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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

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Address: 1800 Rufugio Road, Goleta, CA 93117
Phone Number: 805-968-1113
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Activities: Horseback riding
Description: Go horseback riding on some of the finest trails and horses in the Central...
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!
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Wonderful gem of a place. We went for the horseback riding

This place was a great find. A gem buried int he mountains near the coast. We went horse back riding here. The handlers were friendly enough. We took the 1.5 hour tour, it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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Gilroy, California
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Gilroy, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This place was a great find. A gem buried int he mountains near the coast. We went horse back riding here. The handlers were friendly enough. We took the 1.5 hour tour, it was just the two of us and our guide. They pick the horses for you. The scenery is beautiful. I can't remember our guides name, but he... More 

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boston, ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have visited here to go on trail rides two times now and have not been disappointed. Our recent ride in December included sunny skies and clear views for miles. For $50 you get 1.5 hours of great riding in the Santa Barbara hills with awesome mountain/ocean views. Our teens have loved it each time, getting to chat with the... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My daughter and I went on a wonderful trail ride with an engaging trail leader, nice staff helped us on the horses and a small group that we could get to know. It was a nice trail with beautiful trees, creek (if it had rained I am sure there would be water in it) and we went tot he top... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Having owned and ridden horses most of my life, I knew this would be a fairly sedate ride, however I wish I'd read the reviews and realised how sedate. My boyfriend (who is a 'novice' but a competent one, and definitely capable of more than just a slow walk if given proper instructions) and I took the private 2.5 hour... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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46 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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29 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
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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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41 reviews 41 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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