Agave 1 Bedroom Guest House Near Gila National Forest
Scenic, southwest New Mexico Guesthouse on private 360 acre riparian sanctuary nestled in a hidden valley along Bear Creek. Piñon, juniper, cottonwood, sycamore, black walnut, live oak and elm trees, deer in the fields, eagles, hawks, falcons, road runners offer unlimited visual natural wonders. The creek is a short walk from your cabin.
Because the Village of Gila does not have a convenient grocery store nearby, guests are responsible for bringing their own food and beverages.
New Mexico Game and Fish recently purchased 6500 acres adjoining Double E Ranch, designating it a Wildlife Preserve Currently, plans are in the works to open this area to the public very soon. We are a short drive to the 3 million acre Gila National Forest. With breathtaking views, spectacular sunsets and clear star filled skies you will find a quiet, peaceful 'home away from home' perfect for disconnecting from the hectic tread mill of any big city lifestyle. Read that book you've been meaning to finish, plan to hike to the top of the ridge to feel vast, open and endless views in every direction.
Several guest houses, the barn and many of the original corrals built in the early 1900's through the 1940's reflect the lifestyle and unique architecture of this by-gone ranching era.
Biking, birding along our privately protected riparian area, exploration, abundant wildlife, and star gazing under clear, dark skies are just a few of your options. More than 1100 years ago, the Mimbres Indians made their homes all along Bear Creek. If you know what to look for, you might be able to recognize dwelling sites, find pottery chards or arrow heads! The legend is that the Apaches strategically camped on top of "Turtle Rock" (aka Apache Corral), using it to rest their horses, watch for enemies. There is plenty of wild west history in our corner of the southwest to pique your interest!
Fully furnished with everything you'll need to comfortably unwind, you bring your personal items, groceries, and special drinks. Large bedroom with in-floor heating, quality mattress, comforters. Armoire, desk, comfortable chair, vintage dresser/mirror.
Leather sofa and love seat in your living room. TV/DVD player, extensive DVD library.
New Mexico is a haven for the unexpected. It’s an attitude. A way of life: more relaxed, amazing vistas, unexpected experiences, a direct immediate connection with nature, a pathway to the past . It’s adventure in its truest form. And, it's waiting for you at Double E Ranch Guesthouses!
Welcome to Double E Ranch Vacation Guesthouse Rentals! We are situated along the southwestern edge of the legendary Gila National Forest, just 30 miles from historic Silver City, New Mexico.
Double E Ranch Vacation Guesthouse Rentals was inspired by our desire to share our exceptionally beautiful hidden valley location along Bear Creek, literally 'at the end of the road'. We directly adjoin a 6500 acre State of New Mexico Game and Fish designated wildlife preserve, and are a short drive to 3 million acres of the Gila National Forest. The southwestern lifestyle, our love for ranching and the mild year round climate in southwestern New Mexico is our reason for being here.
For 18 years, Double E Ranch was a working cattle, horse and guest ranch. The specialty at Double E Ranch was providing our guests with the very unique opportunity to experience the undiluted, real sensations of southwestern New Mexico ranch life. The original 'bunk house' built in the 1940's and 125 year old ranch headquarters have been used to house visitors from all around the world and are in the process of being refurbished and upgraded, and will soon be included as a guesthouse option.
Now retired, Debbie and Alan continue to offer you a unique opportunity to experience a taste of life on a southwestern New Mexico ranch, explore a diverse ecological region, meet the recent and ancient past up close. Thousands of years ago the Mimbres Indians lived along Bear Creek and the Gila River. Pottery pieces, ancient tools, pictographs and remnants of stone dwellings can be readily found. More recently, legendary characters including Billy the Kid, Geronimo, and Ben Lily roamed the hills, mountains and towns in this area.
A more relaxed environment and privacy... your own cabin, your own time schedule, meals when you want to cook them. With the sun just beginning to peek over the mountain, begin by enjoying that first cup of coffee or tea, absorbing the sights and sounds of what 'peaceful' really feels like. Just about sunset, from your rocker on the deck, put your feet up, watch the mountains change from rocky rust, to stunning, vibrant reds, oranges, yellows while saying 'adios' to another healing day.
Take advantage of this incredible location, experience the magic of southwestern New Mexico by using our vacation cabins as your "home away from home" while exploring the entire southwest. Short day trips to the Gila Cliff Dwellings or City of Rocks or overnight in Santa Fe, Old Tombstone, historic Las Cruces or famous El Paso.
Breath! You'll easily be able to disconnect from the frenetic race of urban lifestyles. Our fully furnished, self catered cabins contain everything needed to make your experience relaxing, convenient and restful.
Our weather in every season is mild compared to most other regions of the country. For guests coming from our northern states, Double E Ranch is a fantastic haven for escaping the bitter cold and snow of winter! The area offers diverse activities, events and places to keep you interested and entertained, year round: Tour de Gila Bike Race, Silver City Blues Festival, art galleries, museums. With lower humidity levels, being outdoors is comfortable nearly every day and the sun shines an average of 330 days a year!
There are plenty of activities for you to enjoy on the ranch. Bring your horse! We've got self-care pens (call us for rates) and a 300x250 enclosed arena with excellent footing.
Just outside your cabin door, you have hiking, birding, star gazing and mountain biking. In a short 20 minute drive or 40 minute horse back ride, you will have unlimited access to nearly 3 million acres of public lands (New Mexico State Land, Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service) making activities such as hunting, rock hounding, exploring Native ruins, and spectacular, exciting horseback riding easily accessible, never running out of new trails to travel!
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