At Bonnie Springs Ranch, the Wild West is still alive and well, complete with horses you can ride and wooden saloons where you can grab a stiff drink. A combination of theme park and hotel, restaurant and living museum, this sprawling desert getaway is a real ranch with a replica of a real 1880's frontier town. If you're planning a day trip or a long weekend vacation, here are some reasons to consider this gem in Blue Diamond, Nevada:
- Skip the Strip with a Day Trip Back in Time
Whether you're a history buff, a fan of shoot-'em-up Westerns or a parent of rowdy young cowboys and cowgirls, Old Nevada Town and the rest of Bonnie Springs Ranch offers a charming trip through time. The rustic old ranch, general store, restaurant, and more are set against a picturesque background of red rocks and mountains, and you can almost picture the covered wagons pulling into this old mining town. Kids will love the live "gunfights", old stage coach rides, petting zoo, and saloon-style shooting gallery. You'll love the rare feeling of stepping back into pioneer days, long before neon-lit casinos or fluorescent-lit cubicles, to experience the best of the Old West.
- Ride a Horse through Beautiful Red Rock Canyon
While you're at the Ranch, don't miss Red Rock Canyon Riding Stables, where you can schedule an unforgettable guided ride through the nearby canyon. The coolest cowboy in Nevada leads these hour-long tours through the mountain canyon, and you can also opt for a longer ride that includes a meal. Happy horses have plenty of freedom to roam during their off-hours, and the scenic rides are so mild that children ages six and older are welcome to take part. Afterwards, continue mingling with animals at the Bonnie Springs Zoo, which is a petting zoo as well as a permanent home for rescued circus and farm animals. Open seven days a week, the zoo has many animals native to the Mojave Desert, and some roam free as you enjoy the up-close encounters.
- Stay the Night at Bonnie Springs Ranch
There are theme restaurants and family-friendly shows on the Strip too, but sometimes you need a break from Sin City. If you want to slow down and chill out away from the bright lights and high rollers, take the whole family to Bonnie Springs Ranch for a few days. Old Nevada is less than 40 minutes away from most homes in Las Vegas, but if you want to make a whole weekend out of it, you can reserve a room at the motel. Some rooms have gorgeous views of the horses and mountains, and you can eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Miner's Restaurant. In the evenings, get a drink at the saloon while enjoying live weekend performers.
Our real estate agents are always happy to help new families get settled in Las Vegas. Like the pioneers before you, you're about to embark on an unpredictable journey toward your new Nevada home, and we're here to help. Contact Wardley Real Estate to get in touch with an agent who can help you buy a house here in Las Vegas. From Blue Diamond's Old Nevada to Henderson's Sloan Canyon, there are plenty of opportunities for adventure just a short drive away.