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The Painted Pony Resort is a plush, comfortable desert retreat economically priced for Family Reunions, Business Retreats, Workshops, Conferences, Stargazing and Astronomy, Private Events and a Wedding Destination.
756 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.
13 bedrooms with lots of room.
* Spacious 5 bedroom main house
* 2 guest houses with 5 additional bedrooms
* Cabin with 3 bedrooms
* Large Events Building
* Air runway
* 5 RV pads
* Cabana and courtyard
* Outdoor pool, fireplace and hot tub.
We've accommodated a wedding that included 80 guests at the reception and wedding ceremony. And a family reunion with 51 people including 20 children.
Get unplugged and off the grid at Pained Pony Resort and Ranch, 'An Escape to Tranquility.'
* Ideal location for Family Reunion, Weddings, Corporate Conference & Retreat, Other Groups like: Astronomy and Stargazing Clubs, Painting Workshops, Biking & Hiking Groups, University Research Teams, Spiritual Retreat, & Leadership Conferences.
* Pricing based on the size of your group and or how many buildings allocated for your group.
* Flat rate pricing of $1,000 per night for most large groups plus cleaning fee and state and local taxes.
* Special Inclusive 4 day/3 night package for Private Corporate Conference & Retreat. Includes the following:
Breakfast and Dinner, Special Event, Open Bar, Transportation from Tucson or El Paso Airport to PPR. Price for minimum of 10 individuals: $225 per night per person or $6,750 Total. Please call the owner for more information on this exclusive offer and go to the Owner's Web Site for more details.
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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
(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
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Special rate of $1,000 per night for most large family groups of 26 or more plus cleaning fee and taxes. Camping available.
Inclusive 4 day/3 night package for Private Corporate Conference:
Breakfast and Dinner plus transportation from Tucson or El Paso Airport to PPR. Starting price for minimum of 10 individuals: $225 per night per person or $6,750 Total. Call owner for more information or visit the Owner's Web Site.
Call us for Weddings, meals, additional rooms in the area, and other services.
Buildings are allocated based on the number of people in your group.
We rent to one group at a time. Cabin rented for $200 per night and $75 cleaning fee. Sleeps 6 people. Contact owner
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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.
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.
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
Hugh Bath Located In Our Bungalow frequently used as the Honeymoon Suite
Master Bedroom in the Main House. Doors lead to Courtyard.
View from behind Pool Area
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.
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.
Family Reunion gathering at the heated pool.
Hot Tub area behind the Main House and next to the Heated Pool Area.
Painted Pony Rustic Cabin showing front sliding glass door entrance.
Front Entrance to the Main House.
Chimera on the main Courtyard. Spend your cool desert nights warming by a fire.
Custom Double King Sized Bed in Wedding Bungalow.
Great Room with large TV & fireplace. Windows look onto Courtyard area.
Wedding Bungalow showing the large verandas that surround the building.
Wedding Celebration in 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.
Taken from the parking area in front of the Main House.
Nearby Spectacular Chiricahua National Monument. Just 30 miles from resort.
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
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Date last modified - Saturday, May 23, 2015
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