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Marina del Rey, California
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

A few days and nights at Rankin ranch can change your life. Whether you go with your family and your friends are all alone as I do, you won't be the same when you leave. The family running this wonderful getaway reminds one of a time when family meant everything. The accommodations are quaint and comfortable. The food is good...

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your love for the ranch. I often think back on your first visit and our conversation about the importance of "living in the moment" while horseback riding through the beautiful hillsides. We are looking forward to seeing you again this spring.

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 1 September 2015

When you live in Australia and have ready access to farms, it would seem a strange decision to visit a place like Rankin Ranch when California has so much else to offer. But it was a nice distance between LA and Yosemite for us and the TripAdvisor ratings are stratospheric, so our family of four - two adults in their...

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the ranch and that both kids had a great time, even though your little one wasn't able to ride (riding starts at age 6). We hope to see you again on your next visit to California.

Reviewed 24 August 2015

You want to check out of this crazy world and travel back in time to a simpler place--then go to Rankin Ranch. Family owned and run for 150 years. This was our second year and you don't realize until you leave how much you immediately want to go back. We have 3 kids and there is something for all. Great...

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy that your family has begun your Rankin Ranch tradition. We look forward to seeing you for years to come and will do our best to continue to provide a relaxing and wonderful ranch vacation for your family to enjoy.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We stayed at the ranch for 4 nights as part of a larger trip in California and had been looking for somewhere to stay between LA and Yosemite. It is not cheap but you need to look at what you get and to bear in mind that once you are there there are no other costs as you are in...

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Anaheim, California
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We have been coming to the Rankin Ranch for the last 6 years. We have two children ages 6 and 10. This is the one place that they keep asking to come back to. My 10 year old son loves dressing in his chaps and acting like a cowboy. My daughter loves milking the goats and spending time at Sarah's...

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Debra. It has been so fun to watch your kids grow over the years from their first horseback ride to this years' 4th of July Celebration. We will look forward to your return!

Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Found Rankin Ranch by chance and turned into the highlight of our holiday. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. Everyone gets together for drinks and meals and you find yourselves making great friends. The food is simple but brilliant and they only use beef from the ranch. The riding can be catered to your skill...

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Reviewed 11 June 2015

Love this place! It was almost impossible to say goodbye to my new friends at Rankin Ranch, all of the beautiful horses, Socks the cat, Rosie and Dixie the dog, and all of the animals at Sarah's farm with we went to feed every night. The hayride and horseshoes was again amazing like everything else was. Went two times and...

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to visit us again this summer. It was great to see you. Socks, Dixie, and Rosie will eagerly await your return!

Los Angeles
Reviewed 28 May 2015

There it is. Waker Basin. A dreamy meadow surrounded by hills. You don't have Internet or phones here. You smile and get to know the other guests. You ride the horses and eat the delicious food. Horseshoes and bingo are the order of the day. We had live music!! The owners of the working ranch join you throughou the weekend....

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to visit us again. We are glad that the ranch was just as wonderful as you had remembered and will look forward to your return.

Birmingham, England
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful 4 nights my family and I have just spent at the Rankin Ranch. I wasn't sure what to expect but we were welcomed on our arrival and the Rankin family continued to make us feel like blouse friends throughout our stay. We had horse rides everyday and the horses and views were exceptional. The room was big...

Thank crazycollie
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 22 April 2015

My daughter and I went to this beautiful guest ranch and had an awesome time. The Rankin family made us feel like we were part of the family. The setting was beautiful, the food was delicious , and they had all kinds of fun things for my daughter to do. I enjoyed everything about it... the peacefulness, sitting around the...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Quarter Circle U Rankin Ranch is truly a well kept secret, located deep in California's Tehachapi Mountains. It has been a working cattle ranch since the days of the Civil War, and the Rankin family still raises White Face Hereford cattle just as their ancestors did over 150 years ago. Guests travel from across the United States and around the world visit this guest ranch. They enjoy the fact that it is a "real" working ranch, and are fascinated with its century old history. Many guests emphasize the importance of the "family" atmosphere; meeting and visiting with Rankin family members is routine as they all live right on the ranch...4Th, 5th and 6th generations. "Western hospitality" is part of your package! The favorite activity at the ranch has always been the horseback riding. We have both adult and children's rides (riding starts at age six) which explore our meadows, Walker's Basin Creek, and mountain ridges overlooking our beautiful little valley. The guided trail rides are about one hour long and all levels of riders are welcome. Parents and grandparents especially appreciate the supervised children's program for ages 4-11 during Spring Break and the summer months. They enjoy arts and crafts, hikes, and visits to the animal farm. Other ranch activities include swimming, hiking, fishing (trout stocked pond), shuffleboard, ping pong, recreation room and planned evening activities. Adventure West...Kidstuff says, "A full operation cattle ranch, Rankin offers a fun filled, down home kind of vacation, complete with tradition, history and diversions for both young and old." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rankin Ranch

Address: 23500 Walkers Basin Road, Caliente, CA 93518
Region: United States > California > Caliente
Price Range: ₹ 5,186 - ₹ 15,882 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Rankin Ranch Hotel Caliente
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“Middle of the property was a perfect distance for walking to everything.”
mld40, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“This is a great guest ranch and you will have a wonderful time.”
MRCINC, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have good views and are well placed to appreciate the ranch”
GordyTPAdv, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All cabins are great, quiet and allow plenty of space to relax”
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“Any where on the ranch is great place to be!”
dbartoletti, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
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