Tanque Verde Ranch   1 comment

Considered one of the top cattle and guest ranches in the southwest, Tanque Verde Ranch is located on 60,000 acres of
Tucson’s most breathtaking desert landscapes in the Rincon Mountains foothills 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 comfortable
accommodations, unparalleled amenities, and a vast array of exciting activities, including horseback riding, mountain biking,
fishing, hiking, and more!

Originally purchased and settled as a cattle ranch by Rafael and Emilio Carillo, the land was sold to Jim Converse
in the early 1900s. It was sold in 1957 to the Bob Cote family, which has owned it ever since.

Tanque Verde became a guest ranch under Converse, who saw the move as an opportunity to attract those
interested in cowboy life.  The number of guest ranches in southern Arizona has dropped
since the 1950s from around 55 to seven or eight today,

A wall in the Tanque Verde Ranch sales office.

Kiva Dinning Room

A statue near the original ranch house.

Mesquite trees shadow the path to some of the cottages.

The Desert Garden cottage area.

These days, the ranch has added hiking, tennis, mountain biking and nature programs, as well as a health spa, for its guests.
It has also brought in televisions and wireless Internet.

Photo Essay by kenne

One response to “Tanque Verde Ranch

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  1. You their new PR guy? You’re doing a good job !

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