Zaca Creek Ranch

Zaca Creek Ranch is located in the heart of California’s wine country forty minutes northeast of Santa Barbara California. One of the last of the grand rancheros granted by the Mexican government in “alta California,” the ranch comprises some 1600 acres of rolling hills and rich pasture. The “barn residence” is sumptuous without losing its cowboy charm, each room presenting a different view of grassy hills, oak canopied canyons and distant mountain ranges. The spacious ground floor barn, covered patios and fenced barbecue area provide both beauty and privacy.

Zaca Creek Ranch Today

Life on the ranch today remains much as it has been for the last two hundred years.  The business of Zaca Creek Ranch is still beef cattle roaming free over the entire 1600 acres, but in numbers no greater than the land and the season will support naturally.  If you are lucky enough to visit the ranch at the time of our annual round up, you’ll see that the neighbors still help.  We gather the herd, rope and brand the way it has been done for two hundred years – on horseback and on the ground, with a hot iron.  And we never miss the opportunity to socialize at the conclusion of the work with music, barbecue and some friendly competition.

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Zaca Creek Ranch
Buellton, CA, USA
Phone: 805-698-4540
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