The SpaceAuthentic AZ experience - exclusive horse ranch/boarding facility, on the Tonto National Forest, next to the Scottsdale McDowell Preserve. This EcoRanch offers horse boarding along with a beautifully decorated 800 sq ft Western casita, which includes a full kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, washer/dryer, wi-fi, BBQ, private courtyard. Located in the scenic Sonoran Desert, just 20 minutes from Scottsdale. Walk out our gate to miles of trails, ride, hike, bike or just relax in this peaceful retreat
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 Western bunkhouse/casita. 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. 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. The premier package includes horse boarding, and a stay in a tastefully decorated chic Western Bunkhouse/Casita. The designer décor offers a combination of upscale Southwestern and Western furnishings and accessories with all the amenities. Over 800 square feet of open floor plan, complete with fireplace, full kitchen and bathroom, washer/dryer, big screen TV, AC and heat, dining area (seats 6) and a private courtyard that faces the Scottsdale Sonoran Preserve. 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. 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 have bikes you can borrow. 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 repurpose! 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 bunkhouse is not available please see our other listings at AirBNB (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or AirBNB (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Ride or hike right out our back gate into miles and miles of trails on the Tonto National Forest. The Verde River is 7 miles away through desert canyons and washes. Guests can board their own horses, or participate in our boarding/lodging package or rent a horse or ATV down the road. The bunkhouse is a combination of Western/Southwestern upscale decor and includes a king size bed, additional beds may be added as needed to accommodate kids or close friends! A mere 30 minutes away you can dine on gourmet cuisine or ride a bull at the local saloon, shop at upscale boutiques or enjoy one of the many festivals in Scottsdale and Carefree/Cavecreek. Help yourself to the organic garden on-site and feel free to visit the horses in the barn. There truly is something for everyone at Rio Rancho Verde!
We respect our guests privacy but are always available to answer questions, or share our knowledge of the area with you!
Our neighborhood really isn't! We live in a rural area, and our closest neighbor is 1/4 mile away - since we're on the National Forest, our views are unobstructed by homes, traffic, etc. We're on a well maintained dirt road, and easily accessible, just far enough away from the city to feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, but only 20 minutes from fine dining and shopping!
We truly live in paradise and get to enjoy the best of both city living and rural relaxation.
You'll need a car, Uber does not service our area
We are a horse boarding facility and we offer several packages that include a basic stall rental and various other overnight options. We have several indoor/outdoor barns with permanent and portable stalls, some covered and some that are not. It's a true ranch experience, remotely located but offering all the conveniences of Scottsdale and the Wild West towns of Carefree and Cavecreek, just a short drive away. Also, if the boarding/trailer package is booked, we have a boarding/travel trailer (brand new 2016 luxury package) and a private 2 bedroom suite also listed on Airbnb, check it out! Two night minimum stay on all bookings. There is a $50 cleaning fee in addition. Tax is not included (7.27%) and will be collected at the end of your stay.
Also, ATT, T Mobile and Sprint can be spotty. Verizon works best.
We will forward directions prior to your arrival. Please print these out
and follow them as Mapquest and your GPS will not give you the correct route. Guest AccessThe bunkhouse is all yours, along with the private courtyard. We also have a 2 bedroom private suite with pool, but that's only available to guests of the suite. Feel free to walk around and visit with our horse boarders, campers and resident cowboys. We welcome you to help yourselves to our organic garden, the horses love the carrots - head down to the barn to give them a treat! Interaction with GuestsWe respect your privacy but are always available to help insure that your visit is wonderful! We have many guests who come back year after year and have become great friends, you'll love them as well! The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood really isn't! We live in a rural area, and our closest neighbor is 1/4 mile away - since we're on the National Forest, our views are unobstructed by homes, traffic, etc. We're on a well maintained dirt road, and easily accessible, just far enough away from the city to feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, but only 20 minutes from fine dining and shopping!
We truly live in paradise and get to enjoy the best of both city living and rural relaxation. Getting AroundYou will definitely need a car! Other Things to NoteWe also board horses and offer space for those wishing to spend time exploring the Arizona desert. We're a small facility, and the private bedroom suite is available for those with and without horses! It's a true ranch experience, remotely located but offering all the conveniences of Scottsdale or the Wild West towns of Cave Creek and Carefree, just a short drive away. We've got incredible trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding right outside our gate.
Also, if the Western casita is booked, please check out our other listing, we have a private 2 bedroom suite with pool and a luxury brand new travel trailer that also may be available. Please see (URL HIDDEN) for reviews and a better look at what we have to offer at Rio Rancho Verde!
Verizon works best, Sprint, ATT and TMobile are spotty.
Please note: 2 night minimum stay Tax is in addition (7.27%) and will be collected at the end of your stay. We will forward directions prior to your arrival. Please print these out and follow them, as Mapquest and your GPS will not give you the correct directions.