Rancho de la Osa

Rancho de la Osa is set in the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Reserve on the Mexican border and steeped in history dating back to the early 1700’s when it was a mission outpost, serving as a place of worship as well as a trading post and an inn for travellers.
Colonel William Sturgis, a cattle baron, purchased the property in the late 1800’s and the great Hacienda was built. Rancho de la Osa started to accept guests as early as 1926 and has welcomed politicians and Hollywood celebrities such as Joan Crawford and Margaret Mitchell (Author of Gone with The Wind).
A frequent guest to the ranch was John Wayne, and his favourite room is still in use today.

The ranch offers 18 unique rooms, many named after the politicians or celebrities that have stayed in them before, including Zane Grey Retreat, The Pancho Villa, William O. Douglas Chamber and the ‘Gone with The Wind Room’. The décor is typical of a Mexican Hacienda, with sponge painted effect walls, embroidered bedspreads and hand-crafted furniture.

The expert wranglers at the ranch will outfit you with riding equipment and your own horse and riding is suitable for experienced riders as well as those that have never ridden a horse before. Rides are guided and tailored to your ability and vary from scenic walking rides to exhilarating fast rides. You can join team penning events, moving cattle around the arena, join a cattle drive or take private lessons to hone your horsemanship skills.

There are many other activities available besides riding, such as guided fat tyre electric bike tours through the desert and surrounding hills.
Or why not try your hand at clay pigeon shooting or archery on the 3D archery range. Guided hikes and mountain climbing, bird watching or just relaxing in the pool or hot tub are a few more of the activities available at Rancho de la Osa.


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Travel Information

Departure Airports:
  • London Heathrow
  • Manchester
  • Glasgow
Arrival Airport:
  • Sky Harbor International
  • Tucson International
Flight Time:
  • Sky Harbor International, 10 Hours
  • Tucson International, 13 Hours
  • From Sky Harbor International airport, 3 hrs
  • From Tucson International airport, 1 hr 30 mins


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