The following article was written by a recent guest at White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. We just love these kinds of testimonials!
My twelve year old daughter and I had the Best Va-cay Ev-ar at White Stallion Ranch.
White Stallion Ranch has been owned and operated by the True family since the 1960’s. This is a busy ranch with lots of fun activities.
One quickly gains an appreciation for how well this ranch is run. The owners are on-site every day making sure operations run smoothly. Staff members are everywhere and always friendly. The grounds are immaculate. The horses are well trained and the trails are safe to ride. Fast loping rides are just the right speed for the kiddos. Meals are exceptional with lots of choices. Expect heaping mounds of steaks, hamburgers, ribs, pork chops, chicken and sausages – all freshly grilled. My favorite was the bottomless cookie bowl.
Everything is kid friendly. The movie theatre is connected to the internet so kids can watch their favorite channels and movies. The recreation room has ping pong, shuffleboard, pool, cards and air hockey. There is also a playground, tennis court, and basketball court. Add in the petting zoo, heated pool, and hot tub room and you basically have kid heaven.
In addition, my twelve year old daughter learned how to line dance and make cowboy art. She also got to hold a python, tarantula and scorpion during ‘zoo night’.
White Stallion Guest Ranch exceeded all of my expectations.
We arrived at White Stallion Guest Ranch on Easter Sunday 2012. Lunch was still being served and the office staff suggested we relax and take advantage of the buffet before checking in. After eating more submarine sandwiches and chocolate chip cookies than we should have, we were given a tour of the grounds. The ranch was large and all the buildings were gorgeous. The grounds were immaculate and beautifully landscaped. From the moment we entered the ranch we were impressed. Everything was as it should be. Every last detail had been attended to and not one thing was out of place.
We spent the next several hours just checking the place out. First stop was the petting zoo. The goats wanted treats and so my daughter fed them pieces of hay she found lying on the ground. Then we pet the horses. They were so gentle they came right up to us. My daughter was enamored.
The ranch was booked solid during our stay but the grounds were large enough where it never felt crowded. In fact, the large number of guests created a lively environment and my daughter never had trouble finding kids her age to play with.
Each night the ranch offered entertainment. Activities included line dancing, art projects, and western history. The show stopper was ‘zoo night’ where all the kids enjoyed seeing desert animals including a rattle snake, scorpion, tarantula, and assortment of snakes.
The horseback riding was exceptional. Our first horseback ride was the ‘blueberry pancake’ ride. After twenty minutes on the trails, riders dismount at a pavilion and feast on freshly made blueberry pancakes, eggs, and hash browns in the desert.
For our afternoon ride, my daughter went on a fast loping ride and I tried my hand at team cattle penning. We had a blast. There were also mountain rides, all day rides, half day rides, and wine and cheese rides.
White Stallion Guest Ranch has been owned and operated by the True family for over fifty years and they have essentially mastered the art of providing guests a fabulous dude ranch experience.
My daughter and I are thankful for the generosity and good will of the True family and National Dude Ranch Association. She has already informed me of my plans to return in 2013.
For more information about this amazing ranch please visit www.whitestallion.com or call 888-977-2624