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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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Santa Barbara, CA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
27 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Albany
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
275 helpful votes 275 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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39 reviews 39 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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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Once again, David and Susie Couch did not let us down. As producers and performers of the shows at Circle Bar B, Susie did a bang up job as Bleinda/Flavia in Noises Off, this performance was top notch. My wife and I haven't laughed this hard in years. Unfortunately, this season has come to an end but the 2014 season... More

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