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Centered between the UNESCO site of San Miguel de Allende and the famous pyramids of Teotihuacan, RANCHO LAS CASCADAS - offers you a unique ALL-INCLUSIVE Experience... Horseback Riding - Wellness Activities - Delicious Meals plus Non Alcoholic & Alcoholic national Drinks!

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.

Ranch History

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 For

    Adventure, Diverse scenery, Pampering, Peace & quiet, Meeting people from around the globe
  • Included

    Horseback Riding & Wellness Activities, Delicious Meals & All beverages at the Rancho (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), Pool, Hot Tub, Jacuzzi & Games Room
  • Available

    Cooking Classes, Variety of Wellness Classes, Guided Hiking, Guided Mountain Biking, Spa & Sauna

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Our Riding

Guided rides

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.

Riding Freedom

... 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

Riding Lessons

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


lessons are additional, basic riding lessons

Given by

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 for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Rides are grouped by

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

  • Wranglers per group

  • Private Wrangler

    For Hire
  • Horse Types

    Criollo, Quarterhorse, Azteca, Appaloosa, Paint, Gelding, Stallion

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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.

Guest Favorites

  • Tortilla Soup
  • Enchiladas
  • Chilaquiles


  • Enjoy

    Great Mexican Cuisine health oriented with fresh ingredients
  • Meals served

    Everyone eats together, meals roll with days activities at scheduled times
  • Alcohol

    All beverages - alcoholic and non-alcoholic at the Rancho included
  • Enjoy dining in

    Pool-side dining, patio, dining room, Nature settings, private dinners
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    Gluten-free, Lactose Intolerant, Vegans, Vegetarians and others

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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

Classic rooms include two double beds, accommodating up to four people.

Deluxe Rooms

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

Not Included


Taxes (16% VAT and 2,5 % Lodging Tax)


Service charge/gratuity – 10% to 20% is customary if you are happy with your stay

Airport Transportation

Contact us for more details


Deluxe Room

USD 50 per room/per night

Suite or Casita

USD 100 per room/per night

Single Occupancy

20% extra or we have three single rooms available at anytime without supplement. Contact us for full details...

Peak Periods

Booking during peak periods (Easter, Christmas and New Year)

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.

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 Offer

    Book 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 Day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred Departure Day

    Any day is fine

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Onsite (Included)


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

Spa (Optional)

  • Sweedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Mayan Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Dextox Bath
  • Manicure
  • 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

Corporate Retreats

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 GEM

    GEM (Guest Experience Manager) is there to help you with anything you need.
  • You can borrow

    Cowboy hats, Half-Chaps
  • Communications

    Wireless Internet/Wifi, Email
  • Cell Networks

    Telcel, AT&T, Unicell, Movistar, Verizon (H+, 3G, 4G, 4G+)

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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.

Nearest Airports

Queretaro International Airport, Queretaro (QRT)

Mexico City International Airport, Mexico City (MEX)

Aeropuerto Internacional del Bajío, Leon (BJX)

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  • Address

    Rancho Las Cascadas
    Calle Las Cascadas S/N
    San Agustin Buenavista
    54280, San Franscisco Soyaniquilpan de Juarez
    Estado de Mexico
  • Remote Location

  • Elevation

    7,500 ft/2,300mts
  • Riding Terrain

    More than 500,000 Acres

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Visitor Reviews

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!

5 stars

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