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62 acre upscale Ranch/Equine Boarding Facility - Brand New Luxury Travel Trailer

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq ft
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2016 Luxury Trailer in heart of Sonoran Desert, on the edge of Tonto Natl Forest

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 can have mountain delivered to the ranch for you. 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 re-purpose! 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!

Please note, the trailer has a queen size bed and a couch that pulls out. Rate is based on 2 people, there is an additional charge for an extra guest.

More Details

Carmela Lizzo
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, un poquito espanol
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Carmela Lizzo

My husband and I love living in the desert and enjoy sharing this incredible space with our guests. We've made some amazing 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 Carmela Lizzo chose Rio Verde Foothills

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".

What makes this mobile home unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday mobile home in Rio Verde Foothills in Scottsdale

Property Type:
  • mobile home
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Big shower and linen closet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa in living room pulls out to become a full size bed
  • Master Bedroom with lots of closet space
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Horses are available to rent at the stables down the road. Also, kayak, rafting, bike rental, paddleboards are also available with a private outfitter.


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62 acre upscale Ranch/Equine Boarding Facility - Brand New Luxury Travel Trailer
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

Wonderful pet friendly AZ experience!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need in this brand new trailer.

Owners are friendly and the location has a million dollar view!

Trailer well furnished with everything including wifi and big tv which we never used because looking at the view, hiking in the desert in bloom and the Milky Way at night was all we needed! We couldn't have been happier! We will try to return.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review, I love it! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay and were able to share in the beauty of our sutlrrpunding desert. Please come see us again!
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Our second visit to the ranch and again we had a fantastic time!

  • 5 of 5

The deluxe trailer was well-appointed and suited all of our needs. Gracious hosts, beautiful property, we look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, we appreciate your wonderful review! Please come back and see us again!
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Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience in a trailer. I was a little doubtful before booking but it turned out to be a perfect four week stay for me. The mountain views from the trailer are phenomenal Plenty of room and privacy for visits from my grandchildren.

I wanted to get away from Michigan winter, the city, take long hikes and get lots of warm sun and fresh air, but I also wanted to be close to golf and tennis. Mission accomplished! Step out of the trailer and you're on the hiking trails (don't miss the hike around Granite Mountain). Golf and tennis is in Rio Verde or Scottsdale just a short drive away.

Carmela and Joe are great hosts. They made me feel like I was part of their family. Carmela's organic garden is great and Joe can fix anything! I'm not a "horse person" (I opted not to shovel) but I discovered that I enjoy being around people that enjoy horses. They are hardworking, happy and very friendly people. Any opportunity and the party is on: I got invited to a birthday party for a guest's one year old dog and a champagne breakfast for the grand opening of the ranches laundromat!

I'm looking forward to a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Estes Park, Colorado


  • 1 of 5


This generally peaceful place is marred by frequent recreational motorcycle use of the area on weekends--perhaps not a problem for those who are motorcyclists themselves. Far more regrettably--I might have returned anyway--my stay was spoiled by the owner's withholding my large damage deposit because a sink faucet became loose at the end of my two-week stay—as if the faulty faucet was my fault—and a plastic bowl that was left in the same scratched condition as I found it.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The nominal $100 deposit that I retained did not begin to cover the damages you caused. As I outlined in the description of the damages, you were not charged for the bowl because it was scratched, you were charged because you left your dog feces in it and I had to throw it away, which you failed to mention in your review. The RV is brand new and you broke the faucet, for which you were charged. You were not charged for using the counter as a cutting board, or for the stacks of garbage you left inside or for the carpets, bedding, throws and the entire trailer being cleaned repeatedly to remove the dog hair, dirt and mud that was left from your dog being contained in the trailer all day. We do have an occasional motorcycle out in the desert as we're on the border of the National Forest, but we also have hikers, mountain bikers, bird watchers, runners and people who truly appreciate the desert solitude and scenery.
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You won't be disappointed..........

  • 5 of 5

We had originally booked Arizona and the fifth wheel at Rio Verde as a vacation. Our vacation turned into our honeymoon and in our opinion we picked a perfect place! Each morning we were greeted with a beautiful sunrise from the bedroom window and each night we had wine as the sun set. Carmela and Joe's property is breathtaking as is the surrounding scenery. The trailer has all the comforts of home. If you are looking for a quiet getaway to relax, enjoy nature at its best and want to meet some great people, then this is the place for you.

We keep telling others about our honeymoon in a "trailer"with accompanying pictures. Our only regret is that we did not book a longer stay. We hope to make it back to Arizona soon and stay at Rio Verde again. Thank you Carmela, Joe and Gracie for welcoming us you your place and your gracious hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure having you out to the Ranch! Thank you for honoring us by spending your honeymoon here, it was wonderful hosting you!
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Wichita, KS

Great relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights at Rio Rancho Verde and this was one of the best getaways we have had in a long time. The trailer was excellent, the owners super and the views of the desert were breathtaking! Anyone looking for a relaxing time, this is the place to go. Had a great time interacting with their horse, the other guests and the short 100 yard walk to the desert trails. Being at the very edge of town was very secluded and the night skies were beautiful. The owners make you feel like you are at home and have done an excellent job with making you as comfortable as possible. Highly recommend Rio Rancho Verde and will be back for another longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We so enjoyed having you out at Rio Rancho Verde and are delighted that you had a great time. Please come back and see us again!
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Car: necessary

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!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £41.52
Pet Fee £37.74
Damage Deposit £75.49

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.

Price is based on 2 people, there is an additional charge for extra guests

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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