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Tanque Verde Ranch


 Tanque Verde Ranch fly fishing vacation ranch in Tucson Arizona

Tanque Verde Ranch Resort was named "Best Dude Ranch" by Travel and Leisure Magazine in 2013, "Best Dude Ranch in Arizona" by The Arizona Republic in 2012, as well as a "Top Ten Family Resort" by the Travel Channel since 2007, and "Best Family Vacations" in 2013 by Family Vacation Critic, plus won the Silver for Oustanding Southwestern Cuisine by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine in 2013.

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, Tanque Verde 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 including horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, hiking and more!

La Sonora Spa is the perfect place for a bit of quiet relaxation, and the kids will love all the supervised children's programs! Exquisite culinary experiences, several event venues and spectacular views of the mountainous desert landscape, provide the ideal backdrop for weddings and the perfect setting for meetings. Saddle up – getaway at one of the premier, all-inclusive dude ranches in the country.

Capacity: 225
Open: Year round
Altitude: 3,000 feet
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Reservations: 520-731-5563
Rates: Starting at $129 for 2 people.
Minimum Stay: No minimum stay required.
Deposit: An initial deposit of 25% of total reservation cost (minimum of $500.00) is required to confirm a reservation. A 60-day cancellation period, meaning cancellation more than 60 days prior to your arrival date, is required for a 100% deposit refund. At 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival date, the complete balance of your reservation cost is required, and is not refundable less than 60 days prior to arrival. Date changes or occupancy changes cannot be guaranteed less than 60 days prior to arrival.
Payment: We accept American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover. For final payments we also accept travelers checks, and cash.
Transportation: Please let us know your flight plans at least 14 days prior to your arrival date, if you wish to be met on arrival by our Courtesy Van at the Tucson International Airport. Transportation is free for guests staying a minimum of 4 nights on our all-inclusive package. Guests staying less than 4 nights, or on other packages will be charged $75 each way per room.
Travel Agents: 10% commission
Lodging: One of the most distinctive resorts in Tucson, Tanque Verde Ranch offers a variety of lodging options that provide guests with spectacular scenic views of the desert and mountains. 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.

This Historic Cattle Ranch (1868) with 69 guest accommodation units is divided into categories of Salas (standard-style rooms), Casitas and the deluxe suite style Haciendas. All rooms reflect Southwest/Sonoran architecture, have full, private baths, most with fireplaces and patios, and expansive views of the desert and mountains. Guest rooms have refrigerators and complimentary wi-fi. Please note that guest rooms do not have televisions.
Kids' Program: Our activities will engage, educate, and entertain, in addition to teach kids the importance of working together. Our activities include horseback riding, tennis, hiking, arts and crafts, swimming and nature programs, just to name a few. Our caring and knowledgeable team will ensure a safe and fun experience for your child.

Tanque Verde Ranch offers a highly acclaimed counselor-supervised daily Kids Club (ages 4-12). Activities for under the age of 4 may be available upon request. Cost is complimentary to all guests in an all-inclusive package.
Food/Dining: Nothing hits the spot better than a savory meal and refreshing drink after an invigorating day on the ranch. Our Chef and his team creates three exquisite meals each day served in the stately ranch dining room with breathtaking mountain views. Our family-friendly Doghouse Saloon has just what you need to quench your thirst and relax with friends after an activity-filled day.

Enjoy our indoor and outdoor specialty dining events—such as the mountaintop Old Homestead Breakfast Ride and our hearty Cottonwood Grove Barbeque with live entertainment.

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