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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Having vacationed at Rankin as a child, it was always that 'little slice of heaven' that I couldn't wait to come back. The Rankin Family never falls short of going out of their way. From the kids and adult activities, the people you meet , the care and attention to detail...their aren't words to describe what make this place so...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 18 December 2014

It is kinda hard to explain just how amazing my visit to Rankin Ranch was, but it was exactly what I needed. I suppose with most holels, you think about how nice the rooms are and how great the pools and amenities are, etc. In the case of Rankin, you really think about how great the experience is, how great...

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

We are so happy that you have fond memories of your time at the ranch and hope you will come visit us again in 2015. We are sorry that you had trouble finding the ranch during your first visit, but now that you have been to the ranch the drive should be a piece of cake. Best wishes for a...

Reviewed 7 November 2014 via mobile

I was a little dubious about this place as we climbed the mountain road but I soon fell in love with it! It's in the middle of nowhere with no phone signal and no TV which in hindsight, made it all the better. The family are lovely, as are the staff and horses. You will never go hungry! The first...

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

It was so great to meet you and your parents Lyndsay. We are glad that you enjoyed the sunrise ride despite those pesky clouds that blocked the sun as it came over the mountains. It is a beautiful view of Walker Basin from the ridgeline no matter the time of day!

Dumfries, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2014

From the minute we arrived we were made very welcome at Rankin Ranch. Our cabins were spotless, secluded and very quiet. The food at the ranch is plentiful, very tasty and varied. The Rankin family and all the staff were wonderful. The horses are very patient and the ride outs are varied and the scenery is great. The family and...

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Reviewed 13 September 2014

We organized our college reunion here just last weekend. Without doubt, everyone in our team would describe it as a memorable experience. The setting is great. Rooms are rustic as you would expect. Great pool area, nice rec room. More importantly, awesome customer service. We have left with memories to last a long long time. Thank you Rankins.

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our ranch for your college reunion. It was incredible that you were able to get a group of 20 people (from across the country and overseas) together after 30 years. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time together and created new memories to carry you through until your next gathering. Best wishes!

Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 4 September 2014

This was our third summer trip to the ranch, and it was a wonderful experience for our family. Our 11 year old and 8 year old look forward to this every year literally cried the night we got home because they love their time there. Riding horses, playing in the creek, arts & crafts, square dancing, bingo, it is all...

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

We always enjoy having your group of families stay at the ranch. It makes us smile knowing that your children are creating memories with their friends that will last a lifetime. Each year we review our menu, but it is so hard to make changes as every dish is someone's favorite. If your schedule ever allows, you will have to...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2014

We spent 2 nights on the ranch during our three week trip on the west coast, I only wish we could've stayed longer. All the family and workers are very welcoming, very friendly and helpful. From listening to the stories from Bill or the 4 crazy ladies that were there at the same time, the great facilities, the well organised...

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for including us in your trip to California! We know you were excited for an authentic ranch experience and are happy that you enjoyed your time riding, feeding the animals, and relaxing on the ranch. We would love to see you again if you make your way back to the West Coast.

Reviewed 27 August 2014

We loved the experience. You guys took very good care of us and surprised Audrey with a birthday cake. Your family, the Rankin family, was so personable. I really enjoyed having lunch with Mr. & Mrs. Rankin and how they joined all of their guest at meal time. To know everyone on a first name basis made it that much...

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

It was great to see Don again after all these years and to meet the rest of the family. We will look forward to seeing you again next spring. Say a little prayer for a wet winter, so we have beautiful green hillsides and wildflowers for your visit.

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We spent 5 days and 4 nights, riding twice a day. My husband had been coming here for 22 years and we went as a second honeymoon. The staff- Sarah and Amanda were wonderful, they took care of us and went out if their way tho make us feel welcome. We went out and ride and Fernando and Kelli were...

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RankinRanch, Owner at Rankin Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words Michelle. After knowing Lars and his parents all these years it was such a pleasure to meet you. We will look forward to your return. Best wishes for a great first year in Texas!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Fantastic family run ranch - great kids activities, riding for all levels and a relaxing place at the end of our trip. Food excellent and atmosphere incredibly welcoming. Evening activities great fun for all my family.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
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: ₹ 5,211 - ₹ 15,959 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles mld40, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“This is a great guest ranch and you will have a wonderful time.”
 of 5 bubbles MRCINC, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have good views and are well placed to appreciate the ranch”
 of 5 bubbles GordyTPAdv, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All cabins are great, quiet and allow plenty of space to relax”
 of 5 bubbles 391elisabettaf, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“Any where on the ranch is great place to be!”
 of 5 bubbles dbartoletti, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
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