A few miles south of town on Vulture Mine Road, this quiet, sprawling resort-cum-dude-ranch offers lots of opportunity for horseback riding, golf on a ravishingly beautiful adjoining golf course, or pampering treatments in the classy spa. There's also trap and skeet shooting and guided nature walks. The main lodge, with its flagstone floor, copper fireplace, and colorfully painted furniture, has a very southwestern feel. Peace and quiet are the keynotes of a visit here. Guest rooms have handcrafted furnishings, exposed-beam ceilings, Indian rugs, and, in some, tile floors and fireplaces. Most have small kitchens, which you don’t need because the food here, created and prepared by real chefs, is so good; the layouts for breakfast and lunch—with custom omelet-making and meat-carving tables and the like—seem to go on forever. And the pies! (The biggest complaint you hear here is that there’s too much food.) Dinner, which is served formally, with proper attire required, is even better.
Rancho de los Caballeros
1551 S. Vulture Mine Rd., US
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Phone 800/684-5030 Prices $200–$400 double. 15% gratuity charge. Rates include all meals. Closed May–Nov. Amenities Dining room; lounge; children’s programs; concierge; 18-hole golf course; pool; full-service spa; 4 tennis courts; free Wi-Fi Units 79 Web site Rancho de los Caballeros
Map1551 S. Vulture Mine Rd. US Wickenburg
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