When you make a reservation at the Blazin' M Ranch, your tickets will be ready at the ticket office and it
Wild West Adventure Your
ticket includes entrance to: Dinner and Stage Show, Mabery Legacy
Museum, Tractor-Powered Wagon Ride, Yavapai-Apache Indian Camp,
Petroglyph Park, Western Town, and Critter Walk.
They have recently remodeled the Ranch and their website mentions
Come experience our
new Wild West adventure with the same Old West character.
Our brand new menu features flame-broiled chicken and baby back ribs
with oven-roasted potatoes, cowboy beans, southwest salad, flying
biscuits and apple cobbler with ice cream. The new revue showcases the
musical talents of the Blazin’ M Cowboys coupled with cowboy poetry and
flavored with a dash of humor.
* Bring a piece of the Blazin’ M home. There are
plenty of new shop items with an unexpected link to the past.
* History comes alive at our Yavapai-Apache Indian
Camp, Petroglyph Mini-Park and new museum showcasing the Wood ‘n’ West
* Pan for gold and trinkets at our historic Mining
* Take a ride on the vintage tractor-pulled wagon
and visit the haunt where the Ghost Rider resides.
* Meet our Cowboys on horseback as you begin your
Wild West adventure.
* Shop at Bootleggers and take home a taste of the
* Belly up at the Copper Spur Saloon featuring
cowboy cocktails, local brews and area wines.
…and there’s still our vintage photo shop, mechanical roping horse,
critter walk and shooting gallery to spice up your afternoon before the
dinner bell rings.
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The Theatre dominates the Ranch's Western Set.
Bootlegger's Spirits and Provisions had Arizona wine for sale. In the Theatre's Bar it is available also.
The Shootin' Gallery was very popular.
John Deere will take you on a tour of the Ranch.
Western Street of shops.
Inside are, "Mechanical Marvels" and "Cowboy Carvings in Motion."
I especially liked the barberchair still life on the front porch (right) and the barber's name!
Being a photographer, I was curious about this shop, so I entered and found a photo studio.
and Dixie dressed me up for a 'Gunslinger' photo. The photo,
including a CD with color and sepia images of me, was only $20.
Considering what they had to work with, I think they made an amazing photo!
Interesting bar stools in another shop.
I had attended the Blazin' M Ranch a few years ago and my only
criticism at that time was the quality of the music, compared to other Churchwagon
Dinner Shows I've attended across the West. However, I was
pleasantly surprised that this is no longer an issue. The
following Press Release explains it all:
BLAZIN’ M RANCH WELCOMES NEW BAND MEMBERS
2010 Western Music Association Winners Jim and Jeanne Martin Join the
Blazin’ M Cowboys
Cottonwood, AZ The Blazin’ M Ranch is pleased to
announce the addition of Jim and Jeanne Martin to the Blazin’ M
Cowboys. The Martins will take the stage as part of the standard dinner
show on January 8th, 2011. Jim and Jeanne have performed together
for audiences throughout the US for over 20 years, allowing them to
share their love of the history and music
of the American West.
"We are excited about our new relationship with the Blazin’
M. We love the area and can't say enough good things about
Dan and Lori and the rest of the crew at the Blazin’ M for the warm
welcome we have received,” commented the Martins. “We are looking
forward to working with Bill and Jim on the show and hope that it will
be the best ever, and that we can call the Verde Valley home for a
long time to come."
The Martins have been honored to work with several well known Western
stars such as Michael Martin Murphey, Riders in the Sky, Rex Allen Jr.,
Johnny Western, and Patsy Montana. They have been featured performers
at the National Festival of the West in Scottsdale, AZ for the past 20
years and will be performing there again in March of this year as
Throughout the years Jim and Jeanne have been recognized for their
range of musical talents with a variety of awards. In addition, the
Martins have been honored six times as the Western Music Association
Harmony Yodeling Champions.
2010 Western Music Association Best Harmony Duo
2006 National Traditional Country Music Association Rising Legend Award
2005 Southwest Pickers Association Best Duo and Best Vocalist (Jeanne)
The Blazin’ M Ranch is located at 1875 Mabery Ranch Road, Cottonwood,
AZ 86326, adjacent to Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Hours of operation
vary depending on the season; please visit our website at blazinm.com
for the most current information.
I caught the Martins in a photo
before the show.
L. to R. Jim and Jeanne Martin, Bill Bassett, farthest is Jimmy DuFresne