Tanque Verde Ranch, Tucson
For a luxurious yet adventurous experience spend some time at this authentic American dude ranch which has been operating since 1868. Nestled among some of the region’s most stunning scenic landscapes, this all-inclusive working ranch is set on 640 acres of the Rincon and Catalina Mountain foothills.
The dining room, overlooking the Rincon mountain range, is the location of three lavish daily meals that change throughout the week. Several speciality food events are held each week, like the Old Homestead Breakfast Ride, Mexican Fiesta Night, and Cottonwood Grove Barbeque with live entertainment. There’s also a bar for relaxing after a day riding, two swimming pools, a tennis court and fitness centre. Included activities abound, such as horseriding, guided hiking, mountain biking, fishing and nature walks.
The ranch is created from adobe walls and Santa Fe-style architecture, with each of the 74 rooms warmly decorated with traditional artisanal southwestern textiles and furnishings. Lodging choices include cosy Redington Rooms and spacious Coronado Casitas with patios and fireplaces.