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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 information!

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 see.

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 and lariats.

Also for the Birthday party’s we have a petting zoo, a gem. Mine and Pony rides available.

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 people.

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 80 people.


MacDonald's Ranch  ::  26540 N Scottsdale Rd  ::  Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343  ::  480.585.0239

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