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Charming Ostrich Ranch Guest House

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

Overview


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Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Dolan Springs

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. Complementary Ellen's Goat Milk Soaps provided from a local natural goat farm. 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 area 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Denver Steinmetz
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Some french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2016

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.

Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Charming Ostrich Ranch Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

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: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly what we were hoping for.

  • 5 of 5

The guest house was perfect for our needs. Having never visited Arizona before, we wanted a place to use as a 'home base' while we explored the area. The house was fully equipped with full kitchen, bath, and laundry. It was a little chilly during our stay so we didn't get to take advantage of the nice porch/patio area with bistro table, fire-pit, and grill, but it would be a great place to hang out in warmer weather. The guest house itself was very clean and well maintained. Our host, Denver, gave us tour of the house and introduced us to the ostriches, and he was very helpful with suggestions of places to see and things to do.

Although it was a full day trip, we were able to visit the Grand Canyon one day. We also spent a day in Kingman, visiting several small but nice museums there including a Historic Route 66 Museum. Another day we visited the old west mining town of Oatman, a quaint little town with a definite old west feel to it including the wild burros that wander through the streets. We also spent a day in Laughlin which was only about an hour drive. So there is a lot to see and do within a reasonable drive, and a couple days we just went cruisin' and enjoyed the gorgeous scenery.

The only drawback about the guest house (and this was really my fault because I didn't notice it in the list of amenities) is that there is no TV. This didn't bother me as I don't watch it much anyway, but my hubby is a rabid sports fan and missed his daily fix of whatever was going on that day. But we still enjoyed our time at the Joshua Tree Ostrich Ranch Guest House immensely and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming

  • 5 of 5

The guest house is beautiful and has everything that you could possibly need in it. From the window, as well as outside, there is a beautiful view of these mountains that turn purple at sunset, which is gorgeous. You can always look out the kitchen and see the ostriches, I personally enjoyed just watching them for a while; it was entertaining. The view of the night sky is incredible all the time. If you don't have a car with you, which I didn't, Denver can take you to the grocery store. He also gives you a list of pretty much everything there is to do in the area, which is helpful if you didn't plan your trip our completely, like me. And he also offers guided tours for a really good price, which are amazing! I had such a fun time and a wonderful stay; I don't think I could've chosen a better place to stay on my thanksgiving break.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Las Vegas
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Several
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Lake Mead South Cove

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dolan Springs, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£86
for 1 night
From
£86
£421
£1,205
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£75
for 1 night
From
£75
£367
£1,052
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dolan Springs, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with tub and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa converts to queen size bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , Queen size bed in master bedroom
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • forests
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
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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