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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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Excellent riding excursion

Great set up, beautiful ranch, great guide, stunning views, super unique experience. All standards... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
Likesitlux
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London, United Kingdom
The stables and the ride were just fabulous

Four of us (two grandparents and one 12 year old and an 8 yr old) took a 1 1/2 ride. First, the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
Gary H
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Cape May, New Jersey
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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...more
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1800 Refugio Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-9761
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+1 805-968-1113
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

Great set up, beautiful ranch, great guide, stunning views, super unique experience. All standards catered for.

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Reviewed August 18, 2016

Four of us (two grandparents and one 12 year old and an 8 yr old) took a 1 1/2 ride. First, the staff is so cordial and accommodating. Great horses, very casual approach and they put our youngest at total ease. Between the drought and...More

Thank Gary H
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Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

I'm a novice and have only ridden my friend's horses in Santa Ynez; I'm kind of scared of horses I've never groomed or built a rapport with but the wranglers picked the right horse and helped me into the saddle. They did all the work,...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

It was a great experience from first contact by phone all the way through the ride. The views were amazing. Well worth the time and money.

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Reviewed February 22, 2016

Make sure you opt for on of their shorter trips. My boyfriend and I couldn't walk after. But the guide was excellent and really knew his stuff. He actually studied horses in college and seemed like the real deal.

Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed February 16, 2016

We signed up for the horse-lovers package, but were a little leery, not having been on horses in over 50 years. It e first ride was 1 1/2 hours and we felt pretty good afterwards. The next day we rode for 4 hours! We had...More

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Reviewed February 2, 2016

This place is amazing!! I only went for the horseback riding and that was fantastic! I ride often and have been on my different rides all across California this one truly stands out! The views, the service of the handlers, all we so remarkably amazing...More

Thank nhouse
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Reviewed November 11, 2015

It was just fabulous !!!!! From the horseback riding to relaxing in the hot tub . Weather you wanted to join people at the truly amazing bar or just relax by the fireplace in you cottage would highly recommend spending some quality time here !!!!

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Reviewed October 18, 2015

Really a nice spot out in the country for a dinner under the stars and a simple but entertaining play!

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Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a great getaway for everyone! We have celebrated our anniversary, birthdays, and New Year's Eve. In 2006 we had a one-week reunion for 45 members of our extended family here, and they arranged a wine presentation, martini tasting, musical group and birthday cakes...More

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travelb4891
September 26, 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
June 18, 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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