Beach, Horseback Riding, Barn Dancing, BBQ in Bodega Bay w/Free Camping Option!

Complete with live country music, line dancing, West Coast Swing, fully catered barbecue with all the fixins, horseback riding, hayrides, barn dancing, 8 miles of hiking trails, wildlife viewing, rivers and ponds on the ranch, camping and right next to the beach!

...at the Beautiful Chanslor Ranch in Bodega Bay, just one hour Northwest of San Francisco!

We hand picked the venue.. We hand picked the entertainment.. We hand picked the caterer.. We hand picked the activities.. We want you join us!

LOCATION:

Chanslor Ranch

2660 North Hwy 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

One hour North of San Francisco. 30 min West of Santa Rosa.

 

photo of the Kick'n Country Girls

DATE:

Saturday, February 16th

 

TIME:

4:00pm - 10:30pm

(if camping you can stay until Sunday, Feb 17th til 3pm)

 

Sorry folks, this is adult only event. No one under 21 allowed due to alcohol being served. The venue changed the rules, my apologies!

No pets/no dogs please except Guide Dogs for the disabled. Alcohol will be served at this event.

Bring your cowboy/cowgirl hat if you have one. We will try and have some inexpensive ones for sale.

COST:

OPTION ONE: $40 per person includes catered barbecue with all the fixins, music, dancing, and free activities. Beverages will be available for purchase.

 

OPTION TWO: $15 per person includes music, dancing and free activities only. No BBQ. Beverages will be available for purchase.

NOTE:::::Please only RSVP on this meetup group site AFTER you purchase your tickets, so we have an accurate head count for the catering. Same goes for your guests.

Local live band just added! PAULIE' GARAGE

CAMPING:

Camping is free and is limited to 25 spots - group campsite. (Campsites allow up to 4 people per site.) Bring all of your own camping gear. Plan accordingly for all weather conditions. No campfires at this particular event. Recommendations: Tarps for under your tent because grass may be wet or damp, EZups/canopies, hiking boots if you walk the trails because some area  may still be muddy and wet from the early January rain.

 

I will update this meetup page with current weather temps and condition one week prior to the event. Bodega Bay weather has been about 60-65 and sunny with amazing sunsets!

 

We recommend tarps for the ground under your tent. EZups/canopies okay. No campfires allowed at this particular event. Hiking  boots recommended.

 

No power/electrical or hookups available at the ranch. Flashlights, lanterns and headlamps will be necessary, especially at night because the only thing shining is the stars and the moon. Cell phone service generally works, but can be spotty. Bring charged cell phones as you will not be able to charge them at the ranch.

 

Three (3) Platform Tents are also available for rent. Cost is $75 per tent, per night. Maximum 4 people per tent. First Come, First Reserved. See website below to reserve yours!

 

EVENT DETAILS:

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Free activities include:

The ranch boasts 8 miles of hiking trails along Salmon Creek; visit the wildlife preserve and Turtle Pond which has fish/reptiles/amphibeans; wildlife viewing of Galloway cows, deer, horses, goats and birds; enjoy a walk on the beach and watch the sun set. Bring your camera and binoculars!

For additional fee:

Hayrides $7.50pp

Horseback Riding $50pp

 

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Catered Barbecue by Ray's Catering - 5 star caterer. Meal inlcudes ribs or chicken plus all the fixins: Western beans, pasta salad, Caesar salad and French bread. Vegetarian option includes vegetable skewers plus all the fixins. A No Host bar service includes beer, wine, sodas and water for additional cost of $2 - $5 each. Beverages are not included in the ticket price.

 

7:30pm - 10:30pm

Live music, line dancing and West Coast Swing with the Country Kick'n Girls and Ham Bone Danny!

Purchase all event tickets, platform tent camping, horseback riding, and hayrides here:
http://www.chanslorranch.com/Shopping-Cart/Chanslor-Ranch-Store.html

PARKING:

Parking is onsite and is free. We encourage carpooling. You can offer rides or request a ride from fellow members on the Comment section of this meetup site. It is encouraged that each rider pay $5-$8 to the driver for gas, etc.

 

For other hotel options, vacation planning ideas and activities in Sonoma County and Bodega Bay please visit the Chanslor Ranch webpage for more details at http://www.chanslorranch.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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photo of Coyote Trail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo of Turtle Pond

 

Thank you Sonoma Concierge, Ray's Barbecue, Kick'n Country Girls, Horse N' Around, Ham Bone Danny, Sonoma County Explorers and Chanslor Ranch!!

 

 

http://sonomaconcierge.com/

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you to everyone who attended the Country event in Bodega Bay! What a great time we had and 125 people attended from 10 different Meetup groups! Thank you to those who camped you left the ranch immaculately clean and George (ranch owner) was impressed with all of us! Looking forward to doing it again!

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, I would like to come and plan on camping. Paypal will only let me sign up for the $15 option. I'd like the BBQ too though.

    February 16, 2013

  • amy

    Sorry, I have to work ot

    February 15, 2013

  • Sam (.

    Sorry, can't find anyone to come with me; a 3 hours drive (round trip) is too boring.

    February 11, 2013

  • Zahra

    This is little over 2 hours driving from Palo Alto. Too bad it is too far for me.

    February 9, 2013

  • Sam (.

    10 day weather forecast shows 0% chance of rain on 02/16, 10% chance of rain on 02/17. Temperature will be in the 60’s during the day and 30’s at night. It is time to get ready for this trip. Buy the tickets, or if you don't think you can make it please change your RSVP, thanks.

    February 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Sam!!

      February 9, 2013

  • ann marie j.

    I am interesting in going on the Sunday at 3 pm option

    February 4, 2013

  • Sam (.

    If you are camping please update your RSVP by adding "camping" thanks.

    February 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry folks, this is adult only event. No one under 21 allowed due to alcohol being served. The venue changed the rules, my apologies!

    February 3, 2013

  • Sam (.

    I just called the ranch for camping spot availability. The gentleman said they are available, the best part, there are two group sites with fire rings. If we want them we should reserve them ASAP, they are free. For those of you who are camping please add “camping” to your RSVP by Monday, so I can get a head count to reserve the group site. Thanks.

    February 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can drive someone if they need a ride, I live in the East bay area. I also have extra tents if someone needs to borrow one. I have a two room tent (I think it sleeps 6) and (2) two person tents. I might have 2 sleeping bags too.

    January 31, 2013

  • Sam (.

    Hi Tamara, question about prices. Horseback Riding is list as $50pp (45 minutes?) here but on the Ranch's website it is $125 for two people (45 minute ride). I also can't find Hayrides for $7.50pp. Thanks.

    January 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Please call Chanslor Ranch directly to schedule hayrides and horseback rides at[masked]

      January 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      George has updated the website for purchasing the horseback riding.

      January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Local live band just added! PAULIE'S GARAGE

    January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please note: Per email I received from ther caterer! We must have the BBQ count by 2-11 so I encourage everyone to sign up soon. Please do remember that no tickets are sold at the door & no outside food or drink. The BBQ will be hard to resist once you are there and we will not be able to accommodate the hungry ones who did not purchase ahead of time....

    January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    camping and vegetarian barbecue

    January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is there any camping spots left?

    January 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, there are, but I don't keep track of the camping spots, so please contact Chanslor Ranch directly at the website listed in the meetup. Thank you!

      January 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Collectively, we have 65 people going! We still have room for 200 more, so invite your friends and family members! Feel free to post to Facebook. Thanks!

    January 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    You can do a Google map. It's pretty easy to find.

    January 27, 2013

  • Sam (.

    Zahra, you can google it online, let us know what you find.

    January 27, 2013

  • Sam (.

    Ray, I can drive you and 2 more from SF. You pay the event online here http://www.chanslorranch.com/Shopping-Cart/Chanslor-Ranch-Store.html. Choose from two options, with BBQ $40, without BBQ $20.

    January 27, 2013

  • Sam (.

    Camping + BBQ + beers

    January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am a WCS dancer and nature lover visiting from Singapore, need a ride from SF Bay Area, staying near Potrero Hill. Can someone help pls? Do we pay for the event on the actual day?

    January 26, 2013

  • Zahra

    Sounds really fun. but, I am not very familiar with the location.

    January 24, 2013

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