The ensuing breakfast is the only way to tell whether or not a night at an enchanting resort in the mountains has actually cured you of your fear of muffins. Put transcendence to the test with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a one-night stay and breakfast for two at Tanque Verde Ranch Resort (a $225 value). Today's deal is valid for stays between February 1–March 10, or May 1–August 31, 2011.
Flanked by scenic views of the Rincon Mountains and nestled between Saguaro National Park and the Coronado National Forest, Tanque Verde Ranch is an oasis of leisure and luxury ensconced in 60,000 acres of arid beauty. Lodgers can unwind in cozy rooms of adobe and brick, decorated with rustic yet rich furnishings in historic Southwestern style. Amenities such as indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, full fitness and sports facilities, and a fishing lake ready the body for a robust hike or a sunset horse ride through the unspoiled desert landscape. A breakfast buffet of blueberry pancakes, eggs, and bacon furnishes visitors for a last stroll around the historic 1868 dude ranch while dulling the sting of a parting embrace with a favorite wrangler or handsome cactus.
Tanque Verde Ranch Resort was featured in Inside Tucson Business, and the Travel Channel named it one of the Top 10 Family Vacation Spots. Travelers are also talking, with 130 TripAdvisors giving the ranch an average rating of 4.5 owl eyes.
- City slickers and country folk alike will enjoy their stay at the Tanque Verde Ranch, a family resort aiming to lasso the cowboy outta everyone. Literally meaning "Green Pool," the 640-acre Tanque Verde Ranch is a serene oasis nestled into the Sonoran Desert and adjacent to Saguaro National Park. – Valerie Conners, Travel Channel
- Tanque Verde is the only vacation resort that I keep going back to. The food is fantastic and plentiful, the dessert table at lunch is to die for. The breakfast rides and cowboy cookouts are wonderful. – Mugsie25, TripAdvisor