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Meet the Cowboy Way at Rancho de los Caballeros

Life seems simpler in the high Sonoran Desert.

Lengthy sunsets are complimentary pre-dinner entertainment and paint an idyllic picture of desert life. The sound of riding boots releasing from stirrups and pressing into the dusty earth marks the countdown until suppertime at Rancho de los Caballeros, a resort that has been family-owned and operated since 1948. The 20,000-acre Wickenburg ranch, 75 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, is a welcome escape from city life and presents the carefree spirit of the desert with authenticity and a distinguished approach.

For more than 70 years, family and friends have gathered at the ranch, but it wasn’t until the 1990s, when the property opened its first meeting spaces, that it began to draw conferences, incentives, small meetings and events. The ranch offers 9,000 square feet of meeting space and allows groups to use its expansive grounds for adventurous team-building activities, weddings, campfire dinners and more.

The property’s 79 guest rooms range from Southwestern-theme ranch rooms to the sumptuous Maricopa suites. WiFi is complimentary in all guest rooms and meeting spaces, and many of the rooms can be booked in sections so groups can be more connected during a visit.

Beyond meetings, guests can ride horses, shoot skeet or golf at the ranch’s Greg Nash and Jeff Hardin golf course. Groups can learn to work together through cowboy games and team penning, as teams compete to be the first to herd three steers into a pen.

Whether it’s to capture a grand moment in the desert or to renew a group’s sense of camaraderie, Rancho de los Caballeros is a fantastic choice for small meetings under the Arizona sun.

Meeting Space

Rancho de los Caballeros has three venues for meetings, each with its own breakout and variable spaces. The Palo Verde Conference Center has six meeting spaces, including the 3,200-square-foot Sonoran Room for groups of up to 275. The main lodge and dining areas include the Dallas Room for 25 guests, the main dining room for 80 guests, the West Room for up to 45 guests, the Cooper Room for up to 35 guests and the Maguire Room for up to 18 guests. Outdoors, groups can meet on the pool patio or the covered patio, for up to 84 and 50 guests, respectively. For larger outdoor events, there’s the South Lawn. The Los Caballeros Golf Club has five meeting spaces, including the Members’ Room for 125 guests, the Birdie and Bogey Rooms, for 48 guests each, the Club Bar for 14 guests and the Club Patio for up to 50 guests.