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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch & Stables

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1800 Refugio Rd, Goleta, CA 93117
+1 805-968-1113
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Birthday surprise to the Ranch

We were greeted by true cowboys named Robby and Jack. Super friendly and informative. The feeling... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chavman34
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colorado
Great Experience for first time riders!

My husband, kids and I had never been horseback riding before and were up for the experience. My... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Julie N
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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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 beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Join us for horseback riding on some of the finest trails and horses in the Central Coast with mountain, creek, canyon, and ocean views! We offer horseback riding year round, with rides ranging from 1.5 to 4 hours! Our amenities and activities include a full bar, outdoor pool and hot tub, library, horseback riding tours, hiking trails, game room, spa services, horseshoe pit, conference rooms and more. The Circle Bar B Guest ranch is a family business that was established in 1939. We invite you to join the history of our ranch, and we would love for you to visit us and experience an unforgettable ranch vacation with your family and friends!
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1800 Refugio Rd, Goleta, CA 93117
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted by true cowboys named Robby and Jack. Super friendly and informative. The feeling of the ranch of course is rustic, clean and peaceful. We went to go horseback riding and were introduced to Tater n Tot, the horses we rode. They were...More

Thank chavman34
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

My husband, kids and I had never been horseback riding before and were up for the experience. My daughter found the ranch online and it looked like a lot of fun. We all could not have been happier with the experience! Cody was our guide...More

1  Thank Julie N
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Without a doubt, this is a place I will now visit frequently! Everyone who lives and works at the Circle Bar B are family! Rooms are really comfortable & the food is out of this world ~ a wonderful escape!

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We were staying in Santa Barbara and wanted to try horseback riding. My older teenage son and husband have never been riding before. I called and signed up for the 11:30 tour and told them we would probably be there closer to noon. They were...More

2  Thank Lindy L
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful ranch in the woods. 58 horses with endless horse riding trails. Private cabins. Perfect couples (or family) weekend.

1  Thank Prasanna I
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Relaxed, great meals, wonderful bar and staff that really care about you.

1  Thank vernhall
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Me and my girls 13 and 9 - complete horse novices went on the 1 1/2 hour ride. I was a little nervous but our guide - Elric (not sure how it's spelt sorry) was excellent and checked regularly that we were ok. The horses...More

Thank ctilks
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

A fantastic thing to do with a group of all ages. They will help the novices and have horses for the more experienced riders. They were able to have this group of five saddled up and riding to the top of the mountain for a...More

Thank debtaylor
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

It was our kids first tinge on horses and the staff was amazing with them. Gorgeous views. Lovely stables. Excellent guides.

Thank Julie V
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing time. My husband and I wanted a getaway somewhere quiet and relaxing. Circle Bar B perfectly fit our needs. First and foremost, the staff is EXCELLENT. Honestly, by far the most genuine people who go out of their way for you. From the bar...More

Thank rachel_dan
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travelb4891
27 September 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
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Paula P
19 June 2017|
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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
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