Tubac Golf Resort and Spa is only 1 hour away from Tucson and backs to the beautiful Santa Rita and Tumacacori Mountain ranges. The area is surrounded by cottonwoods, mesquites, water and wildlife–what a perfect retreat! Tubac is a little greener and a little cooler than Tucson since the elevation is about 800 feet higher. The lodging is quite nice –the Casitas are just below $250 per night and are 800 square feet with a living room and separate bedroom, and has a fireplace and a private patio. There are some other accommodations that are smaller or larger. We ate at the Mexican restaurant–Dos Silos–the food was excellent and the margaritas were the best I have ever had. They also have another larger restaurant that was part of the orginal Otero Ranch Stables. The furniture shop at Tubac Golf Resort had some of the nicest offerings of the Southwest. The 4,000 square foot Spa offers a tranquil envirnoment with an intimate patio with soft music and whirlpool. The menu for hair, face,massage, and nail treatments is extensive. And, of course, it is located in a Golf Resort that offers 27 holes of championship golf and there are tennis courts, as well. The over 100 multiple artist shops of Tubac are only 1 mile away. You can find out more about the history of Tubac by visiting the Tumacori National Monument; the landmark represents the original settlement of Arizona territory in 1691 by Father Kino; most of these settlers later moved to become the first settlers of San Francisco. Visit Tubac Golf Resort and Spa website at www.tubacgolfresort.com .