What Folks Say About The Best Dude Ranch in Arizona

We were there around Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time. The emphasis is on horseback riding, and all three rides were different and enchanting. The food was delicious and plentiful, the staff extremely helpful, and the other guests were all charming. It was a wonderful western experience, and I have photographs of every cactus in the desert to prove it! Make sure that wrangler Norm recites some cowboy poetry for you or you will have missed a treat. Hope that I can travel back from the east coast sometime again.

— From Pamela in Virginia

Absolutely amazing!!! The food was delicious. The staff was wonderful. It takes you back to the good old days.

— From Wendy in Utah

I can't think of a more relaxing and enjoyable visit I have had than at the Kay El Bar Ranch. The staff was friendly and went out of their way to please, the food was delicious, the rooms were relaxing and clean and the riding was excellent accompanied by breathtaking scenery. I hope to return with our grandchildren.

— From Guest in U.S.

The Kay El Bar Ranch is our second home. We've been there five times and every time was so special. Great meals, great riding and personal attention from the entire staff. We've met people from all over the world. Some come alone, others with their family, but all ended up as great friends at the end of our stay. We've kept in touch with some of them. Everyone agrees, there's magic in the air at the Kay El Bar. Guests keep coming back because IT'S SPECIAL somehow.

— From Chris in Montreal, Canada

We left 2 feet of snow behind for blue sky and 70 degree days at the Ranch. Warm recently renovated surroundings, spa and swimming pool, great food and good people. Highlights for me were lunch at a breathtaking vista, exploring the varied terrain and vegetation in the beautiful Sonoran desert, and relaxing with new and old friends at the pool, lodge and dining room. Whether you are looking for a family vacation or a trip by yourself, Kay El Bar is my recommendation.

— From Michael Lambertville in New Jersey

This is my second time at Kay El Bar and I was so pleased. The staff was wonderful, from the food service to the wranglers. What I enjoyed the most was that they cater to the riders, and place us in groups based on our riding level and interest. Every night I would relax in the hot tub looking up at the stars. I would recommend this Ranch to anyone who truly enjoys riding and a super western experience.

— From Susan in Chandler in Arizona

I’ve been to the Kay El Bar five times with family and on my own. Each time the experience is amazing. The food is fantastic as is the accommodation. The staff is all really friendly and helpful — you feel like part of a big family. The horses and the riding are awesome. You'll just want to keep on returning year after year.

— From Jan in England