Our second year visiting TVR lived up to the fantastic experience from 2011. My wife and two daughters (15, 12) and I all agreed it is our favorite vacation. We stayed in a Hacienda-level room (#66). There was plenty of space for the four of us and we enjoyed the sunset from the back patio (thanks LeighAnn for recommending this room!). We slept well and were pleased with the cleanliness and appointments.
All of us enjoy horseback riding and the ranch excels with the best program I've experienced. The wranglers underpin all the activities with friendly, professional guidance. The wide array of horses (from "King" to "Pinkie") and the variety of activities (lessons to lope rides) leave lasting impressions (both in my memories and on my backside -grin!).
The variety of activities meant that we could separate and regroup throughout the day. Though I enjoyed mountain biking with the guide and other guests, I'll always treasure "Team Penning" with my family! Likewise, my wife enjoyed peaceful afternoons by the pool while me & the girls engaged more active programs.
In spite of all the calorie-burning activities I did (mountain-biking, tennis, riding...etc) I had no problem taking IN more calories thanks to Ben and the fantastic kitchen. The quality and variety of the meals was top-notch, culminating with a Thanksgiving dinner that was amazing. Waitstaff like Lisa and Peggy took care of us and added nice touches to every meal.
The girls (and parents) enjoyed the 'walled garden' of the ranch - they were 'free' to roam in a protected 'cocoon', participating in rides, fishing, bingo, and just general goofing off with other kids.
We'll be back again next year!
- 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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