M12039, or Ranch of the "She Bear," is one of the last great Spanish Haciendas still standing in America. Enjoy "Southwestern" dining in our romantic historic hacienda dining room, secluded outdoor courtyard or under the stars at a cookout! You will enjoy choice cuts of meat, freshly baked breads and special desserts.
The Territorial-style guest quarters are wonderfully serene, simply elegant and perfectly weathered. The magic and spirituality of the ranch is timeless and will touch your soul!
Our ranch is one of the last great Spanish haciendas still standing in America. Its history has been lovingly preserved in the beautiful buildings that rest comfortably in the rolling grasslands of the high Sonoran Desert near Tucson, Arizona.
In the late 17th Century, the fertile Altar Valley was settled by Spanish Jesuit priests. Father Eusebio Francisco Kino and his followers built a mission outpost on the ranch. This building was used for more than a century as an outpost to trade with the local Indians and Mexicans. This rare and historic adobe structure – reputed to be the oldest building in Arizona – still serves as a peaceful gathering place for our guests to mingle and relax.
We are a small, intimate ranch, with only 21 rooms. We have three guest wings made of hand formed adobe block.