Tanque Verde Ranch, located on 640 beautiful acres in the foothills of the Rincon mountains east of Tucson Arizona, offers Arizona horseback riding, tennis, guided hiking, mountain biking, nature walks and much more, all included in your nightly rate. If you're looking for dude ranch family vacations or adventurous horseback riding vacations, look no further. This Arizona dude ranch, founded in 1868 in the verdant Sonoran desert, offers the very best of a Southwestern resort along with a historic Arizona dude ranch experience in a secluded natural setting. Arizona horseback riding at all skill levels is the primary feature of the Tanque Verde Ranch, both advanced and beginner riders partaking of the Beginner to Intermediate Classes in Horsemanship, novice riders can experience the joy of Western Riding during a horseback riding vacation. The wranglers, with their exceptional attention to our guests, will choose the mount that best suits your personality. And with over 150 horses in the herd, chances are good they'll have just the horse for you. Enjoy the spacious rooms and fabulous dining as well as indoor & outdoor pools, spas, saunas, outdoor BBQ's breakfast rides, all day rides and more. Come, share the magic of the Last Luxurious Outpost of the Old West, a true dude ranch family vacation. Rates are based on two adults occupying the room.
- Tanque Verde Ranch
- 14301 E. Speedway
- Tucson, AZ 85748
- United States
Banquets & Meetings
The spacious meeting and function space, attentive service, myriad of activities and secluded setting make this Arizona dude ranch a fantastic venue for a corporate retreat or meeting. State of the art electronics in a secluded, yet luxurious, environment with distraction free, dedicated meeting facilities allow recreation to compliment business meeting objectives. Meeting facilities can accomodate up to 200 guests, with outdoor facilities for up to 400 guests (Cottonwood Grove).
Fine Dining on Site
The American Plan rate includes the three regularly scheduled Ranch meals daily. With the exception of the cookouts and breakfast rides, all meals are served in the lovely Main Dining Room, overlooking the outdoor pool and waterfall, with a majestic view of the Rincon Mountains. If you miss the breakfast ride, that's OK because breakfast is served daily in the dining room. The extensive lunch buffet offers one of the largest fresh salad displays you'll ever see, serves a variety of hot choices, and features the famous Sweet Talk pastry table. Dinners in the main dining room are specially prepared by the Award Winning Chef, Mark Shelton, featuring gourmet cuisine. In addition, the ranch offers weekly evening outdoor barbecues in the Cottonwood Grove with live Western entertainment.
The counselor supervised Children's Program, with Arizona horseback riding lessons for children 4-11, goes beyond perfect for a dude ranch family vacation or reunion. Introducing 3rd generation family members is often the highlight of an Arizona dude ranch experience where the unique landscape, the many varied activities, and the family friendly staff make this Arizona dude ranch a truly memorable dude ranch family vacation choice.
The facilities include both indoor and outdoor heated pools and whirlpools, a separate children's wading pool, an exercise room, and men's and ladies' saunas.
Tennis Courts on Site
The ranch has 5 tennis courts, including three artificial turf courts, one of which is lighted for night play. A staff tennis pro(October thru April) is there to help you with your game. Group lessons in the morning provide a foundation for the afternoon mixers.
The mountain biking program provides a fun and different way to explore the desert. Specialized mountain bikes, helmets, and gloves provided by the ranch ensure great biking experiences even for new riders. More level trails are for the novices, while steeper, rocky trails inspire the more advanced. Off ranch excursions provide an even greater perspective.
The Nature center, open most days, allows you the close up view of some of the less approachable desert fauna such as spiders, snakes, and a rather large, ghoulish looking beetle. The Sonoran desert is one of the world's most vibrant deserts.
The guided hiking program offers miles of breathtakingly beautiful trails. Hikes range in level of difficulty to allow everyone to participate! Hiking options include level desert hikes as well as excursions into the Coronado Mountains with elevation gains of up to several thousand feet.
Tanque Verde Ranch has Arizona's largest stable, with over 150 well trained horses. Riding is offered every day of the week, both walking rides for beginners and loping rides for more experienced riders. The specialty rides offer variety and adventure to the regular riding schedule. Breakfast rides up to the Old Homestead for a cowboy breakfast are scheduled at least 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 in the mountains behind the ranch. This is a great way to experience the true desert of the Old West! 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.
The 74 authentically decorated rooms and suites are fully air conditioned and offer beautiful desert and mountain views. Most have fireplaces and patios. Deluxe Suite/ Type 1 are the most luxurious accommodations, with a king bed in the large bedroom, two queen size Murphy beds that pull down from beautiful Alderwood cabinets in the living room, two couches, fireplace, private patio with spectacular mountain views, vaulted ceilings and upgraded bathrooms with a large double vanity and separate shower and Jacuzzi tub. These suites can accommodate up to six people and adjoin deluxe rooms with two queen size beds.
- - Banquets & Meetings
- - Meeting Space
- - Executive Retreat
- - Fine Dining on Site
- - Fitness Center
- - Child Programs
- - Pool, Indoor
- - Pool, Outdoor
- - Spa Facility
- - Tennis Courts on Site
- - Biking, Mountain
- - Ecological Tourism
- - Hiking
- - Horseback Riding
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