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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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Newport Beach, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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19 reviews
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Being on our honeymoon and visiting from England, what better way to surprise my horse loving wife than to stay on a ranch! Being on a 3 week road trip, we where in desperate need for a few chill out days. And this was just the breath of fresh air we needed. There's so much history to the place, and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I went with my eight year old daughter-- the staff made us feel welcome and at home. Stunning setting, great meals. We did the 4 hour train ride - the guide was patient and encouraging. The landscape breathtaking - highly recommend it if you like to ride-- if not, the 2 hour ride may do it-

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Pasadena, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A last minute get away. Rooms cozy, no TV or phone, no cell service....yay! Lodge wonderful decorations. Food fantastic yummy! Horse back riding fun, guide very knowledgeable and loves his horses. Wine tour in jeep, over the mountain a must do again fun time. Dinner theater, seating process weird but really a fun experience! I will return.

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