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Flying E Ranch
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Wickenburg
Certificate of Excellence
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“Awesome!”
Reviewed 23 January 2011

A 4 night stay at the Flying E was the highlight of a two week trip to Vegas and Arizona. The whole experience was outstanding from beginning to end. This is such a chilled out place. Ande, Steve and all the staff were incredibly hospitable, the food was just great and the accommodation was spotless. The kids had a ball playing ping pong, table football and messing about in the pool. Cowboy poetry with Norm was a treat as was the lunch cookout. The temperature was a perfect 22C. Oh and we all rode a horse for the first time. The scenery was stunning, loved the cactuses and even saw a road runner. Would love to go back and can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 8 January 2011

We were a group of 27 celebrating our parents' 50th wedding anniversary which included grand and great-grand children aged 5 months to 17years. We cannot say enough about the outstanding service, attention to detail and help given to us from providing extra entertainment to giving us space to have a special celebration night as well as preparing a special dessert. We all thoroughly enjoyed the horse-riding and breakfast in the desert. There was a lot of activities for the children of all ages to be entertained. The owners were there for us at every turn to help us make this a memorable occasion for our parents.
We would highly recommend this ranch for a family experience and a unique way of celebrating a special event in the seasons of life.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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flyingeranch, Manager at Flying E Ranch, responded to this review, 26 March 2011
We were pleased to host your family for such a wonderful event. 50 years together! Our staff enjoyed the evening slide show of family and friends who contributed to the celebration. Thank you for choosing the Flying E Dude ranch for this special event.
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Carpinteria, California
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Reviewed 6 December 2010

I originally intended to stay 4 nights, but I was having such a good time, I kept extending my stay. I extended 3 times and ended up staying a full week. I really enjoyed my time at the Flying E Ranch.

The Flying E is an authentic western dude ranch. The ranch is small with a warm and friendly appeal. The main activity is horseback riding, and the ranch has miles of interesting trails. The wranglers all were a pleasure to ride with.

I found the ranch to be very comfortable. The main lodge is richly furnished in a traditional western style. Meals were excellent, and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. I particularly enjoyed the beautiful swimming pool with its vistas of desert foothills and of the mountains beyond.

At the Flying E, I met guests who throughout the years have been coming back over and over again. I hope to do the same.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 November 2010

We have recently returned from our 6th visit to the Flying E ranch near Wickenburg, about a one and a half hour drive north west of Phoenix, and can't wait to go again next year. It is the perfect place for riding, relaxing and making new friends.

All levels of riding experience are catered for and lessons are available if required. Set in about 20,000 acres the trails are numerous, varied and picturesque. The wranglers are friendly, knowledgeable and interesting folk; the horses are well trained, well fed and well turned out.

If you don't want to ride then you can relax in the hot tub, swim, play tennis, outdoor chess or shuffle board, or play a round of golf at the nearby golf course. For the energetic there are hiking trails, in particular the trail to the summit of Vulture Peak. For the less energetic relaxing with a book by the pool in the sun is good.

The food is excellent and more or less nonstop! A hearty breakfast, delicious lunch and excellent evening meal are to be looked forward to every day. The coffee pot is always hot and the cookie jar full. Meals are served family style which gives everyone the chance to make new friends or catch up with previous acquaintances. The cooks and servers are friendly, courteous and attentive to individual requirements.

The Flying E is one of the smaller dude ranches taking a maximum of about 35 guests, everyone is an individual, not a room number. Ande, Steve and all the staff make you so very welcome. Accommodation is very comfortable in spotlessly clean rooms; in fact the whole establishment is extremely clean, well maintained and managed.

In a nut shell - wonderful holiday, fantastic staff, great horses and rides, spotless throughout with a good atmosphere, the ideal place to ride or relax whether you are on your own, with family or friends.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sequim
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Reviewed 8 January 2010

We stayed here over Christmas and it couldn't have been better. Three good rides out into the desert and great company (staff and guests). The food was wonderful.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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UK
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2009

This was our third holiday on a guest ranch and the Flying E was the best so far. The horses were perfect for us and the wranglers were wonderful; be sure to ask Norm to tell you a cowboy poem or two! Ande and Steve are brilliant hosts who take care over every detail to make sure that your stay is perfect.

The cabin (we stayed in number 0) was clean and had great views of the horses and the desert. The food was also of a very high standard and varied, we stayed 8 days and no meal was the same.

The Arizona desert was a great surprise, full of interest and life. After 10 minutes in the saddle you feel a sense of space and peace as the scenery unfolds before you.

The Flying E Ranch is a very special place and, coming from the UK, we were made to feel a true sense of western hospitality. We were sad to leave and will always remember the great time we had there.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 April 2009

My family and I have been going to the Flying E for over ten years now and absolutely love it. The employees are all exceedingly nice; each one willing to go out of their way to help you out with anything you want. The best part is that there is only a slight turnover rate so most of the employees have been there before and know the ranch and, better yet, know you. But if you have not been there before, it is no trouble fitting in.

The food is absolutely incredible. Lunch is often a buffet and dinner is family style. Breakfast is spectacular with made-to-order meals where you can pick from a variety of different options that could satisfy even the most picky eater. As well, if you have any dietary restrictions, they are happy to cater to those and prepare something special for you. Meals are wonderful because it is during these that you get to know the other people at the ranch. Since it is so small (50 is about as high a capacity it ever gets), everyone gets to know everyone and it is always an extremely friendly group of people.

The riding is wonderful, with numerous trails to ride and beautiful scenery on each one. In over ten years, with a week vacation each time and riding every day, I was just taken on a new trail to a new destination this year. So you will not be bored looking at the same things day after day. And if riding is not for you, there is plenty of good hiking steps from the ranch. As well, there is a good hike up a mountain about ten minutes from the ranch that my family and I make a trip to each year. There are also a couple of golf courses in town. The ranch has a variety of smaller activities including shuffleboard, tennis, horseshoes, a game room, and more. And the pool and hot tub are wonderful! It is always nice sitting in the hot tub to soothe away any sore muscles at the end of a day.

This ranch is truly one of the most wonderful places you will ever go. The staff, the riding, the scenery, the other guests, it is all fantastic. And it does not matter your age as people come from all ages and each has a great time. I have been going for years and will continue to go for many more. I highly recommend the Flying E to anyone looking for a nice, relaxing vacation you will not forget and will want to repeat.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Flying E Ranch
Address: 2801 W Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390-1087
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Wickenburg
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Wickenburg
Hotel Class:3 star — Flying E Ranch 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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 
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