Hayrides & Cowboy Cookouts
MacDonald's Ranch requires a minimum of 8
people for the Trail Ride/Stage Coach cookouts and a minimum
of 15 people for the Hay Ride cookouts, please call for more
Your party will enjoy a fun-filled Hay ride pulled by one of
our Horse or Mule teams. You'll be able to sing songs, and
enjoy the desert scenery, while we take you and your group
to a Cowboy Cookout of steak or chicken dinner cooked
outdoors over open fires. If you like to cook yourself, be
our guest, we have barbeque grills available for your
private parties. Tell some old cowboy tales while relaxing
around your campfire.
For large groups or small gatherings, MacDonald's Ranch has
desert sites for your cowboy cookouts with amenities for
almost any occasion. All of the sites at MacDonald's Ranch
are remote and private. They offer views of the McDowell
Mountain range to the east, Valley lights to the south, and
we assure you that the distant coyotes serenading your meal
are real, as are the many other forms of wildlife you may
MacDonald’s Ranch Cookout Sites:
Our Headquarters can be used from the smallest Birthday party to a sit down
dinner for up to 250 people.
The Headquarters is set in the middle of our huge western town. It offers two
fire pits for bonfires, barbeque grills and a big bar for the adult parties.
There is electricity and a flush toilet.
It offers for the adults and kids cowboy games like Horseshoe pits, Cowboy
golfing and if you want to practice your roping skills we have roping dummies
Also for the Birthday party’s we have a petting zoo, a gem. Mine and Pony rides
Coyote Howl (22)
This site offers a very western atmosphere for up to 200 guests with soft
lantern lighting and western town ambiance. In the distance you can often hear
our resident coyotes playing you a tune by howling at the moon. This site has
a dance floor, a bandstand a bar and for the adults and kids a horseshoe pit.
The Stage Stop (8)
The Stage Stop lays across a road which used to be the old Stagecoach road. This
road went years ago from Phoenix to Cave Creek. The Stage coaches hauled more
than just mail and money, but also passengers crossing new country. The stage
stop offers views of Valley lights and lovely Sonoran Desert sunsets. This site
has a dance floor, a bandstand and soft lantern lighting. It holds up to 100
The Hideout (00)
The most remote site for Cowboy Cookouts on MacDonald's Ranch. Sit and sing
songs around the camp fire and tell tales of outlaws and days gone by. The
Hideout is a rustic site for up to 50 people.
Saguaro Stand (7)
Surrounded by ageless giant saguaros, this site dresses up or down as needed,
and is highly flexible to any number of guests. It is perfect for a "Black Tie
Affair under the Stars", or an informal barbecue.
The Round Up (13)
Corral all your friends at our large, deluxe site. Amenities include a 10,000
sq. ft. indoor barn, indoor and outdoor stage and dance floor, flush toilets,
electricity, four large fire pits. It will accommodate parties of 100 to 1,000.
Catered only, please.
Quail Hollow (1)
Quail Hollow lays behind a wide tree-lined wash which opens up into a clearing.
The washes at MacDonald's Ranch are "super highways" for many desert critters.
Named after our most visible bird species, no doubt you will see them strutting
about Quail Hollow's spacious grounds while enjoying your Cowboy Cookout. This
site has a small dance floor for you to boot scoot and two step. It holds up to