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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
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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jan 5 — Jan 10, 2014

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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: 520-297-0252 xor8889772624
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. White Stallion Ranch now accepts Discover, Amex, Visa, Mastercard.

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, January 05 - Orientation and welcome reception; introductions ...
Orientation and welcome reception; introductions and program overview; country-western dance lessons

Note: Walking up to two blocks over packed dirt terrain between housing and dining hall/meeting room.

Arrive To: Arrive at White Stallion Ranch anytime after 3:00 PM. Check-in with ranch and your group leader before 5:30 PM. Meet your fellow participants and program staff during a welcome reception and orientation.

Dinner: Dinner in ranch dining room

Evening: Country-western dance lessons

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: 520-297-0252 xor8889772624
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. White Stallion Ranch now accepts Discover, Amex, Visa, Mastercard.

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, January 06 - White Stallion Ranch history; behind-the-scenes r...
White Stallion Ranch history; behind-the-scenes ranch visit; scenic trail ride; "Star Party"

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. Even those with physical impairments can mount a horse (thanks to mounting block) and enjoy a short trail ride.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the ranch dining hall

Morning: Russell True, owner of White Stallion Ranch, and other ranch employees will tell you about the ranch's history and how his family established it and how his children are preparing themselves to run it in the future. You'll also enjoy a guided "behind the scenes" ranch exploration; the scope of this facility will amaze you!

Then, view an instructional riding video in the movie theater.

Lunch: Lunch in the dining hall

Afternoon: After lunch, you'll embark on a scenic introductory trail ride.

Dinner: Dinner in the dining hall

Evening: This evening, enjoy a "Star Party" with a local astronomer. Don't forget to bring your binoculars!

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: 520-297-0252 xor8889772624
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. White Stallion Ranch now accepts Discover, Amex, Visa, Mastercard.

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, January 07 - Trail ride and breakfast cook-out (vans for non-r...
Trail ride and breakfast cook-out (vans for non-riders); roping clinic; animal care demos and hands-on; Wild West Show

Note: Walking a few blocks or up to a mile over the course of the day depending on your physical capabilities. Even those with physical impairments can mount a horse (thanks to mounting block) and enjoy a short trail ride, but vans are available to transport non-riders. Standing for an hour during roping clinic and animal care demo.

Breakfast: Trail ride breakfast cookout

Morning: Get on one of the delightful horses (mounting block available - and horses are gentle!) and take a guided trail ride - or, if you feel you simply cannot ride (and most people can easily do it), vans will transport you - to a breakfast cookout location. This is so much fun; the food tastes great in the fresh morning air and the scenery is spectacular. After breakfast, you'll ride back to the ranch for a roping clinic; you can participate, or just watch.

Lunch: Lunch in dining hall at the ranch

Afternoon: This afternoon, you'll have a demonstration and lecture on how the ranch animals are cared for. This will include grooming, feeding, shoeing, sheltering, and everything involved with keeping the horses, cows, donkeys, burros, and other critters healthy, happy and well-maintained. You'll have a chance to help groom some of the animals and to ask questions.

Dinner: Dinner in the dining hall

Evening: "Wild West" show on the patio

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: 520-297-0252 xor8889772624
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. White Stallion Ranch now accepts Discover, Amex, Visa, Mastercard.

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, January 08 - Scenic mountain trail ride; hayride and cookout; ...
Scenic mountain trail ride; hayride and cookout; desert nature class and walk; Arizona history class

Note: Walking a few blocks or up to a mile over the course of the day depending on your physical capabilities. Even those with physical impairments can mount a horse (thanks to mounting block) and enjoy the scenic trail ride, but vans are available to transport non-riders. Standing during cookout (a few chairs will be provided). Walking over unpaved terrain during desert nature walk.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the ranch dining hall

Morning: This morning you'll have a scenic mountain trail ride

Lunch: Get on board the flatbed trailer and journey off on a hay ride. Lunch will be cooked outdoors - yum! You'll be surrounded by saguaro, ocatillo and prickly pear cacti, stunning blue skies and remarkably beautiful mountains. Return to ranch after lunch.

Afternoon: This afternoon, there will be a class and nature walk about the desert flora and fauna found on the Ranch, followed by a class on Southern Arizona history.

Dinner: Dinner in the dining hall

Evening: Nature program with Phil Garcia and 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: 520-297-0252 xor8889772624
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. White Stallion Ranch now accepts Discover, Amex, Visa, Mastercard.

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, January 09 - Natural horsemanship talk and demonstration; scen...
Natural horsemanship talk and demonstration; scenic trail ride; afternoon art class; cowboy singer and bonfire; program closing

Note: Trail ride, art class, walking a few blocks from housing to dining hall/meeting room, standing during evening entertainment (a few chairs will be provided)

Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining hall

Morning: This morning, enjoy a talk and demonstration on natural horsemanship.

Lunch: Lunch in the dining hall

Afternoon: After lunch, you can practice your riding skills some more on a scenic trail ride, followed by an art class with Ute. You'll try your hand at simple art using water colors and ink - all materials are provided for you, and you'll have a nice souvenir to take home with you! Even if you've never drawn or painted, you can succeed in producing a little landscape drawing or painting that will bring you fond memories of the lovely scenery at White Stallion Ranch!

Dinner: Dinner in the dining hall

Evening: After dinner, you'll go outdoors to enjoy a western-style bonfire, complete with a talented cowboy singer, who will serenade you (and you can sing along, too, if you wish!). A brief program closing will complete your visit to White Stallion Ranch.

Lodging: White Stallion Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, January 10 - Breakfast and departure
Note: Walking a few blocks from housing to dining hall

Depart From: Depart from the ranch any time after breakfast. Check-out time is no later than 12:00 noon.

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

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
8 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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5
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