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1. Bellota Ranch
2. Flying E Ranch
3. Grapevine Canyon Ranch
4. Kay El Bar Ranch
5. Lazy K Bar Ranch
6. Price Canyon Ranch
7. Rancho De La Osa
8. Rancho De Los Caballeros
9. Sprucedale Ranch
10. Tanque Verde Ranch
11. White Stallion Ranch

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Rancho de la Osa - Sasabe, Arizona

Open: September 1st to May 31st (closed June, July, August)

Riding horseback in the High Sonoran Desert Southwest of Tucson, along the Mexican border, you get a sense of what it must have been like almost three hundred years ago when Jesuit priests came here to erect an outpost Mission. Still standing, and in use, this rare historic adobe structure is the oldest building in the state of Arizona that is used on a daily basis and has never been abandoned.  Submerge yourself in the exotic culture, language, history, architecture, art, folkways of Mexico, and cuisine of the Southwest. Rancho de la Osa Dude Ranch photo
The vast Rancho lands border the State of Sonora, Mexico, and in the 1500's were part of New Spain.  The adobe Cantina, built in 1725 under the watchful eyes of the Franciscan Fathers, was originally a trading post.  In 1928, the final construction of two guest wings was completed, and since then, not much has changed.  All buildings on this unique ranch are erected from adobe, and the walls are thick–anywhere from two to five feet.  These beautiful Territorial-Style buildings have been maintained, and recent renovations include concessions to comfort without disturbing history.  The sun shines here 340 days per year, with a brilliant blue sky and incredible night viewing of the “Milky Way”, as the nearest town, Tucson, is 65 miles away.  Additional activites include golf (nearby), hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, croquet, horseshoes, bocce ball, swimming, and just plain old relaxing!
Although there are no special children's counselors, babysitters or specific programs for kids, children over the age of 6 are welcomed at Rancho de la Osa.
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Classic Room (2 persons, dbl occ.):
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(Minimum stay requirements vary by season and holiday - call for details.) 
(Rates vary based on date/season)
$225 - $250 per night
$165 - $190 per night, per person
$300 - $315 per night
$205 - $215 per night, per person
$350 - $375 per night, per person
$225 - $235 per night, per person
Please call -varies based on room and age

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Rates quoted include all scheduled meals and scheduled acitvities during your stay. Other additional charges: massages, horseback riding lessons, alcohol, espresso, soda, bottled juice and water, and any other beverage not served as part of a regular meal.
Rancho De La Osa offers two scheduled rides per day, morning and afternoon, except on Sundays and holidays when they give our horses a half day off (they offer one ride or a Dudeo on these days).  Guests are encouraged to ride the same horse, if they wish, as this allows them to bond with their horse.  You’ll ride a variety of terrains from grassland desert to rocky upland and mountain hills.  Rides vary in length depending on your riding ability and length of stay (sometimes we're able to offer all day rides to guests that stay a full week).  You may help round-up horses one day, ride a mountain trail the next.  Picnic and lunch rides are also available.

It's very important to note that horses have practical weight limitations, based on your size proportionate to your weight.  If you weigh more than 240 pounds, you will not be able to trot, lope or gallop as this can cause permanent injury to a horse's back.  Your rides will be very pleasant, but will be walking rides.
There are 19 Territorial-style adobe guest rooms, most with a fireplace, are uniquely and vibrantly furnished with Mexican antiques.  Each room is individually decorated with its own color scheme, hand-crafted pillows and bedspreads.  All rooms have a private bath, a porch and a separate entry.  All rooms are ground level and open to mountain views.  Choose from Classic Rooms, Deluxe Rooms (more space), or Suites (1 bd/1 bath and 2 bd/2 bath available).  All rooms, including suites, are non-smoking.

The Hacienda, built between the 1830s-60s, is a marvelous building that houses their massive dining room, and four "salons" with fireplaces for guest relaxation.  This building is open for guest use twenty-four hours a day, and guests are welcome to light a fire, sip a glass of wine or just sit and relax!

Finally there is the Cantina, known as the "Old Adobe", this building is reputed to be the oldest building in the state of Arizona.   It has been occupied since the early 1700s, and was built as a mission outpost in what was then "New Spain" to provide traveling Jesuit priests with supplies.  Used as a gathering place since the 1920s, the cantina has a huge fireplace which was once open on both sides; one side for a blacksmith shop, the other as a gathering place for guests.  The building is now used for guest socializing.

There is also a pool and a hot tub on the property.
Enjoy sumptuous and creative gourmet Southwestern meals in the romantic historic hacienda dining room, secluded outdoor courtyard or under the stars at a cookout.  Enjoy choice cuts of meat, innovative main courses, crisp greens dressed with one of the ranch’s homemade dressings, fresh fruit and vegetables and very special desserts. They are also able to cook vegetarian or high protein meals to accommodate your special needs (with advance notice).  Ranch favorites include lemon piñon chicken, filet mignon with a delicate spice rub and fresh mango salsa, and grilled Tilapia (farm raised fish) with almond butter sauce.  Dessert favorites include chocolate decadence, espresso crème brulée, and margarita pie. Local Sonoran cuisine is also prepared so you can experience regional cultural favorites.  They have a full liquor license with an extensive wine list, premium tequilas and margaritas that you won’t soon forget.
If you are looking for a spiritual and special site for your wedding, this is it.  The staff at Rancho de la Osa will work with you and make suggestions for your small, private wedding, which can be formal or informal, and they are happy to recommend Tucson florists and any other service you might need or want!  The Ranch can accommodate 50 guests and have hosted as many as 125 attendees.
Special Notes:
Rates do not include local sales tax and 15.5% service charge; this amount will be added to the room rate.  A $400 per room deposit is required to hold your reservation.  Deposit is applied to first or last day of confirmed reservations. Balance due at check-in.  Once deposit has been received, if you cancel at least 90 days in advance of the reservation date, there is a 50% cancellation handling charge.  If the cancellation is within 90 days of the reservation, the entire deposit will be forfeited.  Upon arrival at the Ranch, payment is due in full for all days reserved.  No credit will be issued for late arrivals, early departures.

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