Hikes, Hayrides & Skies Full of Stars
First, let's clear up any misunderstandings. We're not talking bedrolls on rough wood floors and water you pump from a well down the hill. Guest ranches in and around Tucson deliver the authentic Southwest without sacrificing things like hot tubs, WiFi, and great big comfy beds. The Arizona Dude Ranch Association represents high quality guest ranches that are committed to preserving the tradition of Western hospitality. Saddle up and see the real Arizona!
So what should you expect? How about the relaxing elegance of a resort with the purifying solitude of thousands of acres of Sonoran desert, canyons, and foothills as far as the eye can see?
How about hikes, hayrides, and campfire sing-a-longs? Staff that treat you like family? Guided trail rides and honest ranch cooking served up under more stars than you ever knew could fill a night sky?
Come stay in the same casitas once enjoyed by JFK, Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne, the Vanderbilts, and millions more, and experience the perfect mix of new luxuries in the Old West.
D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge
DD Gamble Guest Lodge's 325 acres against the Chiricahua Mountains offer some of the most picturesque areas for your Arizona corporate and religious retreats and family vacations. Experience life as Geronimo did! Drive miniature horse carriages along desert trails, catch a shooting star in the darkest skies in the country, and much more!
Elkhorn Ranch is nestled between the scenic Baboquivari Mountains and the spacious Altar Valley, 50 miles southwest of Tucson. Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome. Sonoran desert hiking, birding, swimming, tennis, horseshoes, ping pong, excellent library.
El Rancho Robles
El Rancho Robles Guest Ranch offers an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy a romantic wild west holiday with the perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation. The ranch is located in the historic town of Oracle, Arizona – nestled at the base of the magnificent Santa Catalina Mountains.
Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
This historic resort has provided a delightful escape for over 65 years. Thirty-four acres of natural desert landscape frame the 30 guest rooms including Casita Grande, legend to be Tracy and Hepburn's secret hideaway.
Rejuvenate your spirit in the privacy and serenity of the Sonoran Desert while enjoying luxury accommodations at The Paniolo Ranch. Guests come from around the world to hike, cycle, sight-see and experience our desert beauty and mild climate. Whether you are coming to Tucson to vacation, need a short term corporate rental or are moving to the Old Pueblo and require short term housing, we can accommodate you. We primarily rent rooms for durations of seven days or longer, however we do have our fantastic "Aloha Room" available for short term bed and breakfast style stays.
Tanque Verde Ranch
Named "Best Dude Ranch in Arizona" by Arizona Republic, Tanque Verde Ranch sits 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. Discover America's largest, most luxurious outpost of the west – Plush accommodations, unparalleled amenities, supervised children's programs and a vast array of exciting activities are all awaiting you at Tanque Verde Ranch.
Tombstone Monument Guest Ranch
Enjoy delicious ranch cooking, an amazing number of guided activities, the elegance of a Southern Arizona western resort, and a staff dedicated to make your stay something truly special at Tombstone Monument Guest Ranch. Your all-inclusive western resort includes three meals per day, accommodations in an authentic guest-house, snacks, guided trail rides, wireless Internet, Jacuzzi and heated pool, entertainment, and guided desert adventures.
Triangle T Guest Ranch
Nestled in Texas Canyon, historic guest ranch with vintage casitas, saloon, restaurant, pavilion, Town Hall for meetings/parties, pool, hot tub, horseback riding and live entertainment.
White Stallion Ranch
Secluded 3,000-acre ranch adjoining Saguaro National Park. 45 rooms, heated pool and indoor hot tub. Recreation, meeting rooms, and fitness center. Tennis, volleyball, hikes, horseback riding, rodeos, hayrides and cookouts.