Jeff decided we needed a break from the chaos for our anniversary so he planned a night all by ourselves at this lovely resort in the foothills north of Tucson. It opened in 1930 as a prep school for girls.
Enrollment was about 28 girls, with a staff of six teachers.
Some of the country's most famous families were on the roster, such as Vanderbilt, Campbell, Maxwell, Westinghouse and Pillsbury.
The library still contains some books from the school.
In 1948 it was converted into a guest ranch, attracting Hollywood's most notable stars including Clark Gable and John Wayne.
Legend has it that the Casita Grande was a favorite hideaway for Spencer Tracey and Katharine Hepburn!
Thanks hon! A relaxing night all by ourselves at this wonderful place was wonderful! Can we go back next year?
I'm the wife of a Marine, mom to two beautiful kids, and a full time volunteer. Most of my time goes to either the kids' school or the the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society where I help out in their Thrift Shop. I'm also a stamper and a photographer. I would also love to be a horseback rider (again) but have no time!