Guest Rooms 59
King Rooms 33
Check in 3:00 PM
Check out 11:00 AM
Smoking rooms No
Pets allowed Yes
Self parking Complimentary
Valet parking Complimentary
Seasonal Rates: High Low Shoulder
Number of Meeting Rooms 8
Ideal Group Size 100
Max Group Size 120
Resort Fee none
Room Tax 12.05
Sales Tax 6.1
Tucson Intl Airport
25 min 16 miles (26 km)
Between meetings and social events, guests may indulge in rejuvenation spa services or soak in the scenery on foot or by horseback without leaving the property! Organic massages may be enjoyed in the comfort of a new Catalina Guest room or an intimate Hacienda Spa Suite with a decadent body treatment or Vegan nail service. Tucson's historic Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort is a meeting destination that inspires creative thought, relaxed collaboration, and invigorating social opportunities. We are located near art galleries, shopping, hiking trails, attractions, and nightlife.
Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch and Resort Exemplifies UNESCO's World City of Gastronomy Designation
Posted July 31, 2016
The historic guest ranch resort offers classic favorites and original creations
Classically trained and regionally experienced Chef Bruce Yim leads
a team of brilliant culinary minds and hands at the helm of Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch
Resort’s award winning restaurant The Grill, Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge, and catering
kitchen. He, Chef de Cuisine David Solorzano, Sous Chef Carlos Cuestas, and Banquet Chef
Aron Fonte, incorporate ingredients and ideas inspired by the bounty from the on-site organic
garden (inspired by Dr. Andrew Weil, designed and nurtured by owner/partner Jeff Timan) and
the herbs and citrus grown throughout the Resort’s 34 acres to present a unique selection of
New American Cuisine to diners and event guests.
The Global Alliance’s Creative Cities Network, a UNESCO program, designated Tucson as
the 2016 City of Gastronomy due, in large part, to the region’s 4,000 year agricultural history
and current practices to preserve and support culinary tradition and industry. Tucson is the
first U.S. city to receive this prestigious designation. Long prior to Tucson’s addition to the
UNESCO Creative Cities Network program, Chef Bruce and the Hacienda Del Sol culinary
team were sourcing ingredients and inspiration locally and seasonally to introduce guests to
and comfort them with the their unique New American Cuisine often accented with exotic
twists. “It is incredibly important to us that we source as many ingredients as we can locally,”
states Chef Bruce. “We communicate with the farms around us to find ingredients that are
in season and freshly harvested. We are always pushing the envelope to give the guest an
experience beyond what they are expecting.”
Hacienda chefs’ creativity and alignment with the UNESCO principles can be experienced
through the many dishes that balance the exotic with local, warm with cold, sweet with sour,
and acidic with basic. Such balance is showcased in The Grill’s dishes like Crispy Confit
Chicken, a dizzyingly delightful take on fried chicken featuring confit chicken legs braised with
fat, rosemary, garlic, thyme and sage, cured for hours then deep fried and seasoned to order
with Espelette and garnished with pickled ramps. Other favorites have included a delectable
Marinated Hamachi (Pacific yellowtail), served with a fennel puree, garnished with shaved
fennel, orange Supremes and lemon jelly; or Striped Bass Meuniere dressed in parsley lemon
butter and accompanied by rice Pilaf, confit tomato, and Heirloom cauliflower. While Chef
Bruce and his team recreate the menu based on the season and finely tuned whim, year-round
traditional indulgences like the grilled New York Steak and Rack of Lamb are mainstays.
Offering homage to local flavors, Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge menu offers a hearty and rich
Wagyu beef burger, complimented with roasted chilies, apple wood smoked bacon, organic
lettuce, local tomatoes, red onion, and garlic aioli; and the Terraza Turkey sandwich featuring
apple wood smoked bacon, local tomato, butter lettuce, and chipotle aioli. In fact, locally grown
ingredients are featured throughout the menu including herbs and citrus fruit harvested from
the Hacienda Del Sol Chef’s Garden and around the resort’s grounds.
While the recent multi-million dollar expansion of the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
added 32 guest rooms and amenities to enhance the guest experience, so were tools to
enhance diners’ experiences. A Rationale double oven – “The Mercedes-Benz of ovens”
according to Yim – was installed to ensure banquet (wedding, meeting, conference) guests also
receive an elevated culinary experience. “This oven allows us to be more creative and complex
with banquet dishes and ensure that each dish is served at the ideal temperature and at its peak
of freshness,” commented Chef Bruce.
Hacienda dining venues are locally and nationally lauded, having received kudos including the
AAA Four Diamond Award, and from Tucson Lifestyle Magazine: “Top Five Restaurant,” “Best
Brunch,” “Best Romantic Dining,” “Best Wine List,” “Best Dining with a View,” “Best Restaurant
for Out-Of-Town Guests,” and “Best Longtime Favorite.”
Not to be outshone, the Hacienda Del Sol wine cellar delivers palate pleasing liquid luxury with
over 900 labels and 6000 bottles of wine hand selected by the Resort’s owners and Director
of Wine and Spirits, John Kulikowski. With origins ranging from the Bio Bio Valley to Bordeaux,
Argentina to Spain and Arizona to Main, the expertly chosen, presented, and paired vintages
have earned the Hacienda “The Award of Ultimate Distinction” by Wine Enthusiasts Magazine
and “Best Of Award of Excellence” designation from Wine Spectator for 16 consecutive years.
There is the possibility of connoisseurs of the fermented fruit, grain, and berry becoming
blissfully lost in the wine list for years at Hacienda Del Sol. However, one is encouraged to look
past the grape to the veritable cornucopia of beers, liquors, and expertly crafted cocktails
presented by Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge mixologists. From Michigan’s J.K.’s Scrumpy hard
apple cider to a variety of Arizona born IPAs and microbrews including Tucson’s Barrio Rojo,
cider and hops are well represented. Similarly a variety of Rye Whiskey and decadent Single
Malt Scotches from 12 to 21 years old will tempt one with a penchant for the smooth warmth of
the grain-derived gold. Guests with an appetite for an expertly blended concoction will enjoy
treats like the Dudley Do-Wrong with Crown Royal Canadian Rye, Carpano Sweet Vermouth
Bitters, and Luxardo Cherry; the Chipotle-Cilantro Margarita with Blanco Tequila, Hacienda
Sweet ‘n’ Sour chipotle puree, fresh cilantro, agave nectar, and Triple Sec on the rocks; or a
classic Manhattan, Moscow Mule, or Old Fashioned.
Guests come for the food, stay for the wine, and return for the views and ambiance or any
combination therein. Hacienda Del Sol’s culinary experience has long offered a taste of the
region with accents of the exotic that never fails to satisfy and exceed expectations.
History of Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
In 1929, John and Helen Murphey created Hacienda del Sol, a desert retreat and “home away
from home” ranch school for girls. The prestigious school’s roster boasted some of the country’s
most elite families: Vanderbilt, Pillsbury and Westinghouse, to name a few. In 1948, Hacienda
del Sol was converted into a guest ranch that immediately attracted the Silver Screen’s most
notable stars, among them John Wayne and Clark Gable. Legend has it that Hacienda’s Casita
Grande was the favorite hideaway of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Professional
baseball players Lou Boudreau, Hank Greenberg and well known golfers, Sam Snead, Horton
Smith, John Bulla and Don January enjoyed the ranch in the 1940’s. In 1995, Hacienda del Sol was
purchased by a group of local investors and became the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort.
Today, the story continues, with simple pleasures, subtle beauty and charming hospitality at this
classic Arizona resort – lovingly renovated to preserve its historic roots and expanded to meet
the needs of local customers and world travelers who long for a genuine and luxurious Tucson
experience. “We want people to enjoy the sense of place here,” said Tom Firth, managing
partner. “My partners and I want nothing more than to make guests who visit feel they are
pampered and welcomed – just as if they have come to our home.”
About Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Hacienda Del Sol is a qualified member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of
the National Trust for Historic Preservation® which recognizes and celebrates our country’s
finest Historic Hotels. It is also a member of the Preferred Hotels and Resorts Lifestyle
Collection, which represents premier global properties that offer engaging stays and
memorable moments. All guests of The Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort are eligible to
enroll in the iPrefer guest loyalty program, which extends points redeemable for cash-value
Reward Certificates, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary Internet to
members upon every stay at more than 550 participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts locations
This historic property has been honored with numerous awards and features from National
Geographic, Zagat Survey, Sunset Magazine, American Historic Inns, Travel & Leisure Magazine
and several top local awards including “Best Place for Out-of-Town Visitors” and “Top Five
Restaurants,” to name a few. The Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort is committed to
providing guests with an authentic southwestern experience in the beautiful foothills of the
Santa Catalina Mountains of Tucson. Travelers from around the world choose the Hacienda
because of its rich history, unique ambiance, lovely botanical gardens, natural landscape and
central location. The friendliness of the staff and their genuine desire to engage and please
each guests is the reason so many return. For more than 20 years, the owners of the Hacienda
have worked tirelessly to restore the 86-year-old property to its original splendor and have
succeeded in creating a guest ranch resort that is warm, charming and luxurious.
The Spa at Hacienda del Sol Soothes the Soul and Pampers the Body with Organic Massages, Facials, and Body Treatments
Posted June 30, 2016
Spa experiences incorporate Eminence Organic Skin Care products, essential oils and vegan, non-toxic nail products to be enjoyed in the comfort of most guest rooms or a relaxing spa suite
Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort does spa differently. At the historic, luxury boutique resort situated in the foothills of the stunning Santa Catalina
Mountains, guests may indulge in the ultimate self-pampering with the greatest of ease. The Spa at Hacienda Del Sol’s thoughtfully developed, signature massages, facial or body treatments may be experienced in the comfort of a guest’s room, under the spectacular vistas of private guest-room patios, or within the relaxing walls of the spa studio suites. Couples or companions may enjoy spa experiences solo or within reach of one another during couples’
Each of the Resort’s 32 new Catalina Guest Rooms was designed to comfortably and conveniently accommodate individual or couples’ massage and body treatments. After an
indulgent treatment guests may fall into the folds of an uber-comfy bed to relax, nap, and absorb the benefits of the pampering.
The newest addition to The Spa at Hacienda Del Sol’s service menu is the Vegan Dazzle Dry nail system used for manicures and pedicures. The Arizona-based Dazzle Dry nail system contains NO Formaldehyde, DBP, Toluene or Camphor. Non-toxic and immeasurably safer for use than many systems, the product dries in five minutes, lasts well, and does not require use of a UV light to set.
Guests and visitors of every age and penchant will find a massage, body treatment, facial, or nail service professionally and mindfully administered by The Spa at Hacienda Del Sol to be the perfect, healthful indulgence for the mind, body, and soul.
“Most people are aware of the relaxation benefits massage offers, but it can be therapeutic, as well,” states Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D., renown healthy lifestyle expert and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. “... but to gain its full benefit, you need to surrender your body, and have faith in the touch of a skilled therapist.”
The Spa at Hacienda Del Sol guests looking to indulge in regionally inspired pampering will enjoy the Sonoran Soother massage. This gentle treatment promotes relaxation of the body and mind, increases circulation, eases tired muscles, reduces stress and promotes health and well-being. 60 min $135, 90 min $185.
Gain understanding of why desert creatures lounge on sun-warmed rocks with an expertly delivered Desert Hot Stone Massage. Enjoy soothing, water-warmed stones applied to the body to relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation. The Desert Hot Stone treatment can be combined with a Swedish or deep tissue massage to ensure an unsurpassed level of relaxation. 60 min $150, 90 min $200. (Hot Stone massages are not available in-room.) Developed for spa-goers with anything but ‘taking it easy’ in mind for their vacation, Hacienda Deep Tissue/Sports massage is perfect for our hiking, cycling, running and climbing guests. An invigorating blend of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus certified therapeutic essential oils are expertly applied with focus on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints.) This therapeutic massage will bring an active body back into
balance, relieve muscle pain, and reduce inflammation and muscle spasms. With guest permission, some light, glorious stretching may be applied. 60 min $150, 90 min $200.
Women relaxing for two will enjoy our gentle Prenatal Massage. The perfect escape for mothers-to-be, our certified therapists ensure comfort during this massage with our unique bolstering system that incorporates customized placement of soft pillows. Prenatal services are customized to help treat inflammation and swelling and relieve tension. 60 min $135, 90 min $185. Opt to experience some exotic ancient healing in the heart of the Sonoran Desert of today with a Reflexology treatment. This Asian and Egyptian-influenced treatment incorporates relaxation techniques and compression of specific pressure points on the body. Certified therapeutic grade essential oils including a blissful citrus blend with wild orange, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, tangerine, and Clementine with a hint of vanilla absolute or a relaxation blend of lavender, marjoram, roman chamomile, and Ylang Ylang with the warming aromas of Hawaiian sandalwood and vanilla bean may be integrated to help relieve ailments or tension. The Reflexology treatment is ideal for those seeking total relaxation and relief but not a full body treatment. 30 min $85, 60 min $135.
The Spa at Hacienda Del Sol’s body treatments invigorate the senses and offer targeted, healing treatment to the largest organ of your body that also serves as your front line against the elements – your skin! Taking the cue from many of the Earth’s four-legged inhabitants, ancient people discovered the healing properties of a good mud bath. Enjoy the myriad benefits of a “clean” mud bath with our Herbal Cellulite Hungarian Mud Treatment where stimulating herbal gel and Hungarian herbal mud are applied to the body to stimulate and detoxify the skin. The super-hydrating and warming treatment that includes paprika and cinnamon is the perfect remedy for jet lag and tired legs and feet. After rinsing the luxuriously smooth mask, a soothing Stone Crop moisturizer is applied to continue the healing, hydration, and tightening of the skin. 90 min $195, 120 min $245.
It is said that the face is the mirror of the mind. The Spa at Hacienda Del Sol’s certified estheticians expertly and gently ensure that our guests’ faces reflect the healthiest and best image possible. Gentle enough for all ages and skin types, the European Classic Facial is one of our more popular facial experiences with the gentlemen. Integrating Stone Crop serum – dubbed “aloe on steroids” – the Eminence Organics products applied help heal and hydrate the skin and is ideal for washing away the “road dust” or even soothing sunburn. This Stone Crop Classic facial consists of cleansing, exfoliating, extracting, and moisturizing and is great for both men and women. 60 min $120
For guests looking to rebel against the effects of Father Time with Mother Nature’s bounty, the Age Corrective Acai Berry Facial is the perfect secret weapon, and by far, our most requested facial service. Acai infused Eminence Organic Skin Care masks and lotions assist in the correction and defiance of the signs of aging. Acai berry regenerates and nourishes the skin with high antioxidant, phytonutrient and vitamin content to improve skin tone and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. 60 min $130
Spa goers with sensitive skin need not turn down a facial for fear of reaction. They too can enjoy the bliss a transformative treatment with our Beyond Organic Ultra-Gentle Biodynamic Facial. This hypoallergenic and rejuvenating facial uses the purest natural ingredients and is perfect for sensitive skin and those looking for a gentler approach. 60 min $140
Enhancements: Add an Arizona Aromatherapy treatment ($25), Full Body Polish sugar scrub ($85), Warm Scalp Massage ($35) and/or Mini European Facial ($65) to any treatment for a fully sensational Spa at Hacienda Del Sol experience.
Manicures and Pedicures
Relatively new to The Spa at Hacienda Del Sol menu are our manicure and pedicure options. Men, women, and children may delight their digits with exfoliating sugar scrubs, moisturizing warm paraffin wraps, and a little trim, shape, and beautification. From the heavenly smelling moisturizers to the rainbow of available polish colors, all manicure and pedicure products are 100% organic and Vegan. Safe for most skin types, children, and pregnant women, the Dazzle Dry nail system applied during manicures and pedicures is non-toxic, and does not require a UV light to achieve its beautiful and rock hard finish in five minutes.
Manicure options include the Basic featuring a nail trim and shape, cuticle care, and polish application. 30 min, $45. The Signature manicure includes basic nail care, exfoliating sugar scrub application, hydrating paraffin treatment, warm towel wrap, and an extended massage of lower arms and hands. 60 min $75. The Basic pedicure includes a nail trim and shape, cuticle care, callus exfoliation, moisturizing treatment, and polish application. 30 min $55. Ultimate pedicures include a nail trim and shape, cuticle care, callus exfoliation, organic sugar scrub treatment, hydrating paraffin treatment with warm towel wrap, and foot to calf massage. 60 min $95. Manicures and Pedicures are $25 each for youth six to 15 years old.
Hacienda Del Sol does spa differently. Most spa services may be received in the comfort of guest rooms and patios and all are developed and delivered with our guest’s health, comfort and luxurious indulgence in mind.
“The body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care,” -Buddha.