Tanque Verde Ranch

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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, Tanque Verde 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 including horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, hiking and more!

La Sonora Spa is the perfect place for a bit of quiet relaxation, and the kids will love all the supervised children’s programs! Exquisite culinary experiences, several event venues, and spectacular views of the mountainous desert landscape, provide the ideal backdrop for weddings and the perfect setting for meetings. Saddle up—getaway at one of the premier, all-inclusive dude ranches in the country.

Ranked in the Top 10 Resorts in the United States by Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards 2016, Tanque Verde Ranch has earned national acclaim as a signature resort with an unparalleled experience. “Top 30 All-Inclusive Family Resorts” by Travel & Leisure, “Top 10 Family Vacations” by The Travel Channel, “Certificate of Excellence” by Trip Advisor, “Best Dude Ranch” by Travel and Leisure Magazine, and many more. Tanque Verde Ranch not only is the ultimate spot for vacation but also for wedding venues and groups. Tanque Verde Ranch has been awarded “Best of Weddings & Hall of Fame” by The Knot, “Couples Choice Award” by Wedding Wire, “Best Outdoor Reception Venue” byArizona Bride Magazine, and “Best Banquet Facilities” by Arizona Daily Star. Find out yourself what makes us so memorable.

Your Hosts

Bob & Rita Cote



69 Guest Accommodations




Rates vary seasonally according to room type and location and are based of the Full American Plan: all meals (3), all riding, all activities, and all facilities included. State tax and gratuity (18%) additional.

Minimum stay

3 Nights during holidays


25% of stay at time of booking

Payment Methods

Visa, Master Card, American Express, Personal Check


Courtesy Tucson Airport (4 night minimum stay)

Travel Agents



Arizona Dude Ranch Association, The Dude Ranchers Association, Historic Hotels of America, Select Registry


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. Kick-back and relax in the luxury of your room, tastefully decorated in rich southwestern style.

Traditional adobe walls and Santa Fe style architecture perfectly complement the beauty of the natural surroundings. Tanque Verde lodging is comfortable and inviting, combining the spirit of the Old West with today’s modern amenities.

This Historic Cattle Ranch (1868) with 69 guest accommodations is divided into three room types – Salsa Rooms, Casita Jr. Suites and Hacienda Suites. All rooms reflect Southwest and Sonoran architecture, have full, private baths, most with fireplaces and all with expansive views of the desert and mountains.

Food & Dining

Discover several exquisite culinary adventures at Tanque Verde Ranch. Three meals are prepared daily by our master chef and his team of talented Ranch Cooks. Besides the three gourmet meals served each day in the dining room, several indoor and outdoor specialty dining events are held each week. These special events include the Old Homestead Breakfast Ride and the Cottonwood Grove Ranch Barbeque with live entertainment. Indulge in mouth-watering southwestern cuisine while also taking in the authentic dude ranch atmosphere of Tanque Verde Ranch!


Offering an abundance of activities for all ages, there is never a dull moment at Tanque Verde Ranch. Whether you’re seeking to explore the desert and mountains, relax and reconnect with yourself, satisfy a creative craving, or burn up some energy with a challenging game, the Ranch offers a variety of activities to help you make the most of your dude ranch vacation!

Choose from horseback riding, guided hiking and biking, swimming, dancing and fishing. Tanque Verde also has several tennis and basketball courts for guests to take advantage of.

While in Tucson, check out a variety of unique off-site activities, which include downhill skiing, golfing, cave exploring, mountain climbing and more!

Kid's Programs

Our activities will engage, educate, and entertain, in addition to teach kids the importance of working together. Our activities include horseback riding, tennis, hiking, arts and crafts, swimming and nature programs, just to name a few. Our caring and knowledgeable team will ensure a safe and fun experience for your child.

Tanque Verde Ranch offers a highly acclaimed counselor-supervised daily Kids Club (ages 4-12). Activities for under the age of 4 are also available upon request. Cost is complimentary to all guests in an all-inclusive package.





15 Miles east of Tucson

Closest Airports

Tucson International Airport (30 miles)

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