Grand Canyon Western Ranch

Grand Canyon, USA

The hotel

The great ranches of the Old West are considered time capsules of the American frontier and certainly you’ll get an incredible sense of history at the Grand Canyon Western Ranch, once home to Tap Duncan, a notorious gunfighter turned reputable member of society. Today, genuine pine cabin accommodation comes complete with antique cowboy bathtub, where you can literally immerse yourself in the past! The Historic Ranch House serves up authentic western home-style cooking with live cowboy entertainment to accompany your meal. There’s also an overnight campout on offer, riding first through the Joshua Tree-lined Mormon Trail. Alternatively, join a guided horseback or wagon ride and see the buffalo, the icon of the West. There's also the option to take a 20-minute Helicopter Tour from the Ranch to and inside the Grand Canyon and back. Come sundown, join your fellow cowboys and cowgirls round the campfire, toast marshmallows and listen to the songs that helped make the West famous.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Horse Riding
  • Restaurant

Where is it

2 hours from Las Vegas, en route to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Hotel information

Cabins are air-conditioned with full separate bathroom with antique cowboy bathtub or shower and fireplace or heater and have beautiful woodwork interiors. There are 3 cabins that have 1 queen-size bed sleeping maximum 2 adults. 2 cabins that have 1 queen-size bed and 1 twin bed downstairs and 2 twin beds upstairs, sleeping maximum 5 adults. There are 5 mid-size cabins, 2 offer 1 queen-size bed and 1 twin downstairs with a twin in small loft, and the other 3 have 1 queen-size bed and 1 double bed downstairs, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Historic Ranch House (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Diamond Bar. Live western entertainment. Campfires at night. Horseback and wagon rides to view wild buffalo herd. Overnight campout. Complimentary self-parking.

This hotel has a resort fee of $30 plus tax per room, per stay (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Nightly camp fire - Professional country and western singers. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

* Denotes local charge.

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Oct 8, 2021 jimhH6482JF Surfside Beach, South Carolina

The ranch was everything we expected it to be. Everyone that worked there could not have been more helpful. Our cabin was perfect for two people, and was very clean and comfortable. A big thanks to Reba and Cowboy Dave for making this a really fun experience. From the wagon ride, nightly campfire and really fun outdoor shooting range, our two days… Read more
The ranch was everything we expected it to be. Everyone that worked there could not have been more helpful. Our cabin was perfect for two people, and was very clean and comfortable. A big thanks to Reba and Cowboy Dave for making this a really fun experience. From the wagon ride, nightly campfire and really fun outdoor shooting range, our two days were absolute fun. It was also great being away from TV and the internet. Another plus!! Pure relaxation. The food at the restaurant was excellent as well. The view is amazing. Just an all-around great place. Can't wait to get back!! Read less
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Sep 30, 2021 williamlV1088YM

My wife and I stayed for a night at this cozy little place! Every aspect of the visit was wonderful. Check in was very casual and seamless - the desk in the corner of the 90 year old Ranch House was a nice change from most bland hotel desks. The cabin was wonderfully, if sparsely, furnished (could have used at least one chair) but both the AC and… Read more
My wife and I stayed for a night at this cozy little place! Every aspect of the visit was wonderful. Check in was very casual and seamless - the desk in the corner of the 90 year old Ranch House was a nice change from most bland hotel desks. The cabin was wonderfully, if sparsely, furnished (could have used at least one chair) but both the AC and the heater worked well and were both appreciated. We took the sunset horseback ride, led by a wonderful hand named Samantha, up through the Joshua trees to a ridge overlooking their herd of buffalo! Samantha was very helpful - my wife had never been on a horse before and Samantha was very patient and accommodating; she was also incredibly knowledgeable about the surrounding area, its flora and fauna, and incredible history. When we arrived at the ridgeline we were serenaded in by Cowboy Dave who proceeded to tell us all about the buffalo, their history and unique traits, while we were served champagne and had the trusty Samantha take our pictures. The view of the sunset and the hillside was spectacular; great planning on their part. Dinner was amazing as well, I had the BBQ ribs which were so tender they literally fell off the bone. We had Cowboy Dave singing songs and cracking jokes during dinner, adding to its ambience. After dinner we followed Cowboy Dave out to the campfire for s'mores, singalongs, improv, and lots of good laughs with new travel friends. All in all, an experience worth every penny! Read less
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Jun 29, 2021 oldsingleladies Rochester Hills, Michigan

Once you figure out that the long desolate ride from Vegas' highways to the ranch is legit, you are on your way to a great trip. Our cabin was clean and cozy, and the air was on when we arrived for our late June visit. The menu is simple but yummy - it is a dude ranch! Singing with Cowboy Casey at the bonfire and roasting marshmallows was nice… Read more
Once you figure out that the long desolate ride from Vegas' highways to the ranch is legit, you are on your way to a great trip. Our cabin was clean and cozy, and the air was on when we arrived for our late June visit. The menu is simple but yummy - it is a dude ranch! Singing with Cowboy Casey at the bonfire and roasting marshmallows was nice and he makes it fun for the whole family. Casey has also been there forever and can give great insight into excursions, stories, etc. The highlight for us was the sunset horseback ride with champagne and a cute cowboy, Wendell. My friend had never been on a horse before and they helped us saddle up and feel comfortable. If you're nervous, ask for the sweet horse, Millie. John the cowboy was great too, and you can take a wagon ride as well. There are two baby buffalo and several others that we saw on our ride. The water is pure and delicious, you can drink right from your room and they always offer ice cold water at the "mess hall". Food can get pricey if you have a large family, so bringing a few snacks may help but there is no fridge, microwave, or TV in the cabin. Easy access to the Skywalk and met lots of great people from all over the world. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved the view, horseback ride and AZ Casey!

Jun 28, 2021 68rebeccae

The cabins are quaint. They do have AC which mattered a lot in the heat! We stayed for 2 nights with our 7 & 9 year olds and they loved this much more than the shows and activities of Vegas where we stayed initially. We took the sunset horseback ride which I would highly recommend and found Arizona Casey to be a highlight of our stay too! He sang… Read more
The cabins are quaint. They do have AC which mattered a lot in the heat! We stayed for 2 nights with our 7 & 9 year olds and they loved this much more than the shows and activities of Vegas where we stayed initially. We took the sunset horseback ride which I would highly recommend and found Arizona Casey to be a highlight of our stay too! He sang to us at every meal, on the horseback ride, around the campfire and taught my son to lasso! My daughter loved petting the horses and the cats. We went to the Sky Walk one day, swam in South Cove one afternoon and just relaxed a lot! Read less
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Jun 28, 2021 moates4 Florence, Alabama

So much fun! The thing that made the trip is the cowboys! Casey, Dave, John and Wendell 100% made the trip! The campfires, mealtime and horseback rides were so relaxing and fun. There is no explaining the clear skies and the music by the campfire. We spent a week in Arizona, but the two days here were by far our favorite