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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

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Address: 1800 Refugio Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-9761
Phone Number: +1 805-968-1113
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Go horseback riding on some of the finest trails and horses in the Central...

Go horseback riding on some of the finest trails and horses in the Central Coast! We offer horseback year round, with rides ranging from 1 1/2 to 4 hours!

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howdy partner

circle bar b is only 25 minutes north of s.b. the staff is very friendly. the cabins are perfect for a couple or group get away. we live in s.b. and go there for the piece and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Bart N
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santa barbara, United States
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santa barbara, United States
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

circle bar b is only 25 minutes north of s.b. the staff is very friendly. the cabins are perfect for a couple or group get away. we live in s.b. and go there for the piece and quiet. love the bar area and the peaceful night skies

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

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

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 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 the post-fire terrain we thought it might not be as fun but Granny said she... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 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, and all I had to do was ride, unlike on a real ranch. (There's brushing,... More 

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Darlington, Wisconsin
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 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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Thank Mike O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 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 the same guide both days-Jimmy. He was great. We were on trails and the horses... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 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 I'm really itching to go back and stay. Thank you Jo and Bob or Bill... More 

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Rochester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 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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Goleta, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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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