This riding holiday is based at a family run ranch set in 5 square miles of desert adjacent to the Saguaro National Park. The True family have lived here for 50 years and their personal touch and hospitality of a traditional dude ranch is carefully blended with the service and amenities of a fine resort.  Reconnect with nature, family, friends and serenity. Ride through the unspoiled desert, rugged mountains and cactus that have brought Hollywood filmmakers to the ranch for over 70 years.
 
The riding programme has slow rides both on the flat and up into the heights of the Saguaro National Park. Brisk lope rides provide a diversion for more experienced riders and the weekly team penning event is fun for all. Children are very welcome at the ranch and can join all the ranch's regular activities as there is no separate children's programme.  

There is evening entertainment every day from roping demos to bonfires and a lively bar. A weekly demo rodeo is a must to watch with roping, cutting, barrel racing and steer wrestling. When not riding you can enjoy hiking, rock climbing, tennis, basketball, volleyball, ping pong, shuffleboard, billiards, the library - and even a petting zoo! There is an outdoor heated pool and indoor redwood hot tub. The accommodation is spacious and nicely decorated. Meals are taken in the dining room or on the attractive outdoor terrace. The food is plentiful and varied.

Please Note: The opinions expressed in these reviews are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of Unicorn Trails Ltd. These reviews are "directly from the horses mouth" and unedited. Unicorn Trails may make additional comments for clarification clearly identified in red.

Review received from CT of Thornbury on 14/04/2018

Ride Summary

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Excellent
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We didn't have a tour leader as such, but staff at the ranch would score excellent on all counts.
Horses and Tack
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Meals
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How would you rate the difficulty of this ride out of 10 where 1 is very easy and 10 is very advanced?
5
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Good beginners holiday, but you could ride at a more advanced level if you were able, so something for most people. Family orientated.
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All round fantastic holiday and service
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Unicorn comments: Thank you for your feedback. Glad you had a great time! :)
RIDING
On this horse riding holiday, riding is offered every day of the week except Sundays and for all levels of rider. More experienced riders are separated. After having done a slow ride, and passed a lope check, experienced riders can join the faster rides. All day rides, weekly team penning and breakfast cookouts add variety and adventure to the regular riding schedule. Specialty 'Beer and Cheetos' and 'Wine and Cheese' rides are available for adults only.

HORSES
There are over 120 well schooled and gentle horses of all levels on the ranch.

ACCOMMODATION
The accommodation is spacious and all rooms are neatly decorated. All rooms have air conditioning, private bathroom, and a private patio with views of the cactus gardens, mountains, or corrals. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. Adjoining Deluxe King Twin rooms can be combined to create Deluxe Family Suites. Deluxe suites have a Jacuzzi tub and king-size bed. Washer & Dryer facilities are available on the ranch. There are 43 guest rooms and The Hacienda, a lovely and private four-bedroom, three-bathroom home perfect for larger families or small groups.

FOOD
Three meals daily are served, beginning with the breakfast buffet (cereal, fresh fruit, yoghurt, hot oatmeal, pastries etc.) and a cooked breakfast. Lunch is a plentiful buffet. Dinner varies between buffet and served and is always three courses. Substitutions are available on request and special dietary requirements can be catered for.

ACTIVITIES
Other activities away from the horse riding include hiking (guided and unguided), tennis, basketball, volleyball, badminton, fitness centre, horseshoes, shuffleboard, billiards, the extensive collection of books in the library, and of course the sparkling and refreshing heated pool and indoor redwood hot tub. There is a petting zoo with deer, miniature horses, llamas, pot-bellied pigs, and pygmy goats. One of the unique aspects of this ranch is the weekly rodeo where the ranch cowboys and cowgirls rope, ride cutting horses, barrel race, and steer wrestle. The ranch also has a movie theatre, game room, and hosts regular evening entertainment shows. Rock climbing and spa treatments are available for an additional fee.

Off-site and available for an extra charge there are five golf courses. Car rental is available and the town of Tucson with its many bars, shops and activities is on the doorstep. Day excursions from the ranch are set out for you on your arrival should you wish to explore the area. Hire of mountain bikes and visits to a target shooting range can be arranged.

SHOP
There is a gift shop on the premises. Nearby Tucson also has a wide variety of boutique clothing and old Indian design shops as well as the mainstream offerings.

Please note that all our ranch prices are fully inclusive of taxes, charges and gratuities. Extras commonly charged locally at ranches, and which we include in our prices are: state taxes (2-8%), local town taxes (1-5%), accommodation tax ($1-5/night) and gratuities (12-15% is commonly expected as the staff are paid largely via tips). Our prices include all of the above and are guaranteed not to be affected by currency fluctuations once booked.

Summer Extravaganza - 13 May to 16 June 2018
Relax in the early summer sun surrounded by the blooming desert plants. Palo verde trees, saguaro, ironwood trees and cholla cacti all provide the backdrop for the frolicking new longhorn calves, and for the many photographs you take to capture the memories.

Cactus Kids Special - 1 June to 31 August 2018
Bring the family to celebrate summer and keep the kids busy with a great variety of activities. We have horse riding, swimming, tennis, stargazing and art classes to name a few, and there are opportunities to learn more about horses, critters and desert rocks. This special is designed for families with children 14 years and younger. Prices are for a family of 4 (based on 2 adults and 2 children) sharing rooms. Rates for families of all sizes are available – please enquire.

We have an extensive range of Western Riding holidays across the world. Please click on the link below to go to our listings page: 
Western Riding Holidays

 

Please note: All itineraries are given for your guidance only and it may be altered on the ground and in accordance with the prevailing conditions by the organising team.

Horses & Riding

There are 120 horses of all types on the ranch. Most are quarter horses with some draft crosses and some arab crosses varying in height from 14.2hh to 16.2hh. The saddles and riding style is western - you are given pointers if not familiar with the style and most English riders find it easy to adapt to. Learning to ride is also a lot easier western style!


There are slow rides of 1-1.5hrs, mostly walking with the occasional trot; fast rides of about an hour where about half the distance is covered loping (cantering); mountain rides of 1.5-2hrs on very steep and rocky trails (no drop offs); team penning and all day rides into the Saguaro National Park.

Rider requirements

Riders of all levels are taken on this ride, everyone has a good time and rides to their ability level. All ages are welcome and there are plenty of facilities available for children. There is no weight limit for riding within reason.

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. There are 43 guest rooms and The Hacienda, a lovely and private four-bedroom, three-bathroom home perfect for larger families or small groups.



Every guest room has a private patio with views of the cactus gardens, mountains, or corrals. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. All rooms have air conditioning and private bathroom. Adjoining Deluxe King Twin rooms can be combined to 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, bathrobes, alarm clocks and personal safes are found in all rooms. Each room has access to high speed Wi-Fi. Laundry facilities are available on the ranch for guests.


There is a full size swimming pool on-site and a hot tub. Other facilities include: lodge/lounge area, bar, dining room, guest business centre, gift shop, game room, shuffle board & horseshoe throwing. The meals at the ranch are of a very high standard and freshly prepared. Lunches are often taken on the terrace buffet style, full American breakfast and four course dinners. 



Standard queen twin: Perfectly placed for viewing our spectacular Arizona sunsets, these rooms include tile floors, solid wood furniture and granite vanities. They offer one Queen bed and one Twin bed and bathroom with separate vanity area. You’ll be right next to the horses and conveniently located near the main lodge and dining room. 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed, occupancy 1-3.



Deluxe queen twin: offer one queen bed and one twin bed, a spacious bathroom and comfortable sitting area with couch and coffee table. These rooms are appointed with tile floors, solid wood furniture and granite vanities. Conveniently located near the pool and fitness centre with views of the cactus gardens. 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed, occupancy 1-3.



Deluxe King/Twin: offer picture-perfect mountain or cactus garden views. The comfortable sitting area is a perfect place to relax after a busy day. Private patios with gas fireplaces let you enjoy Arizona evenings under the stars. 1 King and 2 Twin Beds, occupancy 2-4



Family Suite: the newly renovated Family Suites offer two bedrooms and are perfect for families or friends travelling together. In the master bedroom, you’ll find a king bed, while the adjoining bedroom offers two twin beds and a twin day bed. These rooms accommodate up to 5 people and feature a large bathroom, with separate vanity/dressing area. You’ll also find a large closet in the master bedroom and a ranch-rustic sideboard in the front bedroom. Family Suites come with a private patio and views of the cactus gardens. 1 King and 3 Twin Beds, occupancy 1-5.



Deluxe Suites: offer the highest level of comfort and luxury on the ranch. Equipped with a large living room, with comfy sofa and working beehive fireplace, these rooms are the perfect place to unwind after a full day of activities. A luxurious pillow-topped King Bed in the spacious Master Bedroom provides a restful night’s sleep. These rooms also feature a beautifully appointed bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and a large vanity/dressing area. Private patios with views of the cactus gardens and East corrals let you enjoy the tranquillity of the ranch and the warmth of the Arizona sun. 1 King Bed, Living Room with Gas Fireplace, Jacuzzi Tub, occupancy 2.

Vegetarian or other dietary requirements can be accommodated with advanced notice. Please contact Unicorn Trails with requests.

Documents - Visa and Consulate Info

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documentation in place for your trip. If Visa’s are required the requirements can change from year to year depending on diplomatic relations. Please request information from the appropriate Consulate in your home country. Unicorn Trails will assist with any questions you have or supply any necessary supporting documents as required by the consulate on request.

General information:

All travellers are required to provide details online 72 hours prior to travel. For more information, and to apply online please visit the following website at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov. Electronic travel authorities once obtained will be valid for a period of two years, or the validity of the travellers passport (whichever is shorter). There is a $14 charge for this service (2015). Travellers who have not registered before their trip are likely to be detained and sent home.

On 5 January 2004, the US Authorities introduced the US-VISIT Programme. This means that all those aged between 14 and 79 travelling to the US are now finger-scanned and digitally photographed on arrival at passport control.

There are British consulates at many locations in the US, please check with the Foreign Office website for your closest one. In the UK the British Foreign Office gives travel advice on 020 7008 0232/0233 or see www.fco.gov.uk

Climate Summary

The Tucson area of Arizona has a dry desert climate with a wealth of cactus type vegetation. There are very few days with any rain, the climate is warm and sunny in the day time, cold at night in winter, hot in the summer with warm nights.

Climate Chart

Health

No specific health precautions are required for visits to the USA.

Medical treatment can be very expensive; there are no special arrangements for British visitors. The British Embassy and Consulates-General cannot assist with medical expenses.

Comprehensive travel and medical insurance is essential; at least $1,000,000 cover, which includes hospital treatment and medical evacuation to the UK, would be wise. You should check any exclusions, and that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake including horse riding.

For up to date information on specific health concerns please contact the Medical Advisors For Travellers Abroad. Their website can be found at www.masta.org

Health (ride specific)

There are no specific health requirements, but do bring plenty of sun block!

Electricity

The voltage is 110V in the USA and you will need a flat blade plug and possibly an adaptor depending on the appliance. Check the voltage input required for mobile phone and digital/video cameras before leaving.

Film and Camera Equipment

There is electricity on the ranch to recharge your equipment and film and batteries are widely available for purchase including a small selection at the gift shop on-site.

Packing List

Jeans or jodhpurs
Jacket
Long sleeved shirts
Casual dinner wear
Short sleeved shirts
Rain gear (no ponchos)
Sweater
Sneakers or soft shoes
Riding boots
Sunscreen
Chaps (optional)
Chapstick
Gloves
Swim wear
Pool towel

Riding hats are provided and while not compulsory, they are recommended.

Programmes

The ranch is open all year round. Sunday is a rest day for the horses, so we suggest Sunday to Sunday stays.

Departure Dates

2018 Mid Season: 2 Jan to 17 Feb; 22 Apr to 16 Jun; 30 Sept to 15 Dec.
2018 High Season: 18 Feb to 21 Apr; 16 Dec to 1 Jan 2019

2019 Low Season: 16 Jun to 28 Sept
2019 Mid Season: 2 Jan to 16 Feb; 21 Apr to 15 Jun; 29 Sept to 14 Dec
2019 High Season: 17 Feb to 20 Apr; 15 Dec to 1 Jan 2020

Pricing
Single supplement must be paid if booking alone.

Please see single rates in "detailed prices"

No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description £
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp219
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp235
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp245
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single249
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe335
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp255
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room139
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp259
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double- queen/twin deluxe room pp279
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp295
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single285
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe399
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp309
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room139
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp245
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double- queen/twin deluxe room pp265
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp279
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single269
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe379
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp295
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room129
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp209
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp219
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp235
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single239
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe319
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp245
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room129
2018 Summer Extravaganza 4n5d/4n4double pp919
2018 Summer Extravaganza 4n5d/4n4single999
2018 Summer Extravaganza 4n5d/4n4single deluxe1,339
2018 Summer Extravaganza 4n5d/4n4third person in a room549
2018 Summer Extravaganza 7n8d/7n7double pp1,529
2018 Summer Extravaganza 7n8d/7n7single1,665
2018 Summer Extravaganza 7n8d/7n7single deluxe2,235
2018 Summer Extravaganza 7n8d/7n7third person in a room915
2018 Catcus Kids 3n4d/3n3Family of 41,855
2018 Catcus Kids 3n4d/3n3Family of 52,235
2018 Catcus Kids 5n6d/5n5Family of 42,779
2018 Catcus Kids 5n6d/5n5Family of 53,509
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp169
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp179
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp195
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single205
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe279
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp205
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room139
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp159
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp175
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp185
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single195
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe265
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp195
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room129
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp225
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp235
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp255
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single259
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe345
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp265
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room145
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp209
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp225
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp239
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single245
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe329
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp249
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room135
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp169
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp185
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp199
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single209
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe279
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp209
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room145
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp165
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp175
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp189
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single199
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe265
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp199
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room135
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp269
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double- queen/twin deluxe room pp285
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp305
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single285
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe405
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp319
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room145
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp255
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double- queen/twin deluxe room pp269
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp289
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single275
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe385
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp305
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room135
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp245
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp259
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp275
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single279
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe375
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp285
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room155
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp289
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double- queen/twin deluxe room pp309
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp329
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single319
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe445
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp345
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room155
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp275
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double- queen/twin deluxe room pp295
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp315
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single299
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe419
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp329
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room145
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp235
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp249
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp259
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single265
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe355
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp269
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room145
2018 Summer Extravaganza 4n5d/4n4double pp1,029
2018 Summer Extravaganza 4n5d/4n4single1,119
2018 Summer Extravaganza 4n5d/4n4single deluxe1,499
2018 Summer Extravaganza 4n5d/4n4third person in a room609
2018 Summer Extravaganza 7n8d/7n7double pp1,709
2018 Summer Extravaganza 7n8d/7n7single1,859
2018 Summer Extravaganza 7n8d/7n7single deluxe2,499
2018 Summer Extravaganza 7n8d/7n7third person in a room1,019
2018 Catcus Kids 3n4d/3n3Family of 42,069
2018 Catcus Kids 3n4d/3n3Family of 52,499
2018 Catcus Kids 5n6d/5n5Family of 43,109
2018 Catcus Kids 5n6d/5n5Family of 53,919
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp189
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp205
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp219
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single229
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe309
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp229
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room155
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp179
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp195
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp209
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single219
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe295
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp219
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room145
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp249
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp259
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp285
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single289
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe385
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp295
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room159
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp235
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp249
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp269
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single275
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe369
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp279
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room149
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp189
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp205
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp225
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single235
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe315
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp235
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room159
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp185
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp195
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp215
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single219
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe299
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp225
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room149
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp299
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double- queen/twin deluxe room pp319
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp339
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single319
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe455
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp355
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room159
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp285
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double- queen/twin deluxe room pp305
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp325
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single305
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe429
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp339
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room149
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description $
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp279
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp299
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp315
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single319
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe429
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp329
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room175
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp329
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double- queen/twin deluxe room pp355
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp379
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single365
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe509
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp395
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room175
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp315
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double- queen/twin deluxe room pp339
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp359
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single345
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe485
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp375
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room169
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp269
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp285
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp299
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single305
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe409
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp309
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room169
2018 Summer Extravaganza 4n5d/4n4double pp1,179
2018 Summer Extravaganza 4n5d/4n4single1,279
2018 Summer Extravaganza 4n5d/4n4single deluxe1,719
2018 Summer Extravaganza 4n5d/4n4third person in a room699
2018 Summer Extravaganza 7n8d/7n7double pp1,955
2018 Summer Extravaganza 7n8d/7n7single2,129
2018 Summer Extravaganza 7n8d/7n7single deluxe2,865
2018 Summer Extravaganza 7n8d/7n7third person in a room1,169
2018 Catcus Kids 3n4d/3n3Family of 42,375
2018 Catcus Kids 3n4d/3n3Family of 52,865
2018 Catcus Kids 5n6d/5n5Family of 43,559
2018 Catcus Kids 5n6d/5n5Family of 54,495
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp215
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp229
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp249
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single265
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe355
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp265
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room175
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp205
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp219
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp239
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single249
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe339
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp249
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room169
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp285
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp299
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp325
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single329
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe445
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp335
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room185
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp269
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp285
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp309
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single315
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe419
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp319
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room175
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp219
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp235
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp255
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single269
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe359
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp269
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room185
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp209
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp225
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp245
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single255
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe339
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp255
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room175
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp345
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double- queen/twin deluxe room pp365
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp389
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single369
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe519
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp409
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room185
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp325
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double- queen/twin deluxe room pp349
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp369
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single349
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe495
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp389
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room175
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description SEK
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp2,535
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp2,689
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp2,845
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single2,899
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe3,885
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp2,955
2018 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room1,589
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp2,995
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double- queen/twin deluxe room pp3,205
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp3,415
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single3,289
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe4,595
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp3,579
2018 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room1,589
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp2,845
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double- queen/twin deluxe room pp3,045
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp3,245
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single3,125
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe4,369
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp3,399
2018 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room1,509
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp2,409
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp2,555
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp2,699
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single2,755
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe3,695
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp2,805
2018 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room1,509
2018 Summer Extravaganza 4n5d/4n4double pp10,655
2018 Summer Extravaganza 4n5d/4n4single11,589
2018 Summer Extravaganza 4n5d/4n4single deluxe15,545
2018 Summer Extravaganza 4n5d/4n4third person in a room6,339
2018 Summer Extravaganza 7n8d/7n7double pp17,705
2018 Summer Extravaganza 7n8d/7n7single19,265
2018 Summer Extravaganza 7n8d/7n7single deluxe25,905
2018 Summer Extravaganza 7n8d/7n7third person in a room10,585
2018 Catcus Kids 3n4d/3n3Family of 421,475
2018 Catcus Kids 3n4d/3n3Family of 525,905
2018 Catcus Kids 5n6d/5n5Family of 432,229
2018 Catcus Kids 5n6d/5n5Family of 540,655
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp1,949
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp2,089
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp2,259
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single2,385
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe3,205
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp2,369
2018 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room1,589
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp1,855
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp1,985
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp2,145
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single2,265
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe3,045
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp2,249
2018 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room1,509
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp2,565
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp2,705
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp2,925
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single2,979
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe3,999
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp3,039
2019 Middle Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room1,645
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp2,435
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp2,569
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp2,779
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single2,835
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe3,799
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp2,885
2019 Middle Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room1,565
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp1,979
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp2,119
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp2,315
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single2,409
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe3,245
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp2,425
2019 Low Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room1,645
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp1,879
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - queen/twin deluxe room pp2,015
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp2,199
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single2,289
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe3,085
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp2,305
2019 Low Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room1,565
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double pp3,095
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double- queen/twin deluxe room pp3,299
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp3,509
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single3,315
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1single deluxe4,679
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1family suite pp3,689
2019 High Season per night 1-6 nightsper night1additional person in room1,645
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double pp2,939
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double- queen/twin deluxe room pp3,135
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1double - king/2 twins deluxe room pp3,335
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single3,149
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1single deluxe4,445
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1family suite pp3,509
2019 High Season per night 7+ nightsper night1additional person in room1,565
Wildlife

There are 116 species of bird that thrive in the desert surroundings of the ranch and lists placed all round the ranch to help you identify them. There are other various animals, flora and fauna, including many cacti!

Other Activities

Some guests prefer petting horses to riding them. They will enjoy the hiking, tennis, basketball, volleyball, ping pong, horseshoes, shuffleboard, billiards, and the extensive collection of books in the library, and of course the sparkling and refreshing heated pool and indoor redwood hot tub. The petting zoo has deer, miniature horses, llamas, potbellied pigs, and pygmy goats.
Relax on the patios, or in the comfortable living room - or in the Saloon bar. The ranch is noted for delicious meals, cookouts, steak barbecues, and hayrides. Evening activities include moonlight bonfires with cowboy entertainment.
There is a weekly rodeo demonstration where cowboys and cowgirls rope, ride cutting horses, barrel race, and steer wrestle.

Off site and available for an extra charge there are five golf courses. Car rental is available and the town of Tucson with its many bars, shops and activities is on the doorstep. Day excursions from the ranch are set out for you on your arrival should you wish to explore the area.
Visits to a target shooting range can be arranged.

Other Country Information

The USA has 4 main times zones - Eastern Standard Time (EST), Central Standard Time (CST), Mountain Standard Time (MST) and Pacific Standard Time (PST).
Vermont is on EST, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah are all on MST, California is on PST.

Weights and measures are imperial although weight is always expressed in pounds, not stone. The US gallon is 3.8 litres in contrast to an imperial gallon which is 4.2 litres.

Mobile telephone: In 2015 3G is widely available throughout the US in cities, towns, villages and along main highways with AT&T having the best overall coverage and T-mobile offering better speeds in cities. 4G is beginning to be available in cities. There are still a few rural areas which have no GSM reception but do have the older CDMA telephone networks. To be able to call from these areas we recommend buying a cheap Verizon phone from eg Walmart (from $13) and topping up with credit. Almost all hotels and airports offer free wifi connection.

Travel Summary

Meeting-point (getting there):
Tucson, Arizona (TUS) airport or hotel pick up
Transfer:
2018: Included from meeting point for stays of four nights or more, otherwise $37 each way.
2019: Included from meeting point for stays of four nights or more, otherwise $25 each way.
Flight Guide:
London - Tucson return from £490-670. Please see "getting there" for flight information
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