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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I'm very impressed with the hospitality and service we received here. It felt like we were family. This was a week long trip. We drove down from Tucson on Sunday and Jenny showed us to our cottage. I immediately felt like I was home from that point on. We went to the 6pm social hour and chatted with the guests...

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Diana N, Owner at Circle Z Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review! We enjoyed introducing you to our ranch and our way of life. George is incredible at matching horse and rider, and we are so happy you enjoyed the riding. We are always happy to help our guests in any way, whether with lessons or getting your laundry!! You are a terrific addition to our...

South Elgin, Illinois
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Where to start? I almost didn't do a review because I selfishly do not want Circle Z to become one of those ranches that caters to the corporate behemoths that kinda ruin the 'homey feel'. Then I realized that Circle Z would never let that happen...the family that owns this ranch will never succumb to the commercial side of life....

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Hood River, Oregon
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Relaxing unplugged trip where the kids got to experience how playing outside is enough and super fun. First experience riding horsesand was the best kind of introduction I could imagine. Highly recommend it. Food was incredible. Service amazing.

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Diana N, Owner at Circle Z Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and thank you for being guests at our ranch! We are thrilled that your first experience on horse back was so positive, your kids did a great job. This is such a wonderful and healthy place for a family vacation. We look forward to welcoming you back as old hands!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona is a three-generation tradition for us. Gamma came here at age 7 in 1926--the opening season. She and Gampa took us here with our then 6-year-old in the '90s, and we returned for several Spring Breaks. Our now 26-year-old, with his two degrees, just returned with us again. But the family-friendliness doesn't make...

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Diana N, Owner at Circle Z Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your beautifully written review! The longevity of your family at the ranch is really remarkable, and we are so fortunate that you can continue to be our guests at the ranch. We hope that Someday soon you will be bringing your Grand children to the ranch to introduce them to our slice of heaven in Patagonia!

Chevy Chase, MD
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Circle Z is a perfect ranch vacation spot. The Lortas and Nashs are so accommodating, and we were made to feel, not only welcome but special. I recommend Circle z to anyone whether traveling alone or with family. It is like joining a big happy family.

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Diana N, Owner at Circle Z Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you Annette for taking the time to review our ranch! It is always a pleasure having you stay with us, and were so glad you could have your family with you this time. You are one the people that makes Circle Z Ranch is such a special place. Thanks for being our friend for so many years!

Peoria, Arizona
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We loved everything about our trip to Circle Z! The food, the staff, the horses and the property were all top notch! We cannot wait to go back to experience this again! The wranglers were wonderful and knowledgable making the trail rides so much fun!

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Diana N, Owner at Circle Z Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our ranch Annette! It is always such a pleasure when you visit, and it was especially nice that your family could join you. You are one of the special guests that help to make the Circle Z a magical place. Thanks for all your years of friendship.

West New York, New Jersey
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Whilst we were planning a round the world trip, avoiding large commercial package type enterprises, my wife, who had only ridden a horse twice some thirty five years ago, said she'd like to stay on a ranch at some stage. As we were determined to experience other countries and cultures at a grass roots level, we found it quite difficult...

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Diana N, Owner at Circle Z Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review of our ranch, and for taking the time to write about your experience. How wonderful to hear that our ranch was a highlight of your world tour. You and Helen were fun, and you helped to brighten our days with your good humor and kindness. We can't wait to see you again!

Tubac, Arizona
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We were fortunate enough to take our son's family here recently: 3 boys ages 15, 9, and 7 for an unbelievable family adventure together. The ranch is celebrating it's 90th year in business and visiting it is like a trip back in time. There are no TV's, no radios, limited Wi-Fi and this alone should be enough of a reason...

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Diana N, Owner at Circle Z Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of our ranch! It is always fun having multi generations of a family visit, and to see the transformation of the kids as they unplug. That is one of the great things about a ranch vacation, that your time spent is much more meaningful than most vacation spots. We look forward to seeing you...

Pawcatuck, Connecticut
Reviewed 17 March 2016

When booking this trip I had no idea of what to expect since I had never been to a horse ranch before. I can say now it was AWESOME! We were picked up at the airport (stress free) brought to the town of Patagonia so we could look around and shop prior to being taken to the ranch. Since we...

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Diana N, Owner at Circle Z Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your heartfelt review of our ranch. We take great pride in our horse herd and treat them as part of our family. It means so much to be able to share the incredible experience of partnering with a horse and the joy that they give to each of our guests. We are so happy that you enjoyed...

Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 14 March 2016

My wife and I had a fantastic stay at the Circle Z Ranch. The Horseback Riding was exhilarating. The scenery was spectacular on the various rides throughout our stay. The hospitality at the Ranch was first class. We felt at home as soon as we arrived.

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We so appreciate your review of our ranch! To read the words "exhilarating" and "spectacular" means so much to us, and providing world class hospitality to a wonderful and fun couple was an honor! We look forward to welcoming you both back to the ranch as "old hands" on your next visit!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Circle Z Ranch is a traditional guest ranch, offering horseback riding on hundreds of miles of trails just outside of Patagonia Arizona. We are an all inclusive ranch, serving 3 delicious meals daily. WE have a tennis court, heated outdoor pool, and a game room. 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. Our historic property is know worldwide for it's birding, beautiful vistas of the desert mountains, and a perennial stream that supports hundreds of species of animals and plant life. Come visit us for a traditional ranch experience in beautiful southwest Arizona. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Circle Z Ranch

Address: 1476 Route 82, Patagonia, AZ 85624
Region: United States > Arizona > Patagonia
Price Range: $226 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Circle z Ranch Hotel Patagonia
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“the rooms and cottages are all nice”
 of 5 bubbles lindaandalann, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They are all good!”
  • A vista from one of our rides.
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“The Hill House is fantastic and we enjoyed the fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles charlesj344, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in Lucia's suite...private and lots of space..and a view free the patio through the trees to Los Corrales...”
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“All rooms r fabulous indeed”
 of 5 bubbles yurimontgomery, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
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