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"Spirit of the West" Ranch Home, Stunning Views, Scenic Drive to Grand Canyon

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Come join us at beautiful TUMBLING ROCK RANCH in Northern Arizona — Experience the "Spirit of the West” in the heart of cowboy country…

We are surrounded by working cattle ranches, a GREEN FOREST of pinion pines and cedars, close to ancient Native American ceremonial sites, and Route 66.

Enjoy the TRANQUIL, captivating views of surrounding MOUNTAINS from any room in the house through sixteen large windows and four garden doors. Have your favorite morning beverage on the 71 foot covered patio where you can listen to the birds, fill your senses with the wonderful fragrances of the countryside and watch the occasional deer pass by. You may also choose to get on the trails available on our 80 acres for an early morning hike.

Favorite evening activities include gathering around the outdoor FIREPLACE, roasting marshmallows while STARGAZING, storytelling, and toasting the day’s events.

Our guests tell us that we offer much more than the average vacation rental. This COMFORTABLE, spacious home, which features a charming RUSTIC “cowboy” motif throughout, is thoughtfully furnished and adorned. It’s cozy for a couple or small family and the layout is also perfect for extended family gatherings or groups of friends who would like to spend quality time together.

We’re conveniently located in the Juniper Mountains between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, 55 miles west of Williams, close to Seligman, the BIRTHPLACE OF ROUTE 66. The climate is moderate, year round, with few exceptions. We are at 5800 feet elevation and though we get some beautiful SNOWFALL a few times each season. WILDLIFE commonly seen include elk, deer, javalina, antelope, coyote, bobcat, and wild burros.

As your hosts, we try to make this your BEST VACATION EVER. Guests who stay with us become friends and often return multiple times. They love the home and the surrounding area, which has so much to offer. Take a few extra days if possible, you will find your visit very rewarding.

[Need more (or less) room? We also rent a guest cabin on the 80 acres which sleeps up to 4, check it out at VRBO listing # 431984.]

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If you are looking for more reasons to stay with us, here are a few snippets from past GUEST REVIEWS…

“The house was everything described and more. I recommend this home to anyone interested in truly getting away from the concrete jungle. You will not be disappointed. Thanks Don and Carolyn!” — Guest review titled ‘Awesome, simply awesome’ by Doug W.

“We normally stay in 5-star hotels and this home certainly met our expectations for a high quality, comfortable atmosphere. We were only there for 3 nights and will definitely book a longer stay next time.” — Guest review titled ‘Wonderful!’ by Pat R.

“Although the photos accurately depict the home, they can't do justice to capturing the essence! My only regret is that we were not there long enough.” — Guest review titled ’Paradise Found!’ from Anonymous

“We couldn't have asked for a more peaceful, beautiful place to unwind and see some local sights!” — Guest review titled ’Absolutely Magical!!’ from Ann D.

“I really can't stress adequately enough how clean, lovely, and obviously very well-cared for that the home was. We enjoyed our stay very much.” — Guest review titled ‘Beautiful, secluded, relaxing’ from Jana B.

“Clean, great kitchen/dining area, amazing views, and spacious accommodations. The living room and game room have lovely log fireplaces and large picture windows. Everyone enjoyed using the well stocked game room (with bar area) and pool table. The house layout was fabulous for multiple parties/families. Facilities were well beyond our expectations. Furniture was large and plush. Beds and bedding were extremely comfortable and good quality. There is a large patio that wraps around the front of the house that has both a fireplace and grill that we found most useful. As experienced international travelers we can highly recommend this property. - Guest review titled ‘April2017’ by Susan P.

“This is really an ideal place for a family gathering. All the beds were comfortable and the closets were large. Everything was clean and well laid out. — Guest review titled ‘Wonderful Place to Stay’ by Nancy S.

[You can read many full reviews by scrolling down the page or clicking on the reviews tab.]

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Consider taking the PETROGLYPH VALLEY TOUR while you’re here!

Petroglyph Valley is a unique point-of-interest, located nearby on a local working cattle ranch. Don will drive you and your party about 20 minutes south of our property, where he has exclusive access onto the ranch. The private tour includes both hiking and a fascinating bit of history. (This is not your common tourist destination, as it is not open to the general public.)

Arriving at the site, you will see an abundance of ancient petroglyphs carved into the stunning rock cliff formations. Many of the carvings predate the arrival of any white explorers or settlers. You’ll also hike to a location where Native American Indians (Yavapai Apache) crafted pottery pieces by hand, remnants of which still litter the canyon floor.

Also included is a moderate trek up onto a small mountain where you will see ancient stone ruins, some old abandoned ranch buildings and the popular, Musical Rocks. This incredible vantage point provides a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

As your guide, Don will give a running commentary on the history of the area. With any luck, you may see wild animals such as deer, elk, javelina, coyotes, antelope or wild burro on your journey!

$150 for up to 3 guests

$175 for 4 guests or more

(Payment is due at the time of the scheduled tour.)

The tour takes approximately 4 - 4.5 hours. Guests are expected to bring their own snacks and drinks.

This activity has been very popular with our travelers and a bonus highlight for many who’ve stayed with us!

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Feel free to ask us for more information about our property or any points of interest in the area!

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More Details

Owner
Don, Carolyn, and Nancy
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Don, Carolyn, and Nancy

My husband and I have been savoring the beauty of the Juniper Mountains since 2004. We've been renting both our home and guest cabin (431984) through VRBO for several years and enjoy a steady flow of guests from all over the world. We've just added a second cozy cabin (1157197) for a total of three distinct units! Each one of our properties is custom-built and the setting is amazing.

We have four children, ten grandchildren, and two great grandchildren, who live somewhat scattered along the west side of the continent.

Don and I live on the 80 acres nearby with our Border Collie mix, Roxy, and Papillon, Sam. Although we will both be here to greet you when you arrive for your stay, initial point of contact will be handled by our daughter, Nancy.

Don, Carolyn, and Nancy purchased this house in 2007

Why Don, Carolyn, and Nancy chose Arizona

It's a little piece of paradise. This property is peaceful, quiet, and away from it all, but centrally located to all the attractions.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Seligman in Yavapai County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , sink/cabinet/ laundry room
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master bedroom, separate shower
  • Bathroom 1 has a large soaker tub!!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), 2 Queen Futons (4th bdrm/den, and rec room), Queen Air Mattresses (2), Fold out foam beds (2), Queen pull out sofa bed (1), Twin mattress cots (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
Notes:
custom-built home on 80 acres, 6 exteriors doors for easy access to the outdoor and patio areas, outdoor fireplace, natural stone waterfall and pond, reverse osmosis system, baby grand piano, fitness equipment. Soaker Tub in Master Bath. Check out our website for more pictures!!

Reviews

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"Spirit of the West" Ranch Home, Stunning Views, Scenic Drive to Grand Canyon
average rating of 4.955056 based on 89 reviews
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5

Beautiful, secluded, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family stayed at this beautiful ranch in early June. The home is extremely clean and well cared for and decorated/furnished with such lovey attention to detail. There were many games and a pool table to entertain our kiddos as well. Our 8-year old daughter kept exclaiming that she felt as though she was staying in a 'palace' :-)

The property/surrounding area is amazing - my favorite time of day was enjoying my coffee each morning sitting on the porch while watching the sunrise.

The owners were wonderful, so attentive and helpful and accessible for general inquiries. Upon our arrival Don met us at the home and gave us a quick tour and answered all of our questions.

I really can't stress adequately enough how clean, lovely, and obviously very well-cared for that the home was. We enjoyed our stay very much.

If I had one note to mention for families who are looking to tour around northern Arizona - the location was a little more remote than I anticipated (although we made the best of it and enjoyed the sights on our road trips!). The Grand Canyon was a convenient drive but most other places of interest where we went involved a 2.5 - 3 hour drive (Fossil Creek, Page, Jerome). That being said, I'd still recommend this property!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review of our home! We work very hard to provide the exact experience you described for all our guests. We’re so happy to read your thoughtful remarks about your stay and we hope you think to visit us again, someday! Ultimately, there are more places to explore in Northern Arizona than can be experienced in a week's stay. Guests make individual choices on what is most important to them to see and do, determining how best to invest their time. Also, because this is the Wild West, with vast open plains, heavily wooded forests, and diverse desert features (it really is unique), destinations are much more spread out than in other parts of the country. (Even the major city of Phoenix requires a little drive time to get from one part of the Valley to another.) Below is a list of several points of interest, within 2 hours distance, most commonly included as excursions by our guests: — South Rim of the Grand Canyon (1 hr 45 min Northeast) — Williams and the Grand Canyon Railroad on Route 66 — which also provides the seasonal, Polar Express Experience (50 min East ) — Bearizona (1 hr East) — Grand Canyon Caverns on Route 66 (50 min West) — Flagstaff (1 hr 30 min East) — Laughlin — with boating on the Colorado River and Lake Mohave (1 hr 36 min West) — The little town of Oatman on Route 66 (1 hr 45 min West) — Petroglyph Valley Tour — exclusive access provided by the owner — (20 min South) — The little town of Seligman is famous for Route 66 and has a couple of kitschy 1950s-style diners (25 min East) — Sedona (2 hrs Southeast) — Hoover Dam (2 hrs Northwest)
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5

Absolutely Breathtaking!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here to celebrate our wedding anniversary and as soon as we got there we were greeted by the owners and given a tour. The owners are very nice and friendly. The house and view left us speechless! Everything is super clean and spacious. We are already planning our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Is beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I'm very happy with the service

I willing go back

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

I came here with my girlfriend. We were visiting the Grand Canyon for the weekend, but staying at this house was the highlight. It was a perfect place to gaze up at a sky full of stars at night and rolling fields at breakfast time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top notch!

  • 5 of 5

Don and Carolyn were super nice and very helpful! My son fell in love with the 9' pool table, piano and hundreds of movies to choose from. The outdoor fireplace was fabulous. Outstanding home with super comfortable beds, a great kitchen and beautiful decorations. Don's tour highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A truly amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

This has got to be one of if not the best holiday locations ever!! It was everything we'd hoped it would be and more! The location was just right remote enough that you could step outside at night and see the most amazing skies. The ranch was fully equipped with everything we needed, the boys loved the games room and the bar area.

We went on the hike with Don and trust me it's worth it, the views are truly amazing and if your lucky enough you might get a junior ranger tag along for the ride! This was the first stop for us on a 3 week tour of Arizona, Nevada & California, I only wish we saved this till the end as I think we were spoilt at the beginning. The whole booking process was great , nice and easy. Carolyn & Don were wonderful hosts and we knew that if we ever needed anything they would be there.

I hope that we will return again one day and like many visitors stay a lot longer. We stayed for 4 nights in July and although the weather was very hot, the ranch was cool and pleasant. Spotlessly clean truly an amazing experience.

Thank you Don & Carolyn for allowing us to stay and please say hi to the junior ranger from all of us in the UK.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Las Vegas Airport 2 1/2 hours
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Seligman
Nearest Golf
60 Miles
Williams
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Flagstaff
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Seligman
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Williams
Car: necessary

60 miles west of Williams.

Nearby ancient Native American ceremonial sites with extensive walls of petroglyphs, a rock hound’s delight and fossils abound, close to Grand Canyon Caverns, Grand Canyon Skywalk, Havasupai Falls, Seligman (the birthplace of Route 66),

Williams (50 minutes), Grand Canyon (1 hr 40 min).

Las Vegas (2 1/2 hrs)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Seligman, USA

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
 
FALL SPECIAL
1 Aug 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£366
for 2 nights
From
£157
£1,153
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£964
for 4 nights
From
£228
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
27 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£405
for 2 nights
From
£177
£1,153
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£818
for 3 nights
From
£256
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan - Feb 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£405
for 2 nights
From
£177
£1,153
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
MAR - MAY
1 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£508
for 2 nights
From
£228
£1,546
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
JUNE + JULY
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,192
for 5 nights
From
£228
£1,546
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
FALL 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£508
for 2 nights
From
£228
£1,153
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£964
for 4 nights
From
£228
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
CHRISTMAS/NY's
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£818
for 3 nights
From
£256
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£508
for 2 nights
From
£228
£1,546
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £48.11
Additional Guest Fee £14.8 per person per night

Payment Terms; Will allow up to 3 payments depending on total amount due (can split total fee into 3 equal payments).
$20 - 25.00 per person/per night for bookings over 6 or 8 people (depending on dates).
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Cleaning Fee:$55 non refundable
Tax Rate 6.32%

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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