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Rankin Ranch

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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."
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Meadows Field28 mi
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Spent 5 days here in June 2018 and will book again for 2019. Great place for a family vacation especially with kids 8 to 14 something to keep them busy all the time and they have a kids program to give you some free time to relax. The rooms are updated rustic ranch bungalows
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Response from RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch
Responded 2 weeks ago
It was so great to have you stay with us Christena and we look forward to seeing you in 2019. Please let us know in the office if you need some ice to keep your drinks/snacks cold. We are happy to send a bag or ice bucket with you when you head back to your cabin.
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I can't say enough great things about this family owned ranch. You are not a number, or just a guest at this place, you actually are treated like family. They will bend over backwards to help you out. The cabin we had was awesome! It was big enough to live in with a living room
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We just had a girls weekend at Rankin Ranch. It was wonderful! The property is just beautiful. Everyone was so friendly> Shelby, Sarah ,Amanda, Brian and Clint were so great. Made sure you felt safe riding the horses, playing Bunco, feeding the animals. The food was amazing. We
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I recently hosted a work retreat at Rankin Ranch and it was such an unforgettable experience. There are so many reasons to visit Rankin Ranch! Beautiful scenery... To think LA is 100 miles away is unbelievable! You feel like you are in a different world, it’s so peaceful and
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Our extended family, ages 6 to 80 years, enjoyed a wonderful, thoroughly relaxing weekend at Rankin Ranch in June/July 2018. Every family member participated in horseback riding, and nearly everyone also took part in square dancing and bingo. We also enjoyed swimming, hiking,
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Lodging in comfortable mountain cabins.
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Great views during our rides.
Great views during our rides.
Great views during our rides.
We would be happy to have you and your daughters stay with us. We often have single parents that bring their children to the ranch and have a great time because of the quaint atmosphere. Guests enjoy getting to know each other at meals, while horseback riding, at the social hour before dinner, and during the fun evening activities. We usually have 35-45 guests each night during the summer and it is a very quaint and comfortable environment. Please let us know if you have any other questions. - Amanda Rankin Barrett, 5th Generation Ranch Owner
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"Many (if not all) have the ability to connect to another similar room. My son and wife connected with their 3 young children. Easy"
"Deluxe Rooms Have A Great View And Accommodate Larger Groups"
"The cabins are built up a hill. Let the Rankins know what your needs/limitations are and they will find a cabin that suits you best."
"Recommend communicating with the Ranch, so that you know what activities will be available, what the best times to go for what you want."
"Middle of the property was a perfect distance for walking to everything."
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