We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort

Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Cancelon to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Management photos
Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 135: English reviews
Palmdale, California
Level Contributor
80 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice relaxing weekend. It's July so it's hot, but the two pools were very refreshing. The place is in need of a makeover but this is a rustic themed rv resort. Has rv spaces for rent, tent camping, cabin rentals, or bring your own horses and camp with them in a very nice shaded quiet area

Helpful?
Thank LA_Deputy
Minden, Nevada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very surprised about how far away from Santa Barbra this site was. The sites were very tight and on the side of a hill. However, the biggest complaint was due to storing a lot of horses near the camp sites there is an extreme amount of flies. So many you can spend no time outside the RV.

Helpful?
Thank langj56
EncoreThousandTrails, Guest Relations Manager at Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort, responded to this review

Dear langj56, Thank you for your review of Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort. We regret you did not enjoy your stay with us. We always strive to provide a great customer experience for our guests, so feedback like yours is appreciated. We apologize for any inconveniences during your stay. You can always address any concerns with our onsite team... More 

Riverside, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. All staff were very friendly and helpful. The camp was quiet and well-run with many activities planned and many amenities offered. Although we didn't get to join in on the activities, they certainly looked like a lot of fun. We really appreciated the meals that were offered and the convenience of the "country store." Kudos... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kayz1984
Bray, Ireland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived here on Friday 2nd of July, no reservation so a little unprepared for the long weekend. Nick at the front gate was particularly helpful, found us a cabin at a reasonable price. The cabin was very clean and comfortable, also had a gas bbq outside. Camp facilities included pool, hot tub and pickle ball courts. Would definitely return.

Helpful?
Thank Ken K
Temecula, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and peaceful ! The RV sites are ample and easily located. The kids enjoyed the swimming pools and miniature golf. Ranco Oso is ideal for those who want to get away to a relaxing campground with plenty to do.

Helpful?
Thank Kimberly B
San Marcos, California
Level Contributor
623 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road in and out of the park can be a little hairy if there is something coming the other direction. It has many turns and is very narrow. Once in the park, though it is a beautiful place. There is public horseback riding available and too pools. It can get very hot back in the canyon if they are... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank csarchibald
California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We just spent 5 nites at Rancho Oso RV (TT). They advertised WiFi free. They had HughesNet, and did not pay for enough data, so signal was worse than dial-up. Not usable. Had a cell repeater/booster in adult lodge that did good within 10 feet of booster. Worst tech experience ever!!!

Helpful?
Thank denjfast
EncoreThousandTrails, Guest Relations Manager at Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort, responded to this review

Dear denjfast, Thank you for your review of Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort. We regret our WiFi coverage and reception did not meet your expectations. We subscribe to the HughesNet WiFi package that gives us the most download they offer. We also purchase additional download time as needed. Our beautiful remote location limits WiFi service. Guests that have a... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Had a the greatest time. First time horseback riding for the kids. Spent the afternoon in the pool. Food food food. Walked around the grounds. Lots of other friendly campers too. But nothing compared to the service and helpfulness of the staff at Thousand Trails Rancho Oso. Particularly Len & Nick. Those gentlemen went above and beyond to make sure... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank RRR1212
Santa Clarita, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

It is approx. 40 min away from Santa Barbara, the narrow and cliff road into the park seems like its 2 miles long and barely any way to pass oncoming RV or autos, with limited pull outs. If two RV's came to meet on the road, there would be a BIG problem. They really need to add a guard station... More 

Helpful?
Thank mws20152016
EncoreThousandTrails, Guest Relations Manager at Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort, responded to this review

Dear mws20152016, Thank you for your review of Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort. We appreciate your feedback regarding the road leading into our park. Although it is narrow in spots, should two RV's come to meet on the road, it is possible to safely pass each other at a reduced speed. Much of the road is part of the... More 

Provo, Utah
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We had a small cabin reserved. It was perfect. It featured two bedrooms, one with a bunk bed and the other with a queen sized bed. There was a lovely eating area with a big screen TV. I needed to jump on the Internet and fortunately they had WiFi in the guest lodge. A beautiful, quiet and private location minutes... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steve A
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

101 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (76)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (13)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Other (50)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (25)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (4)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Other (13)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Santa Barbara
9.8 mi away
Harbor View Inn
Harbor View Inn
#12 of 52 in Santa Barbara
4.0 of 5 stars 1,141 reviews
7.8 mi away
Belmond El Encanto
Belmond El Encanto
#6 of 52 in Santa Barbara
4.5 of 5 stars 833 reviews
7.9 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
9.5 mi away
The Wayfarer
The Wayfarer
#8 of 52 in Santa Barbara
4.5 of 5 stars 235 reviews
15.3 mi away
El Capitan Canyon
El Capitan Canyon
#3 of 16 in Santa Barbara
4.0 of 5 stars 266 reviews
7.5 mi away
Autocamp Santa Barbara
Autocamp Santa Barbara
#4 of 16 in Santa Barbara
4.5 of 5 stars 54 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The spirit of the Old West abounds in this family-oriented rustic ranch setting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort

Address: 3750 Paradise Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9777
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $154 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 187
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity and Hotwire so you can book your Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Rancho Oso Hotel Santa Barbara
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay