Archive for the ‘general news’ Category

Hoover Dam Bypass

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

There has been construction at the Hoover Dam building a bypass that will cut down our guests’ travel time to and from the ranch.  Construction has been going on for a few years now, but we believe by 2011 it should be all done.  For an update on the project, go to the following link.

Christmas at the ranch

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

We have had another blessed Christmas holiday at Stagecoach Trails.  A full house, family from Wisconsin visiting and around 30 guests make our 9th holiday very special.  We continued our southwestern tradition of breaking the pinata on Christmas Eve.  This was an event in the book “Mystery in Arizona” with Trixie Belden.   That book was the inspriation for Carrie’s dream of owning a ranch when she grew up.  We had many children again this holiday and it was a great evening.  We thank all our repeat guests who have joined us, as well as the new ones.   We are looking forward to having you return next year.  Merry Christmas to all!

And the new additon will be……

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

A GIRL!!  Vicki and Tony are set to welcome a little cowgirl to the ranch family mid February.  They’d like to thank all the family, friends and guests for their prayers during this joyous time.  She’ll be out riding horses when she is 4 months like her cousin Sophie! Everyone can’t wait!

Another little addition to the ranch family is on the way….

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Dan and Carrie’s daughter, Vicki and her husband Tony, are pleased to announce they are expecting a baby on February 13, 2010.  The little cowgirl or cowboy will be the couple’s first child and Dan and Carrie’s second grandchild.  Everyone is very excited for another little one running around the ranch.  Although Jeremy, Jodi and Sophie (now almost 20 months) are back in Wisconsin, they do come and visit the ranch often and can’t wait for Sophie to have a little cousin to play with.  God’s blessings to the expectant couple!

Wildriders head west again

Friday, August 7th, 2009

We’d like to thank the Wildriders from Chicago for heading west again for another great family reunion week.  Last week was filled with lots of fun and great memories.  The inital visit to Stagecoach Trails was back in 2002 and the gap in between visits was too long!  We’d like to thank Bob for planning yet another great group of over 40 for us to host.  We can’t wait to see you all again in 2010!  Gooooooo Packers!!!

Starting off the new season with a full house

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

The ranch reopened on Monday after our 6 week hiatus.  We are back in full swing with a full house.  We are happy to welcome back Craig, Jesse and Steve to our wrangling staff.  We also have a former guest Gianna, that is helping to wrangle this summer as well.  There are many repeat guests this month and we are excited to welcome them back to the ranch in addition to meeting the new faces coming through the doors.

We are having a great discounted 3 night special for the month of August to fill our last few rooms, so if you were thinking about traveling west, August is a great time to do it with a great rate.  Check out our specials page for more information.

Happy Trails!

Summer break

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

We’re gearing up for the end of another great season.  We thank all of our repeat guests for visiting their extended ranch family, as well as welcoming all of our first time guests to the Arizona desert.  The ranch will be closed until July 13.  Everyone is looking forward to a little hiatus from ranch life.  You are still able to contact us while we are closed through the web or by telephone (866-444-4471).  We hope to see you in 6 weeks!  Happy Trails!

Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch is now on Facebook

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

We have launched our official fan page on Facebook.  Click the link below to find our page and become a fan of Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch today!

Happy Trails to our cook Randy

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

For those of you who don’t know yet, our cook Randy, Carrie’s brother is no longer working at the ranch. He has been here for almost nine years. Randy moved out to the ranch while we were building it back in 2000 and has been our cook during that time. Prior to moving out to Arizona, Randy used to be an over the road truck driver and would often do some hauling of horses and other cargo when the ranch was closed. He has decided to move away from the ranch and pursue his hauling on a more regular basis now. Although we will miss him, we feel very blessed that he was part of our special ranch for so long and we thank him for all his hard work, delicious meals and funny jokes. We wish him all the best with his new venture and I am sure he will be back for visits, so many of you may still see him from time to time. Fortunately for all of us, Tony who is Dan and Carrie’s son-in-law, has taken over the cooking at the ranch and is doing a fantastic job!

New puppy at the ranch – “Nova”

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

We have welcomed new puppy Nova to the ranch.  He is 5 months old, and everyone just loves him.  Nova is a Catahoula Leopard/Lab mix.  He loves to play with the other dogs and his stuffed animals.