TUCSON, ARIZONA PROPERTY EST. 1929 In 1929, John and Helen Murphey created Hacienda del Sol, a desert oasis and “home-away-from-home” ranch school for “girls only.” Inspired by early Moorish architecture, it showcased many details that were crafted by the Murphey’s themselves. The prestigious school’s roster boasted some of the country’s most elite families: Vanderbilt, Pillsbury, Maxwell, Westinghouse, and Campbell, 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. Leading men John Wayne and Clark Gable both signed their names to the hotel’s privileged guestbook. Today, simple pleasures and understated elegance are found in abundance at this classic Arizona resort. Legend has it the Casita Grande, the resort’s 2-bedroom Casita with magnificent views, was the favorite hideaway of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. CONVERTED INN CHARMING SERVICE BLENDED DÉCOR SPANISH COLONIAL REVIVAL AMENITIES 59 guestrooms, spa treatments, horse stables and riding, two swimming pools and hot tubs with sweeping mountain views, botanical gardens and courtyards, artists’ showplace featuring sculptures, colorful Mexican handpainted pottery and a rotating variety of local artwork throughout guestrooms, restaurants and property, gift shop, library and business center, and 34 acres of natural landscape for hiking and nature walking. DINING The Grill, the hotel’s celebrated dining venue, has again captured Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence and a AAA Four Diamond rating. The Grill features an extensive wine list and savory fusion of local meats, vegetables, and herbs from the resort’s own garden. The Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge offers al fresco dining, live music, and an eclectic menu of new American cuisine and delightful specialty drinks. LOCATION The Hacienda offers the ultimate in privacy and convenience. Located on 34 scenic acres in the panoramic foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, guests have everything they need. But if they must, guests can easily access worldclass golf, shopping, dining, and art galleries within 3 miles. The cultural and vibrant scenes of downtown Tucson and the university are just 15 minutes away! Tucson Int’l Airport: 16 mi, 25 minutes. 5501 North Hacienda del Sol Road Tucson, AZ 85718 T 800.728.6514
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