High on a mesa of 2400' in the beautiful Hassayampa Valley one discovers the desert hills, with 20,000 acres of scenic beauty looking south to the famed Vulture Peak, renowned for the discovery of gold by Henry Wickenburg in 1863. Small guestwise, the ranch offers a personal approach to the guest (dude) ranch luxury resort concept with a strong family feeling between guests and staff. Flying E has been a dude and working cattle ranch since 1946.
Capacity is 34 plus guests, who may enjoy privacy (dining room limited to guests only) and revel in the home-like atmosphere of ranch living at its best. We cater to singles, couples and families. The food is exceptional home-style cooking, with a gourmet touch.
Accommodations are western in decor, rooms and suites, all with private baths, wet bars, air-conditioned and electrically heated, immaculately clean. No bar, a B.Y.O.L. social hour, ice and mixes furnished, and always tasty appetizers. Our facilities also include a heated pool, hot spa, exercise room, sauna, garden chess, lighted tennis court and shuffleboard. Relaxing is an activity too!
Known as the “riding ranch”, our wrangler guided trials rides are enjoyed by guests from all over the world. Activities include breakfast and lunch rides, chuck wagon feeds, hay wagon trips, dudeo and team penning events. Experience the West at our ranch.
Guest rooms are immaculate, comfortable, and definitely western. All rooms have wet bars, refrigerators, private baths, twin or king-size beds, along with electric heat and air conditioning.
Each room provides the ideal starting place for your day on the ranch, or a quiet, lazy-day retreat and a restful night. Surrounding the main lodge, the rooms are easily accessible to dining and other ranch activities.
We offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced 2-hour trail rides daily at 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM, except for Sundays and the Christmas day, when we give the horses a break by saddling up only once a day for a 9:30 AM ride. We have a wide variety of trails on our 20,000 acre ranch and our experienced wranglers are here for your guided rides. All first day-first time riders go on the scenic ride, then you can upgrade to intermediate or advanced riding for a variety of walking, trotting, and loping.
In the main lodge the coffee pot is always on and the cookie jar always full! Fresh air really sharpens the appetite, and youll find yourself eagerly awaiting the sound of the chow bell! Before dinner, adults can join us in the saloon for our BYOB Happy Hour and tasty appetizers. Delicious, bountiful meals are prepared by our Flying E ranch cooks and served up family-style in the dining room.