Sports at the Ranch
Whether you enjoy playing tennis, cooling off in the pool, or perfecting your shooting skills, we have the space and scenic location to make your sports activities perfect. Tennis is offered at no charge and balls and rackets are available at the front desk. Our trademark oval shaped pool is heated to 78 degrees and is open from dawn till dusk. Trap & skeet shooting is a true western tradition, and we offer it along with expert instructors who help you refine your technique. Children 12 and older may shoot at the discretion of the instructor and younger kids must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Evening Entertainment Under the Southwest Stars
Experience a starry sky overhead and steaks, chicken and BBQ ribs over a mesquite campfire while our cowboys serenade you with songs you won't hear just anywhere. There's also a saloon with a cowboy balladeer and classical Spanish guitar music, and if you know when to hold 'em, there's a card room where you can try your luck. These are just a few of the many activities you can enjoy during your evenings with us.
Authentic Desert Habitat
Hike through the Sonora Desert with a guide or by yourself and see the famous Hassayampa River Preserve and its surrounding wildlife. Have you ever seen a Gila Monster? Get a first-hand look at the surprisingly diverse plant life, birds, and animals of the Sonoran Desert ecosystem with our resident naturalist while on horseback or hiking. You'll be able to spot some of the 300 bird species that call this area home and even see ruins of early desert inhabitants. Be sure to bring along a sketchbook or camera.
Educational Jeep and ATV Tours
When you want to really cover a lot of territory, sometimes it's best to hop in a Jeep, all-terrain vehicle or even a hot air balloon. We can help make arrangements for all of these so you can experience an entirely different way of seeing things. In a place where the sky is big and blue 340 days per year, it's hard to go wrong with these tours of untouched desert, ghost towns, abandoned mines, canyons and mountains.
Visit Historic Downtown Wickenburg, AZ
Wickenburg became part of the United States in 1848 by the same treaty that ended the Mexican-American War, therefore it is rich in the Southwestern culture of the 19th and early 20th century. Get the straight story on the town’s history at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, see the historical streets and buildings that exude the Old West mystique, and go shopping for antiques, Western apparel, and Native American crafts and jewelry.Ask our front desk to coordinate a shuttle to-and-from town!