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Cabin is just shy of 100 years.... lots of history here.

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Last updated: 07/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Built in the ancient floodplain of the fabled San Pedro River, this rustic old cabin has been fully electrified and refurbished. It is 1 room with a large screened porch doubling its living space. It has a double bed - towels, pillows and bed linens provided.
There is a counter for eating and food prep plus a sink and small refrigerator, a microwave, toaster oven and all sorts of electrical appliances for cooking.
Heating is with a small pot bellied wood stove that came out of a caboose. Wood is provided.
The bathhouse is separate with a hot shower, colorful Mexican sink and a composting toilet. There is additional space and refrigeration for food storage for long term stays.
Sustainability is a watchword in this community which is most concerned about the impact to the land and its creatures that we humans bring.
Outdoors next to the cabin is a Mexican adobe fireplace with a grill. Sit by the fire in the evening or get it going early and cook your meal there.
The cabin seems to have an old fashioned 'pay it forward' atmosphere as people often voluntarily fill the woodbox for the next guest and leave the place surprisingly clean.
Of course there are the sounds and smells of the animals along with a dusty atmosphere. We are part of a working ranch operation. If this is objectionable, this isn't the place for you.
Interested in Conservation Ranching? Know someone who is? We’re always looking for folks who would like to learn about what we are doing and would like to help. There’s often a fence to check on range (spectacular views), cows to look for on range (great hiking to find them if you can), or mesquite treelets and thistle to dig out of the irrigated pastures. Let us know if this is something you would like to explore, and we’ll work out a plan. Own vehicle essential.

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    children love it but must not go in animal pens alone...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    animals allowed if under control - can not go in horse or alpaca pens. or chase chickens large livestock guardian dog on property - Grt Pyrenees - easy going ...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    prefer smoking only on porch/outside...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • The Penthouse: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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  • Double Beds (1) standard double bed, Double bed in the Penthouse also

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Bathhouse is separate from the cabin. It contains a shower, sink and a composting toilet system. There are 3 steps up to get inside and a grab bar on the outside. Footing is a little uneven....moreless

Other Amenities

  • If keeping your vehicle pristine is a priority, you won't like the road dust you gather as you make your way here. I need to emphasize for long term renters... those wishing to stay longer than 3 weeks... that an overnight here is advised. When you stay this long, you will provide your own maintenance whether it be with maintaining the composting toilet or helping to keep up the wood supply for the cabin. I try to stay ahead of need but it is always more fun to do it together....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are books in the cabin and a great library at the Community Center...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Ruins

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    In the San Pedro river valley with the Rincons and Catalinas to the west and the Galiuros to the east...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering

Dining

  • Dining:

    In colder weather you can eat at the counter in the cabin. Table on the porch ideal for meals and a large table out there can serve as a prep area or craft table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    small swamp cooler - summer is hot and not recommended...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    calling card necessary if you use my phone...moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet is available on the porch of the cabin and we've found that it will also reach inside....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    yes, bed made...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    The cabin will receive the wifi signal...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    yes - outside I ask that you gather your own wood for outside use. Cut up wood for the small wood stove in the cabin is not for outdoor use. Plenty of dried wood around....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    yes...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    microwave,toaster & toaster oven, electric coffee maker, electric fry pan, rice cooker, crock pot, 2 burners, pots and cast iron frying pans....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, glasses, silverware and cooking utensils all available. Outdoor fireplace cooking utensils also provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    small sink, counters for prep, cutting board...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    toaster oven only...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    small refrig in cabin larger refrig for long term stays...moreless

  • Toaster:

    toaster and toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill:

    outdoor fireplace with a grill...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$50
$300 $625

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Please note that for more than 2 people, the cabin rate is an additional $20...

An advanced deposit is required - it is refundable a month prior to reserved date but not afterward. Amount depends on length of stay. If the rental is to be long term, the deposit becomes the last month's rent. That first month's rent will be due on arrival. IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED THAT FOR LONG TERM STAYS YOU AT LEAST VISIT THE CABIN IF NOT STAY OVERNIGHT TO MAKE SURE THIS IS A GOOD FIT.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 07/22/2016
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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Benson
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
Benson
35 Miles
Nearest Train
Benson
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Benson
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Benson
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Lemmon - Tucson

Car: Necessary

The San Pedro River is the only remaining SW river not dammed - as a result, it is the largest migratory flyway in the country. The cabin is located on a dirt road, deep along the river valley, across from the river. The birding is fabulous, as is the hiking or horseback riding, if you haul your horses in. Stabling available on the ranch. The area is under major conservation which has preserved wildlife corridors from the mountains to the river. Bear, ring-tailed cats, coati, mountain lions, desert tortoise, deer... they are all here. A wildlife guide is available for hire for back country exploration.

If you were to hike up Hot Springs Canyon, it brings you through a year-round running stream and to Hooker Hot Springs on the Muleshoe Ranch. This is wild back country and is generally considered to be a very long day hike or an overnight hike. It is possible to have someone meet you and drive you back to the cabin.

Other trips, with back country permits, can take you into the Aravaipa Wilderness.

Of course there's the alternative - sitting on the porch or out in the sun and being quiet and still, separating yourself from the frantic rush of the outside world. Being here is like living in an earlier century.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I left the east coast in '94 after a disastrous downsizing of the company I was working for and of course it was a gift in disguise..... once I got my feet firmly planted again. I opened a boarding stable in Tucson and ran that until the city grew too big and close. So I moved out to the wilderness and started over again. It has been such a gift and I don't know that, if I was ever given the chance, I would have thought I would be allowed to choose such a life. The experience has been enhanced by living among a thriving, tiny community of people seeking the balance of what's best for the land and for themselves, making the land and its wild animals an equal partner in the equation. We are doing conservation ranching, preserving an entire canyon while bringing it back from overgrazing, running cattle on range and on irrigated pasture, selling grass fed beef. None of this takes place on this property, but on the thousands of acres of range land and pasture some miles from here. I say this because I've had people ask if there was butchering or branding or whatever going on here. No there isn't. Formerly I was married, living in Conn and eventually divorced and raising a daughter by myself. I worked as a professional photographer for 30 years while also working in printing and publications. My MA degree was from Syracuse School of Journalism. Horses were always a large part of my life, even tho' I never owned one as a youngster but the time came when I had to let it all go. It was only in retirement that I was able to bring these fabulous animals back into my life.

Why the Owner Chose Cascabel, AZ, USA:
When I was looking for property and came upon this place, I was really struck by the old cabin built into the side of the mesa. I could feel its potential and also its history. Once I settled in with the animals, I turned my attention to the cabin and saw, once I got windows in and opened it up, how welcoming it was. As was the land. The land is in one of the last remaining old mesquite bosques, very near the river, surrounded by desert leading up to mountains on both sides of the river. This is like a national park or refuge and is actually being considered for that status.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The energy of the surrounding land is palpable. Native ancient populations lived here in great numbers and on the mesa above me is one of the largest documented villages. It is now under conservation easement. Baicatcan. The hiking or riding in the valley takes you into unspoiled deep wilderness. Before I moved out here, each time I visited the valley, I could feel my whole body expand and relax and let in this clean air and wide open space, the amazing quiet and peacefulness. It is possible to do a Spirit walk with some Native American neighbors, if you ask me to arrange it.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Cabin is just shy of 100 years.... lots of history here.

    Cabin is just shy of 100 years.... lots of history here.

  • Yes, your dog is welcome if it is under control - can't go in the horse pens.

    Yes, your dog is welcome if it is under control - can't go in the horse pens.

  • Food storage cabinets, a counter for eating or working at your computer.

    Food storage cabinets, a counter for eating or working at your computer.

  • The brick floor with a sunflower medallion of tile.

    The brick floor with a sunflower medallion of tile.

  • The Mexican sink in the bathhouse.

    The Mexican sink in the bathhouse.

  • Fabulous hiking territory. You'll never run into another soul for days.

    Fabulous hiking territory. You'll never run into another soul for days.

  • An old dirt airstrip and hanger, decommissioned and to become an orchard.

    An old dirt airstrip and hanger, decommissioned and to become an orchard.

  • One of our mother cows

    One of our mother cows

  • Luna's Secret - April 2010 - I didn't know I had a pregnant horse!

    Luna's Secret - April 2010 - I didn't know I had a pregnant horse!

  • Twister right before shearing

    Twister right before shearing

  • Oh dear, they're all gone now. Time flies.... a new generation and color is here

    Oh dear, they're all gone now. Time flies.... a new generation and color is here

  • bathhouse is to the right of the cabin

    bathhouse is to the right of the cabin

  • Looking out the screen porch

    Looking out the screen porch

  • The pot bellied wood stove, counter and sink. More cabinets overhead.

    The pot bellied wood stove, counter and sink. More cabinets overhead.

  • The old cabin, built into the hillside.

    The old cabin, built into the hillside.

  • A magical spring when the rains were just right.This is the mesa above the cabin

    A magical spring when the rains were just right.This is the mesa above the cabin

  • Driving through the desert up the valley to Cascabel

    Driving through the desert up the valley to Cascabel

  • Eggs available daily

    Eggs available daily

  • The cows on irrigated pasture

    The cows on irrigated pasture

  • Here he is at 6 months

    Here he is at 6 months

  • Twister and Shadow, alpacas

    Twister and Shadow, alpacas

  • Guests visiting you can stay right next door... in the 'penthouse'.

    Guests visiting you can stay right next door... in the 'penthouse'.

  • Something fun lifted from Facebook!!

    Something fun lifted from Facebook!!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, July 22, 2016

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