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Ross Ranch

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Great experience; highlight of our trip!

We were drawn to the area by stories of Mendocino and quickly bored with the town; our Innkeeper... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Miami, Florida
One of our highlights of the Mendocino Coast!

Memorable experience of horse riding on a deserted beach as inexperienced riders. Tobi and Nancy... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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This 11 acre ranch rents out horses for beach and mountain trails.
Mendocino, CA
+1 707-877-1834
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were drawn to the area by stories of Mendocino and quickly bored with the town; our Innkeeper suggested Ross Ranch and it was their best advice! We really enjoyed the experience. The hosts fill you in on details up front, then as your date...More

Thank MAL1997
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Memorable experience of horse riding on a deserted beach as inexperienced riders. Tobi and Nancy were very attentive - sharing fun facts about horses and the local coast. The horses were gentle. The scenery was spectacular. My 13 year old daughter loved it. Highly recommended.

Thank Lapin1967
Reviewed 13 August 2018

My sister and I capped off a trip to the Redwoods with this 2-hour beach ride. My sister has ridden a few times but this was my first time ever on a horse so I was a little nervous, but they let me ride their...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 22 September 2017

My three sisters and I thoroughly enjoyed our horseback ride on the beach. We not only checked "horseback riding" off our bucket list but we also saw several whales during our ride. We were all beginners and a little nervous but Tobi was awesome and...More

Thank FayL168
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We were unable to make it to Ross Ranch on this trip but wanted to leave a review with praise and gratitude for Tobi, who was kind, informative, and prompt with emails. We hope to visit soon!

Thank BookReviewer1
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Tobi was super to work with. She contacted us ahead of time and when the weather looked like rain might come in she contacted us to see if we could reschedule. The morning of the ride she was checking the weather early and texted me...More

1  Thank LV2travelmore
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We met Tobi at Manchester Beach for an unforgettable and amazing horseback ride on the beach. Tobi was extremely helpful and a wonderful guide for the afternoon. This was my husband's first time ever on a horse and he felt very comfortable on Cowboy. I...More

1  Thank chalmershm
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Tobi led us in a small group to ride on the beach, and it was phenomenal. Easy to find the starting location by the side of Pacific Coast Highway, and plenty of easy parking along the road there. I had never ridden a horse on...More

2  Thank JanZlovestraveling
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We did a wonderful beach ride on a blustery, cold Saturday. The horses were solid, even tempered and bomb-proof. The waves were crashing high up on the beach with foam flying up and down the sand and our horses took it all in stride, making...More

Thank Annette K
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We were visiting the Northern California area and going to leave the next morning. My girlfriend had really wanted to go horseback riding but everything we found was 4-5 hrs away. She found an add for Ross Ranch, so I called, spoke with a very...More

1  Thank MichaelB12886
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Response from Annette K | Reviewed this property |
We did the beach ride for $60/person. Overall, we spent $138 including tip for the 2 of us. We booked our ride about 1 -2 months in advance but I think you could give shorter notice. Contact them directly and ask. We... More