Pandora is a beautiful and private hacienda located on 20 acres of high desert just minutes away from the town of Arivaca, the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge and the Coronado National Forest.
The hacienda is an ideal place for vacations, personal retreats, family gatherings, weddings and workshop retreats.
Pandora Ranch has six bedrooms total and a maximum occupancy of 15 people. For parties larger than 15 , please contact us before renting to go over your particular needs.
Room 1 (4 twin beds), Room 2 (1 queen, 1 twin bed) and Room 3 (1queen bed) are on the first floor. Room 4, 5 and 6 , each with two win beds, are on the second floor of Pandora.
Each bedroom has a space heater, air conditioning and it´s own private bathroom.
The common spaces are a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room with a large table, a cosy living room and a small upstairs sittings area.
There are two outside charcoal BBQs and two open fire pits that are perfect for stargazing.
Pandora Ranch is surrounded by mature trees that provide cooling shade during the hot summertime.
Whether you are looking for a getaway spot far from the city or a place that provides a variety of outdoor activity options - Pandora won´t disapoint you.
Since Pandora is off the beaten path one will need to have a car to get around, there is no public transportation Arivaca.
The town of Arivaca is located 60 miles south of Tucson through some of the most stunning scenery in Arizona. Quaint and quirky, the area is a geological, ecological and cultural treasure.
Surrounded by mountain ranges Arivaca is a birding hotspot with the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in the center of town. Along Ruby Road (turns into a dirt road) there is Arivaca Lake about six miles down Ruby Road, the ghost town of Ruby and a lot of different trail heads that provide hiking with abundant birds and wildlife.
At an elevation of 3,800', and positioned to capture weather rolling in from the South and West the climate is cooler and wetter than Tucson with highs ranging up to 100 and lows into the teens. Rainfall ranges from 12-20 inches per year, most of which occurs during the spectacular summer monsoons.
With appx. 700 residents, Arivaca is home to a diverse and talented population that includes numerous descendants of area pioneer families. Many creative artistic ventures have evolved as well as numerous building and design explorations.
Local businesses are:
Gadsden Coffee Company & Caffe Aribac
Certified organic coffee fresh roasted
Serving breakfast and lunch
La Gitana Cantina
One of the oldest bars in Arizona
Voted one of the best bars in the U.S. by Esquire Magazine
Virginia's Rancherita Mexican Food Wagon,
Home made Mexican food and American favorites,
On Main Street next to La Gitana.
Local Farmer's Market is Saturday mornings from 9-12.
Tubac, just 30 minutes away, also offers many good restaurants to choose from including the Italian Peasant, Elvira's, Shelby's Bistro, Wisdom Cafe, and Tubac Jacks to mention a few.
The beds are terable way to small for two people. There was no tv,or radio.the bathrooms need to be remodeled one toilet isn't even bolted down. Place needs work for what she charges.😟