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23500 Walkers Basin Road, Caliente, CA 93518
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a little dubious about this place as we climbed the mountain road but I soon fell in love with it! It's in the middle of nowhere with no phone signal and no TV which in hindsight, made it all the better. The family are lovely, as are the staff and horses. You will never go hungry! The first... More

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

It was so great to meet you and your parents Lyndsay. We are glad that you enjoyed the sunrise ride despite those pesky clouds that blocked the sun as it came over the mountains. It is a beautiful view of Walker Basin from the ridgeline no matter the time of day! More

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

From the minute we arrived we were made very welcome at Rankin Ranch. Our cabins were spotless, secluded and very quiet. The food at the ranch is plentiful, very tasty and varied. The Rankin family and all the staff were wonderful. The horses are very patient and the ride outs are varied and the scenery is great. The family and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We organized our college reunion here just last weekend. Without doubt, everyone in our team would describe it as a memorable experience. The setting is great. Rooms are rustic as you would expect. Great pool area, nice rec room. More importantly, awesome customer service. We have left with memories to last a long long time. Thank you Rankins.

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our ranch for your college reunion. It was incredible that you were able to get a group of 20 people (from across the country and overseas) together after 30 years. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time together and created new memories to carry you through until your next gathering. Best wishes! More

Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

This was our third summer trip to the ranch, and it was a wonderful experience for our family. Our 11 year old and 8 year old look forward to this every year literally cried the night we got home because they love their time there. Riding horses, playing in the creek, arts & crafts, square dancing, bingo, it is all... More

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

We always enjoy having your group of families stay at the ranch. It makes us smile knowing that your children are creating memories with their friends that will last a lifetime. Each year we review our menu, but it is so hard to make changes as every dish is someone's favorite. If your schedule ever allows, you will have to... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 nights on the ranch during our three week trip on the west coast, I only wish we could've stayed longer. All the family and workers are very welcoming, very friendly and helpful. From listening to the stories from Bill or the 4 crazy ladies that were there at the same time, the great facilities, the well organised... More

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for including us in your trip to California! We know you were excited for an authentic ranch experience and are happy that you enjoyed your time riding, feeding the animals, and relaxing on the ranch. We would love to see you again if you make your way back to the West Coast. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We loved the experience. You guys took very good care of us and surprised Audrey with a birthday cake. Your family, the Rankin family, was so personable. I really enjoyed having lunch with Mr. & Mrs. Rankin and how they joined all of their guest at meal time. To know everyone on a first name basis made it that much... More

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

It was great to see Don again after all these years and to meet the rest of the family. We will look forward to seeing you again next spring. Say a little prayer for a wet winter, so we have beautiful green hillsides and wildflowers for your visit. More

Austin, Texas
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We spent 5 days and 4 nights, riding twice a day. My husband had been coming here for 22 years and we went as a second honeymoon. The staff- Sarah and Amanda were wonderful, they took care of us and went out if their way tho make us feel welcome. We went out and ride and Fernando and Kelli were... More

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words Michelle. After knowing Lars and his parents all these years it was such a pleasure to meet you. We will look forward to your return. Best wishes for a great first year in Texas! More

London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Fantastic family run ranch - great kids activities, riding for all levels and a relaxing place at the end of our trip. Food excellent and atmosphere incredibly welcoming. Evening activities great fun for all my family.

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Oslo, Norway
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We, 6 "boys(2x50years, 3x19, 1x16)", from Norway had a great stay at Rankin Ranch. Great location, great People, great Food, great horses and we loved beeing cowboys for a couple of days on Our roadtrip in California and Nevada. In the evening it was different games and football. Thx. Louis :) Runar Gunnar Snorre Erlend Jonatan Hans-Fredrik

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for including us in your trip to the American West. It was so great to have your group of guys stay with us and be cowboys for a few days. We will hope to see you again someday! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I've been bringing my 5 grandsons here for 10 years now. It's the highlight of the summer. Kids get to be kids and grown ups get to relax. There's a wonderful kids program and family activities at night.

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Address: 23500 Walkers Basin Road, Caliente, CA 93518
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Location: United States > California > Caliente
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Rankin Ranch Hotel Caliente

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