Full of historic charm and soulful spirit, the old mining…
Starting at $700 per room per night
Alpine, Apache County, Arizona, 85920, United States
Starting at $150 per person per night
Sprucedale Guest Ranch is a scenic treasure for those who want to get away from the chaos of daily life and have a great time! This family-owned, working ranch provides all the ingredients for good old-fashioned western vacation. Pull on your boots and mount a horse for a thrilling ride through pine covered mountains flowing with trout-filled streams. Gather your children and friends to play games, to learn a new western dance, and to sing around the bonfire as you roast marshmallows and swap stories.
Unique Features: For riders who want more of a challenge, they offer Horse Drives in May and October. Help the ranch drive the herd from winter to summer range. The most popular adventure, this ride covers over 60 miles of the most spectacular country Arizona has to offer. Step back in time and enjoy four days and nights of horses, cowboys, and the Old West. The drive begins at 5,800 ft., in high desert, sagebrush plains, and wooded hills. Ride to 9,800 ft. in the cool forests of the White Mountains. Roam through highland meadows sprinkled with mountain lakes.
Accommodations: There are 13 cabins with full baths and porches. They each have wood burning stoves and the beds have home made quilts. They have a large lodge for your family to come relax in, to play games, or to get to know the other guests. The beautiful, peaceful surroundings are just one of the things that bring guests back year after year. Sprucedale is surrounded by the Apache National Forest, with its stand of Ponderosa Pine, Aspen, and of course, Spruce trees.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the cabins. All accommodations are equally as nice. There ia a nice wood burning stove and sitting area to relax in. It also has a huge wrap around porch to relax on and to enjoy the great scenery. The ranch setting makes for a safe place for children to roam and experience life on a real ranch. The grassy meadows are decorated by a wide variety of wildflowers and crystal-clear streams, with deer, elk, antelope and big horn sheep grazing nearby.
Dining: When the dinner bell rings, come sit together to home cooked, country-style meals that make you smile inside and out. Whether you want to experience truly decadent western style cooking or prefer to dine on the lighter side, three hearty meals are served daily. Scrumptious homemade breads and desserts are featured on the menu. You will not go away hungry, yet there are plenty of salads and veggies for lighter eaters. They also do some tasty Dutch Oven cooking!
Activities: Typically there are two rides a day, morning and afternoon. The scenic trail rides take you through some of the prettiest country in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest. You will ride through grassy meadows, pine and aspen covered mountains, and meandering streams. Wildlife is abundant to the delight of all guests. Once a week there will be an evening ride offered for those who want to ride off into the setting sun!
Spa & Fitness: There is no on-site spa or fitness center, but with all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them.
Location: The ranch is surrounded by the Apache National Forest, with its stand of Ponderosa Pine, Aspen, and of course, Spruce trees. The grassy meadows are decorated by a wide variety of wildflowers. They have fishing at several local lakes including Big Lake, Cresent Lake, Beaver Creek and the Black River. The beautiful, peaceful surroundings are just one of the things that bring guests back year after year.
Closest Airport: The closest major airport to Alpine, Arizona is Show Low Regional Airport (SOW / KSOW). This airport is in Show Low, Arizona and is 73 miles from the center of Alpine, AZ. Phoenix International Airport, AZ is 5 1/2 hours away.
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No. Pets are not allowed at this property.
Weddings: No. They do not normally host weddings but they may by special request.
Meetings: No. They do not have the facilities to host large business meetings.
Extra Info: The horse drives are offered as pleasure rides rather than endurance rides. However, they are not intended for the beginning rider with limited trail riding experience or poor physical condition. Lodging will be in tents on the trail and cabins at the ranch. They will supply the horses, tack, food, tents and cabins. Only a limited number of riders will be allowed, so book early.