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
Rancho de los Caballeros is a seasonal property, open annually mid-October to mid-May (Mother's Day)
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.
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!
outdoor play area, supervised swimming
scavenger/treasure hunts, board games
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.
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, Dan Lyle
Dan Lyle is leading the management team and staff for lodging, dining, activities, spa services, retail, and golf.
Dan was most recently General Manager at the 4-diamond resort Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, California.
Previously he was GM at Yavapai Lodge and Trailer Village in Grand Canyon National Park.
Dan’s career has been leading all aspects of hospitality and recreation in special places. He has lead central reservation offices, hotels, recreation facilities, food and beverage outlets, retail stores and spent many years in accounting and finance leadership roles. Dan's management style focuses on continuous improvement and service excellence.