ESCAPE! to the "Inn at the LC Ranch" Bunkhouse

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Entire rental unit hosted by Alex & Robin

  1. 7 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
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"Inn at the LC" Stay at the Historic Lyons & Campbell Ranch Headquarters, in the rustic, partially renovated, 1892 adobe, two bedroom, two bathroom "Main Bunkhouse", in secluded Gila, NM. Built to sleep a lot of cowboys, the Main Bunkhouse is a much larger and more rustic accommodation than the fully renovated Gatehouse (click on our profile to see that listing). Privacy is somewhat limited as access to the King Bedroom and small bathroom are through the Queen bedroom. Dog Friendly! $10/nt

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COVID VACCINATIONS NOW REQUIRED!! The Corona Virus is a huge concern for us. Our health and the health of our guests is at risk. We have suspended the instant booking feature on Airbnb. We have had our vaccinations and now expect our guests to be vaccinated too. The pool Will open in May for the season and we have fired up the Hot Tub a couple of times. The Hot Tub is wood-fired, takes all day to heat up, and is available on request. We have also resumed tours of the Main House, with masks and social distancing. You are welcome to hang out in the Saloon, play pool, cards or roulette or listen to music. WE HAVE JUST RE-FIT THE THEATER WITH A HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO PROJECTOR AND 20FT> SCREEN. THINK MOVIE NIGHT!! CV-19 hot spots. We also allow a minimum of 48 hours vacancy between guests. As we are social distancing, we will have little contact with guests. If you want to escape the big city, hide out and relax in secluded rural New Mexico, the L.C. Ranch is here for you.
DOG FRIENDLY!! $10 per dog/per night Pet Fee! We love dogs. No cats please! Dogs left unattended must be crated or kenneled. We have a 6' kennel on site. We have two very large Newfoundlands that love company!

The "Main Bunkhouse" is an old Historic adobe Cowboy Bunkhouse, built in 1892. Like a time capsule, It is only partially renovated, with plenty of rustic charm and character. It is a well appointed accommodation in an Historic setting, perfect for two well acquainted couples, or a large family up to 7 people. Two Bedrooms, the back bedroom with King Size four-post bed has the privacy you would expect from a master bedroom. The first bedroom with a Queen and single lacks that privacy as it is also access to the King Bedroom and small bathroom. A very comfortable Queen size pull out couch, closest to the large bathroom, in the huge living room will accommodate another couple. AIR CONDITIONED, full kitchen, 50" flat screen Satellite TV, 2 private bathrooms. To be clear, there are NO restaurants or grocery stores nearby. You have a full kitchen, so do your grocery shopping on your way here. Silver City is 30 miles away and has supermarkets and restaurants. Once you're settled in, time to check out the Ranch. You simply must take the tour of the Main House. You will not understand this place until you do. Tours are complimentary for Airbnb guests, and masks are required. A New Mexico Historic Site, and on the National Registry of Historic Places, The National Park Service, in their publication "The Cattleman's Empire" described the million acre L & C as "Overshadowing all other ranching operations in the Southwest", and “The L.C. remains as one of the last surviving Great Ranch Houses of the Old West”. The Lyons and Campbell Ranch Headquarters is a 60 room, 8 acre, Adobe compound that today includes a 27 room Main House, Saloon, Jail, Chapel, Theatre (with new High Def Video!), Gallery, Bunkhouse, Bath house with large Mimbres design, wood-fired communal Hot Tub, Swimming Pool and Lanai with wood burning brick pizza oven and BBQ. (Bath house, Hot Tub, Swimming Pool and pizza oven are seasonal, and not available in the winter.)
The cattle, cowboys and million acres are long gone. Cattle Baron Tom Lyons' 27 room adobe mansion, lavishly refurnished, remains along with all the outbuildings of the L C Ranch Headquarters. A 501(c)3, your stay will help fund ongoing restoration projects. Donations are tax-deductible.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
River view
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Shared pool
Shared hot tub
Pets allowed
50" HDTV with HBO Max, premium cable
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Gila, New Mexico, United States

Although the LC is a destination in itself, the surrounding area has lots to offer from hiking and bird watching to off-road ATV/UTV adventures in the nearby Burro mountains and scenic on-road driving adventures, with very little traffic, suitable for family outings or spirited forays through picturesque landscapes in your sports car or motorcycle. The GILA is a beautiful river valley at the base of the Mogollon Mountains and the Gila Wilderness. A true Oasis in the desert Southwest. It is remote and secluded, with 5 seasons, including the delightful late summer monsoons. There is a post office, public library, medical clinic and 3 churches. And 3 miles away in the nearby village of CLIFF there is a gas station with a few very basic groceries. There is one restaurant, Tammy's Cafe, which is very good, but no grocery, or Liquor stores here! You will need to do your shopping in Silver City, 30 miles before you get here. Wal-Mart and Albertson's, right on U.S. 180 in Silver City, are your best bets. With advance notice, and a fee, Weekend guests can request a BBQ ($100) or Wood Fired Pizza party by the pool, $50 minimum, up to 4 people. Or do your own BBQ n/c. Your apartment has its own BBQ, or you can use the one at the pool. Your cell phone probably won't work either. If you have Verizon, and stand down by the jail, on one foot, and jump up and down, wave your arm, you might get a signal.....I am not joking, well, maybe a little...

Hosted by Alex & Robin

  1. Joined in July 2016
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"If we can make it here, we can make it anywhere" . Our family found this historic adobe compound in 1961, abandoned, and falling down. We were instantly enchanted with the authentic Spanish southwest architecture, (dating from 1810, one the oldest houses in the southwest) the vigas in the ceilings, and overwhelmed by the enormity of the compound and the amount of work needed. We have been in love with this place ever since. The projects continue, though the vision of where we are going with it, and what comes next are blurred by the reality of the remoteness. Our life experiences, where we have lived, what we have done, who we have met, and where we have traveled all affect our perspective. The L.C. Ranch refects us as much as it does the rich history of this amazing place. Come visit, we'd like to show you around. Alex & Robin Ocheltree
"If we can make it here, we can make it anywhere" . Our family found this historic adobe compound in 1961, abandoned, and falling down. We were instantly enchanted with the authent…

During your stay

Gila is a tiny village in a beautiful river valley at 4,200 ft. elevation. Our climate is very different from Southern Arizona. Our summers are warm enough to enjoy the pool, but not blistering hot like Tucson. Our winters are short, but still cold to us, with low temps in the teens and twenties, and highs in the 50's.
We have entertained many guests over the years, and hosted many weddings and large parties, (the theatre seats over 100 people) We have a lot of ongoing projects, and are hoping our new venture into airbnb will help us fund and focus on them.
Gila is a tiny village in a beautiful river valley at 4,200 ft. elevation. Our climate is very different from Southern Arizona. Our summers are warm enough to enjoy the pool, but…

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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $250

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