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• White Stallion Ranch Stay

 

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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.

Jenni K.
The holiday was absolutely brilliant. Everything was wonderful; the riding, the scenery, service, food, accommodation. The food was 100% delicious - lots of choice and you could choose to be healthy if you wanted to. There was plenty of breakfast, lunch and dinner and also snacks in between. My horse was ideal for me and the wranglers were all excellent - all very sympathetic to our needs, encouraging, humourous and led the rides with confidence.

Heather R.
The holiday was great! Lots of activities and the staff and accommodations were fantastic. The food was excellent. The horses were very well behaved, the guides were excellent and the lessons were great.

Julie G.
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.

Rosemary S.
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!

Sue D.
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!

Sharon A.
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.

Angela G. (May 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.

Sarah and Tony G.
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!

Rachel
 

Horses



Type of horses:

Quarter horses and others

Nature of horses:

Well trained and nice natured.

Height of horses:

14 - 16.2 hh

Weight limit:

113kg / 250lbs

Tack type:

Western

 

Travel Advice



Please ensure you read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice before you travel.
 

Ride 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!

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Food & 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.

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!

 

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.

 

Further Details

Languages: English

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.

 

Travel Information

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 USD 25 per person each way.

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).

Airport: Tucson

Alternative Airport: Phoenix

 

Programmes


White Stallion Ranch Stay



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 to all the riders in the family!

** Keep an eye out for seasonal special offers too - summer and winter special packages can offer great savings on your ranch stay!**



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!
 
Pricing: PLEASE NOTE: These rates include state taxes and service charge to avoid any hidden costs. Week rates include 7 nights.

2020:

LOW SEASON: 14 June-26 September:
Rate per person: per day / per week
Standard Single: 208 / 1457
Deluxe Single: 283 / 1983
Standard Double: 171 / 1199
Deluxe Queen: 184 / 1285
Deluxe King: 200 / 1403
Suites (several options available): beginning at 212 / 1484
Additional Persons: 141 / 989

MID SEASON: 27 September-12 December:
Rate per person: per day / per week
Standard Single: 255 / 1785
Deluxe Single: 353 / 2473
Standard Double: 220 / 1543
Deluxe Queen: 235 / 1645
Deluxe King: 254 / 1779
Suites (several options available): beginning at 263 / 1838
Additional Person: 141 / 989

HIGH SEASON: 13 December-2 January(2021):
Rate per person : per day / per week
Standard Single: 289 / 2026
Deluxe Single: 418 / 2924
Standard Double: 267 / 1871
Deluxe Queen: 283 / 1978
Deluxe King: 304 / 2129
Suites (several options available): beginning at 319 / 2231
Additional Person: 141 / 989

2021:

LOW SEASON: 13 June-25 September:
Rate per person: per day / per week
Standard Single: 211 / 1478
Deluxe Single: 289 / 2026
Standard Double: 173 / 1209
Deluxe Queen: 186 / 1301
Deluxe King: 205 / 1435
Suites (several options available): beginning at 215 / 1505
Additional Person: 145 / 1016

MID SEASON: 3 January-13 February, 18 April-12 June, 26 September-18 December:
Rate per person: per day / per week
Standard Single: 258 / 1806
Deluxe Single: 365 / 2553
Standard Double: 226 / 1580
Deluxe Queen: 238 / 1666
Deluxe King: 258 / 1806
Suites (several options available): beginning at 264 / 1849
Additional Person: 145 / 1016

HIGH SEASON: 14 February-17 April, 19 December-1 January 2022:
Rate per person : per day / per week
Standard Single: 293 / 2053
Deluxe Single: 427 / 2989
Standard Double: 272 / 1903
Deluxe Queen: 287 / 2010
Deluxe King: 310 / 2172
Suites (several options available): beginning at 323 / 2258
Additional Person: 145 / 1016

2022:

MID SEASON: 2 January-12 February:
Rate per person: per day / per week
Standard Single: 266 / 1860
Deluxe Single: 375 / 2628
Standard Double: 233 / 1629
Deluxe Queen: 245 / 17147
Deluxe King: 266 / 1860
Suites (several options available): beginning at 273 / 1908
Additional Person: 150 / 1048

HIGH SEASON: 13 February-31 March:
Rate per person : per day / per week
Standard Single: 302 / 2112
Deluxe Single: 441 / 3085
Standard Double: 280 / 1962
Deluxe Queen: 296 / 2069
Deluxe King: 319 / 2236
Suites (several options available): beginning at 332 / 2322
Additional Person: 150 / 1048


These prices include accommodation, all meals, snacks, drinks (except alcoholic and canned drinks), riding and laundry. Also included are 9.315% 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. King rooms can sleep four; Family Suites can sleep five.

Longer stays (4 nights or more) also include rock climbing, target shooting, fat-tire e-bikes and cattle sorting.

Prices do not include flights, travel insurance, drinks, riding lessons or massages.

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.