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Treat yourself with an amazing ranch vacation in southern Arizona! This exciting vacation will treat you to the varied activities of two different ranches, one in the magnificent saguaro-studded desert and the other in the grasslands surrounding the historic town of Tombstone. Not only will you ride in two totally different eco-systems, you will also visit some of the most renown “must see” sites in southern Arizona. Definitely a vacation you don't want to miss!
Airport transfer included: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
During the vacation, you will be staying at White Stallion Ranch and Tombstone Monument Ranch. At White Stallion Ranch, the personal touch and hospitality of a traditional dude ranch is carefully blended with the service and amenities of a fine resort. The true family welcomes you to the ranch that has been their home for over 50 years.
The ranch has a warm, welcoming atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. Guest rooms are spacious and charming and situated throughout the ranch. White Stallion Ranch has 43 guest rooms and The Hacienda, a lovely and private five-bedroom, has a three-bathroom home, perfect for larger families, family reunions, girlfriend get-a-ways or small groups.
Every guest room has a private patio with views of the cactus gardens, mountains, or corrals and many feature gas fireplaces. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. Adjoining deluxe king twin rooms create deluxe family suites. The friendly housekeeping staff cares for your needs daily and all guest rooms are supplied with eco-friendly soaps, shampoos, and lotions. Hair dryers, mini-refrigerators, and personal safes are found in all rooms.
Take a break and enjoy a game of table shuffleboard, foosball, air hockey, or billiards in the air-conditioned recreation room. For something more relaxing, try the 27-seat theater and catch a favorite movie on the widescreen.
Want some variety in your activities? How about a game of tennis on the beautiful stadium court? Schedule a lesson or a challenging match with the tennis pro. Gather up a team and play some volleyball, basketball, badminton, or paddle tennis on the versatile sports court. All courts are lighted and available in the evenings. Tennis pro is available by appointment.
The Rearing Horse gift shop offers a wide selection of unique southwestern gifts, useful travel items, riding gear, clothing, and ranch-logo apparel.
Everything you could want for a great workout is provided in the fitness center, modern equipment, Sirius satellite music, clean surroundings, and a spacious sauna.
Beautifully renovated in January 2015, the sparkling, heated pool is centrally located and offers a jetted bench seat, spectacular mountain views, a shaded Ramada, and plenty of comfortable lounge chairs.
The indoor redwood hot tub is the perfect place to soothe tired muscles after a long day in the saddle. The Saguaro Serenity Courtyard, the newest addition to the ranch is an adults only patio adjacent to the pool, for a quiet contemplation and reading. Offering both sun and shade with luxurious seating and lounging options, it is a peaceful oasis in the middle of the ranch.
You will find an excellent selection of fine wines, domestic and imported beers, and spirits in the honor bar, well-known for its saddle bar stools and mountain view patio with fire pits.
During the vacation, you’ll ride early and late using the middle of the day for special activities and sightseeing. The mood will be set with a Margarita welcome party. Your horse activities will include a couple of riding lessons, scenic slow rides, rides with loping, team penning, a sunset ride, and a breakfast ride. There will also be chuck wagon breakfasts, archery, and shooting at Tombstone Monument Ranch.
You’ll start out with a shopping trip to Tucson. Tumacacori is your first stop of the morning. This non-restored mission was established in 1691, making it the oldest Jesuit mission site in Southern Arizona. The grounds are beautiful and the museum is fascinating. Next up is Tubac a historic Presidio that is now Arizona’s fastest growing artist colony with a 250-year-old Spanish history. Lunch is on your own in Tubac. Last stop is San Xavier Mission, founded as a Catholic mission in 1692 by Father Kino. Construction of the current church began in 1783 and completed in 1797. It is the oldest intact European structure in Arizona and is located in the village of Wa:k on the Tohono O’odham reservation.
The top of your must-see list in Tucson also includes The Sonoran Desert Museum, a world renown living museum / zoo. You will also visit The Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo with activities from mutton-busting to bull riding, barrel racing to bronc riding, it’s a thrill a minute. You are on your own for lunch this day.
Next visit will be Kartchner Caverns, Arizona’s newest state park. A memorable tour through a living cave and an exceptional spelunking museum. You will also explore Tombstone, the town which is too tough to die for historic sites and fun shopping. Lunch on your own will be at Big Nose Kate’s Saloon and end your day with a drink at the original Crystal Palace.
All of this plus there will be some fun evening activities like line dancing, jewelry making, cowboy singers, a nature program, and card games. Both ranches have a beautiful pool and hot tub and there will be time to enjoy them. The best part, of course, will be the wonderful new friendships you will create while experiencing a trip to the Southwest like none other.
This vacation will take place at White Stallion Ranch and Tombstone Monument Ranch in Montana, USA. White Stallion Ranch is uniquely situated between Phoenix and Tucson, making White Stallion Ranch accessible from Arizona’s two major airports. Reconnect with nature, family, friends, and serenity. You can ride through the unspoiled desert, rugged mountains, and cactus that have brought Hollywood filmmakers to the ranch for over 70 years.
A premium advantage of a vacation at White Stallion Ranch is that they do all the cooking for you. They offer a variety of meal options to please most everyone. White Stallion Ranch uses only the freshest, quality ingredients in the home-style recipes to create flavorful meals just like your mom used to serve.
All meals and snacks are included in your full American plan nightly rates, while the limited availability bed and breakfast rates only include breakfast as a full meal and the snacks and drinks available to all guests throughout the day.
The breakfast includes a cooked-to-order menu as well as an extensive continental buffet. The daily lunch buffet allows you to dine inside or on the patio with a selection of two entrees, several side dishes and salads, a salad and a sandwich bar. Fresh-baked cookies and fresh fruit are always available. Dinner is often a buffet with the main entrees grilled outdoors with a choice of two entrees and an ever-changing variety of side dishes. Delicious dessert options vary nightly.
Snacks are always available, including fresh fruit, chips and salsa, peanuts and the famous homemade trail mix. Coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate, hot and cold teas, and lemonade are available all day.