Please note that a minimum stay may be required on busy weekends (2 nights on regular weekends, 3 nights on long weekends).
Check in between 1:00 and 4:00 PM. Your package will either start with your afternoon ride or with supper. On checkout day lunch will be included prior to your departure. We will need your accommodations cleared by 11:00 AM but please inquire about a late check out if necessary.
Booking and Cancellation Policies
Reservations require a 50% deposit at time of booking to confirm accommodations. The remaining 50% is processed to your credit card on file 30 days prior to arrival. The remaining taxes and any meals or activities purchased on site are payable upon checkout.
Deposit can be made by MasterCard, VISA or email transfer. Sorry all deposits are non-refundable. We can, however, transfer the deposit to another booking within one year of the original reservation if a cancellation is received more than 60 days prior to arrival.
If you are unable to make use of your deposit perhaps a friend would like to transfer the reservation, let’s talk!
Deposit is forfeit if cancellation is received less than 30 days. We recommend you purchase travel cancellation insurance from your travel agent or insurance provider.
Gratuities are not included in our prices. We take an old fashioned approach to gratuities and they are intentionally left up to the discretion of our guests upon checkout.
Children must be 8 years old or 4' and 50 pounds to participate in trail riding. Parent-led pony rides in our arena will be available prior to the departure of scheduled trail rides for children too young or too small to participate in the full ride.
Cowboy boots or riding footwear with a smooth sole and a good heel are required for all horseback riding. Helmets are strongly recommended for all ages, and are mandatory for all riders under 19 yrs of age. The ranch has boots available for a rental fee of $2.00 per day and helmets can be borrowed free of charge. Feel free to bring your own helmets (bike helmets will do) if at all possible.
We require height, weight and riding experience at time of booking for everyone intending to go horseback riding. We will use this information to select the best horse for you.
Please note that very large or heavy people may not be able to ride, or may be limited to a walking ride only.
The ranch reserves the right to limit availability of horseback riding due to anything which may, in our judgement, pose a threat to the safety of either horse or rider.
Note: All guest of the ranch will be required to sign a waiver of liability upon check-in.
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