World famous Mexican Hospitality combined with Swiss Management guarantees an unforgettable holiday at one of the most beautiful Boutique Ranch Resorts in Latin America .
Why choose Rancho Las Cascadas
Guests from all over the world come back time and time again. A favourite place of airline crews and many embassy members, this safe haven, located on peaceful high mountain plains with its exclusive accommodations, excellent food and friendly service, will simply delight you as well.

A unique fusion of Horseback Riding, Relaxation and/or Cultural Tours...
Mix your Personal Cocktail!

Discover 'Mexico Magico' right from the heart of this beautiful country. Don't just visit the touristic places, immerse yourself into the Mexican culture. Come back to your 'home away from home' after each days adventures and relax in rural Mexico. Enjoy a Margarita in the hot tub or take a swim in the solar heated infinity pool before sitting down for another tasty Nouvelle Mexicana dinner.

You may choose between a fantastic horseback riding holiday, a full program of captivating cultural tours or... why not choose a bit of both.

Enjoy the real Mexico from this beautiful place...

'Custom Tailored' Horseback Riding!

Choose from over 30 different rides of fast paced, relaxed, demanding or easy days in the saddle.

Or join on of our packages of adventurous riding programs

Our fantastic horses invite you to ride in this open sky country across extensive plains without fences or boundaries.
More...

Great Cultural Excursion

Discover Mexico and all it has to offer from one central place. Whether you're passionate about history and art, love shopping or just yearning for adventure, there is something for everyone.

Enjoy a trip to Teotihuacan with the famous pyramids of the sun and the moon, to the beautiful colonial town of San Miguel de Allende or take a fully guided tour of Mexico City...
More...

Enjoy 333 days of sunshine a year with midday temperatures around 75ºF/22ºC
The climate is one of the most incredible features at this altitude.

Arrive/Depart any day of the week and choose the length of your stay
Private transfer to the ranch. Any time of day or night any day of the week. That is where the 'custom tailored' begins.
 

Good to know

  • Works with travel agents?

    yes
  • Good time to go

    Anytime is a great time to come visit us at the ranch Set on a plateau at an altitude of 7500 feet, among beautiful mountains, the weather conditions in this unique geographical location are very moderate. All year long, even in the Summer, the average temperature at midday is in the mid 70°F (around 22°C). Depending on the season, the evenings and mornings can be somewhat cooler, but the daytime temperatures are perfect for riding any time of the year. The ranch is open all year round. In the summer season, May - October, the flowers are in bloom and the countryside is a beautiful lush green. It can rain in the evenings followed by beautiful blue skies the following day. The winter season, November - April, is typified by rich golden colors and endless vistas.

Lowdown

  • Owner(s)

    Uschi Wiprachtiger Schreyer
  • Address

    San Agustin Buenavista, San Francisco soyniquilpan , Mexico, Mexico, 54280
  • Tel

    (+52 55) 18 01 01 01 or (+52 155) 10 70 20 80
  • Capacity

    28
  • Open

    All year - view details
  • Nightly rate

    $270-355 - view details
  • Ranch Type

    Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch, Luxury Ranch
  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages

Email Ranch   View Website

Highs

  • Luxury in sunny Mexico - relax in their lovely infinity pool, with a margarita in the hot tub after an afternoon ride with views of a waterfall
  • The set up of the ranch is most relaxing; you don't have to visit just for the riding; the food is considered simple, delicious and with local flair
  • Picture this - gentle stroll along the lake, cantering up the hillside, gallping across open countryside, crossing rivers, swimming with the horses in the lake or traversing rocky paths to the mountain top
  • Enjoy their cultural tours to incredible places like Teotihuacan with the famous pyramids, the awesome colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, or the colorful market of Jilotepec
  • Fabulous combination of Mexican hospitality under Swedish managment; a small luxury ranch to ensure that guest needs are placed first

Lows

  • There is large concern over the safety of Mexico; one guest quotes, "We have heard much in the news about safety in Mexico. But, after further exploration and emails with people who had been to the ranch, we learned that this is a very safe area and is nowhere near the places you hear about in the news. Not once on the trip did we feel any reason to be afraid. "
 

Summer Season Rates & Booking

  • Open

    All year
  • Nightly rate

    $270-355   view details on lodging rates
  • Nightly rate (children)

    $135-355
  • Minimum stay

    No minimum stay
  • Preferred arrival day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred depart day

    Any day is fine
  • Booking Policy

  • With a 30% down payment you confirm your booking. In terms of making the down payment, we have the facility to take credit cards at the ranch as well as by Paypal. The balance is due at least 30 days before arrival. As soon as we receive your deposit we will send you confirmation of your reservation and will require some personal information.
  • Included in your stay

  • meals, activities, lodging, tax, Riding, water, flavoured water, coffee and tea included with meals only, morning yoga or running classes, guided hikes, biking and much more...
  • Extras

  • Yoga

    We have yoga weeks held at different times of the year contact us for details.
  • Other

    Cultural Excursions, Beverages (ask us about our all-inclusive package), Spa Treatments

Winter Season Rates & Booking  

  • Open

    All year
  • Nightly rate

    $225-294   view details on lodging rates
  • Nightly rate (non-rider)

    $180-185
  • Nightly rate (children)

    $112-225
  • Minimum stay

    No minimum stay
  • Preferred arrival day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred depart day

    Any day is fine
  • Booking Policy

  • With a 30% down payment you confirm your booking. In terms of making the down payment, we have the facility to take credit cards at the ranch as well as by Paypal. The balance is due at least 30 days before arrival. As soon as we receive your deposit we will send you confirmation of your reservation and will require some personal information.
  • Included FREE in your stay

  • meals, lodging, tax, Riding, water, flavoured water, coffee and tea included with meals only, morning yoga or running classes, guided hikes, biking and much more...
  • Extras

  • Yoga

    Check out our website at www.lascascadasyoga.com
  • Other

    Cultural Excursions, Beverages (ask us about our all-inclusive package), Spa Treatments

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg Temp (°F):

707070707572727070707070

Avg Rainfall (in):

.3.6.5.51.12.81.922.11.1.6.5

Lowdown

  • Elevation

    7,500 ft.
  • Remote Location

 

Nearest Airports

  • Mexico International Airport

  • Distance to ranch

    50 miles
  • Time to ranch

    1 hour 30 mins
  • Airlines

    Delta, United, Horizon, Northwest, Alaska, United Express, Aeromexico, Aero Republica, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, Aviance, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Copa Airlines, Cubana de Aviacion, Iberia, KLM, Lacsa, Lan Chile, Lufthansa, Taca, US Airways
  • Ranch shuttle

    45 USD per person per way

Nearest Town / City

  • Tula

  • Population

    100,000
  • Time from ranch

    30 mins
  • Facilities

    grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, hospital, bank, atm, gas station, museum
  • Shopping

    small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, malls, western wear
  • Ranch shuttle

    $25 USD per person
 

Our riding stands out

  • Riding "A La Carte"
  • Colors de Mexico
  • Higlands and Canyons Explorer

Our horses

  • guest horses

    31
  • horse types

    Quarterhorse, Appaloosas, Paints, Arabians, Other, Geldings, Studs, Criollo, Azteca

Our Riding

  • Guided rides

    Rides are catered to any riding level. Advanced riders can enjoy really great faster paced riding. Less experienced riders will go out with a separate guide to ensure that everyone gets the best experience. We take a great deal of pride to ensure that whatever length your stay is, your experience leaves you with unforgettable memories. We organize our rides to be varied and to provide an insight into the local area, giving you a flavor of the different terrain and landscapes of this beautiful part of Mexico
  • Unguided rides

    We also offer unguided rides as well for those of you, who enjoy to take you own adventure while on horseback. Prior to sending you off riding we will provided you with a short session which will inquire about riding ability and your knowledge about the land.
  • Program rides

    Flexibility is our forte at Rancho Las Cascadas. Choose from over 30 different trails, on hourly, half or full day riding tours. Let us create your personal cocktail of rides, choosing from mountains, canyons, endless countryside, rivers, lakes, villages, markets, Haciendas (colonial estates), churches, archeological sites, etc. We offer rides for every taste and level. Select from our various riding programs: The perfect Package for the Beginner to the Intermediate Rider... 'A la Carte' Ride Arrive/Depart any day of the week Rides from 2 - 4 hours A new and different ride for every day Taylored to your riding level 'A la Carte' riding is also great for Friends/Family with different riding levels who would like to ride together. We send out two wranglers to go along and split up the levels and rejoin during the rides. More information about 'A la Carte' riding... Ongoing Progressive Ride for the Intermediate to the Advanced Rider... 'Colores de Mexico' Start of the rides: Any day of the Week Approx. 4-6 hrs in the saddle per day Center based ongoing progressive ride Normal physical condition required This are ongoing progressive rides which you may join any day of the week. They are catered to your riding level. The horses come back at night, but each day takes you through different regions, picturesque villages and ever-changing countryside. Ideal for riders preferring to start progressive riding at an easy pace with the chance to have a break if they feel like it. Itinerary 'Colores de Mexico' Ride... Progressive Ride for the Advanced to the Expert Rider... 'Highland and Canyon Explorer' Once a Month, 1. Saturday of the month Saturday - Saturday 8 days of riding incl. 6 day progressive ride Overnight at the ranch for the riders Approx. 6 - 8 hrs in the saddle per day Good physical condition required Popular progressive ride through varied landscape and terrain. This is not a trek, it is real, open range riding with many canters and gallops. The horses stay often out overnight to continue the route the next day but you return always to our beautiful ranch, so you do not have to pack and unpack every day. Each day offers something new and gives you the opportunity to discover the real Mexico. Itinerary 'Highland & Canyon Explorer'...
  • Riding Freedom

    Riding 'A la Carte' Flexibility is our forte at Rancho Las Cascadas. Choose from over 20 different trails, half and full day riding tours. Let us make your personal cocktail of rides, choosing from mountains, canyons, endless countryside, rivers, lakes, villages, markets, Haciendas (colonial estates), churches, archeological sites, etc. Every evening our team arranges with all the guests the appropriate/matching riding program for the next day considering riding level and fitness. Max. 6-8 riders per wrangler. This option also offers you the possibility to combine horseback riding with cultural excursion, other activities or relaxation. See activities and excursions... Same arrangement for families and friends of different riding levels. Length of stay and date to your choice. Daily pick up and drop off from/to the airport in Mexico City.

Lowdown

  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Intermediate
  • Rides are grouped by

    Age, Ability, Pace of Ride, Everyone rides together, Rides tailored to guest requests
  • UNIQUE APROACH TO RIDING From beginner to expert, all are catered for in small groups with a wrangler, but truly different, is our ability to also offer combined rides for partners, friends or family of different levels on the same ride. These mixed groups will be taken out by 2 wranglers and while at times some will go on walking comfortably with there horses with one wrangler, the others will be cantering or galloping with the other wrangler across or along wide open fields and join their friends further down the road again. So you can spend your holiday together, but still enjoy a great ride, each one at his own tempo.
  • Max riders per ride

    28
  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope

Email Ranch  View Website

You'll enjoy

  • hours in the Saddle

    Morning - 4 hours, Afternoon - 3 hours
  • All rides start at the ranch and go out in different directions starting right at the main house. There is a choice of morning rides (2-4 hrs), afternoon rides (1-3 hrs), all day rides (5-6 hrs) and challenged all day rides (6-8 hrs). You can decide one day ahead what your next day’s adventure will be.
  • Riding

    Openly through property
 

Riding Lessons

  • Details

    lessons are additional, basic riding lessons
  • Lessons given by

    wrangler, ranch owner or manager
  • Lessons located

    on the trail, in the arena
  • You can book a 30 minute riding lesson for 30 USD.

Sample Riding Itinerary

  • Daily Layout

    The daily buffet breakfast allows you to choose your own start for the day, according to your preferences before you go on your ride. After each day's riding you get back to the ranch. There you can relax, go for a swim in the infinity pool or enjoy a Margarita in the hot tub.

    Each evening you will be served a delicious 4 course dinner in our dining room. All guests dine together, so you will have plenty of opportunity to discuss your adventures with one another.

    Colorful folklore events may also be presented on special occasions including traditional dance and music. You may even be invited for an impromptu Salsa lesson. Do you play an instrument? Why don't you bring it along?

    Friday – Day 01
    Arrival

    Zoom ImageWe meet you at Mexico City airport and drive you directly to the ranch. Get to know this beautiful place, its many amenities and get settled into your room!

    If time permits you can go for the first afternoon ride to local village San Agustin with its ancient church from the 1700. During this ride you will be able to familiarize with your horse.

    Afterwards relax in our hot tub overlooking the waterfalls with a Margarita or go for a swim in our infinity pool.

    Enjoy your first 4-course 'Nouvelle Mexicana' dinner - a fusion of mexican and international cuisine - at our tastefully decorated tables in the dining room.


    Saturday – Day 02
    Cerro del Ahorcado - San Antonio - Xochitlan de las Flores

    This ride takes you first to the 'Cerro del Ahorcado' the hanged man's hill, from where you have a great view of the surrounding countryside which you will be exploring over the next couple of days. From there the trail takes you into the steep valley of San Antonio, which is particularly attractive in the dry season, as it has permanent water. It is formed at the end of an old lava floe and the damp valley floor attract lost of small woodland song birds.

    Eventually the trail converges at the small restaurant at San Antonio just opposite from the Rail freight terminal. We take lunch here and sample the dubious delights of Mexican 'Telenovelas' soap operas. And the collection of 'Santa Muerte' dead saints statuettes lovingly displayed in the corner.

    Leaving the village of ' Xiochitlan de las Flores' the village of the flowers, the trails follow the hill contours and lead us back to the plains.


    Sunday – Day 03
    Heroes de Carranza - La Copa - San Juan Daxthi - Santa Cruz

    Zoom ImageLeaving the ranch the trails wind through small fields of cereal crops, maize, wheat, oats and hay pasture. The farm plots use horse and cattle drawn ploughs and harrows. Herds of sheep goats and cattle are tended in the open range, and it is possible to see the rural life in Mexico, local farmers tending to their daily tasks.

    Some parts of the trail wind through Nopale cactus plots. This plants yields prickly pears , and the flattened stems can be eaten as a vegetable. The trails pass by several water storage dams which provide irrigation water for the complex of channels and drains which the locals use to irrigate the germinating seeds planted just before rainy season. The ground of the drying out lake beds makes for excellent gallops.

    The trail now crosses dry stoney valleys up to the cliffs at 'la Copa' in Santiago Oxthoc. These waterfalls spring from the rocks and fall into a martini glass shaped sculpted rock formation. The sign on the wall says 'viva el 3 de Mayo 1842"... 'cheers to the 3 of May 1842'. This celebrates when the waterfall miraculously sprang from the wall, a phenomenon attributed to the Virgin of Guadalupe. She is venerated in a small shrine just before the waterfall.

    Upon leaving the shrine the horses will climb up to the top of the cliffs and along onto the high plains. On clear days the views from this stark rocky plateau are spectacular. Go well prepared with sun cream as at midday the light is very intense.

    Descending from the plateau, the trails head down in to the town of San Juan Daxthi. This a good place for a lunch stop. On Sundays there is a charming local fruit and vegetable market, on holidays the town hosts a small rodeo .

    After Lunch you ride for aproximately another two hours. Depending upon the season this could be a series of canters in desert like dry scrub-land or a series of corridors through tall fields of maize and wild flowers.


    Monday – Day 04
    San Miguel de la Victoria - Comunidad - Canalejas - Cathedral de Canalejas

    Zoom ImageThe journey today starts into the extinct volcanic geology of the region. This is a landscape of crisscrossed ancient lava flows, these have partially eroded and evolved in to a rich landscape of micro environments, creating habitats such as low undulating hills, volcanic outcrops, narrow stream valleys, ancient barren lava fields and dry seasonal common pastures.

    Later on, after a litte stop for a drink and a snack in San Miguel de la Victoria, the landscape changes, as the trails lead into the green forests of Canalaejas. These mixed deciduous and coniferous woodlands have delightful tracks for cantering along.

    Lunch is taken in the town of Canalejas. Here the Barbecue restaurants offer tacos filled to the brim with porky goodness. Suitably tasty vegetarian options can also be sort out.

    After lunch and a leg stretching walk around the small town, the trail rises to the Cathedral of Canalejas. This church set on the peak of a hill dominates the local view. It was built on the spot where an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe was found in a rock, which now forms part of the altar. This Virgin is a national icon in Mexico and represents the fusion of the Pre-Columbian Tonatzin cult (earth mother goddess worship) with the popular Catholic tradition of the Virgin Mary.

    The ride from the cathedral wanders back through the small surrounding villages Hamlets of Canalejas to the overnight stables for the horses at Lalo's house. Here guests are met by the ranch staff and driven back to the ranch for a well earned swim and relaxing hot soak, before dinner.


    Tuesday – Day 05
    Canalejas - Lago de Huapango - Agua Escondida

    Zoom ImageThe first part of the ride follows forest trails and crosses hill slope fields. The landscape high up in the hills is rocky and arid, the dirt roads and trails in the woods and between the the small hamlets offers some good short canters.

    The real treat of the day is to be found in the wide, flat, well irrigated lowlands of the approach to the big lake of Huapango  (aprox. 10.000 acres when full), famous for its fishing. Species such as catfish, lobina, trout and carp are caught here. Angling is popular with local people, not only for sport but to feed the family.

    It is also an important habitat for birds. Pelicans, great egrets, snowy egrets and many more migratory species can be seen here depending on the season. This day's riding takes you to a wide open landscape of low impact agriculture and common rangeland. A paradise for any rider, as there are endless trails to canter and gallop.

    Enjoy a picnic on the shores of lake so that riders can relax after the excitement of the lake rides and prepare for the two hour ride through the small villages and woods to the 'Agua Escondida', where the horses are left stabled overnight. Transportation back to the ranch (aprox. 30 min), where another mouthwatering dinner awaits.


    Wednesday – Day 06
    Agua Escondida - San Francisco Soyaniquilpan - El Fresno - Atlantes de Tula

    Zoom ImageToday you are heading south out of the hilly country of small woodland trails and rock hills to San Francisco / Soyaniquilpan.

    The landscape changes as the trails enter San Francisco. The farm land here is flat, rich, well irrigated and fertile. Taking trails to the west of the 'Cerro de las Brujas' the witches mountain the trails run along the dividing paths which separate large fields.

    Then short trails lead to Fresno Village, where the horses can be rested at the local shop opposite the primary school. The trail continues down the cobbed streets past the ruins of the hacienda and along into a canyon.

    Zoom ImageThis delightful valley leads to a stand of old Ceder trees covered in old mans beard lichens / Spanish moss. Just before reaching the clearing and popular picnic site, the trail takes a small detour up to a view point over looking the canyon. There is also a small shrine to the Virgin of Guadelupe at the summit.

    The best waterfalls in the region are hidden just behind the cedar trees and well worth a visit. After lunch the horses get their well earned break and will be turned out into the pasture.

    A short drive takes you then to the archaeological site of the Atlantes of Tula, which is thought to be the most important Toltec site in Mexico. It gives a great insight into the rich history of this region. The great Atlantes are four huge warriors (remarkable sculptures over 6 m high) in black basalt on a pyramid. This platform is encircled by a low relief frieze depicting jaguars and coyotes, and Tlaloc masks adorn the walls.


    In Tula there is a fine market as well as a couple of Western / Charro outfitters, so guests wishing to buy hats, boots, belts, belt buckles, shirts, saddles, Charro riding tack, can shop as much as their heart's desire.


    Thursday – Day 07
    San Miguel de Las Piedras - Los Organos - Vista Hermosa

    Zoom ImageBack into the more rugged landscape surrounding San Agustin, you might think you were returning to

Setting

  • Private Land - 250-1000 (acres)

  • Our ranch's private property only incompases the luxury guest ranch as well as the paddock for our 38 horses.
  • Public Land - more than 50k (acres)

  • Here at Rancho Las Cascadas we provide a unique riding experience for everyone because our public land is unlimited for riding, anything from a gentle stroll along the lake, cantering up the side of a hill, galloping across open countryside, crossing rivers, swimming with the horses in the lake or traversing rocky paths to the top of a mountain. The extinct volcanic geology of the region has created a landscape crisscrossed with ancient lava flows. These have partially eroded over millennia and evolved into a rich landscape of micro-environments, creating habitats such as: low undulating hills, volcanic outcrops, narrow stream valleys, dry seasonal common pasture, ancient barren lava fields, seasonally lush shallow lake shores, high hill climbs with over looking views, dry plains, rich seasonally irrigated maize, wheat, oat, bean, squash, and sunflower fields. The low intensity of the farming means that wild saguaro and nopal cacti, agaves, and thorn bush predominate on the common grazing land. The ranch is surrounded by a patchwork of small farms who practice mixed farming and who maintain small villages with local shops, schools, health care centers all interlinked by small roads and a myriad of trails. Local cowboys and farmers use these same trails to tend to their farm plots and small herds, some even still use the paired horse or oxen drawn plow to till their land!

Fine Dining
The heart of any Mexican home is the fabulous open kitchen. Finest local ingredients are combined with innovation by our highly skilled chefs to create authentic Mexican, as well as international cuisine.

There is seating in the dining room, outdoors on the patio or under the trees, where you may watch the sunset and listen to the rushing waters.

You are welcome to hang out and chat in the kitchen. Many guests have enjoyed watching and learning as meals are prepared. Fresh fruit drinks and cool purified water are always available there.
Breakfast and lunch rides to scenic areas are regular events. Don't worry if you are a non-rider, we'll take you to the picnic spots!

According to ranch tradition the meals are served family style, with plenty of second and third helpings and lots of good conversation.

Spices
The meals are specially created to introduce the characteristic flavors of this region. Whether a simple lunch or a festive dinner, you can be assured of great service and attention to detail. Chili is a common ingredient in many of our recipes, but we can always adapt to your taste preferences.

Dietary Requirements
Special dietary requirements can be catered for, just let us know in advance.

Good to know

Alcohol

wine provided with dinner

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Gourmet
  • Meals served

    family style, buffet style, meals roll with days activities, everyone eats together, scheduled meals
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (casual attire), dining room (formal attire), bar & grille, lounge, in-room dining
  • Dietary restrictions catered for include

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, other

Email Ranch  View Website

 

Your Chef

  • Your dedicated chef is Local Chefs

  • Here at the ranch we have many local staff that cook in the traditional Mexican cusine. What they learn, they learned as children from their parents. In addition to this we do some local kitchen trainning so our cooks are able to adpat a little European flare.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 0 and over



We cater to all ages of children - 0 and up.

Although we do not offer specialized programs for children, we know it is important for families to spend time together during their vacation.

Here you have the opportunity to spend time together and share these wonderful moments while you are on horseback or relaxing around the ranch. Our wranglers and staff will work with you and your children to ensure that everyone has the best experience.   

Children often enjoy spending time with the wranglers learning different aspects of caring for the horses. Anything from helping to feed the horses and brushing them to getting ready for a ride.

We also offer a special program where we have special saddle suited for younger children and our wranglers sit behind the saddle to ride.
 

Detailed Activities

  • Riding based activities

    animal care, horse care, pony rides, trail riding

Rancho Las Cascadas was conceived as an idea when Uschi was looking for an activity based hotel business,   which would offer guests the opportunity to enjoy the landscape of  rural Mexico  while offering them the comforts of high quality hacienda style accommodation with gourmet cuisine.  An ambitious concept, but one which she has successfully brought into being.

The concept has required some refining, but the process has built a wonderful boutique hotel offering adventurous western style riding, within easy reach of Mexico City yet in a bucolic rural environment.

Uschi and her team of employees have worked hard to build this unique holiday experience, they look forward to your visit and hope you will enjoy your stay at Rancho de las Cascadas.
 

Lowdown

  • Ranch established

    2003
  • Guest ranch since

    2004

Our Staff

  • Hospitality
  • Cleanliness
  • Punctuality

Email Ranch  View Website

 

Owner Info

  • Owner - Uschi Wiprachtiger Schreyer

  • Languages spoken

    english, spanish, french, german, Swedish
  • Uschi Wiprachtiger Schreyer is the proud owner of Rancho Las Cascadas. She began her career in tourism by working all over the world as a tour guide. Her last job brought her to Cancun and Playa del Carmen, where she stayed for 8 years organizing cultural tours by airplane to many interesting places in the Mayan world.


    However, she found the climate too hot and humid, and decided to move to Mexico City, in the high plains of Mexico. There she worked in publicity making announcements with aircrafts over the city. She found, as many of us do, that city life was too busy and crazy for her. She began to look for a weekend house in the countryside and found the perfect place in San Agustin Buenavista. Here she enjoys the wonderful sun of Mexico without the humidity of the coast, as the ranch is situated in the high plains on an altitude of 2300 mt / 7500 ft.


    She started building her house and it got bigger and bigger, as she love houses with patios (courtyards). It became too big for her and she thought of starting a business with people from Mexico City coming out to the countryside. She thought of offering horse rides for a day or two. When she started riding, she found out that there were many more rides through different regions with different vegetations, canyons, valleys, climbs and descents. The rides are so varied that you can ride for more than two weeks and discover new scenery every day. She then decided that she should share the beauty of this land with friends from all over the world.


    So it was not the idea of a guest ranch that sent her looking for the ideal place. The ideal place asked to be shown to all those who are open to experience a small wonder every day. From this vision Rancho Las Cascadas was born.


    She has truly found the perfect place with a climate which truly makes it a paradise with 333 days of sunshine a year.

     

Rooms & Rates

  • Room type | nameSummer ratesWinter rates

  • Cabin | Pueblito$270-$355n/a

    • Description

      Pueblito means Mexican village. These newly decorated rooms are nestled between the Main House and the Corral. The standard rooms look out onto the central terrace with its cactus garden and water feature, all adding to the traditional atmosphere of the 'Pueblito', a typical Mexican village. The deluxe rooms have a larger sitting area with a view to the horses, from where you may enjoy the morning sunrise with a coffee or tea while watching the horses play in the paddock. All rooms are individually designed to reflect the vibrancy and
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      no minimum
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      safe, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes
  • Lodge | Classic Guest Room$270-$355n/a

    • Description

      These spacious Mexican Style decorated rooms are situated in the Main House open to the colorful Mexican courtyard. Four clean, well-appointed rooms with, private baths and tiled shower all open onto a fresh air courtyard with fountain. Our two deluxe rooms are a bit bigger and have an additional lounge area, which is great to enjoy a coffee and read your favorite book. The rooms are connected to the main house, which means close access to the infinity pool, hot tub, Jacuzzi, terrace and salon. These rooms feature two luxurious large m
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      no minimum
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      safe, hair dryer, plush bathrobes
  • Lodge | Standard Classic Guest Rooms$270-$355n/a

    • Description

      Classic Rooms Situated in the Main house and in the Pueblito. Each of these standard rooms has its own dressing area and en-suite facilities. These rooms have two comfortable matrimonial beds which fits 2 people each but for more comfort can be used separately 2 individual travellers or joined for couples. A max. of 4 people could be accommodated - ask for rates.
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      no minimum
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      safe, hair dryer, plush bathrobes
  • Lodge | Deluxe Rooms$320-$405n/a

    • Description

      Deluxe Rooms Two spacious rooms in the Main House with access to the patio and 3 rooms in the Pueblito with view to the corral have an additional lounge area. Each room has two spacious matrimonial beds. The 2 rooms in the main house have an extra bed/sofa. En-suite facilities. A max. of 4-5 people could be accommodated - ask for rates.
    • Rooms

      5
    • Max occupancy

      5
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      no minimum
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      safe, hair dryer, plush bathrobes
  • Cabin | Casitas$370-$455n/a

    • Description

      These two detached lodges offer maximum privacy and space. Each has its own shaded veranda and seating outside, while inside you have a lounge area, work space and Internet connection. You can save money or upgrade any of the packages. Ask about the Weekly special, Highland Explorer Upgrade, Charro Challenger Upgrade, Childrens Special.
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      no minimum
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      hair dryer, plush bathrobes

Services

Communications

  • wireless internet
  • Business Services

    • Executive business center
    • Conference center
    • computer and fax hookups
    • Cell Networks

      • alltel
      • AT&T
      • verizon

Additional Services

  • Spa

    relaxation massage, rock treatments, couples massage, scrubs, manicures, facials, pedicures.
  • Corporate Retreats

    For groups of up to 30. Business Meetings / Team-building: People have become more and more aware of the benefits of team-building activities and we offer the ideal location for progressing and developing your team. We provide meeting rooms during the day and gourmet dinners at night.
  • Weddings

    We can cater for groups of up to 30. Weddings and Honeymoon / Family Gatherings and Celebrations: As a venue for a family gathering or celebration, we offer the perfect setting for your special day.

Onsite

Outdoor Activities

  • climbing
  • mountain biking
  • Yoga
  • Golf - 9 hole course
  • bird watching
  • Water based Activities

    • outdoor pool
    • hot tub

Good to know

  • You can borrow

    Cowboy hats, Cowboy boots, Riding helmets, Saddle bags, Rain coats
 

Local Attractions

  • We've only highlighted attractions that may add to your stay!
  • ATLANTES OF TULA: half day

  • Tula, thought to be the most important Toltec site in Mexico gives a great insight into the rich history of this region. The great Atlantes are four huge warriors (remarkable sculptures over 6 m high) in black basalt on a pyramid. This platform is encircled by a low relief frieze depicting jaguars and coyotes, and Tlaloc masks adorn the walls. Additional to the archeological site you have also time for shopping “Charro” and Western items and to enjoy a fresh fruit ice cream in the “Zocalo” (town square) of the city of Tula.
  • Time from ranch

    30 mins
  • Ranch shuttle

    25 USD
  • SAN MIGUEL ALLENDE: full day

  • Many beautiful towns keep you at bay. San Miguel takes you in, befriends you. The streets and sidewalks are narrow. People talk to each other, engage easily. Colonial charm and style are here in abundance. The architecture and cobbled streets invite a stroll and the shopping is outstanding.
  • Time from ranch

    2 hours
  • Ranch shuttle

    119 USD
  • TEOTIHUACAN

  • Teotihuacán ("teh-oh-tee-wa-KHAN") is an ancient sacred site. The ruins of are among the most remarkable in Mexico and some of the most important ruins in the world. Teotihuacán means "place where gods were born," reflecting the Aztec belief that the gods created the universe here. Constructed around 300 AD, the holy city is characterized by the vast size of its monuments, carefully laid out on geometric and symbolic principles. Its most monumental structures are the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Sun (the third-largest pyramid in the world) and the Pyramid of the Moon.
  • Time from ranch

    1 hour 45 mins
  • Ranch shuttle

    99 USD
  • WEEKLY MARKET IN JILOTEPEC (Fridays only) half day

  • This small town offers a vast market on a Friday, where you can find everything from chilies and sombreros to live sheep and great food. On the way back, stop at some local ceramic and cloth stores for a bargain.
  • Time from ranch

    15 mins
  • Ranch shuttle

    25 USD
  • MEXICO CITY** (Saturdays only) full day

  • Museum of Anthropology - Considered one of the world's finest archaeological museums, the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City houses a vast collection of artifacts in 23 exhibition halls. Its most famous exhibit is the Aztec sun stone, a cosmological calendar. Other major highlights include a replica of the Aztec ruler Moctezuma's feathered headdress (the original is in Vienna); a stela from Tula, near Mexico City; massive Olmec heads from Veracruz; and vivid reproductions of Maya murals in a reconstructed temple. or MERCADO at SAN ANGEL - One of those places that will stay in your mind for long time. This setting is as close as you are likely to get to the colonial neighborhoods of Old México. Shaded plazas, narrow winding streets paved in cobblestone and walls of ancient stone covered with multi-colored bougainvillea all seem to etch a spot in your heart. The Saturday market is famous for quality art work, handicrafts and pottery.
  • Time from ranch

    1 hour 30 mins
  • Ranch shuttle

    129 USD

Check Availability / Request a Reservation

You're one step closer to booking a vacation you won't forget! Just fill out the form below — enter as much information as you know, we'll help you figure out the rest. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Vacation Dates:

  • Arrive On*:
  • Depart On*:

Party Details

  • Adults:
    No.
  • Children:
    No.
  • Ages of Children:

Contact Info

Name:

Telephone:

Email:


Any Requests


Check Availability

Tel (+52 55) 18 01 01 01 or (+52 155) 10 70 20 80

Email Ranch View Website

follow this Ranch on Facebook

 

 

Favorites click star to add

    Rate this Ranch

    Visited this Ranch? we'd love to hear what you think - please fill out our Review form

    Read visitor reviews on Rancho Las Cascadas

     

    Visitor Ratings

    Riding

    Adventure

    Romance

    Ranch Setting

    Family Oriented

    Adult Oriented

    Western Hospitality

    Food & Wine

    Cleanliness

    Overall Experience

    View this ranch on Tripadvisor