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White Stallion Ranch

Overview

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, y…

Highlights

  • Wide variety of horses to suit all ages and abilities
  • Scenic desert trails & exciting mountain rides
  • Try your hand at team-penning and learn cowboy skills
  • Dude ranch with lots of non-riding activities too
  • Open all year and flexible arrivals

Essential Facts

  • 2 itineraries available
  • Max 15 riders per group (80 in camp)
  • Average of 3 - 5 hours riding per day
  • Weight limit: 113kg / 250lbs / 17 stone 12 lbs

Description

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!

Horses & Riding

Tack

Western

Horses

Quarter horses, Paints, Thoroughbreds and other breeds.
The horses are a real mixture and include ponies suitable for children as well as larger mounts. Some horses are very gentle and suitable for beginners, whilst others are more spirited for experienced riders.
Sunday is always the horses day off, but riding is on offer 6 days a week.

Riding

There are 2 itineraries:

  • White Stallion Ranch Stay is a based ride
  • Cactus Cowgirls! is a based ride

Ages

No Age Limit

Health

None

Weight

113kg / 250lbs / 17 stone 12 lbs

Food & Accommodation

Food

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!

Accommodation

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.

Itineraries

White Stallion Ranch Stay Standard accommodation.

Cactus Cowgirls! Standard accommodation.

Other Activities

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.

Travel

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. For shorter stays, transfers are additional cost.

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 Twin Peaks Road, where you will be collected. It is reasonably priced and runs about every hour until midnight (the ranch can also do late pick ups as well).

Testimonials

Rachel, Feb. 18, 2020

Absolutely love it! An amazing holiday with great friends, horses and sunshine, great fun trying out penning - such brilliant fun. We couldn't fault anything with the accommodation and the fact that I put on a few pounds was a sign of the great food - Didn't want to come home!


Sarah & Tony, Oct. 29, 2019

Absolutely wonderful, everything we had hoped for. White Stallion was superb. While a large ranch, they have managed to make it so friendly and welcoming, and the number of people who came back again and again was testament to that.


Angela G., June 13, 2019

Very good. Excellent opportunity to experience western riding and activities in a relaxed atmosphere... The overall care and condition of the horses - amazing given the area they're kept in! Great wranglers - especially Matthew whose enthusiasm was infectious.


Sharon A., Oct. 12, 2017

Fantastic! The True Family have made this an amazing holiday experience, everything has been thought of. The horses are brilliant, the food is excellent and the staff - wranglers, hospitality, reception - couldn't have done more for us. Overall brilliant! The accommodation was first class, comfortable beds and air-conditioned rooms, very clean. Food was amazing, buffet style to cater for all tastes - I definitely didn't go hungry. The horses were fantastic... Tally (my horse) was super and really looked after me. All the tack was in good condition.The wranglers were superb, they knew all the tracks and made sure all the riders were safe and happy. (Anything to improve?) Absolutely nothing! If you want lots of riding with plenty of variety, lovely food and good downtime, with a pool and evening entertainment, then this is definitely the place!


Sue D., Nov. 1, 2016

Excellent. Super site, very friendly staff. Excellent accommodation and food. I couldn't fault either. Would have liked tea-making facilities in the room. Pick-up from and to Arizona Shuttle at Ina Road was good. (Favourite Memory?) The old pony I rode - Jeeves - who was a real character!


Rosemary S., Dec. 3, 2014

I really couldn't fault it. Friendly people, efficient operation, great service from all staff, lovely location, good horses and varied programme of activities day and night.


Jenni K., July 1, 2009

It was very relaxing, I met so many lovely people and enjoyed every moment at the ranch, my favourite memory was the fast riding, I would love to return for another trip, everything was better than I ever expected, the rooms were very nice and clean, the food was fantastic! The staff did an amazing job to make sure the horses were ready and safe to ride.


Itinerary & Pricing

Day 1

Riding: No riding.

Arrival

Days 2 to 7

Riding: 3 - 5 hours

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 to all the riders in the family!

Day 8

Riding: No riding.

Departure

Accommodation

Each night is spent in one of 40 guest rooms which range in size and layout. All are comfortable, clean and have private bathrooms, however.

Experience Beginner / Intermediate / Experienced

All abilities welcomed from beginners to experienced.

Minimum group size 1
Maximum group size 15
Accommodation for up to 80.
Departure windows

At any time during: Jan. 2, 2021 - Jan. 1, 2023

Pricing

2021
Deluxe King; High Season (19 Dec - 1 Jan 2022); sharing
£285 $395 €340 per night
King rooms can sleep up to 4 guests. This rate applies to the first 2 guests in the room and then 3rd & 4th person rates apply to all other guests beyond the first 2.
2021
Deluxe Single; High Season (19 Dec - 1 Jan 2022)
£390 $545 €465 per night
2021
Standard Single; Mid Season (26 Sept - 18 Dec)
£240 $330 €280 per night
2021
Deluxe Single; Mid Season (26 Sept - 18 Dec)
£335 $465 €400 per night
2021
Standard Double; High Season (19 Dec - 1 Jan 2022); sharing
£250 $350 €300 per night
2021
Standard Single; High Season (19 Dec - 1 Jan 2022)
£270 $375 €320 per night
2021
Deluxe King; Mid Season (26 Sep - 18 Dec); sharing
£235 $325 €280 per night
King rooms can sleep up to 4 guests. This rate applies to the first 2 guests in the room and then 3rd & 4th person rates apply to all other guests beyond the first 2.
2021
Standard Double; Mid Season (26 Sept - 18 Dec); sharing
£205 $290 €245 per night
2021
Deluxe Queen; High Season (19 Dec - 1 Jan 2022); sharing
£265 $370 €315 per night
Queen rooms can sleep up to 3 guests. This rate applies to the first 2 guests in the room and then 3rd & 4th person rates apply to all other guests beyond the first 2.
2021
Deluxe Queen; Mid Season (26 Sept - 18 Dec); sharing
£220 $305 €260 per night
Queen rooms can sleep up to 3 guests. This rate applies to the first 2 guests in the room and then 3rd person rates apply to all other guests beyond the first 2.
2022
Deluxe King; Low Season (12 Jun - 1 Oct); sharing
£195 $270 €230 per night
King rooms can sleep up to 4 guests. This rate applies to the first 2 guests in the room and then 3rd & 4th person rates apply to all other guests beyond the first 2.
2022
Deluxe Single; Mid Season (2 Jan - 12 Feb, 24 Apr - 11 Jun & 2 Oct - 17 Dec)
£345 $480 €410 per night
2022
Standard Double; High Season (13 Feb - 23 Apr & 18 Dec - 1 Jan 2023); sharing
£260 $360 €305 per night
2022
Deluxe Queen; High Season High Season (13 Feb - 23 Apr & 18 Dec - 1 Jan 2023); sharing
£275 $380 €325 per night
Queen rooms can accommodate up to 3 guests. This rate applies to the first 2 guests in the room and then 3rd person rates apply to all other guests beyond the first 2.
2022
Deluxe King; High Season (13 Feb - 23 Apr & 18 Dec - 1 Jan 2023); sharing
£295 $410 €350 per night
King rooms can sleep up to 4 guests. This rate applies to the first 2 guests in the room and then 3rd & 4th person rates apply to all other guests beyond the first 2.
2022
Deluxe King; Mid Season (2 Jan - 12 Feb, 24 Apr - 11 Jun & 2 Oct - 17 Dec); sharing
£245 $340 €290 per night
King rooms can sleep up to 4 guests. This rate applies to the first 2 guests in the room and then 3rd & 4th person rates apply to all other guests beyond the first 2.
2022
Standard Double; Low Season (12 Jun - 1 Oct); sharing
£165 $225 €196 per night
2022
Standard Single; Low Season (12 Jun-1 Oct)
£200 $280 €240 per night
2022
Deluxe Single; Low Season (12 Jun - 1 Oct)
£275 $380 €325 per night
2022
Deluxe Queen; Mid Season (2 Jan - 12 Feb, 24 Apr - 11 Jun & 2 Oct - 17 Dec); sharing
£225 $315 €270 per night
Queen rooms can sleep up to 3 guests. This rate applies to the first 2 guests in the room and then 3rd person rates apply to all other guests beyond the first 2.
2022
Standard Double; Mid Season (2 Jan - 12 Feb, 24 Apr - 11 Jun & 2 Oct - 17 Dec); sharing
£215 $300 €255 per night
2022
Standard Single; High Season (13 Feb - 23 Apr & 18 Dec - 1 Jan 2023)
£280 $385 €330 per night
2022
Standard Single; Mid Season (2 Jan - 12 Feb, 24 Apr - 11 Jun & 2 Oct - 17 Dec)
£245 $340 €290 per night
2022
Deluxe Single; High Season (13 Feb - 23 Apr & 18 Dec - 1 Jan 2023)
£410 $565 €485 per night
2022
Deluxe Queen; Low Season (12 Jun - 1 Oct); sharing
£178 $245 €210 per night
Queen rooms can sleep up to 3 guests. This rate applies to the first 2 guests in the room and then 3rd person rates apply to all other guests beyond the first 2.
Included Accommodation, all meals, snacks, drinks (except alcoholic and canned drinks), riding, state taxes and 15% service charge. Courtesy airport transfers are included with a minimum four night stay, as are rock climbing, target shooting, fat tire e-bikes and cattle sorting.
Not included Flights, travel insurance, alcoholic and canned drinks, riding lessons, massages, airport transfers if staying less than four nights and other personal expenses.

Extras

2021 - 3rd & 4th Person Rate £137 $189 €162 per night
Paid to Far and Ride
Rate is for an additional person, above 2 guests, in King & Queen room types.
2022 - 3rd & 4th Person Rate £141 $195 €167 per night
Paid to Far and Ride
Rate is for an additional person, above 2 guests, in King & Queen room types.
2021/2022 - Airport Transfer £18 $25 €21
Paid to Far and Ride
Applicable to stays of 3 nights or less. Price is each way. Complimentary airport transfers are included for stays of four nights or longer.
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.

Days 1 to 8

Riding: 3 - 5 hours

Gather around Cowgirls! Come and enjoy all that ranch life has to offer on these special cowgirl only ranch weeks. Your time can be as horsey or as horseless as you wish. You will be allocated your very own horse that you can groom, bathe, learn to saddle and ride. Or you can just show up for a leisurely trail ride and leave the horse care to the professionals.

Your stay could include a margarita welcome party, guided hikes, country western line dance lessons, riding lessons, a hayride, team penning, cattle sorting, lunch cookout, a wine and cheese ride, Tequila tasting, target shooting with a gun safety class, visit a local rodeo and a whole host of other activities. There will also be yoga classes, instruction on horse safety and methods to develop better communication with your horse, and other programs of interest. Plus, you will even have the chance to rehearse a mounted quadrille ride to perform at the Wednesday afternoon rodeo.

Each of the special dates has a different theme and so please feel free to ask us for more details of what will be involved each time!

January 16-23 - Catcus Cowgirls Ride Again - a restorative week of lessons, relaxation and getting back to nature.
February 26 - March 5 - Cactus Cowgirls at Rodeo time - time to dust off those cowboy boots and enjoy Tucson's famous La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Rodeo.
April 3-9 - Cactus Cowgirls Wild West - soak in the Western spirit with cattle work, target shooting and line dancing!

Accommodation

Each night is spent in one of 40 guest rooms which range in size and layout. All are comfortable, clean and have private bathrooms, however.

Experience Beginner / Intermediate / Experienced

All abilities welcomed from beginners to experienced.

Minimum group size 2
Maximum group size 15
Accommodation for up to 80.
Departure windows

Jan. 16, 2022 - Jan. 23, 2022

Feb. 26, 2022 - March 5, 2022

April 3, 2022 - April 9, 2022  (* 6 night "Wild West" special)

Pricing

2022
January 16-23; Single
£1915 $2650 €2270
2022
January 16-23; sharing
£1730 $2390 €2050
2022
February 26 - March 5; Single
£2150 $2975 €2550
2022
February 26 - March 5; Sharing
£2025 $2800 €2400
2022
April 3-9; Single
£1830 $2530 €2170
2022
April 3-9; Sharing
£1650 $2285 €1960
Included Accommodation, all meals, snacks, drinks (except alcoholic and canned drinks), riding, state taxes and 15% service charge. Courtesy Tucson airport transfers, rock climbing, target shooting, fat tire e-bikes and cattle sorting are also included.
Not included Flights, travel insurance, alcoholic and premium canned drinks, activities not mentioned and other personal expenses.
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.