Top 5 Reasons to Visit Tanque Verde Ranch This Fall
As summer comes to an end, busy schedules start – but there is still time for that perfect getaway. Here are the Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Ranch This Fall.
#5 – Weather
With summer coming to an end, the hot sun tends to calm down a bit, allowing for the weather to be perfect. Still enjoy the warmth without being overwhelmed by the beating, harsh summer sun. It is the prime time to enjoy the outdoor pool – open 24/7 – among many other things.
Enjoy the sites of Mt. Lemmon, Mica Mountain, and the National Saguaro Forest while you are walking, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The weather will welcome longer days for activity fun. All while soaking in a bearable amount of Vitamin D. However, just because the sun is a bit calmer does not mean it’s safe. We encourage use of sunscreen and drinking lots, and lots, and lots of water.
#4 – Activity Schedule Boost
The Summer Activities Schedule for outdoor activities are mainly focused in the mornings and evenings because of heat and for the safety of our guests, staff, and horses. With the decreased heat throughout the fall and into winter activities will begin to grow throughout the entire day. Meaning there is way more time for MORE THINGS TO DO throughout your days at Tanque Verde Ranch. Start with a morning Breakfast Ride on horseback, take a mid-day hike, and then enjoy an evening desert Sunset Ride with a possible mountain bike ride somewhere in between.
#3 – Prime Time for a Quick Getaway (Rise and Dine, 3 Squares & a Bed)
With the ending of the Summer season comes back to school, sports, and busy schedules! With the kids back to school, why not escape for a quick, getaway weekend? Lucky for you, during this time, Tanque Verde Ranch offers two great packages for the quick retreat.
Are you looking for a good nights rest and ample meal? Stay on the Rise and Dine package. If you decide to stick around for some fun, we always have an a la carte menu for you to explore. Bike ride, horseback riding, visits to the spa, or nature hike, you can add it to your Rise and Dine package at any time.
If you are seeking a simple food and lodging experience, 3 Squares and a Bed is the ideal package. Delight in cozy lodging with three delicious meals daily. Pick out your day’s activities a la carte menu as you please or drive to town and take in some of the great experiences Tucson has to offer. There is no pressure on this package. Indulge your vacation to the max with Three Squares and a Bed.
With both packages, you enjoy the surrounding beauty and atmosphere the Ranch provides. Take a dip in our pools during the day and soak in the hot tub while looking at the desert starry sky by night. Explore the beautiful, cactus-filled grounds and visit all the horses. They’d like to say hello!
#2 – Jeep Tours
The Jeep Tours by Trail Dust Road Tours at Tanque Verde Ranch have been a hit this summer! With that, they are staying throughout the early fall months. Depart from Tanque Verde Ranch and ride up Mt. Lemmon in an open-air jeep. This ‘add-on’ experience is more than just a ride, but a hiking and site-seeing undertaking of the desert mountains to a whole new level. It is the perfect experience for that quick getaway at the Ranch.
Be part of the energetic jaunt of your jeep climbing up 7,000 feet on the Mt. Lemmon Highway for about 34 miles sightseeing all the rocky desert terrain from a paved highway. Take in breathtaking sites of tall cliffs, mountains, cacti, wildlife, and more. Once you reach the top of Mt. Lemmon, where on average it is 20 degrees cooler, hang out in the small town of Summerhaven, where you can take in the picturesque beauty and visit the quaint little general store and gift shop and wander off on some hiking trails. You may also choose to join one of our hiking guides for a 90 -minute informative hike around the mountain. Here, you can expect to learn everything from desert wildlife to the history of Mt. Lemmon and more. After, meet up for a late lunch provided by the Ranch while enjoying the scenic views together. Hop back in your jeep for the trek home and take advantage of the several stops on the way back down the mountain to snap some everlasting memories and for some fantastic photo opportunities. Be sure to bring a light jacket or sweater as the weather can turn a bit chilly in the fall. Read more about TVR’s jeep tours here.
The jeep tours will only be available a few weeks into the fall. However, you can expect the return on jeep tours in the late spring through next summer.
#1 – Wellness Month
Every year in October we offer our Wellness Month Package. The best reason to visit the Ranch in the fall by far. The package provides a variety of new activities in addition to all daily activities. Take on off-site mountain biking, mountain hiking, yoga, and new this year, 20% off ALL spa services. Not only are the activities enhanced for our Wellness guests but also the food choices are incredible—AND some healthy options are available as well each day!
We encourage you to come and experience the health-inspired Wellness Month package. Our activities will keep you on your toes and keep you active. Make the right decision, the healthy choice! Of course, the option is yours, if you choose to indulge— it’s your vacation.
See you in October!