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Starting at $600 per person per night
East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 85712, United States
Starting at $250 per person per night
Tanque Verde Ranch is one of America’s old time cattle and guest ranches. Tanque Verde is Spanish for “green tank” or “green pool” and now designates all the area east of Tucson rising into the Rincon Mountains. Originally, it was settled by the Pima Indians in the 1600s. Whether you’re seeking to explore the desert and mountains, relax and reconnect with yourself, satisfy a creative craving, or burn up some energy with a challenging game, the Ranch offers a variety of activities to help you make the most of your dude ranch vacation!
Unique Features: After a day of riding the trails in the warm Arizona sun, nothing beats a visit to the Dog House Saloon. Offering a full bar, local craft beers and their famous prickly pear margaritas, The Dog House is sure to quench your wrangler thirst. Catch-up on the latest news and sports on one of the satellite TVs, or reminisce with family and friends about your adventures of the day.
Accommodations: Kick-back and relax in the luxury of your room, tastefully decorated in rich southwestern style. Traditional adobe walls and Santa Fe style architecture perfectly complement the beauty of the natural surroundings. Tanque Verde lodging is comfortable and inviting, combining the spirit of the Old West with today’s modern amenities. The rooms feature details perfect for any Western experience. Enjoy looking out to the mountains while you escape on a western cascade.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Casitas. More spacious than the Salas, Casitas come complete with comfy sitting areas and some include a fireplace. After a day full of activity, relax with a good book, or enjoy a fiery sunset on your private patio.
Dining: In the morning you can indulge in fresh fruit and yogurt, or breakfast made to order before you start your adventure. Lunch always brings a delightful taste to the table that will keep you energized for the rest of your ranch activities. By the end of the day, you’ll be anxiously awaiting over the dinner cuisine. Besides the three gourmet meals served each day in the dining room, several indoor and outdoor specialty dining events are held each week.
Activities: Choose from horseback riding, guided hiking and biking, swimming, dancing and fishing. Tanque Verde also has several tennis and basketball courts for guests to take advantage of. While in Tucson, check out a variety of unique off-site activities, which include golfing, cave exploring, mountain climbing and more! The outdoor pool and whirlpool are ideal for those who want to, indulge in the sunrays of the warm Arizona sun while relaxing in the soothing water.
Spa & Fitness: The spa is the ultimate spot to relax, find peace of mind and wind down from an adventurous day in the desert. Surrender yourself to the soothing touch of massage specialists or refresh yourself with a skin renewal treatment. Enjoy Eminence products during your treatments which are a 98% organic Hungarian line that uses all fresh fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs.
Location: Tucson was founded as a military fort by the Spanish when Hugo O’Conor authorized the construction of Presidio San Agustín del Tucsón in 1775. It was included in the state of Sonora after Mexico gained independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821. In 1853, the United States acquired a 29,670 square miles (76,840 km2) region of present-day southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico from Mexico under the Gadsden Purchase.
Closest Airport: Tucson Airport is 20 minutes away, and the Phoenix Airport is 2 hours away.
Children’s Programs: Yes. The activities will engage, educate, and entertain, in addition to teach kids the importance of working together. Activities include horseback riding, tennis, hiking, arts and crafts, swimming and nature programs, just to name a few. The caring and knowledgeable team will ensure a safe and fun experience for your child. Tanque Verde Ranch offers a Daily Kids Program full of fun and activities. Buckaroos (4-6), Wranglers (7-9), and Outlaws (10-12). Riders will learn the basics through a variety of horse activities and will be advanced based on ability.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: Yes. Tanque Verde Ranch offers the picture perfect scenic backdrop and professional planning for your Arizona dream wedding. The rolling mountains and gorgeous desert landscape will serve as an unforgettable setting, while a professional wedding planning staff help make your big day seamless and positively unforgettable. A variety of indoor and outdoor venues are available to accommodate up to 200 guests.
Meetings: Yes. Among Tucson resorts, Tanque Verde stands out as a unique setting for your conference or event. Nestled in the natural beauty of the Rincon Mountains, between the Saguaro National Park and the Coronado National Forest, the Ranch offers awe-inspiring scenic views. With a variety of meeting venues, exceptional catering, an array of team building activities, and deluxe, southwestern- style accommodations, your group is sure to have an incredible meeting experience.
Extra Info: Interesting history of the Tanque Verde Ranch: Don Emilio Carrillo, born in Santa Cruz, Sonora Mexico, moved his family to Tucson in 1856. He started ranching in the Tanque Verde Valley in 1868 where he had the protection of Tucson’s Fort Lowell patrols from the marauding Apaches. Carrillo became quite successful, which sought the attention of bandits who, on May 7th 1904 raided the ranch demanding his money. They hung him by his neck over the beam in the present day card room; somehow he survived.