"Thousands of acres of the most scenic horseback riding in Southern Arizona. The Circle Z Ranch offers all inclusive ranch vacations; 3 delicious meals/day, horseback riding, tennis, game room, heated outdoor pool, hiking, bird watching, campfires, cookouts, nature walks and guided star gazing.
Relax in one of our seven adobe cottages, meticulously detailed for your stay. There are accommodations for singles, couples and families, and our cottages are furnished in colorful southwestern decor. You will find all the comforts of home with new mattresses, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, and private entrances.
Our fine dining will satisfy the most discerning tastes. Our gardens provide fresh vegetables during most of the season. Ranch raised beef, locally raised pork and lamb, all prepared to perfection by our chefs. Fresh baked breads, pastries, and cookies will greet you each day of your stay.
Our horseback riding program is well known for the diversity of trails and excellent horses. Many of our horses are bred and trained right here on the ranch, and our expert wranglers will guide you along hundreds of miles of horseback riding trails. You will explore lush riparian areas, beautiful canyons, and high grass valleys. The Sky Islands of Southern Arizona are among the most diverse in the world, supporting hundreds of species of birds, animals, and plant life.
Owned by the Nash family since 1976, our down to earth style is reflected in the preservation of our property and traditions. We have hosted families for reunions and anniversaries, couples seeking a new adventure, and singles who like to explore the beauty of the desert. The social fabric of our ranch runs deep, as we have entertained generations of guests from around the world. You will be welcomed by a friendly and eager staff, and will quickly become a part of the Circle Z family. Come and join us for an old-time, but not old fashioned, dude ranch vacation.
Seven historic Spanish-style adobe guest cottages dot the plateau on which the Circle Z lies. Accommodations vary from individual rooms to suites with living rooms or entirely private cottages, each reflecting Southwestern charm.
All have individually controlled heat and outside entrances onto a porch or patio. New this season are refrigerators, irons and blow dryers in all the cottages.
Riding on an endless variety of trails on outstanding horses is the main focus at the Circle Z Ranch. With seven expert wranglers, we take pride in being able to cater to our guests individual needs. We can ride in all directions from the ranch on hundreds of miles of trails through private, state, and federal lands. Each ride lets you explore different landscapes through colorful rock canyons, dramatic mountains, rolling range land, or along the refreshing and ever-flowing Sonoita Creek.
Aside from our horseback riding adventures, there are many fun activities at the Circle Z. We offer a weekly nature program and astronomy night, plus our property is a world renowned birding site. Every evening we have social hour in our Cantina, with live entertainment on Saturdays. There are campfire nights with s’mores, and twice weekly cook-out rides. Our new Game Room has billiards, foosball, ping pong, basketball and board games. Our tennis court is newly resurfaced, and our outdoor pool is always open. Not to mention the nearby towns that offer shopping, wine tastings, cavern exploring, and historic tours. There is never nothing to do at the Circle Z!