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A fun filled week with special guests

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Stagecoach Trails was thrilled to host two disabled groups last week.  The LEEP group from Minnesota was here for their 4th visit to the ranch.  Many repeat faces and some new ones.  We also welcomed The League for Partners with Disabilities group from out east.  We had such an inspiring week with all of these individuals.  It was great to get guests whom are wheelchair bound, up into the saddle.  The smiles all week never stopped!  We miss you all and can’t wait for your return visits next year!

Children’s Oncology Group Returns for 5th Year in a Row

Monday, November 24th, 2008

We would like to personally thank the Children’s Oncology Group for a great 5th year visit.  Thanks to the group coordinator Amber for making this trip happen year after year.  It is the most inspirational group of children and staff that we have at the ranch every fall.  Everyone talks about the group throughout the year and can’t wait for their return and are always sad to say goodbye.  These children ranging from ages 11-17 are in remission for childhood cancer.  The trip out west is a real treat after some hardships these kids go through.  Majority of the staff that join the children are also cancer survivors and we can’t thank them enough for being part of one of our best weeks out to the year.  We can’t wait for you all to return next fall and possibly add an additional spring group into the mix.

Many Groups Return to STGR for a Week of Fun!

Friday, October 24th, 2008

We’d like to extend a thank you to all of the guests that were at the ranch last week.  Everyone was a returning guest and many were on their 10++ visit!  One of the groups, dubbed “Nancy’s Group,” has once again created fond memories for everyone.  Many other guests returned this week just so they could join in on the fun that the various groups have brought over the years.  Friendship Ventures, a special needs group from Minnesota, was on their 10th visit, and they are always an inspirational group to have at our ranch.  We also enjoyed having our “Japanese Cowboys” come back for their 3rd year in a row and teach our guests origami.  A few pictures are included below.We thank all of our guests that continue to visit the ranch year after year, and we look forward to having everyone back next year and some of you back a little sooner than that.

Jodi, Sophie and Peggy visiting again

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Jodi and Sophie (Dan & Carrie’s daughter-in-law and their granddaughter) are heading back to STGR tomorrow.  Jodi and Sophie stopped out for a short visit in August after moving back to Wisconsin with Dan & Carrie’s son Jeremy.  They will be visiting for a week this time.  Peggy (Carrie’s childhood friend), who lives visits the ranch about 4 or 5 times a year, will be out at the ranch tomorrow for another month long visit.  We welcome the girls back with open arms.  We have missed them.

For past guests that are looking for an updated picture of Sophie, we have included a shot of her in her GreenBay Packers cheerleading outfit.  She will be 9 months old on Friday. She is saying “Mama” and “Papa”(which is what we have been calling Jeremy), as well as crawling, pulling herself up and crawling up the stairs.  She can wave and do a high-five.  She is great and we can’t wait to have her back for a week long visit.

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All Wrangler Positions are filled for the fall/winter season

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

We have filled our last wrangling positions at STGR.  We continue to have Craig and Jesse, who have been great assets to the riding program at the ranch.  We have now added Steve, a friend of Jesse’s from Wisconsin, who is adapting to the warmer Arizona weather nicely.  We also welcome wrangler Scott from Colorado who has done trail riding for many years.  We look forward to a great fall/winter season.

We will still be needing to fill a wrangling position in early February once Jesse and Steve head back to school in the Midwest.  If you are interested in wrangling at STGR from early February through May 2009, please email us at: vacation@stgr.com and send us a detailed resume.  Thanks.  Giddy Up!

November & December specials

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Current Specials for Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch

$429 per person for double, $519 for a single, kids 4-11 are $399 for a 3 night stay

between November 17-23 or December 18-21

Children 3 and under are free ~ Only valid on reservations made after September 15, 2008

If you have any questions about these specials or any other rates please call or e-mail us at anytime toll free:

1-866-444-4471 or e-mail at vacation@stgr.com

Massages available

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Stagecoach Trails is offering 1 hour massages for $55.  We have a certified massage therapist that lives in Lake Havasu City that comes out to the ranch to offer her services.   These must be booked ahead of time.  Joann runs a business in town and is able to come out to the ranch a few times a month.  If you are interested in receiving a massage, please let us know ahead of time and we’ll pencil it in for during your stay.  Thanks.

13th Visit to the Ranch

Monday, September 15th, 2008

We’d like to send a big thank you to the Lake Havasu City Yacht Club for another fun weekend at the ranch.  This was their 13th weekend out to the ranch since we have opened.  We enjoy having many repeat members come out and visit, as well as new members every time.  Relaxing, riding and fun in the sun was the itinerary.  It was great to have everyone out.   We will see you all again in the spring.

Wranglers needed for spring season

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Jesse and Steve will be headed back to college in January, so STGR will be looking for 2 new wranglers at that time.  If you are interested in working at the ranch as a wrangler from early February through the end of May, please contact us at: vacation@stgr.com or call us at: 866-444-4471.

Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The ranch is closed for the extended weekend for this much needed break from the busy past few weeks.  We have all adapted to the new roles being played at the ranch.  Dan & Carrie’s niece Mary has left us yesterday to head back to Wisconsin.  She was our on-site massage therapist and is moving back because she has become engaged to her boyfriend back home and she was only expected to stay at the ranch for a year.  We got her for a few extra months!  We wish her well in her driving trip back to the midwest.  Lilah and her will be greatly missed.  We do have a massage therapist in the nearby town of Lake Havasu City that will be coming out to the ranch to do massages.  Guests need to let us know if they are interested in receiving one ahead of time if possible.  Joanne is great and used to be our massage therapist before Mary moved to Arizona.

Vicki is a certified esthetician and will be offering facial waxing, along with facials and more starting in late September, as additional spa services.  More info on this to come….

We also welcome two additional wranglers to the team, Chuck and Steve.  Chuck lives locally in Arizona and is a veteran cowboy.  Steve is a friend of Jesse’s from back in Wisconsin and will be heading out to the ranch in September to help through the winter season.

We look forward to our upcoming guests.  Keep the comments coming!  Happy Trails!