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Trail ride at Rankin Ranch
Trail ride at Rankin Ranch
Sunset trail ride at Rankin Ranch

Rankin Ranch

Caliente, California

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Nearest Regional Airport

Bakersfield Municipal Airport, 50 miles

Nearest International Airport

Los Angeles International Airport, 135 miles


3500 Feet


March - September

Guest Capacity


Welcoming Visitors Since 1863

We have been a working cattle ranch for since 1863 and know you will enjoy our tasty Rankin Ranch beef during your stay. The guest ranch has been welcoming visitors from around the world for over 55 years. 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.

You start relaxing the minute you step out of the car…’ -George Westin Guests enjoy riding on horseback through mountain and meadow cattle country. Other ranch activities include swimming, hiking, fishing for Rainbow Trout in the ranch pond, a variety of games in the recreation room, a large outdoor lawn area with sports equipment available in the office, evening activities and more.

Three young kids on a horse at Rankin Ranch


  • Childrens Programs (2-5)
  • Childrens Programs (6-8)
  • Childrens Programs (9-12)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Petting Zoo


  • Beginner Rides
  • Trail Riding Ages 6+

Special Events

  • Adults Only Weeks
  • Family Reunions

Everybody loves our home-cooked meals, complete with fresh vegetables, top quality meats, and homemade bread and desserts. We’re asked often about vegetarian diets, each lunch and dinner has a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, pasta, and bread.

Meat on the grill at Rankin Ranch

Food Options

  • Ranch/Western

Lodging is provided in our comfortable mountain cabins which are surrounded by beautiful scenes of nature. They are all within a short walking distance from the main recreation area, but you can also drive right to your room.

  • Babysitting Services
  • Cabins
  • Game Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible



Check-in: 3:30 pm

Check-out: 1:00 pm

Length of Stay:

3 nights (March - September)

Cancellation Policy

Your deposit will be refunded if you cancel more than 45 days prior to your arrival date. With less notice, the balance for your stay is due unless we are able to resale your space. There is a $25 handling fee on all cancellations. Protect yourself from any stress by purchasing travel insurance here!


Rankin Ranch

Caliente, California

Nearest Regional Airport

Bakersfield Municipal Airport, 50 miles