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Dude Ranch near Bay Area

Bedrooms 9
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Group rentals, travel to the country with friends and family

You aren't just renting a house, you're booking an authentic country getaway. The Bar SZ Ranch is a genuine working family ranch. A few days here will immerse you in a lifestyle that we love to share with others. Enjoy horseback riding, roping, hayrides, skeet and trap shooting, archery, seasonal creek walking, and hiking. And when the sun goes down, relax as a rancher would with a BBQ, bonfire, and epic star gazing.

The Bar SZ Ranch is a 660 acre working ranch with three houses, sleeping 35 guests in beds and even more camping. Plan a wedding, family reunion, equestrian event, or corporate retreat. Pricing varies depending on the event you are planning, please inquire for more information.

If you don't want to rent the whole ranch we also rent each house individually. Feel free to search our company name, Bar SZ Ranch. Most of our homes fit 8-10 people and you still get the full country living experience.

More Details

Property Manager
Rebekah Paullus
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2017

About Rebekah Paullus

This ranch is extremely unique as it is located on a very historic property in the heart of San Benito County. It is known around the world as the Legendary Doc Bar Ranch, which was home to the famous cow horse Doc Bar.

There is an art studio which once belonged to the world famous painter Thomas Kinkade and sits upon a beautiful and quiet hill that overlooks the valleys and mountains of the ranch. Picture windows allow for breathtaking views across the entire house. It is a truly amazing place to get away, relax, and rejuvenate.

The grounds are home to thousands of native birds and animals. We are just 10 minutes from the Pinnacles National Park which offers hiking, rock climbing, and outdoor educational classes. The ranch is located 40 minutes from a town with shopping and restaurants.

Rebekah Paullus purchased this house in 2014

Why Rebekah Paullus chose California

It does a body good to get out in the country, take a deep breath, and relax. There is no traffic, noise, or people, just quiet country living that will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.

What makes this house unique

Unique Country Experience


Nearest Airport
90 Miles
San Jose International

We have a full list of local attractions, just google Bar SZ Ranch and scroll all the way to the bottom.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Paicines in San Benito County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 35
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • All 3 houses have standard restrooms, the 2 horse glamping stalls do not have a restroom, and there is one outdoor flushing toilet by the horse barn.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • There are 3 houses plus 2 glamping horse stalls. Each house has 3 bedrooms and each horse stall is one bedroom. There are 4 king beds, 4 queen beds, and 17 twin beds.
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • Rock Climbing


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Dude Ranch near Bay Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great place, even greater people, Highly recommend, You will love it.

  • 5 of 5

Our church group of 40 people, including pre-schoold and Sunday school kids, youth groups, and adults, stayed at this wonderful ranch for 3 days in late December. This has been by far the best church retreat we went together. We've been to Tahoe, Bodega Bay, Santa Cruz, Yosemite, etc. and this stands out the best. Great location (even the drive route to the ranch is beautiful), wonderful houses, fun things to do for all ages (horseback riding, hiking, nightly campfire, skeet shooting among those), and most importantly GREAT PEOPLE. Tim and Michelle and their 3 young children are people you'd remember for a long time. Their kindness, down-to-earth friendly although yet they are some of the most outstanding human beings you'd meet in your life. If you aren't aware of Tim's wonderful journey yet, check it out you tube for '63 marathons in 63 days' . We will definitely go back hopefully as a whole church group again or smaller family group or just my family.

Thank you so much the Borlands ~

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Paicines, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £377.45
Cleaning Fee £528.43
Pet Fee £75.49

The price of renting out the entire ranch includes the first 26 guests, each guest thereafter is $50/night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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