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  • Established

    2003. Guest ranch since 2004
  • Owner

    Uschi Wiprachtiger Schreyer
  • Tel

    (+52 155) 10 70 20 80
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    Summer: $333 - $433
    Winter: $265 - $339
  • Nightly Rates (per child)

    Summer: $166 - $433
    Winter: $135 - $339
  • Minimum Stay

    Summer: No minimum stay
    Winter: No minimum stay
  • Maximum Guests

    40
  • Works with travel agents?

    Yes
  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery

Imagine… The famous UNESCO heritage site of San Miguel de Allende - Great rides through rural countryside - Fantastic Mexican food – Margaritas – Zen & Wellness – Art & Culture…

An incredible ‘All in One’ holiday experience provided by Agave Azul with Rancho Las Cascadas. Known for its world-famous combination of Mexican Hospitality and Swiss Management.

Plan your personal itinerary with our concierge prior to your arrival or day by day on the premises.

Good time to go

Enjoy 333 days of sunshine a year. With midday temperatures around 75 F / 22 C the climate is one of the most incredible features at this 7500 ft / 2300 mts altitude.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 2 and over

Here you have the opportunity to spend time together and share these wonderful moments while you are on horseback or relaxing around the ranch.

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 special saddles suited for younger children and our wranglers sit behind the child during the ride.

Minimum age children can ride

2 and over

Activities

hiking, biking, picnics, outdoor play area

Games

board games, horseshoes, pool table

Ranch History

With her passion for horses and design Uschi was looking for a place to create her dream. She found a peacful piece of land in the rural countryside of the beautiful Mexican Highlands and that was the place where she built Rancho Las Cascadas.

An ambitious concept, but one which she has successfully brought into being.

On her frequent visits to her beloved cultural town of San Miguel de Allende, the idea was born to provide the guests this fantastic experience in addition to the ranch. Sister properties were aquiered and now guests can create their own intriguing mix of cultural activities and horseback riding.

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 with us.

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Gourmet, Ranch-style, Health oriented
  • Meals served

    family style, buffet style, meals roll with days activities, everyone eats together, scheduled meals
  • Alcohol

    wine provided with dinner
  • Enjoy dining in

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

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, Gluten free, other

OPEN BAR - NATIONAL ALCOHOLIC AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES INCL.

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.

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.

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

Guest Favourites

  • Chiles Rellenos
  • Tortilla Soup
  • Chilaquiles

Your Chef, 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.

Lowdown

  • Address

    El Huizachal
    San Miguel de Allende
    Guanajuato
    37884
    Mexico
  • Remote Location

    Yes
  • Elevation

    6,900 ft
  • Private Land

    250-1000 acres
  • Public Land

    more than 50k acres

Nearest Town - San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende has a population of 170,000 / 100,000 (approx), and is situated 10 miles miles / 15 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in San Miguel de Allende include: grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, hospital, bank, atm, gas station, museum.

For shopping San Miguel de Allende offers: small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, malls, western wear.

Ranch shuttle

on demand

Nearest Airports

Leon International Airport, Leon

Distance

50 miles / 1 hour 30 mins

Airlines

Delta, United, Alaska, American Airlines, Aeromexico

Ranch shuttle

55 USD per person per way shared transportation


Queretaro International Airport , Queretaro

Distance

50 miles / 1 hour 15 mins

Airlines

Delta, United, Alaska, United Express, American Airlines

Ranch shuttle

55 USD per person per way shared transportation


Mexico City International Airport , Mexico City

Distance

110 miles / 2 hours 30 mins

Airlines

Delta, United, Skywest, Allegiant, Horizon, Northwest, Alaska, United Express, American Airlines, 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

on demand

Lowdown

  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Intermediate
  • Rides are grouped by

    Age, Ability, Pace of Ride, Rides tailored to guest requests
  • Max riders per ride

    8
  • Wranglers per ride

    1
  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Guest Horses

    20
  • Horse Types

    Quarterhorse, Appaloosas, Paints, Other, Geldings, Studs, Criollo, Azteca
  • Hours in the saddle

    Morning - 4 hours
    Afternoon - 3 hours

The Setting

Private Land (250-1000 acres)

Our ranch's private property incompases the luxury guest ranch as well as the paddock for our horses.

Public Land (more than 50k acres)

Here at Rancho Las Cascadas we provide a unique riding experience for everyone.

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.


Our Riding

Guided rides

All rides are guided. There is no nose-to-tail riding, respecting the fellow riders.

Rides cater to all riding levels. Advanced riders enjoy fast 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.

Riding Freedom

Our forte at Rancho Las Cascadas. Choose from over 30 different trails, half day and full day rides.

Plan your personal mix 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 guests the appropriate riding program for the next day considering riding level and fitness. Max. 6-8 riders per wrangler.

Riding considerations

no riding experience needed, We recommend a good level of physical fitness

Hours in the saddle

There is a choice of morning rides (2-4 hrs), afternoon rides (1-3 hrs), all day rides (5-6 hrs) and challenging all day rides (6-8 hrs).


Why our riding stands out

  • Gentle horses - great for beginners and riders who had bad experiences with horses in the past. We start or get you back on the horse again with confidence.
  • Small groups according to riding experience.
  • Challenging rides - great for experienced riders - ask our concierge

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?

Riding Lessons

You can book a 30 minute riding lesson for 30 USD.

Details

lessons are additional, basic riding lessons

Given by

wrangler, ranch owner or manager

Location

on the trail, in the arena

Lowdown

  • Nightly Rates (per adult)

    Summer: $333 - $433
    Winter: $265 - $339
  • Nightly Rates (per child)

    Summer: $166 - $433
    Winter: $135 - $339
  • Minimum Stay

    No minimum stay
  • Preferred Arrival Day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred Departure Day

    Any day is fine
  • Style of accommodation

    Western rustic chic
  • Packages available

    2 night, 3 night, 4 night, 5 night, 6 night, 1 week, 8 night, 9 night, 10 night, 2 week

Rancho Las Cascadas can cater for up to 40 guests. See below for details and indicative rates.

Cabin | Classic and Casita

Rates (Per Person)

Summer: $333 - $495
Winter: $333 - $495

Minimum Stay

No minimum

Description

Agave Azul is a combination of warm Mexican hospitality and precise Swiss attention to detail in every aspect. Meaning crisp linens, luxurious towels and robes, and carefully curated amenities... Our rooms and casitas, with modern Mexican accents, are inspired by the clean lines of our desert landscape and the surrounding vistas of the Sierra Madre. Each spacious room has an ensuite bathroom, beautiful countryside views and individual outdoor access.

Rooms

12

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

safe, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes


Booking Policy

Deposit: To confirm your booking, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required. If you cannot keep your reservation, the deposit may be applied to a future visit within one year.

Final Payment: Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. For peak periods, balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.Supplemental charges: At the end of your stay, payment for optional items and services is to be made in full – preferably in cash (Mexican Pesos / US Dollars) or credit card.

Refund Policy: No refund will be given for cancellations with less than 30 days notice (peak periods 60 days). The ranch operates in all weather conditions and therefore inclement weather is not a reason to cancel or receive a refund.

Included in your stay

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

Extras

Tax

Taxes (16% VAT and 2,5 % Lodging Tax) Booking during peak periods (Easter, Christmas and New Year) Single occupancy (+20%) Upgrade to a Deluxe Room – USD 50 per room/per night Upgrade to a Suite or Casita – USD 100 per room/per night Transportation to and from the resort, see table below

Gratuity

Service charge/gratuity – 10% to 15% is customary if you are happy with your stay

Massage

We have a full range of spa treatments available. Please see the link below. http://rancholascascadas.com/wellness-retreats/spa/

Yoga

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

Other

Cultural Excursions, Spa Treatments and Airport Transfer

Lowdown

  • You can borrow

    Cowboy hats, Cowboy boots
  • Communications

    Wireless Internet/Wifi.
  • Cell Networks

    alltel, AT&T, verizon.
  • Business Services

    Executive business center , Conference center, computer and fax hookups, printers, common computer.

Onsite

Outdoor Activities

climbing, mountain biking, Yoga, bird watching

Water based Activities

outdoor pool, hot tub

Spa

relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, rock treatments, couples massage, scrubs, manicures, facials, pedicures


Additional Services

Corporate Retreats

For groups of 40-50.

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 40-50.

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.


Local Attractions

Wineries

We are lucky to have the Ruta de Queso y Vino (Cheese and Wine Route) just outside of San Miguel de Allende. The arid climate and full sun make this a great area for making wine. Some of the crowd favorites are Tres Raices, Vinyard San Lucas, La Santisima Trinidad, Vinícola Toyan, Rancho Santa Gloria, Cuna de Tierra, and Los Senderos. A great afternoon can be spent touring the grounds and tasting wine.

Distance

20 miles / 30 mins

Ranch shuttle

65 USD


Cañada de la Virgen

Another mega-fave of ours is the Cañada de la Virgen. The recently discovered pyramids, excavated just outside of San Miguel, are located on an incredible swath of land, home to a deep and craggy canyon accessible by horse and lots of wild flora and fauna native to the area. Touring the pyramids and official grounds is a fascinating experience.

Distance

20 miles / 30 mins

Ranch shuttle

45 USD


Mineral de Pozos

Mineral de Pozos is definitely one of our don’t-miss recommendations in the San Miguel area. Crumbling stone walls and dusty, rugged paths are the charteristic features of this once abandoned silver mining town. After a time, people began to trickle back into Pozos and new development began. Still quite sleepy, the ruins are some of our favorites. After you’ve tooled around for a bit, drop into Pizza & Chelas for cocktails and food, like fruit micheladas and unusual gourmet pizza.

Distance

30 miles / 45 mins

Ranch shuttle

55 USD

Highs

  • Luxury in sunny Mexico: after your afternoon ride, relax in their lovely infinity pool or hot tub, with views of a waterfall and margarita in hand!
  • Don’t ride? No worries! Cultural tours are available, to incredible places like Teotihuacan with the famous pyramids, the awesome colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, or the colorful market of Jilotepec. And the food is considered simple, delicious and bursting with local flair
  • Riders can take a gentle stroll along the lake, canter up the hillside, gallop across open countryside, cross rivers, swim with the horses in the lake or traverse rocky paths to the mountain top
  • A fabulous combination of Mexican hospitality under Swedish management, this small luxury ranch ensures that guests’ needs are placed first

Lows

  • You might like to arrange airport transfers from the rancho (at an extra cost) as it is in a rural location and may be hard to find

Visitor Reviews

Dont just take our word for it, see what visitors like you say...

Perfect Family Vacation

We are a family of 4 - all beginners at horseback riding - and we just spent 5 exceptional days at the Ranch. We arrived at the Mexico City airport and were greeted by a representative from the Ranch who drove us the 90 minutes or so to our destination. The Ranch is in a beautiful and very rural part of Mexico, full of rolling hills, farms and small villages. The grounds are simply stunning and everyone who works there treated us like family. Everything is included in the price - exceptional meals, full bar, snacks whenever requested and, best of all, the horseback riding.

5 stars

You can find more reviews for Rancho Las Cascadas on TripAdvisor