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Self Isolate in the heart of the Sonoran Desert!

4.90(60 reviews)SuperhostScottsdale, Arizona, United States
Entire guesthouse hosted by Carmela
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
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This host committed to Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process.
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Cancellation policy
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House rules
This host doesn’t allow parties or events.
Awarded "10 Unbelievable Places to Celebrate Airbnb's 10th Anniversary" by MillionMile Magazine & LUX Magazine 2020 winner of "Most Serene Desert Accommodation/Horse Boarding Facility Southwest USA" ! Located on the National Forest offering a Western ranch experience close to Scottsdale in the midst of the scenic Sonoran Desert. Beautifully decorated, 800 sq feet, bathroom, kitchen, private courtyard w/BBQ . Explore miles of trails out our back gate - private, secluded, serene, spectacular

The space
Social distancing at it's best! Rio Rancho Verde offers an amazingly unique and authentic Arizona experience in the heart of the desert, miles from the city. VRBO selected us (one of 5 out of 3500 vacation rentals in Scottsdale) to shoot a social media promotion on Youtube and Hulu and Amazon Prime have also shot on location here at the ranch for ongoing series (a Western and a cooking show!). This exclusive and upscale Western Eco-ranch and equine boarding facility is located on the edge of the Tonto National Forest, 1/2 mile from the stunning and scenic Scottsdale McDowell Preserve, yet close enough to the city to enjoy fine dining, shopping and nightlife. Enjoy an upscale ranch experience and discover the inner operations of an exclusive and unique horse boarding facility. Our beautifully decorated 800 sq ft Western casita includes a full kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, washer/dryer, wi-fi, BBQ, private courtyard. Enjoy our "hands on" barn experience, included in your stay at our Western bunkhouse/casita. Look in on the " behind the scenes" day to day operations of ranch management and barn maintenance, help us feed the horses carrots from the garden, take a roping lesson from our onsite cowboy (no cows involved!), sign up for manure management or rent a trusty steed at the stables down the road. We are committed to a life style of sustainability, being mindful of the ecology and the beautiful space in which we live. We’re active promoters of "reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose" and embrace the desert environment that surrounds us. Guests are welcome to help themselves to our organic garden (seasonal) Our secluded and remote location is surrounded by the most amazing mountain views, Saguaro cactus and Sonoran Desert scenery and offers a relaxing alternative to the fast pace of city life. Walk, hike, bike or ride out our gate to miles of trails in the Tonto or the Scottsdale Sonoran Preserve, or just relax and recharge in this peaceful retreat with a cool cocktail and watch the spectacular sunset on the ridge overlooking the mountain peaks and desert vistas before the sky fills with stars. You’re sure to hear a coyote or two howling in the distance!
Our tastefully decorated chic Western Bunkhouse/Casita offers designer décor with a combination of upscale Southwestern and Western furnishings and accessories with all the amenities. Over 800 square feet of open floor plan, complete with fireplace, full kitchen and bathroom, washer/dryer, big screen TV, AC and heat, dining area (seats 6), king size bed and a private courtyard that faces the Scottsdale Sonoran Preserve. We can add an additional portable bed for an extra fee. Enjoy cocktails as you watch the sun set and turn the skies crimson, take your morning coffee down to the barn and help us grain the horses or enjoy the sky full of stars over dinner on your own private patio. Take a side trip to the Verde River (9 miles) and keep an eye out for the wild horses that call this area home. There's a stable down the road where you can rent horses, and bikes are available for rent, which can be delivered to the ranch. It's an amazing beautiful site, far enough out that you'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere but only 25 minutes from Scottsdale. If the bunkhouse is not available please see our other listings at AirBNB - https://airbnb.com/h/ecoranch-desert-hideaway-2bedroom-suite-pool. Or, https://airbnb.com/h/luxury-trailer-ecoranch-on-edge-of-sonoran-desert There truly is something for everyone at Rio Rancho Verde!

We respect our guests privacy but are always available to answer questions, or share our knowledge of the area with you!

Our neighborhood really isn't! We live in a rural area, and our closest neighbor is 1/4 mile away - since we're on the National Forest, our views are unobstructed by homes, traffic, etc. We're on a well maintained dirt road, and easily accessible, just far enough away from the city to feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, but only 20 minutes from fine dining and shopping!
We truly live in paradise and get to enjoy the best of both city living and rural relaxation.

You'll need a car, Uber is available with advance notice.

Two night minimum stay on all bookings. Four guest maximum in the bunkhouse/casita.
AirBnB is responsible for the collection of tax and your reservation should include the tax amount. If AirBnB does not include the tax charge you will be responsible for remitting the 7.27% prior to check out. Pets are welcome (no cats please), check with owner. A $60 pet fee per pet is in addition and will be due upon arrival. All pets must be current on shots and vaccinations and get along with others.
Also, ATT, T Mobile and Sprint can be spotty. Verizon works best.
We will forward directions prior to your arrival. Please print these out and follow them as Mapquest and your GPS will not give you the correct route.

Guest access
The bunkhouse is all yours, along with the private courtyard. We also have a 2 bedroom private suite with pool, but that's only available to guests of the suite. Feel free to walk around and visit with our horse boarders, campers and resident cowboys. We welcome you to help yourselves to our organic garden, the horses love the carrots - head down to the barn to give them a treat!

Other things to note
We also board horses and offer space for those wishing to spend time exploring the Arizona desert. We're a small facility, and the private bedroom suite is available for those with and without horses! It's a true ranch experience, remotely located but offering all the conveniences of Scottsdale or the Wild West towns of Cave Creek and Carefree, just a short drive away. We've got incredible trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding right outside our gate.
Also, if the Western casita is booked, please check out our other listing, we have a private 2 bedroom suite with pool and a luxury brand new travel trailer that also may be available. Please see (URL HIDDEN) for reviews and a better look at what we have to offer at Rio Rancho Verde!
Verizon works best, Sprint, ATT and TMobile are spotty.
Please note: 2 night minimum stay Tax is in addition (7.27%) and will be collected at the end of your stay if it is not collected by Airbnb. We will forward directions prior to your arrival. Please print these out and follow them, as Mapquest and your GPS will not give you the correct directions.
Awarded "10 Unbelievable Places to Celebrate Airbnb's 10th Anniversary" by MillionMile Magazine & LUX Magazine 2020 winner of "Most Serene Desert Accommodation/Horse Boarding Facility Southwest USA" ! Located on the National Forest offering a Western ranch experience close to Scottsdale in the midst of the scenic Sonoran Desert. Beautifully decorated, 800 sq feet, bathroom, kitchen, private courtyard w/BBQ . Ex… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Roku
Dryer
Dedicated workspace: table
Paid washer
Hair dryer
Iron
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

No stairs or steps to enter
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Our neighborhood really isn't! We live in a rural area, and our closest neighbor is 1/4 mile away - since we're on the National Forest, our views are unobstructed by homes, traffic, etc. We're on a well maintained dirt road, and easily accessible, just far enough away from the city to feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, but only 20 minutes from fine dining and shopping!
We truly live in paradise and get to enjoy the best of both city living and rural relaxation.
Our neighborhood really isn't! We live in a rural area, and our closest neighbor is 1/4 mile away - since we're on the National Forest, our views are unobstructed by homes, traffic, etc. We're on a well maint…

Hosted by Carmela

Joined in September 2013
  • 231 Reviews
  • Superhost
My husband and I live in the most beautiful place in AZ! We love sharing our space with guests who are looking for a unique and upscale site in which to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. We ride horses, hike, have an organic garden and a host dog named Gracie. Our guests love the peace and tranquility of our ranch, which offers a great base to explore the Southwest or Scottsdale! We're so grateful to be able to live amongst such incredible surroundings and we know you'll love it too!
My husband and I live in the most beautiful place in AZ! We love sharing our space with guests who are looking for a unique and upscale site in which to explore and enjoy the beaut…
During your stay
We respect your privacy but are always available to help insure that your visit is wonderful! We have many guests who come back year after year and have become great friends, you'll love them as well!
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with building staff
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy