Tombstone Ranch

Arizona USA: (GRAZ04)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/guest_ranch_arizona_tombstone.aspx

Introduction
Arizona USA
Just outside of Tombstone a new Western guest ranch has opened. Experience the Wild West and all that it entails, from the gunfight with Doc Holliday to a horseback ride into the sunset. Let stage coaches  pass you by in the vast countryside. Enjoy great views and listen to the coyotes howl. Here your dreams of the Old West come true! The Western program includes trail riding to your heart's desire, movie nights under the open sky, live country music around the campfire, western shows in the original saloon with international artists, Can-Can, stagecoach rides, pool parties, and much more.

This unique ranch offers everything a horse lover could wish for. Dried out river streams - also called 'washes' - drag on for miles through the country and perfect for nice canters. Novice riders will quickly learn in the arena the gentle Native riding style, characterized by respect and trust. We will guide you through some of the most beautiful country you've ever experienced, where the extraordinary scenery changes every few minutes. These trail rides are for all levels of riding skill in addition to offering unique photo opportunities for those who want to capture the beauty of the desert. Morning rides are long enough to enjoy the scenery, with as many rest or photo stops as the riders desire, and are accompanied with stories of nature and local history shared by the wranglers. Interested in some cattle work, we can set this up for you as well.

Lodgings are provided in luxurious guest rooms like "Wyatt Earp" or "Doc Holliday" along a special Western-theme street of the 1880s.  Vacation in Jail? Or maybe at the Grand hotel? You can select between 17 different guest houses. Each Western theme is special and individually equipped with authentic interior of that time - and of course an authentic Western Saloon is there for your evening entertainment -- you may even play a 'round of Poker' with Doc Holliday as the dealer. We also organize trips to into the Dragoon Mountains or into Tombstone, the saloons, the gunfight, shopping, Old Tucson Film-Studios, Tucson Desert Museum, and the Old Bisbee Mining Town.

Accomodation


Accommodations
This is a stationary ride, so all nights are spent at the same location.

Description
Vacation in Jail? Or maybe at The Grand hotel? You can select between 17 different guestrooms. Each Western-themed room is special and individually equipped with authentic interior of that time. Cozy beds, modern bathrooms, original decorations and loving details will ensure that you feel comfortable. Plus bath amenities, satellite TV, ac/heat, coffee maker and free WIFI. Of course, our rooms are fully air conditioned and so quiet that you can enjoy the sounds of nature undisturbed.
Enjoy the pool and whirlpool or visit the saloon and play a round of pool or poker. Laundry is not available for this trip. 
Because of the large number of horses, cats and dogs here on our Ranch and for the safety of your animals, we do not allow pets.

All rooms are equipped with AC and heating units, tea & coffee maker, hair dryer, high speed internet.


Standard Double Room (approx. 355 sq feet)
Each room has two queen size beds and a private bath.


Deluxe Double Room (approx. 400 sq feet) 
Take in the breathtaking view of the Dragoon Mountains or watch the riders having fun in the arena from the private terrace outside our Deluxe Rooms. Each room has its own unique old west décor with one king size or two queen size beds, private bathrooms with amenities.
 

Junior Suite (approx. 400 sq feet)
Wake up to a gorgeous sunrise, streaming in across the town in one of our western themed Junior Suite Rooms. Complete with a queen bed and a separate room with a king bed, private bath plus amenities.


Premium Suite (approx. 495 sq feet)

Designed with turn of the century décor our 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. Our Premium suites also have a small kitchenette with fridge and living space. Our 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.

Room Occupancy
Triple occupancy might be possible based on availability. Please inquire.
Single supplement applies if we are unable to find another rider to share.



Meals
Your all-inclusive package includes 3 meals, soft drinks and snacks per day. 

Breakfast
The full breakfast will provide you with plenty of energy to start into a day full of adventures. If you desire, start the day with a traditional strong coffee, bread, eggs and bacon. You will be able to choose from a great variety like pancakes, hash browns, made to order omelets, breakfast burritos, fresh fruit, yogurt, fresh granola and much more.

Lunch
At lunchtime you will be able to refuel from your morning activities and get a boost of power for the rest of the day.  Enjoy a delicious salad, soup of the day, tasty sandwiches and much more.
On our long trail rides we take enough food to feed you in style. Of course, we bring a lot of water.

Dinner
For dinner, our chef will pamper you with the best selection of gourmet foods while you unwind from a long day at the ranch. Enjoy a delicious salad before diving into your entrée - try our chef’s Ahi tuna, rack of lamb, veal chop or seared duck for example. To round off a long day of trail rides, hiking and much more, our chef’s superb desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth.

There is plenty of water (which you will need under the hot Arizona sun). 
After returning to the ranch there will be ice cold beer to buy, soft or long drinks, and savory snacks waiting for you at the pool.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater for special diets with prior notice.
 

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding


Riding Level
Whether you are an experienced rider or a complete beginner we have rides for everyone. Our healthy, well-mannered horses are like family, so let us choose your “partner” for riding adventures. In our herd we have horses for different levels of rider and we try hard to match guests to a horse that will make their vacation special.

Restrictions
Children must be 5 years old to ride a horse and 8 to ride fast or on the “experienced rider” trails. Moreover, our horses can only carry guests up to a weight of 230 lbs.

Itinerary


We invite you to experience life at Tombstone’s only Guest Ranch! Explore miles of open country by horseback, enjoy live music around the campfire, or take a walk to the monument of Ed Schieffelin, the founder of Tombstone, right here on ranch property. You can also visit Tombstone, enjoy the pool and whirlpool, or visit the saloon and play a round of pool or poker. Everything is possible, within the theme of the Old West of course!

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1:
Make your own way to the ranch or use the ranch's transfer service from Tucson. Then, check into your room and go for a stroll before enjoying your first dinner. There is no riding on your arrival and departure day.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at the ranch


Day 2:
9:00 Slow Ride
11:00 Fast Ride (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
1:00 Riding Lessons*or Archery
3:00 Slow Ride or Obstacle course
7:00 5 Card Draw with Arizona Bill
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the ranch


Day 3:
8:00 Cowboy Breakfast at the Chuck wagon
9:00 Slow Ride or ½ Day Trail Ride (for experienced riders)
10:30 Shooting*
11:00 Fast Ride (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
1:00 Riding Lessons*
3:00 Slow Ride or Team Penning (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
7:00 Texas Holdem with Wyatt Earp
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the ranch


Day 4:
9:00 Slow Ride
10:00 BB Gun Shooting* or Dragoon Mountain Tour*
11:00 Fast Ride (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
1:00 Riding Lessons*or Archery
3:00 Slow or Tequila Ride (slow ride min age 21)
7:00 Live music in the Saloon
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the ranch


Day 5:
8:00 Cowboy Breakfast at the Chuck Wagon
9:00 Slow Ride
10:30 Shooting*
11:00 Fast Ride (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride) or Team Penning (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
1:00 Riding Lessons*or Slow ride to Tombstone (for experienced riders)
3:00 Slow Ride
7:00 Faro (old west card game)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the ranch


Day 6:
9:00 Slow Ride
9:00 Trail to the 1800s (2hr local history ride)
11:00 Fast Ride (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
1:00 Riding Lessons*
3:00 Slow Ride or Team Penning (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
7:00 Live music in the Saloon
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the ranch


Day 7:
8:00 Cowboy Breakfast at the Chuck wagon
9:00 Slow Ride
10:30 Shooting*
11:00 Fast Ride (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
1:00 Riding Lessons*
2:00 Beer and Cheetos Ride (slow ride min age 21)
3:00 Slow Ride
7:00 Live music in the saloon
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the ranch


Day 8:
9:00 Slow Ride
11:00 Fast Ride (Mandatory to join at least 1 Slow Ride)
1:00 Riding Lessons*or Slow Ride to Tombstone (for experienced riders) or Archery
3:00 Slow Ride
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

*Activities available at additional cost (shooting and Dragoon Mountain Tour)



Riding Activities
Whether you are an advanced rider or a beginner, our trails are suitable for all riding levels with a wide variety of terrain, petroglyphs, and historic sites to visit. Join us on unforgettable rides to landmark destinations and ghost towns while enjoying the magnificent country. Ride as little or as much as you like.
We can also provide riding lessons for an extra fee.

Slow rides
For all levels of rider (walking only). Exploring the Tombstone hills, the rides are scenic and cover a variety of terrains including sandy desert washes, abandoned railroad grade, old jeep trails and hills once mined for silver. Take in spectacular views of surrounding mountain ranges, Tombstone town and of the land where Apaches, cowboys and prospectors once rode.

Fast Rides (mandatory to join at least 1 slow ride before joining a fast ride)
For a more challenging riding adventure. Walking, trotting and loping through the high desert terrain and a chance to really ride your horse.

Half Day ride
This ride takes guests on an adventure in the Tombstone Hills. With breathtaking views of the Huachuca Mountains and many prospectors monuments and abandoned mines to spot this ride covers beautiful country.

Team Penning
Try your hand at moving cattle in the arena!

Obstacle Course
You and your horse work together to perform different activities, crossing a bridge, going over logs, opening and closing a gate, and even getting the mail.

Specialty rides
- Trail to the 1800s: Our Wranglers take you back in time to visit local history. Petroglyphs, hand dug wells, mine shafts, rock cabin ruins, abandoned railroad trestles and the hidden valley are just some of the places to ride by.
- Ride to Tombstone: Ride to town just like Wyatt Earp and the gunslingers of the past. Through old ranches and along washes, step off your horse in an old Bull Riding arena and head to Allen street for an opportunity to look around the town, take in the sights, do a little Western shopping or have a beer at Big Nose Kate’s. Mount up and ride back to the ranch down Schieffelin Monument road.
- Beer and Cheetos ride: Wash away the dust with a cold refreshing beer, taste some empty calorie snack foods and share stories with good company, in the Arizona desert.
- Tequila Taster: Raise a red solo shot cup to your favorite western hero all while sitting on your horse on the desert trail.



Non-Riding Ranch Activities

Shooting with instructor – extra charge
For anyone who has ever wanted to Shoot old style guns that the cowboys carried. Instruction given.

Archery with instructor
We’ve got bows and we’ve got arrows and we can teach you and your family how to shoot like an apache. Instruction given.



Off Ranch Activities and Exploring

With so much to do and see in Cochise County, we have put together a variety of educational trips and adventures. Each adventure has an additional charge per person. These offerings are subject to availability and minimum number of participants. Some activities might require an extra cost — Please contact us for details and questions.

Dragoon Mountain Tour  (Minimum 3 people) - extra charge
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.

Chiricahua National Monument Tour (Minimum 3 people)
One of the most spectacular places in Arizona, this area is thought to be formed because of a volcanic eruption some 27 million 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.

San Pedro River Walk (Minimum 3 people)
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.

Trip to the town of Bisbee (Minimum 3 people)
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.

Kartchner Caverns State Park (Minimum 3 people)
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!

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

Sonoita Wine Tasting (Minimum 3 people)
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.

OK Corral Gunfight (Minimum 3 people)
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.

Downtown Tombstone Historical Tour (Minimum 3 people)
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.


Rates and Dates for Tombstone Ranch

Rates include:

Accommodations in standard room, All meals including snacks and soft drinks, 6 riding days and ranch entertainment, Use of facilities & Transfer from/to Tucson (if staying more than 7 nights)

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescription US$
    A
    20208 day trip, AP (high)$2035
    • Single supplement$185
      Upgrade to Deluxe Double, dbl, pp (max 4)$185
      Upgrade to Junior Suite, dbl, pp (max 4)$185
      Upgrade to Premium Suite, dbl, pp (max 4)$505
      Daily rate, standard, dbl$290
      Daily rate, standard, single$315
  • B
    20208 day trip, AP (mid)$1645
    • Single supplement$205
      Upgrade to Deluxe Double, dbl, pp (max 4)$190
      Upgrade to Junior Suite, dbl, pp (max 4)$190
      Upgrade to Premium Suite, dbl, pp (max 4)$595
      Daily rate, standard, dbl$235
      Daily rate, standard, single$265
  • C
    20208 day trip, AP (low)$1345
    • Single supplement$215
      Upgrade to Deluxe Double, dbl, pp (max 4)$175
      Upgrade to Junior Suite, dbl, pp (max 4)$175
      Upgrade to Premium Suite, dbl, pp (max 4)$525
      Daily rate, standard, dbl$195
      Daily rate, standard, single$225
Gratuity:
A 15% gratuity to the staff is added to your trip.
%
Minimum Deposit: ~$30.00 per person

Tax 1: 7.015 %

Rates Note:

** Daily rate available with minimum of 3 nights stay

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy
Gratuity: 15 %
Tax: 7.015 %  

Rates Note:

** Daily rate available with minimum of 3 nights stay


Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionUS$
2020 Transfer from Tucson return (max 4), per car (if staying less than 7 nights)
This is a "Group Rate" - to be paid locally
$350
2020 Transfer from Tucson, return, included in 7+ nights stays (min. 2 pax) $0
2020 Discount for 3rd & 4th person in same room -- please inquire $0

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
B 2020 01/01 - 02/14 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (mid) 1 /8 Reserve
A 2020 02/15 - 03/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (high) 1 /8 Reserve
B 2020 04/01 - 05/15 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (mid) 1 /8 Reserve
C 2020 05/16 - 09/30 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (low) 1 /8 Reserve
B 2020 10/01 - 12/16 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (mid) 1 /8 Reserve
A 2020 12/17 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (high) 1 /8 Reserve

Dates Note: Any day of the week - all year.
Sold Out Dates (as of 02/04/20): February 14-20 and 23-29 & August 15-19

Rates do not include:

Shhoting, Dragoon Mountain trip, Horseback riding lessons, Alcoholic beverages and other drinks from the bar, Guided sightseeing excursions, Gratuities, Taxes & Transfer from/to Tucson (if staying for less than 7 nights)
Pets are not allowed.

Note:

Due to COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic and certain travel restrictions we are applying some temporary policy changes to some of our tours.

For Guest Ranch near Tombstone (GRAZ04):

We take the spread of COVID-19 very seriously and have adapted all practices at the ranch to fit the CDC’s recommendations and those of state and local government.
We know these are uncertain times and we are grateful to each one of you for your support:  past, present and future.
 

For more information please visit our COVID-19 Updates page at https://www.hiddentrails.com/article/covid19update.aspx

Other Info
Meeting: Tombstone
Airport: Tucson International Airport (TUS)
Transfer: Tucson International Airport (TUS)

Climate:
                                            Tombstone area


Month

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Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

60

64

70

77

86

95

93

91

88

79

69

60

Average Low Temperature (°F)

36

38

42

48

55

64

67

65

62

53

43

37

Average High Temperature (°C)

16

18

21

25

30

35

34

33

31

26

20

16

Average Low Temperature (°C)

2

4

6

9

13

18

19

19

17

12

6

3

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

3

2

2

1

1

1

8

8

4

2

2

3

Source: NOAA


Seasons
The climate in Southern Arizona, only half an hour from the Mexican border, is beautifully arid and clear. With few exceptions, the days are warm and sunny, and the mild autumn, winter, and spring temperatures are no legend. Even if it becomes hotter in the summer, the low humidity makes the high temperatures quite pleasant.

The climate is perfect for riding all year. During July and August rides are only during the early morning end late afternoon hours. Even December and January offer great riding weather during the day.

What To Bring:
Ranch attire is completely casual, if you wish to dress up for evenings, Western wear is appropriate.

Recommended Items
- Jeans: pairs for riding and pairs for evening/daytime wear
- Belt
- Shorts/ Skirts: 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