Rejuvenate your Mind, Body and Soul on a Wellness Ranch Vacation


  • Established

  • Owner

    The Cutler and Martin families
  • Manager

    George McGann
  • Tel

  • Open

    All year
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    Summer: $250 - $875
    Winter: $425 - $765
  • Minimum Stay

    1 day
  • Maximum Guests

  • Works with travel agents?

  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Large family reunions, Corporate Retreats, Weddings
  • Memberships

    Dude Ranchers' Association, Arizona Dude Ranch Association, ALHI (Associate Luxury Hotels International)
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Saddle up and make a perfect getaway to the warm heart of the Old Southwest!

Rancho de los Caballeros isn't your average dude ranch: experience the historic legacy of the ranch – refreshed.

The ranch offers full resort amenities and privacy, yet with the charm and intimacy of yesteryear – it's the kind of place where everyone knows your name and remembers your favorite horse. Don't be surprised if the friendly staff start to feel like family!

Come ride our rugged trails, commune with nature and enjoy breathtaking views of the Sonoran desert, the mountains and some of the local wildlife, while teeing off or luxuriating in a spa treatment featuring local desert ingredients.

Savor cookout feasts with old friends and old wines, or make new friends over fresh local fare in the nostalgic main lodge.

Bring the kids and celebrate holiday traditions, such as Christmas boots by the fireplace and Easter egg hunts.

Make it a memorable couples' affair, with peaceful rides and moonlit nature walks. Or why not plan a teambuilding retreat or family reunion?

At Rancho de los Caballeros there's always something to do, including doing nothing – preferably by the pool.

Good time to go

Starting January, 2024 the Guest Ranch will be open year round

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 5 and over

Younger guests are particularly welcome at Los Caballeros, with an entire children's program for guests aged five to 12 included with FAP meal package and is supervised.

The Caballeros Kids Program has been around since 1947 and generations of families have enjoyed the fun.

It allows parents to have some adult time: golfing, riding or just relaxing, while the children enjoy activities geared specifically for their age group.

Ranch counselors meet the children at 8am for breakfast when, after a hearty meal, the group heads to the corral.

Children aged eight and over enjoy a daily trail ride, while younger guests aged seven and under enjoy a ring ride in the corral, where basic horsemanship skills are covered.

Then it's off to swimming, tennis clinics, hiking, scavenger hunts or crafts until it is time for lunch!

After lunch the children are returned to their families:

1pm - 5pm is family time at the ranch where guests can enjoy a family horseback ride or jeep tour, trap and skeet shooting, archery or just a dip in the pool.

The counselors meet the kids again at 5pm for dinner and evenings are filled with games, a marshmallow roast around the campfire, or maybe even line dancing!

Meanwhile the adults can enjoy a relaxing dinner in the dining room.

The Caballeros Kids Program ends at 8pm each night, just in time to tuck everyone in bed for a good night of rest!

Minimum age children can ride

7 and over

Arts & Crafts

play-doh, coloring, sketching, Entire Kid's Club with activities both indoor and outdoor


picnics, outdoor play area, supervised swimming


scavenger/treasure hunts, board games, pool table

Baby Sitting

From age 0 to 4.

Baby Sitting Provided By

Ranch Counselors. For those too young for the children's program, Rancho de los Caballeros will make every effort to help you secure a babysitter for your family, allowing your children to join the program activities while still receiving the special attention they deserve. Pricing is dependent on the services the guest secure themselves. 

Ranch History

Rancho de los Caballeros is a historic ranch resort and golf club situated on 13,300 rideable acres of spectacular Sonoran desert.

The Gant family first opened the ranch doors in 1948, to honor the grand tradition of the Spanish caballeros – the ‘gentleman on horseback’ who explored and settled the Southwest.

The ranch’s rich history has made it what it is today and, while it has evolved over the years, the charm and service remain the same.

The ranch offered guests luxury facilities from the start, the original construction’s 40 main guest rooms complemented by a swimming pool and a tennis court.

In 1951 an airstrip was built to accommodate the private planes of early guests, and the ranch made headlines as the first in Arizona to implement under-floor radiant heating.

More recently, in the fall of 2006, a full-service spa was added, sealing Rancho de los Caballeros as a luxury ranch vacation destination.

Rancho de los Caballeros became involved in cattle ranching in 1953 as a steer operation, later developing into a cow-calf operation with the purchase of 100 cattle from the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation.

Although the ranch is no longer a working operation, cows still offer guests the chance to work on their cowboy skills with team penning activities in the arena.

In 2021 the ranch transferred ownership to another trio of families who have been multigenerational guests of the ranch for decades.

These three families and a new management team, complete with a three-year plan to upgrade facilities, will continue to deliver exceptional levels of service, while honoring the unique southwestern traditions for which the ranch has become famous.

In this way, the treasured history of Rancho de los Caballeros will be preserved for generations to come.

Your Manager, George McGann

With more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry, George started working with Rancho de los Caballeros in May of 2021 as Managing Director of the Ranch. Prior to this, George worked as Vice President of Transitions for Pyramid Hotel Group, where he was responsible for transitioning 40 hotels into and out of Pyramid. Before this position, he was the Managing Director of the Wigwam Resort Hotel in Litchfield Park for a period of 4 years.

Originally from the Chicago area, he attended and graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a bachelor’s degree in hotel management. George is married with one daughter.

Your manager


  • Enjoy

    Gourmet, Ranch-style
  • Meals served

    family style, buffet style, everyone eats together, scheduled meals
  • Alcohol

    available for purchase, wine cellar
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (formal attire), bar & grille, private dinners
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch-raised beef, ranch-raised pork, ranch-raised chicken, farm fresh eggs, ranch garden, organic produce, locally grown produce, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, Gluten free

Meals at the ranch are epicurean events not to be missed.

With the FAP meal plan, all are included in the price of your stay, and our talented chef and culinary team work hard to provide three inspired feasts each day.

Breakfast is a full buffet that changes daily, but is always scrumptious.

Lunch is another impressive buffet with a cuisine for every palette and poolside dining available. Guest may also choose to dine at our Los Caballeros Golf Club for lunch overlooking our award-winning golf course (not included in your FAP).

Linger with friends over an elegant dinner that recalls the sophisticated lifestyle of the original caballeros. Guests may also choose to dine at our fine dining restaurant 19 situated on our award-winning Los Caballeros Golf Course Thursday, Friday or Saturday, Brunch on Sunday.

The menu offers three delectable courses and dessert. An extensive wine list complements the ranch's exquisite dinner.

Guest Favourites

  • Shaved Vegetable Salad: spring mix, shaved local vegetables, roasted corn, pepitas, champagne vinaigrette
  • Ranch Burger*: butter lettuce, tomato jam, fried onion, BBQ aioli, french fries. *GF bun available
  • One of the favorite specialty drinks is our Prickly Pear Margarita. Hand-picked and hand-crafted prickly pear tequila puree and house-made margarita mix are poured over ice.

About our Wines

Our wine selections come from all around the world.

Sample Menu

  • Appetizers

  • Mushroom Tart- arugula | radish | Crow's Dairy chevre tarragon piston | onion jus
  • Beef Tartare- pickled mustard seeds | garlic chips micro sango radish | country bread
  • PEI Mussel- chili lime broth | heirloom tomato micro sango radish | country bread
  • Entrées

  • Seared Hokkaido Scallop- herb risotto | black garlic butter | fennel pickled celery
  • 6oz Niman Ranch Filet Mignon Au Poivre- “creamed” spinach | fondant potato pickled green peppercorn | demi-glace
  • Hand-made Linguine- roasted butternut squash | sage pesto | pancetta parmesan | local herbs
  • Braised Tofu- vegan BBQ beans | broccolini | cashew cream cashew crumble
  • Desserts

  • Prickly Pear Cheesecake- Graham cracker | prickly pear curd
  • Apple Pie Panna Cotta- cinnamon | house granola | caramel
  • Tamarind Spice Cake- cream cheese frosting | spiced cream


  • Address

    1551 S. Vulture Mine Road
  • Remote Location

  • Private Land

    10,000-20,000 acres

Nearest Town - Wickenburg

Wickenburg has a population of 6500 (approx), and is situated 5 miles / 15 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in Wickenburg include: grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, hospital, bank, atm, gas station, museum.

For shopping Wickenburg offers: small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, western wear.

Nearest Airports

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix


65 miles / 1 hour 15 mins


Delta, United, Horizon, Alaska, United Express, American Airlines, Southwest, US Airways, American Airlines

Ranch shuttle


Private Air Travel

Nearest location(s)


Travel by



10 miles

Ranch shuttle



  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

  • Rides are grouped by

    Age, Ability, Families ride together
  • Max riders per ride

  • Wranglers per ride

  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Guest Horses

  • Horse Types

    Quarterhorse, Draft, Paints
  • Hours in the saddle

    Morning - 2 hours
    Afternoon - 2 hours

The Setting

Private Land (10,000-20,000 acres)

We have more than 13,300 rideable acres of rolling hillsides, wide-open spaces and flowering Sonoran Desert beauty.

Our Riding

Scheduled rides

Our beautiful herd of 100 horses, recently rebuilt corral, and professional wranglers welcome you to learn the basics or sharpen your skills during your luxury ranch getaway. 

Weight limit for riding

225-250 lbs

Riding considerations

no riding experience needed, We offer accessible riding programs for riders with varying needs, We consider height and athletic ability as well as a guest's weight

Hours in the saddle

Morning rides depart at 10am, with afternoon rides departing at 2:30pm. Nature rides and lessons are also available. 

Why our riding stands out

  • With more than 13,300 rideable acres of rolling hillsides, wide-open spaces and flowering Sonoran Desert beauty, you can ride all week and never see the same trail twice
  • All levels of ability are welcome, from beginners to advanced, with each guest individually matched to one of the ranch's 100 horses
  • Exceptional riding for children, with the Cabelleros Kids Program. Family rides are also offered

Sample Riding Itinerary

Rides depart from the corrals daily at 10am and 2:30pm, except on Sunday afternoons.

Nature rides are regularly scheduled.

Children ride in the Caballeros Kids Program in the morning and family rides are available in the afternoons.

Riding Lessons

Priced at $100/hour per person


lessons are additional, basic riding lessons, advanced horsemanship lessons

Given by



in the arena

Arena Work

The ranch's team penning activities are mostly for adults, but if some of the kids aged ten upwards have been on loping rides, they're more than welcome to sign up. Teams are broken into groups of three or four guests, plus a cowboy. There are a dozen yearling steers in the arena - your job is to ride in, cut three out of the bunch and, with your teammates, herd them to the other end of the arena into a 12ft by 12ft pen. Your team cowboy will give you as much or as little help as you desire during this timed event!


outdoor arena


penning, roping from the ground, barrels, rodeo


  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    Summer: $250 - $875
    Winter: $425 - $765
  • Minimum Stay

    1 day
  • Preferred Arrival Day

    Summer: Sun, Any day is fine
    Winter: Sun
  • Preferred Departure Day

  • Style of accommodation

    Western rustic chic
  • Packages available

    2 night
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Rancho de los Caballeros can cater for up to 300 guests. See below for details and indicative rates.

Lodge | Casitas

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

$290 - $525
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

1 night


Luxurious Casitas for up to four people. 
Meal plan options available.


Private bathroom


fridge, hair dryer, seating area, air conditioning


tv, dvd, vhs, jetted tub in bath

Booking Policy

Children ages four and under stay free in a room with an adult.

Two night minimum stay. Minimum two nights' deposit required at time of confirmation.



A state sales tax of 7.27% is added to the room rate and 6.27% is added to the meals package rate for each night of guest stay.


At Rancho de los Caballeros, we pride ourselves on the ability to hire the best service staff to provide exemplary service for our guests in a worry-free environment. A 15% gratuity charge is added to each night of guest stay, meals and all activities, so no additional gratuities are required at any time during your stay.


  • You can borrow

    Cowboy hats, Cowboy boots, Riding helmets, Saddle bags
  • Communications

    Wireless Internet/Wifi, telephone.
  • Cell Networks

  • Business Services

    Conference center, printers, common computer.
  • Meeting Rooms / Conference Facilites

    For groups of 100 & over.



We have three retail areas on-site for those that want to take more than memories home:

NEW Trading Post Gift Shop: featuring custom jewelry, cowboy hats and boots, men's/women's/children's apparel, Sun C collection, locally made products and more. You can also shop online at:

Golf Shop: featuring golf and leisure apparel, golf accessories, shoes, boots and more.

Spa: featuring skincare products, aromatherapy candles, Athleisure wear and robes, and more.

Outdoor Activities

tennis, Yoga, Golf - 18 hole course, sporting clays, wagon rides, bird watching, Shooting - trap / clays, Tennis, pickleball, archery, guided e-bike rides, guided Jeep rentals, nature hikes and rides, bird-watching, Hassayampa River Preserve tours

Water based Activities

outdoor pool


relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, rock treatments, couples massage, scrubs, manicures, facials, pedicures

Fishing & Wildlife


Birds, rabbits, coyotes, javelina, snakes

Additional Services

Corporate Retreats

For groups of 100 & over.

With 12,500 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor meeting space, adventurous team-building activities and miles of surrounding solitude, Rancho de los Caballeros is an invigorating atmosphere of uncommon focus.


We can cater for groups of 100 & over.

For the ultimate in privacy and seclusion, book at the ranch for your wedding celebration.

Our staff and facilities will be at your disposal, and you, your family and friends can enjoy each other's company at a party they'll never forget.

Local Attractions

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Become enriched with the heritage of the historic town of Wickenburg while visiting the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Guests are invited to learn more about Western culture and the town as you wander through the museum’s large gallery rooms. Past exhibit topics include Trappings of the American West, Historic Navajo Textiles, Chuck Wagons and Conestogas, Freight Wagons, Stagecoaches, and Paintings of the West. Check out their calendar to see if there are any special events going on during your stay!


6 miles / 15 mins

Ranch shuttle


Del E. Webb Performing Arts Center

Since 2000, the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts has made it its mission to present thrilling live performances to its audiences. With an aim of offering culturally diverse and educational experiences, this non-for-profit organization has been working to foster a strong relationship with the arts community of Wickenburg. The main theatre boasts seating for up to 600 guests and is located within the heart of the Wickenburg High School campus. During your stay at our desert ranch, be sure to visit downtown Wickenburg for a night out of unique entertainment!


2 miles / 15 mins

Ranch shuttle


Hassayampa River Preserve

For over a quarter of a century, the Hassayampa River Preserve has been operating to conserve this delicate ecosystem in the Sonoran Desert. The efforts to protect the wildlife in this area have seen great strides since partnering with the Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Department in January 2017. Most of the water that flows through the 770 sprawling acres of the River Preserve is underground however, the parts that do emerge display crystal-clear, sparkling water. The breathtaking water flow and diverse wildlife that inhabits the area are beautiful sights to see. During your stay at Rancho de los Caballeros, be sure to check out this breathtaking nature preserve near our ranch.


18 miles / 15 mins

Ranch shuttle



  • You can be assured of quality service, the owners have been focused on great guest experiences since 1948.
  • With approximately 100 solid horses in the corral and an experienced team of wranglers, they can offer rides for all skill levels and the opportunity to work with cattle through team penning. The staff make an effort to get to know each guest and remember his/her favorite horse.
  • Covering 20,000 acres of the Sonoran Desert, the Rancho offers the best views of the desert, and a true escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
  • You will enjoy award-winning golf, four tennis courts, a full-service spa and quality dining


  • You may wait a long time for meals, but the food is excellent.
  • No cattle pasture gathers available, but there's plenty of opportunity to hone your cowboy skills with team penning in the arena.

Visitor Reviews

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A special family place!

A special jewel that still has the unique feel from the time I went there the first time over 40 years ago. The horseback riding, food, golf and staff are amazing. The Ranch is great for families with the special kids program that they have.

5 stars

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