This is not really a true dude ranch. It's a run of the mill 3 star motel that has horseback riding. Paid way too much to stay here. I feel ripped off. Horseback ride was very structured. No side by side riding and aside from the the ocean view, our 4 hour ride was a slow and boring one. My kids are experienced riders and they were not allowed to run the horses at all. One of the trail guides was very rude to the point I was about to ask him what his problem was. The property is under staffed. On a number of occassions I wanted to grab a drink at the bar and no one was there to serve me a drink. Should have brought my own booze. In addition, the facility hosted a wedding when we were there. The place is not that big so the wedding party took over the place. They are already unstaffed and the wedding just strained the level of service even more. My daughter was at the pool in her bathing suit and she had to leave since the wedding was above the pool and the men in the wedding were looking at her making comments. The highlight was the food....good food. The food kicked this to an poor rating. Owners were friendly but that only goes so far when you spend that kind of money. Stables are open to the public so if you want to ride a horse, my recommendation is to just go there for the ride but do not stay there. Solvang, the wine country, and Santa Barbara are not far away. We will not be back.
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