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Quiet, Private Cottage/Heart of Western History. Family/Pet/Horse/Rv Friendly

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Last updated: 12/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Sierra Vista cottage description

River Ridge Guest Ranch is located in Palominas, AZ just 90 miles southeast of Tucson nestled in the scenic San Pedro River Valley. The 30-acre property was purchased in 1996 and the main house was built from our own design with an emphasis on bringing the outdoors in. We incorporated the same design aesthetics when we built the guest cottage in 2004. And the ranch’s location with an elevation of 4200' makes for a moderate and pleasant climate all year 'round.

The handicapped-accessible, 1-bedroom ranch-style guest cottage can accommodate virtually any sized group, in a non-smoking environment. You don’t even have to worry about the silverware or pots and pans, we’ve got you covered! The cottage features a fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher and gas range….along with a well-stocked storage pantry. The great room features a cozy wood-burning stove for your enjoyment. The spacious bedroom offers southwest decor and a Queen-sized bed…. and a full-sized sleeper sofa is ready for your tag-a-longs. The bathroom has a wheel-chair accessible shower, and full laundry facilities are available for your use. For your convenience we provide you with laundry soap, iron and board, shampoos, toothbrushes and a hair dryer.

RRGR is on 30 acres and is set up for you to bring your horses...plenty of maneuvering room for oversized rigs. Whether you are just passing through and need an over-night spot to turn your critters out, or want an extended stay to get away from the heat or the cold, this is the place for you. The barn has two stalls with 30'X50' exterior attached pens and a 20-acre pasture for turnout...plus a round pen. Ride on the National Riparian Area just out 'the backdoor' of the cottage or trailer a short distance to the Huachuca Mountains and explore miles of trails. The guest ranch is adjacent to the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area which is home to hundreds of species of birds, mammals, reptiles and butterflies. Within walking distance is the Lehner's Prehistoric Mammoth Kill Site.

Your cozy getaway is also near Ramsey Canyon Preserve (the hummingbird capital of the west), the old mining town of Bisbee, and Tombstone, the “town too tough to die”. We are near Fort Huachuca with its Historical Museum, Kartchner Caverns, and the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson.

Outside, relax in the jacuzzi with a glass of wine while you take in the unobstructed view of the valley and the emerald green cottonwood trees lining the river. You will enjoy watching the hummers at their feeders, and our numerous local and visiting avian friends stopping by for a snack, along with numerous members of the mammal and reptilian families. Also, you’ll appreciate the carport and the covered, wrap-around porch. The bunkhouse (camper/trailer) is also available for additional family/guests. And, there is ample room for any size RV….electric and water hookups are available. Our authentic, 1890's sheepherder's wagon sleeps 2 on a full-sized bed...nestled near the campfire area. Or slumber away atop cots on the porch, or try sleeping under the starry western sky around the campfire.

A petting zoo is available for your family's enjoyment. Cuddle with the bunnies and romp with our two dwarf goats, Wilbur and Orville Wright (the WOW brothers). Chickens, dogs, horses and turtles await your attentive faces. Enjoy a hayride or take a little excursion on the 1952 Ford 8N farm tractor. Walk, jog, bike or ride the golf cart on the .7 mile groomed track around the pasture. Like to try kayaking? We will gladly tote you up to Parker Lake in the Huachuca Mountains where you can also hike, bird watch and enjoy a picnic...pets are welcome.

Old western history abounds around your guest cottage in Cochise County....Apache Territory, home to Cochise and Geronimo. Come on by.....stay awhile.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Ask at time of reservation....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            The entire house is wheelchair-accessible with metal ramps for exterior doors which can be left in place....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            sleep 4 extas in travel trailer, 2 in sheepwagon, 2 on cots...moreless

          • ...moreless

          • Queen bed...all bedding included...with electric blanket available. Full-sized illuminated walk-in closet with shelves, dresser and luggage stand....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

            shower is wheelchair accessible/outdoor shower near jacuzzi...moreless

          • Chair-height toilet, safety rail at toilet and in shower. Wall heater and ceiling fan. Two doors, one to bedroom, one to hallway....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • What we offer is a little different from most vacation rentals. While privacy and solitude are part of your retreat, you have the peace of mind knowing that we are just a stone’s throw away. On your first day we will provide lots of starters—fresh quiche, fresh fruit, fresh free-range eggs and an array of pantry items. Pick your own produce from the organic garden planted in a raised bed made from an antique cattle feeder. For the rest of your stay, you can enjoy a visit to our local grocery stores and farmers’ markets. In essence, this is a place you can make your own—a private, quiet and relaxing getaway just for you and your guests. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

                  • Rural:

                    Palominas is half way between Sierra Vista and Bisbee in a quiet, rural setting. We are within walking distance of the San Pedro River with views of the Huachuca and Mule mountains....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Swamp cooler with one window A/C...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Gas wall heater...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Free WiFi...moreless

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

                    Carport with additional graveled areas for parking extra vehicles or RVs. and/or stock rigs....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    An automatic drip coffee maker with ground coffee is available, along with an assortment of teas. Sugar, sweetners and creamer are provided. ...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Kitchen is stocked with dishes and utensils for 6 people...arrangements can be made for bigger groups....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Pantry Items:

                    The pantry is stocked with canned and boxed goods. including the typical spices and condiments, vinegar and olive oil, individual packages of snacks...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    In the fridge you will find bottled water, red and white wine, homemade quiche, fresh baked muffins, our fresh eggs and fresh fruit....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    gas...moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    Toaster oven....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    2 forward-pedal bikes and one small child's bike. No helmets....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    A golf cart is available to use on the property. Clubs are available to take to local courses or to practice with on the property....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    2 double-cockpit kayaks available...paddles and personal flotation devices available for 4 people. We will transport you to Parker Lake....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Wrap-around covered porch with seating and hammock....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Jacuzzi is right outside backdoor. Privacy screen and unobstructed views of night sky, river, valley and mountains....moreless

                       

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                      Year-round
                      May 13 - May 13, 2015
                      1 night min stay
                      $150
                      $1,015 $4,200
                      My Standard Rate
                      1 night min stay
                      $150
                      $1,015 $4,200
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      There is plenty of room on the property to park an RV. If you need to hook up to water and power there will be an additional charge of $25 per day. There are a few gas stations in nearby Sierra Vista with free dump stations.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 12/02/2014
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                      Location

                      90 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      tucson
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      The Brite Spot
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Turqoise Valley
                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Benson
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 92
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      The Brite Spot

                      Car: Necessary

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1997

                      About the owner: Tom is a Memphis, Tennessee transplant, has lived in Arizona for over 40 years and is a retired Superior Court Judge. Kim moved to southeastern Arizona in 1984 from southern California and is retired from the travel industry.

                      Why the Owner Chose Sierra Vista:
                      Tom and I feel extremely lucky to have found this bare land for sale in 1996 with its eastern fenceline adjoining the riparian area of the San Pedro River. With unobstructed views of the river, the Huachuca and Mule Mountains and the entire valley, we remind ourselves daily our good fortune to live in such a beautiful and peaceful place. Because we feel so very lucky to have found this amazing property, we want to share our little piece of heaven with you! If we don't see you in the future, we will see you in the pasture. Your hosts.....Tom and Kim


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • The bunk house.

                        The bunk house.

                      • Parker Lake

                        Parker Lake

                      • The Idaho sheepherder's wagon.

                        The Idaho sheepherder's wagon.

                      • Parker Lake

                        Parker Lake

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                      This listing was first published here in 2014.

                      Date last modified - Friday, December 12, 2014

                      $150 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Minimum stay: 1 nights
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