Just returned from a group trip to WS ranch in Tucson. Having lived in Arizona for 12 year, loving to travel and never hearing of this place is concerning to me :) I live an hour away and this was my first visit, friends who grew up in Tucson never knew it existed, yet people from Scandinavia and Scotland were there! Not sure how this one slipped through my fingers for so long. Maybe because so many Arizonans concentrate on travel elsewhere, forgetting we have magnificence right here at home. From the moment you check in at WS, you know you're not at another corporate-run hotel/resort. The staff is beyond friendly - and know your name within hours of being there. The ambiance immediately puts your mind at rest because although it's a (5 star) in my opinion, it has none of the annoying things as big hotels. They don't nickel and dime you to death with resort fees, $12 water bottles, $16 dollar cocktails, everything you need is there and they charge a fair price both in the bar area and giftshop. They should write a book on hospitality, because they really know how to do it. The food, which is included is fresh and amazing their chef makes a cheesecake to die for - snacks, iced tea and lemonade are complimentary and available throughout the day, sodas beer & wine are also available during the day, and the riding is great fun. I am a beginner and they worked with me until I felt comfortable on my horse. Words cannot describe the beauty of this place, located just outside of the Tucson metro area. The beds are comfy the rooms are spacious and clean. The grounds were immaculate the scenery beautiful. There were enough activities to keep you occupied, and enough down time to relax. Pool felt great after a ride, there's also a hot tub, tennis courts, gym, rec room for the kids stocked with ping pong, pool, board games TV. Whether you're an experienced rider or a newbie like me, the options for the rides are plentiful and you can opt in or out at your leisure. You feel like you're staying in someones home and they treat you like old friends. I cannot wait to go back, I was absolutely and totally impressed with this property.
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