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

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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! 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!


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


Saturday, June 1st


4pm - 11pm

(if camping you can stay until Sunday, June 2ndtil 3pm. Please DO NOT arrive to camp before 2pm.

Sorry folks, this is adult only event. No one under 21 allowed due to alcohol being served.

No pets/no dogs please except Guide Dogs for the disabled.

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

BBQ from 6:00 to 8:00 pm! Tri-Tip, Chicken, Beans, Salad, Bread & Cookies!

Dancing to The Brodie Stewart Band After BBQ at 8:00 pm


Please pay for tickets for you and your guests before you RSVP for this event on Meetup, it helps us with the catering.

Don't forget to RSVP here on Meetup though too!

Tickets are advanced sales only - No tickets will be sold at the gate.

See website below for tickets.


OPTION ONE: $50 per person includes catered barbecue with all the fixins, music, dancing, and free activities. Beverages will be available for purchase.

OPTION TWO: $20 per person includes music, dancing and free activities only. No BBQ.


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!

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

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.

Purchase all event tickets, platform tent camping, horseback riding, and hayrides here:


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

photo of platform tent camping

photo of tent camping

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!!

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