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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch & Stables

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1800 Refugio Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-9761
+1 805-968-1113
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Amazing

Went there for the short ride today. The nature is amazing and staff also. The guide was very nice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LindaSWE83
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Sweden
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Awesome place for a wedding!

Just attended my nieces 2 1/2 day wedding here and we had 60 people staying here in the cabins... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Beth J
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Agoura Hills, California, Usa
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“hour ride” (11 reviews)
“great ride” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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1800 Refugio Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-9761
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+1 805-968-1113
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"horseback riding"
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"hour ride"
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"great ride"
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"get away"
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"santa barbara"
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"fun afternoon"
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"great escape"
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"main building"
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"took pictures"
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"ping pong"
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"view of the ocean"
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"scenic ride"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went there for the short ride today. The nature is amazing and staff also. The guide was very nice and I had a really good time. Hope I will have the opportunity to come back for a longer ride sometime! //Linda from Sweden

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just attended my nieces 2 1/2 day wedding here and we had 60 people staying here in the cabins. What a fabulous place! From the the horseback riding, the great pool area, the excellent service of all the staff and the magnificent beautiful surroundings. This...More

Thank Beth J
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful mountain ride with Elrich our guide. Would highly recommend this ranch. Friendly, helpful. ... proper cowboys! Would go back every week if we didn't live so far away

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place does horseback riding right. The ranch is well-maintained and the employees are very friendly. We had Jimmy as our tour guide and he was fantastic. When you make reservations, make sure to ask for Jimmy. I highly recommend for anyone who enjoys horseback...More

Thank Brent O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I rode at the Circle Bar B on 03-22-18. Our horses were well chosen for our respective abilities and riding experience. Our guide was fantastic. The scenery was beautiful, especially the view of the ocean over the tops of the mountains once...More

Thank penelopi
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 8 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 21 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!

1  Thank dramirez457
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Reviewed 5 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 22 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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travelb4891
26 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
18 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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