team Building in the Country

You rely on your team to perform. No, you demand they perform.

They work hard for you.  They are a team, your team, and you work hard for them.  Sometimes you fight like cats and dogs. Sometimes they make you so angry you could spit.  But when it comes down to brass tacks, you have their backs and they have yours.


What makes us different

The Bar SZ Ranch is a genuine working family ranch; you can immerse yourself in a lifestyle that we love to share with others.  You are welcome to feed and groom the animals, go horseback riding, learn to rope, practice archery, take a hayride, go skeet and trap shooting, enjoy seasonal creek walking, collect chicken eggs, hike and explore, and more.  And when the sun goes down, relax as a rancher would with a BBQ, bonfire, s’mores, outdoor movie, line dancing, and epic star gazing.  



We have three houses and two canvas cottages which sleep up to 50 guests in beds, groups of smaller sizes are also welcome.  Tent camping is an option when overflow is needed.


Nighttime Entertainment

In the evenings we offer music at Doc's Bar, a campfire, pool hall, darts, line dancing, outdoor movies, and more.  You are welcome to BBQ your dinner over our Santa Maria style oak grill and bring s'mores for dessert.


Meetings and Eatings

Although we encourage all play and no work we understand if your team needs to meet while onsite.  You will feel the same creative energy and inspiration world renowned artist Thomas Kinkade felt the first time he set eyes on the ranch. Imagine holding your brainstorming session in his Art Studio with breathtaking views of the Diablo Mountains. No outside distractions, just inspiration.  This is also a great place to gather for meals unless you prefer to eat outside at our picnic tables.

I attended my wife’s company retreat at the ranch and all I can say is that is is AMAZING!! The ranch staff are fantastic and the views and houses are as well. Highly recommended for a getaway.
— Joshua

Customize Your Retreat

Rental Option #1 - Plan an all day event for your team.  Arrive in the morning and stay as long as you'd like.  Enjoy all of our ranch activities including horseback riding and shooting for one flat rate.  Only offered M-Th.

Rental Option #2 - Plan two full days and one night for your team.  Only offered M-Th.

Rental Option #3 - Arrive at 3pm, stay for 2+ nights, depart at 11am.

Send us your ideas, we'd love to accommodate you! 

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Featured Review

Our company's retreat to Bar SZ Ranch was an incredible experience!  We played Glow in the Dark Frisbee (Tim joined in on the fun!), spent time with the various barn animals, roped dummy cows, learned archery, and ate s'mores by the campfire.

The onsite staff are the most gracious hosts, they truly made our retreat to Bar SZ memorable for everyone!  They were always willing to answer our questions and were super accommodating of our group's differing needs.  The team is already talking about going back to Bar SZ!  We couldn't have asked for a better country experience.  Absolutely amazing! 

Victoria - Palo Alto, CA

We'd love to hear from you

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