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Escape Everything By Going To These 8 Awesome Guest Ranches In Arizona

Fancy a break from your day-to-day hectic life? (I know I could use one.) If you’re looking forward to a chance to escape the office for a moment to breathe in the cool air in rural Arizona, you might want to consider booking a stay at a guest ranch.

Also known as a dude ranch, these places are different from your typical stay at a hotel or bed and breakfast (no matter how unique your Air B&B host claims their place to be). Guest ranches offer all the positive traits associated with rural life without sacrificing comfort. Plus, some places give you the opportunity to participate in the lifestyle to some degree. Here are some suggestions for Arizona guest ranches that are sure to inspire your next getaway.


Whether you are looking for a quiet weekend stay with your sweetie or searching for a location that can host a group retreat, a stay at this ranch will help you find the seclusion and peace with nature that you desire. They have 20 casitas, a more intimate round house, and an on-site chef to cook up your next meal.

Location: The C.O.D. Ranch is located at 37 Cod Ranch Road in Oracle.


Owned by the same family for more than 50 years, White Stallion Ranch has operated as a dude ranch for just as long. The views are beautiful, the accomodations are comfortable, and the activities they offer can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Location: The White Stallion Ranch is located at 9251 West Twin Peaks Road in Tucson.

I have to say that I would love to escape the city for any of these places to relax in a quiet rural area for a few days. Which place intrigued you the most?

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. In addition to writing, she also enjoys taking photos, running, and weaving. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats.