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Tanque Verde Ranch

An oasis in the desert

Surrounded by Arizona’s stunning desert and mountain terrain, this luxurious resort rises like an oasis from the landscape and provides an abundance of activities and facilities for guests of all ages. The distinctive terracotta guest lodgings are spread across the site and offer the ideal retreat after a long day enjoying activities ranging from swimming in the indoor and outdoor pools, exploring 600 acres of bike-track landscape and fishing at the 1.5 acre catch-and-release fishing lake. Or perhaps a day at the spa sounds more appealing? Whatever your preference you are sure to find something to do at this excellent resort.

And when hunger comes knocking, enjoy a diverse range of eateries and options including outdoor BBQ’s, picnic rides and authentic meals.

Beginning or advanced riding lessons and horsemanship classes are offered daily and these are included in the price.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Trusted
Location Type
Away from it all
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Tripadvisor rating 901 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Enjoy swimming, fishing, riding, biking and hiking
  • Relax at the spa
  • Stay in authentic lodgings set across the site
  • Try exciting cuisine options including picnic rides
  • Complimentary transfers to and from Tuscon airport for stays of 4 nights or more!

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Ranch

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

For Families

  • Family Entertainment
  • Family Rooms

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Tanque Verde Ranch

  • Away from it all
  • Various transfer times depending on your holiday plans
  • Ideal for exploring the desert and mountains
901 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 649
  • Very Good 128
  • Average 57
  • Poor 32
  • Terrible 36

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Apr 06, 2020

A wonderful desert ranch vacation.

Livonia, New York

This was our first visit to a dude ranch and we are definitely hooked! The accommodations were very clean and well set up for a comfortable stay. Our only minor complaint over the lodging is the lack of adequate lighting in our room. Our room had a patio that looked out on the desert and Saguaro National Park. The hummingbirds were plentiful and beautiful. Activities on the ranch are plentiful and there is a great variety to choose from, wether you are a family group or couple. The food in the dining hall was very good and service was excellent. My main reason for not giving a five star review has to do with the lack of clear communication. At check in we were told that our package (not all inclusive) included Bothe breakfast and dinner. Well, we go to dinner that evening and order, enjoy a good meal and then get a bill for the meal. Upon going back to the main desk we were told that, no, we did not have dinner included. There were a number of other small confusions on our part that could have been avoided if communications had been better. The horse back riding was so enjoyable for a couple of novices! The wranglers were very safety conscious and had a good sense of humor. The pancake breakfast ride was my favorite. I think that many of our minor problems were due to the fact that we had never visited this place where most of the people we talked with were repeat customers but it is certainly something that needs improvement. Thanks for a very relaxing vacation.
Mar 30, 2020

Will be back in 2021!!!

Rochester, New York

Great trip to the ranch, as always. I am a more experienced rider and my parents are beginners but there are always activities for all of us. Wonderful service in the dining room but my family wished the menu rotated every night instead of every few. But what was on the menu was fabulous! Great service from Theo and Hugh in the Doghouse with making my non-alcoholic prickly pear slushies. Special shoutout to all the amazing wranglers: Angela, Sydney, Tara, young Joe, and Dillion. They really make the experience what it is! They have a really fantastic string of horses, for all levels of riding experience. Can't wait to schedule my trip for next year!
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Tanque Verde Ranch

Facilities

Fishing

Try your hand at fishing the 1.5 acre catch-and-release lake and try to find sunfish, bass and catfish, using equipment provided by the resort. Fishing instruction is available should you want to learn more.

Nature Centre

Learn about how the harsh biome of the Arizona desert has forced flora and fauna to adapt to survive. Take part in a guided daily walk and then venture back to the centre in order to see some of the more dangerous creatures up close including rare snakes and impressive spiders.

Breakfast Ride

Start the day the same way that ranchers and cowboys might and enjoy your breakfast outdoors. Every Thursday and Sunday morning you can enjoy this memorable experience, riding to the Homestead before enjoying a true Southern breakfast spread in incredible surroundings.

Picnic Ride

Running on Friday evenings from October 1st to May 1st, this unique experience lets guests enjoy a gentle ride along the desert trails before enjoying an authentic picnic complete with burgers, hot dogs and delectable extras.

Hiking

Enjoy a range of guided hiking tours and venture through breathtaking landscapes, taking in incredible sights, natural flora and fauna and great company.

Horseback Riding

Riding

Explore the desert the only way you should: on horseback! Take to the trails and paths and let your mount carry you away from the stresses of modern society. Guides are there to help you as you choose one of the 180 horses and embark on an adventure.

Fitness Centre

Treadmills, weights and other equipment ensure that you can enjoy a great work out alongside the many other activities that the ranch offers.

Biking

Take on miles of exhilarating biking paths, following the curves and drops through more than 600 acres of desert landscape. You will be equipped with helmets, gloves and a state-of-the-art bike complete with mechanical disk brake for ultimate performance. New to the resort is the pump track which adds another level of excitement to your stay.

Swimming Pool

Swimming

Enjoy a refreshing dip in one of the resort's pools as you take in beautiful landscape views all around and reflect on your holiday.

Tennis

Practice your serve on one of five tennis courts, each offering wonderful views of the landscape. Three courts are artificial turf plus one is artificially-lit for late-night play. Plus, take part in morning group lessons and afternoon matches to hone and test your skills.

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La Sonora Spa

For the ultimate in relaxation, head to this modern spa and enjoy massage and other treatments. The products used focus on natural organic ingredients and you can cool down in the indoor pool afterwards which features windows that take in spectacular Arizona views.

Tanque Verde Ranch

Room Types

Standard Room

This room option is the typical option at the ranch and is situated in one of the attractive terracotta buildings spread across the site. They are decorated in a rustic style and offer scenic views of the mountains or the site.

  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Towels included

Junior Suite

This more spacious room option comes with a fireplace to warm those colder nights, a comfy sitting area for a well-deserved rest after a long day out and about and a private patio for relaxation in the sun or sunset.

  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Towels included

Suite

This is the most spacious room type on offer and can cater for anything from two to six guests, offering them stunning landscape views and plenty of luxuries including a mini-fridge, a fireplace and a private patio.

  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Towels included
Tanque Verde Ranch

Food & Drink

Doghouse Saloon

This relaxed bar is full-service and offers craft beers, exciting cocktails and TV’s for those vital news updates and sporting events Don’t forget to try the Prickly Pear Margarita!

Outdoor BBQ

Head down to the atmospheric Cottonwood Grove for this bi-weekly event which brings the whole resort together. Enjoy a delicious variety of fresh cuisine options ranging from steaks and ribs to cornbread and fresh fruit accompanied by live music and breathtaking scenery.

Dining at the Tanque Verde Ranch

Restaurant

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at this resort, with three main meals to choose from each evening plus plenty of choice for breakfast and lunch. Start your day with a hearty South-western breakfast, enjoy a lavish gourmet buffet lunch and then finish with a delectable three course meal of an evening.

Board Basis Options

Full Board

Full board includes three meals daily and all regularly-scheduled ranch activities. Activities include horseback trail riding, terrific beginner and advanced lessons, team penning, guided hiking, mountain biking, nature walks, art programs, art classes, water aerobics, and nature programs. Our facilities also include 5 tennis courts with a tennis pro offering complimentary clinics and mixers from Oct. 15th, until May 1st . Indoor and outdoor pools and Jacuzzis are available, as well as children's wade pool. We also offer basketball, a fully equipped exercise room, and a supervised fishing program. We offer outdoor BBQ dinners with live western entertainment twice weekly, as well as our signature event, our breakfast ride, twice per week.

Tanque Verde Ranch

Family Friendly Facilities

Kids Camp

Kids at the Ranch

Let your young ones enjoy a diverse variety of activities, designed to help them learn how to work together whilst trying exciting, authentic experiences including horse riding, nature programs and arts and crafts.