A Guide to Southern Arizona: Rustic Southwest Retreats

A Guide to Southern Arizona: Rustic Southwest Retreats

by Lili DeBarbieri


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Experience southwestern heritage, culture and cuisine while learning to rope and herd cattle, trail ride through the wilderness or make prickly pear syrup. With roots dating back to the mid-1800s, southern Arizona's historic guest ranches and farm stays include Spain's first mission in the continental United States, a former World War II prison camp and boys' boarding school and a Butterfield Stagecoach stop. Intimately connected to Arizona's land and legacy, these unparalleled retreats have hosted countless artists, movie stars and politicians and continue to enrich their present-day communities through food, education and conservation. Pack your bags and join travel writer Lili DeBarbieri for a journey into the rural west south of the Gila River.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609494605
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 07/24/2012
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,252,935
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Lili DeBarbieri is a non-fiction author, librarian and travel expert. Lili's notable, best-selling debut book A Guide to Southern Arizona's Historic Farms and Ranches was named a New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards Finalist. An accomplished and versatile writer, her work has appeared in a diverse range of publications over the years including the forthcoming scholarly book The Utah Prairie Dog. Lili is a stringer for Agence France-Presse, the international news agency.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

1 The Bountiful Agricultural Tourism of Southern Arizona 13

2 Courting Relaxation: A Brief History of Guest Ranching 17

3 Hacienda Corona de Guevavi, Nogales 27

4 Rancho De La Osa, Sasabe 33

5 Cold Creek Ranch, Clifton 41

6 Circle Z Ranch, Patagonia 45

7 Tanque Verde Ranch, Tucson 51

8 Historic C.O.D. Ranch, Oracle 57

9 Rancho Linda Vista, Oracle 63

10 Triangle L Ranch Bed and Breakfast, Oracle 69

11 White Stallion Ranch, Tucson 75

12 Elkhorn Ranch, Tucson 81

13 Triangle T Historic Ranch, Dragon 85

14 Cherry Valley Ranch, Oracle 91

15 3C Ranch, Oracle 95

16 Crown C Ranch, Sonoita 99

17 Kenyon Ranch, Tumacacori 103

18 Better than Disneyland: Farm Stays in the Land of Sunshine 109

19 Agua Linda Farm, Amado 113

20 Across The Creek at Aravaipa Farms-A Country Inn, Winkelman 119

21 Simpson Hotel, Duncan 125

22 Sojourner's Homestead Bed and Breakfast, McNeal 129

23 RichCrest Farms, Cochise 133

24 McKenzie Inn Bed and Breakfast, Eloy 139

25 Almuniya de los Zopilotes, Patagonia 145

Bibliography 149

About the Author 157

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