|Property type||mobile home|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Rio Rancho Verde offers an amazingly unique Arizona experience. This exclusive horse ranch/boarding facility is nestled in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, only 20 - 25 minutes from Scottsdale. Our property sits on the border of the Tonto National Forest, and is the perfect authentic Western adventure. Enjoy an upscale ranch experience and discover the inner operations of an exclusive horse boarding facility, just a short distance from Scottsdale. We offer several different boarding packages and programs, starting with a basic stall rental for your horse, to our "hands on" barn experience to the most popular option, which also includes a stay at our brand new 2016 luxury travel trailer. You can experience the" behind the scenes" day to day operations of ranch management and barn maintenance, help us feed the horses carrots from the garden, take a roping lesson from our on-site expert (no cows involved!), sign up for manure management or rent a trusty steed at the stables down the road. The premier package includes horse boarding, and a stay in a spacious, tastefully decorated chic 2016 travel trailer. The designer décor offers a combination of upscale Southwestern and Western furnishings and accessories with all the amenities. Over 500 square feet of open floor plan, complete with fireplace, full kitchen and bathroom, huge shower, big screen TV, Barcaloungers, queen size bed, huge closet space, additional pull out sofa bed, AC and heat, dining area (seats 6) and your own private spot that faces the Four Peaks Wilderness area. Enjoy cocktails as you watch the sun set and turn the skies crimson, take your morning coffee down to the barn and help us grain the horses or enjoy the sky full of stars over dinner on your own private patio.We also offer a practice course, with obstacles, for both horses and riders to hone their skills on the trails. We're the perfect destination for hiking, biking and exploring right out of our back gate - or just relax and refresh while enjoying a glass of wine as you watch the spectacular sunsets on the ridge overlooking the mountain peaks and desert vistas. We're secluded and surrounded by the most amazing mountain views, saguaro cactus and Sonoran Desert scenery and offer a relaxing alternative to the fast pace of city life. Walk out the back gate to miles and miles of trails, we're a short ride/hike to the Scottsdale Sonoran Preserve to the west and directly on the Tonto National Forest to the east. The night skies are filled with stars and you're sure to hear a coyote or two howling in the distance. Take a side trip to the Verde River (9 miles) and keep an eye out for the wild horses that call this area home. There's a stable down the road where you can rent horses, and we have bikes you can borrow. We're committed to an Eco-Ranch lifestyle and are committed to sustainability, being mindful of the ecology in which we live and embracing the environment that surrounds us. We have an organic garden on site and you're welcome to help yourselves to the vegetables we grow. Reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose! It's an amazing beautiful site, far enough out that you'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere but only 25 minutes from Scottsdale and fine dining, galleries, shops and nightlife. Come join us at Rio Rancho Verde! If the travel trailer package is not available please see our other listings at VRBO 762576 or VRBO 763667. We hope to see you at Rio Rancho Verde!
My husband and I love living in the desert and enjoy sharing this incredible space with our guests. We've made some incredible friends who return year after year and who love to ride their horses with us to discover new trails and places. We're both avid horseback riders, Joe's a roper, and we also like mountain biking and hiking on the trails outside our gates. We have an organic garden on site, we compost and are big on reduce, reuse, recycle and re-purpose! We like being sustainable, we're on a well so we're always mindful of water consumption, and the veggies in our garden could feed an army!
Carmela Lizzo purchased this mobile home in 1990
Why do we own this property? We wanted to live as far out in the desert as we possibly could, but still have the conveniences of town. We specifically looked in the Rio Verde Foothills area because we wanted to live on the National Forest and have neighbors who were close enough to become friends but far enough away to give us our space. (we have awesome neighbors!!). I was born and raised in Chicago and on every vacation we ever took, I would be the little girl in the car looking out the window at the wide open spaces and the cowboy riding the range and wish that was me. Rio Rancho Verde is our dream come true.
Why should you select Rio Rancho Verde for your next trip? There's truly nothing else like it! When you see how beautiful our land is you'll know immediately that it's a very special place. We're incredibly blessed and grateful to call this home and we love to share it with guests who love the outdoors and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. It's an amazing place with 360 degree views that feature mountain vistas, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, skies full of stars and a peaceful serenity that gets right down in your soul. It's the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city/corporate/daily life - we have a annual visitor who told us "I may reside in MO, but I LIVE here on the ranch".
Enjoy country living 20 minutes from the city of Scottsdale. You'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere (and you kind of are!) but fine dining, shopping, nightlife and Western adventures are a short drive away. Rio Rancho Verde offers the best of both worlds. It's serene and peaceful, the views are incredible, we get visited by the local wildlife, the scenery is spectacular - it's amazing! My daughter, when she comes to visit, says: "this is what quiet sounds like", and it's so true.
I flew in to spend a few days with my dad who lives in Scottsdale. I didn't want to stay in a typical hotel near busy streets and the malls, because I wanted to be able to walk out the door and explore nature. What a find! I stayed in the new 5th wheel trailer. It was perfect. Carmela and Joe came over to welcome me upon my arrival and pointed out a terrific hike and nearby restaurants. I cannot describe the beauty of the sunrise that greeted me each morning from inside the trailer. The windows are so large and the trailer is perfectly positioned to look out toward Tonto National Forest, which is literally steps away.
I will be back! This is a perfect place to stay if you like to hike or bike and enjoy nature. (I don't own horses otherwise it goes without saying this working ranch is the place) I pulled carrots from the garden to feed the horses and hiked the trails Joe suggested which took me by a rare crested seguaro cactus and one affectionately called Michelin Man. It's obvious how much Carmela and Joe enjoy sharing their experiences and joy of living in Arizona. Carmela was always available if I had a question by text or email. I would run into them working on the property when I went for a hike. I felt I was at an oasis and I could be as private as I wanted or I was welcome to join. The description of my accommodation and the property were completely accurate.
It's off the beaten path and worth it!
Such a beautiful, peaceful, and awesome place! Joe and Carmela are fantastic hosts and provide the best experience you could imagine. The setting of Rio Rancho Verde is so perfect. You are surrounded by the quiet beauty of the Sonoran desert and the majesty of the mountains and Saguaros. You can ride or hike right out from the ranch into the Tonto Wilderness and at night the heavens put on a star show like no other! Thank you again Carmela and Joe, for sharing your amazing ranch with us!
My wife and I wanted to get out of the valley for a weekend. "I did good". We will be back for sure. Great area great people
My husband and I stayed at the Rio Rancho Verde for 4 nights in March 2016 and we truly feel we found a piece of heaven on earth. The 62 acre ranch is spectacular. The views of the Sonoran desert and the mountains are breathtaking. The saguaro cactus (my favorite) and many other desert plants adorn this lovely ranch and surrounding areas. We were truly in awe of the beauty we found here. The horses on the ranch were a joy to watch and I loved to feed them apples every morning. Very gentle and friendly. Carmela and her husband Joe, the owners of the ranch, are a wonderful couple, both so down to earth and friendly and they make you feel right at home. We stayed in the new fully equipped travel trailer and it was perfect for the 2 of us. We will definitely return as a piece of our hearts remain there and always will. Such natural beauty, everywhere you look, one can never forget. Thanks Carmela and Joe for sharing your ranch and your piece of paradise with us. We'll be back!
Dan and Cindy Leary from Minnesota
This property was stunning! Secluded...quiet...gorgeous. If you're looking for a truly different experience, you must stay in this RV. It's brand new and comes complete with a full kitchen, fireplace, comfortable reclining loveseat and even an outdoor grill. At night enjoy the stars and the singing of the coyotes.
Carmela was a wonderful hostess and gave us ideas on places to visit. The most incredible of all - walking in the Tonto National Forest (mere feet from the camper) and coming upon six wild horses.
Looking forward to returning again!
this is an excellent place to go- off the beaten path of busy Scottsdale yet accessible- many nearby hiking and biking trails- Carmella and Joe are really nice and very accommodating- the trailer is well maintained and clean with all the amenities minus the hotel hall ways and lobbies and noisy adjacent rooms.
The eastern views over the mountains are beautiful and you can see every star in the sky at night.
My wife and I are planning on coming back next year!
We can provide most anything you need - if you would like us to stock the frig, or have special occasions you're celebrating, we're happy to make it a memorable one by fulfilling your special requests. We're on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding local activities, directions, etc. and appreciate you letting us know how we can improve your stay!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Pet Fee||£41 + Tax|
|Cleaning Fee||£45 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£82|
Basic wifi is included, if you are planning on streaming video, working or downloading large files, high speed internet is available for an additional flat fee of $10 per month.
Payment is due upon acceptance of reservation
If this unit is booked, we do have other options available, please see VRBO #763667 or VRBO #762576.
Basic WiFi is available. If you're planning on streaming video, downloading large files or conducting business, high speed is available for a flat rate of an additional $10 per stay (per month).
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.