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Tanque Verde Ranch - Tucson, Arizona

Open: Year Round except for August

Located on 640 acres in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains east of Tucson, Tanque Verde Ranch is an historic working ranch that combines the adventurous lifestyle of the Old West with all the comfort and amenities of a world-class resort.  Their high- quality facilities and beautiful setting make this ranch a unique and special experience not to be missed.  A stay here and you'll understand why Tanque Verde Ranch was voted one of the Top Ten Family Fun Vacation Resorts of North America by the Travel Channel Tanque Verde Ranch Dude Ranch photo
Tanque Verde Ranch is a premiere Arizona guest ranch resort, offering fantastic horseback riding, tennis, guided hiking, mountain biking, nature walks and other nature programs, as well as a fully supervised children's program!  If you're looking for a ranch vacation or country getaway, look no further!  This Arizona ranch, located in the lush Sonoran desert, offers the best of a Southwestern resort, along with a historic ranch experience.  The facilities include indoor and outdoor heated pools, a separate children's wading pool, and an exercise room.  A large Jacuzzi and men's and ladies' saunas provide the perfect way to relax after a long day in the saddle! For an additional fee, championship golf is nearby, and in-room massage can be arranged.  There are 5 tennis courts, including one Omni artificial turf court which is lighted for nightplay, and a staff tennis pro to help you with your game! Basketball, volleyball, and catch & release fishing are also available, and the ranch provides all the equipment.
The fully supervised children's program provides a fantastic ranch experience for kids ages 4 through 11.  Kids 12 years old and up may opt in or out of the program.   The program is divided into two age groups, the 4-6 year olds (Buckaroos) and the 7-11 year olds (Wrangler Kids).  The younger ones do most of their riding in the arena, with ranch Counselors working with them to develop their riding proficiency toward going out on the trails, whereas the Wrangler Kids will have a more active riding program geared to their mental and physical capabilities. This group has daily riding lessons, and both beginning and advanced rides.  Parents may ride with their kids if they wish.  The program is very active, incorporating riding along with tennis, swimming, nature programs, games, arts and crafts, and other activities for a vacation experience that will not soon be forgotten!  (This program requires your child's active participation.  This is not a babysitting service)
Single Occupancy:
Double Occupancy:

(Rates not shown for Suites or for multi-person occupancy over 2 persons - most rooms & suites can comfortably accomodate families.   Please call for exact rates.) 

(rates vary based on room type & date)
$235 - $390 per night, per room
$290 - $495 per night, per room

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The rate includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as all of the Ranch's wonderful activities. These include horseback riding, tennis, sports, swimming, guided hikes & nature activities, spa facilities (La Sonora Spa services and treatments not included), and a variety of informative and entertaining evening programs. 
Tanque Verde Ranch has Arizona's largest stable, with over 120 well trained horses.  Riding is offered every day of the week, both walking rides for beginners and loping rides for more experienced riders.  Their specialty rides offer variety and adventure to the regular riding schedule.  Breakfast rides up to the Old Homestead for a cowboy breakfast are scheduled twice a week, and should not be missed.  All day rides are offered weekly and feature a 6 hour ride with a lunch out on the trail. Picnic rides feature a stop in the Cottonwood Grove for a picnic lunch.  Beginning and advanced riding lessons and horsemanship classes are offered daily as well, and, as with all riding, are included in the rate!
Their 74 authentically decorated rooms and suites are fully air conditioned and offer beautiful desert and mountain views.  Most have fireplaces and patios.  There are several room types to choose from, with the rates varying accordingly.  Smaller standard rooms with one queen or two twins are perfect for 2 people.  Moderate rooms are larger, generally with two queen size beds and a shared courtyard, but no fireplace.  Most large deluxe rooms have two queen beds or a king, fireplaces and private patios, some of which have sitting areas with sofa sleepers.  They have a variety of one bedroom suites, all with fireplaces, and patios.  All rooms have telephones and full private bathrooms. 
Tanque Verde Ranch is famous for its delicious food and varied settings.   Weekly evening outdoor barbecues with live Western entertainment and breakfast rides up to the Old Homestead for a cowboy breakfast in the great outdoors add an Old West touch to the mealtime.  With the exception of the cookouts and breakfast rides, all meals are served in their lovely Main Dining Room, overlooking the outdoor pool, with a majestic view of the Rincon Mountains.  Breakfast is a combination of ordering any standard breakfast item off the menu, and a buffet of assorted chilled juices, fresh fruits, yogurts, breakfast breads and cereals.&nbssp; The extensive lunch buffet offers a wide variety of foods to choose from, and features our famous Sweet Talk pastry table.   Dinners in the main dining room are specially prepared by their award winning chef, featuring gourmet cuisine.  With such a wide variety of delicious food, everyone will find just what they like!
With their beautiful grounds and secluded location, Tanque Verde Ranch is the perfect setting for a truly romantic and unique wedding and reception.  They offer spacious facilities with a casually elegant setting, and a warmth and character you won't find anywhere else!  The Desert Awareness Center provides a beautiful backdrop for your special day, featuring thick adobe walls, high beamed ceilings, fireplaces, fountains, and a spectacular terrace offering outstanding sunset views.
Special Notes:
Rates are subject to 7.5% tax and a 15% service charge, which covers all gratuities.

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