Tired of holding corporate meetings and conventions at run-of-the-mill hotels and banquet halls? Make your next annual meeting an unforgettable experience complete with adventure and good old-fashioned Western hospitality at a dude or guest ranch.
The Dude Ranchers' Association just concluded our 89th Annual Convention at Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. Made complete by the type of star treatment that is typical of Western hospitality. From pickup service at the airport, to personally assisted check-in, bag delivery and homemade cuisine, every guest was treated to feel right at home. The DRA is able to help meeting planners and groups plan the perfect meeting, convention or retreat at one of our 100+ accredited, all-encompassing guest ranches across North America. Ranches range from rustic working ranches to luxury resort-style ranches that offer five-star cuisine and spa treatments.
Tanque Verde Ranch is one of America's old time cattle and guest ranches, nestled amongst the Rincon Mountains and adjacent to Saguaro National Park and Coronado National Forest in Arizona. Set amidst 60,000 acres of Tucson's most breathtaking desert landscapes, Tanque Verde Ranch offers a variety of unique activities to enhance travelers’ ranch vacations. Guests can choose from horseback riding, guided hiking and biking, swimming, dancing and fishing, or relaxing with a full host of spa treatments.
True to the spirit of authentic Western hospitality, the convention's programming included plenty of opportunities for fun. There was live musical entertainment from the 2 Lazy 2 Ranch band and a 9-hole scramble golf tournament. To top it all off there was Steve Shaw's Famous Pigeon Rolling Contest, featuring a special breed of pigeons that roll and somersault through the air, all for the benefit of the Dude Ranchers' Association Educational Trust. Consider trading in banquet hall food and sterile walls for five-star cuisine, or maybe a hearty cookout under the stars. Whatever the size of your group there is the perfect ranch location to meet all your needs.