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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
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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 Diego, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
24 helpful votes 24 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We wanted to do something special for my daughters 10th birthday. She rides 4-6 times a week, she loved her rides and her guide Rick! We were a little worried because our other kids are not as horse crazy, they loved playing in the game room and soaking in the Jaccuzi. Everything was awesome, from the moment we checked in... More

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Palm Springs, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
14 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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