White Stallion Ranch
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Best vacation ever
We just got back from a week long stay at the White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. It was the best family vacation we ever had!!! We have children ranging in age from 8 - 15, and they are already begging us to book our return trip to the ranch again next year (we have). The rooms are terrific, the food is absolutely excellent and the horseback riding is the best we have ever had. The owners are a wonderful, warm family. This is a vacation experience you just don't get anywhere else and we've been to a lot of places with our children.
There is so much to do - we left our rooms at 7:30 a.m and didn't come back until 10:00 pm. They have a heated pool, hot tub, tennis, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, billiards, ping pong and nightly activities after dinner. Our family gives this dude ranch the highest positive rating possible.
Now hooked on ranch vacations...Feb.1.2005
While my partner had to work for four days in San Diego, I decided to book three nights at the WSR. Wow, I'm now hooked on Western Riding! The horses, the food, my accommodation was great, and the owners and staff made it a wonderful short visit which I will hopefully return very soon for a longer stay... Fantastic location and the scenery was breathtaking...
Wonderful Family Vacation
Our extended family (16 people in all) spent a fantastic week at the WSR. The True family and all their staff. from wranglers to food service workers, went out of their way to make our stay special. Those of us who were not riders became comfortable on horseback through the cheerful guidance and support of the wranglers. The kids, in particular, had even more fun than they were expecting--between breakfast rides, slow and fast rides through the surrounding desert, mountain rides and team cattle-penning, they had plenty of time with the horses. We loved the fact that the staff worked to match horses with riders, then keep pairs that worked well together. Several of our kids brought home pictures of horses they had bonded with over the week.
We also enjoyed the nightly entertainment--especially "Critter Night," when we got to meet, learn about and HOLD a wide variety of creatures. (Holding was optional, but even I held the tarantula...). Since the pool is heated, we were able to swim even on chilly, starlit evenings.
The best thing about WSR, though, is the people--by the end of the week, we felt like family there. We can't wait to go back...
Love those horses
The True family really knows how to make you feel like you are in another wonderful western world. The wranglers are something very special and the horses are cared for better than some people I know. People come from all over the country and maybe the world to get a piece of this lifestyle and experience it first hand. If you do, you are sure to come back many more times, as I have done for about 20 years. I have been able to get in long weekend trips as well as a full week in this paradise. The food served at the meals is also first rate. If someone really wants a way to get away from the world's craziness, this is it. While you are only a few dozen miles from Tucson, it feels like millions once you feel the peace and quite of this ranch. You owe it to yourself to unwind at the best possible place on earth.
I have just returned from my third trip to the White Stallion Ranch and the magic is still there. The True's are exceptional hosts and the staff welcoming. I couldn't ride when I went to the ranch the first time, but now find that I want to learn more and the facilities at the ranch have made it possible for me to gain more experience. I have met wonderful people from all over the world, tasted the best western breakfast and ridden lovely horses in a true western setting. I have already booked for next year - may the magic never end!
My husband and I stayed at the WSR for three nights this past Sept.
What a faulous place. We didn't want to leave! My husband and I farm raising cattle and horses, so our major concern was the quality/care of the animals. The animals @ WSR are VERY well cared for ... we loved our mounts. I got to ride, team pen and learn barrel racing while my husband took slower rides. The food was great, the room adequate and CLEAN (we didn't opt for fancier rooms) the hospitality was fabulous, the staff wonderful, the horses fun, even the guests were a blast ....
what can I say... the entire place was a great experience and we are heading back in May...if you can ... go ... it is worth every penny you spend!
My Husband and I had a wonderful and relaxing honeymoon at The White Stallion Ranch.The food was excellent as well as the atmosphere .I come from a background of horses and it was great to see them so well taken care of. We had no stress whatsoever during our stay and the True Family and staff were so welcoming and patient . We plan to go back every year!
Best thing ever
o my god ,, this is the funnist time of the year i am 12 years old and my family as bee going here for 16 years all of us love it very much .
we count the minutes to go during the year there are wonderful activities for kids and it is fun riding horsed . when i go i never want to leave.
White Stallion Review
The entire staff was very personnal, professional, and dedicated. I felt that my vacation was presented in an educated manner. I learned so much in four days. I felt like I was back in time. Everyone was comfortable with each other, an honor system was in place, the guests enjoyed each other's company, and I felt that I was special during my stay.
I cannot wait to return. I have expressed to my friends that I will be back at another time. I hope to bring my friends with me so that they can experience a cowboy vacation. The White Stallion Ranch makes one proud to be an American!
So much fun!
My husband and I stayed at the wonderful White Stallion Ranch for 2 short, but action packed days in September. Most guests stay for a week, but we were not able to. We had next to no riding experience, but we each rode and had a blast! We were so impressed with how courteous the entire staff is, and the True family members are terrific hosts.
There are so many planned activities to choose from that even non riders have plenty to do. The food is very good and presented very nicely. All the other guests had already been at the ranch for a few days before we had arrived, and they were all very welcoming and obviously enjoying their stay. We even met one woman who has stayed there nine times, and she travels alone and doesn't ride! So, there is truly something special about this exquisitely beautiful piece of the desert. We wish the True family many years of continued success!
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