Built in 1939, visiting the Circle Bar B Ranch is like taking a step backward in time-almost 100 years worth of steps backward, to a time when those 60 acres were part of the original Ortega-Stokes 1843 Mexican Land Grant. The ranch was built to be a retreat, and the rooms originally went for $3.50/night! Nowadays it’s a bit pricier than that, but if you’re looking for a rustic retreat nestled away from civilization, the Circle Bar B is a perfect getaway.
“Did y’all go for a ride this afternoon?” he asked. I looked down at my skirt and heels and shook my head. The man smiled and continued on anyway. Josh, as we quickly learned, was from Ohio and had moved out to the ranch to work as a cowboy only a few weeks prior. He also works in the kitchen on theatre nights, helping prep and serve the tri tip, chicken and chili. He told us about how he loves to ride his horse Elvis everywhere-as a trail guide, on his commute to and from home, and how he wished he could ride him into town, but that he was afraid some animal rights activists might yell at him. We also learned that he loves hamburgers, cola and granola bars (the horse that is, although I’m sure Josh loves all those things as well!)