About the property
- Farmhouse1250 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay1 nights
On the way to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.
Guests call it peaceful and relaxing. Check out the ranch website at Joshuatreeostrichranch. We are listed on GoogleMaps and Apple Maps.
The guest house is well equipped and comfortably furnished and features the artwork of Miss Pip Squeak, our resident ostrich artist. The kitchen has everything you need to cook and food is available at our nearby country store. The guest house also has its own gas barbecue and a porch with a swing seat as well as a stone fire pit for guest campfires. The mater bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom has a queen size bed while the living room sofa converts to a queen size bed. Please note that there is no television to disturb your peaceful stay.
The area is very rural and quiet. Nighttime skies are bright and clear, great for star gazing or siting by the campfire.
Your host, Denver, is on-site 24 hours a day and ready to help you with whatever you need to have a great time. Denver has many years experience hiking and kayaking the southwest US and can help you find the right activity for you. Guided hikes to the Cherum Peak Trail, Arizona Hot Springs and the Secret Trail to the bottom of the Grand Canyon are also available including transportation for $50 single or$75 groups of up to 4. Two fishing poles and gear/bate are available for rent for $25. A guided trip to a remote fishing spot on the Colorado River is available for $100 including a short hike down a nearby canyon. Check out our website for more information on kayaking and hiking in the area.
A country store is nearby and carries fresh meat, vegetables as well as beer and wine. Restaurants are also nearby if you don't want to cook. A local dude ranch has a great restaurant and offers horseback riding and helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon.
We are located just off AZ93 and Pierce Ferry Road at 17401 N. Merry Dr. Dolan Springs Arizona 86441.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Some french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Denver Steinmetz
Avid hiker and kayaker who has traveled the US extensively. Always happy to give advice on what to do (and what to avoid) in the southwest US. I'm a retired manager in the pharmaceutical industry enjoying my new life as an ostrich rancher in northeastern Arizona. Spent time in France and am trying to improve my french whenever I can. Francophones welcome.
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Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cleanest VRBO we have ever stayed in. And it realy was charming!
The VRBO was in the exact location we wanted to enable an early-morning skywalk of the Grand Canyon. It was nicely decorated, in good condition, and very clean. Our grandsons listed the ostriches as one of the things they enjoyed most on their first western vacation!
The house and property is beautiful. Everything is very neat and clean.
It is a very peaceful experience. Denver is really easy to work with and the birds and ostrich are fun to watch from the huge back deck. A great experience.
Very impressive - accommodations were fabulous and we found an inner peace there
The house was very clean and the views outside were excellent. We very much enjoyed our stay and will return if we are ever in that area again. The host was a wonderful person.
Awesome Ranch/Great Host
We really enjoyed our stay at the Ranch, the birds are fun watch the view is awesome, Joshua trees & mountains. Sunsets were beautiful. Denver is an awesome host, it is very quiet and peachful here at the Ostrich Ranch Guest House. Couldn't have asked for anything nicer. We did several day trip to surrounding areas, like Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and Sedona, AZ. It was always nice to come back to the Ranch for a peaceful evening.
Enjoyed our stay.
We spent 2 weeks here. What a delightful guest cottage. Very clean, spacious, and light. Has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The ostrich were so much fun to watch and we were lucky enough to see two babies.
It is a good location. We took a number of day trips ; Oatman, London Bridge, Skywalk Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, and Lake Mead. We did an overnight trip to the Grand Canyon South Rim.
It was always great to get back to the cottage and George ( an ostrich) welcoming us.
Denver (the owner) is always close by if you have any questions or need anything.
Over the Top
We really enjoyed our stay. The Ostriches were the highlight of the stay. The guest house very clean and lovely and comfortable furnished. Denver was the perfect host. When we go back, we plan on staying at the Ostrich Ranch. So much fun.