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Western Bunkhouse/Casita - scenic Sonoran desert

The private courtyard is all yours
8 reviews
The private courtyard is all yours
Rio Rancho Verde, our 62 acre ranch on the Tonto National Forest
Comfortable king size bed, dining room, fireplace, kitchen, all the amenities of home
Dining room/bedroom
This is our backyard!  The horse facility opens up to the mountains, enjoy sunrise at the barn!
The barn at Rio Rancho Verde
Amazing sunsets
Enjoy a glass of wine on your private patio
Start your day with a cup of coffee on the patio
Western chic decor
Spectacular sunsets
BBQ your dinner in the courtyard
Cool cowboy
Incredible hiking!
Sunsets that can't be beat
Storm movin' in
A full kitchen
The Hole in the Rock gang
Join us for cocktails as the sun sets
Friends ridin' out of the ranch
Goin' home
Big screen TV, cable and wireless
Desert vista
Hay!  Where's my dinner?
Boulder bike boy
Desert in bloom
Double crested saguaro on one of our hikes
Ridin' the range
Desert ocotillo
Have a picnic under the palo verde
The welcome mat is out for you!
Night time storms
wild horses down at the river, 10 miles away
wild horses down at the river (10 miles away)
ocotillo in bloom
view from the courtyard
private courtyard
casita entry
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Rio Verde, Arizona
We offer a ranch style experience close to Scottsdale. Our property is unique in it's size (62 acres) and location - right on the Tonto National Forest. We're secluded and surrounded by the most amazing Sonoran Desert scenery and offer a relaxing alternative to the fast pace of city life. Come out and hike, bike or ride a horse (yours are welcome, rentals available down the road) or just relax and watch the spectacular sunsets on the ridge overlooking the mountains and desert vistas. The bunkhouse is 800 sq feet, fully furnished, and offers a combination of eclectic Western furnishings and upscale interior design. A wood burning fireplace, kitchen with stove, microwave, washer, dryer, frig, big screen TV and dinette and AC will insure a comfortable stay. Enjoy a glass of wine in the private courtyard as the sun goes down, or s... Read more
About the Owner, Carmela L
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Aug 2014
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 19 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #FKN4886885
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Excellent - based on 8 reviews
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Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in January 2018

This peaceful ranch is surrounded by cactus, rolling landscapes and beautiful mountain views. Enjoy riding and hiking among this spectacular scenery. Carmela and Joe were wonderful!

Management response:

Thanks so much for the kind words, we truly enjoyed having you and hope to welcome you back again!


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Donald G
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in February 2018

This place was amazing, the desert and mountain views from the backyard were remarkable. It provided a true experience of living on a horse ranch, great hiking.

Management response:

We so enjoyed having you both at the Ranch, it was wonderful having you here. Thanks for the great review and please come back and see us again!


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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in February 2018

Just finished spending the best two weeks of my life at this place. If my life ended today, I would be a truly happy human after having this experience! I stayed in the two bedroom suite which had the most amazing views, a trailer and lastly a bunkhouse. Each place had its own benefit but what made the experience to...

Management response:

Aren't you the best! It was truly wonderful having you here at the Ranch. Joe and I, and all of our guests, were so happy to be a part of your amazing experience with your new horse. We all totally enjoyed watching you learn with Jack, and your enthusiasm and sheer delight in being able to ride the trails with...


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
No parties or events
Please check with us first before booking kids and pets
There is a $25 late fee for check-ins after 9 p.m.
    1 Full bath
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  • Damage Deposit: €81 / stay - Deposit
  • Pet fee (if applicable): €49 / stay - Fee
  • Security deposit: €81 / stay - Fee
  • cleaning fee...: €61 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, 20 minutes from Scottsdale. Surrounded by majestic Saguaro cactus and mountain views, this location is perfect for the guest who wants to get away from it all, but still be close enough for shopping, sightseeing, restaurants and nightlife. We're in a rural area on the outskirts of Scottsdale and offer 62 acres of privacy and perfect climate! There are hundreds of trails right out our back gate to explore on foot, bicycle or by horse (stables down the road). Rio Rancho Verde offers a unique and amazing experience for even the most well seasoned travelers, the sunsets and sunrises are phenomenal!
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Sky Harbor: 48.0 km
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