RANCHO DE LOS CABALLEROS
Who says a cowgirl can’t have it all? If you’re longing to experience the rugged authenticity of a working dude ranch while enjoying the beauty and wide open spaces of the Old West amidst the amenities of a luxury resort, look no further than historic Rancho de los Caballeros, a sumptuous oasis for the senses just sixty minutes north of Phoenix. A well-renowned guest ranch since 1948, Rancho de los Caballeros boasts 20,000 acres of rolling hills, Saguaro cactus and the breathtaking vistas of the flowering Sonoran desert that extend as far as the eye can see.
This pristine hideaway and ultra–comfortable haven evokes the feeling of a welcoming hacienda, but with the multiple personalities of a country club and destination resort ready to charm and match all sensibilities. The variety of rooms, suites and casitas, many with their own private patio overlooking the stunning desert or mountain views, offer something to suit everyone’s taste, and all reflect the unique southwestern style.
The Great Room of the Rancho, with its rustically luxuriant furnishings and massive copper fireplace hood will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time, to an unrushed era of unstudied elegance and ease. The culinary team delights in preparing an impressive array of epicurean feasts designed to satisfy every palette. Part of the great charm of Rancho de los Caballeros is the diversity of experiences and activities it is able to offer its guests while retaining the untarnished authenticity and flavor of its dude ranch origins and historic standing. What has not changed in the fifty-plus years of the Rancho’s heritage is the profound peace and quiet to be had in this desert enclave.
Tanque Verde Ranch
With its rolling mountains and gorgeous desert landscape, Tanque Verde Ranch offers the picture perfect backdrop for a cowgirl dream wedding. One of the most distinctive ranch resorts in the west, Tanque Verde offers a variety of southwestern– style lodging options that provide guests with spectacular scenic views amongst traditional adobe walls and Santa Fe style architecture.
A variety of indoor and outdoor venues can accommodate up to 200 guests, and the resort offers a preferred list of wedding planners who will assist in the selection of appropriate menus, entertainment, group outings and accommodations. The resort will also happily work with your own wedding planner to ensure your special day is picture perfect. Wedding guests who seek adventure will be rewarded with activities ranging from horseback riding to cycling on more than sixty-thousand acres of pristine desert landscape. Experienced wranglers and guides are available to give their expert instruction, and lead guests on a scenic journey through the desert mountain trails.
The La Sonora Spa offers a spot to relax, find peace of mind, and wind down from an adventurous day in the outdoors. Surrender yourself to the soothing touch of therapeutic massage, or refresh yourself with a skin renewal treatment. Afterwards, cool down in the spa’s indoor pool, where large windows look out over the spectacular Arizona landscape. Whether you’re seeking to become one with the desert, or one with your beloved, Tanque Verde offers a plehtora of authentic, memorable options for lovers, and lovers of nature.