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Cody, Wyoming
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

We were a small group of three women 2 of whom own their own dude ranches. We were so happy with the riding and the friendly atmosphere at the ranch. The views on the lunch ride and all day ride are amazing we did not know the desert had so much to offer. Horses are well cared for and very... More 

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This was my first dude ranch experience. We went with extended family ranging from grandparents to grandkids. Everyone had a great time and wants to do it again. Sonoran desert: The locale exceeded my expectations and was an added bonus. I'd never visted this part of the country. I learned that as deserts to, the Sonora is a vibrant place... More 

2 Thank Andrew R
Oceanside, California
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Plodding, regimented, nose-to-tail rides administered by self-important wranglers. The rooms and the food are OK but not up to the standard of other ranches. Some great views from the mountain ridges but, on the whole, not much fun.

Thank rjk376
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Looking forward to another Elkhorn Ranch visit with my 9 year old daughter and my mother! I have been coming to Elkhorn ever since I was a child. It's where I learned to ride horses. The ranch really is a home away from home. It is the ideal place to bring your family for outdoor recreation in a beautifully remote... More 

1 Thank SrVago
Evanston, IL
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88 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

This is a revisit, so a somewhat shorter review. For my more in-depth commentary, see my December 2014 TripAdvisor review here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60950-d1900844-r244692087-Elkhorn_Ranch-Tucson_Arizona.html This was our second week-long stay at Elkhorn. We made our first trip in December 2014, and liked the ranch enough that we wanted to return. Every minute of our February 2016 visit lived up to the expectations... More 

2 Thank Steve D
Flagstaff, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2016

After spending a week painting the landscape of Elkhorn Ranch, I was amazed by the multitude of possible compositions to explore. Each time of day offered something different. From my cabin porch I could watch the early, soft morning light on the surrounding mountains as long shadows began to stretch and redesign the view. Mid day painting excursions included desert... More 

1 Thank TCStudio
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Just back from another great week of unplugged bliss, riding horses and simply lolling about at Elkhorn Ranch. My grandparents came every spring from the 1950s up through the '70s and they got my brother & me hooked when we were kids. And I now crave being there so much that I've been coming almost every year for the better... More 

5 Thank 4real4ever
Naperville, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

This is my family's favorite vacation -- both restful and adventurous, comfortable but not pretentious or fussy, great food, friendly family owned atmosphere but very professional and well managed, beautiful scenery, interesting plants and animals -- it's the perfect escape from our normal hectic 'city' lifestyle. And, you don't have to be a horse owner or experienced rider, the guides... More 

5 Thank Lori J
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Thank you Charley and Mary and the entire crew at Elkhorn for an absolutely wonderful week over spring break. The food, the wranglers, the rides, the hikes, and everything else was fantastic. For anyone (family or singles or couples) wanting to get away from the rat race, getting "off grid" at Elkhorn and enjoying the beauty of the desert and... More 

2 Thank Antony B
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93 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Tucked in between two mountains, just off a high plaine, in the beautiful Southwest Arizona country-side is Elkhorn Ranch. Elkhorn is family run and hosts a limited number of guests; accordingly, staff attention is friendly and superb. The guests also get to know each other and many are repeaters. The ranch property is PEACEFUL and the stars at night amazing.... More 

3 Thank richard l

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Elkhorn Ranch lies 51 miles southwest of Tucson, in a valley where mountains and desert meet. Since 1945, the Miller family has owned and operated the ranch, offering exceptional riding and living for thirty-two guests. Riding is the main interest with gentle or loping rides through the desert and vigorous trips up through the mountains. With seventy head of horses, the right horse can be yours throughout your visit. Come enjoy the Arizona sunshine! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elkhorn Ranch

Address: 27000 W Elkhorn Ranch Rd, Tucson, AZ 85736-1005
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Number of rooms: 20
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“It depends what you want; speak to the Ranch.”
 of 5 bubbles 516richardl, 26 Mar 2015 | Read review
“A computer room has wifi, as well as a computer for guests. The skies are not light-polluted, so the star-gazing is fabulous. The birding opportunities are also very good. The ranch's extensive and varied library is also a good resource.”
 of 5 bubbles sorendog, 16 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All three casitias I saw were wonderful and spacious, quiet, with desert views, even bird feeders and bird baths!”
 of 5 bubbles 151KarenK, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“From what I saw, all the rooms were great.”
 of 5 bubbles mountaingirl1967, 1 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Various unique casitas are surrounded by desert landscaping providing quiet and secluded personal areas with comfortable sleeping, all in an interesting desert environment. Easy access to dining and riding areas with short walks between dining, rooms, horses, pool. Views everywhere!”
 of 5 bubbles Soloseniorexplorer, 14 Jul 2014 | Read review
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