Kay El Bar Ranch is an intimate, historic dude ranch just outside the Old West town of Wickenburg. Kay El Bar Ranch offers an all-inclusive vacation experience to individuals, families, friends, and companies — meals, lodging and riding in one great price.
The charming adobe ranch was built in the late 1800s, and, like all the early dude ranches, began as a working cattle outfit. The building’s adobe walls built of sun-dried brick are 12 to 18 inches thick; each brick was made by hand by the Maricopa Indians who lived on the nearby reservation. The ranch is listed as a historic site on both Arizona and U.S. Historic Registers.
Kay El Bar was converted to a private ranch in 2012 but has reopened in 2018 and is again a winter guest ranch. We are pleased to welcome a small set of guests – maximum capacity is 28—to our historic buildings where you enjoy the comfort of updated guest rooms with private bathrooms. There are several lodging options; a guest building, two casitas, and a family guest lodge.
There are many activities centered around riding and the western experience. In addition to wrangler-guided trail rides, activities include trail cookouts, team penning, campfires, BBQs, cowboy singalongs, and evening hospitality hour. A pool and hot tub also provide guest relaxation.
Kay El Bar is in the Sonoran Desert, at an altitude of 2130’, located in the shadow of the Hassayampa River Canyon Wilderness. Nearby Hassayampa Hill offers desert vistas and unforgettable sunsets.