Visiting a Dude Ranch was on our bucket list, but I was concerned that our two teenage daughters were a bit 'beyond' the Dude Ranch experience. Not so! Flying E is an impeccable, quaint, cozy lodge surrounded by beautiful desert terrain. The staff are wonderful, friendly, and willing to make your stay perfect. We donned out cowboy boots and hats and headed to the barn to saddle up. Wrangler Jane took us out, on the first ride you must walk the trails. The other rides were loads of fun too however we were hoping to lope our horses more and that never happened, a true disappointment for our daughters. The food was great, nice variation, great flavor, and sooo easy not to anguish over a menu. Even the teenagers loved the meals. Breakfast is cooked to order and not to be missed. The cookie jar is always full! There is a small pool, hot tub, shuffleboard, tennis, ping pong and foosball. We squared danced one night in the barn and everyone had a ball. When is the last time you square danced? The other families were great and it was nice to chat with other folks from different areas. You must treat yourself to the Flying E! Andy and Steve who manage the facility are the kindest, most caring hosts one will ever find. Andy puts her heart into this operation every moment of every day and it shows. There is a grand piano in the lodge and it's fun to relax while some guest plays. I am not easily impressed, add this to your bucket list! You will be glad you did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Informal Guest Ranch offers modern amenities in a warm atmosphere; set on a 20,000 acre desert cattle range at 2,500 ft elevation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Flying e Ranch Hotel Wickenburg
- Flying e Hotel