The history of this Santa Cruz County gem near the Arizona/Mexico border town of Nogales is unique. While the old barn and rusty silo remind us of its rich ranching heritage, the Hacienda itself is elegant and quite refined. Its interior courtyard walls feature the priceless murals of the famous Mexican muralist and bullfighter Salvador Corona, painted in 1942 and 1955. Its sparkling 1950’s swimming pool is covered in beautiful blue mosaic tile. It’s no wonder that John Wayne and other Hollywood luminaries were attracted to this cool, high desert location where they could hide from the world, rest, relax and have a little fun.
Today you can still just kick back and relax, read a book in any one of several inviting patios or take a dip in the pool. If birding is your passion you can hike around the property and catch a glimpse of the many interesting species that live right here. It has been said that our area is among one of the world’s best places for stargazing.
At night the stars will dazzle you as you warm your toes around the fire pit. And, if the itch to explore is irresistible, you can “Cruz” the County and find so many diversions just minutes away that it will take days, if not weeks, to enjoy all that the river valley has to offer.
Address348 S River Rd
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