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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

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1800 Refugio Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-9761
+1 805-968-1113
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Fun Afternoon Horseback Riding

We were staying in Santa Barbara and wanted to try horseback riding. My older teenage son and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lindy L
Chicago, Illinois
Wow! Great escape minutes from the city

Beautiful ranch in the woods. 58 horses with endless horse riding trails. Private cabins. Perfect... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Prasanna I
via mobile
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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 1 week ago

We were staying in Santa Barbara and wanted to try horseback riding. My older teenage son and husband have never been riding before. I called and signed up for the 11:30 tour and told them we would probably be there closer to noon. They were...More

Thank Lindy L
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful ranch in the woods. 58 horses with endless horse riding trails. Private cabins. Perfect couples (or family) weekend.

Thank Prasanna I
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Relaxed, great meals, wonderful bar and staff that really care about you.

Thank vernhall
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Me and my girls 13 and 9 - complete horse novices went on the 1 1/2 hour ride. I was a little nervous but our guide - Elric (not sure how it's spelt sorry) was excellent and checked regularly that we were ok. The horses...More

Thank ctilks
Reviewed 24 July 2017 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 14 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 13 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 10 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
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26 September 2017|
Response from debtaylor | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we didn't stay on the property either. They have quite a few horses and several different groups that can go out at a time. We had our own group and guide. Hope you try it.
Paula P
18 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