Best ride of our lives! And the nicest folks you will ever meet.
Although they offer one-and-a-half hour and two-and-a-half-hour rides, we picked the half-day ride (four hours) and we are so thrilled we did. The trail wound us through thick forests, over bubbling creeks, up steep hills, down dusty paths and on the edge of fern-lined canyons that offered truly stunning views of waterfalls, shallow pools, mountain lion caves, striated rock formations, billowing clouds and coastline that will take your breath away.
Making the experience all the more entertaining was our authentic, witty, chaps-wearing, belt-buckling trail guide Randy, who regaled us with amazing tales of his life in the saddle, ranch history, rodeos and local critters. A real-life horse whisperer, his bond with his mount and gift for gab kept us engaged and laughing every second of the way.
The ride was quite well-paced and we stopped to rest the horses (and stretch our legs) just long enough to admire the beauty surrounding us and to replenish.
Everyone there is very accommodating, the country vibe is palpable and the rustic locale puts you in a wrangling sort of mood from the moment you arrive. We definitely plan to return for another ride with Randy. If you love horses and you love nature, you will get your money’s worth and then some on this five-star adventure. Giddy-up!!
Thanks so much for making our stay so relaxing, enjoyable, and perfect! Your comfortable accommodations, delicious food, and stunningly beautiful setting set the tone for a wonderful time. The horseback riding allowed us to venture into “nature,” while the in-room massage therapy provided the perfect “touch” to melt away any stress still hanging around.
The customer service was outstanding…You have a great place to hang out, get away, and really relax. We plan to be back as soon as we can!
We wanted to drop a line to you to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay. We took advantage of the excellent Girlfriend’s Getaway package and had a wonderful time! Every time we see each other now we talk about how we long to be back at the Circle Bar B!! The food was divine, the accomodations were absolutely perfect and the spa service in our cabin was heavenly. ( I am now addicted to facials…)
We tell everyone we see about our lovely trip; I am hoping to get my sister and her girls down here sometime and we can do it all over again!
Your staff is the best… thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality.
We just spent a few days at Circle B with our seven year old daughter and we’re already making plans to return. She’s the reason we chose the ranch, as she’s taking riding lessons and cannot get enough of horses. I knew it would be a great time for her but didn’t realize how much fun we’d have, too!
The place is very charming and comfortable, with fun amenities like a game room, pool, jacuzzi, and beautiful grounds. This is a family business and everyone we met was really friendly and helpful. If you like Bloody Mary’s, they make a great one, comparable to those at Bacara. Overall it was an awesome experience!!!
Thank you so much for a most enjoyable stay at the Circle Bar B. My wife and I were able to utilize almost every feature the ranch has to offer. Our Ranch Room accommodations were comfortable and well appointed with ranch related items that made you feel a lot further from home – in the early frontier west. While I went on the half day ride with ranch hand Joe, my wife took in a relaxing massage from Katy. We met in the early afternoon at the pool for a little spa soaking before dinner.
Circle Bar B is a great venue to hold a retreat or reunion. We celebrated our high school reunion there this past weekend and it was a blast. Many things to do like horseback riding. Food is good and plentiful. Really nice people there too. Thanks to Henry and Kathy for being such good hosts. We had a live band and we had the whole place to ourselves…
Fantastic rustic experience. Most accommodating and friendly staff (including the staff and guides for the trail rides!). Accommodations were great, we had a 2 level cabin with 2 bathrooms which gave us enough space and privacy from the kids. We took a drive every afternoon after our rides to visit Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez, which isn’t far.
Wanted to drop a quick line just to say thank you for such a great stay…the horses were great and our guide was exceptional. The food and service were outstanding and the ranch room was perfect, I can’t say enough about the staff and it was such a pleasure to meet and eat with all of the Brown family.