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"Spirit of the West" Ranch Home, Stunning Views, Scenic Drive to Grand Canyon

Seligman, AZ, USA
  • House3500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Come join us at beautiful TUMBLING ROCK RANCH in Northern Arizona — Experience the "Spirit of the West” in the heart of cowboy country…

We are surrounded by working cattle ranches, a GREEN FOREST of pinion pines and cedars, close to ancient Native American ceremonial sites, and Route 66.

Enjoy the TRANQUIL, captivating views of surrounding MOUNTAINS from any room in the house through sixteen large windows and four garden doors. Have your favorite morning beverage on the 71 foot covered patio where you can listen to the birds, fill your senses with the wonderful fragrances of the countryside and watch the occasional deer pass by. You may also choose to get on the trails available on our 80 acres for an early morning hike.

Favorite evening activities include gathering around the outdoor FIREPLACE, roasting marshmallows while STARGAZING, storytelling, and toasting the day’s events.

Our guests tell us that we offer much more than the average vacation rental. This COMFORTABLE, spacious home, which features a charming RUSTIC “cowboy” motif throughout, is thoughtfully furnished and adorned. It’s cozy for a couple or small family and the layout is also perfect for extended family gatherings or groups of friends who would like to spend quality time together.

We’re conveniently located in the Juniper Mountains between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, 55 miles west of Williams, close to Seligman, the BIRTHPLACE OF ROUTE 66. The climate is moderate, year round, with few exceptions. We are at 5800 feet elevation and though we get some beautiful SNOWFALL a few times each season. WILDLIFE commonly seen include elk, deer, javalina, antelope, coyote, bobcat, and wild burros.

As your hosts, we try to make this your BEST VACATION EVER. Guests who stay with us become friends and often return multiple times. They love the home and the surrounding area, which has so much to offer. Take a few extra days if possible, you will find your visit very rewarding.

[Need more (or less) room? We also rent a guest cabin on the 80 acres which sleeps up to 4, check it out at VRBO listing # 431984.]


If you are looking for more reasons to stay with us, here are a few snippets from past GUEST REVIEWS…

“The house was everything described and more. I recommend this home to anyone interested in truly getting away from the concrete jungle. You will not be disappointed. Thanks Don and Carolyn!” — Guest review titled ‘Awesome, simply awesome’ by Doug W.

“We normally stay in 5-star hotels and this home certainly met our expectations for a high quality, comfortable atmosphere. We were only there for 3 nights and will definitely book a longer stay next time.” — Guest review titled ‘Wonderful!’ by Pat R.

“Although the photos accurately depict the home, they can't do justice to capturing the essence! My only regret is that we were not there long enough.” — Guest review titled ’Paradise Found!’ from Anonymous

“We couldn't have asked for a more peaceful, beautiful place to unwind and see some local sights!” — Guest review titled ’Absolutely Magical!!’ from Ann D.

“I really can't stress adequately enough how clean, lovely, and obviously very well-cared for that the home was. We enjoyed our stay very much.” — Guest review titled ‘Beautiful, secluded, relaxing’ from Jana B.

“Clean, great kitchen/dining area, amazing views, and spacious accommodations. The living room and game room have lovely log fireplaces and large picture windows. Everyone enjoyed using the well stocked game room (with bar area) and pool table. The house layout was fabulous for multiple parties/families. Facilities were well beyond our expectations. Furniture was large and plush. Beds and bedding were extremely comfortable and good quality. There is a large patio that wraps around the front of the house that has both a fireplace and grill that we found most useful. As experienced international travelers we can highly recommend this property. - Guest review titled ‘April2017’ by Susan P.

“This is really an ideal place for a family gathering. All the beds were comfortable and the closets were large. Everything was clean and well laid out. — Guest review titled ‘Wonderful Place to Stay’ by Nancy S.

[You can read many full reviews by scrolling down the page or clicking on the reviews tab.]


Consider taking the PETROGLYPH VALLEY TOUR while you’re here!

Petroglyph Valley is a unique point-of-interest, located nearby on a local working cattle ranch. Don will drive you and your party about 20 minutes south of our property, where he has exclusive access onto the ranch. The private tour includes both hiking and a fascinating bit of history. (This is not your common tourist destination, as it is not open to the general public.)

Arriving at the site, you will see an abundance of ancient petroglyphs carved into the stunning rock cliff formations. Many of the carvings predate the arrival of any white explorers or settlers. You’ll also hike to a location where Native American Indians (Yavapai Apache) crafted pottery pieces by hand, remnants of which still litter the canyon floor.

Also included is a moderate trek up onto a small mountain where you will see ancient stone ruins, some old abandoned ranch buildings and the popular, Musical Rocks. This incredible vantage point provides a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

As your guide, Don will give a running commentary on the history of the area. With any luck, you may see wild animals such as deer, elk, javelina, coyotes, antelope or wild burro on your journey!

$150 for up to 3 guests

$175 for 4 guests or more

(Payment is due at the time of the scheduled tour.)

The tour takes approximately 4 - 4.5 hours. Guests are expected to bring their own snacks and drinks.

This activity has been very popular with our travelers and a bonus highlight for many who’ve stayed with us!


Feel free to ask us for more information about our property or any points of interest in the area!

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Don, Carolyn, and Nancy

Member Since 2011
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About Don, Carolyn, and Nancy

My husband and I have been savoring the beauty of the Juniper Mountains since 2004. We've been renting both our home and guest cabin (431984) through VRBO for several years and enjoy a steady flow of guests from all over the world. We've just added a second cozy cabin (1157197) for a total of three distinct units! Each one of our properties is custom-built and the setting is amazing. We have four children, ten grandchildren, and two great grandchildren, who live somewhat scattered along the west side of the continent. Don and I live on the 80 acres nearby with our Border Collie mix, Roxy, and Papillon, Sam. Although we will both be here to greet you when you arrive for your stay, initial point of contact will be handled by our daughter, Nancy.

Don, Carolyn, and Nancy purchased this House in 2007

Why Don, Carolyn, and Nancy chose Seligman

It's a little piece of paradise. This property is peaceful, quiet, and away from it all, but centrally located to all the attractions.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
        • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), 2 Queen Futons (4th bdrm/den, and rec room), Queen Air Mattresses (2), Fold out foam beds (2), Queen pull out sofa bed (1), Twin mattress cots (2)


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower, Master bedroom, separate shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, sink/cabinet/ laundry room
        • Bathroom 1 has a large soaker tub!!

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Mountain View


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Ducted Heating
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Fireplace
                        (2) 1 indoor fireplaces, 1 outdoor fireplace, and a fire pit
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Broadband Access
                        Satellite hook-up available
                      • Living Area
                      • Living Room
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        With laundry detergent
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        (2) 1 indoor fireplaces, 1 outdoor fireplace, and a fire pit
                      • Wood Stove
                        We have a wood stove and a pellet stove


                          • Microwave
                          • Blender
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            Quality appliances, space and lighting.
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                            ice maker
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Piano
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Game Room
                                    We call it a Recreation Room. Includes a custom bar and lounge/game area with fireplace.
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Pool Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library
                                    A plethora of DVDs available, in residence and for check-out.


                                      • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Gazebo
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm


                                              • churches
                                              • forests
                                              • library
                                              • pond
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins
                                              • waterfalls

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • photography
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • laundromat

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • spelunking


                                                              • Custom-built home on 80 acres, 6 exteriors doors for easy access to the outdoor and patio areas, outdoor fireplace, natural stone waterfall and pond, reverse osmosis system, baby grand piano, fitness equipment. Soaker Tub in Master Bath. Check out our website for more pictures!!

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                101 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews


                                                                mj c.

                                                                The location is beautiful. I would highly recommend to anyone that wants to disconnect and spend quality family time. The house is loaded with everything you need. Just bring your family and clothes! It took us about 2 hours from Las Vegas and we drove to the Grand Canyon which was almost 3 hours but it was also due to spring break traffic.

                                                                We had an amazing time at the tumble rock ranch. I would def, return

                                                                David H.

                                                                Don and Carolyn were very gracious hosts to us. The ranch was as beautiful as the pictures and the area was beautiful. We were very close to the Grand Canyon , the caverns and red rock park. The ranch was incredibly warm and inviting and the night skies were amazing. This is definitely a stay I would make again.

                                                                Thank you Don for all the great conversations and direction.

                                                                David and family.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you David and family for the very nice review. We enjoyed having you stay at the ranch and hope maybe you will comeback sometime!😊�


                                                                Don and Carolyn

                                                                Peaceful Luxury

                                                                BethFrisco, TX

                                                                This is a lovely, well cared-for home. Don and Carolyn were gracious and accommodating hosts.

                                                                The house has every necessity imaginable, comfy beds & linens, thousands of DVDs, and a stunning view.

                                                                My children loved the pool table and games!

                                                                Grand Canyon South Rim is about a 2 hour drive. We enjoyed a day of ATV riding in Sedona, which was also about a 2 hour drive. Make sure you save time for some Route 66 nostalgia, including the Grand Canyon Caverns (30 minutes from the house).

                                                                We had a slight mishap at the house (our fault), and Don & Carolyn were so kind about it. We highly recommend staying at the Tumbling Rock Ranch !!!

                                                                Awsome stay in the big house

                                                                Alexander G.

                                                                Together with 3 friends we had an awsome stay at the Tumbling Rock Ranch. Don was waiting for us at the Ranch, he showed us everything in- and outside the house. As you can see on the pictures, there is everything you need for a good stay. We spent most of our time at the poker table an the outside grill. Only the pool table would need a renovation.

                                                                Don was very friendly and always there to help us out.

                                                                Within 2 hours you can reach the Grand Canyon also Don offers private tours to native places on private ground.

                                                                We would always choose this vacation for a stay around Seligman.

                                                                Great get away.

                                                                Deanna G.

                                                                Coming of a week trade show it was a great get away from everyone to cycle down. We went to the Grand Canyon and took the Personal tour that the owner gave us on the Working Ranch. We saw old Indian art and enjoying and nice hike. Climed some small cliffs and enjoyed some nice stories and history. 4hrs and enjoyed every minute.

                                                                Beautiful home!

                                                                Pam B.

                                                                Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful home! It was so relaxing to stay on a ranch away from chaos. Don and Carolyn were very friendly and made sure we were comfortable!


                                                                Seligman, AZ, USA

                                                                60 miles west of Williams. Nearby ancient Native American ceremonial sites with extensive walls of petroglyphs, a rock hound’s delight and fossils abound, close to Grand Canyon Caverns, Grand Canyon Skywalk, Havasupai Falls, Seligman (the birthplace of Route 66), Williams (50 minutes), Grand Canyon (1 hr 40 min). Las Vegas (2 1/2 hrs)

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                                                                Payment Terms; Will allow up to 3 payments depending on total amount due (can split total fee into 3 equal payments). $20 - 25.00 per person/per night for bookings over 6 or 8 people (depending on dates). Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cleaning Fee:$55 non refundable Tax Rate 6.32%

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