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“White Stallion paradise” 5 of 5 bubbles
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White Stallion Ranch
Ranked #1 of 128 Hotels in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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“White Stallion paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

My 13 year old daughter and I had never been to a dude ranch before, and we did not know what to expect. We were delighted with every aspect of this trip, including the setting, amenities and the first class service we experienced at White Stallion Ranch. Set in a picturesque, movie friendly part of the Arizona desert, adjacent to the breathtaking Tucson Mountains, the location alone is enough to draw you back. Add to that the efficient, personal and discreet service, the down home friendliness of the True family and their staff, and the exceptionally well cared for horses and riding facility, and you have a paradise that can't be beat. We are both experienced riders in the English style, but did not have any trouble adapting to and enjoying the more relaxed Western style, and found more than enough variety of rides and activities to keep us engaged for the whole of our stay. It was an especially nice touch that we rode the same horse every day (unless we had wanted to change), and were welcomed by name as the wranglers led out our horses for each ride. A highlight of the week was the team penning competition, with young cows being herded into pens by guests on horseback. We were the only guests on a whole day ride, a great treat. There is nothing more delightful than being welcomed to a tasty cookout on the patio under the stars after a long day on the trail. The rooms are spotless, comfortable and TV free, and there is a great pool and jacuzzi, screening room and game room, as well as fireplaces and whirlpool tubs in the rooms. A wonderful vacation for families, with many quite small children enjoying themselves as much as the adults.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

White Stallion Ranch was fabulous. The scenery was spectacular. Riding in the desert with the saguaro and all the other cactuses, framed by a mountain backdrop, was a highlight.

I can’t say enough about this family operation and how they went out of the way to accommodate us. They picked us up early in the morning to get the required riding test in. The BBQ beef was superior, and cooked to perfection. They did not hesitate when my husband said he would like the whole huge steak...he was very happy. They accommodated us with a more suitable horse when requested, and we had may rides to choose from. They also delivered us to the Phoenix shuttle at 2 AM in the morning!

The accommodation, amenities, superior customer service and horses were excellent, and we fully understand why we meet so many repeat guests.

We have been to several ranches, but this has to be one of the best!

A special “Thank You” to the Trues!

Ron & Margaret Smith

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Burlington, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

This was our third return to the Ranch and once again it was as stellar as it could be. PArt of the experience is the pervasive friendly ambiance modeled by the staff and assumed by most of the guests. Although we travel as a couple, it's evident that this is a really good venue for single travelers to feel safe, friendly and comfortable. There's as much or as little social interaction as you wish, with no pressure at all.
The rides are varied and abundant. The horses are in great shape and its evident that they are well cared for. You may ride the same horse for the entire stay and have "bonding time" or switch to another if you prefer. Russell and all the wranglers are eager to make your riding fun and safe, so the horses are assigned according to the rider's ability.
There are other ranch activities such as hiking, but we come solely to ride in the beautiful desert.
The pool and hot tub are great. The food is very good, not gourmet, with something for everyone, and even the box lunch that you can request for the ride home is prepared with care and abundance.
The ranch is immaculately clean. The rooms are comfortable; the fireplaces are especially nice.
I could go on...

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Claremont, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

This is the most amazing place. Everything was perfect - the food, the staff, the activities and the accomadations.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

I've been by several times and it always looks like a great place to go. For more information check out this article.

http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/weekend-white-stallion-ranch-tucson-arizona-02-17-2012

Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Property: White Stallion Ranch
Address: 9251 W Twin Peaks Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743
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Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 128 Hotels in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€€
Hotel Class:3.5 star — White Stallion Ranch 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Celebrating our 50th Anniversary with the True Family ownership and our 75th anniversary as Guest Ranch. Known for exceptional guest service. ... more   less 
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