I took my grandson to the glass Skywalk and stayed 2 nights at the Hualapai Ranch.
I'd requested a cabin close to everything since I'm a senior citizen and have walking issues. When I arrived, my close up cabin had been given to the people on the tour bus.
When talking with reservations, more than once I asked about my grandson riding horses and when he could buy a ticket. When we arrived, he went (alone) to buy his ticket and was told to come back the next day when he wanted to ride. Again the next day he asked to buy a ticket. They told him to come back 30 minutes later. When he returned, he was told that he could not ride the horses without a parent going with him. (he is age 12 and only he and I were traveling together) NO one said this to me at any time before. I can't understand why not. He wanted to ride the mechanical bull that he'd ridden the day before. They suddenly said he could not ride that either without his parents or legal guardian's permission.
He asked to for archery which is advertised. Nope. Didn't have that either.
He asked for Quick Draw instruction. Nope. Didn't provide that either EVEN THOUGH THEY ADVERTISE ALL THIS!
Wagon rides are also advertised. Didn't see that happening.
Bottomline, I think this property exists for the chartered bus loads of Asian tourists that arrive every day and do not participate in the advertised activities. They only take pictures.
However, there was a bonfire in the evening and smores. That's all except expensive food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hualapai Ranch located at Grand Canyon West is a wonderful place to unwind after a day of visiting Grand Canyon West or beginning a visit with a beautiful sunrise at the west rim of the Grand Canyon in starting an adventure on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. The Ranch provides a western flavor with many cowboy actives that can be enjoyed by all. There is a dining hall where you will be able to enjoy western type cuisine and watch our entertainers during your meal. An overnight stay at a cabin includes an evening activity of making S'mores with the cowboys and listening to their stories around an open fire. Continental breakfast is included in the cost of the cabin. Please note, Hualapai Legacy tickets must be purchased by all Hualapai Ranch guests or guests staying in our cabins. This will give you access to our Hop-on-Hop-Off Shuttle to all viewpoints at Grand Canyon West, which include Eagle Point and Guano Point. Lunch, cold beverages, and snacks can be purchased on site. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hualapai Ranch Hotel Grand Canyon National Park