California horseback riding at its best!

The Work family warmly welcomes you to experience “life off the beaten path” in California’s rugged countryside from the back of a working ranch horse.

The Work Family Guest Ranch is a 12,000-acre, family-owned guest ranch located outside of Paso Robles, California near San Luis Obispo County. 

It’s a great place for a unique California family vacation or a California ranch experience. Join us for a western style horseback ride through the pastoral hills and valleys on the ranch.  Our guided Horseback riding tours make for a unigue day adventure or as an added touch to your next visit to Paso Robles wine country. Work Family Guest Ranch is situated roughly midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA in the Cholame Hills, situated just outside of the rustic country town of San Miguel.the guest ranch is an attraction near Paso Robles that you won’t want to miss!

“Devoted to connecting people & families to the rural way of life.”
Owned and operated in San Miguel, California since the 1880s.

Horseback riding opportunities abound at the Work Family Guest Ranch. Numerous trails meander throughout the ranch with riding for a variety of skill levels. Whether you’re driving in from San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA with a horse trailer or want to have us match you up with one of our horses to fit your horseback riding ability, just let us know. Work Family Guest Ranch is happy to custom-tailor our horseback riding program to meet the needs of individual horse riders looking for a unique experience in the rural northern portion of San Luis Obispo County, CA. From the rolling, oak-studded hillsides to the magnificent hilltop views, Work Family Guest Ranch will be a horseback riding adventure you’ll never forget.v Experience California wine country untamed,
Take a step back in time to a place far away from urban development while soaking in beauty of California ranch lands that are being preserved for future generations to come at the Work Family Guest Ranch. Whether you are looking for a simple unique California vacation experience or some horseback riding over the rolling grassy hills, the guest ranch is an attraction near Paso Robles that you won’t want to miss!

Youth Horse Camps

Youth horse camps are held throughout the year at Work Family Guest Ranch. Introductory equine clinics and horse camps provide children the chance to introduce themselves to horses, build upon their skills and experience the thrill of camaraderie on the horse trail. Youth horseback riding camps are also a great way to introduce children to the California ranching way of life with fun educational opportunities along the way. For more info contact Kelly Work

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