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

SuperhostGila, New Mexico, United States
Entire apartment hosted by Alex & Robin
7 guests2 bedrooms4 beds2 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. Privacy is somewhat limited as access to the King Bedroom and small bathroom are through the Queen bedroom. Dog Friendly!! $15/per dog/per night Pet Fee. No cats.

The space
The Corona Virus is a huge concern for us. The health of our guests and ourselves is at risk. We have suspended the instant booking feature on Airbnb and any and all parties or events. The Mimbres design hot tub and pool are closed, and there will be no tours until further notice. You are still welcome to hang out in the Saloon, play pool or music. We will not accept bookings from people coming from areas with large CV-19 hot spots. We also allow a minimum of 48 hours vacancy between guests. As we are social distancing, we will have little to no 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!! $15 per dog/per night Pet Fee! We love dogs. No cats please! Dogs left unattended must be crated. 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, 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.

Guest access
DUE TO COVID-19 ALL TOURS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. HOT TUB AND POOL ARE CLOSED. Guests can access the Lanai and are welcome in the Historic Saloon The Saloon has a pool table, professional P.A. system and great atmosphere, but no liquor license, so it is BYOB, as is the entire ranch. The Gallery has a Steinway grand piano. We encourage musicians to bring their instruments and enjoy the many inspiring venues on the ranch. Consider the comfort and seclusion ideal as a song writing retreat..

Other things to note
The L.C. is a big property. At first you will need help just finding your way around, It is all very old, but very fun. We ask everyone to respect the age and condition of the ranch and things that are here. The oldest parts of the ranch date from 1810. The Jail looks like it, from the original adobe mud plaster to the vigas in the ceiling. Some of the activities here on the LC will require assistance from us, like music in the Saloon, or firing up the wood-fired Hot Tub in the Bathhouse (seasonal). If you are looking for peace and quiet, that's easy. If you want to party, You will have to wait untill after the pandemic!
"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. Privacy is somewhat limited as access to the King Bedroom and small bathroom are through the… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Hot tub
Cable TV
Pool
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
Dedicated workspace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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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...
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 adventure…

Hosted by Alex & Robin

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 infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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