Jim and Betty Brown
October 1, 1955


Currently in its third generation of family proprietorship, the Circle Bar B Guest Ranch was brought to life in 1939 by Florence Brown. During that year, they purchased 60 acres of what was an original part of the Ortega-Stokes 1843 Mexican Land Grant. Florence found the Refugio canyon with its pristine beauty and coastal appeal to be just the place for a children’s camp, and then in 1941, a guest ranch.

Florence bridled her passion from running the Holt Guest Ranch in Los Alamos, California into the Circle Bar B Guest Ranch and created a unique vacation experience that still enchants visitors from all over the globe. As additional acreage was purchased and the ranch’s popularity increased, demand was met with the addition of newer guest facilities and updated buildings. 

 Florence’s son Jim and his wife Betty where the first to be married at the Circle Bar B Guest Ranch back in 1955. Two of Jim and Betty's children, Pat and Kathy, currently run the family business. We welcome you to come be a part of the Circle Bar B’s rich family history, and create some of your own!