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PPR Complex showing 3 Main Buildings, Events Building & Cabin in far background

PPR Complex showing 3 Main Buildings, Events Building & Cabin in far background Front Entrance to the Main House. Entertain On Our Large Courtyard Behind the Main House with Cabana and Fireplace Chimera on the main Courtyard.  Spend your cool desert nights warming by a fire. Hugh Bath Located In Our Bungalow frequently used as the Honeymoon Suite Custom Double King Sized Bed in Wedding Bungalow. Master Bedroom in the Main House.  Doors lead to Courtyard. Great Room with large TV & fireplace.  Windows look onto Courtyard area. View from behind Pool Area Wedding Bungalow showing the large verandas that surround the building. Painted Pony Resort Entrance just 4 miles off Highway 80 on Painted Pony Road. Wedding Celebration in the Events Building. Entertainment provided by local DJ with catering done by local vendors. Wedding Party goes on into the night at the Events Building. Wedding Ceremony - Beautiful NM Day.  Courtyard behind the Main House. Spring Time at Painted Pony Resort.  Planting Area in front of Main House. Hiking on one of the many trails in Nat. Forest just 10 minutes from the Resort. Taken from the parking area in front of the Main House. Family Reunion gathering at the heated pool. Nearby Spectacular Chiricahua National Monument.  Just 30 miles from resort. Hot Tub area behind the Main House and next to the Heated Pool Area. 2,500 SF Events Building for large group gatherings, receptions, parties, etc. Painted Pony Rustic Cabin showing front sliding glass door entrance. Gate to Pained Pony Cabin located on separately fenced area from Main Complex

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A plush, comfortable desert retreat economically priced for Family Reunions, Business Retreats, Workshops, Conferences, Stargazing and Astronomy, Private Events and a Wedding Destination.

300+ acre high desert ranch situated in the San Simon Valley of SW New Mexico with breath taking panoramic views of two mountain ranges: Chiricahua and Peloncillo Mountains.

Accommodates up to 30+ guest in 12 bedrooms. Spacious 5 bedroom main house, 2 guest houses with 4 additional bedrooms, Rustic Cabin with 3 bedrooms, Events Building, air runway, 5 RV pads, cabana and courtyard with outdoor pool, outdoor fireplace and hot tub.

Various rental options are available starting with $500 per night for up to 6 adults. For all pricing options call the owner or go to the Owner's Web Site Link that is below just before the Photos where it says: CLICK HERE - Main web Site for Painted Pony Resort. No matter what rental option you choose you will NOT share the facilities with other renters. We only rent to one group at a time.

We've accommodated a wedding with over 40 overnight guests, a family reunion with 51 people, and a wedding with 80 guests for the day of the ceremony on our courtyard. Wedding Reception for 80 using our Events Building for the party.

Get unplugged and off the grid at Pained Pony Resort and Ranch, 'An Escape to Tranquility.'

* Ideal location for Family Reunion, Weddings, Workshops, Other Groups like: Astronomy and Stargazing Clubs, Painting Workshops, Biking & Hiking Groups, University Research Teams.

* Painted Pony Resort is rented to one group at a time. You do NOT share the Resort with other renters.

* Pricing based on the size of your group and how many buildings you desire. Children 12 and under stay no charge under the limitations of our Occupancy Policies as stated on our owner's web site.

Property Type

  • 7000 sq. ft.
  • Estate

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            No charge for children up to the limits specified in our Occupancy Policies on our Owner's Web Site....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pet in outside areas only or can be kept in garage....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 21 years old to rent the Resort...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Outside area can be used for smoking....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40, Beds for 24-40

          • Other (See Description)

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Master in Main House with En Suite Bath....moreless

          • Bedroom 10: 1 double

            Located in Painted Pony Cabin...moreless

          • Bedroom 11: 1 double

            Located in Painted Pony Cabin...moreless

          • Bedroom 12: 2 twin/ single

            Located in Painted Pony Cabin...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Main House - Shared bath with bedroom 3...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Main House - Shared bath with Bedroom 2...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 queen

            Main House - Shared bath with Bedroom 5...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 2 double

            Main House - Shared bath with Bedroom 4...moreless

          • Bedroom 6: 1 king

            Guest House Master with En Suite Bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 7: 2 queen

            Guest House - Shared bath with Bedroom 8...moreless

          • Bedroom 8: 2 twin/ single

            Guest Hose - Shared bath with Bedroom 7...moreless

          • Bedroom 9: 1 king

            Bungalow - 8 foot sq oversize King with XL En Suite Bath...moreless

          • 12 bedrooms total with: 6 twin beds, 5 queen, 3 king and 4 double. Using two people for each queen, double and king gives us a comfortable capacity for 30 people. If you limit the sleeping configuration to 2 adults per bedroom, these sleeping arrangements will accommodate 24 people....moreless

          Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Shared between bedroom 2 & 3...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Shared between Bedroom 4 & 5...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

            En Suite Bath for MB in Guest House with walk-in closet...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            En Suite Bath for Main Master Bedroom with Walk-in Closet...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            Bath off the Great Room Area...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Bath shared between Bedrooms 7 & 8...moreless

          • Bathroom 6: toilet, tub, shower

            Bungalow Super sized bath with doulbe shower, walk-in closet...moreless

          • Bathroom 7: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Bath in Painted Pony Cabin...moreless

          • 7.5 bathrooms. The En Suite Master bathrooms for the main house and guest house have large walk in closets. The En Suite Master bathroom for the Wedding Bungalow is super sized with large double shower, large tub facing mountains, and unbelievable walk in closet perfect for weddings or extra space for roll away bed sleeping area. Painted Pony Cabin has 1 bath shared by 3 bedrooms....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator:

            (4) Refrigerators both main house, guest house and Pained Pony Cabin have refrigerators, an additional large commercial fridge in main garage. Large commercial ice maker in the main gargage....moreless

          • Dining:

            Large areas to dine in both Master and Guests house as well as outdoor areas where large groups can be enteratined. Also, the Events center can host dinners for up to 100 poeple indoors....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Full compelment of pots and pans, dishes, cooking utensils, silverware and everything you need to enterain a large gathering....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Full compelment of pots and pans, dishes, cooking utensils, silverware and everything you need to enterain a large gathering....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            (3) Two Full kitchens: main house, guest house and Painted Pony Cabin....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Check out our owners web site FAQ page at paintedponyresort dot com....moreless

          • Microwave:

            (4) Microwaves in main house, guest house, bungalow and cabin....moreless

          • Stove:

            (3) main house, cabin and guest house have stoves....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            (2) in main house, guest house and cabin....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Many standard pantry items avaialable....moreless

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Large Great Room in the Main House. Nice living room in the Guest House. Very nice waiting area in the Bungalow and nice area in the Rustic Cabin....moreless

          • Garage:

            3 car and 2 car garage plus airplane hanger. Pool table and ping pong table in 3 car garage and basketball hoop at the Events Building....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Beautiful out door fireplace off the main house. Fireplaces in Main House, Guest House, and Rustic Cabin....moreless

          • Parking:

            All the parking space you would ever need around the buildings of the Resort....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            (4 total) One Outdoor Patio Fireplace and three indoor fireplaces...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Five Full RV Pads with 50 Amps, Water, Sewage connection....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Three washing machines and three dryers available....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Three washing machines and three dryers available....moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Pool table, basketball hoop, ping pong table....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Separate controls for each building....moreless

          • Heating:

            Separate controls for each building...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Full set of towels provided....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All linens provided....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • PPR Features: * Newly furnished with new beds and mattresses. Everything is high quality with new linens all around. * Bedrooms are spacious and can accommodate extra people with roll-out beds. * Lots of space on our 300+ acres and in our four residential building plus the Events Building. * Basketball area on a concrete pad by the Events Building. * Ping pong table in three car garage at the main house. * Pool table in the same three car garage with the ping pong table. * Three fully equipped kitchens. * In the main house garage is a commercial ice maker, large freezer, and a commercial refrigerator. * Events Building for your uses: Wedding Receptions, On-site Conferences, Parties, Workshop Staging Area, and other group events....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Full surround sound with large screen in Great Room of Main House & Master Bedroom. Bungalow and Guest House also have large screens and surround sound. No TV in Cabin....moreless

              • Game Room:

                In the Main House Garrage is pool table and pin pong table. Basketball area at the airplane hanger....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (4) Four Direct TV Receivers and five large flat panel screens....moreless

              • Pool Table
              • Ping Pong Table
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                DSL access through wireless connections though out estate, except cabin...moreless

              • Internet:

                Wi -Fi in all buildings except cabin....moreless

              • Free Long Distance

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                Large 20x35 with lots of outdoor space and furniture. Solar heated with Geothermal assist. ...moreless

              • Hot Tub:

                Next to Court Yard and Swimming Pool....moreless

              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Gazebo:

                (2) One in the pool area and one in the Patio area. Also, many roofed shaded areas off entrances to the buildings....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Expansive Patio and Courtyard areas ideal for large gatherings....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                On the main house courtyard and in the pool area....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                One outdoor grill on the main courtyard....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Extensive landscapting....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Sports & Activities
              • Away From It All
              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Budget

              Location & View

              • Rural:

                Situated, literally at the end of the road, 5 miles north of Rodeo, New Mexico and at an elevation of 4000 feet, PPR is far removed from the pressures of the urban environment and off the beaten path....moreless

              • Resort:

                Resort with 12 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths A plush, comfortable desert retreat economically priced for Family Reunions, Business Retreats, Workshops and a Wedding Destination....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                In a valley surrounded by two beautiful mountain ranges....moreless

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Hiking
                  • Cycling
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Groceries
                  • Museums
                  • Ruins
                  • Photography
                  • Caves
                  • Forests
                  • Restaurants
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives

                  Other Activities

                      • Painted Pony Resort is situated in the heart of the San Simon Valley near Rodeo, NM. Rodeo, NM is nestled in between the Chiricahua and the Pelencillo mountains and has been a boom town more than once thanks to cattle, minerals, and the railroads. The San Simon Valley and Rodeo, NM offer the perfect Southwest desert vacation spot. The weather has four gentle seasons and the area experiences over 300 sunny days per year. The region is rich in history from the early inhabitants around 1000AD called the Mimbre Indians to the travels of Coronado expeditions 500 years later on the way to the Colorado to the wild west cowboys of the late 1800's including the Earps, Curly Bill Brocious, Billy the kid, and the Clanton Gang. The Chiricahua Mountains are considered a hikers and birders paradise and offers an amazingly diverse range of micro-climates from the desert at the valley floor to an alpine climate as you climb through the range. The lower elevation Peloncillo Mountains are home to a plethora of desert wildlife and foliage and have some spectacular areas to hike and explore. In the town of Rodeo, NM you'll find a few nicely appointed B&B's, a general store, and the Rodeo Tavern where you can get a cowboy-size meal and a great steak. Being primarily a ranching area the locals are hard working and family oriented. They welcome newcomers and are always happy to see a new face. Don't be surprised if you get invited to a roping or out to gather cattle if you express even the slightest interest. The amateur astronomy community is strong with many astronomers residing in nearby Portal, AZ at the Arizona Sky Village. You'll find people in the area who are extremely eager to share their passion for astronomy with you. The basin and range province of southern Arizona and New Mexico is characterized by a series of north south mountain ranges which rise in sharp relief to the broad flat valleys between them making the area an excellent place to hike. With the Chiricahua mountains to the west and the Peloncillo Mountains to the east hiking is popular past time for both local residents and visitors. A family oriented activity, horseback ridding can add something special to a family reunion and we can put you in touch with local guides. Backyard astronomy is a favorite with our guests because of the low atmospheric interference and our location remote from the light pollution around towns and cities. For this reason, the night sky is outstanding and we are the perfect location to view the sky. Join other amateur astronomers around the world to behold the beauty of the heavens. Favorite observing targets are the Moon, Planets, open clusters, and multiple stars. If you are an amateur astronomer it would be best to bring your own equipment. However, we do have a basic telescope you are welcome to use. The Chiricahua Desert Museum in Rodeo, NM (5 miles from the resort) is owned and operated by Bob Ashley and is NM's premier rattlesnake educational outreach and exhibit. The Ashley conducts educational field trips for Family Reunion's and have a wonderful art gallery, animal display and gift shop. The Boot Hill of New Mexico is famous for ancient Indian archeology. If you want to dig in the dirt, find things that are lost, put together pieces of the past, figure out stories from clues, and learn about the past, then we can point you in the right direction. You will find artifacts on our 300+ acres as well as other sites within driving distance to investigate. We can also put you in touch with locals who will be happy to show you around. The Sky Islands of the basin and range region of the southwest are exceptional sites for bird watching or observing general wildlife. The north south orientation of these mountain ranges provide migratory corridors between Central and North America at elevations up to 10,000 ft. In addition to endemic species found year round, migrations of a number or sub tropical rare species move through the area at different times of the year. 375 avian species have been identified in and around the Chiricahua Mountains and many local naturalists maintain feeding stations to attract local birds. A number of commercial operations offer birding tours as well as local naturalists, or you can strike out on your own into the Coronado National Forest, with a stop by the American Museum of Natural History Southwest Research Station to update your species checklist of the Chiricahua Mountains or New Mexico. There are many exciting and rewarding day trips you can plan while staying at PPR. We are located about 75 minutes North of the historic mining towns of Bisbee and Tombstone, AZ. On your way down stop at the Geronimo Roadside Monument and drop by Douglas, AZ and have lunch at the famous Gadsden Hotel. We are 90 minutes South of the beautiful Gila Wilderness & Cliff Dwellings. You should also visit the Spectacular Chiricahua National Monument....moreless
                       

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                      • Incredible place for astronomy

                        Incredible place for astronomy

                        • Guest Jacques (Montreal, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 09/27/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/12/13
                        We are a group of Canadian amateur astronomers and we just spent two weeks in this incredible place. The property is extremely nice and well appointed. We were 13 people and the resort never felt crowded. For astronomy, the area around the hangar was ideal to setup our astrophotography equipment and also our two big 20-inch Dobs. There is even a nice bathroom at the back of the hangar so it was easy to remain outside all night without bothering our non-astronomer wives and friends sleeping in the main complex ! We were lucky and had 10 clear nights in a row. We chose the month of October for our visit to avoid the monsoon season that ends in late September. On most nights, winds were light and except for a couple dusty days towards the end of our stay, weather was perfect. There are nice side-trips that can be easily done within the area: Chiricahua museum is a must, and astronomers should visit Rancho Hidalgo and see a restoration of Clyde Tombaugh personal telescope. We also liked the town of Bisbee, and the breathtaking Portal/Cave Creek Canyon area. On-site manager Bruce is a very good man and such a nice guy. He was of great help and his knowledge helped us getting a better understanding of the desert. He also helped organizing a perfect cowboy cookout. We really appreciated his unobtrusive presence and kindness. Dealing with the owner was always easy and straightforward. Glen answered all of my emails in no-time at all ! It was a pleasure doing business with him. No hidden costs or bad surprises. Well, we had a GREAT time and I would highly recommend this place to anyone with a taste for an unusual and peaceful vacation. I sure would like to have a chance to visit again not too far in the future.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Thank you! We loved having and your group at the resort. The pictures of the heavens you posted on your web site are incredible!

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                      • Magical Wedding Weekend

                        Magical Wedding Weekend

                        • Guest CJ (Portland)
                        • Date of stay 04/19/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/04/13
                        We chose The Painted Pony for a small wedding of 20 people and we couldn't have picked a better place. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by Bruce (manager of the property), who let us know that he would be nearby to tend to our every need during our stay. He also assured us not to worry about anything on the day of our departure and that there was no need to tidy up the place before we left. The presence of Bruce, making sure all the guest are happy and satisfied, is truly what earns the term "resort". Our main goal for our wedding, was to have a relaxed event and to allow our families (most of whom had never met each other) to spend some quality time together. The pool table, ping pong table, pool, hot tub, and basketball court, gave people opportunities to bond, while relaxing and having fun. Also, Bruce was kind enough to take some of our guest on a hike in the mountains nearby. He was very knowledgable about the history of the area and the various plant and animal life. We should also mention that all of the buildings on the property are impeccable. The accommodations made our guests' eyes pop when they first arrived. The humongous bathroom in the wedding bungalow is the perfect space for a bride to get ready for the ceremony. The beds are very comfortable and there were plenty of comfy chairs on the patio to allow everyone to enjoy time outside. If you are going to have any event that involves doing your own food preparation, the Painted Pony has plenty of amenties to make this possible, including 2 full sized kitchens, a commercial freezer, ice machine, multiple refrigerators, and plenty of plates and utensils. When I remember our wedding weekend at the Painted Pony, I actually get choked up, because our experience there was so euphoric and carefree. Everyone had an enchanting weekend where they could let go of their everyday stresses and appreciate everyone around them. We are planning on returning to the Painted Pony on our 5th wedding anniversary and are hoping for a longer stay on our next visit.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, families with young children, pet owners.

                        Owner response: Thank you so much!! When we get reviews like yours it makes our day and it makes everything worth it. To know that you had such a great wedding and quality time with the family is so important. Thanks again for choosing us and do come back! Glen & Bruce

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                      • A Special Place

                        A Special Place

                        • Guest Pamela (New Hampshire)
                        • Date of stay 04/19/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/23/13
                        Planes, trains and automobiles...no matter how you get to the Painted Pony Resort you will not regret your decision to go there. We were there to attend a family wedding and it was the perfect place for the 21 of us us to gather and spend some time together. The property is expansive so when you need some time to yourself you can simply walk the estate, tuck yourself into a corner at the pool or find a quiet room in one of the three houses on the property. Active time...let Bruce take you on a quided hike, share some local color or set you up with a telescope to view the night skies. The place is immaculate and extremely well cared for. No matter the reason that brings you to the Painted Pony - you will quickly realize that you found a slice of paradise.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, people with disabilities, families with young children.

                        Owner response: Thank you so much Jeffrey for your great review and for choosing the Painted Pony Resort for your wedding. It is very special for us to host family events and especially weddings! Thanks again and come back soon. Glen

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                      • Fabulous, peaceful retreat

                        Fabulous, peaceful retreat

                        • Guest Poppa Bear (Boulder Creek, CA)
                        • Date of stay 02/15/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/23/13
                        The Painted Pony Resort is an incredible find; we rented it for 5 days for our mother's 85th birthday reunion and it was way beyond our expectations. We had 20 people, ranging in ages from 18 months to 85 years, and there was something for everyone. We rented the entire complex, which provided everyone plenty of space to have some privacy while also ample large areas for mingling and getting together. Although it was in February, the daytime temperatures were lovely and the brisk nights made it great for a good restful night's sleep - which was amply helped by the extremely comfy beds which are better than those in our own home or at any hotel I've ever stayed. Although it was too cold to use the pool, both the kids and adults didn't seem to mind as the hot tup instead got ample usage. There was also a lot to do in the area, both near and far; the 80+ acres of the resorts own property gave folks plenty of opportunity to take the youngest kids out for a nature hike and even the city-slicker adults got to explore the various signs of animal life, which included seeing road runners, hawks, and even a bobcat running down a rabbit! Although we had one day of a massive sand and wind storm that kept us from getting out, it was all part of an amazing experience that brought the reality of the southwest desert to life for everyone. Of course, I have to also mention the star-gazing! Nearly all of our extended family are city dwellers, and most of them had never seen the milky way - so needless to say, the experience of an undiluted night time sky was mind boggling for them. The fact that the resort also has two telescopes for use was like icing on the cake - having the youngest be able to see the moons and ring of Jupiter as well as an up-close-and-personal view of the waxing moon's impact craters will be unforgettable. I think it made a significant impression on most of the adults, too! We couldn't have asked for more - the on-site property manager was extremely attentive and helpful, and incredibly knowledgable about the local geography, history, and environment. We are already looking for an excuse to go back ;)

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children.

                        Owner response: Thank you Paul!! You and your family were the perfect guests for us. From the beginning of our transaction you were a pleasure to work with always communicating well and coming through on your commitments. We enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again as we love to share our wonderful place with folks who appreciate and enjoy and experience what Painted Pony Resort the fullest.

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                      • Fabulous location for our painting workshop!

                        Fabulous location for our painting workshop!

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 06/17/12
                        • Review Submitted 06/28/12
                        My husband and I hosted a painting workshop last week at the Painted Pony, and we couldn't be happier with the accommodations, the on-site manager and the gorgeous landscapes in every direction! There were twelve of us in total, everyone had their own room, we all gathered in the main house for meals, and scattered about the resort and surrounding area for plenty of plein air painting. Early mornings were perfect for sunrise walks, pre-lunch for a good dose of art, afternoons for painting, napping, or playing in the pool, and in the evenings we enjoyed sunset cocktails and post-dinner stargazing. Breathtakingly beautiful! Thank you Painted Pony for helping to make this, our first workshop in the American southwest, such a great success. I have happy guests and beautiful paintings to show for it.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children.

                        Owner response: Thank you so much for the great review. You have summed things up perfectly. We provide the great accommodations and on-site manager. The gorgeous landscapes and the weather we can't take credit for but they are there to speak for themselves. Thank you so much and we hope to see you back again!!

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                      • Three Days at Painted Pony

                        Three Days at Painted Pony

                        • Guest Mark (Vienna VA, USA)
                        • Date of stay 06/03/12
                        • Review Submitted 06/15/12
                        We drove south from I-10 for a half hour. Ours was virtually the only vehicle on the highway. On our left, the Peloncillo Range; on our right, the Chiricahuas. Painted Pony lies on flat land in the valley. We were greeted by the very knowledgeable property manager/guide, a former university professor, and we were escorted to the guesthouse, just the right size for a husband, wife, and two sons. It is a very comfortable, full-equipped residence. We used the pool and jacuzzi, which are adjacent to the main house. The property manager took us into the Chiricahuas on two successive days. The hikes were strenuous! Our only regret was that we did not pack hiking boots. One day he took us into the fields near the house and taught us to look for shards and remnants left by indigenous people a millennium ago. I enjoyed visiting the town of Rodeo, where there is a cafe open for lunch and a gas station open only on weekends. But we did not come to New Mexico to see malls and chain stores and other trappings of American life. By nightfall I was exhausted by the rigorous hikes, and so fell into bed, but my family members tell me that they can't remember anywhere else where the stars shone so brightly.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, families with young children, pet owners.

                        Owner response: This is a beautiful description of our wonderful area and we are so glad you had the chance to enjoy our getaway! Come back soon as you guys were the perfect guests.

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                      • Incredible Family Reunion

                        Incredible Family Reunion

                        • Guest Diana D. (Long Beach, California)
                        • Date of stay 05/25/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/31/12
                        Our growing family gets together every year on Memorial Day weekend and it is hard to find a place that can house all of us comfortably. The Painted Pony Resort was perfect! We rented the entire facility and had plenty of room. There was something for everyone, young and old alike. With the pool table, ping-pong, basketball, swimming pool, jacuzzi, and huge patio nobody got bored and my parents could retreat to the bungalow when the kids/grandkids/great-grandkids got to be too much! Bruce and Glen were absolutely amazing and accomodated our every need. Bruce was available day and night, and was so polite and considerate. He offered us a hike, which we weren't able to take advantage of this time, but hopefully will be able to next time. Have no doubt, you will not be disappointed if you stay here. The views are magnificent, and the entire facility is beautiful inside and out!

                        Owner response: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful recommendations for the Painted Pony Resort. We enjoyed having you as our guest and hope to see you back very soon !!! We are so happy your family had a great reunion. This is our goal and what we like to hear. Glen

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                      • guest house

                        guest house

                        • Guest kat (Henderson,TN)
                        • Date of stay 03/08/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/11/12
                        I stayed in the guest house,absolutely beautiful. This house has everything, three bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, living area. Fully furnished, everything you need, and beautifully decorated, sheer heaven. Every comfort you could ask for. Perfectly maintained, clean, looks and feels new. This is the one place I would recommend to everyone.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, families with young children, pet owners.

                        Owner response: Thanks Kathy for staying with us and so glad you enjoyed the guest house so much. Come back soon! Glen

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                      • Stars Stars Stars

                        Stars Stars Stars

                        • Guest Starlover (Victoria, BC, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 02/21/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/08/12
                        A group of us had a star party here (the astronomy kind). What a great star party we had. Of all the places I have gone for astronomy parties this one really stands out. Comfortable lodging, great food (provided by nearby caterers) and neat people in addition to fabulous observing and imaging in pristine skies. The site is 4973 ft above sea level on the desert so the air is very clear and dry resulting in excellent visibility. The observing area is separated from the living quarters and plenty of trees in between render the house lights invisible. Wonderful hikes and drives nearby to round out a great week.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Thank you so much for your review John. Your pictures of the stars at PPR are just awesome! We look forward to you guys coming again next year. Glen

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                      • What a wonderful place to spend my FAMILY THANKSGIVING!!!

                        What a wonderful place to spend my FAMILY THANKSGIVING!!!

                        • Guest VIVIAN H.
                        • Date of stay 11/21/11
                        • Review Submitted 11/30/11
                        MY family and i had a wonderful time at the Painted Pony Resort in Rodeo, New Mexico. We consist of 5 adult sisters and we get our families together every Thanksgiving. Four of us live in Texas and one lives in Atlanta, Georgia. It was about a 900 mile drive from our Texas homes and some of them were whining about such a long trip, right up until we arrived and with one glance they all said it was more than worth it. The pictures do not do this place justice. The words awesome and unbelievable came up a lot in my family discribing this wonderful place. Glen the owner was very easy to work with on all parts of the transaction. Bruce the caretaker of the property lives right there and if we even mentioned an idea, he made it happen. I don't know how much he makes, but i'm sure he is deserving of a raise. He took us hiking, he hooked us up with a ranch for horseback riding, he put wood in the fireplace, my family wanted to adopt him, talking about service with a smile. The best compliment i think i can give to the Painted Pony Resort, is that we all want to get back there as soon as possible and i will be highly recommending this place to all my friends. It offered more than i was expecting and definitely more than i had even hoped it would. Surprisingly, there is plenty for all ages to do in the desert, the only problem is that you will not want to leave the property to do them. Thanks BRUCE & GLEN for making this an unforgettable Thanksgiving Holiday for me and my Family!!!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Vivian, thank you so much for bringing your family and sharing your Thanksgiving with us at the Painted Pony! You were the perfect guests. Really appreciate your review and think you have captured things perfectly. Bruce talks about how much fun you guys were and is still savoring "the sisters" cooking. Glen

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                      Rate above is base rate for Guest House only. Go to the Owner's Web Site for full pricing and terms. The link to the Owners Web Site is right before the Photos where it says: CLICK HERE - Main web Site for Painted Pony Resort. VRBO will not let us put the link here but it is paintedponyresort dot com.

                      Deposit of 25% or $500 whichever is greater.


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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: El Paso or Tucson at 150 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: US 80 at 25 Miles
                      • Nearest Barpub: Rodeo Tavern at 5 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Rodeo Tavern at 5 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: We are a family with 4 boys living the American dream and very thankful for our good fortune to have this Resort in NM, The Land of Enchantment! We live in Northern VA and fell in love with the peaceful isolation of the NM desert in an area they call the bootheel of NM. The picture is from our own family reunion. The heated pool was a favorite hangout for everybody, especially the kids!

                      Why the Owner Chose Rodeo:
                      John McAfee put this property up for auction in the crash of 2009 with the auction was featured in an article in the NY Times where we read about the property. We decided to attend the auction and were absolutely blown away by the peacefulness of the area and the quality of the layout and construction of this estate. Believing it would make a great getaway resort we placed the winning bid for this former private estate and turned it into The Painted Pony Resort.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                      The Pained Pony Resort is a great choice for the budget conscious who want the Southwest Desert experience but not the commercialism and or prices of Tucson and Phoenix. Weddings can be done economically using locals for food and other services. For family reunions, it is a great place because everyone tends to stay on the resort and re-connect. We love PPR for its beautiful setting and the calm and peaceful spirit it promotes. This is a perfect place to get away from the rat race and get spiritually recharged. Small to medium sized groups, artists, astronomers and university staff on sabbatical have come to hold their meetings at PPR. They find that our facilities are economical and their members love the quite beauty. Several groups are returning each year at the requests of their members.


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                      Photos

                      • PPR Complex showing 3 Main Buildings, Events Building & Cabin in far background

                        PPR Complex showing 3 Main Buildings, Events Building & Cabin in far background

                      • Entertain On Our Large Courtyard Behind the Main House with Cabana and Fireplace

                        Entertain On Our Large Courtyard Behind the Main House with Cabana and Fireplace

                      • Hugh Bath Located In Our Bungalow frequently used as the Honeymoon Suite

                        Hugh Bath Located In Our Bungalow frequently used as the Honeymoon Suite

                      • Master Bedroom in the Main House.  Doors lead to Courtyard.

                        Master Bedroom in the Main House. Doors lead to Courtyard.

                      • View from behind Pool Area

                        View from behind Pool Area

                      • Painted Pony Resort Entrance just 4 miles off Highway 80 on Painted Pony Road.

                        Painted Pony Resort Entrance just 4 miles off Highway 80 on Painted Pony Road.

                      • Entertainment provided by local DJ with catering done by local vendors.

                        Entertainment provided by local DJ with catering done by local vendors.

                      • Wedding Ceremony - Beautiful NM Day.  Courtyard behind the Main House.

                        Wedding Ceremony - Beautiful NM Day. Courtyard behind the Main House.

                      • Hiking on one of the many trails in Nat. Forest just 10 minutes from the Resort.

                        Hiking on one of the many trails in Nat. Forest just 10 minutes from the Resort.

                      • Family Reunion gathering at the heated pool.

                        Family Reunion gathering at the heated pool.

                      • Hot Tub area behind the Main House and next to the Heated Pool Area.

                        Hot Tub area behind the Main House and next to the Heated Pool Area.

                      • Painted Pony Rustic Cabin showing front sliding glass door entrance.

                        Painted Pony Rustic Cabin showing front sliding glass door entrance.

                      • Front Entrance to the Main House.

                        Front Entrance to the Main House.

                      • Chimera on the main Courtyard.  Spend your cool desert nights warming by a fire.

                        Chimera on the main Courtyard. Spend your cool desert nights warming by a fire.

                      • Custom Double King Sized Bed in Wedding Bungalow.

                        Custom Double King Sized Bed in Wedding Bungalow.

                      • Great Room with large TV & fireplace.  Windows look onto Courtyard area.

                        Great Room with large TV & fireplace. Windows look onto Courtyard area.

                      • Wedding Bungalow showing the large verandas that surround the building.

                        Wedding Bungalow showing the large verandas that surround the building.

                      • Wedding Celebration in the Events Building.

                        Wedding Celebration in the Events Building.

                      • Wedding Party goes on into the night at the Events Building.

                        Wedding Party goes on into the night at the Events Building.

                      • Spring Time at Painted Pony Resort.  Planting Area in front of Main House.

                        Spring Time at Painted Pony Resort. Planting Area in front of Main House.

                      • Taken from the parking area in front of the Main House.

                        Taken from the parking area in front of the Main House.

                      • Nearby Spectacular Chiricahua National Monument.  Just 30 miles from resort.

                        Nearby Spectacular Chiricahua National Monument. Just 30 miles from resort.

                      • 2,500 SF Events Building for large group gatherings, receptions, parties, etc.

                        2,500 SF Events Building for large group gatherings, receptions, parties, etc.

                      • Gate to Pained Pony Cabin located on separately fenced area from Main Complex

                        Gate to Pained Pony Cabin located on separately fenced area from Main Complex

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                      Date last modified - Thursday, January 30, 2014

                      $500 per night (USD)
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                      12 Bedroom / 7.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 40

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