Escapes Around the World 2008: Mi Adobe
We are in the United States, but not quite. Once upon
a time, this piece of of beautiful high desert land in
southern Arizona, were Rancho De La Osa sits, was part of
National Geographic Traveler: An adobe guest ranch with
Spanish land-grant heritage in high Sonoran desert.
Pool with 100-year-old saguaro. Mission bell rings
when cantina (1725) opens.
Cowboys & Indians (December 2008)
in the USA and Canada Before You Die (2007)
The Great Country Inns
of America Cookbook (2007)
National Geographic Arizona—Sonora
Geotourism Mapguide (2007)
TV travel show (2007)
Luxury Dude Ranches (2007)
Phoenix Magazine (2007)
The Desert Home:
beckon their guests to the old hacienda patio for a famous
ranch margarita or a sampling from their world-class wine
collection. Interiors are a sophisticated blend of hand-hewn
artifacts and the Schultz's impressive contemporary art
Objekt Interior, Architecture, Art & Design:
"The peace is only disturbed by the sound of the ancient
mission bell, ringing to announce the "cantina" is open or
that dinner is served, very pleasant, especially when all
you hear is the neighing of the horses, or the hooting of an
owl in the distance."
Arizona Highways: "The effect
harkens to the more genteel, slower times of the 1920s and
'30s. In fact, one of our primary impressions was the quiet;
the lack of hustle and bustle, the plummet in our blood
pressures, and our unwillingness to leave."
Hip Hotels USA: "First, in
terms of location Rancho de la Osa is exactly where a ranch
should be: in the high Sonoran Desert, just a mile from the
Mexican border, a land of red earth and canyons once haunted
by the likes of Geronimo and Cochise."
Highroads: "...dine on a
variety of delicious, exquisitely prepared items. Meals
range from pork chili verde enchiladas to grilled swordfish
with cranberry-orange chipotle relish and is sinfully
delicious, especially the chocolate decadence."
Persimmon Hill (The Cowboy Hall of Fame):
"...in the 1920s, Rancho de la Osa hosted such notables as
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, author Margaret Mitchell,
and cowboy movie star Tom Mix. Photographs in the library
show a young Lyndon Baines Johnson on horseback during a
San Francisco Magazine: "The
place is as vibrant and playful as Chagall in a good mood.
Against the dusty red dirt, fence posts blaze purple; 17th
century adobe buildings are offset by a wall of turquoise."
Bon Appetit: "Plates are
filled with a red chili Caesar salad, mesquite-grilled
turkey with raspberry-chipotle chili sauce, lemon pinon
rice, oven-roasted asparagus and homemade cranberry-jalapeno
Travel Holiday: "City
slicker? Give them (Rancho de la Osa) three days, and you'll
be a lord of the ring."
Architectural Digest: "The couple's
admirable historicism, while evident in everything from
furnishings to architectural details is always subjugated to
a single imperative: to make sure their guests relax. Guests
find peace in an ongoing series of small, perfect
Sunset Magazine: "This former
Spanish hacienda still has a pleasing air of wildness about
it, good hiking, horseback riding and bird-watching."
Outside Traveler: "Scanning the
dusty arroyos it's easy to imagine a time when outlaws
crossed this parched landscape to the safety of Mexico,
cyclists can borrow the lodge's mountain bikes to explore
imagining they're being chased by a posse and can't rest
until they cross the border."
Dove (Italian magazine):
"...il territorio celebrato dalla prosa di Cormac McCarthy.