Rancho De Los Caballeros
Discover the romance of the wide open range...at an Arizona ranch resort
Our ranch resort is located an hour north of Phoenix in the high Sonoran Desert and has been operating since 1948. Our season runs October - May.
In 1947 Dallas Gant, Sr. and his two business partners, C.L. Maguire and Belford Howard, began building a very special guest ranch which they christened Rancho de los Caballeros (Ranch of the Gentlemen on Horseback). In 1948 the first guests were welcomed to the Ranch.
The Ranch has grown throughout the years to a total of 79 guest rooms, a 200 seat dining room, a full-service saloon, a full conference & meeting facility, 20,000 acres of owned and leased land, fully-automated trap & skeet ranges, four tennis courts, horseback riding, hayrides, cookouts, heated swimming pool, putting green, an 18-hole championship golf course rated one of the top 75 resort courses in the country and a Spa.
Today, Dallas (“Rusty”) Gant operates the Ranch and still follows the philosophy of personal service his parents fostered. As an employee this becomes your primary responsibility too. Employment at Rancho de los Caballeros is an excellent opportunity to work in an area renowned for its beautiful desert plants and wildlife, historically famous cowboys, and breathtaking sunsets. It can also be used as a chance to meet new people from all parts of the United States and many foreign countries. Employment with us at Rancho de los Caballeros is, however, serious work. We strive to provide the very best in guest service and are proud to see each and every guest leave with a smile.
Food and Beverage, Spa Services, and Conference Services
Room and Board
Housing is provided by the Ranch based on availability only. Employees are required to live in the quarters provided at their assigned location.
Ranch housing is available only to full-time seasonal Ranch employees and is provided for $40.00 per pay period. When an employee completes the "entire season" the room charge is fully refundable after successfully passing a room inspection. In most cases rooms are not available for single occupancy. In the case of married couples, to be eligible for housing, both persons must be employed by the Ranch. No employee living in a Ranch-owned housing unit is permitted to keep a pet(s).
Employees who live on property are provided meals at no charge at the following times (unless otherwise posted): Breakfast 7:15am. Lunch 11:30am. Dinner 5:30pm. Cooking is not permitted in employee housing. Employees who do not live on the Ranch are provided a meal when scheduled through a meal period.
Although there are plenty of demands, there is another side to time spent working at Rancho de los Caballeros: the opportunity to meet new people, to experience close working relationships and to make lifelong friendships.
The Ranch awards an end-of season-bonus to all employees who complete the entire season. A bonus is paid only after completion of the season.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Travel to the Ranch is at your own expense. Wickenburg is located 54 miles northwest of Phoenix, Arizona. Most major airlines serve Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Ground transportation to Wickenburg is available by bus or private vehicle. The Ranch will be available to pick up employees arriving at the Wickenburg bus station if needed.
Living in a small town can be challenging, however, there are many things to do if you come to the Ranch armed with an imagination. We suggest bringing a vehicle to give yourself easier access to the surrounding attractions, and shopping.
There is not an employee recreation room. The out-of-doors is popular in Arizona; hiking, Lake Pleasant, Sedona, Jerome, Phoenix, ghost towns, national parks, the Grand Canyon, skiing, malls, camping, and the local night life are just a sampling of what Wickenburg and the surrounding area have to offer.
The Ranch will also be providing various employee activities, parties, tournaments and bonfires at our cookout site throughout the season for the staff. A discounted rate for horseback riding and golf are available throughout the season. Employees are welcome to bring their own golf clubs.