Historic Working Cattle Ranch in Sonoran Desert Mountains
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Where the West is still Wild! The A Diamond Ranch is a working cattle ranch nestled on 22,000 acres of saguaro-studded mountains. The main ranch house can be your home for the best vacation ever. (Plus the Restored Bunkhouse for an addition $125 a night.) The 1930's ranch house has been completely restored and improved upon. You will feel like you have stepped back in time and out of the rush of everyday life.
The A Diamond is one of the few working ranches in Arizona with a year-round river running through it. The Gila River is accessible from all of the ranch buildings and is a wonderful source of recreation including kayaking and tubing. Bring your own horses and ride the wide open spaces or catch the spectacular and historical Arizona Trail that intersects through the ranch. Four-wheeling with jeeps and ATV's are another alternative to exploring the beautiful mountains. Artists and writers will be inspired by the ranch's beauty. Bird watchers will delight at all of the birds calling the Gila River home.
The home has over 3200 sq ft of living space plus our swimming pool and 5 private porches and verandas, for you to hangout and relaxation space for this fantastic Arizona ranch vacation.
Just inside our hundred-year-old front doors is the first of several living areas. Sit by the rock fireplace and enjoy a long getting-reacquainted visit with family or friends or lose yourself in one of the many books in our library. The little den off the kitchen is another gathering place you will enjoy as everyone joins in the preparation of meals in the cozy kitchen with its antique furnishings and modern appliances. Even doing dishes is fun in the old farmhouse sink. Mealtime is a treasure around the harvest table in the dining room with its wall-to-wall windows overlooking the pool area and the majestic saguaros and purple mountains beyond. The game room boasts a large flat screen TV, game tables and comfy seating.
You will love our 4 magnificent bedrooms.
The Cattle Baron's room lets you sleep like royalty in its huge antique king-sized bed. Sit by the fire in the cozy beehive fireplace and wake up to the glorious sound of the river running below. The master bathroom is a full bath. Look for the A Diamond brand in the shower.
Libby's Room, named after the owner's wonderful mother-in-law, has a lovely king-sized bed and beautiful aqua and brown decor. Next to it is the A Diamond Bunk Room. Antique bunk-size beds and red, black and blue linens and cowboy pillows make this the choice for kids.
The main bathroom across from Libby's Room and the Bunk Room is right beside the full laundry room facility.
Linda's Room is a quiet little blue and white retreat with a queen bed off the kitchen side of the house with its own bathroom, and is a favorite of everybody's. High quality linens and towels are provided for all rooms.
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Member since: 2010
- 3200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Alternative Lifestyle. Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby.
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Computer Available
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub
- Private Pool
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $100
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
Pool is heated with Solar Heater, but can be supplemented with gas propane heater-$350 deposit required per week.50% of the rental rate at booking with the remain 50% plus security deposit, pet fees and cleaning fees due 60 days prior to check in for weekly rentals and 60 days prior to monthly rentals.
Any fees charged for paying by credit card will be deducted from the security deposit refund.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Waterfront, not Lake/Oceanfront. Ask for details.
Star Gazing, Bird Watching, Rock Hounding, Hunting, ATV and Jeeping.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: My name is Helen Vinson and my husband Gregg and I own the A Diamond Ranch. It is a working cattle ranch with a carrying capacity of about 300 head of cattle. We are conservation ranchers and sell our all natural beef at the local farmer's markets.
Why the Owner Chose Kearny, AZ, USA:
This was not purchased as a vacation rental, but rather to keep a historic ranch from being split up. The main home had been sold off separately from the ranching operation and when the opportunity came available to put it back with the ranch we jumped on it. Our home is about an hour from the ranch, but every time I go out to the ranch it is like a mini-vacation and we decided we wanted to share this special place with others.
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This is one of five porches/verandas attached to the home.
Back yard: swimming pool with hot tub, covered bbq grill and fire pit.
The pool is completely surrounded by handcrafted pool fencing.
Dinning-room: this gorgeous forestry table seats eight and overlooks pool area.
Bistro seating provides additional seating for larger parties.
Formal living/study: contains fire place, library and vintage doors from India.
Master suite: king-sized bed, love seat, fire place and full master bathroom.
Master bathroom: full bath with double vanity sinks, walk-in shower and tub.
Anne's Room: this cozy and comfy room has a queen-sized bed and a full bathroom.
Arizona's sunsets are one-of-a-kind. This view is from Anne's room.
Lil' Rustler's Room: two twin-sized beds, dresser and Armoire closet.
Front entry to the historical cattle ranch headquarters.
backyard: view of the pool area and surrounding mountains.
The beautiful Gila river runs less than 200 feet from the ranch house.
Full service kitchen with dishwasher, walk-in pantry, and bistro seating.
Sitting room located right off of the kitchen.
Living room: family room with a flat screen T.V. and computer with internet.
This is the gorgeous view of the landscape and barn from the master suite porch.
Master bedroom: this beautiful fireplace is located in the master suite.
Anne's Room: full service bath with walk-in shower and closet.
Libby's Room: king-sized bed with an amazing view of the barn.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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