About Us



Circle Z Ranch is the oldest, continually operating guest ranch in Arizona and as a family owned and operated ranch we take great pride in our traditions. Nestled in the heart of the Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona, our property has longed been held and appreciated as conservation land for present and future generations. During your vacation experience the unspoiled landscapes rich in scenery; grasslands, canyons, and mountain ranges rising suddenly and dramatically out of the desert lowlands. Distinct to our ranch property is the protected and ever-flowing Sonoita Creek, creating a lush riparian oasis.

Owned and operated by the Nash family since 1976, our down to earth style is reflected in our friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Rick and Diana Nash are the third generation owners of the ranch, and are committed to it’s success and adherence to our traditions. Throughout your stay, you will also be hosted by the Lorta family, who have been helping to care for the ranch for forty years. George and Jennie Lorta, along with their son Miko and wife Yessenia, keep the ranch running smoothly. Whether traveling alone, with family or with friends, you will quickly be part of our Circle Z family.