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... I was shocked at how much El Paso had changed since the last time I went through there. Best part of the drive was gaining two hours to our day. We made it to Tucson around 3:30 and checked in at our hotel. We were offered an upgrade for $20 so we took it...oh my, this room goes for $369 during peak season, we got it for a third of that, It is beautiful, on the driving range, ...
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After dinner we went to a talk on critters - that's scary dangerous ugh like things to us... The kids didn't want to go as they were too scared... Yeah right just see pictures. Olly laughed hysterically all the way through and the chap ended up playing off Olly, ruby also giggled away, and all ended up with snakes round their necks, climbing all over them and Olly at one stage with three snakes round him and a giant lizard on his head. Even Iain and I had ...
... the safe was open and well and truly wrecked but at least I had my stuff.
Time to hit the road. First stop, the PIMA Air & Space Museum. It's not like your traditional boring museum, well, not for me anyway. It consisted of 5 hangers and a huge backyard which housing around 300 planes, ranging from old fighter jets and helicopters to commercial aircraft. Some of the other interesting exhibits include a moon rock, a replica of ...
... and Olivia, who turned out to be my Santa, got me a beautiful, engraved bracelet. Goodbye events with my international friends were light hearted- a final party at College Place, and all finally heading out to Ellen's house for a drinking night before finals week, and a group dinner on University boulevard in everyone's final days. Saying goodbye to Imari was probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do, and even though we'd both been ...
... have been more perfect. Clear blue sky, very light wind, about 65 degrees - perfect hiking weather. The trail is well worn, though it doesn't stop going up for some time. It climbs up past what I call "cacti line" pretty quickly - that's the line above which the Saguaros don't grow because it gets too cold. It's a subtle change walking form one ecosystem to the next - first it's desert scrub that Tucson is famous for, then the prickly plants thin ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tanque Verde Ranch Tucson
Great setting, some limits to riding & food
This place gets raves, and we went in Oct with kids. Great kids program, beautiful setting and excellent facilities. I am an experienced horse rider and did not find the riding challenging and the level of instruction low, so I think it is best for the intermediate rider. HOwever, I think they have a sister ranch (Bellota) which is horsemanship focused. If you go, take advantage of wide range of activities, not just the riding. We found the food a bit mediocre and the coffee not good. Overall, I would highly recommend it for its strengths, but be aware it has some weaknesses, too!!
I won the week i spent at TVGR and all i can say is that it was the luckiest day of my life.
The Memory goes on and on
Just the best. Tanque Verde is faultless. The riding is great, the staff couldn't be more helpful or give better service, the food fantastic and the setting breath-taking. Hope to repeat the experience soon.
The Very Best!
There is no place like Tanque Verde Ranch. My husband and I take our three children there once a year...it is our family's favorite place to vacation. Though it is a luxurious wertern dude ranch there is nothing stuffy about this place...the accomodations are fabulous and the ranch just exudes true western charm. One can keep busy with an assortment of activities offered or just enjoy the beautiful views while sitting next to the pool. Guests come from around the world, and we are just so thankful we only have to make the trip from Minnesota. We could go on and on; this place is truly special.
On a recent trip to Arizona, we had a few extra days that were not booked and decided to try this dude ranch, not expecting all that much. What a pleasant surpise. It turned out to be the highlight of our trip. This is a very special place with a real Southwest flavor. I had never ridden a horse before but that didn't matter. The wranglers match you up with the right horse for your ability and you then set off on great rides in this gorgeous desert landscape. One morning the ride led to a delicious chuckwagon breakfast. On certain nights of the week, there is a barbeque in a lovely cottonwood grove with entertainment be a singing cowboy. The food was very good and the accomodations were excellent. Also a great cantina. We noticed that guests were there from all over the world with almost all being repeat visitors. For those who don't like horses there is a nice pool and excellent guided hikes. If you want a southwest experience but also like unpretentious luxury, I can think of no finer place.
Couldn't Be Better
i am a guest that comes every year and their always improving it. Everything about it is great. It helps that i LOVE horse but theirs hiking, biking and lots more!
Can't wait to go back next year
My moter-in-law hosted a family trip for her 50th wedding anniversary. The ranch was the perfect place where there were activities for everyone. My husband and I fell in love with riding horses and as a result have enrolled in riding lessons at home and have our reservations made for next year. (Just got home three days ago!!! ) We are both missing it so much. We met the nicest people! Beats any beach vacation we ever took!!!
A Trip to Find Myself
I stayed at the Tanque Verde Ranch for a week in Februray, years ago-and my visit was magical. From meeting people I would never run into anywhere else, to late night gin games in the closed annex room with a crackling fireplace, to trips into Tucson with the tennis pro and a bunch of us guests to sample the city's finest mexican food...all of my hours there were wonderful. Horseback riding in the west-in the tall cactus landscape-nothing like it, it felt pure and primitive. Morning breakfast rides, fresh pancakes, laughs with new friends, I still recall this vacation being one of my best. I did it alone, too-and fit right in, I was made to feel a part of the whole group. I only hope the place has not changed.
Not for independent kids/teens
I was taken here as a child for quite a number of years -- the kids program was horrible and there's very little for a kid who doesn't like horses to do. Adults, go crazy, but please don't take your children unless they are interested in doing little but horseback riding (without you).
The best vacation I've ever had!
When it comes to vacations, the kids and I like action while my wife likes to relax in the sun next to water. This place has it all. Programs that engaged the kids, family and adult rides, adventureous activities, pools and spa- even a gym! Immaculate grounds, amazing scenery and the food was great. I could go on .......