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“Funtastic!”
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Tanque Verde Ranch
Ranked #30 of 130 Hotels in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Maryland
1 review
“Funtastic!”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Had a wonderful time over Spring Break at Tanque Verde. The weather was wonderful and the desert is beautiful this time of year. The kids planned their own days - one daughter who wanted to be with the horses sun up to sun down, one who wanted to ride in the morning and sunbathe by the pool in the afternoon, and my 10 year old son really enjoyed the all day kids program, He learned to ride here and was actually loping very quickly - kids learn so much quicker than we do as adults and the instruction provided by Lisa and staff was top notch. For adults the riding lessons were very helpful - got some good reminders - been 20 years since this east coast English riding girl was in the saddle! The breakfast ride and Mountain Adventure Ride were highlights for us. I will echo what others have said about the staff - they really do go out of their way to make your vacation fabulous! Everyone from Peggy in the dining room (kids loved her), the front desk service, the shuttle drivers, to Nicholas and the owner....aways checking to make sure you are satisfied. I hope the staff gets to be treated as well on their vacations!!! Thank you Tanque Verde for some lifetime memories.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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GeoffreyFCampbell, Director of Operations at Tanque Verde Ranch, responded to this review, 26 May 2012
I am so glad to hear you had a wonderful time over Spring Break! We really do have a special team here. As a father of three, I know how important it is that EVERYONE feels special during a vacation. Lisa is awesome at allowing kids to get a great vacation as well as the adults do. Peggy is always awesome and I agree our owner is fantastic. I cannot wait to see you next time. Thanks for staying with us!
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Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

We took our son's family for the evening trail ride and dinner last Saturday. It was marvelous. Everything was just perfecly attended to by the fabulous staff. They were really impressive. We were especially please with our group's child wrangler, Emma. The dinner in the cottonwood's grove was impressive, steaks and hamburgers were delicious after a nice trail ride. The horses appearred well cared for and respected. Everyone left with a great impression of this Tucson resort. I am absolutely positive we'll be back again! Thanks for the great time.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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GeoffreyFCampbell, Director of Operations at Tanque Verde Ranch, responded to this review, 26 May 2012
Thank you for your feedback! I am so glad to hear it was marvelous. I will pass on your feedback to our team, including our horses; afterall, they are family too! We will see you next time!
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

This was our first time to Tanque Verde and we will definitely return next year..The sheer beauty of the location was breathtaking . Nicholas and staff went above and beyond to make sure our every wish was fulfilled...We especially enjoyed the wonderful food....I am a well travelled grandmother but after taking my two daughters and granddaughter to this ranch would have to say this was my favourite holiday ever....

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Nicholas_Gold, General Manager at Tanque Verde Ranch, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
Judy
Thank you for your kind words. The entire staff is committed to going above and beyond for all our guests; I am pleased that you recognized this.
I hope to see you all again soon,
Nicholas
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Washington, D.C.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2012

A wonderful respite from the everyday whether you want to ride and wrangle or sit and contemplate the beautiful grounds! I have stayed twice on business (meetings in the Ranch Boardroom are the best -- wonderful setting and the best snacks, especially the housemade guacamole, chips and salsa served mid-afternoon) and have never been so relaxed while conducting business. The staff goes out of their way to help and are the friendliest folks without being obnoxiously intrusive!! Do go to the Dog House Saloon for drinks on the veranda as the sun sets over the cactus and mountains -- thirst quenching Prickly Pear Margaritas are just the thing before ambling to the cookout (such ribs and chicken!!) or dining room. There is really no reason to ever leave the property -- you will definitely want to book your next stay as you're checking out!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Nicholas_Gold, General Manager at Tanque Verde Ranch, responded to this review, 1 April 2012
Thank you for writing this, Many people who stay here do not realize what a great venue the ranch is for business meetings, team building and retreats.
Nicholas
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

A fantastic holiday for the whole family (with a major caveat (discussed at the end of this review)) -- the kids program keeps the children active and engaged all day, teaching them to ride and giving them the confidence to compete on horseback after only five days (even our five year old son!). Tons for the adults to do as well -- riding, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, tennis... The food is of remarkably high quality; we looked forward to all three meals and the cookouts. The staff is uniformly friendly and welcoming, particulary the kids program leaders. However, someone there is evil. Our only complaint, and it is a major one, is theft. We left our Nikon D50 camera in the game room late one evening, and by the following morning it was gone. Stupid, yes, but the ranch is reasonably remote, so it was clearly staff or a guest who stole it. Management was vaguely sympathetic but did nothing to help us find the camera. Not only did we lose the camera, but also all our pictures in its memory. Offers of rewards and calls for a police report did nothing to spur the staff to action. We were very disappointed by this tremendous blot on an otherwise very enjoyable vacation. If you do choose to visit Tanque Verde, don't count on being surrounded by honest people -- there's at least one rotten apple in that bunch!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Nicholas_Gold, General Manager at Tanque Verde Ranch, responded to this review, 1 April 2012
It is great to know that your family had a wonderful time but I am sad that this one thing marred your vacation. It is not that management did not care (me); it is just that I cannot go around asking my guests if they took a camera left overnight in the game room. Many people at Tanque Verde, staff and guest alike, hand in items of great value, from diamond rings to wads of cash. It is unfortunate that this happened but I hope you will return to re-fill a different memory card.
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Additional Information about Tanque Verde Ranch

Property: Tanque Verde Ranch
Address: 14301 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85748-7138
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Tucson
#13 Family Hotel in Tucson
#25 Business Hotel in Tucson
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,591 - ₹ 32,489
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tanque Verde Ranch 3.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tanque Verde Ranch Resort was named "Best Dude Ranch in Arizona" by Dude Republic in 2012, as well as a "Top Ten Family Resort" by the Travel Channel since 2007, and a "Top Five Ranch" by Conde Nast in 2008. Tanque Verde Ranch is one of America’s old time cattle and guest ranches. Located on 60,000 acres of Tucson’s most breathtaking desert landscapes, nestled amongst the Rincon Mountains and adjacent to Saguaro National Park and Coronado National Forest. Established in 1868, the superb guest ranch is recognized as the last luxurious outpost of the old west providing guests with plush accommodations, unparalleled amenities and a vast array of exciting activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing and hiking. La Sonora Spa is the perfect place for a bit of quiet relaxation, and the kids will love all the supervised children's programs! Don't hesitate – getaway at one of the premier, all-inclusive dude ranches in the country. ... more   less 
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