Western
Rancho Oso
 California

3750 Paradise Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Ranger Station: (805) 964-8985

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Bordered by the Los Padres National Forest and the Santa Ynez River, Rancho Oso features acres of beautiful scenery and endless opportunities for horseback riding, hiking, and seasonal fishing. Our dude ranch has cattle grazing in the fields and horses that are gentle enough for beginners. A unique cobblestone lodge with a huge fireplace brings the flavor or this western preserve alive. Come stay in a cabin resembling an Old West building or a covered wagon sitting underneath the stars. Spend the day relaxing at our pool and spa, take a short drive to the tourist mecca of Santa Barbara on the Pacific Coast, or head over to the unique town of Solvang.

Accommodations

Campsites: 108 full hookups, 25 water and power, 30 wooded tent sites, overflow sites, horse camping with pipe corrals (reservations required).

Rentals: 5 camping cabins, 10 covered wagons, 9 deluxe trailers, 4 garden homes, 4 park models, 3 30-feet. slide-outs, 4 Getaway cabins. Arrivals after midnight must park in the entry parking lot until 8 a.m.

Member Amenities

Adult center, basketball court, chapel, country store, dump station, family center, golf course (nine-hole), guided horseback rides, horse boarding, horse camping, horseback riding, horseshoe pits, laundry facilities, mini-golf, nature trails, pavilion, pingpong, playground, pool table, RV storage, satellite TV, spa, swimming pools, tennis courts, volleyball court, Wi-Fi access, food service meals Friday-Sunday.

Points of Interest

  • Los Padres National Forest and hiking trails, adjacent to preserve
  • Chumash Indian site, 12 miles
  • Cachuma Lake Wildlife boat tours, 10 miles
  • Painted Cave, 10 miles
  • Santa Barbara beaches, 20 miles
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 20 miles
  • Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum, 20 miles
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 23 miles
  • Solvang Danish community, 24 miles
  • Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, 24 miles
  • Santa Barbara Mission, “Queen of the Missions,” 24 miles
  • Santa Ynez Mission, Solvang, 24 miles
  • Santa Barbara Zoo, 25 miles
  • Hearst Castle, 125 miles

Directions

GPS Coordinates: N 34° 32' 24.94" W 119° 46' 57.18"; elevation is 1,137 feet

From Santa Barbara and points south: Take Hwy. 101 north to the Hwy. 154 exit. Follow the signs for Hwy. 154 and go 12 miles to Paradise Rd. (Look for the Santa Ynez Recreation Area sign just before the right turn onto Paradise Rd). Turn right on Paradise Rd. and drive 5.5 miles to the Rancho Oso entrance, on your right. (Note for RVs: Hwy. 154 winds uphill for 8 miles. There are passing lanes and turnouts. Paradise Rd. is one mile past the vista point and is an abrupt DOWNHILL right turn.) Please exercise caution on the narrow entry road.

From San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and points north on Hwy. 101: Take Hwy. 101 south to the Los Olivos/Hwy. 154 turnoff. Stay on Hwy. 154 to Paradise Rd., approximately 24 miles. Turn left onto Paradise Rd. (Look for the Santa Ynez Recreation Area sign just before the turn onto Paradise Road, about one mile past the golf course.) Travel 5.5 miles to the resort entrance. Please exercise caution on the narrow entry road.

From Buellton, Solvang and Santa Ynez: Take Hwy. 246 east to Hwy. 154. Turn left toward Santa Barbara and travel approximately 15 miles to Paradise Rd. (Look for the Santa Ynez Recreation Area sign just before the turn onto Paradise Rd., about one mile past the golf course.) Travel 5.5 miles to the resort entrance. Please exercise caution on the narrow entry road.