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“What other reviews don't say”

Tarryall River Ranch
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nyc
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What other reviews don't say”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is a nice ranch. The owners are friendly, and overall the riding is good. Here are some things I didn't see in the other reviews I read before going to Tarryall.

The area around the ranch is hilly. Be prepared to walk up and down hills to get from your cabin, to barn, dinning or friends' cabins (if you can drive if you have a car).

More important, I think this ranch should be advertised as a Christian ranch. The rooms have Bibles and pamphlets “Learning from the Parables of Christ”. The centerpiece of the dining tables is a large sculpture of a cowboy kneeling at a cross. Very nice sculpture, BTW. On the first ride a guest asked the wrangler why she came to Tarryall, and she said that it was because of its Christian values. And so on. As hospitality business I think the ranch should either advertise itself as a Christian ranch, or recognize that they need to be welcoming to all.

Re the food: Most people really enjoy it. But there’s meat 5 out of 7 days, and the food is really ‘hearty.’ If you have food requirements do let them know in advance.

Last point. When a guest requested a different horse (was uncomfortable on horse was riding), was told no (‘you’ll get used to it’). Never saw this in my many years of ranch vacations.

Visited July 2012
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English first
peoria, arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tarryall River Ranch - fantastic vacation!”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

This was the best vacation ever. Lots of horseback riding, fishing, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery. The homemade food was phenomenal, and it was cleaner than I can ever remember anyplace I've ever stayed. The staff was unbelievably friendly and helpful, and they were willing to make sure you were able to be matched up to a horseback ride that was within your ability level. There were many rides to choose from; from the very beginning rides to an overnight ride where you can camp out under the stars. Even white water rafting was available, but we chose not to participate in that. The heated pool and jacuzzi with no closing time was a pleasant place to relax, and the fireplace in our cabin was always stocked with plenty of firewood and kindling for a nice fire each night. The nightly activities were very fun, and the hayride and bonfire were a nice touch. The clay shooting was also great. No TV or radios in rooms, VERY QUIET and peaceful! Loved it, wished I was there right now!!

Visited August 2012
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