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Rankin Ranch

Rankin Ranch
Located in Walker’s Basin in the heart of the Tehachapi Mountains. A working cattle ranch and operating guest ranch since 1965. We truly enjoy sharing our lifestyle with our guests.

About Rankin Ranch

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.

You will enjoy riding horseback through mountains and meadow cattle country, and sharing a way of life that continues the warm hospitality and exciting traditions of early California. Their wonderful supervised children’s program was featured in Sunset Magazine and Better Homes & Gardens Vacation Guide.

Property Information

Room Rates: 165-215 US Dollars
Suite Rates: 190-247 US Dollars
Number of rooms: 12
Number of suites: 2
Nearest Airport: Bakersfield, CA
Season: All year

Credit Cards accepted:
Most Credit Cards Accepted

Property Description

Property Location:

Rankin Ranch is deep in California's Tehachapi Mountains in the little mountain valley of Walker's Basin. It is only 2 1/2 hrs. north of Los Angeles and 1 hr. northeast of Bakersfield.

Kid Programs:

Their days are filled with arts and crafts, nature hikes, scavenger hunts, treasure hunts, talent shows, swim meets, and much, much more. Weekly boat races are a ranch favorite… children love building creative toy boats to be raced at the creek or spillway the following day.

Area Attractions:

Your ranch stay is all inclusive with a variety of activities for your family to enjoy. The main ranch activities are the horseback riding and children's program. Other ranch activities include swimming in the heated pool, shuffleboard, ping pong, hiking, and fishing (trout stocked pond). There is also a large recreation room with a pool table and games.

Each evening there is a planned activity to enjoy as a family. Everyone enjoys the square dancing and line dancing, playing bingo for "Rankin Bucks" to spend in the gift shop, and your children are the stars in the Talent Show. Another fun evening activity is the Horse Races, where your children are jockeys on stick horses and you bet on them with play money.

If you would like to venture out for the day or extend your stay in the surrounding area we are happy to provide suggestions.





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Contact Information


23500 Walker Basin Rd
PO Box 36
Caliente, California
Near Bakersfield
United States





General Manager:

Amanda Rankin Barrett



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