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Circle K Ranch

Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara County , California

fenced • second house • pool • pond

Property description

The Circle K Ranch is a palate of stunningly beautiful pastures, valleys, hills and vistas, perfect as a family compound, company retreat, or working ranch. Comprised of six parcels totaling 554 acres, and multiple residences, barns, gathering spaces, and recreational opportunities. Former owners include Ray & Joan Kroc's Double Arch Ranch aka Rambling Oaks Ranch from 1966 to 1990. After Mr Kroc's death in 1984 the ranch was purchased by Gerald Kessler of Nature's Plus Vitamins in 1990 and renamed the Circle K Ranch. The rich and storied ownership dates back to the granting of Rancho Canada De Los Pinos in 1861.


Home Features

  • Developments on the ranch designed by Glenn Marchbanks Jr are nearly intact from the Double Arch Ranch days with a 17,000 square foot lodge with 16-bedroom suites, commercial kitchen, dining room for approximately 60 people and 3,000 square foot grand living room. The 5,200 square foot Conference Hall seats 62 people and serves as both an auditorium and theatre. There are enough lodge accommodations for approximately 100 guests. The Founder's Building serves as a library, with two bedroom suites and
  • ranch offices below. The main barn houses the famous McDonalds test kitchen, additional offices and a complete gymnasium. In 1971 a new residence was built on a knoll with 360 degree views of Santa Ynez Valley. Other structures include four single family residences, two bunk houses with multiple en-suite bedrooms, barns, paddocks and numerous fenced corrals. There is an abundance of water with two lakes, multiple wells and cisterns capable of storing approximately 30,000 gallons each of water.

Lot Features

  • Six lots totaling 554 acres, seasonal stream runs through the property, rolling hills, several large areas of flat or nearly flat pastures.

Horse Facility Features

  • Large nearly flat areas where training facilities can be developed for most any equestrian discipline. Fenced corrals


  • 8 miles to schools
  • 5 miles to airports
  • 10 miles to hospitals
  • 10 miles to shopping

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1628 Rambling Oaks Rd, Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara County, California


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