Experience the beauty and the history of the southwest at White Stallion Ranch. Tucked away on 3,000 acres of lush Sonoran desert bordering the Saguaro National Park, we are 1.5 hours from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and just 40 minutes from Tucson International Airport.
The True family, with their long-standing reputation for exceptional service, invite you to share in the timeless traditions of their ranch while enjoying all the comforts and amenities of your favorite resort.
Take in the unique scenery as you ride, hike or bike through desert flats and rocky mountain trails. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the ranch, nestled against the west side of the Saguaro studded Tucson mountains. Hone your cowboy skills with team penning in the arena. Improve your cowboy knowledge at the weekly exhibition rodeo and on the Ranch shooting range.
Saddle up for breakfast rides, wine and cheese rides, beer & Cheetos rides,half-day and all-day rides. With more than 150 horses and 100 head of cattle on the ranch, there are endless opportunities to experience the cowboy culture.
Relax and unwind in our fully-equipped fitness center, complete with sauna and massage therapy, or enjoy the heated pool and beautiful indoor redwood hot tub - perfect for soothing tired muscles.
Spend your evenings watching classic Westerns in the movie theater, line dancing, singing songs around the bonfire, learning about desert critters, taking art classes or star gazing with the ranch astronomer.
Whether you're traveling on your own, vacationing with friends and family or attending a corporate retreat, your White Stallion Ranch memories will last a lifetime.
Good time to go
Southeastern Arizona offers over 300 days of sunshine every year...Desert temperatures are moderate and sunny in the winter, warm and sunny spring and fall and hot and sunny in the summer months. Summer temperatures dictate early morning and early evening riding schedules. Guests looking for dramatic weather should visit during our July - August monsoon season with amazing displays of lightning. Typically the afternoon storms are short in duration and leave the desert refreshed and aromatic.
Children at the Ranch
Great for children aged 0 and over
At White Stallion Ranch we value and encourage family time and offer a wide variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy - both together and separately, though we do not offer a supervised children's program.
Take your kids back in time, and let them play outside to experience the freedom and love of nature. Children aged 8 years are, if capable, welcome to enjoy our fast rides, mountain rides and all-day rides; while those 5 years and older will enjoy wonderfully scenic, slower trail rides.
Kids Under 5 Stay FREE, and may enjoy rides on a lead-line from the wranglers.
And there's lots more for kids to enjoy on the ranch! After a day of riding, hiking, playing tennis, basketball, volleyball, swimming, playing shuffleboard, foosball and table tennis,or feeding the animals at the petting zoo, kids are barely able to keep their eyes open for the evening entertainment.
Give your children a vacation that changes their world, builds their confidence and creates a lifetime of family memories.
Minimum age children can ride
5 and over
hiking, outdoor play area, cookouts, petting zoo, swimming, movie theater, game room,playground, horseshoes, roping dummies, sport court, tennis court, nightly entertainment
board games, horseshoes, volleyball, badminton, ping pong, pool table, shuffleboard, foosball, basketball, tennis, air hockey
Baby Sitting Provided By
we do not offer babysitting
Environmental & Social Practices
The True family has always been conscientious stewards of the desert land and water. Solar panels provide 35% - 45% of the daily energy usage and minimize the carbon footprint. This facility is one of the largest privately owned solar powered installation in Arizona.
The ranch gives "In Kind" gifts to numerous charity events every year.
voluntary guest laundry water saving program for guest room linens
Solar Panels produce up to 45 % of Ranch energy needs
White Stallion Ranch was originally built in the 1900s and like most guest ranches, began as a cattle ranch.
In the 1930s, chickens and turkeys were added and the ranch developed quite a business with 30,000 birds. In 1940, the ranch was bought by Max Zimmerman, a Chicago liquor store owner who moved West to become part of the then 100-strong guest ranch industry in Tucson. Max re-named the ranch MZ Bar Ranch and built six new buildings complete with kitchenettes - buildings which still stand and are now guest rooms, but no longer have kitchenettes...
In 1948, the ranch was purchased by the retired governess to the Dupont family. She continued the guest ranch operation and also used the ranch to provide housing for Air Force personnel and their families. In 1958, the ranch was sold to Brew and Marge Towne from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They had stayed at a guest ranch in the area and loved it so much they decided to get into the business and the name became White Stallion Ranch - which has a funny story behind it - that we'll tell you when you get here.
In 1965 the Townes sold the ranch to Cynthia and Allen True from Denver, Colorado, who purchased adjoining land until the ranch grew to its current size of 3,000 acres. Cynthia and Allen dedicated the rest of their lives to the ranch and to raising their two sons, Russell and Michael. The ranch is currently owned and operated by the second and third generations of the True Family.