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Rancho San Francisco

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Closes in 4 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Perfect for beginners, beautiful outing

A great family outing. We were all three novices with one first time teenage rider. Stephanie... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic Family Day at Rancho Santa Fe!!!!

This was amazing. We went on a 2 hour trail ride on horse back and got to hang out with: horses... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2019
Los Angeles, California
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Rancho San Francisco is a private estate adjacent to the Chapala Golf and Country Club. We offer 1-2 hour guided trail rides on country roads or mountain trails which we tailor to your ability and experience. Helmets provided. The ranch has many...more
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Calle Reyes #6 | Best Access is our residence at Calle Reyes #6 in Vista del Lago, Chapala 45900, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great family outing. We were all three novices with one first time teenage rider. Stephanie accurately judged our excitement/nervousness in picking the horses and we had a wonderful excursion, enjoying the bird life some "wild 'horses on the trails and of course the menagerie...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

This was amazing. We went on a 2 hour trail ride on horse back and got to hang out with: horses, donkeys, ducks, turkeys, bunnies, peacocks, a squirrel, 2 iguanas, and a pig! Our boys, 7 and 10 were in heaven. Stephanie is a wonderful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

The star on top of the Christmas tree was my gift to the family, a two-hour horseback tour at the Rancho San Francisco. It was wonderful! And so was the owner of the ranch. It is a “don’t miss event”. Do call ahead for directions...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hei1980
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Have visited several times with guests. It's well worth the visit. Stephanie and her team have a beautiful "zoo" and the place is immaculate. You will enjoy the variety of animals.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

We really enjoyed this outing as part of our visit to Chapala. Even in the midst of a thunderstorm (just had to wait it out), we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The horses and property were beautiful. And the scenery made the short drive worthwhile. Would...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daniel B
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We recommend Rancho San Francisco for anyone looking to enjoy a beautiful horseback ride solo or with family and friends. The grounds and horses are beautiful and Stephanie was very friendly and responsive. My husband and I are not the most experienced riders and Stephanie...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Katie H
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Was looking for a place to ride in Chapala. Came across this Beautiful ranch. I’m glad I did it was amazing. Beautiful ground, horses and the trail was amazing. I contacted Stephanie and set up all though email, though I talked to her on phone...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 74DennyR
Reviewed March 18, 2018

I communicated with Stephanie via email as to available times and days and she was very responsive. She asked if we needed someone to pick us up and we scheduled a time. The ranch is only ~15 minutes from Chapala. The ranch includes her beautiful...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MPujol
StephanieRevakDecker, Owner at Rancho San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

We are grateful that you have twice decided that our horses and trails are your preferred activity in Chapala, and that you returned with your visitors. Thanks, also, for thinking of how to arrange credit card payment with our Hotel Villa San Francisco. This secure...More

Reviewed March 3, 2018

What a great addition to our vacation! We had not planned on a visit to (or even knew about) the Ranch until we ran into another couple that raved about their experience. Stephanie was totally accommodating and a gracious hostess. She has beautiful horses on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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StephanieRevakDecker, Owner at Rancho San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

How nice to know that word-of-mouth has brought us unexpected clients! Glad we were able to find you an open day on short notice. Thanks for your vote of confidence and your appreciation. Be sure to visit again when you return!

Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful experience Stephanie Decker was outstanding as a trail guide and trainer her knowledge of the area and horses was amazing. It's been over 20 years since the last time I've ridden on a hourse and naturally I was a little worried but...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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StephanieRevakDecker, Owner at Rancho San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

WHOA! You write as fast as you ride! It was really fun to take someone out who was ready for anything, and we did a lot! You can't tell me you had more fun than I did. Please come back and we'll run for the...More

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April 6, 2017|
Response from Stephanie D | Property representative |
The standard ride is1.5 hours and costs 400 pesos per person.