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October 2016 25 From gathering around the grand fireplace in the saloon for a round of signature Los Cab margaritas to sneaking away to a soothing hot stone massage at the spa, guests can make their experience as intimate or social as they please. In keeping with its history as a ranch, the resort has a corral, 100 horses in its stable and numerous trails for guided horseback riding or jeep adventures. But there's also an award-winning golf course and a launch pad for hot-air balloon rides. Team building activities are a favorite for groups that want to play some authentic cowboy games or test their skills at penning a steer. Whether a group dines inside or out, the ranch has venues and dining options to please all tastes. At the main lodge, groups can start the day with a breakfast of homemade granola, fresh baked biscuits and a buffet of breakfast staples. The lodge also has buffet-style lunches and dinners. Plated, upscale meals and passed appetizers can be arranged for receptions and cocktail hours. The ranch shines at creating curated outdoor dining experiences for guests with campfire cookouts in the South Yucca Flats. Alcohol is allowed in all ven- ues. Rancho de los Caballeros makes it easy and afford- able for meeting groups to stay and gather at the hotel by offering complimentary meeting space with all group block rentals. Wireless internet is complimen- tary in the meeting rooms and guest rooms, and the rental menu consists of the usual microphones, flip- charts, dance floors and podiums. After hours, groups can book hay wagons and a cookout site in the South Yucca Flats and have a cowboy balladeer serenade din- ner guests around the campfire. 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 out- door 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. Extras Meeting Space On the Grounds Dining Left: The Sonoran Room is available for meal functions or classroom sessions. Right: The ranch staff hosts a cookout for a meeting group. Opposite page: Guided trail rides are among the most popular downtime activities at Rancho de los Caballeros. Rancho de los Caballeros Location Wickenburg, Arizona Size 79 rooms Meeting Space 9,000 square feet Access Open mid-October through mid-May; located 75 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Contact Info 800-684-5030 www.ranchodeloscaballeros.com