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Get the Family Out and Horsing Around!

Nestled in the Patagonia and Santa Rita mountains at 4,000 feet lies the Circle Z Ranch. In operation as a guest ranch for 89 years, these expert wranglers know how to create a welcoming and fun environment for families. Known for its fine trail horses, daily rides through the desert landscape, and fun family activities Circle Z Ranch was created for families to enjoy some quality time together doing something they love. Whether you have been riding your whole life, or want to try something new their expert wranglers will give you a safe and fun ride each day of your vacation. When you aren't out riding, spend some time relaxing by the pool, play a game of tennis, hiking, birding, golf (nearby), and much more! Delicious meals and personal service are also included in this all inclusive getaway!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 18 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Patagonia
  • Nearby Water Sonoita Creek and Patagonia Lake
  • Open Dates Oct 25 to Apr 30


When you come to Circle Z Ranch, you can be sure everything is taken care of. With a fully furnished Spanish style Adobe cottage, including all the comforts of home, you can rest easy and night, and enjoy the family fun during the day. Head out on horseback for a daily ride, relax at the pool with a book, take a hike to explore, or stay up for Astronomy Night. All the fun is included in your stay!


Looking for the ultimate family vacation? Look no further than Circle Z Ranch, where the rustic desert countryside meets the historic Spanish style Adobe guest cottages for a comfortable taste of the Wild West. Put on your cowboy boots for a morning horse back ride, relax by the pool, check out the cantina for some adult beverages, or indulge in a family home cooked meal. You will make nothing but everlasting memories here!


The nature enthusiast is sure to learn something new at Circle Z Ranch. Here, every week you can enjoy learning about the unique landscape that surrounds you with Vincent Pinto. He has years of experience and can help enhance the world around you. Join in for Astronomy Night, where you can learn about the stars that you can see so clearly. There is so much to explore!!


Get away from the hustle and bustle with a relaxing Arizona vacation for two. Cozy Spanish style cottages will keep you comfortable, and daily horseback rides will be something to share. Spend time together relaxing by the outdoor pool, enjoy the home cooked food, or stay up late for Astronomy Night and watch the stars. Reconnect within nature at the all inclusive Circle Z Ranch.


Start here, and walk where many have been before. Circle Z Ranch has been in operation since 1926 and with that comes years of stories to entertain you with! Venture over to the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum where you can find the complete natural history of the region. This is the perfect place for the history buff to explore the Wild West!


Say "I do" then come on out to Circle Z Ranch and say "howdy"! This Dude Ranch getaway pairs the great outdoor with modern conveniences. Enjoy daily horseback rides together, nature walks, the outdoor pool, tennis, home cooked meals and much more! For those couples that want the serene natural wonders and a bit of the adventure, Circle Z Ranch is the place for you to start your lives together!

Dude Ranch

Circle Z Ranch is a traditional Dude Ranch, where personalized hospitality, over one hundred horses, daily rides, home cooked meals, and Spanish style Adobe cottages all create a fun and exciting family atmosphere. Enjoy everything the ranch has to offer with an outdoor pool, plenty of sleeping space and of course, lots of wide open wilderness.

  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Cribs
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Horse Stables
  • Library
  • Roll-Away Bed(s)
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Patio
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
  • Basketball
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wineries
  • Bird Watching
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Shuttle Service
  • Laundry Facilities
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Nearest Airports

  • Nogales International Airport (NOG) / 21.2 miles
  • Sierra Vista Municipal Libby Army Air Field (FHU) / 28.6 miles
  • Tucson International Airport (TUS) / 43.1 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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This property is ranked number 3 on Top Arizona Guest Ranches. Read about it here.