The People of TVR

New Tanque Verde Ranch Recruits

New Tanque Verde Ranch Recruits

This time of year is a BIG time for Tanque Verde Ranch. We are eager to see our new renovations take light as our guests get to experience them. However, we are more excited to welcome Valerie, new Assistant General Learn more
Birdwatching Exploration at Tanque Verde Ranch

Birdwatching Exploration at Tanque Verde Ranch

Birdwatching is a common hobby among many cities, states, and countries—and believe it or not, right here at Tanque Verde Ranch. Whether you enjoy taking a leisurely look here and there or tracking birds hardcore with binoculars and a checklist, Learn more
Meet Rick at The Nature Center

Meet Rick at The Nature Center

The Nature Center is a hidden gem of  Tanque Verde Ranch. With one of our naturalists, experience the desert’s most exciting discoveries of creatures that crawl, slither, run, and soar across the arid terrain.  Marcia, Janys, Carl, and Rick are available to Learn more
150 Years of History – The Story

150 Years of History – The Story

150 Years of History – The Story This year, 2018, is a special year that marks 150 years of history. Tanque Verde Ranch is not only a dude-ranch vacation destination but also a long-living story with an abundance of truthful Learn more
The Dog House’s Dearest – Meet Desiree

The Dog House’s Dearest – Meet Desiree

  We would like to introduce one of Tanque Verde Ranch’s favorite and long-time bartenders, Desiree Bennin. She has been with the ranch since May of 2013. As a native Tucsonan, she embraces the great adventures and beauty that southern Learn more
660 Hooves and 26 Boots – Meet Head Wrangler, Hope

660 Hooves and 26 Boots – Meet Head Wrangler, Hope

660 Hooves and 26 Boots – Meet Head Wrangler, Hope We would like you to meet TVR’s Head Wrangler, Hope Christianson. She has been with Tanque Verde Ranch since June of 2016.  From Sherwood, Oregon, Hope found herself adventuring to Learn more
New Employees to the TVR Crew

New Employees to the TVR Crew

New Employees Left to Right ( Kyle, Michelle, and Terry) As Tanque Verde Ranch grows, we have brought some new employees on board we’d like you to meet! We are excited for what is to come with such a great Learn more
Owner Bob Cote of Tanque Verde Ranch Passes Away

Owner Bob Cote of Tanque Verde Ranch Passes Away

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Cote Elected President of the Dude Ranch Association

Cote Elected President of the Dude Ranch Association

Our very own Rita Cote, general manager at Tanque Verde Ranch, has been elected President of the Dude Ranch Association (DRA). The DRA represents over 100 of the best Dude Ranch and Guest Ranch vacations in the West. It was Learn more
Hello to our Returning General Manager: Rita Cote

Hello to our Returning General Manager: Rita Cote

We are saying farewell to our former General Manager, Jim Bankson, as he moves on to greener pastures, or in his case, bluer waters. After four years at Tanque Verde Ranch and twenty-eight years in the hospitality industry, Jim and Learn more
New Executive Chef in Town: Justin Macy

New Executive Chef in Town: Justin Macy

This February, we are welcoming our new executive chef, Justin Macy. Macy comes from a former position in spa cuisine putting a healthier spin on the traditional western foods served at Tanque Verde Ranch. He will be overseeing the three Learn more
Arrivals and Departures

Arrivals and Departures

Each year we are welcoming new faces to the ranch. But this year, we had to say Adios to The Tanque Verde Sweetheart, LeighAnn Kindberg. LeighAnn found a great opportunity out west, and took the reins and rode. If you Learn more