Happy Trails to our cook Randy

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”

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.

A fun filled week with special guests

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

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!

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

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.


All Wrangler Positions are filled for the fall/winter season

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

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

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

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.