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Chef Lee Hillson to Prepare "Inaugural Long Table Guest Chef Dinner" at Hidden Meadow Ranch

Scottsdale Chef Lee Hillson will be working alongside Chef Ben Mulé for an “inaugural long table guest chef dinner” at Hidden Meadow Ranch.

“I am excited for the opportunity to not only prepare my favorite dishes at Hidden Meadow Ranch, but also to serve guests sitting at one of the longest tables I’ve ever worked,” Hillson said.  “I have always loved Hidden Meadow Ranch, so I’m planning to bring a little bit of home with me to share with guests at this special place.

Hillson, Executive Sous Chef of The Phoenician, was a challenger on season 6 of Food Network’s Iron Chef, the same season as noteworthy culinary artists Guy Rubino and Jamie Oliver.

The four-course dinner will feature a “rustic Mediterranean-inspired cuisine,” and starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10.

It will be hosted outside on one continuous long table overlooking the Meadow Pond, and reservations are required.

Hidden Meadow Ranch is located just north of Greer, Ariz., tucked away in the White Mountains.

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Arizona Cowboy College to Hold First-Ever Classes at AZ’s Premier Guest Ranch

As temperatures heat up in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, the world-famous Cowboy College will be migrating to cooler temperatures in August for its first-ever “Cowboy College in the Pines” at Arizona’s premier luxury guest ranch.

The “College” will take place from August 18 – 22 at Hidden Meadow Ranch in the White Mountains near Greer, Arizona. Instruction will include such activities as rider and equine safety, grooming, roping, team penning, and much, much more.

“People from around the world learn about how to become our special brand of cowboy at our ranch in Scottsdale.  But with summer temperatures what they are in the desert, we wanted to create a new, unique opportunity at one of our state’s most beautiful guest ranches to celebrate the lesser-known Arizona high country,” said Cowboy College Owner Lori Bridwell.

Hidden Meadow Ranch, which has been awarded “Most Excellent Ranch” by Condé Nast Johansens Luxury Travel Guide multiple times, offers guests excellent instruction in horseback riding, fly fishing, archery, leatherworking, woodworking, canoeing, cowboy roping and much more.

“There is no better place to be during an Arizona summer than at 8500 feet up in the cool White Mountains, in Apache and Navajo country.  And there will be no better place to be in August than at Hidden Meadow Ranch to learn about cowboy life with Cowboy College,” said Hidden Meadow Ranch Owner Tim Bolinger.

This Cowboy College will be a bit more “spruced up” than the norm, according to Bridwell.  Instead of sleeping in the desert bunkhouse, students at Cowboy College in the Pines will be lodged in Hidden Meadow’s private log cabins.  Meals will be ordered off the amazing Ranch House menu, featuring such delicacies as elk tenderloin and venison.  A soak under the starlit mountain skies in the hot tub with warm towels provided will take the aches out after a long day in the saddle.

If Cowboy College students would like to come early, they can get expert instruction in fly-fishing as well, since Hidden Meadow Ranch is the region’s only Orvis-endorsed Fly-fishing Lodge.  They can then try their hands at the ultimate fly-fishing adventure by heading deep into the national forest to a small mountain stream in search of the native Apache Trout, which can only be found in the White Mountains.

To make reservations for “Cowboy College in the Pines” or to learn about other activities and events visit HMR online at www.hiddenmeadow.com or call (866) 333-4080 toll free or call 928.333.1000.

About Hidden Meadow Ranch
Providing first-rate accommodations and service is second nature at Hidden Meadow Ranch. The owners, Tim and Casey Bolinger of Greenbrier Southwest Corporation in Scottsdale, were integrally involved in the development of Kierland in northeast Phoenix and The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain community near Tucson. Joining their resort and development expertise with their interests in horseback riding, snow skiing and fly fishing, the Bolingers and their team, led by General Manager Jane Lenci, have created a luxury lodging atmosphere at Hidden Meadow Ranch. The experience complements the naturally beautiful, secluded setting, while providing a range of recreational activities and high level of service and comfort in all four seasons.

About Cowboy College
Have you ever had a dream of being a cowboy riding on the range and working with cattle? Arizona Cowboy College is a family-owned and -operated business in Scottsdale AZ. The Bridwell family has been operating in Scottsdale since 1969. The first session of the “Cowboy College” was in 1989. The college is run by Lori Bridwell, wife of the late Lloyd Bridwell, one of the most respected “Working Ranch Cowboys” who died tragically in April 2000. The school’s senior instructor is Rocco Wachman, famous for his role in Country Music Television’s series Cowboy U. Lloyd and Rocco worked tirelessly on the curriculum and subject matter that makes the College not just another dude ride. It did not take long for the popularity of the school to take hold. The Arizona Cowboy College has been featured on NBC Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and ABC Good Morning America, and they all agree that this is the only school of its kind in the world. Rocco and the college horses have a unique talent for teaching. We can take a person who has never touched a horse before and have them riding confidently in just a few days, or take a seasoned rider and teach them new techniques or give them a different way to look at old ones, maybe just get them out of the same old daily routine. Our course is designed to be a serious attempt at teaching you horsemanship skills and ranching techniques you will carry with you the rest of your life. Arizona Cowboy College is “Life Changing” and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. www.cowboycollege.com

Celebrate the Luck of the Irish at Hidden Meadow Ranch

Nestled in the White Mountains of northeastern Arizona, Hidden Meadow Ranch is adding an extra Irish flair to its menu on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, with tasty dishes and drinks to get guests in the green spirit!

There are many fun activities for guests of Hidden Meadow Ranch, the possibilities are endless,” said Jane Lenci, GM of Hidden Meadow Ranch. “St. Patrick’s Day weekend and spring break is the perfect time for families to play or just relax at our luxury ranch.”

Activities with expert instruction are offered for the entire family including skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, archery, leather working, woodworking, and much more. Hidden Meadow Ranch also offers fly fishing and is the only Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge in the Arizona, Nevada and Southern California region.

Through March, when you book a minimum of two nights in one of the Hidden Meadow Ranch luxury log cabins, guests will receive two complimentary adult ski passes to nearby Sunrise Ski Park.

Enjoy HMR’s ski concierge program – let our staff arrange equipment rentals for you and provide complimentary shuttle transportation to and from Sunrise Ski Park each morning and afternoon…complete with a steaming cup of hot chocolate or coffee!

This package also includes dinner each night in our Ranch House and breakfast each morning before you hit the slopes. Nightly rate per double occupancy (two people) is $395.00, plus tax and gratuity.

Also, now through March 31, kids 11 and under are invited to stay, play and eat for free.

For more information on Hidden Meadow Ranch, including reservations and activities, please call (928) 333-1000 or visit hiddenmeadow.com.

image002Not able to make it to the White Mountains for St. Patrick’s Day? Enjoy a Leprechaun Kiss at home:

  • 2oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 drop of green food coloring
  • 1/2 oz. Crème de menthe
  • 20z. Sprite (for a little fizzle)

Put all ingredients into a shaker with ice, except the sprite. Shake well and pour into a martini glass. Top with the sprite. Garnish with a slice of lime.

Building snowmen at Hidden Meadow Ranch.

Hidden Meadow Ranch Offers Mountain Oasis For A New Year Celebration

When it comes to ringing in the New Year, what’s the first image that comes to mind? Times Square? We see it on television every year: the thousands of people wearing the goofy glasses as they dance to the songs of their favorite performers and watch the magical crystal ball drop during the exciting 10-second countdown. Of course, who could forget all of that multi-colored confetti as it rains down on the crowd as the clock strikes 12? Despite the excitement of Times Square, sometimes there is nothing better than to get away from the crowd and noise to celebrate the start of a new year. And here in Arizona, Hidden Meadow Ranch may be just the place.Snowy Cabin at Hidden Meadow Ranch

At Hidden Meadow Ranch, one can find tranquility and bliss among confetti of snow as they celebrate with friends and loved ones. Located in Arizona’s White Mountains, guests wanting to escape the city can experience the wilderness in luxury as they make their stay in elegant log cabins amid aspen groves, whispering Ponderosa pines and twinkling lakes and streams.Eagle's Nest at Hidden Meadow Ranch

“What better way to wrap up the past year and welcome in the new than to take a peaceful stroll through a meadow at dawn and catch a glimpse of visiting elk, deer or bald eagles?” asks Jane Lenci, general manager of Hidden Meadow Ranch. “Make your first New Year’s resolution to ring in 2013 in a most relaxing, restorative frame of mind.”

As part of the New Year’s Eve festivities at the Hidden Meadow Ranch, guests can expect a special menu from Chef Kurt Jacobsen, the Ranch Roundup evening children’s program from 6-10 p.m., music from the Desert Thunder Band from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and a special champagne toast at midnight with party favors.

Get away from the city this holiday season and make a trip to the Hidden Meadow Ranch as you let go of the old and celebrate exciting possibilities with the new.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call (928) 333-1000 or visit hiddenmeadow.com.

Hidden Meadow Ranch

620 County Road 1325,
Greer, AZ 85927
Toll free: (866) 333-4080
Local: (928) 333-1000
hiddenmeadow.com

White Mountain Adventures - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: White Mountain Adventures (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 White Mountain Adventures — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Hidden Meadow Ranch

620 County Rd. 1325,
Greer, AZ 85927
(866) 333-4080
hiddenmeadow.com
Includes 12 luxuriously furnished log cabins, dining room, lounge, library. Spring-fed trout pond for fly-fishing and canoeing.


Greer Lodge Resort & Cabins

44 Main St.,
Greer, AZ 85927
(928) 735-7216
greerlodgeaz.com
Bird watching, fishing, biking, kayaking, hiking — stay at Greer Lodge Resort & Cabins, and you’ll have access to it all. Not only is it surrounded by pine trees, mountain streams and a plethora of wildlife, but its 373 Grill Restaurant also offers free treats for your pooch. Now, how can you beat that?


Molly Butler Lodge

109 Main St.,
Greer, AZ 85927
(928) 735-7617
mollybutlerlodge.com
Molly Butler Lodge offers more than 50 unique cabin rentals on lots throughout Greer’s woodlands. Whether for a romantic get-away to sip wine and stargaze, or for a memorable family weekend to hike, bike, ski or ride horseback, Molly Butler Lodge will cater to any of your needs.


Sunrise Ski Park

12 miles west of Greer,
Greer, AZ 85927
(928) 735-7669
sunriseskiparkaz.com
It’s located in the heart of Arizona’s White Mountains and considered Arizona’s premier ski destination — Sunrise Park Resort. In the winter, come ski on one of the country ski trails, go tubing, or snowboard on one of the 65 runs for boarders of any level. And let’s not forget about the kids; they can hop on a sleigh ride!


White Mountain Family Fun Park

4725 White Mountain Blvd.,
Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85929
(928) 368-4420
familyfunpark.biz
Go-karts, mini golf, an arcade and more! This family-fun hot-spot will keep your kids entertained for hours — possibly even days. And nestled in Pinetop-Lakeside, it’s sure to be a vacation to remember.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Top 5 Cabins, Bed & Breakfasts (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Cabins, Bed & Breakfasts (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Cabins, Bed & Breakfasts — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Adobe Hacienda Bed and Breakfast

10 Rojo Dr.,
Sedona, AZ 86351
800-454-7191
adobe-hacienda.com
Enjoy true Southwest flavor. Experience the charm of an authentic Santa Fe style B&B. Spectacular red rock views. Sedona’s only B&B on a golf course. Whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, gourmet breakfast in your room, dining room, or outdoor patio. Fountains, waterfall, outdoor Kiva fireplace. AAA 3-Diamond.


Briar Patch Inn

3190 N. State Route 89A,
Sedona, AZ 86336
928-282-2342
briarpatchinn.com
Stay in one of the 19 cottages nestled in Oak Creek Canyon and enjoy a peaceful, natural setting. Located 3 miles from shopping, dining and great views of the Sedona sunset.


A Sunset Chateau

665 S. Sunset Dr.,
Sedona, AZ 86336
928-282-2644
asunsetchateau.com
Panoramic red rock views are breathtaking to experience at this authentic Southwest hilltop inn on two picturesque acres. Artistic murals, lush gardens, Kiva fireside Jacuzzi and swimming pool, inviting hammocks, a patio, pond, bridge and waterfalls all highlight the secluded setting.


Hidden Meadow Ranch

620 County Rd. 1325,
Greer, AZ 85927
866-333-4080
hiddenmeadow.com
Includes 12 luxuriously furnished log cabins, dining room, lounge, library. Spring-fed trout pond for fly-fishing and canoeing.


Prescott Log Cabin Bed and Breakfast

3155 N. Hwy. 89,
Prescott, AZ 86301
888-778-0442
prescottlogcabin.com
Located within walking distance of Watson Lake and the Peavine Trail, the Prescott Log Cabin is ideal for the hiking or biking enthusiast, and the quaint atmosphere is sure to provide a picturesque romantic getaway for lovebirds of all ages. The inn offers accommodations for couples and families.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012

Spring Group on Horseback

Chef Matney will cook at luxury lodge

One of the biggest culinary personalities in the Valley heads north for the last weekend in August to share his colorful and innovative cuisine.  Chef Eddie Matney, owner of “Eddie’s House” will work side-by-side with Hidden Meadow Ranch’s own Chef Kurt Jacobsen.

Guests dining at the Ranch House Restaurant at Hidden Meadow Ranch, Arizona’s high-country luxury guest ranch located near Greer in Arizona’s White Mountains, can expect a scrumptious and entertaining evening.

Starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, Chef Eddie Matney will prepare three courses of his classic American and Mediterranean inspired cuisine, ending with a “cherry on top” dessert.

“Usually you can only get my favorite dishes at Eddie’s House, but as a special treat we are going to take some of our favorite recipes on the road and prepare a delicious meal at Hidden Meadow Ranch,” said Matney. “Hidden Meadow Ranch has always been a special place for me and my family and I want to share it with all my friends from Eddie’s House.”

Menu
Appetizer-Trio
Mint Pesto Grilled lamb Chops, mint cumin hummus
Mo’ Rockin shrimp with honey dough balls
Magic Mushroom Bisque Cappuccino

Salad
Smoked Salmon, Peach & Arugula Salad with shaved red onion & toasted white beans

Entrée
Buffalo Osso Bucco over cheesy poblano grits & Jack Daniels Demi Glace

Dessert
Mount Rainier Cherry & Mascarpone Turnover finished with a Thyme Caramel Glace, served with warm Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Reservations required.  Dinner is $60 per person, alcohol, tax and gratuity not included. Space is limited. To make reservations, call 928-333-1000.

Providing first-rate accommodations and service is second nature at Hidden Meadow Ranch. The owners, Tim and Casey Bolinger of Greenbrier Southwest Corporation, were integrally involved in the development of Kierland in northeast Phoenix and The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain community near Tucson. Combining their resort and development expertise with their interests in horseback riding, snow skiing and fly fishing, the Bolingers and their team, led by General Manager Jane Lenci, have created a luxury lodging experience at Hidden Meadow Ranch that complements the naturally beautiful, secluded setting, while providing a range of recreational activities and high level of service and comfort in all four seasons.

Memorial Day concert in Greer

Kierland Developers Host Memorial Day Weekend Concert In Greer

Escape the 100-degree weather this Memorial Day weekend and head to the White Mountains for Hidden Meadow Ranch’s Boots, BBQ and Beer concert on Sunday, May 27th.

Providing first-rate accommodations and service is second nature at Hidden Meadow Ranch. The owners, Tim and Casey Bolinger of Greenbrier Southwest Corporation, were integrally involved in the development of Kierland in northeast Phoenix and The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain community near Tucson. Combining their resort and development expertise with their interests in horseback riding, snow skiing and fly fishing, the Bolingers and their team, led by General Manager Jane Lenci, have created a luxury lodging experience at Hidden Meadow Ranch that complements the naturally beautiful, secluded setting, while providing a range of recreational activities and high level of service and comfort in all four seasons.

Starting at 5 p.m., a limited number of concert goers can enjoy burgers, baby back ribs, chicken and hot dogs, along with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks for just $50, including the live music performance. Beer and cocktails are extra. Memorial Weekend Lodge guests at Hidden Meadow Ranch get all of this included in their stay. After the barbeque, Arrowheart, an all-female country group from Arizona, will take to the stage.

“Nothing beats barbeque and great live music on Memorial Day weekend,” said Jane Lenci, General Manager of Hidden Meadow Ranch. “The ladies of Arrowheart bring a country flare that we love up here at Hidden Meadow Ranch. Now if we could just get them to write a song about the Ranch!”

The popularity of Arrowheart is rising rapidly in the Southwest. The three lead singers, Alexis Driscoll, Erin Beaty & Julia Frys are known for their vocal harmonies and great live performances. They are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album.

Guests who want to make a weekend out of it can book a stay at Hidden Meadow Ranch for Memorial Day weekend. For guests who stay in our 900-square-foot luxurious log cabins, the concert and BBQ will be included at no extra cost.

For more information on Hidden Meadow Ranch or to make reservations, please visit www.hiddenmeadow.com or call (928) 333-1000.

Summer Ranch House

Western Mountain Cuisine At Hidden Meadow Ranch

Eat & Tell

Western Mountain Cuisine at Hidden Meadow Ranch is a Best Kept Secret No More

 

Rustic and luxurious Hidden Meadow Ranch, located just outside of Greer, is a year round, five-star-quality ranch offering high-end cabin rentals and property for sale along with a handful of outdoor activities, most of which are closed to the public. Fortunately, dining at the Lodge is one exception.

eat_and_tellHidden Meadow Ranch’s Lodge is a destination dining experience. Because it’s located in Northern Arizona’s high country, it’s not a place you pop in last minute. It’s a great incentive to take a scenic weekend road trip, perfect for celebrating a special occasion or as a reward for a day spent hiking or skiing. Approximately 15 percent of people dining at the Lodge come for the food only and are not cabin guests or living on property. A best kept secret no longer, this gourmet mountain cuisine is worth the drive.

The striking, 5,500-square-foot building made of hand-peeled logs is where all meals are served in casual elegance. During colder months, an enormous fireplace provides a cozy backdrop for the indoor dining area. When the ground thaws, meals are also served on a wrap-around porch overlooking a field of wildflowers.

A seasonal menu offers dishes with sophisticated, yet rugged flair. From main courses like stuffed pork loin with spinach wild mushroom phyllo to complimentary rosemary bread served with molasses-thick balsamic vinegar—Executive Sous Chef Joe Stoiber creates dishes with a delightful twist of the unexpected.

Food Review
Arizona Business Magazine Aug-Sept 2006Achiote-Marinated Elk Tenderloin—one of the best meals I’ve had. Ever. So good in fact, I wanted to order it for every meal thereafter: breakfast, lunchand dinner (and that’s coming from a borderline vegetarian). One bite and you’ll be a believer, too. The Lodge’s specialty and served year round, the New Zealand elk is teamed with braised red cabbage. The meat is remarkably more tender than the accompanying mushroom whiskey demi. Heaven.

Pan Seared Lump Crab Cakes—You wouldn’t think seafood served in the middle of a forest in Northern Arizona would be a party for the taste buds. Sometimes it’s nice to be wrong. Roasted corn relish and sweet Chile aioli accompany the appetizer that is just as tasty as it is pretty.

Green Chili Macaroni and Cheese—This supped up version of the staple comfort food has benign spiciness. The cheese gives it a thick, mild demeanor that kids and adults will enjoy.

Crème Brule—After breaking the caramelized surface of this favorite, the delicious body underneath has a pleasant cotton candy-like aftertaste.

 

 

Arizona Business Magazine Aug/Sept 2006