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Charming Ostrich Ranch Guest House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse


About the property

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.

More Details

Denver Steinmetz
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Some french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Dolan Springs in Mohave County

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full bath with tub and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa converts to queen size bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , Queen size bed in master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size bed in second bedroom
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • forests
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
There is no television in the guest house but many of our guests watch TV on their laptops or tablets using the free high speed WiFi.


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Charming Ostrich Ranch Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Cleanest VRBO we have ever stayed in. And it realy was charming!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lombard, il

The house and property is beautiful. Everything is very neat and clean.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very impressive - accommodations were fabulous and we found an inner peace there

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Ranch/Great Host

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Villages fl

Enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Over the Top

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Las Vegas
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Lake Mead South Cove



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Dolan Springs, USA

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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