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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

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1800 Refugio Canyon Road, Goleta, CA 93117
Circle Bar B Guest Ranch
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If I am honest I was a tad skeptical about going to a ranch. My daughter is the only horse rider in the family and I thought the rest of us may not get too much out of the trip. How wrong was I. This experience, whether you are an expert or complete novice, really is worth every penny. The... More 

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Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we first looked into the Circle Bar B Ranch (O--B) and they said that there was NO internet or T.V, it was looking like the wife and I were going to be doing a lot of talking together. The ranch is about 8 miles up a small road and a little hard to find, you turn into the ranch... More 

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Kent UK
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent three nights here during a slow trip down PCH from San Francisco to Irvine, LA. If you love horse riding this is the place for you. Plenty of trails to follow, either on horseback or on foot, up into the hills behind the ranch. We did neither but spoke to lots of people who had and they were... More 

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Newport Beach, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location service was great rooms could be kept up better. For the most it was good. Very nice horses and good sleep qualities. You should probably go on the horses if you have kids I prefer the 1 1/2 hour ride.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This ranch is a great place to stay and ride horses or swim in the pool or simply enjoy the lovely surroundings. The family owners and staff are so friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious home-style cooking. This was my first experience of staying at a ranch and I loved it!

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Dana Point, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This place was amazing. Friendly staff and well kept facility. Stayed in the private cabin and loved it! The wood burning fire was perfect. Their horses are so well kept and healthy! They really have a great place!!! They should be very proud.

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Ojai, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Magical........ !!!! From the friendly and sweet staff to the wranglers and beautiful horses, our stay was exceptional!!! This was our first time to the ranch and most certainly,will not be our last. It was our horse, loving daughter' s birthday and we could not have choosen a better place to celebrate such a special occasion. From the moment we... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My husband and I spent a weekend at this guest ranch and truly enjoyed our stay. Our little bungalow was quaint and had a nice little deck where we just relaxed and enjoyed the quiet rustic scenery. The meals were good and we saw a play that was very funny though I believe the theatre is now closed. The horseback... More 

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UK
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153 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stayed for 4 days recently and really enjoyed it. My husband thought the rides were excellent with good natured horses and very nice wranglers. The area is very attractive and quiet, the accommodation comfortable and very clean and the food is excellent. Staff are fiendly and helpful and all we could think of was when could we come back.... More 

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Orcas, Washington
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Stayed for four nights with our kids, age 15 and 10, and their hip Granny. Great food--really, pretty pool, hot tub, great stables, welcoming managers and hosts, nice wranglers, good trustworthy horses. Plan to return:)

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