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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!

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Group at Rankin Ranch. 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!
Tractor ride at Rankin 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!
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Fishing at Rankin Ranch. Lake at Rankin Ranch. 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! Book your next vacation today.
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Lake at Rankin Ranch. Fishing at Rankin Ranch. 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! Start planning your trip today and book a stay at Rankin Ranch.
The historic Rankin Cemetery 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!
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Cabin interior at Rankin Ranch. Cabin exterior at Rankin Ranch. 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.
Horseback riding at Rankin 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!
Pool at Rankin Ranch. Take your next holiday vacation at a 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. Overnight accommodations at Rankin Ranch include seven duplex cabins, six regular cabins and one deluxe cabin.
Lodge interior at Rankin Ranch. 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.
Amenities
Open Dates
  • Mar 15 to Sep 29
Property Size
  • 14 units
Nearby City
  • Caliente
Nearby Water
  • Julia Lake
General
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wireless Internet
Food & Drink
  • Gourmet Dining
Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Patio
Activities
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bingo
  • Hayride
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Kid's Activities
  • Photography
  • Shuffle Board
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Bird Watching
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
Parking
  • Free Parking
Services
  • Babysitting/Daycare
Suitability
  • Children Welcome
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