Tim’s Desert Getaway at the Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch
by Tim Larison, CLIA Certified Master Cruise Counselor (MCC)
As part of the Global Travel Marketplace West travel conference in Tucson I was fortunate to stay at a wonderful guest ranch for one night – the Hacienda del Sol. Though my stay was brief I grew to love this amazing property.
I liked the remote location of the resort with spectacular views of the surrounding Catalina Mountains. Yet it is close to all Tucson has to offer – the downtown nightlife, hiking trails, museums and galleries, golf, shopping, and the University of Tucson – are nearby. “Most of our guests rent a car at the airport or drive in from Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, California, Nevada,” says Susan Kowalcek, the resort’s director of marketing. “They like to have a car with them to explore Tucson. Of course, our property is a destination unto itself and if they choose to stay several days without a car, we can help them arrange airport transportation. The airport is 30 minutes away.”