Published: 1/21/2015 12:39:15 PM
A fine resort, White Stallion Ranch is a 50-year-old traditional dude ranch that flaunts a personal touch and excellent hospitality. Nestled in Tucson, Arizona, the ranch is famous for beautiful views of the unspoiled desert, rugged mountains and privately owned herds. However, if you truly want to appreciate these wonders, you need to be on the saddle. This is why the ranch has prepared four specials which you can book to free the cowboy/cowgirl within the city slicker.
#1) Take a Bridge Vacation with Dennis Dawson
Date: February 9-13, 2015
Cost: $1,119 per person for double occupancy $1,419 per person for single occupancy
Package: The package entails four breakfasts, three lunches, four dinners, an assortment of snacks and refreshments during the games, bridge games, and a happy hour with an honor bar. You can opt for horse riding for an extra charge. If you’re one of the 50 million bridge players worldwide, you’re bound to be familiar with the name Dennis Dawson. Dawson is a Grand Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League and a Bronze medalist at the World Championships. Winner of over 14,000 masterpoints across 200 regional events, he’s one of the best teachers you can get, especially since he imparts logical explanations and relies on a hands-on approach. In addition to two classes a day with Dennis Dawson (except on the first and last day), you can immerse in the ranch’s hospitality during Happy Hour and meal times. To further enjoy the ranch’s offerings and be part of the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, visit the ranch between January 31 and February 15.
#2) Ultimate Wild West Cactus Cowgirls
Date: April 12 - 17, 2015
Cost: $1,700 per person for double occupancy $1,857 per person for single occupancy
Package: With this package, you’ll get lodging for five nights-six days, meals, horseback riding and daily lessons, a margarita welcome party, country dance lessons, a ‘yoga for riding’ class, and Tucson International Airport transfers. If you’re a lady who wants to bask under the Arizona sunshine while riding a horse through 300-acres of open land, book the Ultimate Wild West Cactus Cowgirls offer. Whether you’re a skilled rider or a newbie, you’ll discover the beauty of horseback riding while learning important ranch skills such as target shooting and horse grooming. You can, however, skip ranch chores and entrust them to the professionals while you enjoy the sights of hedgehogs, palo verde trees and other flora and fauna famous in Tucson’s desert.
#3) Summer Bonanza for Spring of 2015
Date: May 17 – June 14 2015
Cost: $690 per person for double occupancy for four nights, five days $767 per person for single occupancy for four nights, five days $1,145 per person for double occupancy for seven nights, eight days $1,696 per person for single occupancy for seven nights, eight days Additional nights are charged extra while Single Deluxe packages are priced differently.
Package: The package includes lodging, meals, horseback riding except on Sundays, daily ranch activities, cookouts, and transfers from the airport. Summer just got special at White Stallion. The dude ranch offers its visitors the chance to enjoy the desert while it is in full bloom sans the scorching heat. While on horseback, prepare to discover a wide range of palo verde trees, cholla cacti and other beauties worth immortalizing in a photograph. If fauna isn’t your thing, you can get adrenaline pumping by helping the ranchers herd newborn longhorn calves before settling for the night after a hearty meal and a lot of fun with other guests.
#4) December Special 2015
Date: Nov 29 – Dec 17, 2015
Cost: $690 per person for double occupancy for four nights, five days $767 per person for single occupancy for four nights, five days $1,145 per person for double occupancy for seven nights, eight days $1,277 per person for single occupancy for seven nights, eight days Additional nights are charged extra while Single Deluxe packages are priced differently.
Package: The package includes lodging, meals, horseback riding except on Sundays, daily ranch activities, cookouts, and transfers from the airport. If you want to break free from the stress of the city, head to Tucson’s own authentic dude ranch. Let your hair down by dressing casually and forget about the winter blahs by enjoying a ride through the wild, wild desert surrounding the White Stallion. If you book early, you may even enjoy some great activities such as a steak cookout, breakfast ride, a visit to the Saguaro National Monument, and even a rodeo exhibition. As you can see, there is just so much that you can do if you decide to head to The White Stallion for your upcoming holidays. Just remember that rooms are limited, so make sure to book your own beforehand. To get in touch with the ranch, visit http://www.whitestallion.com/ or call at 520-297-0252.