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Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort

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3750 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Palm Springs
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Rancho Oso is NOWHERE near Santa Barbara. In fact it is 21 miles away and takes at least 45 minutes to drive into town (the road is narrow, curvy and goes over a pass). We reserved this campground because we are members of Thousand Trails (a camping club), which allows to camp at its campgrounds for free. Their brochure claims... More

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Orange, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The road in is VERY narrow and steep. Fortunately we weren't pulling a trailer and our RV is smaller. Couldn't imagine driving in with a 40' diesel pusher. The address is Santa Barbara, but it is over a steep mountain pass from the city of Santa Barbara and the coast. It was very dry and dusty, though to be fair... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

My son and I stayed in the tent area this weekend and absolutely loved this area and the people we meet. My son had a fall and the staff were there without being called to it and were very helpful and caring even the lady from the store and a Mexican man that was near that was off duty that... More

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Gardena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I traveled with my 4 year old, mom, sister and her husband as well as our 2 small dogs.we got the cabin that has a bunk bed, queen bedroom and sleeper sofa in living room.This was a tight squeeze but it worked because we were mainly away from the ranch.its a 30 minute drive to the beach and about the... More

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Oak Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My husband and I recently became members of Thousand Trails and this is the first place we used our membership. Overall, we loved it. There were activities that we participated in and wished we had more time to do the horseback riding. We did a wine tasting, ice cream social, and BBQ dinner. They did a demonstration of bull riding... More

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Acton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Myself and eight of my friends and family members brought our horses to Rancho Oso for 4 days and three nights. We had a fabulous experience (with the exception of the Lunch Box on Friday, one of our members did not get her food). The trails were wonderful. We stayed in the cabins and I in my horse trailer (dry... More

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

An amazing camp site. We loved all of the many activities available. The camp site was very clean and well looked after. The people were useful and friendly. There was a group fire pit available which was a great place to hangout and meet mew people. My daughter loved the horseback riding. The weather was amazing. Highly recommend the place!!

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St. Augustine, FLorida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I often say that not everyone wants the same experience in an RV Park, so for some, this may be paradise, but surely not for us. I agree with the previous reviewer...it is outdated, and a bit too rustic for my tasted, but admittedly, my husband and I prefer a less remote location. When I made our reservation, I asked... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

When looking at this online it looked wonderful but this was very out dated campground, bathrooms were not clean, the trash can's were never emptyed and there was no place to dump your trash. When going for our ride we were yelled at by the employees not once but multiple times for wanting to ride around there trial riders who... More

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I spent 5 days at Rancho Oso in an RV using full hookups. It is a pretty nice setting, sitting between two mountains/hills. I had an uninterrupted view of the mountain. The RVs are tiered so everyone gets a nice view. Showers were hot and clean if somewhat dated. The staff were civil, I wouldn't say they particularly enthused warm... More

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Additional Information about Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort

Address: 3750 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Number of rooms: 187
Also Known As:
Rancho Oso Hotel Santa Barbara

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