Sprucedale Guest Ranch | Eager, Arizona

  • Minimum: $$155
  • Maximum: $$1300
  • Elevation: 7400
  • Guest Capacity: 40
  • Open: May 27-Oct. 31
  • Check In/Out: Sunday 2 PM - Saturday before 10 AM
  • Minimum Stay: 3 Nights
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About Sprucedale Guest Ranch
Nestled high in the pine country of Northeastern Arizona—7400 ft. above the sea and miles from civilization—is a little-known secret called, Sprucedale Guest Ranch. Owned and operated by the Wiltbank family since 1941, it has been a haven for people from all over the world for generations.

Rich in history, and unsurpassed in mountain scenery, Sprucedale is renowned for being an unbeatable family vacation. Their rustic guest cabins are lovely yet simple; many built by hand from trees harvested on their own property. Updated with modern conveniences, the small cabins are homey, clean, and comfortable. By focusing less on a flashy appearance and more on the quality of home-cooked meals and family-fun activities, the Wiltbank's are able to keep their rates very affordable.

Horseback riding takes center stage at Sprucedale and is a sheer pleasure for beginner and experienced riders alike. The Wiltbanks raise and train their own horses, and are able to choose the right mount for each rider. Elk, deer, antelope, and big horn sheep are frequently seen while on the trails. It is not uncommon to start in a grassy meadow, climb a canyon with clear, flowing water, and top a mountain ridge where the view opens up miles… all in a two-hour horseback ride.

In addition to the breath-taking trail rides, there are other activities for all ages. Cow milking, gymkhana rodeos, colt leading, western dance lessons, cookouts, fishing, hiking, and extended horseback rides are all available, and much more. Or, if you’d prefer a slower pace, you can grab a book and your favorite drink and merely sit on your porch. The beauty and peace of the picturesque valley will soon have you kicked back with a warm smile on your face.

Yes, Sprucedale is an affordable vacation with delicious meals and stunning views, but what draws most guests back (many now for two and three generations!) is the hospitality and friendship of the Wiltbank Family and their staff. Because of them, Sprucedale is indeed a place where families come together.
Ranch Dining: The Wiltbank family and their capable and friendly crew serve up great home-cooked meals family style. 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 bread and desserts are also prepared daily.
Ranch Activities: Mornings- Cow/Goat Milking, Riding Demo, Morning Wrangle, Saddling, Trail Ride Afternoons- Advancing & Advanced Rides, Gymkhana Rodeo, Colt Leading, Hay Rides, Volleyball, Basketball, Corn Hole, Wading in the Creek, Hiking, Fishing, You name it! Evenings- Western Dancing with in instructions, Bonfire, Cook Out, Skit/Talent show, Game Night, Star Gazing.
Ranch Lodging: We have 13 cabins with full baths and porches. They each have wood burning stoves and the beds are adorned with home made quilts. Cabins vary in size accommodating 3 to 7 people. Normal Ranch attendance is from 30 to 45 people per stay. We can work with larger groups.

Dates Open:

  • - May
  • - June
  • - July
  • - August
  • - September
  • - October

Capacity:

  • - 21-40
  • - 41-60

Food:

  • - Ranch/Western

Length of Stay:

  • - 3 nights
  • - 7 nights

Riding:

  • - Trail Riding 6+
  • - Pony Rides - 5 and under
  • - All day ride
  • - Kid only rides
  • - Intermediate rides
  • - Fast rides
  • - Beginner rides
  • - Advanced rides
  • - Arena games

Specialty Events/Weeks:

  • - Cattle Drive
  • - Hunting

Activities:

  • - Bird Watching
  • - Fishing/Guided
  • - Hiking
  • - Cattle work

Lodging and Amenities:

  • - Cabins
  • - Natural water swimming

Cancellation Policy:

A $50 fee will be charged to move your reservation within the same year and a $100 fee to move to another year. ​If the reservation is cancelled before February 1st of the year of the reservation, the deposit minus a $100 cancellation fee will be refunded. Cancellations after April 1st will result in the loss of full deposit. There is also an additional $100 charge for any person who has a reservation but does not show up with the party unless notified 4 weeks before arrival.

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Located in: Eager, Arizona
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