Type of horses:
Quarter horses and others
Nature of horses:
Well trained and nice natured.
Height of horses:
14 - 16.2 hh
113kg / 250lbs
The ranch is a family retreat, based at the foot of the ruggedly beautiful Tucson Mountains, adjacent to the Saguaro National Park, Arizona, is set in nearly five square miles of lush desert. Longhorn cattle come in for water every day but with the timeless aura of a working western cattle ranch, you also have the benefits and comforts associated with a top quality destination.
Whether horseback riding is new to you or you are an experienced rider, the varied riding programme will fit your needs. You will enjoy the guided, western-style horseback riding with friendly wranglers, fine horses, and scores of scenic trails. There are slow scenic rides through the Saguaro cactus, brisk fast rides and exciting mountain rides.
Three times a week, guests have the chance to work cattle in the arena. Experienced riders love it but if you are a beginner the ranch will have you team cattle penning within a few days. Every young wrangler feels at home here too - children can take part in real cowboy.cowgirl actions on horseback with experienced guides, or meet and greet the Ranch's wide range of animals. The fun never stops for children!
There is something for everyone here. You have the freedom to stay as busy as you want or to do as little as you like - you will find a variety of activities from a relaxing nap at the pool to an exhilarating horseback adventure. You can make your stay as "horsey" or as "horseless" as you want.
The ranch has been in the family since 1965 and their goal has always been to carefully blend the family approach and personal touch of a traditional ranch with the service and quality of a fine resort. This is a top class ranch with a reputation to match!
As this is a dude ranch, you will be able to learn some of the skills of a cowboy but sleep in far more luxurious lodgings than any cowboy will have done. You will stay in one of the ranches forty one rooms, all of which have air conditioning and a charming patio.
Some suites have fireplaces and Jacuzzi bath tubs. Most of the rooms have a private bath, however, two have showers only and the rest have a bath and shower combination. Each room is tastefully decorated in a regional south western style with art and accents from nearby Mexico. Views are of the mountains and cactus gardens.
Complimentary, wireless internet service is available in guest rooms and throughout most of the ranch.
For those looking for that extra touch of luxury the ranch's deluxe suites have their own fireplace, whirlpool tub and king-size bed. Coin-operated laundry is available on premises.
The ranch is well known for its delicious, home cooked and plentiful meals. During your stay here you will dine like a true cowboy with the chance to savour traditional ranch cookouts, steak barbeques, hayrides and Indian oven dinners.
You can saddle up and enjoy a breakfast outside, cooked the old fashion way with cast iron skillets, grills and steaming coffee pots. Blueberry pancakes never tasted so good.
The Indian oven dinner is the ranch's signature meal which is a whole dinner of roast beef, carrots, onions, potatoes, bread and cake all cooked with mesquite in a traditional Indian oven.
Three daily meals are included in your package, breakfast and lunch are buffet style and dinner is always three course. You definitely won't go hungry here!
Your stay can be as "horsey" or as "horseless" as you like. Guests are welcome to make use of the ranch's extensive library, heated swimming pool and indoor hot tub.
In addition to riding, the ranch offers a range of other activities to both riding and non riding guests. These include hiking, tennis, basketball. volleyball, table tennis, horseshoe, shuffleboard, football, air hockey and billiards. There is a versatile Sport Court with floodlit courts for the evenings and a recreation room and movie theatre.
The Fitness Centre offers spa services, massage or working out whilst the recreation centre is great for quality family time as well as making new friends. The Fitness Centre has everything you could want for a great work out - modern equipment, Sirius satellite music, beautiful surroundings and a sauna. The licensed massage therapist offers Swedish, Deep Tissue and Hot Rock treatments (not included in the price).
For children there is a playground, sports court and games room and the ranch's very own petting zoo has deer, miniature horses, llamas, potbellied pigs and pygmy goats.
Of course, if you are simply looking for a place to relax you are free to sit on the patio, in the cosy living room or in the Happy-Hour Saloon. The Rearing Horse gift shop will satisfy the most avid shopper. Free, wireless internet access is available and the Business Centre offers a computer and printer.
Evening entertainment includes moonlight bonfires and cowboy entertainment, an astronomy show with large telescopes, line dancing lessons, nature and animal programmes and many other fun and educational programmes.
The Saturday rodeo is a weekly tradition and three times a week there is the opportunity to try Team Cattle Penning. Hot Air Ballooning companies and a Golf course are situated within easy reach of the ranch. Tucson is home to many championship golf courses.
Health requirements: None
Age limit: None
Tuition: Tuition is not included but is available at an additional cost.
Included: Transfers, accommodation, all meals and drinks (not alcohol or canned drinks), and team cattle penning and recreational activities.
Not included: Flights, tennis lessons, massages and riding lessons.
Flights are to Tucson and we can arrange transfer to the ranch from there. Cars may be rented at the ranch by the day, or rented at the airport upon your arrival at the airport. Free transfers included for a minimum of a 4 night stay.
Check in is 2:00 p.m. on arrival day and Check out is 11:00 a.m. on departure day.
Rental cars are available at the ranch.
For those flying into Phoenix you can take the Arizona Shuttle: www.arizonashuttle.com from the Phoenix Airport to the depot on Ina Road where you will picked you up from there. It is reasonably priced and runs about every hour until midnight (the ranch can also do late pick ups as well).
Alternative Airport: Phoenix
This programme is suitable for everyone from the beginner who would like to have their first lessons in the warmth of the Arizona sun, to the experienced rider looking for exciting trails. Your hosts want you to enjoy every minute you spend in their home so are keen to let you choose the activities you would like to take part in and the accommodation you stay in.
This programme can be tailored to suit you. You can choose between long or short trails and take advantage of the ranch amenities. Your stay can be as "horsey" or as "horseless" as you want. The ranch owns one of the largest private herd of horses in Arizona so can accommodate the experienced rider as well as the first time rider. Their friendly helpful wranglers will assist guests in overcoming their nerves and develop confidence at any skill level. Their greatest reward is seeing guests and horses work together. Children from 8 years and older may qualify for the faster rides, mountain rides and all day rides. Whilst little wranglers of 5-8 years will certainly enjoy the slow rides aided by their own cowboy. This is a ranch that caters for all the riders in the family!
|Minimum group size:||1|
|Maximum group size:||15|
|Ability description:||All abilities welcome from beginners to experienced.|
|Type of ride:||A ranch based stay with daily rides out and team penning.|
|Total riding time:||Riding every day except Sunday.|
|Departure dates:||Open all year!|
PLEASE NOTE: These rates include state taxes and service charge to avoid any hidden costs.
LOW SEASON: 11 June-30 September:
Rate per person: per day / per week
Standard Single: £202 / £1342
Deluxe Single: £271 / £1802
Standard Double: £165 / £1098
Deluxe Double: £190 / £1264
Suites (several options available): beginning at £199 / £1326
Additional Persons: £132 / £875
MID SEASON: 2 January-18 February, 23 April-10 June and 1 October-16 December:
Rate per person: per day / per week
Standard Single: £240 / £1596
Deluxe Single: £322 / £2139
Standard Double: £209 / £1393
Deluxe Double: £234 / £1559
Suites (several options available): beginning at £245 / £1627
Additional Person: £132 / £875
HIGH SEASON: 19 February-22 April and 17 December-1 January(2018):
Rate per person : per day / per week
Standard Single: £273 / £1813
Deluxe Single: £379 / £2523
Standard Double: £248 / £1653
Deluxe Double: £282 / £1914
Suites (several options available): beginning at £296 / £1968
Additional Person: £132 / £875
These prices include accommodation, all meals, snacks, drinks (except alcoholic and canned drinks), riding and laundry. Also included are 8.1% taxes and 15% service charge. Courtesy airport transfers are included with a minimum four night stay. Shorter stays can arrange transfers at an additional cost. Additional person rate is for third person in a room.
Prices do not include flights, travel insurance, drinks, riding lessons or massages.