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TUCSON, ARIZONA

Ultimate Old West: The White Stallion Ranch Experience

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Program #20193RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Itinerary for Feb 1 — Feb 6, 2015

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Type: Other

Description: White Stallion Ranch is a 3,000-acre working cattle ranch run by the True family since 1965. Most rooms have original Western furniture. The spa and fitness center bring many comforts to this authentic setting. Horseback riding, hiking, hayrides, cookouts, team cattle penning, rodeos, country line dancing, telescopic stargazing, and campfire sing-alongs allow you to experience the absolute best of the Old West.

Contact info:
9251 W. Twin Peaks Road, NW
Tucson, AZ 85743 USA
phone: 888-977-2624
web: www.whitestallion.com

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated in regional southwestern style with art and accents from Mexico. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. All guest rooms have air conditioning and a charming patio. Views are of the mountains and cactus gardens. No televisions or telephones in rooms.

Facility amenities: Two tennis courts, heated pool, gym, hot tub, spa services, sauna and Fitness Center, basketball, billiards, horseback riding, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, petting zoo, full bar, library, piano, RoundUp Recreation Center, business services, meeting rooms, airport shuttle, no room phones, no TVs. Free wireless Internet access, guest office with computers and printers. Coin-operated laundry including detergents, etc. Additional horseback riding and lessons available at an additional cost; please speak with Ranch directly to arrange this.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements directly with White Stallion Ranch well in advance of program dates for additional nights' housing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 01 - Check in at Ranch / Welcome Reception and Orienta...
Note: Walking up to two blocks over packed dirt terrain between housing and dining hall/meeting room.

Arrive To: Arrive at White Stallion Ranch after 3:00 PM; check in at Ranch office. Ranch personnel will give you your welcome packet containing your name tag, up-to-date schedule and other important information and provide information regarding dinner and orientation.

Dinner: We'll have dinner in the dining hall. The ranch food is delicious, nutritious and healthy, and always gets rave reviews. Dinner is a often a buffet with the main entrees grilled outdoors. There is always a choice of two entrees and an ever-changing variety of side dishes. Delicious dessert options vary nightly. Special dietary restrictions, such as gluten free, low salt, and vegetarian are cheerfully accommodated.

Evening: After dinner, we'll work off some of those calories with country-and-western line dance lessons. Although these are optional, they're usually too much fun to resist!

Lodging: White Stallion Ranch

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Other

Description: White Stallion Ranch is a 3,000-acre working cattle ranch run by the True family since 1965. Most rooms have original Western furniture. The spa and fitness center bring many comforts to this authentic setting. Horseback riding, hiking, hayrides, cookouts, team cattle penning, rodeos, country line dancing, telescopic stargazing, and campfire sing-alongs allow you to experience the absolute best of the Old West.

Contact info:
9251 W. Twin Peaks Road, NW
Tucson, AZ 85743 USA
phone: 888-977-2624
web: www.whitestallion.com

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated in regional southwestern style with art and accents from Mexico. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. All guest rooms have air conditioning and a charming patio. Views are of the mountains and cactus gardens. No televisions or telephones in rooms.

Facility amenities: Two tennis courts, heated pool, gym, hot tub, spa services, sauna and Fitness Center, basketball, billiards, horseback riding, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, petting zoo, full bar, library, piano, RoundUp Recreation Center, business services, meeting rooms, airport shuttle, no room phones, no TVs. Free wireless Internet access, guest office with computers and printers. Coin-operated laundry including detergents, etc. Additional horseback riding and lessons available at an additional cost; please speak with Ranch directly to arrange this.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements directly with White Stallion Ranch well in advance of program dates for additional nights' housing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 02 - White Stallion Ranch History / Behind-the-Scenes ...
White Stallion Ranch History / Behind-the-Scenes Ranch Visit / Scenic Trail Ride

Note: Walking a few blocks or up to a mile over the course of the day depending on your physical capabilities; standing during behind-the-scenes ranch visit; getting on and off horses (mounting blocks available).

Breakfast: Our breakfast at the ranch includes a cooked-to-order menu as well as an extensive continental buffet.

Morning: Russell True, owner of White Stallion Ranch, and other ranch employees will tell us about the ranch's history, how his family established it, and how his children are preparing themselves to run it in the future. We'll also be treated to a guided "behind the scenes" ranch exploration.

Lunch: Our daily lunch buffet allows us to dine inside or on the patio with a selection of two entrees, several side dishes and salads, plus a sandwich bar. Fresh-baked cookies and fresh fruit are always available.

Afternoon: After lunch, we'll enjoy a scenic introductory trail ride, followed by some free time.

Dinner: At the ranch

Evening: This evening, we'll walk out to a selected area where we'll be able to view the heavens just as the early Native American residents of the area did; far away from city lights, the stars, moon, and planets are visible with amazing clarity.

We'll have an opportunity to view the magnificence through telescopes and binoculars (we'd encourage folks to bring some; even inexpensive ones make viewing more pleasurable) as a local expert explains what we're seeing and how to expand the experience after returning home.

Lodging: White Stallion Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Other

Description: White Stallion Ranch is a 3,000-acre working cattle ranch run by the True family since 1965. Most rooms have original Western furniture. The spa and fitness center bring many comforts to this authentic setting. Horseback riding, hiking, hayrides, cookouts, team cattle penning, rodeos, country line dancing, telescopic stargazing, and campfire sing-alongs allow you to experience the absolute best of the Old West.

Contact info:
9251 W. Twin Peaks Road, NW
Tucson, AZ 85743 USA
phone: 888-977-2624
web: www.whitestallion.com

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated in regional southwestern style with art and accents from Mexico. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. All guest rooms have air conditioning and a charming patio. Views are of the mountains and cactus gardens. No televisions or telephones in rooms.

Facility amenities: Two tennis courts, heated pool, gym, hot tub, spa services, sauna and Fitness Center, basketball, billiards, horseback riding, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, petting zoo, full bar, library, piano, RoundUp Recreation Center, business services, meeting rooms, airport shuttle, no room phones, no TVs. Free wireless Internet access, guest office with computers and printers. Coin-operated laundry including detergents, etc. Additional horseback riding and lessons available at an additional cost; please speak with Ranch directly to arrange this.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements directly with White Stallion Ranch well in advance of program dates for additional nights' housing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 03 - Trail Ride and Breakfast Cook-Out / Roping Clinic...
Trail Ride and Breakfast Cook-Out / Roping Clinic / Animal-Care Demonstration / Evening "Wild West Show"

Note: Walking a few blocks or up to a mile over the course of the day; getting on and off horse and riding to cookout location (van available to transport non-riders; standing for an hour during roping clinic and animal care demo.

Breakfast: Trail ride breakfast. We'll ride to a beautiful location for an al fresco cookout breakfast. (Van transportation is available for those who don't wish to ride.)

Morning: After breakfast, we'll ride back to the ranch for a roping clinic.

Those who wish may participate, or simply observe.

Lunch: At the ranch

Afternoon: This afternoon, there will be a demonstration and lecture on the care of the ranch animals. This includes grooming, feeding, shoeing, sheltering, and everything else involved with keeping the horses, cows, donkeys, burros, and other animals healthy and happy.

We'll also have the opportunity to help groom some of the animals.

Dinner: At the ranch

Evening: This evening we'll enjoy ranch entertainment, a "Wild West" show presented by Western performer Loop Rawlins.

Lodging: White Stallion Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Other

Description: White Stallion Ranch is a 3,000-acre working cattle ranch run by the True family since 1965. Most rooms have original Western furniture. The spa and fitness center bring many comforts to this authentic setting. Horseback riding, hiking, hayrides, cookouts, team cattle penning, rodeos, country line dancing, telescopic stargazing, and campfire sing-alongs allow you to experience the absolute best of the Old West.

Contact info:
9251 W. Twin Peaks Road, NW
Tucson, AZ 85743 USA
phone: 888-977-2624
web: www.whitestallion.com

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated in regional southwestern style with art and accents from Mexico. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. All guest rooms have air conditioning and a charming patio. Views are of the mountains and cactus gardens. No televisions or telephones in rooms.

Facility amenities: Two tennis courts, heated pool, gym, hot tub, spa services, sauna and Fitness Center, basketball, billiards, horseback riding, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, petting zoo, full bar, library, piano, RoundUp Recreation Center, business services, meeting rooms, airport shuttle, no room phones, no TVs. Free wireless Internet access, guest office with computers and printers. Coin-operated laundry including detergents, etc. Additional horseback riding and lessons available at an additional cost; please speak with Ranch directly to arrange this.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements directly with White Stallion Ranch well in advance of program dates for additional nights' housing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 04 - Scenic Mountain Trail Ride / Hay Ride and Cookout...
Scenic Mountain Trail Ride / Hay Ride and Cookout / Desert Nature Class and Nature Walk / Southern Arizona History Class / "Critter Show"

Note: Walking a up to a mile over unpaved desert terrrain over the course of the day; getting on and off horses; riding horses during trail ride.

Breakfast: At the ranch

Morning: This morning we'll take a scenic mountain trail ride. After returning to the ranch, we'll have some free time, then board the flat-bed trailer and embark on a hay ride to our lunch location.

Lunch: Picnic lunch; we'll dine outdoors beneath clear blue skies, surrounded by beautiful mountains and saguaro, ocotillo, and prickly-pear cacti.

Afternoon: This afternoon we'll learn about the flora and fauna found on the ranch, then embark on a desert nature walk where we'll see some examples of the same.

Upon our return to the ranch, we'll have another class presented by an expert instructor, this time about the history of southern Arizona.

Dinner: At the ranch

Evening: This evening, we'll be entertained by Phil Garcia, who will introduce us to some of his "critters."

Lodging: White Stallion Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Other

Description: White Stallion Ranch is a 3,000-acre working cattle ranch run by the True family since 1965. Most rooms have original Western furniture. The spa and fitness center bring many comforts to this authentic setting. Horseback riding, hiking, hayrides, cookouts, team cattle penning, rodeos, country line dancing, telescopic stargazing, and campfire sing-alongs allow you to experience the absolute best of the Old West.

Contact info:
9251 W. Twin Peaks Road, NW
Tucson, AZ 85743 USA
phone: 888-977-2624
web: www.whitestallion.com

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated in regional southwestern style with art and accents from Mexico. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. All guest rooms have air conditioning and a charming patio. Views are of the mountains and cactus gardens. No televisions or telephones in rooms.

Facility amenities: Two tennis courts, heated pool, gym, hot tub, spa services, sauna and Fitness Center, basketball, billiards, horseback riding, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, petting zoo, full bar, library, piano, RoundUp Recreation Center, business services, meeting rooms, airport shuttle, no room phones, no TVs. Free wireless Internet access, guest office with computers and printers. Coin-operated laundry including detergents, etc. Additional horseback riding and lessons available at an additional cost; please speak with Ranch directly to arrange this.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements directly with White Stallion Ranch well in advance of program dates for additional nights' housing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 05 - Natural Horsemanship Class and Demonstration / Sc...
Natural Horsemanship Class and Demonstration / Scenic Trail Ride / Art Class / Cowboy Serenade / Program Closing

Note: Walking over unpaved terrain on ranch grounds; getting on and off horses; riding horses during trail ride.

Breakfast: At the ranch

Morning: This morning we'll be treated to a class and demonstration on "Natural Horsemanship," a fascinatingly effective technique for working with horses.

Lunch: At the ranch

Afternoon: We'll practice our riding skills some more on a scenic trail ride.

After returning to the ranch facilities, we'll participate in a hands-on class with artist Ute Vaughn. Working with watercolors or ink, we'll try our hands at creating a small painting or drawing. Even those who've never tried before will be surprised at what they'll be able to produce and how much fun it can be.

Dinner: At the ranch

Evening: Gather at the bonfire ring and enjoy being serenaded by a a talented cowboy singer.

A brief program closing will complete our visit to White Stallion Ranch.

Lodging: White Stallion Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Six: Friday, February 06 - Breakfast and Departures
Note: Walking a few blocks from housing to dining hall

Breakfast: This morning's breakfast is the last meal included with the program.

Morning: Those departing from the ranch should check out no later than 11:00 AM.

We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, wherer you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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