Are you trying to figure out a family friendly vacation where kids can play hard outdoors and adults can relax, retreat, and play as well? A guest ranch or dude ranch vacation at Elkhorn Ranch is just the ticket! Once you arrive, keys, wallets, and hopefully technology can be tucked away for a week focused on family, new friendships, and time outdoors.
The week centers around horseback riding, family style meals, and time around the ranch headquarters to play outdoors, swim, relax and read, play tennis, hike or enjoy birds and curious Sonoran desert scenery, such as saguaro cacti. Rides are tailored to guests’ interests and abilities daily. Families can ride together, and then often the kids enjoy riding with other kids the most. All day rides for kids feature burger or hotdog cook-outs over an open fire and s-mores!
The week centers around horseback riding, family style meals, and time around the ranch headquarters to play outdoors, swim, relax and read, play tennis, hike or enjoy birds and curious Sonoran desert scenery, such as saguaro cacti.
Elkhorn Ranch has family sized cabins as well as side-by-side cabins where families with older kids can spread out. Kids are kids through age 18, and enjoy discounted rates. Kids need to be 6 or older to ride, and there’s no charge for the 5 and under set.
Trip planning is easy for parents, since the American Plan rates cover food, lodging and riding. We add tax and gratuity directly to bill, and no additional tipping is expected — so you know the grand total well in advance. We’ll pick you up at the Tucson airport, for easy logistics (additional cost, but likely less than a rental car and far more convenient).
Elkhorn Ranch has family friendly cabins available during the February 18 – 25, 2018 winter school holiday as well as many weeks of March and April. (The Easter week of March 25 – April 1, 2018 is full.) There’s room for one more family at Thanksgiving November 24 – 31, 2018. There’s space for a family reunion gathering of up to 15 people, or several smaller parties, Christmas week of December 20 (or earlier) – 27, 2017. (New Year’s week is full.)
We hope you’ll contact us to arrange a visit! And by the way, we do have a computer / work room with good internet and phone, that is by design not a play place for kids. It’s there if you need it, but we hope you don’t need to spend much time there!