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Lake Forest, CA
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to "unplug". The Brown family and their staff overflow with hospitality. The cowboys are entertaining as well as skilled wranglers. We enjoyed it as a couple's getaway, but this would be great for family reunions or special event.

Thank BWhiteman
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a wedding at this guest ranch, it was wonderful. We were there from Thursday to Sunday. The breakfasts were great and food was plentiful with lots of choices. Lots of fruit and fresh California orange juice. Lunches were sandwiches that were stuffed full of cheese and meat with chips fruit and water. Tea, coffee all day long. Our dinners... More 

Thank N E
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely venue for my daughter's wedding! Our family arrived 3 days before the wedding and stayed in the cabins on the property. Beautiful surroundings, hiking, horseback riding, swimming and plenty of seating areas inside and out for visiting with friends and family. Beautiful lodge with lots of history. The staff at Circle Bar B was top notch and were able... More 

Thank Melanie S
Fair Oaks, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Our son and his wife selected Circle Bar B for their wedding. It couldn't have been better. It's an awesome setting - very secluded with tons of character. The food was great and everyone on their staff was incredible. I don't usually gush like this but we had a really great time. We would happily return for a future visit.

Thank rjbouch
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173 reviews
103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We love this place and the folks who are here. We were so lucky to be able to return and really enjoyed the peace and quiet. Our accommodation was great and the riding just as good. They have good horses and good wranglers, the riding is really excellent. Feel that I have said all there is to say really. Thank... More 

Thank Peripatetic2
Simi Valley, California
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284 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I attended a wedding this past weekend at Circle Bar B Guest Ranch & what a beautiful place it is! The place is beautiful & very well taken care of & the nicest people that own & run the ranch. The area where the wedding was held was under some oak trees & the main ranch house has a bar... More 

Thank JstLv2Crz
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I can honestly say that our 4 day stay at Circle Bar B ranch was one of our best vacations. The setting is purely serene. The food was outstanding. The hospitality was top notch. The horses were exceptional. Will be coming back as long as we are able.

Thank jcox439144
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We just stayed at the Circle B for 2 nights and wish we had stayed longer. Cathy, Martin and their Happy Gang made us feel so welcome we didn't want to leave. The Cottages are gorgeous and real log cabin style with working fire places that you can build yourself and chillax after dinner. The Ventis brothers, Jose and Rigo... More 

Thank Gary M
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We did the Circle Bar B horseback riding tour and really enjoyed it. It's about 2 hours and we were able to book last minute. The location is back in the hills, very beautiful but unfortunately there was just a fire in that area so it looks like you are on Mars. We rode to the top of the mountain... More 

Thank Sara D
Laguna Beach, California
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137 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We were looking for a place along the coast north of Santa Barbara (we met at UCSB) to celebrate an anniversary. Preferably, laid back but with interesting things to do. Luckily for us, we stumbled on the Ranch via Tripadvisor. Our room (#2) is roomy, has a comfortable king bed, both a sofa and easy chairs, a wet bar and... More 

Thank Jane H

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax, recharge, and unwind at the Circle Bar B Guest Ranch! We are an 18 room and cabin guest ranch located on 1100 acres of breathtaking coastal, mountain property just 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara, California. All of your meals are included in your rate, and our chef is fantastic! Circle Bar B Guest Ranch is the perfect location for your dream wedding, a relaxing vacation, or your next special event. Overnight guests have access to our pool/Jacuzzi, game room (ping-pong, Foosball, billiards), TV lounge, horseshoe pits, scenic hiking trails, and main lodge with full bar, free Wi-Fi, and library. Additions to your stay can include horseback riding, weekend seasonal dinner theatre, and mobile in-room spa services. Horseback riding and dinner theatre are open to the public. Mosey on up and we look forward to meeting you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

Address: 1800 Refugio Canyon Road, Goleta, CA 93117
Region: United States > California > Goleta
Price Range: ₹ 16,773 - ₹ 51,411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Each different, impossible to say what suits other people.”
 of 5 bubbles Peripatetic2, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No bad room on the entire property.”
 of 5 bubbles jcox439144, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Corner rooms in the main building have more light and ventilation.”
 of 5 bubbles W7703HQjaneh, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem to be in an excellent location.”
 of 5 bubbles supra221, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“Back to nature is the service, all rooms have nature at the front door.”
 of 5 bubbles Pacbreeze, 22 May 2016 | Read review
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