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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

#1 of 6 Sights & Landmarks in Goleta Features Animals
1800 Refugio Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-9761
+1 805-968-1113
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Great ride and view at top

A fantastic thing to do with a group of all ages. They will help the novices and have horses for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mission Viejo, California
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Amazing Trail Ride

It was our kids first tinge on horses and the staff was amazing with them. Gorgeous views. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Julie V
Stoney Creek
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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!
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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1800 Refugio Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-9761
+1 805-968-1113
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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
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
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our annual "get out of the dark rainy Oregon winter" was mostly dark and rainy. We cancelled our ride in L.A. Griffith Park but decided to go ahead and do our planned half-day ride here, first time at Circle Bar B. As we wound our...More

Thank geverts
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The ranch is very pretty. Particularly the lodge. The horseback riding was great. Overall however it was not worth the money we spent at all. The 2 bedroom cabin was $824 a night. We ended up having to bring my parents and were charged another...More

3  Thank DrPurple25
CircleBarB, Manager at Circle Bar B Guest Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

We are disappointed that your stay with us did not meet or exceed your expectations. However, we are glad that you were able to enjoy the beauty of our property, your horseback rides, and various other aspects of your vacation. When you arrived, you were...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My daughters, 15 and 10, and I really enjoyed the 1.5-hour ride. The horses were calm and sure-footed and our guide, Francis, shared lots of interesting info about the geography, wildlife and history of the area. The views are stunning, especially of the ocean. I...More

Thank mcglone1331
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Bart N
Reviewed 29 August 2016

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

Thank Likesitlux
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Gary H
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,...More

Thank MitsoukoRussie
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Paula P
19 June 2017|
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