2015 Awards featuring Conde Nast


It has been a monumental year for Tanque Verde Ranch, and that isn’t just a personal opinion. 2015 has been one of the most awarded years in history of The Ranch on behalf of loyal, satisfied guests. Awards ranging in categories from weddings, family travel, and just reader’s choice awards have put Tanque Verde Ranch amongst some of the most noteworthy vacations spots in the world.

In the past year Tanque Verde Ranch has been nominated; Top 10 North American Ranch Vacations, two awards of excellence, Best of Weddings, which led to nomination into the Hall of Fame, by The Knot, and Best Outdoor Reception Venue by Arizona Bride Magazine.

“We are always honored to be nominated by the readers for these great awards along with some other fantastic properties,” said Mary Ellen McBee, Catering Sales Manager at Tanque Verde Ranch. “The fact that we won for Best Outdoor Wedding Venue is a testament to the incredible property we have with so many great outdoor locations for these amazing celebrations.”

The ranch employees consider nominations such as this as a personal accolade.

“There is no comparison to be recognized by the guests of Tanque Verde Ranch in reader’s polls,” General Manager Jim Bankson.

Possibly the most noteworthy reader’s polls that The Ranch has been recognized in, is the Top 25 Resorts & the Southwest in the Reader’s Choice Awards 2015 by Conde Nast Traveler.

Conde Nast is a worldly established magazine with publications based out of the United States, The United Kingdom and Spain. Upon visiting their website you can find anything from The Best Global Noodle Dishes, to the Top 10 Resorts in the Midwest, which mentions our sister resort, Grand View Lodge.

According to Condé Nast Traveler, these awards reflect the combined opinions of 80,000 readers world-wide rating the cities, islands and hotels they visited in the past year, along with the airlines and cruise ships they traveled with. Stretching across the Southwest, Tanque Verde Ranch, is among a list that profiles the country’s best places to stay, including the Lake Austin Spa Resort, Enchantment Resort, and Travaasa Austin.

The unique Tanque Verde Ranch offers an authentic feel true to old time Southwestern lifestyle, cuisine, and lodging with a modern twist. The Ranch is a part of the Dude Ranch Association and is registered as a historical monument with a rich history going as far back as the Pima Indians. In 1957, Brownie Cote purchased The Ranch property and expanded on the existing operation and developed the property into a combination of classic Western Dude Ranch and world-class resort. It offers year-round indoor and outdoor amenities that will keep you busy day in and day out. Tanque Verde Ranch is home to over 200 horses, and nestled into 60,000 acres of the breathtaking landscapes through which they offer horse rides, hikes and mountain biking. Cool down options are necessary in the dessert of Arizona, choose from the indoor or outdoor pool, both available year-round.

Tanque Verde presents a picturesque view that sets the scene for any special event or wedding, you’re guests will hardly believe their eyes.

We are excited about the awards we have been granted with in 2015, and hope 2016 brings many more!