Discover the romance of the wide open range...at an Arizona ranch resort
Operating since 1948, the season at our authentic luxury dude ranch runs from October - May. Time spent 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.
Experience warm winters located in the beautiful desert. Our ranch resort is located an hour north of Phoenix in the high Sonoran Desert.
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About Rancho De Los Caballeros
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 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.
The Employee Experience
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. Rancho de los Caballeros provides a wonderful experience for all. Our staff works very hard throughout the season and The Ranch provides fair compensation along with positive motivation, making it a very special place.
- Have a consistently positive service attitude.
- Be willing to maintain a neat appearance and be well groomed while on duty or in contact with The Ranch guests.
- Accept employment to work Saturdays, Sundays, religious holidays, national holidays and any shift, if required.
- Accept employment to work the number of hours and days deemed necessary by the Ranch.
- Be willing to occupy a room with other employees in staff housing (if you require housing on property).
- Be able to submit proof of your identity and legal right to work in the United States.
- Be at least 21 years of age and be willing to complete the season.
- Be willing to obtain a health certificate if necessary.
- Be willing to accept Rancho de los Caballeros' Substance and Alcohol Abuse Policy including pre-employment, post-accident and reasonable suspicion testing.
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 50% refundable after successfully passing a room inspection. In most cases rooms are not available for single occupancy. In the case of partners seeking to share housing, to be eligible for housing, both persons must be employed by the Ranch. No pet(s).
Employees who live on property are provided meals at no charge at the following times (unless otherwise posted): Breakfast 7:00am. Lunch 11:00am. Dinner 4:00pm. 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.
The Ranch provides the following perks for discounted pricing. Horseback riding, Trap & Skeet, Spa Services, Driving Range and Golf Course. 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 at your expense.
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 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, Christmas party, golf tournaments and bonfires at our cookout site throughout the season for the staff (after a guest cookout only). A discounted rate for horseback riding and golf are available throughout the season. Employees are welcome to bring their own golf clubs.
Our season runs from October - May. Positions available across the following departments: Food and Beverage, Guest Services, Corral, Spa Services, Kids Programs, and Conference Services
For our full list of our current open positions, please click here.
How to Apply
Please complete our on-line application.