Authentic Dude Ranch Experience for Two

Bidding Supports: Farewell With Grace (Dallas, TX)

Item Number
167
Online Close:
Jun 3, 2024 6:00 PM CDT  –  Bid Extension

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Description

Wickenburg, AZ

3 Nights

1 Bedrooms

Sleeps up to 2

Valid for a wide range of dates throughout the year. Book within 18 months and complete travel within 21 months of event date.

Experience this 3-Night Getaway for Two to Kay El Bar Dude Ranch. Well before Wickenburg, Arizona became known as ?The Dude Ranching Capital of the World,? Kay El Bar was welcoming guests. In fact, it was the first in 1918. Kay El Bar has offered an authentic dude ranch experience for over 100 years. From the Homestead House, built in 1914, to the large adobe lodge, built in 1926, Kay El Bar offers the best of a cherished Arizona tradition. Ride the trails, enjoy the pool and whirlpool spa, hike, or rest in the lodge living room. Whatever you want, you will find peace and relaxation at your own pace.

INCLUDES:
- 3-night stay for 2 guests
- Daily meals
- Horseback riding


Reviews of Kay El Bar Guest Ranch
"I spent a long weekend at this beautiful ranch with a friend and was delighted with every detail of my stay. Its unique historic atmosphere is carried throughout the ranch . We rode the stunning Sonoran Desert trails with expert and friendly wranglers and then relaxed in the jacuzzi at days end. Our meals were delectable, and the staff were super attentive. It was absolutely wonderful, and I am already planning my next visit. A perfect 10 experience." - KTGW
?From the moment you step out of your car and back in time at the Kay el Bar, you feel welcome and excited for all the ranch has to offer. Some of the best riding I've experienced at a ranch to date with an amazing horse and fantastic wranglers to guide us on our daily rides. The rooms are very clean and so comfortable, the food is fresh and delicious - always looked forward to those wonderful meals during our stay. Loved Kyle and Emily's friendly management style - we felt incredibly well cared for and enjoyed every minute of our visit. Will be planning a return visit for sure!? - Lise B.
?I had a fabulous stay! I was part of a group of childhood friends reuniting for the first time in decades. The grounds are lovely, the food was great, the staff friendly and knowledgeable. The rooms were super comfortable. We enjoyed hanging out around the pool, and in the lounge, and of course riding (well, I couldn't ride, but everyone else did and they had a great time). The website is entirely accurate: authentic, intimate and friendly. Highly recommended!? - Kristin L.

DINING
Each delicious meal is cooked by our professional chef in the homey ranch kitchen. Our guests rave about the food, which always includes plenty of choices and is served family-style in the dining room, on the patio, and on the trail. And we never skip dessert?fresh-baked cookies and pastries hot from the oven after each lunch and dinner. A fresh pot of coffee is ready in the lodge for our early risers, followed by breakfast before the first ride. We serve cowboy-hearty breakfast, including fresh fruit, cereal, and home-made specialties of the day.Lunch is usually enjoyed on the dining patio between the morning and afternoon rides.There?s a social hour every evening in the lodge; it?s a great way to swap stories and mingle with fellow guests and the wranglers. Dinner is served family style in the dining room or on the patio. Savor home-cooked goodness, including garden vegetables and crisp salads and warm rolls, as well as choice meats, fish and poultry.

RIDING
Life at the Kay El Bar centers around our horses and riding program, and a well-trained string of horses for every experience level ? beginner, intermediate and advanced. Before breakfast riders can come down to the corral and groom their horse if they'd like. During orientation, the staff will go over western riding techniques and explain safety precautions with the group. We?ll provide boots and hats if you haven't brought your own. It is suggested you wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, socks and sunscreen. The morning ride departs at about 9 a.m., and the afternoon ride at about 2 p.m. All-day rides are available by request. Rides go out twice daily except Sunday and holidays, when the horses have the afternoon off. On Sundays riders have a light breakfast before hitting the trail and enjoy a cowboy cookout style brunch in the desert before their return.

HIKING
onsider a hike on our ranch trail. Up high in the blue desert sky you may see such predator birds as the red-tailed hawk or turkey vultures, and don?t be surprised if a small group of Gamble Quail crosses your path. The nearby terrain features a variety of cacti, including the incredible giant saguaro (pronounced sah-WAR-oh), prickly pear, barrel, and jumping cholla (CHOY-yuh).

WICKENBURG
If you can pull yourself out of the oasis-like setting of Kay El Bar Guest Ranch, you may want to head down the road to the historic downtown of Wickenburg. Explore the unique and fun shops, and learn about how the little town came to be at the charming Wickenburg Museum. If you?re not sure where to begin, you can pop into the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce for guidance. The Wickenburg folk are so laid back that you?ll find yourself unwinding wherever you end up. There is always something special happening at the ranch or in the nearby town of Wickenburg.

ROOM TYPE:
Rooms vary between Queen, King, and 2 Twins and are based on availability at time of booking. The ranch also has 4-person rooms/suites, but an upgrade will be required for these rooms.

The winning bidder will redeem their certificate directly with the business that posted the experience. Detailed instructions will be included on the issued certificate.

Valid for a wide range of dates throughout the year. Subject to availability. Not available on holiday weeks: Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Years and Easter. Book within 18 months and complete travel within 21 months of event date.