Our visit to the Tanque Verde Ranch was memorable in the most wonderful way. great smiles at reception upon arrival with a good run down given of the Ranch facilities and activities. We were able to ride every day and both my limited abilities and my Wife's more expert skills were catered for. We found that safety in the Corral (where we mounted up) and particularly on the rides was of paramount importance with regular stops by very friendly (and my Wife tells me good looking) wranglers to check saddles and rider's comfort.
The food was excellent with great American breakfasts with all the trimmings. A bountiful buffet lunch consisting of all different types of salad as well as a number of hot dishes. Dinner catered for meat, fish and veggie lovers including one of the best prime ribs of beef we have ever had. We also had both cook out breakfasts on the range cooked by the very friendly ranch owner who speciality is home made blueberry pancakes as well as BBQ dinners complete with a guitar player.
The rooms are huge and we opted to pay a little more for a suite complete with a huge jacuzzi bath, seperate spacious shower room and a majestic view for miles over the cactus and the range.
I was also able to play tennis nearly every day with the ranch pro at no extra charge and join in tennis mixers with other guests arranged by the really charming and expert pro.
We have already booked our next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tanque Verde Ranch Resort was named "Best Dude Ranch in Arizona" by Dude Republic in 2012, as well as a "Top Ten Family Resort" by the Travel Channel since 2007, and a "Top Five Ranch" by Conde Nast in 2008. Tanque Verde Ranch is one of America’s old time cattle and guest ranches. Located on 60,000 acres of Tucson’s most breathtaking desert landscapes, nestled amongst the Rincon Mountains and adjacent to Saguaro National Park and Coronado National Forest. Established in 1868, the superb guest ranch is recognized as the last luxurious outpost of the old west providing guests with plush accommodations, unparalleled amenities and a vast array of exciting activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing and hiking. La Sonora Spa is the perfect place for a bit of quiet relaxation, and the kids will love all the supervised children's programs! Don't hesitate – getaway at one of the premier, all-inclusive dude ranches in the country. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tanque Verde Ranch Hotel Tucson