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Maryland
Reviewed February 14, 2017

My sister and I stayed in the Sparrow Cottage in mid-February. The grounds are lovely and lush and we thought it looked like a tropical island. It's a bird-watchers' paradise. The main lodge is an amazing, funky space. The lodge staff and the ferrier were delightful people and so welcoming. Bring some carrots for the horses at the on-site equestrian...

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Reviewed February 2, 2017

We rented the Hummingbird (4-5 occupants). Was us couples and 2 kids. Brought-in our own microwave ready food but food can be ordered and delivered and have a garden (outdoor) meal like a picnic beside your cottage under big trees. It was a very different experience with our 6 and 12 year olds to be here. Family bonding time becomes...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Went on groupon deal, just to check out the place. The grounds in general are very nice, but maintenance was lacking. Very large hole right outside our cabin was under construction and sightly, and looked like it had been that for a while. Pool was not cleaned (all winter?), jacuzzi not kept hot (disappointed in the morning), outdoor shower not...

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los gatos, ca
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We chose to visit this place based on the good reviews on this site, however it was very disappointing. There's simply not much to do this time of the year, especially if you're not interested in horseback riding. The night guard told us the pool was closed due to a gas leak so no one was allowed in the pool...

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Reviewed January 2, 2017

The Ranch is in a very beautiful setting and once, when run by a proper management it probably was wonderful to stay there. Pros: Wonderful setting, beautiful area, close to Safari Park, nice gourds, horse stable is very nice and clean (the staff not so nice) Cons: We bought a Groupon for this place and every night we spent came...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed December 30, 2016

This is a great place to go if you want to be in nature, in a beautiful setting. There are really no amenities - simple rooms with microwaves and a common gathering space with a grill. the horses are amazing, and the trail ride was perfect for my friend and our daughters.

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Reviewed December 23, 2016

Once again, the perfect escape, must minutes from home. This time I opted for the Bluebird cottage. This sweet little cottage is more remote than the first time I was here, and the only sound I heard was the occasional horse neighing and the patter or the persistent rain on the roof. The young staff is friendly, helpful and eager...

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Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

SO Beautiful!!!! It's definitely the best and only part. Classic ranch settlement complete with horse back riding. The shower and sink water was horrifically smelly due to harmless sulfur though. Came out smelling like rotten eggs. Wasn't pleasant. The Breakfast was below par. Compared to its beauty, I Expected more from it. But they say a chef comes for larger...

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Santee, California
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were invited to a wedding at the San Diego Safari Park and wanted to find a place to stay nearby. The Ranch at Bandy Canyon is less than 10 minutes away from the park, just across the beautiful valley. We really enjoyed our stay at the ranch! We read up on it ahead of time and...

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Oceanside, California
Reviewed December 13, 2016

We found the rooms to be well decorated, AC and Heating, well-stocked and clean. The grounds include a large pool area with a BBQ grill, flat screen with cable or DVD's which makes a great place to cook your own meals. Activities include hiking, bike riding, horseback riding or just relaxing on a large 2 person hammock. Don't expect full-service,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Ranch at Bandy Canyon

Address: 16251 Bandy Canyon Rd, Escondido, CA 92025-2416
Location: United States > California > Escondido
Price Range: $120 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ranch at Bandy Canyon 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Try for one of the cottages on the outer periphery of the property for extra seclusion.”
 of 5 bubbles StrayPup, Feb 14, 2017 | Read review
“Hummingbird (cottage) is good for 4 heads + 1.”
 of 5 bubbles elizad557, Feb 2, 2017 | Read review
“Request a stand alone cottage further back on the property away from the main road.”
 of 5 bubbles 468evat, Dec 23, 2016 | Read review
“Modern and eclectic options. We chose something ADA accommodating and were well pleased.”
 of 5 bubbles 247marciaw, Nov 28, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in "nightingale" cottage”
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