Rancho de la Osa

Arizona USA: (GRAZ10)
URL: http://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/az_rancho_osa.aspx

Introduction
Arizona USA
Rancho de la Osa is located in Sasabe, Arizona, about an hour and a half southwest of Tucson. We are situated on just under 600 acres of high desert grassland and surrounded by nearly 120,000 acres of the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge.

Rancho de la Osa is the most historic ranch in Arizona. A visit with us will allow you to ride trails frequented by U.S. Presidents and legendary figures like Pancho Villa; relax in the same rooms where notables like John Wayne and Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell once stayed; and enjoy a cool drink in the Cantina—the oldest continually occupied building in the state of Arizona. Our ranch offers an unparalleled experience with exceptional food and wine and unmatched hospitality from our staff.

In addition to horseback riding, we offer guided off-road tours, guided fat tire electric bike tours, sport shooting and archery. We also have a sparkling pool for your enjoyment and plenty of quiet, scenic locations for relaxing. Because we are surrounded by the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge, Rancho de la Osa is a prime location for bird watching.
Nestled among huge eucalyptus trees, the lifestyle of the Old Southwest is captured in the 1800’s Hacienda. This elegant building welcomes each guest with a warm and inviting ambience. Furnished with Mexican antiques the Hacienda is a gentle reminder of the fascinating history of Rancho de la Osa.
The territorial-style guest rooms are serene and welcoming, furnished with antiques and vintage furniture. Each of our guest rooms is incredibly unique, both in layout and Southwestern design. All are named after the historical figures that have enhanced the ranch’s colorful history.

Be a part of the history and join us for a truly unique and extraordinary experience.
Single travelers: Love to travel, but enjoy having someone to talk with during meals? Rancho de la Osa is the perfect getaway to relax and rejuvenate while meeting people from around the world. The Ranch is very private and peaceful, which lends itself to rejuvenating your mind and spirit. It is a wonderful place to spend your holidays and never be lonely.

Serving as a Guest Ranch since the 1920’s, Rancho de la Osa became a secluded gathering place for many well-known figures. Past guests include: President Lyndon B. Johnson, Adlai Stevenson, U.S. Supreme Court Justice William 0. Douglas, Hollywood Cowboy, Tom Mix and Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind.

Accomodation

Accommodations
This is a stationary ride, so you will be staying in the same location during the trip.

Description
This is a small, private guest ranch of 19 rooms and it is one of the oldest haciendas in Arizona. All guest rooms are within a short walk from the Hacienda, Cantina, heated pool, and corrals. There are three guest wings made of hand formed adobe block. Sorry, we cannot accommodate pets. Complimentary amenities include: wireless internet, heated pool (open daily until 10:00pm- no lifeguard on duty), in-room coffee, library, horseshoe pit, and croquet.

Room Options
Every guest room has a separate entrance, private bath, and fireplace. All guest rooms are non-smoking. Laundry facilities are possible for an additional fee.


Deluxe:  1 queen bed or 2-3 twin beds


Premium:  1 king bed


Suite:  two adjoining rooms, one with 1 queen or king and the second with 2 twins

Room Occupancy
Triple occupancy is possible.
Single supplement applies if we are unable to find another rider to share.


Meals
All meals are included in this trip from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on the last day. We aim to provide fresh, hearty and healthy meals with a Southwestern influence to honor the ranch’s heritage. Many of our ingredients have traveled only a few yards from our garden to your plate. Our chefs are passionate about their craft and love to prepare meals with creative and tasty selections highlighting Southwestern cuisine. We are known for authentic dining so we’ve collected the best recipes from owners and chefs. Guests meet in the Cantina for a social cocktail hour around 5:00pm every evening, shortly before dinner is served at 6:00pm. Wine, beer and spirits are available for purchase. Wine is available by the glass or bottle. We will also be happy to make you a drink anytime and beverages may be taken to your room. Per our liquor license, alcohol purchased from the ranch may be consumed anywhere on property. If you bring your own alcohol onto the ranch, it may be consumed in your guest room only.

Dietary Restrictions
We are able to cater to all dietary restrictions with prior notice.
 

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding

Riding level
Whether you are an experienced rider or you have never been on a horse, we have something for you! Our wranglers will match you with a horse appropriate to your experience level and lead you on scenic rides. For more experienced riders, loping and trotting can be incorporated into rides where the terrain allows. Lessons are also available.

Daily Schedule
There are 2 scheduled horseback rides per day. We generally run shorter morning rides (about an hour) and longer afternoon rides (2-4 hours), exploring the surrounding area with our experienced and informative wranglers.
Cattle work, guided off-road tours, fat tire electric bike tours, sport shooting, and archery are also offered throughout the week.
All of the above activities are included in the daily rate.

Weight Restrictions
There is no weight restriction for horseback riding.

Horseback riding for children
Horseback riding is available to children 5 years and older. Children 8 years and older may qualify for trotting and loping during rides.

Itinerary

Daily Schedule- subject to changes
8:30am- 9:30am            Breakfast
10:00am-12:30pm         Riding/ activities (ex. sport shooting, archery)
12:30pm- 1:30pm          Lunch
1:30pm- 5:15pm            Afternoon ride/ activities (ex. UTV off-road tour, fat tire bikes, cattle work)
5:15pm- 6:15pm            Happy hour & orientation in the cantina
6:15pm- 7:00pm            Dinner
7:00pm                           Movies/ cantina/ cowboy poetry

Many guests stay for 7 nights at the ranch, but we can offer stays as short as 2 nights. Throughout a single week, we’ll offer a variety of activities including horseback riding, guided off-road tours, fat tire electric bike tours, sport shooting, and archery.

Activities

Scenic Rides
These rides are available to all levels of riders which and last a minimum of 1 hour. These are great for bird watchers as we ride through waist-high grasses, sandy washes, and marshy ponds that attract birds not normally indigenous to the desert. The surrounding Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge is known for its variety of birds, antelope, deer, coyotes, quail, hawks, golden eagles, white egrets, and more.

Fast Rides
For more experienced riders, we can offer trotting and loping during rides where the terrain allows. We’ll check your ability in the arena before heading out on the trail.

Cattle Work
We have a small herd of Criollo cattle, which is a Spanish breed historically significant to Southern Arizona. We offer opportunities to work the cattle in the arena and learning how to sort them and read their body language. We will focus on the history and significance of cattle ranching in the area and give a hands-on taste of ranch life in the desert southwest. We offer cattle work multiple times per week, offering our guests a true western heritage experience.

Lessons (available at extra cost)
During your stay, let our expert wranglers increase your enjoyment and understanding of horseback riding. 

Guided Off-Road Tours
Go on an off-road adventure in one of our UTVs (Utility Task Vehicle). Out guide will take you and up to four other guests on an adventure to the United States-Mexico border, the nearby ghost town ruins of Presumido or to the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge.

Guided Fat Tire Electric Bike Tours
Trade one saddle for another and experience the southwest on a fat tire electric mountain bike. You can peddle on your own or get assistance from a high-powered motor capable of 20 mph speeds. Guided Fat Tire Electric Bike Tours are available to children 12 years and older.

Sport Shooting and Archery
• Clay Pigeon Shooting – with biodegradable targets and special 20 gage semi-automatic shotguns
• 22 Range – We’ll have more than a few bottles and targets to shoot at in a safe location.
• 3D Archery Range – Newly built archery range right on the ranch featuring 3D targets and the latest and greatest equipment.
Sport Shooting is available to children 12 years and older. Some firearms are restricted to children 16 years and older.


Rates and Dates for Rancho de la Osa

Rates include:

Accommodations in deluxe room, all meals, two scheduled trail rides per day, ranch activities (horseback riding, ATV tours, mountain bike tours, shooting)

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescription US$
    A
    20198 day ranch stay, AP (High)$1995
    • Single supplement$140
      Upgrade to premium, pp$175
      Upgrade to suite, pp$350
      Daily rate, standard, dbl$285
      Daily rate, standard, single$305
  • B
    20198 day ranch stay, AP (Mid)$1645
    • Single supplement$175
      Upgrade to premium, pp$175
      Upgrade to suite, pp$350
      Daily rate, standard, dbl$235
      Daily rate, standard, single$260
  • C
    20198 day ranch stay, AP (Low)$1295
    • Single supplement$210
      Upgrade to premium, pp$175
      Upgrade to suite, pp$350
      Daily rate, standard, dbl$185
      Daily rate, standard, single$215
Gratuity:
This trip requires a mandatory gratuity of 15% as requested by the ranch, and it has been applied to your invoice at Hidden Trails and which we will pass in full to the staff at Rancho de la Osa. Thank you!
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Tax 1: 8.1 %

Rates Note:

** Minimum of 3 days 2 nights stay

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy
Gratuity: 15 %
Tax: 8.1 %  

Rates Note:

** Minimum of 3 days 2 nights stay


Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionUS$
2019 Transfer from/to Tucson included with 7 nights stay $0
2019 Transfer from/to Tucson if staying 4-6 nights, per car, roundtrip
- to be paid locally
$185
2019 Transfer from/to Tucson if staying 1-3 nights, per car, roundtrip
- to be paid locally
$225
2019 Kids 4 yrs. old and younger -- FREE $0

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
B 2019 01/02 - 02/16 8d / 7n 8 day ranch stay, AP (Mid) 1 /8 Reserve
A 2019 02/17 - 04/20 8d / 7n 8 day ranch stay, AP (High) 1 /8 Reserve
B 2019 04/21 - 06/15 8d / 7n 8 day ranch stay, AP (Mid) 1 /8 Reserve
C 2019 06/16 - 09/27 8d / 7n 8 day ranch stay, AP (Low) 1 /8 Reserve
B 2019 09/28 - 12/14 8d / 7n 8 day ranch stay, AP (Mid) 1 /8 Reserve
A 2019 12/15 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day ranch stay, AP (High) 1 /8 Reserve

Dates Note: Sold Out Weeks: Feb 16, Mar 29, Apr 4, Jul 19 & Oct 18

Rates do not include:

Alcohol and beverages outside of meal times. Horseback riding lessons available with extra cost. Upgrade to Premium or Suite available with extra cost.

Other Info
Meeting: Sasabe
Airport: Tucson International Airport (TUS)
Transfer: Tucson

Climate:
                                                Sasabe area


Month

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Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

64

67

71

78

86

95

95

93

90

82

72

64

Average Low Temperature (°F)

36

38

41

45

51

61

67

66

61

51

41

36

Average High Temperature (°C)

18

19

22

26

30

35

35

34

32

28

22

18

Average Low Temperature (°C)

2

3

5

7

11

16

19

19

16

11

5

2

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

2

2

2

1

0

0

7

7

4

2

1

3

Source: NOAA


Seasons

With more than 320 days of sunshine a year and night-time stars that shine with unmatched clarity within a coal black sky, Rancho De La Osa is a special place that rejuvenates the spirit and invigorates the soul. Low precipitation and clear, dry air makes Arizona one of the world's most ideal climates year round. While the temperatures are highest in the summer, July and August are also the months with the most rainfall in a region that has almost none!

What To Bring:
This list is only a guideline for you.

Essentials
- Travel documents and Voucher
- Flight tickets
- Passport
- Visa (check with your consulate)

Riding Gear 
- Riding pants or Jodhpurs (used if possible!)
- Riding boots (short) + Minichaps (recommended but not required)
- Riding helmet  (recommended for all trips)
- Riding gloves
- Hat (with chin strip) for sun protection
- Lightweight Rain coat

Personal Clothing
- Jacket or heavy sweater for cool evenings
- Long sleeve shirts
- Jeans
- Shorts
- Underwear and socks
- Sleepwear
- Bag for dirty clothes
- Trekking boots/ comfortable shoes
- Swimsuit 

Additional Things to Bring 
- Personal Toiletries
- Insect protection
- Personal medications
- Sore cream (for the emergency)
- Water Bottle
- Handkerchiefs
- Camera and enough extra films and batteries
- Belt pack
- Address book and pen (for pictures postcards!)
- Sunglasses with strap
- Sun tan lotion and lip balm  

Please note that whole meal times are casual, we do expect guests to dress presentable for dinner and not come to the table in their barn/riding clothes.