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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

1800 Refugio Canyon Road, Goleta, CA 93117
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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch
Ranked #1 of 2 Goleta B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Palm Springs, California
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This was our first visit to the Circle Bar B. So sad that we have known about the ranch for 20+ years and just now visited. We met with Henry prior to New Year's to select out room. He holds many jobs and is excellent. In summary all of the staff are great. We have a friend that we spend... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The location is idyllic, the stables are great, the ambience is perfect for a family bonding experience. The food is much better than one would expect in a ranch setting, and the bar manager and wait staff were friendly and helpful. The only negative is that the bathrooms in the room were filthy. Other families shared that perception. What a... More

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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
12 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

We went for the riding as my wife had been before with our daughter. We just had the hour and a half ride but everything was excellent. The horses were super, the cowboy who took us out was fantastic. We rode up into the hills where the views were superb and we just had 'the best time'. We will return... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This was our 3rd trip to this ranch only for horseback riding. They take great care in making sure you understand how to ride and keep you safe and self-assured during the whole 1 1/2 hour trip. It's such a wonderful ride up the mountain over looking the ocean at the top. This time we were able to have a... More

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San Diego, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Ranch early August 2013. Henry and Kathy greeted us upon arrival. We stayed in a wonderful 2 bedroom cabin that slept 6. Perfect for our family of 4 (more space than we needed). The rooms were newly decorated and spotless. The Ranch is peaceful and clean. Landscaping lovely and don't forget to take... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
9 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The woman who works at the front desk brings this review from a five to a three. Overheard her complaining about guests being too much work (woman wanted to change rooms). She wouldn't let our friends stay and have a drink in the bar...in the lobby. Why? "they're not guests". Had a complete fit when another guest parked in the... More

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San Diego, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The wife and I were looking forward to a weekend to unwind and relax, this is the perfect place to do that. Beautiful scenery, our cabin was nice and clean, the lodge is beautiful and relaxing. Best part of the trip was that our cell phones didn't work so we were forced to relax and do nothing but enjoy the... More

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Moorpark, CA
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We surprised our daughter for her 9th birthday with a weekend getaway and she was in heaven from the moment she came on the property. I can't say enough about the friendliness of the staff and how attentive they are. From the first day they noticed that our family and two other families met and had fun while swimming and... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Just completed our second trip to Circle Bar B Ranch. This time for extended July 4th weekend. We had previously gone for extended Thanksgiving weekend 2012. It was as wonderful just like last time. Close enough to Santa Barbara, Solvang etc for little daytrips but also removed enough in it's lovely woodsy setting to feel like you are worlds away.... More

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Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My husband and I had heard great things about the Circle Bar B many years ago and had always wanted to visit. We thought our 20th wedding anniversary would be the perfect time - and we were not disappointed! We absolutely loved it!!! From the minute we walked into the office and met Henry, we felt like we were staying... More

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Additional Information about Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

Also Known As:
Circle Bar b Guest Ranch Hotel
Circle Bar b Guest Ranch Hotel Goleta
Address: 1800 Refugio Canyon Road, Goleta, CA 93117
Location: United States > California > Goleta
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Goleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax, recharge, and unwind at the Circle Bar B Guest Ranch! We are an 18 room and cabin guest ranch located on 1100 acres of breathtaking coastal, mountain property just 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara, California. All of your meals are included in your rate, and our chef is fantastic! Overnight guests have access to our pool/Jacuzzi, game room (ping-pong, Foosball, billiards), TV lounge, horseshoe pits, scenic hiking trails, and main lodge with full bar, free Wi-Fi, and library. Additions to your stay can include horseback riding, weekend seasonal dinner theatre, and mobile in-room spa services. Horseback riding and dinner theatre are open to the public. Mosey on up and we look forward to meeting you! ... more   less 

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