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Mexicasa~the Art of Western Lodging~Borders Riparian Sanctuary

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Last updated: 06/12/2014

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Wake up someplace special in our South of the Border casita!
Get lost in a retro Mexican fiesta of fun and fantasy.
Surround yourself among the giant rocks and natural desert landscaping in this special casa and former art studio. Lots of windows and light accent the high beamed ceilings. French patio doors open up to the balcony overlooking the compound below. The old-style Mexican architecture takes you back to another world with custom-painted walls and aqua-marine acid-stained concrete floors. This is a hand-crafted casita like you've never seen - full of artful decor, collectibles and wonderful Western books.

The bedroom features a queen bed, plus a bonus sitting room- office in the back which contains a single bed for another person.
The open living room provides a queen-size sofa sleeper for 2.

Hallway bathroom has a large bathtub surrounded by corrugated tin and tile. The Mexican talavera sink and countertop sets off the colorful accents.

A cheery, sunny tiled kitchen features a full-sized refrigerator and adorable turquoise stove with matching sink. Even matching dishes and Mexicanware add to the theme and details of this artistic casa.

The special creative accents, bright, colorful furnishings and collectibles, deliver a distinctively native Southwest flavor to our largest casita. Friedo Kahlo has nothing on us!

With our attention to details, we hope our guests are left wanting for nothing and feel totally provided for. We'll even fresh-cut your mesquite wood on the outdoor BBQ grill.

Keywords: Guest House
Bed & Breakfast
family reunions
outdoor & special events
retreat space
winter guests


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Coffee press, drip machine, coffee, tea, stocked cookie jar, dark chocolates, wine glasses, wine opener, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, nature sound machine, western book collection ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed broadband of course!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed broadband WIFI, free of course!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    We have drip AND coffee presses in each unit. Whatever your preference....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    More utensils than you can use....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We even furnish appropriately themed dishes for each guesthouse. Plenty of everything!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Everything a hungry human would want is furnished in our kitchens. IF not, please ask!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerators in all guest houses....moreless

  • Stove:

    Our vintage stoves are a big hit here!...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 7.27%


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Gold panning, horseback riding, rodeos, ATVs, birding, desert cactus blooms and wildflowers


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I've lived all over the Great American West and previously owned a B&B in New Mexico. We're a professional lodging establishment and have been hosting guests around the West for over 15 years. In a past life as a ski bum, I also worked in the hospitality business in Sun Valley and Aspen. Collecting antiques and staging atmospheres is a passion, as well as international travel and cruising the USA in our vintage travel trailer or motorcycles. Down at the river, we trek into the forest and fill up on the abundance of nature or lose ourselves in our Moab-area red rock getaway near Canyonlands National Park in Utah.

Why the Owner Chose Wickenburg:
Finding this river oasis in the middle of the Sonoran desert was a gift. I don't do winters, so Wickenburg hit the spot! It was the perfect canvas to create our hand-crafted casitas and share them with others. We've honored the history of former owner LaVesta Gardner's artist colony. She lived here and gave painting and pottery classes to Wickenburg residents. She is no longer with us, but we hope you'll feel her spirit which we've nurtured with artistic designs and colorful flairs throughout our rancheria. We live in a separate on-site residence and are here to assist guests in any way-- to visit and share stories, or leave everyone to their own private space. Meeting interesting visitors is the highlight of this business! We hope you'll find Rio Tierra a remarkable Arizona memory.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Though much of the Hassayampa River runs dry most of the time--unless it floods--we are blessed to have the sweet rippling waters run year round on The Nature Conservancy's 600-acre property behind us. Just a two-minute walk away, you can escape into the cattails, giant cottonwoods and willow trees along our private trails. Or be still and drink in the soft sounds of nature and wildlife. We'd love to help you plan a local hike or assist with travel plans any way we can. Trek to the top of famed Vulture Peak and feel on top of the world! You'll get kudos for that from everyone around! Back at base camp, we offer an outdoor pavilion to gather in, birdwatch in, BBQ in or stargaze in. On the flip side of life, Trader Joe's is only 25 miles away. What a perk!

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