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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch & Stables

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Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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We booked a 2 1/2 hour private ride over the phone the day before after seeing a flyer in our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Saint-Lo, France
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Amazing views, Awesome Cowboys

The Cowboys were authentic felt like being in the wild west! The view from look out point was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“get away”(9 reviews)
“great ride”(6 reviews)
We offer luxury cabins, rustic rooms, and horseback riding in a beautiful and scenic natural setting. The Circle Bar B Guest Ranch is tucked away at the base of the mountains in Santa Barbara county in a picturesque canyon only 3 miles away from the...more
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1800 Refugio Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-9761
+1 805-968-1113
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 7, 2014

My wife and I attended the Circle Bar B dinner and theatre and thoroughly enjoyed it. An incredible intimate 90 seat theatre with quality actors and a fantastic buffet dinner made for a really enjoyable night out. Highly recommended.

3  Thank dlb0758
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 11, 2008

A Wild West Cowboy party; that’s what my son Noah wanted for his 7th birthday party. He and his friend Emily, who share the same birthday, had wanted this since they were 4 years old! As 7 is the minimum age for trail riding at...More

6  Thank 4redscooters
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked a 2 1/2 hour private ride over the phone the day before after seeing a flyer in our hotel. Really really wished we had found this place before booking another hotel as we would have loved to stay here for a couple of...More

Thank I_Evers84
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cowboys were authentic felt like being in the wild west! The view from look out point was breathtaking!

Thank BettinaB269
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

My husband was an avid rider in his early adult years but has not been able to ride as much in the past 15 years so booking the this ride for all of us was a real treat for him. Back in the saddle was...More

Thank Mismel2kl
Reviewed August 8, 2018

My sisters and I stayed for the third time in eight years recently, and will return again sooner than later. Peaceful, friendly, and beautiful, this ranch has it all. Easy access to the local beach as well as wine-tasting, etc. Or, simply stay on the...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Went for a private party and stayed the night. Beautiful July weather. Danced outside until 10pm. Gentle breezes made for the perfect night. This establishment has been owned by the same family since it's beginning. Horseback riding, hiking, pool all on a beautiful property. They...More

Thank Patti G
Reviewed July 20, 2018

We recently stayed two nights at the Circle Bar B guest ranch. We had a fabulous time here. It was rustic but well maintained, my two girls loved the horses and horseback riding. The trails give you views of the ocean. The staff was fantastic...More

Thank Sean K
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Visiting the area and found a brochure at the local hotel for the Circle Bar B stables. Called and made a reservation for 4 teens to ride for 90 minutes. The kids loved the tour of the local mountains. The horses were well mannered. Very...More

Thank SDLakersFan
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing experience to ride with the lovely guide Kaly. Very knowledgable, Professional, caring and very much experienced. Generally they are very much organised, accurate and take care of all details and most important the gently way they take care of all horses -...More

Thank Laith A
Reviewed June 19, 2018

What an amazing place. First impression, you feel welcome by Tex. Then the tour, my daughter had a private tour, so beautiful og a very dedicated wrangler. Def not the last time to visit this awesome place. While I was waiting I went to the...More

Thank susannekofoed
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

We were delighted with our 4hr trek on Floyd and Cream Cheese when on holiday from Scotland. We didn’t catch the name of our guide but he was from Arkansas - top guy who was friendly and informative. The rest of the team were a...More

Thank greigb511
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September 26, 2017|
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Response from CircleBarB | Property representative |
Yes! You can reserve a ride if you are not staying on the property. We offer 1.5 hour rides, 2.5 hour rides, and half day (4 hour rides). We also offer sunrise and sunset rides and private rides. We can accommodate any skill... More
Paula P
June 18, 2017|
Response from CircleBarB | Property representative |
Hi Paula, Horseback riding starts at $65 per person for a 1-1/2 hour ride. To book, give us a call at (805) 968-3901 Best, Olivia