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Tehachapi, California
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this great working cattle/guest ranch two times and every time leaving looking forward to our return. The Rankin Family pull out all the stops to show you a good time. Your day will start up in the historic ranch house with a different wonderful breakfast every day cooked for by Jose who has been there forever.... More 

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Bothwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience the Rankin's gave our family. Beautiful location, amazing food and scenery and some of the nicest people we have met. The kids had a wonderful time and were so well looked after, and we felt you all did such a good job of making us feel welcome and at home. Sarah, the food was great and... More 

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Cupertino, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful vacation to spend with family. It was the first time riding horses for most of our family (Kids age range was 12-22, 6 adults plus grandma- 15 in all). It was like Cowboy Camp for the whole family! The Rankins are genuinely wonderful people, and the staff was fantastic. It was a joy and a delight to... More 

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London
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this place from my kitchen table in London on a rainy day in January - I had no idea what to expect..... I stayed with my two kids, a boy aged 13 and a girl aged 10. The ranch is pleasingly remote and arrived at after a hair raising bendy, twisty drive that signals to the kids that... More 

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is a dated, yet clean resort that would be a lovely stay for families with kids 6-11. I think the rave reviews are about the tons of planned activities for the little ones and the sweet staff. The view is beautiful. However if you are looking for a riding vacation there are much better places. The rides are rather... More 

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your stay was not a five star experience. Our family strives to provide a wonderful ranch stay for all of our guests. During the summer months the ranch is a very family oriented destination with a variety of activities geared towards children and the horseback rides are just one hour long as advertised. During... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We have gone to the Ranch 4 years in a row. Never disappointed. The kids are always busy and having the time of their lives. If you are looking for a full family experience this is the place to have it. Can't wait to go back next year.

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

We always love having your family visit us and will look forward to 2017! More 

Naperville, Illinois
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I had the crazy idea of spending a weekend in a ranch during a business trip to SB, and this place is just a dream! The two sister managing the ranch are happy to join their guests for meals and rides. No internet, no TV, no cell phone.. the best way ever to spend 100% of your time with your... More 

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us while you were in California. We are glad that the ranch provided a peaceful getaway for you to relax and recharge. We will hope to see you again sometime in the future. More 

Los Angeles, California
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We went here for spring break and loved every minute of it. The Rankin family (its a pretty big family too) owns and runs this great ranch and do it so well you would think they only run the lodge full-time instead of ranching. From the moment we arrived until we left, we felt like we were with old friends.... More 

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

It was so wonderful to meet your family this spring and appreciate you sharing your adventure on Trip Advisor. We will look forward to your return for some more horseback riding, horseshoe throwing, and more! More 

Marina del Rey, California
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54 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

A few days and nights at Rankin ranch can change your life. Whether you go with your family and your friends are all alone as I do, you won't be the same when you leave. The family running this wonderful getaway reminds one of a time when family meant everything. The accommodations are quaint and comfortable. The food is good... More 

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your love for the ranch. I often think back on your first visit and our conversation about the importance of "living in the moment" while horseback riding through the beautiful hillsides. We are looking forward to seeing you again this spring. More 

Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

When you live in Australia and have ready access to farms, it would seem a strange decision to visit a place like Rankin Ranch when California has so much else to offer. But it was a nice distance between LA and Yosemite for us and the TripAdvisor ratings are stratospheric, so our family of four - two adults in their... More 

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the ranch and that both kids had a great time, even though your little one wasn't able to ride (riding starts at age 6). We hope to see you again on your next visit to California. More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Quarter Circle U Rankin Ranch is truly a well kept secret, located deep in California's Tehachapi Mountains. It has been a working cattle ranch since the days of the Civil War, and the Rankin family still raises White Face Hereford cattle just as their ancestors did over 150 years ago. Guests travel from across the United States and around the world visit this guest ranch. They enjoy the fact that it is a "real" working ranch, and are fascinated with its century old history. Many guests emphasize the importance of the "family" atmosphere; meeting and visiting with Rankin family members is routine as they all live right on the ranch...4Th, 5th and 6th generations. "Western hospitality" is part of your package! The favorite activity at the ranch has always been the horseback riding. We have both adult and children's rides (riding starts at age six) which explore our meadows, Walker's Basin Creek, and mountain ridges overlooking our beautiful little valley. The guided trail rides are about one hour long and all levels of riders are welcome. Parents and grandparents especially appreciate the supervised children's program for ages 4-11 during Spring Break and the summer months. They enjoy arts and crafts, hikes, and visits to the animal farm. Other ranch activities include swimming, hiking, fishing (trout stocked pond), shuffleboard, ping pong, recreation room and planned evening activities. Adventure West...Kidstuff says, "A full operation cattle ranch, Rankin offers a fun filled, down home kind of vacation, complete with tradition, history and diversions for both young and old." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rankin Ranch

Address: 23500 Walker Basin Rd, Caliente, CA 93518-2108
Location: United States > California > Caliente
Price Range: $80 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Rankin Ranch Hotel Caliente
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