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Rancho San Francisco

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Very Accomodating in July

We really enjoyed this outing as part of our visit to Chapala. Even in the midst of a thunderstorm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniel B
Rancho San Francisco – 5 Stars!!

We recommend Rancho San Francisco for anyone looking to enjoy a beautiful horseback ride solo or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Rancho San Francisco is a private estate adjacent to the Chapala Golf and Country Club. We offer 1-2 hour guided trail rides on country roads or mountain trails which we tailor to your ability and experience. Helmets provided. The ranch has many...more
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Calle Reyes #6 | Best Access is our residence at Calle Reyes #6 in Vista del Lago, Chapala 45900, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this outing as part of our visit to Chapala. Even in the midst of a thunderstorm (just had to wait it out), we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The horses and property were beautiful. And the scenery made the short drive worthwhile. Would...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recommend Rancho San Francisco for anyone looking to enjoy a beautiful horseback ride solo or with family and friends. The grounds and horses are beautiful and Stephanie was very friendly and responsive. My husband and I are not the most experienced riders and Stephanie...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Was looking for a place to ride in Chapala. Came across this Beautiful ranch. I’m glad I did it was amazing. Beautiful ground, horses and the trail was amazing. I contacted Stephanie and set up all though email, though I talked to her on phone...More

Thank Denny R
Reviewed 18 March 2018

I communicated with Stephanie via email as to available times and days and she was very responsive. She asked if we needed someone to pick us up and we scheduled a time. The ranch is only ~15 minutes from Chapala. The ranch includes her beautiful...More

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StephanieRevakDecker, Owner at Rancho San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

We are grateful that you have twice decided that our horses and trails are your preferred activity in Chapala, and that you returned with your visitors. Thanks, also, for thinking of how to arrange credit card payment with our Hotel Villa San Francisco. This secure...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

What a great addition to our vacation! We had not planned on a visit to (or even knew about) the Ranch until we ran into another couple that raved about their experience. Stephanie was totally accommodating and a gracious hostess. She has beautiful horses on...More

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StephanieRevakDecker, Owner at Rancho San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

How nice to know that word-of-mouth has brought us unexpected clients! Glad we were able to find you an open day on short notice. Thanks for your vote of confidence and your appreciation. Be sure to visit again when you return!

Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful experience Stephanie Decker was outstanding as a trail guide and trainer her knowledge of the area and horses was amazing. It's been over 20 years since the last time I've ridden on a hourse and naturally I was a little worried but...More

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StephanieRevakDecker, Owner at Rancho San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

WHOA! You write as fast as you ride! It was really fun to take someone out who was ready for anything, and we did a lot! You can't tell me you had more fun than I did. Please come back and we'll run for the...More

Reviewed 20 January 2018

If the trail riding were not wonderful in itself, the Rancho SF is a magical place. Stephanie has rescued all manner of animals from horses and burros, dogs and cats, to peacocks, pot bellied pigs, guinea pigs, and even iguanas, whom she hand feeds when...More

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StephanieRevakDecker, Owner at Rancho San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

You guys are too good. I really think you owe yourselves a repeat visit to get the MOONLIGHT RIDE experience! It's happening right now! Oh, I wish I had takers. It's like daylight out there.... PLEASE!!!

Reviewed 14 January 2018

Just walking around the grounds will make you smile. Beautiful flowers, fruit trees, swinging bridge and stunning lake view. Enough animals for a petting zoo ... pigs, rabbits, burro, peacock, et al. Stephanie and her staff ensure a memorable day. We'll be back.More

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StephanieRevakDecker, Owner at Rancho San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thanks for the kind words, Eric. You and Cindy are more than welcome back any time. We didn't have enough time for you to meet the pigs! There are five burros, not just one; Pancho saddles adorably, and is a fun ride. The palomino Cheval...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Introducing you to Rancho San Fransisco , Vista del Lago, Chapala and owner Stephanie Decker. Basically it’s a horse ranch but also an animal and garden lovers paradise. Stephanie is not only a horse lady, she loves and cares for all animals. She has on...More

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StephanieRevakDecker, Owner at Rancho San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Ali, having a horsewoman as a long term tenant in the casita has been a double bonus for me and for the ranch... Your lifetime of experience is of value to anyone who loves horses. I will miss your company on rides, and your capable...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Great day out riding with Stephanie and Carlos. They were fantastic guides and the horses were perfect for each of our riders. We had three young girls and three adults and everyone was impressed with the beautiful scenery and interesting trail that we followed. We...More

Thank Brian M
StephanieRevakDecker, Owner at Rancho San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

You know how to flatter a dusty old rancher. I enjoyed my day with your family as much as you enjoyed our animal family. We hope to see you again when the wildflowers are in bloom!

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Denny R
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The standard ride is1.5 hours and costs 400 pesos per person.
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