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Address: Mendocino, CA
Phone Number: 707-877-1834
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Activities: Horseback riding
Description: This 11 acre ranch rents out horses for beach and mountain trails.

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PERFECT day, PERFECT memory!

I visit my family in the Manchester/Gualala area twice a year. ROSS RANCH will now be added as a "family tradition" each time we come. My husband & I took our Grandson's (2 very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Biopalgal
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Placerville, California
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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I visit my family in the Manchester/Gualala area twice a year. ROSS RANCH will now be added as a "family tradition" each time we come. My husband & I took our Grandson's (2 very small 7 & 10 year old's). John & Toby instructed with a firm, but gentle hand, & did not baby, the boys. We would recommend this... More 

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Fremont, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It was a spectacular ride along Manchester beach. We crossed over streams, gazed at waterfalls and beautiful surf. My mule "Magic" was big, strong, smart, and easy to ride. Our guide Tobi was friendly and I highly recommend the Ross Ranch horseback ride tours. My wife and I were thoroughly satisfied with the experience.

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Pacifica, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went on the beach horseback ride after a weekend B&B in Elk, Ca. (20 min ride south of Elk, Ca) on our drive back to the Bay Area. What a wonderful treat is was. Our female guide was FANTASTIC!! There was only one other couple on our tour, which was nice. Make sure to call for... More 

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sacramento
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Amazing. Perfect 2 hrs, beautiful scenery riding down a mountain and then right along the water. The staff was great. Had a fun time joking with them. Everyone guaranteed to have fun doing this. All about good times and good memories. This was 100%.

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

This was my first time on the horse and for my kids maybe second. The owner Tobi was the most courteous on the phone, providing me patiently with answers to some of my unusual questions. She also texted me a very detailed directions to the ranch because of the lack of the cellphone service in the area. We took a... More 

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Finland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We must have had absolutely the best riding on the beach, the views were stunning. Tobi was very friendly and welcoming, horses were nice and well behaving even for beginners and well taken care of. They seemed to be in good condition. There were 2 beginners and couple of experienced riders and unfortunately it was just boring for experienced riders.... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Very poor experience. John did not seem to care if we liked the trip or not. He just seemed to be putting up with us. The horses were good, though.

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Joplin
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21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

My family went on the 2 hour forest ride. The guide rode in front, we all followed. We are all pretty inexperienced and found that it was pretty easy going. The horses were so well behaved that I did not feel like I had to do much at all to keep up with the guide. The guide was knowledgeable and... More 

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Philadelphia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We spent Memorial Day weekend up in Mendocino and spent a lovely morning horseback riding down at the Ross Ranch which is about 40 minutes south of town (near Manchester). John was our guide, and he did an excellent job in getting my fiance and I (novice riders) saddled up and took us on about a 2 hour ride down... More 

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Greenwich, London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Toby and her daughter took me, my wife and our 2 children on a ride on Manchester Beach. They were incredibly friendly, chatting to us throughout the ride and Manchester Beach was beautiful... seals could be seen in the surf watching us ride along. Would have given this a 5/5 but we managed to choose the one rainy day and... More 

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