What You'll Get
Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Take a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's deal: for $20, you get an hourlong scenic horseback trail ride (up to a $40 value) at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort in Sanger.
Wonder Valley Ranch Resort is 75 acres of paradise nestled into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. On the morning of your trail ride, professional horse-whisperers will murmur sweet suggestions into your equine’s ears, ensuring that your journey is safe, pleasant, and free of Robert Redford impersonators. Your one-hour guided group trail ride of the scenic paths at Wonder Valley will weave through shady trees and gracefully cross majestic streams. By the end of your travels, you and your horse will have exchanged witty banter and mix tapes, creating memories to last a lifetime.
Though horseback riding in hoop skirts and gladiator sandals is a time-honored saloon trick, dresses, skirts, and open-toed shoes are not allowed on the trail ride. Riders cannot weigh more than 250 lbs., and must be older than seven, but young enough to remember how to love. Contact Wonder Valley Ranch Resort to schedule your trail ride.
For trail-ride restrictions, see here.
Wonder Valley Ranch Resort gets a near-perfect 4.5-owl-eye average from eight TripAdvisors:
- …We rented a small cottage in Wonder Valley Dude Ranch, it was an excellent weekend. Went horse back riding on Sunday, meals were great, service was the best. We were treated like celebrities. I would recommend it for anyone. – TripAdvisor member
- I highly recommend Wonder Valley for not only weddings, but family gatherings, horse back riding options, etc. Absolutely a little piece if [sic] paradise, tucked in the foothills – CaliLady23
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must be at least 7, less than 250 lbs. Must sign waiver. Must have consent & helmet if under 19. No open toe shoes, dresses, skirts. Available 9/7. Reservations required. 24-hour cancellation policy. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and Conference Center
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Wonder Valley Ranch Resort & Conference Center excels in hosting: Company Retreats, Weddings, Seminars, Class/Family Reunions, Team-Building Exercises, Banquets/Parties, Picnics, Group Tours, Business/Education Seminars, Outdoor Education Programs, Anniversaries, Proms, and a Children's Summer Camp via River Way Ranch Camp. We offer the meeting space, sleeping accommodations, a full service bar and catering staff, as well as the activity facilitators to add on numerous fun activities to your event package. What makes us stand out? Excellence in service. We are committed to providing the highest standard of customer service and hospitality learned in our past, used in our present, and always improving for our future; to ensure the satisfaction and comfort for our guests of all ages. The ability to fulfill this commitment is supported by an environment that encourages our employees to do the little things that make the big difference.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The inspiration for our founder to create this business was in helping to foster an environment that could teach, mentor, and coach young children to help mold them into the leaders of today; we did this by founding a Children's Summer Camp. We grew into a year-round resort and conference center from that business to remain open and support a full-time staff throughout the year.
What do you love most about your job?
We love our jobs at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort because every day is a different experience in the customer service industry, especially with what our facility can offer, but because we are a family friendly environment and our staff are happy to help our customers.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I had a customer see me at a completely unrelated event about 8 months after having an event at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and she began to tear up a bit and had to come up to me to thank me for all we did for her past event to go above and beyond and make it special.