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Make Rankin Ranch Your Southwest Family Tradition!

Saddle up for a Southwest family tradition at Rankin Ranch! This working ranch has been welcoming cowboys and cowgirls of all ages for more than a hundred years. Gallop across the lush valleys and mountainous trails on a horseback riding adventure, hike or bike through the green meadows, and hook your share of rainbow trout on Lake Julia. Onsite fun is also at a premium, as you can make a splash at the outdoor heated pool, shoot some billiards in the game room, or serve up a game of volleyball. The little ranchers will love the children's program, which features hayrides, arts and crafts, and animal interaction at Sarah's farm. After a fun-filled day, return to your rustic yet refined cabin, which features breathtaking views of Walker's Basin and a soothing hot tub!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 14 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Caliente
  • Nearby Water Julia Lake
  • Open Dates Mar 2 to Sep 31


This all-inclusive ranch provides fun for all ages! Lodging, three full meals per day, horseback riding, and ranch activities are all included in the American Plan Rate. Enjoy a home-cooked meal in the Garden Room, which features fresh vegetables and quality-cut meats, before heading out on a horseback riding expedition!


The family fun never ends at this ranch! The children's program affords the kids with the opportunity to horseback ride, go on nature hikes, and participate in arts and crafts. The family can reconvene on a hay ride and at the weekly barbeque. Adults can visit with other guests at the evening patio party and then stargaze in the hot tub!


Rankin Ranch is the perfect location for small corporate retreats and conferences! The large reception room accommodates 20 to 30 people and offers a secluded location to take care of business. And, with gorgeous mountain scenery and a host of activities, business meets pleasure at this working ranch!


Rankin Ranch is the perfect place for a California reunion! Situated in central California, its location is a convenient commute for family members throughout the state. Whether you want to rent out just a couple cabins or all 14, the ranch is sure to provide enough space for your loved ones. And this all-inclusive getaway provides a slew of Southwest fun, making for a reunion to remember!


Nature is just outside your door at Rankin Ranch! Towering oaks and pines await just outside your cabin, while horseback rides through flatland and mountains showcase stunning scenery. If you'd prefer another mode of transportation, hike through the ruggedly beautiful mountains, the wildflower-dotted meadows, or along Walker's Basin Creek!


Avid anglers can head to Lake Julia for an exciting fishing session! Bring a pole and head down to this scenic lake for fantastic rainbow trout fishing. After a successful day on the lake, clean your fish and hand it over to the staff to fry up for any meal during your stay!


Can you imagine anything more romantic than falling asleep under the stars with your sweetheart in California? Imagine no more and book a romantic retreat to Rankin Ranch. This unique retreat will be something you never forget. Enjoy horseback riding or hiking together through the mountains. The best part? The meals are included so you wont have to worry about a thing.


The nearby Breckenridge Mountain and Piute Peak offer entertainment at a high elevation! Hike through these pine-lined mountain trails or trot along as you enjoy the breathtaking scenery on a horseback riding expedition. You're sure to encounter some friendly critters on your trek, as the ranch's cattle freely roam these mountains.


Lake Julia is just a short walk away and is teeming with aquatic adventures! Toss in a fishing line and reel in a bounty of rainbow trout, dive in for a swim, or explore the scenic shores in a row boat. There's no end to the water-fueled fun at Rankin Ranch!


A family-owned and operated ranch in its sixth generation, Rankin Ranch has been upholding a strong family tradition since 1863. A cattle ranch for more than a century and a guest ranch since 1965, Rankin Ranch is one of the oldest and largest family-owned ranches in California. Six generations of Rankins have lived and worked on this 31,000 acre cattle ranch. Experience deep rooted history and tradition during your adventure at Rankin Ranch!


After all of the wedding stress, head to California and treat yourself to an all-inclusive dude ranch retreat. Go horseback riding together or go for a row boat ride in Lake Julia. The stunning views and the unique set up will make this a honeymoon to remember. Say I do to Rankin Ranch in California for your honeymoon.

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Overnight accommodations at Rankin Ranch include seven duplex cabins, six regular cabins and one deluxe cabin. With all 14 units combined, Rankin Ranch can accommodate anywhere from 30 to 50 guests. The duplex cabins can be taken as a single room, or the two connecting rooms for larger families or parties. For more space and a little more comfort, families can opt for the "Chino" -- Rankin's deluxe cabin option.

Dude Ranch

Your inner cowboy will come out at this Southwest sanctuary! Explore the meadows and mountain trails on horseback or live the life of a ranch hand while helping out at Sarah's Farm. Bottle feed baby animals, toss hay to the lambs and goats, hold chickens, and feed leftover fruits and vegetables to the pigs!

  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Swimming Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Patio
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Hayride
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Shuffle Board
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Bird Watching
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Meeting Room(s)
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Nearest Airports

  • Meadows Field (BFL) / 28.4 miles
  • Palmdale Regional/USAF Plant 42 Airport (PMD) / 58.3 miles
  • Bob Hope Airport (BUR) / 82.3 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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