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“Great dude ranch... Want to go back!”
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Tanque Verde Ranch
Ranked #30 of 130 Hotels in Tucson
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New Abbey, null, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great dude ranch... Want to go back!”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

We wanted to go for an authentic dude ranch experience and were not disappointed. Going in May was just great as the. Ranch was fairly quiet. Our son was the only one n the Buckaroo rides and he loved it. The early morning trail rides were great and just before it got too hot to be out. Mountain biking trails were fantastic and catered from novice to experienced with a good load of fun. Food was great also from the breakfast at the homestead to the BBQ and the restaurant had a good choice of dishes catering to all tastes. An amazing place to stay with really great staff who made us feel really welcome . Would love to go back again!

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

The ranch environment is gorgious, the food was excellent, I loved the pool and the doghouse saloon, the room was lovely until we had mices and found out lots of droppings under beds. We barely slept the last night. For that reason, the ranch gave us a credit for our horseback riding. It was appreciated. I had nothing to say until this last night.

Unfortunately for the ranch, there is a thief among their housekeeper. Fortunately for me, It was nothing precious that has been stolen. But the housekeeper did not know if my earrings left on the table were real and precious stone. And while I was gone for a horseback riding, on my return, the room was clean and earrings were gone.

I asked the manager to check with the lady cleaning room 50 on May 2nd, 2013. I was leaving the day after, but I have never heard anything about this unacceptable situation since then. I would have expect an e-mail, it is sad for the ranch that I have to report this, more than for me.

Other than that, we had a nice stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Context: widely travelled in the USA; very many cities, parks, beaches, road trips, cruises etc..........but never been to a dude ranch (and never been horse riding!). A wonderful stay from start to finish and would love to return. Ranch was lovely and peaceful, with wonderful views and great food. Staff were superb, helpful and friendly. If you don't click with the horse riding, there are many other activities on offer from fishing and mountain biking, to hiking and tennis and, of course, the spa. Loved the wranglers, who were totally pleasant and helpful. Always reticent about singling out individuals, but a big shout out to Melissa (activities), Karen, Cat and Joe (wranglers) and (of course) Lisa (Doghouse saloon) who was absolutely brilliant! Overall, could not recommend a better place to stay for anyone thinking about going for a dude ranch experience. Wonderful!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We returned for another national sales meeting and TVR was even better than we remembered. The remote location and no in-room TV's make it the perfect site to promote the networking and team building we desire for our sales team. Every event was executed perfectly and every staff member is friendly and always ready to please. There are plenty of riding options and outdoor activities to keep everyone happy when free time allows. The guest rooms and baths are very nice and spacious but the scenic views are the true star.....the real stars are not bad either as the sky glows nightly. The meals were amazing from the delicious pancakes at breakfast to the abundant salad selections and hearty lunch items served daily with plenty of sweet treats to temp too! Nightly the dinners did not disappoint from the tasty BarBQ and steaks under the cottonwoods to the gourmet choices in the dining room.....just outstanding! A truly wonderful return experience that exceeded expectations. Thanks TVR .

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Imagine planning a vacation for eight women, from 7 different cities spread thousands of miles apart, each with family obligations, careers, tight schedules, differing interests, and a great desire to spend four glorious days together. Tanque Verde Ranch couldn't have been more perfect!!!!! The accommodations were fantastic - huge, clean, picturesque, and comfortable. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Every request was met with "sure!" The food was plentiful and excellent, including creative vegetarian choices at every meal. The activities were endless and diverse enough to satisfy everyone. The focus of the ranch is of course horseback riding and in that arena you could participate every day and experience something new with greater challenges each day. There are daily hikes, and with Saguaro National Park in the Ranch's back yard, hiking is a real joy. Mountain biking, fishing, cooking, wine tasting, the nature walk, and yoga, felt more like one time activities. The evening cookout and breakfast ride are part of the Dude Ranch experience and not to be missed. So many things to do - so little time! By 11:00 p.m. each night we all crashed, and by 7:30 each morning we were at breakfast discussing our list of activities scheduled for the day. But when you just need a break from all the fun, the spa, swimming pool, and doghouse saloon offer a nice respite. Try the Hellfire Margarita - I have never had a drink with Jalapeno peppers floating in it - and once might be enough. I live in San Francisco, am lucky enough to travel extensively with my husband who led five star tours around the globe in his earlier career and now owns a Destination Management Company in San Francisco. I am always looking at what could be done better, what was done well, and is the service something to be proud of. Tanque Verde really did a superb job. If the Dude Ranch experience is what you are looking for I highly recommend this property. We visited in May, probably considered the shoulder season, so the Ranch was not full. The weather was great, hot in the direct sun, but very comfortable in the shade. We all talked about returning with our families.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Central Va
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a fantastic property. The staff went out of their way to serve. It was a relaxing week. Loved the Thurs AM trail ride ending in breakfast. And the BBQ dinner. The food was excellent. Can't say enough good things about this place! I loved my room! Spacious!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Quilcene, Washington
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Everything about Tanque Verde Ranch was amazing. The people were amazingly friendly and helpful. The food was abundant and delicious. The horses and activities were incredible. I'll definitely visit this place again.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Tanque Verde Ranch
Address: 14301 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85748-7138
Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#13 Family Hotel in Tucson
#25 Business Hotel in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tanque Verde Ranch 3.5*
Number of rooms: 76
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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