Top Notch With an Authentic Taste of Tucson
"It pains me somewhat to write this review, because I feel like I am giving away a precious secret, but the Clifford Goldsmith Ranch is an extraordinary property. It is very well appointed and maintained, but the real attraction is its location. Its on a fairly long driveway that winds into a very private desert setting. In spite of it being surrounded by the conveniences of the city along Ina and Oracle Roads, it gives the impression that it is far away from town.
We stayed in the Bunkhouse which has a front porch for when you want to catch some sun, and a rear enclosed patio (formally a stable but nicely convened into a patio) for when you want shade - so there is always somewhere to sit and enjoy the desert view. And the wildlife - nothing dangerous - quail, prairie dogs, rabbits, roadrunners, etc... and coyotes. While sitting on the porch reading a book I had a coyote run past chasing a rabbit down the driveway in the middle of the morning oblivious to my presence. The owners have done a marvelous job in restoring the place without losing any of the authenticity and even possibly adding to it. Also, I would suggest that anyone considering the location check in to its history (too long to go into here). We fully intend to stay here again - if I haven't too badly blown the secret (so please don't come in January)."
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