Monthly Archives: October 2009

Rodeo Days

I would say that fall is definitely on the way – the cottonwoods in the canyon are turning that lovely shade of bronze, and the other day, while driving across the top of the Chiricahua mountains, we drove through groves of sycamores, surrounded by some sort of plant which was the loveliest shade Continue reading

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Why you should consider visiting a guest ranch

Why you should consider visiting a guest ranch…..

There are many reasons, but here are some to go on with –

In today’s world, there are few places where you meet with genuine friendliness and down-home hospitality. Go to a hotel, and you encounter excellent service, but little friendship – Continue reading

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Time of Many Fruits

Well, here we are again at that magic time of what the Apaches called “Time of Many Fruits”, and which we, less poetically, know as “Fall” – and with it comes the fall round up, starting this coming Monday. We will gather the pastures, bring in the cows and calves, and take all the steers and some of the heifers to the cattle auction. Normally we keep back about 20-30 Continue reading

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Ranch Holidays In Arizona, Riding in Apache Country by Claudia Simon

Ranch Holidays In Arizona, Riding In Apache Country
By Claudia Simon

After a week sleeping on the ground sharing a classroom I was looking forward to luxury. A small cabin in the Arizona desert for me alone, 3 provided meals and HORSES, horseback riding everyday in the beloved desert. Grapevine Canyon Ranch is a guest and cattle ranch in the southeast of Arizona in Cochise County, about 1.5 hour drive from Tucson Continue reading

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The Ultimate Ranch Vacation by Nancy Gates

On previous trips to the ranch Nancy has been joined by her daughters Dawn and Debra; as well as her sister Millie and Millie’s granddaughter Brittanie.

While on the ranch; Nancy has completed horse camp and riding lessons in addition to the trail rides and day trips.

Barn Boss Adam mentioned to me today that Nancy now has a cutting horse.

Grapevine Canyon Ranch is excited to have Nancy return to the ranch Continue reading

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This Surely Must Be Heaven by Connie Keys

Connie has been on the ranch 8 times since 2000. Her most recent visit was March of 2009.

Connie is from Indiana and enjoys spending the winter months in Sunsites. (in folder she spends winters in Sunsites)

This Surely Must Be Heaven
By Connie Keys

Where does the sun shine bright, the beauty of the south west show its grace and life makes you want to keep on living? I call it Continue reading

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Grapevine Canyon Ranch by Gene Joy

Gene Joy submitted the essay titled: “Grapevine Canyon Ranch” on Feb. 14, 2008

Gene first visited the ranch in 1994. He resides in Loveland, OH.

Grapevine Canyon Ranch
By Gene Joy

Grapevine Canyon Ranch was the fulfillment of my childhood fantasies. Growing up in a suburb of Cleveland doesn’t get one in much contact with the West except through Hopalong Cassidy and the Lone Ranger. Someday I had Continue reading

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