Tanque Verde Ranch

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Offering the ultimate ‘dude ranch’ experience, Tanque Verde is the place to come for a truly immersive cowboy getaway, from courses in horsemanship to cattle herding, fishing, and hiking through the beautiful desert landscapes which surround the ranch. Adults and kids alike will be captivated by this window into life in the Old West.
Perfect forCowboys, cowgirls and lovers of all things ‘Old West’.
In the knowThe area is steeped in history and culture, with Prima Indians settling here in the 1600s.

Recommended for...

  • Riding
  • Family-friendly
  • Lodge
  • Off the Beaten Track

Hotel Overview


Just east of Tucson, Arizona in the fertile region of desert known as ‘tanque verde’– green pool– which rises towards the Rincon Mountains.

Rooms at Tanque Verde Ranch

One of the most distinctive resorts in Tucson, Tanque Verde Ranch offers a variety of lodging options that provide guests with spectacular scenic views of the desert and mountains. Rooms are tastefully decorated in rich Southwestern style, with traditional adobe walls and Santa Fe-style architecture perfectly complementing the beauty of the natural surroundings. Tanque Verde’s lodging is both comfortable and atmospheric, combining the spirit of the Old West with the highest standards of modern luxury.

Food and facilities

The cowboy life begins at breakfast at Tanque Verde (if you want it to), with a hearty Southwestern morning meal your reward for an early morning ride past towering cacti and over rolling hills. Cottonwood Grove offers the full ranch BBQ experience: enjoy delicious ribs or steaks, homemade cornbread, fresh fruit and much more as you listen to live music. The Doghouse Saloon, meanwhile, is the perfect place to wind down after a day under the hot Arizona sun, and you can quench your thirst with local craft beers and Tanque Verde’s famous prickly pear margaritas.

Activities at Tanque Verde Ranch

There is never a dull moment at Tanque Verde Ranch, whether you’re seeking to explore the nearby desert and mountains, relax and reconnect with yourself, satisfy a creative craving, or burn up some energy. You can advance your horsemanship skills and understanding of horses, or enjoy ‘team penning’ where you’ll learn the art of herding cattle. There’s also yoga and various sports on offer, including mountain biking and hiking through the surrounding landscapes, and fantastic nearby attractions such as the preserved Old West town of Tombstone and the Arizona-Sorona Desert Museum.

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