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Desert Solitude - Stay on a Working Ranch

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Front yard Casita and Guest House


Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom Casita on working ranch with Mountain Views

Located less than 20 miles from El Paso and 25 miles from Las Cruces, this piece of high desert paradise is offered for rent to a select few. Included in the rental will be access to a Natural National Landmark. Called KILBOURNE HOLE, it’s a very special place. Look it up on Google. Trees surround the entire home, along with desert landscaping. Handmade yucca window shutters, and a fenced in yard complete the home. You can BBQ or sit on the porch and enjoy the clean fresh high desert air.

There's a full kitchen, washer & dryer available and back porch with a hammock.

Privacy and solitude are enjoyed here. We have a 12 mile dirt road to the Ranch that is owned by the County and maintained by them. Yet we are close enough for shopping and exploring the Rio Grande Valley, El Paso and Las Cruces. The south part of the ranch is near Mexico, but we reside in the northern section. Perfect place for folks who want to escape the icy winters of the north.
We have a 12 mile dirt road to the ranch which is maintained by the county. For the record, I drove it for 2 years in my Ford Focus. We are about 25 minutes from West Side El Paso for shopping, Walmarts, Home Depots, restaurants and everything else a city has. But when you are on the ranch you are completely away from the city lights and noise and traffic. Very peaceful here.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Non Smoking Only:

    You can smoke outside though. We have a butt bucket outside the house....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

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

    There is also a fold out sofa bed in the livingroom...moreless

  • The bedroom has a walk in closet and a doorway leading to the backyard....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Casita Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • For an additional rate, we also have a small 2 bedroom guesthouse next to the Casita that could be also rented in combination with the Casita. Very cute in Southwest adobe style, 2 fireplaces, bathroom with shower. Kitchenette with dining table. Let me know if you would be interested in adding this unit to the Casita for additional people. It is attached like a duplex. ...moreless


  • Books:

    We read a lot out here, so provide lots of books/magazines to read....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable


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


  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Located eight miles from Kilbourne Hole, which is part of the Organ Mountains National Monument. Kilbourne Hole is on our ranch....moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Parasailing


  • Dining:

    An oval wooden dining table with four chairs. A sideboard cabinet. A skylight is over the table and a small window looking towards the back yard....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    We use what they call a "swamp cooler" which is popular in this part of the country as it's so dry....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    We have a fireplace in the living room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    park outside the fence around the house...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Basic dish, glass and silverware provided. Some skillets, pans & mixing bowls....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    We have a full kitchen with washer/dryer and pantry closet. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Oven is part of the propane stove....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    I keep coffee, coffee filters, sugar & powdered creamer stocked just in case. If you need me to "pre-shop" for you, let me know and we can work something out....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Six burner propane stove....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Back porch and patio in front...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal BBQ grill or you can borrow our propane one....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$400 $1,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates



If you are planning on staying long term, a month or more, we'd require a 50% deposit on 1st month with the balance two weeks before check in. After that the other months would be on a monthly basis according to the date of check in.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
El Paso International Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway

Car: Necessary

We are a ranch located between El Paso and Las Cruces and far enougn out to see the stars uninterrupted by city lights, but close enough to easily drive into town to sight see, shop and dine at restaurants. On the ranch is the National Monument Kilbourne Hole a favorite of geologists and a wonderful sight. Close to the Rio Grande Valley and it's wine growers and wine tasting shops. Also close by is the Sunland Park Casino and Racetrack. Rich in western and Hispanic Culture is evident in the local cuisine, art and events. A unique mix of cultures to enjoy.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1986

About: Private house on a working cattle ranch surrounded by trees and a fenced in yard. Peaceful and quiet, you'll sleep well here. Accessible to El Paso and Las Cruces but away from it all. Views of mountains in Texas, New Mexico and Juarez, Mexico.

Why Anthony, NM, USA:
A guesthouse on our 200,000 acre ranch with total privacy. Close enough to El Paso and Las Cruces to visit and explore but far enough away to truly feel "off the grid". Desert trails to explore as well as the National Natural Monument called "Kilbourne Hole". Beautiful sunsets, starry nights and views of the mountains of Mexico, Texas and New Mexico. Peaceful and quiet and solitude.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The first thing people say when they stay out here is how quiet it is and peaceful. Also being away from the city lights and being able to see really see the stars.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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  • Front yard Casita and Guest House

    Front yard Casita and Guest House

  • Kitchen in the Casita

    Kitchen in the Casita

  • Bedroom with Queen bed.

    Bedroom with Queen bed.

  • Driveway entrance to ranch at sunset

    Driveway entrance to ranch at sunset

  • Gathering cows at one of the corrals on the ranch

    Gathering cows at one of the corrals on the ranch

  • Some of our cattle seen from the road

    Some of our cattle seen from the road

  • Living room in the Casita with handmade yucca shutters

    Living room in the Casita with handmade yucca shutters

  • Casita bathroom

    Casita bathroom

  • Backyard of Casita

    Backyard of Casita

  • Working calves

    Working calves

  • Gathering cattle on the ranch

    Gathering cattle on the ranch

  • Ranch HQ's scene from desert

    Ranch HQ's scene from desert

VRBO #696567

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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