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Rancho De La Osa - Web Site

In the late seventeenth century, the fertile Altar valley was settled by Spanish Jesuits. Father Eusebio Francisco Kino and his followers, built a mission outpost on the Ranch. Still standing, this rare historic adobe structure is reputed to be the second oldest building in Arizona. Today it serves as a peaceful gathering place for our guests to mingle and relax.

Rancho de la Osa, or Ranch of the "She Bear," is one of the last great Spanish Haciendas still standing in America. During the Mexican Revolution, Pancho Villa was said to have fired shots at the Hacienda. When you stay with us, you can hold a Mexican cannonball found in the stucco walls of the Hacienda dining room.

Typically, the sun shines more than 300 days a year. At night, in our Zocalo, the stars twinkle and shine with unmatched clarity from a coal black sky. Located in the high Sonoran Desert along the Mexican border, we are one hour from Tucson. We border the Buenos Aires National Wildlife refuge, where you can watch deer and antelope still roaming in herds.

Nestled among huge eucalyptus trees, the gracious lifestyle of the Old Southwest is captured and treasured in the 1800's Hacienda. This elegant building welcomes each guest with a warm and inviting ambience. Furnished with Mexican antiques the Hacienda is a gentle reminder of the fascinating history of this magnificent old Spanish land grant.

Rancho De La Osa Web Site

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