Tombstone Monument Ranch is surrounded by miles of rugged, open country, with views of the Dragoon Mountains. This was Apache territory, in the heart of Cochise County, and it is rich in history.  The ranch is 3 miles from downtown Tombstone which was a prosperous mining town in the 1880’s, and had a reputation for deadly shoot-outs, vendettas and plenty of lawless characters.
The ranch was purpose built to look like the 1880’s Main Street with dirt roads and boardwalks with 18 spacious guest rooms individually decorated in turn-of-the-century style, so you can experience the Old West without losing any creature comforts. Guest rooms are designed to represent the storefronts of Tombstone town and all the rooms are in easy walking distance of the lodge, pool, hot tub, parking, and corral.
There are trails suitable for all riding levels from advanced to beginners with a wide variety of terrain, petroglyphs and historic sites to visit. There is a network of dry creek beds and trails to take you through the Ranch and beyond on unforgettable rides to landmark destinations and ghost towns whilst enjoying spectacular sunsets, panoramic views of the sun-drenched terrain and wide open country as far as the eye can see.

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 GB of Newcastle on 01/10/2019

Ride Summary

What was your overall impression of the holiday
We really enjoyed the riding but a comprehensive add on package would have been helpful.
Unicorn Trails sales staff
Professionalism     (   ) Excellent     (   ) Good     (X) Fair     (   ) Poor
Friendliness     (X) Excellent     (   ) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor
Speed of response     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor
Efficiency     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor
Knowledge     (   ) Excellent     (   ) Good     (X) Fair     (   ) Poor
Other(please specify) Flexibility to work outside office hours     (X) Excellent     (   ) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor
Riding tour leader
Professionalism     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Horsemanship     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Pacing of Ride     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Concern for Safety     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Leadership     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Friendliness/availability     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Knowledge of local Culture     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Knowledge of local Flora/Fauna     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Concern with Environment     (   ) Excellent     (   ) Good     (   ) Fair     (X) Poor     (   ) N/A
Language skills     (   ) Excellent     (   ) Good     (X) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Additional Comments
As there where different leaders for the rides and team penning etc., I have given an overall score. Some members of staff on the ranch where absolutely brilliant in their care for horses and riders.
Horses and Tack
Condition of Horses     (X) Excellent     (   ) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor
Condition of Tack     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor
Performance of Horses     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor
Additional Comments
The stable could be improved by purchasing more saddles.
Meals
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Meal Quality     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor
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Accommodation
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Hygiene standards     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor
Miscellaneous
Transfer arrangements     (X) Excellent     (   ) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Other office staff     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Other ride staff     (   ) Excellent     (X) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor     (   ) N/A
Weather     (X) Excellent     (   ) Good     (   ) Fair     (   ) Poor
Was this trip accurately described to you beforehand?
    (   ) NO     (X) YES
Please give more details to explain your response:

Was there anything you should have known and were not told?     (X) NO     (   ) YES
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What could we do to improve this ride?
I think it could be beneficial to let riders chose their own horse for the week. First impressions also count for horse and riders.
How would you rate the difficulty of this ride out of 10 where 1 is very easy and 10 is very advanced?
5
Please explain why you scored it as you did:
The the horses where all very well trained, none of the rides where longer than two hours or included jumping and all rides where guided.
Would you recommend Unicorn Trails to your friends?
    (   ) NO     (X) YES
Please give more details to explain your response:
I have now successfully included a family member on a ride, so I can’t see why my friends wouldn’t enjoy it too.
May we use you as a reference for other people wishing to go on this ride?
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Any other comments:

Unicorn comments:

The itinerary will be planned around your riding experience and any other activities planned. You can sign up to any ride appropriate to your riding experience.

The dramatic landscape surrounding the ranch was and in many ways still is the real wild west and the rides take you there. Ride by ancient Indian Petroglyphs, abandoned Railroad grades and trestles, forgotten mines and old prospector’s monuments.
The weekly riding program is varied and designed to fit all levels of riders. It consists of: Scenic walking rides, Fast Lope/Trot rides, Half Day Rides, All Day Rides, Beer and Cheetos Ride, Tequila Sunset Ride, Ride to Tombstone Town, Team Cattle Penning, Lessons (extra charge)

Please Note: The minimum age requirement for Slow Rides is 5 years old and 8 years old for fast rides and Team Penning.

Scenic Slow Rides:
 
Outlaw trail
Ride up Outlaw Road for a very scenic ride with a great view of Tombstone town, some up and down hill, easy trail.

Petroglyph
Scenic ride, in and out of washes, on the railroad trestle, up hills, in and around granite boulders with spectacular views. Ride to ancient Indian Petroglyphs and an old, abandoned railway trestle, and past the Schiefflein Monument.

Plateau
Scenic ride with a little higher altitude. See fabulous views of Huachuca Mountains, the Dragoon Mountains and the Whetstone Mountains.

Toughnut Trail
Ride in and out of narrow washes, with some added brushpopping.

Railway Creek
Ride on Schiefflein Monument Road (the old road that connected Tombstone to Fairbank), join up with the old abandoned railroad grade then drop into spectacular Walnut Gulch. The ride ends with a narrow wash back to the ranch.

Wash Board ride
Ride on Schiefflein Monument Road (the old road that connected Tombstone to Fairbank), in and out of narrow washes, and on the old, abandoned railroad grade down to Walnut Gulch.

Griffin Trail
Ride down outlaw road to a brush trail. See spectacular views of surrounding mountain ranges from a beautiful plateau (Dragoon Mountains, Whetstone Mountains).

Buckaroo Trail
Begin your ride on Outlaw Road, guide your horse in and out of narrow washes, touching on plateau with scenic vistas and rock formations.

Fast Rides (90min inc test):
The fast rides consist of walking, trotting and loping (canter) (the ranch does not offer gallop/run). Lopes can be anywhere from 100 yards to ½ a mile and everyone must pass a test before going on a fast ride.

Stagecoach
Start on monument rd, drop into Walnut gulch, ride to highway 80, back along a steep sided wash. In and out of some brush until you hit the railroad grade.

Railroad Creek
Ride past Schiefflein Monument up to the old abandoned railroad grade then drop into Walnut Gulch. Ride home up the surrounding washes.

Cave and Road
Start on Outlaw Rd, turn onto Gunfighter alley to the “dead end”and drop into cave creek, discover and old cave and mine shaft.

Cave and Cross country
Start on Outlaw Rd, turn onto Gunfighter Alley to the “dead end”, return home like the old cowboys – brush poppin’.

New
Outlaw Rd to Gunfighter Alley, in and out of washes loop.
 

Specialty Rides:
 
Tequila Sunset – 1hr
Slow ride to the back of Scheifflin monument to enjoy some wine and cheese surrounded by amazing views of the old abandoned railroad trestle, petroglyph rocks, and Dragoon mountains

Beer and Cheetos – 1hr
Slow ride to the back of Scheifflin monument with amazing views of the old railroad trestle, petroglyph rocks, and Dragoon mountains and cold beer and Doritos as your reward.

Tombstone Ride – 4 hours (ish) roundtrip plus a 45 min stop in town.
Ride to town like the gunslingers of the past. Through old ranches and down washes, step off your horse in an old bull riding arena and head to Allen street for a beer at Big Nose Kate’s or to witness a gunfight. Head back to the ranch down Schiefflein Monument Road and the old railroad grade.

1/2 Day Rides - 4 hours
 
Ride from the ranch to the Dome mountain, then take your horse on an adventure around the mountain to see amazing views of the Huachuca Mountains, spot prospectors monuments and abandoned mines. Experience a cowboy lunch out in cowboy country.
 
Full Day Rides - 7 hours
Ride from the Ranch to discover the ghost town of Fairbank. Situated next to the San Pedro River in the Riparian National Conservation Area, Fairbank was the closest rail stop to Tombstone and was settled in 1881.

The Full day ride takes you on a journey down Walnut Gulch into the San Pedro National Riparian Conservation Area and on to Fairbank. The way back leads you to ride along the old railroad grade that once connected Tombstone and Fairbank, at a slightly higher elevation you will be able to view the spectacular panoramic views of the mountains that surround Southeastern Arizona.

Ride Schedule:

Monday
Slow ride
Fast ride
Slow ride
Tuesday
Slow ride
½ day ride (experienced riders)
Fast ride
Slow ride / team penning
Wednesday
Slow ride
Fast ride
Sunset ride
Thursday
Slow ride
Fast ride
Tombstone ride (experienced riders)
Team Penning
Friday
Slow ride
2 hr ride
Fast ride
Team Penning / slow ride
 
Saturday
Slow ride
All day ride (experienced riders)
Fast ride
Slow ride
 
Sunday
Slow ride
Fast ride
Tombstone Ride
 
 
 

 

Anything written by Nicholas Evans is a brilliant and captivating read, in particular The Horse Whisperer and The Divide.

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

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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

The 21 horses at the ranch are mostly Quarter horse and Quarter horse cross as well as some Appaloosa, Pains and Clydesdale.  and are well trained excellent trail horses. There is a wide variety of rides to choose from - from slow and fast rides; trail rides and team penning.


The saddles and riding style is western and you will be given tips if you are not familiar with this riding style or have never ridden before. Lessons in the arena are available on request for an extra charge payable locally.


There is a range of hard hats available as well as a smaller selection of boots. A safety briefing is given at the start of your first ride and a mounting block is available.

Rider requirements

Riders of all levels are catered for, depending upon their ability.

The minimum age for Slow Rides is 5 years and 8 years for fast rides and Team Penning, otherwise there are no age limits and there are plenty of facilities available for children.

There is no weight limit for riding within reason. The horses are all cared for and saddled/unsaddled by the wranglers.

There are 18 Rooms all uniquely decorated in turn-of-the-century style. You might just wake up in the “Jail” or the “Post Office”… Experience the Old West without losing any of the comforts of today. Guest rooms are designed to represent the storefronts of Tombstone town of the 1800's. All rooms are in easy walking distance of the lodge, pool, hot tub, parking, and corral.



There are 4 room categories:



Standard

These rooms have views over Main Street. Each room has two queen size beds and a private bath. Plus bath amenities, satellite TV, ac/heat, coffee maker and free wifi.


Deluxe

These have views of the Dragoon Mountains and a private terrace overlooking the arena. Each room has its own unique old west décor with one king size or two queen size beds, private bathroom with amenities. Satellite TV, ac/heat, coffee maker, and free wifi.



Junior Suite

Complete with a queen bed and a separate room with a king bed, private bath plus amenities, Satellite TV in both rooms , ac/heat, coffee maker and free wifi.


Premium Suite

Designed with turn of the century décor the premium suites create the feel of stepping back in time without losing any of today’s luxury. Complete with a queen bed and separate bedroom with a king bed, private bath with tub/shower combo and bath amenities. The Premium suites also have a small kitchenette with fridge, coffee maker and sink, living space, satellite TVs in both rooms, ac/heat, and free wifi. The premium suites also have a private patio with a spectacular view of the Dragoon Mountain range where Chief Cochise of the Chiricahua Apaches had his stronghold.


Schieffelin’s Restaurant serves three delicious meals daily, all with a home-cooked, hearty western style. Selections are from favorite family recipes, based on what’s in season, to insure each meal is made with the freshest ingredients. Be sure to share any special dietary needs or restrictions you may have and they will be accommodated.  Instead of à la carte dining there is the Chef’s Choice each evening. Breakfast and lunch offer a variety of options to suit all tastes. The Special Chuck Wagon breakfast is likely be the best breakfast tasted by a campfire.


Check in is 2.00pm and check out is 11.00am

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. Tombstone is usually about 5C cooler than Tucson as it lies at an altitude of 4,500ft while Tucson is at 2,200ft.

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

Ranch attire is completely casual, if you wish to dress up for evenings in Tombstone, Western wear is appropriate

Jeans – Pairs for riding and pairs for evening/daytime wear
Shorts/ Skirts – Casual – depending on time of year and weather conditions
T-shirts/Sleeveless tops/Comfortable shirts
Long sleeve shirts – we highly recommend riding in long sleeve shirts to block the sun
Outerwear – Jackets and layers are suggested
Walking/Hiking boots
Riding Boots – Not compulsory for riding, but boots with a low heel are the safest if you do not have riding boots
Chaps – Personal preference; not compulsory for riding
Sandals/Flip flops – For the pool/hot tub area
Bathing suit – For the pool / hot tub
Bike Shorts / Tights / Underclothing – To minimize possible chafing from riding
Hat / Stampede string
Sun Protection Items – Sunglasses, Lip balm, SPF 15 or higher Sunscreen, After-sun moisturizer
Gloves for riding
Camera
Plug in converter – If you are traveling from outside the USA

Check in is 2.00pm and check out is 11.00am

Programmes

This ride can be booked by the day and is open all year round, we recommend a minimum of 3 - 7 nights to see the area and enjoy the riding.

Departure Dates

Open all year round with any day arrival. Saturday arrivals have a 2 night minimum stay. Please see price list for the different rates throughout the year. Holiday periods of 20 to 26 November and 21 December to 2 January have special rates.

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 £
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp219
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1Single room per night249
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double - deluxe room pp245
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1single - deluxe room259
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp - Junior Suite245
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1single - Junior Suite259
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp - Premium Suite299
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1single - Premium Suite325
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite135
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1double pp265
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1Single room per night289
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1double - deluxe room pp289
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1single deluxe299
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1double pp - Junior Suite289
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1single - Junior Suite299
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1double pp - Premium Suite329
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1single - Premium Suite349
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite135
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1double pp179
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1Single room per night205
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1double - deluxe room pp199
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1single deluxe225
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1double pp - Junior Suite199
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1single - Junior Suite225
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1double pp - Premium Suite269
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1single - Premium Suite299
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night13rd/4th per person per room135
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pppn215
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1Single room per night239
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double - deluxe pppn235
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn235
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn289
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Jan-Feb)129
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Apr-May, Oct-Dec))129
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1double ppn265
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1Single room per night285
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1double - deluxe pppn285
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn285
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn329
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Feb - Mar)135
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Dec)129
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1double pppn175
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1Single room per night199
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1double - deluxe room pp195
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn195
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn239
2020 16 May-30 Septper night13rd/4th per person per suite (May-Sept)129
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1double pp pppn219
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1Single room per night245
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1double - deluxe room pppn245
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn245
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn295
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Jan-Feb)129
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1double pppn265
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1Single room per night289
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1double deleuxe pppn295
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn295
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn329
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Feb-Mar)129
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp255
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1Single room per night289
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double - deluxe room pp285
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1single - deluxe room299
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp - Junior Suite285
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1single - Junior Suite299
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp - Premium Suite349
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1single - Premium Suite375
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite155
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1double pp309
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1Single room per night335
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1double - deluxe room pp335
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1single deluxe349
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1double pp - Junior Suite335
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1single - Junior Suite349
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1double pp - Premium Suite385
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1single - Premium Suite405
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite155
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1double pp209
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1Single room per night235
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1double - deluxe room pp235
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1single deluxe259
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1double pp - Junior Suite235
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1single - Junior Suite259
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1double pp - Premium Suite315
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1single - Premium Suite349
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night13rd/4th per person per room155
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pppn245
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1Single room per night279
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double - deluxe pppn275
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn275
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn335
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Jan-Feb)149
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Apr-May, Oct-Dec))149
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1double ppn305
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1Single room per night335
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1double - deluxe pppn335
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn335
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn379
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Feb - Mar)155
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Dec)149
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1double pppn199
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1Single room per night235
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1double - deluxe room pp229
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn229
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn279
2020 16 May-30 Septper night13rd/4th per person per suite (May-Sept)149
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1double pp pppn255
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1Single room per night285
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1double - deluxe room pppn285
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn285
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn339
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Jan-Feb)149
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1double pppn309
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1Single room per night339
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1double deleuxe pppn339
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn339
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn379
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Feb-Mar)149
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description $
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp289
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1Single room per night325
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double - deluxe room pp319
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1single - deluxe room339
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp - Junior Suite319
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1single - Junior Suite339
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp - Premium Suite389
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1single - Premium Suite425
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite175
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1double pp345
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1Single room per night375
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1double - deluxe room pp379
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1single deluxe389
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1double pp - Junior Suite379
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1single - Junior Suite389
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1double pp - Premium Suite429
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1single - Premium Suite455
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite175
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1double pp235
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1Single room per night265
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1double - deluxe room pp259
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1single deluxe295
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1double pp - Junior Suite259
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1single - Junior Suite295
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1double pp - Premium Suite355
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1single - Premium Suite389
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night13rd/4th per person per room175
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pppn279
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1Single room per night315
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double - deluxe pppn309
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn309
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn379
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Jan-Feb)169
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Apr-May, Oct-Dec))169
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1double ppn345
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1Single room per night375
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1double - deluxe pppn375
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn375
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn429
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Feb - Mar)175
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Dec)169
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1double pppn229
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1Single room per night265
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1double - deluxe room pp259
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn259
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn315
2020 16 May-30 Septper night13rd/4th per person per suite (May-Sept)169
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1double pp pppn285
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1Single room per night319
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1double - deluxe room pppn319
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn319
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn385
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Jan-Feb)169
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1double pppn349
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1Single room per night379
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1double deleuxe pppn385
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn385
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn429
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Feb-Mar)169
No of   
days/nights
Riding days Product item description SEK
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp2,739
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1Single room per night3,089
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double - deluxe room pp3,055
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1single - deluxe room3,215
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp - Junior Suite3,055
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1single - Junior Suite3,215
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp - Premium Suite3,739
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1single - Premium Suite4,035
2019 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Oct-16 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite1,659
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1double pp3,299
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1Single room per night3,589
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1double - deluxe room pp3,599
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1single deluxe3,739
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1double pp - Junior Suite3,599
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1single - Junior Suite3,739
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1double pp - Premium Suite4,109
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night1single - Premium Suite4,359
2019 15 Feb-15 May, 17-31 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite1,659
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1double pp2,245
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1Single room per night2,539
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1double - deluxe room pp2,489
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1single deluxe2,805
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1double pp - Junior Suite2,489
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1single - Junior Suite2,805
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1double pp - Premium Suite3,365
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night1single - Premium Suite3,739
2019 16 May-30 Sepper night13rd/4th per person per room1,659
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pppn2,645
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1Single room per night2,975
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double - deluxe pppn2,945
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn2,945
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn3,609
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Jan-Feb)1,595
2020 1 Jan-14 Feb, 1 Apr-15 May, 1 Oct-16 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Apr-May, Oct-Dec))1,625
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1double ppn3,279
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1Single room per night3,579
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1double - deluxe pppn3,579
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn3,579
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn4,089
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Feb - Mar)1,655
2020 15 Feb-31 Mar, 17 Dec-31 Decper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Dec)1,625
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1double pppn2,165
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1Single room per night2,509
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1double - deluxe room pp2,449
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn2,449
2020 16 May-30 Septper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn3,005
2020 16 May-30 Septper night13rd/4th per person per suite (May-Sept)1,625
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1double pp pppn2,719
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1Single room per night3,049
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1double - deluxe room pppn3,049
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn3,049
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn3,655
2021 1 Jan-14 Febper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Jan-Feb)1,625
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1double pppn3,325
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1Single room per night3,639
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1double deleuxe pppn3,655
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1double pp - Junior Suite pppn3,655
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night1double pp - Premium Suite pppn4,089
2021 15 Feb-31 Marper night13rd/4th per person per suite (Feb-Mar)1,625
Recommended Reading

Monty Roberts particularly ‘The Horse Whisperer’.
For the equestrian traveller who would like to see what is possible on horseback visit www.thelongridersguild.com
Also a fantastic place to acquire your equestrian travel books is www.horsetravelbooks.com

Other Activities

Dragoon Mountain Tour:

The Dragoon mountains are where Apache Chief Cochise maintained one of his strongholds. It is said that the Apache’s disappeared into the granite mountains and not even the bravest soldier would follow them into the stronghold. Our tour will take you to council rock to walk where the Apache’s once walked and view the stronghold that was their home for many years. (Minimum 3 people)

Chiricahua National Monument Tour
One of the most spectacular places in Arizona, this area is thought to be formed because of a volcanic eruption some 27million years ago. Hot ash fell and covered the area, now after many years of erosion spectacular “Hoodoos” (column like formations) are left. The national monument also preserves the Faraway Ranch that was once owned by Swedish immigrants Neil and Emma Erickson. (Minimum 3 people)

San Pedro River Walk
Walking tour along the river in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. Designated a Riparian area by Congress in 1988, the San Pedro area is home to 84 species of mammals, 14 species of fish, 41 species of amphibians and reptiles and 100 species of breeding birds. It is also a valuable home to 250 species of migrating and wintering birds as well as containing archaeological sites that show the remains of human habitat from 13,000 years ago. (Minimum 3 people)

Trip to the town of Bisbee
With its colorful history the historic copper mining town of Bisbee is fun and informative to visit. Founded in 1880 Bisbee is known as one of the richest mineral sites in the world. And by the early 1900s it was a very rich, cultural and sophisticated but still with elements of the old west (found down in brewery gulch). Nowadays Bisbee is full of fascinating shops and restaurants coupled with interesting historical tours. Minimum 3 people

Kartchner Caverns State Park
Kartchner Caverns is one of the most spectacular living caves in America. Discovered in 1974 it is home to many limestone and mineral formations. Kartchner Caverns became a state park in 1988 and their guided educational tours are not to be missed! (Minimum 3 people)

ATV Tour
Adrenaline fuelled and full of fun three hour guided tours on ATVs to explore the local wilderness. Minimum 3 people

Sonoita Wine Tasting
With one of the major vineyard areas being in the high desert in the nearby Sonoita/Elgin area. With the altitude ranging between 3800ft and 6000ft the Sonoita/ Elgin high desert area has warm days and cool nights perfect for the grape growing season. Arizona wines are growing in popularity and the Sonoita vineyards produce some of the best. (Minimum 3 people)

OK Corral Gunfight
Watch the re-enactment of the most famous gunfight in Tombstone. Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday, Morgan and Virgil Earp fought the Clantons and McLaurys on October 26 1881 in a brutal gun battle at the OK Corral. Minimum 3 people

Downtown Tombstone Historical Tour
Cowboys, Apaches, Prospectors, Miners and Red Light Ladies are only part of the colorful history of Tombstone AZ. It was one of the last boomtowns in the old west. The town was very prosperous 1877 to 1890 and was considered the largest productive silver district in Arizona. Its population grew from 100 to around 14,000 in less than seven years. Find out more on a guided historical tour through the town. Minimum 3 people

Wildlife

There are 116 species of bird that thrive in the desert surroundings of the ranch. There are other various animals, flora and fauna, including many cacti!

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)
Transfer:
2019/20: Included for stays of 7 nights or more, minimum 2 people. Transfers for shorter stays can be booked for $175 each way for a maximum of 4 people.
Flight Guide:
London - Tucson return from £490-670. Please see "getting there" for flight information
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