Writing Horseback

Feb 13 2013

Horseback Riding Vacation at Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA

"Holman Ranch Cowboy"

If the cowboys at Holman Ranch could talk

You’ve heard the phrase, “if these walls could talk.” Well, if those horses and the walls of the stables could talk, I’m sure we would be amazed at what took place many moons ago at Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley.

 

Back in the day, Holman Ranch was known for its cowboys and rodeos and served as a hideaway for the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Joan Crawford, Marlon Brando and Clark Gable.

 

Historic Holman Ranch

 

While the historic Holman Ranch no longer offers horseback riding vacations to the general public, those fortunate to travel with their horses will be able to find room (and board) at the ranch.

 

Special occasions at Holman Ranch

 

"Holman Ranch cottage"

Take a horseback riding vacation at Holman Ranch

Holman Ranch is known for special occasions, be it weddings, family-reunions, girlfriend getaways or corporate retreats. But the real treat is in store for equestrians and their horses.

 

Situated on 400 acres in Northern California, Holman Ranch offers trail riding access from canyons to mountains deep in the heart of Carmel Valley.

 

The private estate features a fully restored stone hacienda and 10 overnight guest rooms, but they are not open to groups less than 10 – in other words, you need to rent the entire property to stay at Holman Ranch – unless you are a horse, of course.

 

"Holman Ranch Stables"

Take your horse on a horseback riding holiday at Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, California.

Vacation for your horse at Holman Ranch

 

 Holman Ranch Stables feature newly remodeled horseback riding facilities. With private horse boarding services, Holman Ranch offers a 20 stall show barn; 50+ pipe paddocks; jumping, dressage and Western arenas, three tack rooms and one of the largest covered arenas on the Monterey, California peninsula.

 

Holman Ranch is able to accommodate 100 horses.¬† You’ll need to call ahead to see if they have availability during your horseback riding vacation to Carmel Valley.

 

"Vaquero" by Jack Swanson

Holman Ranch bronze “Vaquero” on horseback by Jack Swanson.

Holman Ranch barn and breakfast

 

Overnight horse boarding at Holman Ranch is $40 per night and includes shavings, feeding and turn out. Blanketing and supplements may be provide for an additional fee.

 

If You Go:
Holman Ranch Stables (831) 659-2640

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