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Remote, Quiet,and Comfortable Studio On A Working Ranch In Southern Arizona

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Studio Apartment At The Entrance To The Chiricahua National Monument

Enjoy a place to stay while visiting the beautiful Chiricahua Mountains. A room for rent on a working cattle ranch near the Chiricahua National Monument and Pinery Canyon of the Coronado National Forest both noted for their excellent birding, wildlife and hiking opportunities--a photographers paradise.

Relax with our majestic sunsets, dark nights and our peaceful, quiet country atmosphere from the comfort of our accommodations where day trips to Ft. Bowie National Monument, Bisbee, Douglas, Tombstone, Portal and Willcox are easily accessible. The Willcox area is also becoming a winery destination with 13 tasting rooms in the vicinity.

Available for your comfort: 2 queen beds, pull out couch, central air and heat, wifi, kitchenette. However, there is no TV and only emergency phone service available via the neighboring house. Cell phone service is very limited.

** This is a working ranch and the studio is connected to a shop area. We will do everything to keep our noise down during your stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Janna

Janna and her husband have been working on this ranch for over forty years and it has been in the family since 1879.

Why Janna chose Arizona

The property has been in the family for several generations. The studio apartment was built originally as a salt house, but it was later decided to be used as a guest house or 'Little House' as we call it. We want to continue that tradition and give travelers an inside look into the lifestyle.

What makes this studio unique

The views from the porch are breathtaking. The abundant wildlife and birds give you a unique opportunity to enjoy nature. The dark nights provide an excellent opportunity to view the night skies. The hiking and biking possibilities are endless.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Very nice stay!!
Jan 2015
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Remote, Quiet,and Comfortable Studio On A Working Ranch In Southern Arizona
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

The Ultimate in Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

The few days I spent here were bliss. The ranch is surrounded by wide expansive golden grasslands with mountains in the distance. I was greeted by friendly chickens and even made friends with a cow. The owners are very friendly and helpful if you need them for anything. The house itself if very cozy and full of nostalgic charm. It is a great place for star watching. At night you can open the picture window by the bed and watch all the stars as you sleep. The house is just a few miles from Chiricahua National Monument, which was the main purpose for my visit. I highly recommend taking a walk in the grasslands at sunset. It is an excellent chance to take some pictures in the perfect lighting. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place to unwind.

  • 5 of 5

The owners, Jim and Janna and their children Thomas, Buffi, Ashley, Karis, and Nathan were extraordinary host. The dogs and chickens are very friendly too. The kitchen is well equipped for a long stay if you have that in mind. There is plenty of reading material and a very good wi-fi available. The beds were so comfortable.Plenty of great shopping in Bisby, Tombstone, and Wilcox which is only 40 minutes away. There were a lot of birds and other wildlife on the property.

In the 2 1/2 weeks we were there, we felt like we were part of the family and that was very important to us. We have every intention of returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Guest House at Chiricahua Entrance

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Crossed J Ranch was truly an outstanding and unique experience. We felt right at home on this working ranch and very comfortable with our family of 5 (three small children). Lots of room for the kids to play. Just the right amount of space inside. Of course, the property backing up to the mountains and in such close proximity to the park entrance added a unique element of serenity and adventure. The hosts were incredible, gracious, and accommodating. We highly recommend this site to anyone looking to spend time in Chiricahua or SE Arizona.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great two night stay - highly recommend!! The cabin was clean, well appointed and very comfortable with some wonderful personal touches like specialty local sundries and snacks. Also, the beds were super comfy with great sheets/bedding - even the fold out couch got high marks from my daughter who is usually picky about such things. Jim and Janna (the owners) were very friendly and helpful and we loved interacting with their friendly dogs and chickens as we came and went! Great proximity to Chiricahua National Monument - highly recommend the Echo Canyon Trail - such amazing rock formations!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed the stay. Thank you.
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Phoenix, Arizona

Clean, Quaint and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful little gem tucked at the base of the mountains. Cows and chickens awaited us and our kids couldn't have been more thrilled! Then when they saw a playset and learned that three young kids lived in the neighboring ranch, they were over the moon! I highly recommend making the trip to see this beautiful setting. You're just a short trip to Tombstone, or to Apple Annie's Orchards for a fun family day! The owners were so hospitable and even shared the farm fresh eggs from their chickens! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a pleasant place for a relaxing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the little studio on the Crossed J Ranch! Our accommodation was beyond expectation and we immediately began talking about our next trip to stay there. Plenty of storage space (the many closet hooks were much appreciated), everything neatly labeled so you don't have to open every cabinet door or drawer to find a specific item, and plenty of seating. The bed was super comfortable too.

The views outside the studio made us want to get out and explore. We did a hike and some sightseeing in nearby Chiricahua National Monument. We didn't have a ton of time to sit and enjoy the patio, but hope to in our future trip!

What made this getaway even more special was the hospitality of the Riggs family and the remote, yet comfortable location. It's nice to spend a few days away from the mundane aspects of our life and experience something new.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us Thank you for being such great guests.
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Nearest Airport
111 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
35 Miles
Willcox, AZ
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Willcox, AZ
Nearest Train
117 Miles
Amtrac Station Tucson
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
US Highway 181
Nearest Restaurant
35 Miles
Willcox, AZ
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Willcox, Arizona

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 6.05%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Willcox, USA

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering

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