Chauncey Ranch

A Timeless Legacy and Unforgettable Property


Experience stagecoach cabins in Mayer, AZ

We strive to recreate the magic of Chauncey Ranch so that as many in our community as possible can experience a camp/ranch like no other. A gift to the YMCA from Tom Chauncey over 40 years ago as a camp/ranch for Arizona’s youth and families, Chauncey Ranch is a vast 5,000-acre property unlike anything in the state.

Quick Info on Chauncey Ranch

  • Can sleep 200 people.
  • Real stagecoach cabins.
  • High ropes course and zipline.
  • Ponds for kayaking, fishing, and swimming.
  • Horseback riding.
  • Much more!

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About the Chauncey Ranch History

Tom Chauncey is recognized as one of Arizona’s broadcasting pioneers, and he is known nationally as a figure in the field of communication. At the age of 13, Tom Chauncey hopped a train and left his hometown. After many years as an entrepreneur, he followed the call of broadcasting and purchased a radio station, later known as KOOL radio-television. Simultaneously Mr. Chauncey has established a name for himself in the Hereford cattle and Arabian Horse market, following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather. Over the years, many cattle and horses have been raised at Chauncey Ranch.

Ten years ago, our CEO was struck with the magic of Chauncey Ranch when dropping his daughter off at camp at Chauncey Ranch. That magic has stuck with him and his daughter for a decade.

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