Rankin Ranch Caliente, California  Dude Ranch
Caliente, California Dude Ranch

This historic California cattle and guest ranch has been family owned and operated for over 150 years. Enjoy lodging in comfortable mountain cabins, three home cooked meals each day, horseback riding, supervised children's activities, and more.

5/5 Stars -- 5 Reviews
From $195 / night

Active Adventure

The Quarter Circle U Rankin Ranch is truly a well kept secret, located deep in the 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 150 years ago. Guests travel from across the United States and Europe to 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.
Parents and grandparents especially appreciate the supervised children’s program for ages 4-11 during our regular season. 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.”

Home Away from Home

Typical Day

7:30-9:00 Breakfast is served
Morning Ride as Posted
9:30-12:30 Children’s Activities throughout the morning
12:30 Lunch on the terrace
Afternoon Rides as Posted
1:30-3:30 Children’s Activities throughout the afternoon
5:30 Adult Patio Party/Children’s Activities in the lounge
6:30 Dinner in the Garden Room
After dinner the children go to feed the animals (Adults are welcome to join in.)
8:00 Evening Activity

Quality Family Time

Map & Directions

23500 Walker Basin Road, Caliente, California 93518

Points of Interest
Rankin Ranch
23500 Walker Basin Road, Caliente, California

Rates & Availability

All Inclusive Rates…lodging, meals, horseback riding (age 6+), children's program (ages 4-11), evening activities and all ranch activities from arrival to departure. Adult rates $185-$280 per night. Child rates $0-$215 per night.

*Please contact advertiser for rates & availability for your travel dates.

Starting at:
USD $195 per night
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