Every summer my granddaughter and I take a special trip together. This June 2012 we visited the Rankin Ranch and it was the best trip ever. I found the ranch by doing an Internet search and it was everything we had hoped for...and more. We chose this place mainly for the horseback riding but enjoyed the warm hospitality of the Rankin family and all the ranch had to offer. Kids especially love this place because every day there is a posted schedule of all the activities offered...making boats and then going down to the river for boat races or swim olympics in the pool or learning how to square dance or bingo night, and a wonderful hay wagon ride to the meadow for dinner and a rousing game of horseshoes....my granddaughter, age 10, enjoyed it all...even though she was the only girl there for most of our stay. We swam in the pool, took walks around the ranch, fed the farm animals every evening, played shuffleboard (making up our own rules because we didn't have a clue how to play), and, best of all, we went for a wonderful horseback ride twice a day. There are many trails on the Rankin's vast land (I was told they own over 40,000 acres) so each ride was unique. At night we would fall into bed in our rustic but extremely comfortable cabin happily tired from a day of fresh air, horses, delicious food, new friends and just being together having fun. It just doesn't get any better than that. I highly recommend the Rankin Ranch for a fabulous family vacation.
- Also Known As:
- Rankin Ranch Hotel Caliente