Overpriced and poor service
I spent three days at the Flying U guest ranch with my family in July of last year. I felt it was "overpriced and lacked a service component." We paid $110.00 per day per person ($170.00 if you rode) and staying in a rustic cabin (with no washroom) and ate less than satisfactory food. I was really disappointed with it. Most of the people who worked there never smiled and were less than friendly. The communal washroom was only cleaned once a day and it definitely showed. You lucked out if you got a hot shower. Meals were at 8, 12 and 6 and if you happened to be late, you could forget about eating. We ordered bag lunches after our first horrible lunch at the ranch of canned soup and grilled, processed cheese sandwiches and grape koolaid and the sandwiches were frozen when we went to eat them. I had to shake out frozen crystals from my roast beef. It was actually quite pathetic and I would definitely not recommend it to anyone. I guess the only plus side is that you do get to ride on your own. But, any other business would at least give you decent food. One night we had corn that honestly must have been put in hot water for 2 seconds because it was not cooked and my steak was probably on the grill for a minute. Again, grape koolaid at dinner. Most of the people there were Americans and I spoke with a woman there who couldn't believe what we got for the price. Our first breakfast was two small pancakes, 1 breakfast sausage that I swear was 2 inches long, canned orange juice, and horrible margarine (and not Becel.) I just can't believe how rotten the food was. At 10 minutes before meals they rang a bell. You had to line up and it was like we were rushed in, ate and they were clearing our plates before we even had them finished. I've just never seen anything like it my life.I have OA in my hip and I decided to try to ride a horse to see if I could and it was so painful I rode for about 10 minutes and then it took the horse 30 minutes to walk back. At our last breakfast an older woman who works there comes up to me and says and just make sure you pay for your one hour horse ride. My ride, my hour of torture. When I went in to pay Robert the manager, or whoever he is says $20.00. I said "you charge $60.00 to ride for a day and I was less than an hour and I was in pain the whole time." He says, "I could charge you the full $60.00", so basically shut up and pay up the $20.00. It really was one of the worst trips I have ever been on. They have a tip jar that doesn't say "tips are appreciated" but "tips are recommended or required" something to that extent.
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