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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

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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
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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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San Luis Obispo County, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had our Family Reunion at the Circle Bar B Ranch! All 28 of us including infants, children, teen’s and adults were pleasantly surprised with the wonderful accommodations, pool, food (home cooked meals were included in the cost of your room), entertainment (games) and horse back ridding that I cannot begin to express our delight! The staff was extremely accommodating... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Circle Bar B Guest Ranch, I have had the pleasure of going there a few times now, and have never been disappointed. Its got a great ranch-y feeling, ran by a great family operation. and all the cowboys on the trail rides tell awesome jokes and story's! Id love to go to a wedding or have a wedding... More

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Circle Bar B is AMAZING!! The staff, facilities, food, beautiful location, game room, pool, horseback riding, hiking, the short ride to the beach, was perfect for our family reunion!! We will return!!

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nags head, nc
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently I booked a room at the Circle Bar B ranch in Santa Barbara County, the ranch choice was made for several reason at first and that was price and quality. We needed a place close to UCSB and hotels in Santa Barbara were above and beyond. Our selection could not have been better and I have already booked for... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adam was our cowboy guide and gave us a wonderful experience! The views are amazing and we are already planning a family reunion to not only go on the horseback ride but to also stay at the ranch. Without a doubt, we will be back. And hope that we can once again ride on the backs of socks Trader Joe... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my family and I found the ranch by luck and we are very pleased we did. We stayed for 2 nights and had the most amazing time. It is a great place to stay. Active owners who are very welcoming, great food, fabulous facilities and large rooms to sleep in. We went for a half day ride (with an 8... More

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Topanga, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I had been trying to plan a get-away for a couple of years (with our families) to a guest ranch and were looking all over the US: Wyoming, Montana, Colorado. Realizing we were never going to have our family schedules in sync for that kind of trip, we decided to keep it close and this is where... More

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San Diego, California
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18 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We wanted to go horseback riding while in the Santa Barbara area and in my search I found this gem of a place. We decided to book a one night stay here and a 1-1/2 hour ride. I knew this place was going to be special from the first moment we pulled up. It was so cute, quaint and well... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were staying in Solvang and decided to book a horseback ride. I was really impressed by how friendly they were when we called to make our reservation. We were all a little nervous on the day of our ride, because none of us really had any experience with riding horses. Jimmy was our guide, and he made it a... More

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Santa Maria, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Our son gave my wife a birthday present to go horseback riding to a place near Goleta. Though we have lived in the Santa Maria area for 15 years now we have never heard of the place. It is up the road from Refugio State Park and we were surprised to find a rustic and wonderful recreational complex at the... More

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Address: 1800 Refugio Canyon Road, Goleta, CA 93117
Location: United States > California > Goleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
Circle Bar b Guest Ranch Hotel Goleta

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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! Circle Bar B Guest Ranch is the perfect location for your dream wedding, a relaxing vacation, or your next special event. 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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