WOW! We just got back from the Circle Z Ranch and can wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone,young or old! Going to Circle Z Ranch is like visiting a friend’s ranch, a friend that happens to have a large family that loves to entertain, cook, have fun, and relax. The accommodations are charming and very comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our kids ( 7 & 10) absolutely loved this place, mostly because they met and hung out with lots of other kids and enjoyed the horseback riding and having run of the of the grounds. This is a place that you can let your kids run wild without being concerned about their safety. We also met and quickly became friends with other guests due to the “community” meals and relaxing atmosphere. The chef (Robert) is truly amazing and the food is plentiful. Definitely different from what I would have expected to be typical ranch cuisine We especially enjoyed having adult happy hour and meals while our children were fed and entertained by the wranglers. The managers (Jim and Ginny) have the ability to make you feel like family guests visiting a long lost relative. They and their staff accommodated every guest’s request graciously and with a smile. We felt as if their aim was to make our stay there the vacation of a lifetime. While we were there we also had the opportunity to meet the owner of Circle Z Ranch (Mrs. Nash) and her wonderful family. She remains very "hands on" in making sure that the ranch maintains the same appeal that she and her husband experienced when they were guests at Circle Z Ranch over 30 years ago. Okay, I saved the best for last, the horseback riding at Circle Z is spectacular regardless of your level of expertise. Whether your horse is loping through streams, walking, or climbing mountains the scenery is really something to behold. The wranglers are extremely kind, professional and understanding. The one we rode with for most of our rides was Ellen - she was awesome! The horses at Circle Z are well bred and extremely well taken care of by George and crew. We can't wait to go back!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Circle Z Ranch is a traditional guest ranch, offering horseback riding on hundreds of miles of trails just outside of Patagonia Arizona. We are an all inclusive ranch, serving 3 delicious meals daily. WE have a tennis court, heated outdoor pool, and a game room. Seven historic Spanish-style adobe guest cottages dot the plateau on which the Circle Z lies. Accommodations vary from individual rooms to suites with living rooms or entirely private cottages, each reflecting Southwestern charm. Our historic property is know worldwide for it's birding, beautiful vistas of the desert mountains, and a perennial stream that supports hundreds of species of animals and plant life. Come visit us for a traditional ranch experience in beautiful southwest Arizona. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Circle z Ranch Hotel Patagonia