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Open Cross Ranch Private Guesthouses - Wine Country Getaway

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'The Homestead' House at Open Cross Ranch / 1 of 2 private guest houses

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Last updated: 08/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

THE HOMESTEAD HOUSE: 3 Bedrooms, sleeps up to 8. Enjoy a 350 s.f. master bedroom with a separate entry, full size bed, additional small bed in a cozy alcove. Second bedroom with twin beds. One semi-private bedroom adjacent to the living room, with single bed. Living room includes a full size sofa-bed. 1 full bath with double sinks. Fully equipped kitchen including dishes, some staples, etc. Towels, linens and other amenities are included. Private laundry room. For those who travel with their horse, accommodations for the 4-legged kind may also be arranged. Call for details. (The Homestead is the larger of the 2 guest houses that are offered by Open Cross Ranch. To see information about the other house, see separate VRBO listing: The Canelo House)

THE REAL DEAL
The historic Open Cross Ranch is an authentic, working cattle ranch in the Canelo Hills near Sonoita. Enjoy the most stunning views and excellent accommodations. The Ranch was first homesteaded in 1918. Most recently the original house and two private guest houses have been updated and renovated by owners - husband and wife, Mac & Billie Donaldson. They reside in the main house, and the Homestead and Canelo Houses are available to travelers. With unrivaled panoramic views and spacious areas, the western setting also provides a rich backdrop for events, including weddings and receptions.

HOME SWEET HOME
Each house is tastefully appointed with details that make a house a home, such as linens, cookware, dinnerware and more. Each quality item has been personally chosen by Billie Donaldson. Other luxuries include a modern laundry room in each house, and beautifully appointed kitchens. Your comfort and privacy are important at the Ranch. Once you arrive, it becomes your private home to come and go as you please; a 100% self-serve stay. Billie’s complimentary welcome basket will be waiting for you. She might include fresh eggs from her hen house, seasonal goodies, or other local offerings.

HORSES WELCOME AT OPEN CROSS RANCH
If you want to vacation with your horse(s), call for details. Private rides are sometimes available with the owner, schedule permitting; a great way to see the working side of the Ranch.

A GREAT ESCAPE
The Open Cross motto is, “unplug and unwind”. Be prepared to leave city life behind. This countryside property provides private nature walks, hikes, horseback riding, and mountain biking right outside your door. The dark nighttime skies are a stargazer’s paradise, and the landscape is pure inspiration for artists and photographers. Riding stables are just a stone’s throw, and a mere 4 1/2 miles off of Hwy 83, you’ll find yourself in the heart of some of Arizona’s best wine country. The immediate area offers wine tastings and tours at a dozen vineyards and wineries, many of which are recipients of some of the most prestigious wine awards and accolades. “Foodies” might also appreciate local organic produce, Farmers’ Markets, and plentiful homemade goods. A quick jaunt to nearby Sonoita and other towns, reveals a wonderful selection of restaurants, shopping, historic attractions, museums and other recreation. Throughout the year escape to events such as the Sonoita Rodeo, horse races, food events, county fairs and other community activities. Fishing and water sport enthusiasts enjoy nearby lakes - Parker Canyon and Patagonia.

FOR NATURE LOVERS
This Madera oak woodland receives the majority of rainfall from July through September, bringing rolling green pastures and abundant wildlife activity. Every changing season is celebrated here. The higher elevation of 5,100 ft. makes for cooler, greener summers than many of the surrounding cities and towns, while fall and winter are comparatively mild, with a short-lived snowfall now and then. Each season brings unique sights of native fauna and colorful landscapes specific to these wooded grasslands.

BEHIND THE SCENES.
Open Cross Ranch is a USDA Forest permit in the Canelo Hills of Santa Cruz County. This year-round cow and calf operation has crossbred cows with Angus and Hereford bulls. Calves are born from April–July and are weaned in the fall. Because of the difficult terrain of these limestone hills, working cattle by traditional horseback is necessary. Owner Mac Donaldson oversees the day to day operations that keep this part of the Ranch's history alive and kick'n. It is a beautiful family affair.

Note: Google Maps and GPS systems may not show accurate street names in this area. Acquire a detailed map to the Ranch at www.opencrossaz.com

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Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Horses allowed. Call for details. No other pets allowed....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

    Sofa bed in living room...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 twin/ single

    Semi-private room off of the living room/kitchen...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Master bedroom with a nook which can sleep a shild....moreless

  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Old world charm with touches of antique and rustic. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Ceiling fans, Evaporative cooling, Wall heaters in bedrooms, Down comforters, Handcrafted quilts, Master bedroom desk, I-pod alarm clock, Hairdryer, Hangers & luggage rack, Toaster, Coffee pot, Hand mixer, Britta pitcher, High chair, First aid kit, Laundry & cleaning supplies, Ironing board & iron, Telephone (local calls and personal calling cards), Board games, Books, Movies, Ranch Chuck Wagon, Horse Shoe Pit, Outdoor ramada, Croquet, Welcome basket with complimentary toiletries, coffee, tea, and more, Horse corrals for boarding your horse upon availability....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television:

    A TV is provided for DVD use only. There are some movies to choose from....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small selection...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The Huachuca Mountain Range is the backdrop to beautiful wooded grasslands and rolling hills. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and amazing stargazing at night. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is a 'breakfast bar' in the kitchen. There is a comfy window seat in the dining room. The perfect place to relax and read a book....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New, modern - Front loading/Energy efficient...moreless

  • Heating:

    Each room has a wall heater....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty of open parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of open parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    local calls and personal calling card...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New, modern - Front loading/Energy efficient...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Connection on property is spotty. Wi-Fi is fully accessible at nearby Sonoita....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood is provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    The surrounding community has talented chefs and catering services....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Dinnerware, glassware, and cookware are provided. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    With your stay, you will be greeted with an Open Cross welcome basket. Goodies may include fresh eggs or other delectables....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Owner Billie sometimes likes to put surprise pantry items in the house, including seasonal, fresh products from the local community. Sugar, salt, coffee and tea are always on hand. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Plus an outdoor Ramada on site....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Last updated: 08/25/2015
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Location

This is the best location to stay and enjoy Arizona's wine country. Wine tours and wine tastings are an every day thing at a dozen wineries and vineyards within minutes of the Ranch. Enjoy new area restaurants and seasonal events, away from the hustle and bustle of city life; an ultimate relaxing country experience. Open Cross Ranch features on-property trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. The extraordinary scenery and abundant wildlife is favored by photographers and artists, and the starry nighttime skies are spectacular. There a 2 area lakes for fishing, swimming, and boating.

 

Owner info

About the owner: The Donaldsons have been ranching in Southern Arizona for four generations and have a strong tie to the land. Mac & Billie are hands-on, making your every experience at the Ranch enjoyable and memorable.

Why the Owner Chose Sonoita:
Open Cross Ranch abides to personal ethics of conservation and sustainability. The original homestead property of 1918 is a prime example of western heritage and hospitality.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Homestead House is full of everything you need to make yourself comfortable at home. Provisions include linens, kitchenware, and more. The decor is charming western chic with unique rustic touches. It provides a perfect home base for the many activities in the area. The Ranch is private yet convenient to nearby Sonoita, and is in the heart of Arizona Wine Country with a dozen vineyards and wineries, riding stables and more. The property is vast and provides beautiful wilderness for exploration and activities. Horses are welcome at the Ranch. Call for details if you are traveling with your horse(s). Schedule permitting, the owners may sometimes offer private rides; a great way to see behind the scenes of a working cattle ranch. The spacious property is perfect for retreats, family reunions, and events.


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  • 'The Homestead' House at Open Cross Ranch / 1 of 2 private guest houses

    'The Homestead' House at Open Cross Ranch / 1 of 2 private guest houses

  • Wood Stove

    Wood Stove

  • SPACIOUS MASTER BEDROOM WITH SEPARATE ENTRY

    SPACIOUS MASTER BEDROOM WITH SEPARATE ENTRY

  • RAMADA

    RAMADA

  • Spectacular Sunsets

    Spectacular Sunsets

  • Full Bath

    Full Bath

  • NESTLED IN THE FOOTHILLS AND IN THE HEART OF WINE COUNTRY

    NESTLED IN THE FOOTHILLS AND IN THE HEART OF WINE COUNTRY

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