Photo courtesy of Richie Sambora, lead guitarist of Bon Jovi.
Overnight Group Campout at Grand Canyon Ranch.
Why is Grand Canyon Ranch such a popular choice for business retreats, corporate meetings, board room retreats, special wedding and spiritual retreats, or just plain get-togethers?
Our Ranch is located only 30 minutes by helicopter from McCarran International Airport, where Heli USA Airways' exclusive fleet of A Star helicopters is based. Thirty (30) guests can be flown from Las Vegas to our remote Ranch in 30 minutes -- or sixty (60) guests within 2 hours. Prefer to drive? We're only a 2 hour drive from Las Vegas, or 6 hours from Phoenix. Grand Canyon Ranch is the only working cattle ranch close to Las Vegas, and within five miles of the breathtaking Grand Canyon. For example, your group can leave Los Angeles by air, arrive at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, transfer to our helicopters, and arrive at Grand Canyon Ranch in less than 2 hours! Our helicopters can also fly direct to the Ranch from Los Angeles, California or Phoenix, Arizona.
Grand Canyon Ranch Resort can be exclusively yours for your event, meeting or wedding. Surrounded by 165 square miles of beautiful western country, it is the ultimate private retreat. There are no distractions or interference from the outside world. Because we have the only natural springs in the area, and being in the lee of majestic Spirit Mountain, our location has been a popular meeting place for thousands of years by multiple ethnic groups, who would host special meetings and ceremonies. It was, and still is, sacred ground to the native American Indians, where human artifacts and roasting pits found here at the Ranch date back 4,000 years.
Your accommodations consist of comfortable pine cabins, with a ranch house, restaurant and bar available to your guests. All cabins have spectacular views of Spirit Mountain. Tipis are also available for visitors in the summer. Grand Canyon Ranch is a real working cattle ranch, with a thrilling history of the Old West and desperadoes who called the Ranch home… between robbing banks and trains back in the day (you'll hear all about our history from our resident balladeer and story-teller). The Ranch has approximately 400 long-horn Corriente cattle, plus our newest acquisition: a small herd of wild buffalo. Our buffalo are the only wild herd of these iconic western animals in this area of the country. The entire breed, some 30 million in the 19th century, came within a hairs-breadth of extinction.
Located five miles from the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, with 165 square miles of land to explore, the possibilities for outdoor adventure at the Historic Grand Canyon Ranch resort are limitless. The Ranch has 50 quarter and draught horses to draw on for wagon rides, all managed by a team of experienced wranglers to ensure the safety of our guests. Guided horseback and wagon rides, buffalo photo safaris, cattle drives, team roping demonstrations, a recreation of the famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral and overnight camp outs are easily planned. Four private helipads provide helicopter flights from the Ranch to below the rim of the Grand Canyon, an experience you'll treasure forever.
Helicopters can also be used to fly guests to remote areas of the Ranch for very secluded events. Other activities that can be arranged include white water river rafting, mountain biking, hiking and team building activities.
Open Year Round
The Ranch is beautiful to visit at any season. It is the ideal location to escape the heat of Las Vegas during the summer, and in the winter the climate is similar to Palm Springs, with warm days and camp fires at night, cowboy songs sung around the camp fire, and a canopy of stars overhead so close, you could reach out and nearly touch them. An outpost of the Old West, the Ranch is an ideal retreat for Christmas and the New Year.
Grand Canyon Ranch Resort employs an experienced staff to look after your every need. And if requested, celebrity chefs can be flown in to create your favorite gourmet dishes. Apart from dining in our historic ranch house, dinners and lunches can be catered for special occasions in large authentic Tipis up on Sunset Hill, with spectacular hundred mile views and sunsets over the rugged mountains of the West. Spectacular western weddings can also be arranged on look outs such as Sunset Hill or Buffalo Point.
Horses and wagons draped in flowers can be requested to transport the bridal party and guests, and helicopters can add the piece de resistance – showering all with thousands of fragrant rose petals.
Please contact our special events coordinator to discuss having your next business retreat, corporate meeting, board room retreat, special wedding or spiritual escape.
Grand Canyon Ranch Resort has an established reputation for planning and executing events for large incentive groups.
Clients include Panasonic, Fisions, Glaxo, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Hilton, MGM Mirage, Rio and Hyatt – groups up to 500 people. Glamorous Theme Parties with cocktail receptions, Helicopter flights, and dinner dances. Heli USA has organized shuttles and theme events for the World Cup, two Super Bowls, NASCAR and Indy Car. Heligolf has also arranged incentive programs in Napa Valley for the prestigious Presidents Awards Golf Tournament, and at the City of Industry for Ford Motor Company.