Rancho Oso Guest Ranch & Stables (Thousand Trails)

Santa Barbara, CA

Website: https://www.rvonthego.com/california/rancho-oso-rv-camping-resort/

Overview: This is a very nice RV park nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley. The Santa Ynez River borders the property, however due to the drought conditions it was dry when we visited. It is about a 25-minute drive to downtown Santa Barbara or to the Danish town of Solvang. It is set in a beautiful location but is very remote. The park is surrounded by national forest land so there are abundant hiking opportunities.

Campsites: Full hook-up sites are fairly level gravel pads with 30 Amp, water, and sewer. Most are back-in sites. Each site has a picnic table and several have charcoal grills (no wood burning allowed at campsites but there are 2 public fire pits if you have a wood burning permit). Partial hook-ups (30 Amp, water) are dirt and very unleveled, further the road to this area is VERY rutted! All RV sites are closely spaced with minimal privacy. Some sites have shade trees. All full hook-up sites have beautiful mountain views.

Amenities: Heated swimming pool and non-heated swimming pool, adult only hot tub, adult lodge, family lodge, daily activities at the lodges, chapel, laundry facilities, nature trails, horseshoe pits, playground, miniature golf, tennis court, basketball court, country store, cabin rental, tipi rental, covered wagon rental, safari tents, RV storage, horseback riding, and farm animals. There are also horse pens and boarding areas available for campers.

Pet friendly: Yes, but there is no off leash area.

Internet:  Public Wi-Fi available at the adult lodge, fair Verizon signals and poor AT&T signal

Price:  non-member $50-61/ night RV site

Rating: 4/5

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