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Rankin Ranch

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23500 Walkers Basin Road, Caliente, CA 93518
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the ranch for 4 nights as part of a larger trip in California and had been looking for somewhere to stay between LA and Yosemite. It is not cheap but you need to look at what you get and to bear in mind that once you are there there are no other costs as you are in... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming to the Rankin Ranch for the last 6 years. We have two children ages 6 and 10. This is the one place that they keep asking to come back to. My 10 year old son loves dressing in his chaps and acting like a cowboy. My daughter loves milking the goats and spending time at Sarah's... More 

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Debra. It has been so fun to watch your kids grow over the years from their first horseback ride to this years' 4th of July Celebration. We will look forward to your return! More 

England
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Found Rankin Ranch by chance and turned into the highlight of our holiday. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. Everyone gets together for drinks and meals and you find yourselves making great friends. The food is simple but brilliant and they only use beef from the ranch. The riding can be catered to your skill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Love this place! It was almost impossible to say goodbye to my new friends at Rankin Ranch, all of the beautiful horses, Socks the cat, Rosie and Dixie the dog, and all of the animals at Sarah's farm with we went to feed every night. The hayride and horseshoes was again amazing like everything else was. Went two times and... More 

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to visit us again this summer. It was great to see you. Socks, Dixie, and Rosie will eagerly await your return! More 

Los Angeles
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

There it is. Waker Basin. A dreamy meadow surrounded by hills. You don't have Internet or phones here. You smile and get to know the other guests. You ride the horses and eat the delicious food. Horseshoes and bingo are the order of the day. We had live music!! The owners of the working ranch join you throughou the weekend.... More 

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to visit us again. We are glad that the ranch was just as wonderful as you had remembered and will look forward to your return. More 

Birmingham, England
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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful 4 nights my family and I have just spent at the Rankin Ranch. I wasn't sure what to expect but we were welcomed on our arrival and the Rankin family continued to make us feel like blouse friends throughout our stay. We had horse rides everyday and the horses and views were exceptional. The room was big... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My daughter and I went to this beautiful guest ranch and had an awesome time. The Rankin family made us feel like we were part of the family. The setting was beautiful, the food was delicious , and they had all kinds of fun things for my daughter to do. I enjoyed everything about it... the peacefulness, sitting around the... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This ranch was recommended to my family by another satisfied customer who has been in the past. The service was absolutely fantastic and the employees (family) were extremely kind, polite and engaging. The horseback rides were great for us beginners and each one built upon the last. We started on flat ground in Walker Basin then progressed to the point... More 

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

It was so wonderful to have your family stay with us during Spring Break. We are happy to know that the ranch lived up to your friends' recommendation. We hope you have a wonderful summer and will look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Having vacationed at Rankin as a child, it was always that 'little slice of heaven' that I couldn't wait to come back. The Rankin Family never falls short of going out of their way. From the kids and adult activities, the people you meet , the care and attention to detail...their aren't words to describe what make this place so... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It is kinda hard to explain just how amazing my visit to Rankin Ranch was, but it was exactly what I needed. I suppose with most holels, you think about how nice the rooms are and how great the pools and amenities are, etc. In the case of Rankin, you really think about how great the experience is, how great... More 

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

We are so happy that you have fond memories of your time at the ranch and hope you will come visit us again in 2015. We are sorry that you had trouble finding the ranch during your first visit, but now that you have been to the ranch the drive should be a piece of cake. Best wishes for a... More 

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