Have you heard about this Santa Barbara campground? Nestled in the beautiful California hills just 18 miles from Santa Barbara is Rancho Oso RV Resort and Campground. This 300-acre western style getaway steeped in history is the perfect place for RVers, campers, glampers, and travelers of all sorts. From family friendly activities to being in close proximity to the tasting rooms of Santa Barbara, this region is a great spot for your next getaway.
Rancho Oso has RV sites with full amenities, and for those looking to have the comforts of home, there are multiple rental accommodations including cabins with full kitchens, living rooms, and bathrooms, as well as rustic Western style cabins and covered wagons down by the stables, for those seeking that true frontier feel.
The activities to do around the area are endless but a family favorite is the on-site horse stables and the hundreds of miles of riding trails that carve throughout the valleys. Guests can schedule a horseback ride with one of the guides onsite, or even bring their own horse and keep it in one of the designated horse areas.
Within close proximity are some of the best outdoor experiences southern California has to offer, like mountain biking, rock climbing, surfing, hiking, and more. It’s only a short drive to the beach or downtown Santa Barbara where visitors will find a variety of dining options, museums, and shopping.
This tranquil western outpost and campground in the Los Padres National Forest has a unique history. Not only is it surrounded by archaeological sites where you can find Native American artifacts from the Chumash people, but it also used to be the weekend hangout in the 1920s for silent picture stars like Charlie Chaplin and The Three Stooges!
Rancho Oso features a rustic stone lodge built in the early 1900s, a pool, playground, pickleball courts, and plenty of other things to keep you busy without ever having to leave the campground.
For a unique getaway in Santa Barbara, check out Rancho Oso RV and Camping Resort!