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Circle Z Ranch

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1476 Route 82, Patagonia, AZ 85624
Circle Z Ranch
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Circle Z is a fantastic place to ride horses and stay. They have a large herd of excellent horses, and thousands of acres of land for trail riding, including a stream, flat abandoned railroad tracks, and trails through the hills. If you want to switch horses, even without a very good reason, they're happy to do that. The wranglers that... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I arrived at the Circle Z early on a Sunday evening having no idea what to expect. I had been to several "dude" ranches many years before but only for a day or so and I was an observer and not a participant in the activities. We were shown our classy duplex and informed that the social... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time at a dude ranch. This place is top notch in every respect. The foreman and his wranglers are fabulous with both the horses and guests. The manager does everything possible to make the stay comfortable and lots of fun. The cook is amazing. This was my first time riding and I will return. I now... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a warm and beautiful spot for a March vacation with our urban grandchildren, ages 2 and 4, and their parents. Circle Z was perfect in every way.The children absolutely loved every day there....enjoying swimming, pony rides, ringing the dinner bell, and, most of all, the freedom to run around. The staff was extremely accommodating to the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place. Perfectly set by creek and mountain. Great community of people. Good astronomy and nature activities. Great weather. Food was well prepared, presented and had diverse selection. Staff worked very hard and was always helping you.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Circle Z is an exceptional dude ranch. Fantastic vistas and trails. Superb horses that are obviously extremely well cared for, and outstanding customer service. The cuisine and dining areas are excellent and thoughtfully crafted. Circle Z's staff are all exceedingly friendly, professional, and eager to make the most of your vacation. The owners, Rick and Diana take a personal interest... More 

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Gelsenkirchen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great hospitality; lovely landscape; experienced wranglers; healthy horses; best riding experience you can imagine If you want to spend vacations in a family style environment with lots of nice people who take care of your personal needs, this is the place to go. The CircleZ Family is a set of incredible people working as managers, wranglers, kitchen and even housekeeping... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

CircleZ is an anomaly among guest ranches in the West. Set in gorgeous and varied landscape the rides are fantastic, the horses wonderful, beautiful birds abound, the creek runs year round. This is a ranch from yesteryear: no spa, no TV, bright cozy cottages, family owned and run, great food, a truly friendly and happy atmosphere. George and Jennie Lorta,... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the Circle Z in my youth back in the ’60’s. The memories lingered in the corners of my mind of a herd of horses and magical long rides out into the countryside. Now in my 60’s I have returned twice in two years and the experience is every bit as magical as I had remembered it. Yes,... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Circle Z Ranch is an outstanding vacation venue for a trail ridering adventure! The views were spectacular, the wranglers provided an exceptional and safe riding experience, the horses were well trained and safe for all levels of riders, the food was outstanding and hearty for all the activities that we participated in, the owners were very hospitable and friendly, the... More 

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