Piñon Log Cabin is Hidden in the Trees Near Bear Creek and Wildlife Preserve
- Airport Shuttle
- Pets Allowed
- Swimming Pool
- Smoking Allowed
New Mexico is a haven for the unexpected. It’s an attitude. A way of life: 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!
Welcome to Double E Ranch Vacation Cabin Rentals! The Piñon Log Cabin is a 460 square foot studio. Amenities include: complete kitchen with 2 apartment sized refrigerators, a 4-burner gas stove top, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, dishes, flatware, cooking pots and utensils and bbq grill.
Because the Village of Gila does not have a convenient grocery store nearby, for an additional charge, you can order in advance breakfast items as well as steaks, chicken breasts, salmon fillets, or ranch raised grass fed ground beef. Please talk to Debbie about this option.
Bed is queen sized with luxury hotel quality mattress with Egyptian cotton bedding, plush blankets, pillows and comforter. Bathroom is complete with full bath tub and shower, plenty of thick towels, and face cloths. Short term guests need only to bring food, drinks, seasonings, personal items such as face soaps, lotions, etc. Your cabin is provided with complimentary facial tissue, several rolls of toilet paper and paper towels.
Double E Ranch adjoins 6500 acres of a New Mexico Wildlife Preserve (soon to be opened to the public) and is situated along the southwestern edge of the legendary Gila National Forest. We are just 30 miles from restaurants, museums and shopping in historic Silver City, New Mexico.
Double E Ranch Vacation Cabin 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 wildlife preserve soon to be open to the public, and are a short drive to the 3 million acres of the Gila National Forest. The southwestern lifestyle and our love for ranching in 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 unique opportunity to experience the undiluted, real sensations of southwestern New Mexico ranch life. The original 'bunk house' and 100 year old ranch house were used to house visitors from all around the world and are in the process of refurbishing, eventually to be included as cabin options.
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. If you have always wanted to try Cowboy Mounted Shooting, this is the place to learn. Alan has taught the basics of Mounted Shooting to hundreds of folks over the years along with the clinical techniques for improving your results, as well (additional charge). Don't worry -- no 'live' ammunition is used.
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!