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Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort

3750 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gardena, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
11 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Saskatoon, Canada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
17 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

Very dated RV resort, needs massive renovation, very overpriced for what you get, lady in office is very grumpy We paid $400 for 2 weeks, overpriced Long drive into Santa Barbara, what you save here compared to other RV resorts in the area you will use in gas driving around Complained about a person with 4 dogs with no leash,... More

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San Dimas, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We have been to Rancho Oso probably at least 10 times with friends and every experience has been excellent. We have horse camped at the river sites - dry camping and rustic - and at the Western Village - lots of amenities. The staff has always been very accommodating, the venue is fantastic and watching the deer come into the... 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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