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Mustang Monument

Wells, Nevada

Mustang Monument is a unique eco-resort in northern Nevada, home to 600 native Mustang horses, and offers unforgettable outdoor adventure. Stay in five-star tipis under the starry night sky and experience the wild west in style.

At a Glance

  • An outback chic retreat - different to any other ranch experience

  • Unique accommodations include hand-painted luxury tipis or beautiful furnished rustic cottages

  • Eco-reserve home to 600 rescued wild Mustang horses

  • Endless outdoor adventure from riding and hiking, to shooting and off-road vehicle safaris

  • Ideal for active, outdoorsy families and couples

  • Tranquil setting for wilderness adventure amongst 900 square miles of gloriously scenic land

Adventure, Family, Off the beaten track, Riding

Insider's View

There's nothing more amazing than the sound of hundreds of hooves pounding the dusty ground as herds of wild Mustangs gallop past you during a ride out on the range.

Camilla Swift

Insider's View

Get one of the cowboys to teach you how to barrel race (primarily a rodeo event for girls and women) in the arena. It's great fun and will test riding skills you've learned that week!

Camilla Swift

Insider's View

Madeleine, owner and founder, will welcome you to Mustang Monument and will be more than happy to share with you her passion for the reserve and the 'Saving America's Mustangs' foundation.

Camilla Swift

Insider's View

Camp-out under the stars in Goshute Valley: After a delicious campfire and meal prepared by the chefs, snuggle up in one of the beautiful old Californian wagons, lit by lanterns, with comfy double beds.

Camilla Swift

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Mustang Monument or take a look at our itineraries to The Southwest


Launched in 2014, Mustang Monument is a luxury eco-resort and wild Mustang reserve where owner, founder and philanthropist Madeleine Pickens, runs 'Saving America's Mustangs' and has created a sanctuary for 600 (and rising!) beautiful wild horses - descendants of those who helped the pioneers settle the uninhabited West.

Surrounded by the vast mountainous horizons, and revitalising open spaces of northern Nevada, Mustang Monument covers 900 square miles (approximately 600,000 acres) of scenic ranch land.

At the reserve your lodging, meals and on-site activities are included. Trail riding, arena riding, rappelling, archery, target shooting, and hiking are guided by friendly and enthusiastic staff. Ride on horseback to the top of Spruce Mountain and enjoy a wonderful picnic overlooking the distant mountains ranges, hike in the Ruby mountains with breathtaking views in every direction, and challenge yourself to target shooting in the Goshutes. Other unique experiences at Mustang Monument include camp-outs, barrel racing, and rappelling.

Accommodation is in luxurious hand-painted tipis with king-sized beds, hardwood floors, Native American rugs, crisp linens and cozy blankets. There are also ten super chic luxury cottages, built with an open floor plan. The cabins are spacious, breezy and fresh whilst still retaining a cosiness to make guests feel at home.

Gourmet cuisine combines Native American flavors with a modern Western flair, and evenings at this outback chic retreat conclude with gatherings around the campfire, strumming under the star-filled skies, and sharing stories of the day's adventures and the history of the American West.

Founder, Madeleine, is still very much involved and the figure head of Mustang Monument. She likes to host guests and attend cocktails and dinners in the evenings, which is a great opportunity for guests to chat to her and find out more about her real passion for the project, the beautiful ranch and the amazing Mustangs.

Experience genuine Western spirit, rustic cozy comforts, blissful serenity and endless adventure.


There is a choice of 10 one-of-a-kind tipis, or 10 super chic cottages for guests at Mustang Monument.

The tipis are uniquely furnished and have comfy custom-made king sized beds. Whilst there is no air conditioning or en-suite bathrooms (each tipi has its private bathroom cabin behind), they provide a really fun and unique base from which to experience this unforgettable reserve.

The ten spacious en-suite cottages are beautifully furnished with warm and earthy tones, and the rugged elegance of exposed wood all work together to produce a rustic yet completely luxurious cabin home.


Due to the nature of activities at Mustang Monument, children must be 10 years and older to stay at the ranch. Helmets are provided for riding. As beginners, children often learn so much quicker than the parents providing a real confidence boost! Whilst there is no set children's club, and activities as a family are encouraged, the ranch will ensure children are well looked after and entertained.


Meals incorporate local produce and are served family-style, either in the dining room, on the saloon deck, or in one of the dining tipis. The brand new rustic chic restaurant and kitchen has now been completed for the 2016 season, offering both indoor and outdoor dining experiences. Private meals for families or couples can be arranged, if preferred.


Each experience is entirely customisable depending on your riding experience and interests. Riding opportunities include a scenic trail ride led by Mustang Monument's team of rodeo cowboys to Spruce Mountain, past old mining towns and derelict buildings, riding out on the range amongst the wild herds, arena riding, and guests can even try their hand at barrel racing. For budding cowboys and girls, staff are on hand to teach roping on a pretend hay-bale calf!

Race along the stunning landscape in a Maverick DPS off-roading buggy; enjoy a memorable camp-out in Goshute Valley on the historic California Trail and spend the night in a pioneer-style wagon amongst stunning scenery and a warming fire; relax with a picnic lunch; and hop on the hay wagon, pulled by two heavy horses to feed the wild herd on the range.

Archery, target shooting, hiking and rappelling are also options throughout your stay.

Evenings are spent enjoying cocktails and playing games around the card tables in the saloon, or gathering around the crackling fire and cowboy cauldron to toast marshmallows and admire the clear starry sky.

Location & Directions

Wells, Nevada

Mustang Monument is located 25 miles south of Wells, Nevada, off Highway 93. It is a 2.5-hour drive from Salt Lake City airport.

Its remote location allows for excellent horseback riding, fantastic scenery and exciting outdoor adventure.

When to go

Mustang Monument is open annually from 1st June - 30th September. Temperatures vary throughout the season with sunny and warm days, and slightly cooler evenings. July and August are the hottest months, however, as Mustang Monument rises from 5,000 feet to 11,000 feet, the temperature at the top of the mountains can vary.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Mustang Monument or take a look at our itineraries to The Southwest

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