Tanque Verde Ranch vs Santa Rita Lodge

Both Tanque Verde Ranch and Santa Rita Lodge are rated very highly by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Tanque Verde Ranch scores significantly higher than Santa Rita Lodge. Tanque Verde Ranch is ranked #7 in Tucson with positive reviews from 8 reviewers like Rough Guide, Oyster and Star Service.

Tanque Verde Ranch
Tanque Verde Ranch
8 / 10
14301 East Speedway Road, Tucson, AZ 85748
From $365 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's Frommer's
"Want to spend long days in the saddle but don't want to give up resort luxuries? Then Tanque Verde Ranch, which was founded in 1868 and still has some of its original buildings, is for you." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"The most upscale of Tucson's guest ranches and one of the oldest in the country, the Tanque Verde sits on 640 beautiful acres in the Rincon Mountains next to Saguaro National Park East." Full review
Oyster Oyster
"This rustic, all-inclusive resort is a quintessential Western dude ranch surrounded by miles of gorgeous mountains and desert." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"An upscale, 60,000-acre resort near Tucson, Tanque Verde is best visited in spring or fall, when temperatures are cooler and the desert more lush." Full review
Rough Guide Rough Guide
"Arizona most authentic dude ranch, an irresistibly romantic, 400-acre spread adjoining Saguaro National Park twenty miles east of downtown."
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Santa Rita Lodge
7 / 10
1218 S. Madera Canyon Road, Madera Canyon, AZ 85614
From $0 /night
  • Free Internet
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchenette
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator
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Frommer's Frommer's
"This lodge in the shady depths of Madera Canyon is used primarily by bird-watchers and hikers, and although the rooms are not as nice as those at the Chuparosa Inn, the birding is as good as it gets." Full review
New York Times New York Times
"At the Santa Rita Lodge in the largely undeveloped canyon, I checked into a creekside casita ($160) and was asked to keep my showers short because of the drought"