don't do anything but a very, very slow walk. Bu what we didn't expect was a guide who treated us all like we were kids, had zero personality, and... More

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