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Arizona - Tombstone Monument Ranch
Tombstone Monument Ranch is located two and a half miles from the centre of Tombstone. Tombstone is known as the town ‘Too Tough To Die’ after the 1942 Western film starring Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday .
It is surrounded by miles of open country with views of the Dragoon Mountains.
Each day you will ride out from the ranch into what was once known as the ‘Wild West’. There are several different rides available every day as well as more formal Western lessons.
As well as riding the ranch also offers; hiking, shooting, archery and trips into Tombstone, making it a great experience for non-riders.
Tombstone is suitable for all levels of rider and the ranch has a large herd of horses. Riding is offered seven days a week and the tack is Western.
Children aged five years and over are welcome on the slower rides, whilst children aged eight years and over may qualify for the fast rides, local history rides and all day rides. Team penning and lessons are also part of the programme.
The slower, more scenic rides explore the Tombstone hills. These cover a variety of terrain including sandy tracks, abandoned railroad areas and places once minced for silver.
Faster rides offer a more challenging adventure. With jogging and loping through the high desert terrain, this gives the more experienced a chance to really ride their horses.
The half day ride takes you into view of the Huachuca Mountains. This ride offers the chance to spot prospectors monuments and abandoned mines.
An all-day ride to the ghost town of Fairbank is sure to leave you walking like John Wayne. Fairbank is situated next to the San Pedro River and was the closest rail stop to Tombstone and was originally settled in 1881.
Speciality rides are a great way of exploring the area in more detail. The Beer and Cheetos; Tequila Taster and History rides are not to be missed.
The ranch was built to resemble an 1880’s Main Street with dirt roads and boardwalks.
There are 18 spacious guest rooms that are individually decorated in turn-of-the-century style. Each one is unique and you may find yourself waking up in the Mining Office, Miss Kitty’s Bordello, or the Blacksmith’s Shop.
There are four different rooms types; Standard, Deluxe, Junior Suites and Premium Suites.
The Standard rooms consist of two queen beds, en-suite with a shower and a view onto the 'main street'.
Deluxe rooms either have two queen beds or one king bed, en-suite with a shower and private terrace.
Junior Suites have a king bed in one room and a queen in a separate living area, en-suite with shower and view into the main street.
Premium Suites have a king bed in one room and a queen in a separate living area & kitchenette, en-suite with shower & bath and a private terrace.
Open all year. Arrive/depart any day and stay as long as you wish (minimum 3 nights).
Sample Itinerary for Tombstone Monument Ranch
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TOMBSTONE MONUMENT RANCH (7 nights)
|2019||Standard Room||Deluxe/Junior Suite||Premium Suite|
|Per person sharing||Single person||Per person sharing||Single person||Per person sharing||Single person|
|1 Jan - 14 Feb||£1,475.82||£1,663.66||£1,636.79||£1,724.04||£2,012.48||£2,173.51|
|15 Feb - 15 May||£1,777.72||£1,931.99||£1,938.69||£2,012.48||£2,213.78||£2,347.95|
|16 May - 30 Sep||£1,207.49||£1,368.46||£1,341.65||£1,509.39||£1,811.23||£2,012.48|
|1 Oct - 16 Dec||£1,475.82||£1,663.66||£1,636.79||£1,723.99||£2,012.48||£2,173.46|
|17 Dec - 31 Dec||£1,777.72||£1,931.99||£1,938.75||£2,012.54||£2,213.78||£2,347.95|
There is a discounted rate for third person in a room.
INCLUDES Seven nights accommodation at the ranch; three meals per day; horseback riding; 15% gratuities and 6.1% taxes.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Single room rates apply.
PAYABLE LOCALLY Alcoholic and canned or bottled drinks; green fees; riding lessons.
NEAREST AIRPORT Tucson.
TRANSFERS From Tucson airport can be arranged for £118.70 per vehicle each way. Transfers are included for stays of seven nights or more (minimum two people).
Phoenix is about 2 hour drive from Tucson and so if flying to Phoenix you will either need a rental car to get to the ranch or to take a shuttle bus from Phoenix to Tucson.
Tombstone Monument Ranch is located 73 miles southeast of Tucson.
High season is the warm, dry months of winter (November to March) when average maximum daily temperature ranges range from around 15°C to 23°C. Even in summer, the low humidity means that hot days are more comfortable than other places with similar temperatures. In mid summer (June to September), the average maximum daily temperatures is mid 30°C.
The set up is just fantastic! The rooms are beautiful and you must try and go on the history ride.
The perfect destination for a winter getaway - and it combines brilliantly with White Stallion Ranch or a visit to the Grand Canyon.