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Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort

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3750 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Orange, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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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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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Lots of potential but very dated, dirty and sardined in RV spots with no room for kids to play; which was not as bad as the permanent residents that were not very clean nor friendly looking. We had been looking forward to 4 days there and were very disappointed. The ranger however was VERY nice and got us a full... More

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

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The spirit of the Old West abounds in this family-oriented rustic ranch setting. ... more   less 
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