My boyfriend and I spent 2 nights here the weekend after Memoral Day weekend. The place was gorgeous. We loved the views. The setting was immaculate - clean and well kept.
This place is family owned and operated. The staff was down to earth and super friendly. We got to have a couple of meals with Jim, the original owner (I believe his daughter, Kathy, owns it now). Jim is 81 and has many stories to tell.
Circle Bar B is an all-inclusive resort. You really never have to drive off the property. Meals and entertainment are found on the property. It was nice not to have to drive anywhere. The activities include horseback riding, swimming, hiking, a full bar, a library and a rec room with foosball, a ping pong table, pool table and tv. We spent many hours just sitting on our porch reading and just relaxing.
The meals were simple but really good. You have assigned seating in a large dining hall so you have to be prepared to strike up conversations with perfect strangers. Lunch is the exception where you pick up your bagged lunch and eat it at your leisure. There's coffee brewed in the kitchen at all times.
Our cabin was very comfortable. Great views of the ranch and the hills. We saw lots of birds, bird nests and butterflies. Our Creekside Cottage had a fireplace, a tv, separate living room and bedroom, king sized bed, mini-fridge, sink and coffee maker. There was no cell service or wifi in our cabin. I loved being off "the grid". Wifi is available in the main lodge if needed.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Circle Bar b Guest Ranch Hotel Goleta