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Phantom – Our Canadian Horse

November 9th, 2018

Gimlet Lynx Phantom – Our Canadian Horse Phantom is new to the ranch and has already enjoyed gathering the cattle and a few trail rides.  Phantom is a registered Canadian Horse, a breed known for their versatility.  Phantom was born June 30, 2004 and is now 15.3 hands tall and weighs about 1400 lbs.  Both




Rankin Ranch Beef

October 30th, 2018

Our family is proud to offer high quality, local beef from our ranch to your table.  Our cattle are raised on our 155 year old cattle ranch by 4th, 5th, and 6th generation Rankins.  They graze grass on the mountains surrounding Walker Basin and are then finished on grain at a feedlot in Bakersfield.  We finish




Family Bonds

October 25th, 2018

We recently enjoyed this blog post on and felt that it embodied everything about a ranch vacation. What Research Tells Us About the Most Successful Family Bonds Strong family bonds reduce anxiety, raise self-esteem, and build resilience among children. Research suggests five actions to take for strengthening family bonds: Family Time: Family time is a




May Ranch Getaway – A Hidden Gem

April 11th, 2018

Guests often ask what is the “best” time to visit the ranch and this is a very difficult question to answer because every season brings its own beauty and a different atmosphere.  The spring and fall are great for adult getaways, while spring break and the summer months bring family fun.  It all depends on




Support Local Education

September 1st, 2017

Our community is small but mighty and we want to support local education!  The Caliente Union School District has provided elementary education in our community for decades.  The district now consists of one elementary school, Piute Mountain School, which serves the Walker Basin and Twin Oaks communities.  In 1983 the Caliente Educational Foundation was established




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