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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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San Gabriel Valley, So. California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
263 helpful votes 263 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This venue is off Refugio Road in Goleta. If you go for a night performance don't be afraid to have a 1 1/2 lane for your car once you get off the hwy. You eat under the stars on picnic tables with others so you just need to be friendly. There is a nice bar with some good wines to... More

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Lompoc, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We are local residents and buy season passes for the Circle Bar B Barbeque and Theatre. We've been going for a couple of years and had yet to be disappointed. The Bar B Q dinner consists of Santa Maria tri tip, chicken, salad, toasted bread, chile beans, mashed potatoes and gravy and the most delicious green beans you have ever... More

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