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Tanque Verde Ranch

Tanque Verde Ranch

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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.

  • 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

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Away from it all
  • 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
Location Highlights

Tanque Verde Ranch

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

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 546
  • Very Good 114
  • Average 47
  • Poor 27
  • Terrible 28

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Sep 17, 2018

Waking up in the saguaro forest

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Of course, this is a long standing place and popular with tourists and companies alike. But still, if you’re in the area, stay a night or two, e.g. on the Roadrunner Ridge part of the complex?What can beat the experience of waking up to a window view of a saguaro forest? You can walk right into the park for half or full day hikes. By the way, we dined one night in the restaurant and it was great. The separate (closed) dining room for kids is a great idea - no offence, youngsters. Nice service, too (not busy).
Sep 12, 2018

Seriously Impressive

Churchton, Maryland

I was here as part of a company retreat. Even though it was for work, I left feeling lighter and more expansive. We happened to be there right after a very bad lightning strike took out the wifi, so not being able to resort to my devices might have been part of it. This felt like the working ranch it is -- but with super sheets and towels. Every guest room is very private, and they seem each to be unique in some way. Mine had a fire place and a little terrace. I was impressed by how actively the staff advocate rated for us to take advantage of the activities (horse back riding, hikes, picnics, etc.). It really mattered to them that we not leave there as if we'd been in a Marriott or something. The architecture was gorgeous and the gardens were imaginative. I loved being able to pet the horses. There is a trail you can take up in to the mountains -- it is challenging and it's REALLY out there, and partway through, this city person wished I'd told someone I'd gone up there. Oh. And the gym is just meh. Pools looked awesome. Food hours seem limited, for my East Coast sensibility. Breakfast started at 7:30, which for my body was a late 10:30 am. You have buffet and a la carte options.
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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.

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.