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      • Capacity 55
      • OpenApr-Oct - view details
      • Nightly rate $165-215 - view details
      • Ranch Type Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch
      • Great for Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, People of all ages
      • Lows
      • Rides last approximately one hour; however the trail rides are very scenic passing through our mountain and meadow cattle country and down Walker Basin Creek
      • Highs
      • A wonderful supervised children’s program - featured in Sunset Magazine and Better Homes & Gardens Vacation Guide.
      • Rankin Ranch has a very loyal following with guests coming back for generations upon generations
      • The "Sunrise Trail" ride winds up to the ridgeline on the western side of Walker Basin in time to see the sun rising over the Piute Mountains to the east. Seeing the sunrise from the back of a horse is amazing
      • Truly impeccable reviews
      • 2011 California's Best Getaway -; Chosen as one of the 21 Coolest Vacations in 2011, True West Magazine

Rankin Ranch, California, USA

  • 661-867-2511
  • P.O. Box 36, Caliente, California, USA, 93518


We’ve been a working cattle ranch for over a century, and have operated our 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 our 31,000 acre cattle ranch. We truly enjoy the opportunity to share our lifestyle with our guests. We hope you enjoy the following history of our ranch and local area.
The Rankin family is happy to welcome you for a great ranch vacation. Bill and Glenda, the 4th generation, are pleased to have their children and grandchildren working along side them to continue the family tradition started in 1863. Being a family run business, it is not uncommon to meet most of the Rankins during your stay. From Glenda’s welcoming spirit and love of sharing the family history to Bill’s vast knowledge of the farming and cattle industry to the grandkids’ welcoming smiles, the entire Rankin family is delighted to meet every guest and loves to share our way of life with you.

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