Casita/Bunkhouse at exclusive equine boarding ranch, 62 acres, 20 min to city
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed - not suitable for childrennot suitable for children
Pets allowed - pets consideredpets considered
No smoking - smoking allowedsmoking allowed
Max guests: 4
- No events No additional overnight guests No cats
- english, un poquito espanol
About Carmela Lizzo
My husband and I love living in the desert and enjoy sharing this incredible space with our guests. We've made some amazing friends who return year after year and who love to ride their horses with us to discover new trails and places. We're both avid horseback riders, Joe's a roper, and we also like mountain biking and hiking on the trails outside our gates. We have an organic garden on site, we compost and are big on reduce, reuse, recycle and re-purpose! We like being sustainable, we're on a well so we're always mindful of water consumption, and the veggies in our garden could feed an army - so feel free to help yourselves!
Carmela Lizzo purchased this Studio in 1990
Why Carmela Lizzo chose Rio Verde Foothills
Why do we own this property? We wanted to live as far out in the desert as we possibly could, but still have the conveniences of town. We specifically looked in the Rio Verde Foothills area because we wanted to live on the National Forest and have neighbors who were close enough to become friends but far enough away to give us our space. (we have awesome neighbors!!). I was born and raised in Chicago and on every vacation we ever took, I would be the little girl in the car looking out the window at the wide open spaces and the cowboy riding the range and wish that was me. Rio Rancho Verde is our dream come true. Why should you select Rio Rancho Verde for your next trip? There's truly nothing else like it! When you see how beautiful our land is you'll know immediately that it's a very special place. We're incredibly blessed and grateful to call this home and we love to share it with guests who love the outdoors and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. It's an amazing place with 360 degree views that feature mountain vistas, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, skies full of stars and a peaceful serenity that gets right down in your soul. It's the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city/corporate/daily life - we have a annual visitor who told us "I may reside in Missouri, but I LIVE here on the ranch".
What makes this Studio unique
We are 30 minutes away from 4 MILLION people, and we pretty much have the trails and the desert all to ourselves. This is a remote location that gives you the sense of total wilderness, yet only 20 minutes from a gas station, Walgreens, pizza and a beer! The sunrises and sunsets are almost spiritual, they're picture postcard pretty, and the sense of being able to wake up and look at the Four Peaks Wilderness area is humbling. We're not for everyone and if you don't like dirt roads (the last 2 miles), are looking to party hardy or enjoy watching TV 8 hours a day, we're probably not for you. However, if being outside recharges you, if you appreciate the beauty and solitude of the natural desert and if your idea of a life well lived includes the path less traveled, you're in the right spot. It doesn't get much better than this!