My husband and I stayed at Tanque Verde for four nights at the end of May. We had an amazing time! The staff was lovely, the rooms were great - huge! We met great people, and the activities were wonderful. My husband had never been on a horse, and we did the Mountain Adventure Ride, and some lessons. I also managed to pass the lope check and did a loping ride, which was great! It wasn't very busy, which was enjoyable, and my husband and I had our mountain bike guides to ourselves when we went out. All were great,but Koi was particularly exceptional! Their bikes were awesome quality. The nature centre was great fun and the staff very knowledgeable. The tennis courts definitely need some work and we didn't end up using them - we were told that they were next on the list to upgrade, which would make this place even more impressive. The food, particularly the breakfasts and desserts were amazing! I would say the dinners were the least impressive of the meals, and they were still good, just not as knock down amazing as those pancakes :) We were a bit unsure at first given what appeared to be a pretty high cost, but given all that's included, it is an excellent value. I can imagine (and from what I heard from other guests) that the kids program is awesome and it is a great family oriented spot, which is still suitable for a romantic vacation. It was getting super hot in the afternoons by the time we got there (late May), so we mostly relaxed and enjoyed the pool at that time of day - all the activities started nice and early to avoid the head, which was good. For people there purely for horsey activities, it appeared to be fantastic, but Tanque Verde offers enough for everyone to do, even if they aren't comfortable with or interested in riding every day. It was really like a time warp, with no TVs in the bedrooms, and the homey feel and freedom to do as much or as little as you wanted was really enjoyable. I would highly recommend it!
- 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