Majestic mountains, open fields, peaceful lakes, waterfalls, and lush vistas await. No artist could paint a more perfect landscape.
The Ranch sits high above the mountain plains and is nestled amidst more than 500,000 acres / 200,000 Hectares of pristine countryside offering limitless guided trails and open-range horseback riding for all abilities.
Plan your personal itinerary with our GEM (Guest Experience Manager) prior to your arrival or day by day on the premises during your stay.
When To Visit
Enjoy 333 days of sunshine a year. With a year-round midday temperature around 75 F / 22 C the climate is one of the most incredible features at this 7500 ft / 2300 mts altitude.
With her passion for horses and design Uschi was looking for a place to create her dream. She found a peaceful 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, Uschi imagined providing the guests this fantastic experience in addition to the ranch. Sister properties were acquired and allow our guests can create their own intriguing mix of cultural activities and horseback riding.
We look forward to your visit and hope you will enjoy your stay with us.
Great ForAdventure, Diverse scenery, Pampering, Peace & quiet, Meeting people from around the globe
IncludedHorseback Riding & Wellness Activities, Delicious Meals & All beverages at the Rancho (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), Pool, Hot Tub, Jacuzzi & Games Room
AvailableCooking Classes, Variety of Wellness Classes, Guided Hiking, Guided Mountain Biking, Spa & Sauna
Because of the vast and varied terrain in which we ride, all of our rides are guided by our wranglers. HOWEVER THERE IS NO NOSE TO TAIL RIDING once we see that you are able to handle your horse.
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.
Choice of morning rides, afternoon rides, all day rides and challenging all day rides.
... is our forte at Rancho Las Cascadas. Choose from over 30 different trails, half day and full day open range riding.
Every evening our team arranges with all guests the appropriate riding program for the next day considering riding level and fitness. Max. 8 riders per wrangler.
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 GEM
You can book a 30 minute riding lesson for 30 USD.
lessons are additional, basic riding lessons
wrangler, ranch owner or manager
on the trail, in the arena
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
hiking, biking, picnics, outdoor play area
board games, horseshoes, pool table
Riding opportunities forBeginner, Intermediate, Experienced
Rides are grouped byAge, Ability, Pace of Ride, Rides tailored to guest requests
Max riders per group8
Wranglers per group1
Private WranglerFor Hire
Horse TypesCriollo, Quarterhorse, Azteca, Appaloosa, Paint, Gelding, Stallion
Enjoy this All-Inclusive Experience... Your stay, apart from riding and wellness activities, also includes all national drinks and fantastic meals!
The heart of any Mexican home is the fabulous open kitchen. We cook with the finest local ingredients. Our innovative authentic mexican chefs who prepare healthy regional meals.
According to ranch tradition the meals are served family style and lots of good conversation.
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.
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.
- Tortilla Soup
EnjoyGreat Mexican Cuisine health oriented with fresh ingredients
Meals servedEveryone eats together, meals roll with days activities at scheduled times
AlcoholAll beverages - alcoholic and non-alcoholic at the Rancho included
Enjoy dining inPool-side dining, patio, dining room, Nature settings, private dinners
Dietary restrictions catered forGluten-free, Lactose Intolerant, Vegans, Vegetarians and others
The rooms at the Ranch combine comfort and class with a genuine local feel. Each room is designed to reflect the vibrancy and color of Mexican life and includes a private bathroom. Some rooms have been updated for a more contemporary feel. Choose from….
Classic rooms include two double beds, accommodating up to four people.
Deluxe rooms are the same as classic rooms, but are a little larger with extra sitting area.
Suite & Casitas Rooms
The Suite & Casitas are luxurious rooms fit for families or honeymoon couples. King-size bed and a large seating area which can be exchanged for two or three twin beds.
Included in your stay
Riding, Lodging, Use of amenities, Meals, Purified water
All beverages - alcoholic and non-alcoholic at the Rancho included
Wellness Activities, Guided hikes, Mountain biking
Taxes (16% VAT and 2,5 % Lodging Tax)
Service charge/gratuity – 10% to 20% is customary if you are happy with your stay
Contact us for more details
USD 50 per room/per night
Suite or Casita
USD 100 per room/per night
20% extra or we have three single rooms available at anytime without supplement. Contact us for full details...
Booking during peak periods (Easter, Christmas and New Year)
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.
Booking & Cancellation 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.
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.
Nightly Rates 2018 (per adult)Starting at $289 USD
Nightly Rates 2019 (per adult)Starting at $333 USD
Special 2019 OfferBook your 2019 vacation before November 1st & receive the 2018 rates on your 2019 vacation
Nightly Rates (per child)Contact us for more details
Preferred Arrival DayAny day is fine
Preferred Departure DayAny day is fine
Horseback Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Wellness Activities, Bird Watching, Yoga, Cooking Classes
Infinity Pool, Jacuzzi, Hot Tub, Sauna(Selective hours)
Yoga, Meditation, Zumba, Deep Stretching, Foam Roll Release, Tai chi, Aquatic Activities
- Sweedish Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Mayan Massage
- Hot Stone Massage
- Dextox Bath
- Holistic Facial
- Podal Refexology
- Holistic Pedicure
- Relieve Massage With Ventosa (Cupping)
- Avocado & Cucumber Wrap
- Bridal Services
Contact us for pricing and more details...
Cultural Excursions (Optional)
Monastery & Craft Market in Tepotzotlan 39 USD - HALF DAY
This colonial town, just 45 minutes from the ranch offers culture, history and shopping in abundance. The history of the Jesuits in Mexico is brought to life at this old monastery. On a Sunday, the arts and crafts market is vibrant and colorful and offers an opportunity to buy some great souvenirs.
The Atlantes of Tula 25 USD - 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. After visiting the archeological site you have will have time for shopping for “Charro” and Western items and to enjoy a fresh fruit ice cream in the “Zocalo” (town square) of the city of Tula.
Teotihuacán 99 USD - FULL DAY
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.
Temazcal - Mexican Sauna 75 USD (minimum 3pax) - HALF DAY
A temazcal is a type of sweat lodge which originated with pre-Hispanic Indigenous peoples. They are still used today for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual purification, by connecting the four elements: air, land, water and fire.
Colonial San Miguel de Allende 129 USD - FULL DAY
Many beautiful towns keep you at bay. A traveler can admire, shop, eat, sleep but never break the surface. San Miguel, however, takes you in, befriends you. Here, the town is the thing, the promise of community. 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.
Jilotepec - Colorful Market 25 USD - HALF DAY
This small town offers a vast market on a Friday, where you can find everything from chilis and sombreros to live sheep and great food. On the way back, stop at some local ceramic and cloth stores for a bargain.
Mexico City Tour 149 USD - FULL DAY
The biggest metropolis in the world is at your feet. Museo de las Bellas Artes, the Zocalo, the statue of Diana La Cazadora or the Angel de la Independencia and much more to see on this fantastic excursion. You can also visit the Anthropology Museum or the Blue House of Frida Kahlo.
El Rancho Takeover
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 and Honeymoon / Family Gatherings and Celebrations: As a venue for a family gathering or celebration, we offer the perfect setting for your special day.
Organize your own retreat! Ideas...
Bonding With Horses, Natural Horsemanship, Stunt Workshops
Photography, Painting, Artwork, Writing, Videography, Film Groups
Yoga, Wellness, Holistic Healing
Bird Watching, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Running, Athlete Training
Your Personal GEMGEM (Guest Experience Manager) is there to help you with anything you need.
You can borrowCowboy hats, Half-Chaps
CommunicationsWireless Internet/Wifi, Email
Cell NetworksTelcel, AT&T, Unicell, Movistar, Verizon (H+, 3G, 4G, 4G+)
Where we are...
Right in the heart of the Mexican Highlands, centered between the famous pyramids of Teotihuacan and the UNESCO site of San Miguel de Allende.
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 such as: low undulating hills, volcanic outcrops, narrow stream valleys, and ancient barren lava fields.
The low intensity of the farming means that wild saguaro and nopal cacti and agaves.
Here they practice mixed farming and there are many small villages with local shops, schools, health care centers etc. all interlinked by small roads and a myriad of trails. Local cowboys 'Charros' and farmers use these same trails to tend to their farm plots and small herds.
Queretaro International Airport, Queretaro (QRT)
Mexico City International Airport, Mexico City (MEX)
Aeropuerto Internacional del Bajío, Leon (BJX)
Contact us for our Pick-ups & Prices
AddressRancho Las Cascadas
Calle Las Cascadas S/N
San Agustin Buenavista
54280, San Franscisco Soyaniquilpan de Juarez
Estado de Mexico
Riding TerrainMore than 500,000 Acres
Dont just take our word for it, see what visitors like you say...
I had the opportunity to spend 5 days and 4 nights at the Ranch. It was amazing, not only if you are a rider (which I am) but there are opportunities to hike, shop, relax and swim if you are not a rider. The scenery is unbelievable. Over and above the beautiful waterfalls and landscape, the people that work there truly take the time to welcome their guests and show them true Mexican hospitality. Each room is clean and decorated with beautiful art from local artisans. Each meal is homemade utilizing fresh vegatables, meat, cheese and fruit local to the region served beautifully and delicious! Everyone there was attentive to the guests and ensured that all had a memorable relaxing stay.
For those that love to ride, each ride was different and they tailor the experience to the rider. We were also very lucky to meet new folks from around the globe and sharing the stories and experiences of other riders and cultures created an intimate experience both riding and throughout our stay.
Thanks so much Usi, Jenny, Max, Franko, Luis, Chewy, Shaun and all the others I have not singled out by name. We had a great time and will return. Until then "¡Corre salvaje con el viento en tu pelo!
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