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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

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Address: 1800 Refugio Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-9761
Phone Number: 805-968-1113
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Go horseback riding on some of the finest trails and horses in the Central...

Go horseback riding on some of the finest trails and horses in the Central Coast! We offer horseback year round, with rides ranging from 1 1/2 to 4 hours!

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The stables and the ride were just fabulous

Four of us (two grandparents and one 12 year old and an 8 yr old) took a 1 1/2 ride. First, the staff is so cordial and accommodating. Great horses, very casual approach and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Gary H
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Cape May, New Jersey
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Cape May, New Jersey
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Four of us (two grandparents and one 12 year old and an 8 yr old) took a 1 1/2 ride. First, the staff is so cordial and accommodating. Great horses, very casual approach and they put our youngest at total ease. Between the drought and the post-fire terrain we thought it might not be as fun but Granny said she... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

I'm a novice and have only ridden my friend's horses in Santa Ynez; I'm kind of scared of horses I've never groomed or built a rapport with but the wranglers picked the right horse and helped me into the saddle. They did all the work, and all I had to do was ride, unlike on a real ranch. (There's brushing,... More 

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Darlington, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

It was a great experience from first contact by phone all the way through the ride. The views were amazing. Well worth the time and money.

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Thank Mike O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Make sure you opt for on of their shorter trips. My boyfriend and I couldn't walk after. But the guide was excellent and really knew his stuff. He actually studied horses in college and seemed like the real deal.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We signed up for the horse-lovers package, but were a little leery, not having been on horses in over 50 years. It e first ride was 1 1/2 hours and we felt pretty good afterwards. The next day we rode for 4 hours! We had the same guide both days-Jimmy. He was great. We were on trails and the horses... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

This place is amazing!! I only went for the horseback riding and that was fantastic! I ride often and have been on my different rides all across California this one truly stands out! The views, the service of the handlers, all we so remarkably amazing I'm really itching to go back and stay. Thank you Jo and Bob or Bill... More 

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Rochester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

It was just fabulous !!!!! From the horseback riding to relaxing in the hot tub . Weather you wanted to join people at the truly amazing bar or just relax by the fireplace in you cottage would highly recommend spending some quality time here !!!!

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Goleta, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Really a nice spot out in the country for a dinner under the stars and a simple but entertaining play!

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La Canada Flintridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a great getaway for everyone! We have celebrated our anniversary, birthdays, and New Year's Eve. In 2006 we had a one-week reunion for 45 members of our extended family here, and they arranged a wine presentation, martini tasting, musical group and birthday cakes for us. This is a wonderful family-run location to get away and relax, with hiking,... More 

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Clovis, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We had our Company Sales Meeting hosted here for 4 days and 3 evenings. The staff were absolutely fantastic! We had a few specific things we needed and they took care it, no problem!

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