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5.0 / 5Exceptional
8 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine
    15 min drive
  • Popular Location
    The Mall At Sierra Vista
    23 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Morning Star Cafe
    6 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Ricardo's Mexican Restaurant
    15 min drive
  • Airport
    Sierra Vista, AZ (FHU-Sierra Vista Municipal)
    32 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Hereford, this vacation home is in a rural location. Arizona Folklore Preserve and Ramsey Canyon Preserve reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Beatty's Miller Canyon Apiary & Orchard and Coronado Cave.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Our Lady of the Sierras Shrine - 15 min drive
    • The Mall At Sierra Vista - 23 min drive
    • Ramsey Canyon Preserve - 24 min drive
    • Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum - 29 min drive
    • Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory - 35 min drive

    Getting around

    • Tucson, AZ (TUS-Tucson Intl.) - 98 min drive


    • Morning Star Cafe - 6 min drive
    • Ricardo's Mexican Restaurant - 15 min drive
    • Pizzeria Mimosa - 15 min drive
    • The Mesquite Tree - 16 min drive
    • The Fortoune Cookie - 18 min drive

    About this property

    3 Bdrm 2 Bath Rent 1 or Both

    MAIN HOUSE.....3 BDRM, 2 BATH (1 of 2 houses on property) COZY COTTAGE.....1 BDRM, 1 BATH ($25 refund when booking both houses.....receive a cash refund upon arrival. Book each house separately) River Ridge Guest Ranch is located in Palominas, AZ just 90 miles southeast of Tucson nestled in the scenic San Pedro River Valley. The 28-acre property was purchased in 1996 and the MAIN HOUSE (VRBO #1222433) was built from our own design with an emphasis on bringing the outdoors in. The same design aesthetics were incorporated when the additional house (COZY COTTAGE.....VRBO #570258) was built in 2004. The ranch’s location with an elevation of 4200' makes for a moderate and pleasant climate all year 'round. THE MAIN HOUSE ***** The 3-bedroom, 2-bath, custom, ranch-style bungalow can accommodate virtually any sized group, in a non-smoking environment. You don’t even have to worry about the silverware, pots and pans or towels/linens, we’ve got you covered! The bungalow features a fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher and gas range/oven….along with a well-stocked pantry. The great room features a cozy wood-burning stove (along with forced-air, central heating) and a 1902 upright piano for your musical enjoyment. The spacious bedrooms offer southwest decor. The beds available are 1 king, 2 full-size, plus 1 queen-size inflatable mattress. The master bathroom has a large walk-in shower and the guest bath has a tub with shower. For your convenience we provide you with laundry detergent, iron and board, a hair dryer and small personal items i.e. shampoos, lotions, toothbrushes, razors and sunscreen. Marvel at our authentic, 1890's sheepherder's wagon which sleeps 2 on a full-sized bed....the wagon is located near the campfire area. Or slumber away atop cots on the porch, or sleep in hammocks under the starry western sky or bring your own tents...lots of room! COZY COTTAGE******1 BDRM, 1 BATH COTTAGE...ADA The 1-bedroom, 1-bath, custom, handicap-accessible ranch-style guest cottage sleeps 4, in a non-smoking environment. You don’t even have to worry about the silverware or pots and pans, towels or linens... we’ve got you covered! The cottage features a fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher and gas range….along with a well-stocked pantry including a wide selection of spices and condiments. The great room features a cozy wood-burning stove for your enjoyment. The bedroom offers southwest decor and a Queen-sized bed. A full-sized sleeper sofa is ready for your tag-a-longs. The bathroom has a wheel-chair accessible shower. Full laundry facilities are available for your use. For your convenience we provide you with laundry detergent, iron and board, a hair dryer and small personal items i.e. shampoos, lotions, toothbrushes, razors and sunscreen. Marvel at our authentic, 1890's sheepherder's wagon which sleeps 2 on a full-sized bed near the campfire area. Or slumber away atop cots on the porch, or sleep on hammocks under the starry western sky. Bringing children and pets is highly recommended! RRGR is on 30 acres and is set up for you to bring your RV's or horse trailer, with plenty of maneuvering room for over-sized rigs. Whether you are just passing through and need an over-night spot to turn your critters out, or want an extended stay to get away from the heat or the cold, this is the place for you. The barn has one inside stall attached to a 30'X90' outside pen and a 20-acre pasture, and a round pen is close by. Ride for miles on the San Pedro River just out 'the backdoor' of the property or trailer your mounts a short distance to the Huachuca Mountains and explore miles of trails. The guest ranch is adjacent to the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area which is home to hundreds of species of birds, mammals, reptiles and butterflies. Within walking distance is the Lehner Ranch Prehistoric Mammoth Kill Site. Your cozy getaway is also near Ramsey Canyon Preserve (the hummingbird capital of the west), the old mining town of Bisbee, and Tombstone, the “town too tough to die”. We are near Fort Huachuca with its Historical Museum, Kartchner Caverns, and the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson. Relax in the jacuzzi outside the guest cottage with a glass of wine or iced tea while you take in the unobstructed view of the valley and the emerald green cottonwood trees lining the river. You will enjoy the entertaining antics of the hummers at their feeders. Follow along with our numerous local and visiting avian friends stopping by for a snack, along with numerous members of the mammal and reptilian families. Also, you’ll appreciate the garage and the covered, wrap-around porches. And, there is ample room for any size RV….electric and water hookups are available...... (free dump stations in Sierra Vista). Walk, jog, bike on the 7/10 mile groomed track around the pasture. Like to try kayaking? We will gladly tote you up to Parker Lake in the Huachuca Mountains where you can also hike, fish, paddle boat, picnic, or to Patagonia Lake where in addition you can waterski and pets are welcome. The history of the Old West abounds around your bungalow in Cochise County....Apache Territory, home to Cochise and Geronimo. Come on by and stay awhile! RATES: 3 BDRM 2 BATH MAIN HOUSE: $250 per nite $225 per nite for 7-28 nites $175 per nite for 29+ nites 1 BDRM 1 BATH COTTAGE: $150 per nite $140 per nite for 7-27nites $100 per nite for 28+ nites ($25 PER NITE DISCOUNT IF RENTING BOTH HOUSES...cash refund upon arrival) Book each house separately. PET FEE: $50 per visit (non-refundable) HORSE RIG or RV: With 30amp power & water hookup....$35 per night. Plus $10 per head per night...(includes horses on pasture) Kayaking: Parker Lake or Patagonia Lake (2 singles and 2 doubles kayaks). Use your own vehicle. PET FEE: $50 per visit (non-refundable)

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Kim Ratelle

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    Spa tub


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking

    Family friendly



    Coffee/tea maker


    3 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided
    Sofa bed


    2 bathrooms
    Shower/tub combination
    Hair dryer
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Dining room
    Wood stove


    DVD player
    Music library

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine and dryer


    Air conditioning


    Wheelchair accessible
    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    In a rural location

    Things to do

    Bicycle rentals on site
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Kayaking nearby
    Cave exploring nearby
    Rock climbing nearby


    Sleeps 8
    Unit size: 1500 sq ft (139 sq m)


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Relaxing, quiet and cozy

      If you are looking for a quiet and cozy get away in nature then this is the perfect place for you. This property is well maintained and fully stocked (and then some). We met with Kim, the property owner, and she was so kind and very accommodating. She allowed my kids to visit with the farm animals. She even had the hot tub warm and ready to go for us too. If you choose to stay here, which why wouldn’t, you will NOT be disappointed.

      5/5 Excellent

        Dream Ranch Property in remote Arizona

        Three couples spent the weekend for the 2019 Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb race and came here to stay. We couldn't have been more pleased with the value. Very spacious, tastefully decorated living areas, rooms, etc etc. Highly recommended.

        5/5 Excellent

          Incredible Stah

          If you like the desert, and a ranch atmosphere you will love thus destination. Very dog friendly, wonderful views, can walk into san pedro riparian national conservation area from the ranch,. Clean, comfortable, everything you need for a stay, close to Bisbee, Tombstone, Sierra Vista, less than an hour to the wineries.

          5/5 Excellent

            River ridge guest ranch in Palominas, Arizona

            Kim was a fabulous hostess. She was waiting outside when we arrived and gave us the grand tour of her property. Since we had four little boys with us, they thoroughly enjoyed all the workings of the farm especially the animals. Kim had prepared a quiche for us and it was delicious. Sorry to say it was just a one night stay. However, we could've moved right in.

            5/5 Excellent

              Can’t wait to plan our next trip to the River Ridge Guest Ranch!

              The property was everything we had hoped for and MORE! The hostess went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was an experience for all to remember. The kids are already asking when they can go back again. We will make sure to have the River Ridge Guest Ranch one of those places that we will HAVE to visit again. There is everything to do here, if you are looking to stay “connected” or if your hope is to disconnect and explore nature. We felt right at home from the moment we were welcomed by the hostess to the time we had to say goodbye. Hope you will enjoy this stay as much as we did!

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