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Sep 12, 2008
This famous ranch, established in 1868, presents the finest of a Southwestern holiday resort together with a genuine Arizona dude ranch feel.

Tanque Verde Ranch, sited on 640 picturesque acres, towards the eastside of Tucson, Arizona, next to the Coronado National Forest and the Saguaro National Park, offers guided hiking, tennis, horseback riding, scenic strolls, and lots more, all included in your night rates. This legendary ranch set up in 1868, gives you a blend of the Southwestern touch together with a bona fide Arizona ranch feel.

Family Fun at All-Inclusive Rates
Tanque Verde Ranch's rates are all-inclusive, including meals and activities. Enjoy the spacious rooms and fabulous dining as well as indoor & outdoor pools, saunas, spas, outdoors BBQ's, breakfast rides and all day rides, all included in your nightly rates.

Authentic Western Accommodations
The 74 Southwestern-style rooms and suites are fully air-conditioned and offer beautiful desert and mountain views. Majority of the rooms have fireplaces and patios. Select from a number of comfortable room types, all in a secluded and natural setting.

There are several room types to choose from, with the rates varying accordingly. Smaller regular rooms with one queen or two twins are perfectly suited for 2 people. Fair rooms are better, generally with two queen size beds and a shared courtyard, but no fireplace.

Mostly, big deluxe rooms have two queen beds or a king, fireplaces and personal patios, some of which have sitting areas with sofa sleepers. They have a variety of one-bedroom suites, all with fireplaces, and patios. Every room has its own telephones lines, coffee pots, XM radios, hair dryers, heating, A/C and full private bathrooms.

Children's Program
The fully supervised children's program provides a fantastic ranch experience for kids' aged 4 to 11 years of age. The program is very active, incorporating horseback riding, swimming, tennis, and hiking and educational nature programs, games, crafts, arts and other activities for a vacation experience.

One thrilling new area in the Children's Program is the inclusion of a new playground that features three slides, a fort, and many other kid-friendly features. The course is separated into two age brackets, the Buckaroos (4-6 age groups) and the Wrangler Kids (7 -11 age group). The program is very lively, incorporating riding along with other pursuits such as swimming, tennis, and hiking and educational work in nature programs, games, arts and crafts, and other activities for a vacation experience.

Old West Dining Style
The ranch is famous for its fine restaurant dining and delicious food. But, to lend that real Old West touch, Tanque Verde Ranch provides weekly evening open-air barbecues together with live Western performances and breakfast jaunts up to the ancient Homestead for having an early cowboy meal in the open.

Breakfast is served between 7:30 and 9:00 am every day in the central dining room. It is a mixture of ordering any customary breakfast item off the menu and a buffet of assorted chilled fruit, fresh fruit, juices and seasonal berries, breakfast breads and hot and cold cereals and assorted yogurts. Breakfast rides have an hour trail trip to the ancient Homestead and a big breakfast outdoors. For non-riders, the Old Homestead is a ten-minute walk from the main office; the ranch van is available to drop and pick up any guest who requests for a ride.

Served between 12:00 and 1:30 pm, lunch is always a buffet in the central dining room. There is always a choice of 4 entrees (chicken, beef, fish and vegetarian), fresh vegetables, and homemade soup. Wine, beer and canned sodas are available at an additional cost, and may be charged to individual rooms.

Dinner in the central dining room is served between 6:00 and 8:00 pm in winter schedules and between 6:30 and 8:00 pm in the summer schedules. The chefs prepare four connoisseur entrees, your order is taken and the meal is served just as in a restaurant. The entrees are generally a choice of fish and vegetarian, poultry, and beef and include a soup or salad, relish tray, and dessert. Wine, cocktail and canned sodas are also available at an extra charge, and may be charged to individual rooms or to the group Master Account. Private dinners for groups in their banquet rooms are available, with either buffet or banquet service. Feast dinners may be upgraded and hors d'oeuvres and appetizers ordered at an additional cost.
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