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Elkhorn Ranch

27000 W Elkhorn Ranch Road, Tucson, AZ 85736
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Elkhorn Ranch
Ranked #2 of 34 Specialty lodging in Tucson
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit was January 2014. Super hosts and staff. Fun and educational photography workshop was a bonus. Great trail horses, calm and surefooted in all terrains. Fun guides patiently answered a multitude of questions. Superb desert and mountain scenery despite winter's less green vegetation. Interesting birds. Most important were welcoming and friendly fellow guests.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Over the past several decades my family and I have vacationed at multiple dude ranches, including four others in Arizona, have enjoyed nearly all, and have revisited some. Without question, I would rank Elkhorn as the best. I got a sense that I had stumbled onto a good thing when, on our first evening I turned to the couple next... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Three generations of my family just returned from our fourth week-long visit to Elkhorn in four years. Elkhorn is a magical place to all members of my family. New and returning guests share the feeling of "great good fortune" to enjoy what Elkhorn offers. The Miller family (in its third generation of operating Elkhorn) and the staff are invariably kind,... More

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Vancouver BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The location is the starring attraction, but putting that great string of horses there and having the joy of riding up and down the hills and mountains around was quite breathtaking. I still can't believe they can clamber up rocky slopes so ably and lope through the flat desert lands so smoothly. Great owners, great staff, lovely little clean cabins,... More

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Minneapolis / Jena
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Last year we were looking for an escape over Thanksgiving last minute and found Elkhorn incidentally. As a cabin was still available we took a chance and we were suprised how much we loved it. In the middle of nowhere in sunny Arizona - what a treat coming from cold Minnesota. A small place and family owned and we felt... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We have been going to Elkhorn Ranch for many years, and if you include my parents, children and grandchildren for generations. We like its location at the base of the Baboquivari Mountains, the riding in the mountains or on the desert, the food and accommodations and above all the people. The ranch's website and the Tripadvisor guest comments give a... More

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Cambridge, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

My family has been going to Elkhorn Ranch for about 50 years and we have always loved it for the warm and friendly atmosphere the Miller family has created all these years. We have had all ages with us and we all have a good time, whether it's my 90 yo mother who loves the people and the chance to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

I've been to the Elkhorn several times over the past 20 years and I'm pleased to report that it never changes. I've heard it said that wilderness is the greatest luxury. If that's the case, then the Elkhorn is exceedingly luxurious! However, it's a subtle brand of luxury; no spa or marble bathtubs here (though you can get a massage!).... More

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We enjoyed an absolutely amazing week at Elkhorn! If you enjoy being in nature, this is your place. Beautiful nature with mountain and dessert surrounding the ranch. We loved the concept of having meals on communal tables with open seating and there were always interesting conversations with people from all over and all ages. Everyone was open and interested in... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Just got back from a week there. Spectacular views, universally wonderful people, and great rides for all age groups in the dessert and mountains. The wranglers are genuine and gracious and the rest of the staff is great too. We met folks from all over and all ages...this place is perfect for families and friends...go there...you'll love it!

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Address: 27000 W Elkhorn Ranch Road, Tucson, AZ 85736
Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson

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The Elkhorn Ranch lies 51 miles southwest of Tucson, in a valley where mountains and desert meet. Since 1945, the Miller family has owned and operated the ranch, offering exceptional riding and living for thirty-two guests. Riding is the main interest with gentle or loping rides through the desert and vigorous trips up through the mountains. With seventy head of horses, the right horse can be yours throughout your visit. Come enjoy the Arizona sunshine! ... more   less 
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