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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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Los Angeles
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25 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Birmingham, England
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28 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

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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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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

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 

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