Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

There’s something about a fall getaway that’s so refreshing and rejuvenating. Enjoy the crisp autumn air and beautiful fall foliage with one of the best fall vacations in the U.S., a trip to Rankin Ranch, an all-inclusive dude ranch where you can enjoy rural California at your own leisure. At Rankin Ranch, we have plenty

Dude ranch vacations are a unique endeavor that many people have yet to experience. If you’ve never been on a rural getaway characterized by hay bales, hiking, and horse rides, you may be wondering what to pack. After all, it’s not the most common retreat for even the most seasoned travelers! However, if you’re ready

Significant milestones are pivotal occasions that are usually best shared with loved ones. As gathering restrictions continue to become more lenient, this fall presents the perfect opportunity to reconnect and celebrate the most noteworthy milestones of our lives. Dude ranch vacations are the ideal way to rejoice and recognize such momentous occasions.  Rankin Ranch invites

Are you looking for a new adventure in 2021?  You should join our team!  We have a few positions to fill starting immediately and working until late-August or late-October depending on the position and applicant availability.  We are accepting inquires from those interested in working at the ranch. Today the 4th, 5th, and 6th generation

Rankin Ranch in Caliente, California, is a tranquil and scenic enclave for families in Bakersfield. In a short one-hour drive, you can escape into the fresh mountain air, quiet surroundings, and wide-open spaces. After over 55 years, our family dude ranch still attracts guests far and wide looking for a taste of the rustic American

Of all the lessons we’ve learned over the last several months, having an appreciation for life’s simple pleasures is undoubtedly near the top of the list. Even in a perfect world, our modern lifestyle’s hustle and bustle can sometimes leave us feeling foggy and somewhat disconnected. Deadlines and other obligations are often at the forefront

We have great news!  We have extended our 2020 Ranch Season and will now be open until November 1st.  That means there is still time to enjoy a great ranch vacation and beautiful fall weather. Take advantage of the lowest rates of the season during the weeknights at an all-inclusive rate of just $195 per

  • Posted in Blog
  • Comments Off on Season Extended to November 1st

Recent months we have all been living through very interesting times with the COVID 19 pandemic.  Our family has felt very fortunate to live and work on the ranch in the remote mountains of Kern County.  While the work on the cattle ranch has continued, the guest ranch came to a screeching halt.  It was

  • Posted in Blog
  • Comments Off on Open For Business

We have a website dedicated to Rankin Ranch Beef.  Please visit www.RankinBeef.com  to see what we have in stock and place your order.    Our family is proud to offer high quality, local beef from our ranch to your table.  Our cattle are raised on our 156 year old cattle ranch by 4th, 5th, and 6th

Ingredients 1 (5 to 6 pound) beef tenderloin (order here) 2 teaspoons table salt 2 teaspoons black pepper 1 teaspoon white pepper 1/2 cup unsalted butter 4 cloves garlic Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Heat a heavy 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. 2. Cut roast in half if necessary to fit in a

  • Posted in Blog
  • Comments Off on Brown Butter Beef Tenderloin