This activity is the most popular option at Saddleback Ranch and will create family memories to last forever.
There is nothing quite as peaceful as taking a sleigh ride at night with the only sounds being the horses walking through the snow, the bells jingling on the harness, and the distant howl of a coyote.
Relax, cuddle up with a nice, warm wool blanket (provided), and take a look at the stars and the moon’s light making the snow glisten like diamonds. It doesn’t get any better than this!
Take a 30-minute sleigh ride to the Double Dollar Lodge where you’re greeted with a warm cup of hot chocolate or hot apple cider and the smell of a delicious home-cooked meal.
After dinner, our cowboys give you a lesson in roping and you’re invited to join the challenge or watch as others will demonstration how fun and difficult it actually is. If time allows, we kick up our heels for a little dancing.
What to Wear
You’ll want to dress warmly since the area’s evening temperatures decrease steadily from those of the daytime hours. We recommend that you dress as you would to go out to dinner with layering items including: Jacket, gloves, scarf, hat, and warm boots. Keep in mind that you will only be outside for less than an hour and the lodge is kept at a comfortable temperature by our fireplace, so we encourage you to dress in layers that can be removed at the time of your dinner seating. This ensures your comfort both on and off the sleigh. Blankets are provided to keep you cozy but you may want to dress your children in full snow suits.
5:15 p.m. at your condo. Transportation is provided by Saddleback Ranch’s luxury vans. You get back to your condo approximately at 9:30 p.m.
- Your Choice: New York strip steak, baked garlic salmon, grilled teriyaki chicken, grilled marinated pork tenderloin, or vegetable lasagna.
- Served with: Cowboy baked beans, ranch-style potato, romaine salad topped with our homemade garlic vinaigrette dressing and a warm ranch roll.
- For Dessert: Double chocolate brownies and homemade fruit crisp.
- Kids Menu: Hamburger or hot dog or may choose from adult menu.
*We have a full bar, also offering a wide selection of wines and several choices of domestic and microbrewed bottled beers available for purchase upon arrival.