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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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We love the settings and quietness of the surroundings. Every yearly visit gave us a true vacation enjoyment. Food is excellent and lots of it!!

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2015
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Manhattan Beach, California
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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

We love the settings and quietness of the surroundings. Every yearly visit gave us a true vacation enjoyment. Food is excellent and lots of it!!

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Agoura Hills, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Truly enjoyable! Friendly staff, loved it and we'll definitely be back Thank you for a great weekend!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Needed a break to get away and it did the trick. Kids couldn't determine whether Disney or Circle Bar B was better... Great family time. Staff really helped make the stay memorable.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

This place is an incredible getaway, but even better is the friendliness of the staff. They did everything they could, above and beyond, to meet all of our requests and to make our stay enjoyable. I loved this place and would highly recommend to anyone wanting a rustic getaway.

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Cerritos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Awesome place to visit! Great friendly staff, super cool cowboys. Beautiful trails and views on the horse ride. Unmatchable.

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Ojai, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

This is a lovely spot and the rooms are well-appointed. We were very comfortable and had that rare SoCal day where it was a little drizzly, so we were quite happy to sit on our porch and take it all in.the staff is very friendly and amenable.The only challenge here was the food, which for us was an important consideration... More 

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CircleBarB, Front Office Manager at Circle Bar B Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hi Barclay, Thank you so much for your review, we always want to hear about what guests enjoyed as well as what we need to work on! Although it may seem odd, we always have assigned seating in our dining area so that no groups get split up, and everyone can enjoy their dining experience. We try our very best... More 

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

I've stayed at Circle Bar B twice and each time it was amazing. Staff is always super friendly! Highly recommend it!

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Fullerton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Found this little bed and breakfast on trip advisor and fell in love with the peacefulness of the cabins, the surrounding and the people there. Cozy breakfast and dinner sitting next to strangers yet felt warm and welcomed. Bring your hiking shoes, cowboy boots for the horse riding or a book because there is no wi-fi except in the office.

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Chino
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

This was a 3 generations trip with my mother and daughter. We had a wonderful time. Staff was friendly and the food was great

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Hawthorne, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

I just got married here a couple weeks ago and I have only the best things to say about Circle Bar B. This family owned treasure hidden in the hills above Santa Barbara is a stunningly beautiful location with gorgeous accommodations. Kathy and Henry and their staff are all incredible. We rented out the entire place for our wedding and... More 

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