Almost a Half-Million Dollars in Improvements in 2014
Tanque Verde Ranch aims to consistently improve the guest experience year after year. In the beginning of 2014, plans were laid to renovate, remodel and bring several improvements to several locations, facilities, and buildings on-site. The Doghouse Saloon, which was established in 1868 has undergone several remodels and rebuilds over the years. With input from staff and the design and fabrication help of AIS Industries of Tucson, the Doghouse recently underwent a $35,000 facelift during the spring months, but is now ready to one again serve up their famous prickly pear margaritas! Some of the key improvements to the saloon include new deck furniture, fresh paint, new stereo system and hanging glass racks featuring turn-of-the century wagon wheels. Also installed was a complete new stainless back bar featuring two service stations. There draft beer taps and margaritas on taps were relocated and the saloon now features a rustic hanging light fixture made up of over 15 branding irons above the main bar room. Other resort-wide improvements include new roofs on 10 lodging units and installation of high efficiency HVAC units in 14 rooms. There will also be a huge facelift given to the interior of several lodging units. Some of these improvements include new beds for each room, carpet, curtains, furniture, paint and will also be replacing a good portion of the 1950’s vintage windows and sliding glass doors. We are also excited to welcome one dozen new horses, along with brand new catering equipment including a giant BBQ! Five new electric service carts and one people mover were purchased in 2014. By 2015, the ranch will have undergone a complete transition from gas service vehicles, to an electric fleet to help make the ranch environmental friendly and use more sustainable energy. Tanque Verde welcomes you to come experience the ranch in 2014 and experience the new and improved facilities, amenities and meet our new 4-legged friends. Pack your bags and bring the whole family. Kids stay FREE on the Summer Spree package now through August 31. Click here to find out more information.