Southwest decor open floor plan with LR, DR, den, and kitchen ("great room"). My dogs are friendly, indoor/outdoor dogs.
China Cabinet Ranch Adjacent to Saguaro NP West
Hospedado por Laura
Laura es el anfitrión.
3 huéspedes
1 dormitorio
1 cama
1 baño privado
3 huéspedes
1 dormitorio
1 cama
1 baño privado
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Enjoy being in the middle of the desert, surrounded by mountains, where coyotes howl at night and cactus abounds. I'm a wrangler and a Certified Tucson Ambassador with valuable insight into the area. This is an idea location for equestrians (corrals available at $10/night), hikers, bird watchers, bicyclists, history buffs, and artists. It's only 20 minutes to civilization, and it's though Saguaro NP! One breakfast or dinner is included. Check out my travel trailer listing for more space.

El lugar

Escape the city and relax in a hammock stargazing at the base of Panther Peak. Enjoy my modern manufactured home with washer/dryer and full kitchen privileges. The last 2/10ths of a mile is dirt road, but if you want quiet, this is the place. I'm just 15 minutes from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Old Tucson Studios, located west of the Tucson Mountains where there are great hiking, equestrian, and mountain biking trails right from the house. There are no street lights to detract from the gorgeous sunsets and stargazing. Your host is a certified riding instructor and wrangler who can arrange for a private trail rides. There is a 60' round pen for 3 horses together. Nature lovers, travelers, birdwatchers, artists, equestrians, and people that just want to relax find my place restful and inspiring.

Disponible para huéspedes

You have access to the whole house except my bedroom/bath and office. Please contact me at least 24 hours ahead with your ETA so I can fence the dogs. Note: a GPS WILL GET YOU LOST the closer you get to my place, so please PRINT the directions provided once you book. I only have as hot spot on my phone, so no WiFi other than your laptop or phone if I'm not home.

Atención a los huéspedes

I enjoy orienting guests during their first meal (the only one included) with lots of tips as to where to go, distances, etc. so you can maximize your stay. Sometimes guests even accompany me to events, live local music or dancing, or want to know about Tucson's many trails or other places within a day's drive like Tombstone, Nogales (Mexico...bring a passport!), Tubac, or Bisbee. After living here for 25+ years, I've got lots of ideas, so feel free to ask for recommendations. If you're not much of a talker, that's fine too! I do not rent to more than one party at a time so you can feel comfortable.

Otros aspectos destacables

Everything you need is within a 20 minute drive. My 2 dogs (a medium sized and a tiny terrier) are indoor/outdoor, so please keep your room door and back gate closed. I suggest closed toed shoes/boots for walking in the desert. Drink lots of water even in the winter as dehydration can occur (I am Wilderness First Aid and CPR trained). Sunblock, sunglasses, and a hat are a necessity any time of year. Be snake smart (if you see one, back off, and never put your hands or feet where you can't see). Please do not enter the horse corrals or feed the horses unless I am with you. Finally, there are no street lights out here, so it's best if you can arrive in daylight.

Apto para fumadores
Televisión por cable

Lugares para dormir
Dormitorio 1
1 cama matrimonial
Zonas comunes
1 sofá cama

Reglas de la casa
No se admiten mascotas
No adecuado o inseguro para niños (0-12 años)
Horario de llegada: de las 12:00 a las 23:00.
Salida antes de las 11:00

Smoking (including MMJ) is only allowed outside on either front or back porches. For your safety, do not enter the horse pens unless I am with you, and please put any horse treats in the bucket rather than feed by hand. Finally, do not leave any campfire unattended. If there is a problem or you forgot something, please let me know.

Aspectos que también debes tener en cuenta
Es necesario utilizar las escaleras - Just 5 steps into the house.
Hay mascotas en la propiedad - A horse named Sam, a mule named Cajun, and 2 terrier mutts, Annie & Munchkin
Hay zonas comunes que se comparten - Kitchen, laundry, living room, dining room, den, and front and back porches.
Limitaciones de servicios - No WiFi. Central heat and AC; please let me know if you need the temperature adjusted.


9 evaluaciones

Perfil de usuario de Stacy
Septiembre de 2017
Want to be in the desert with fabulous sunsets, sunrises and hiking at your doorstep? - well this is it! Laura's home has everything you could want - only 12 minutes from in town amenities - while being located in one of the most beautiful places in the state of Arizona. Hiking or horseback riding on pristine mountain Federal land is a mere 100 yards away. Sit outside and take in the scenery at dawn and sunset, and you will never be disappointed. Gracious host, all amenities, tips and area information you could ever need readily provided by Laura who has lived in Tucson for 20 years. Highly recommend. Loved my stay!

Perfil de usuario de Ric
Noviembre de 2016
Laura was very welcoming to my daughter and me. We drove in from California with our horse in tow and were grateful for a safe, clean facility to turn our horse out and sleep for the night. Our horse was happy to have room to move around after hours in a trailer and Laura had a bucket of water waiting for us when we got there. Great way to go if looking for somewhere to rest with your animal nearby!

Perfil de usuario de Ann
Abril de 2016
I had such a great time at Laura's! It was just what I was hoping for- an authentic desert experience complete with distant coyote howls at night, owls hooting, and wonderful night sky star viewing on her back deck- no light pollution here! Laura's home is a true ranch, like a little "Ponderosa" from the old TV show Bonanza. It's delightfully decorated in "cowgirl" fashion- just as you'd expect from someone who is an authentic working wrangler. Laura herself is an absolute delight to meet & talk with. She welcomed me into her home & showed me around some of her property, where I got to see the horse paddock & meet her beautiful Palomino horse Sam. I loved to walk back & visit him each day & give him apples & carrots. Two sweet & friendly dogs live there- Annie & little Munchkin. My room & private bathroom were clean, the bed comfortable, I loved being able to sleep with window open & hear the owls. I was able to keep items in the refrigerator & make my morning smoothies. Do note- there is no wifi unless you bring your own- as stated in the listing. My goal was to unplug, so this worked fine for me & if need be, you can go to one of the Internet cafe's 10-15 min away. Laura was working each day I was there, but always available for questions. Had a wonderful time, would definitely come back! I recommend staying here for anyone looking for a true authentic experience.

Perfil de usuario de Anna
Marzo de 2016
If you want desert quiet & beauty, Laura's place is ideal. Her property borders state trust land and Saguaro Nat'l Monument is a short drive away. Great hiking! Laura gave me room in her fridge and full use of her kitchen. I fell in love with her 2 dogs. In fact, Munch accompanied me on two bikes. Daytime is filled with birds calling. At night, coyotes sing and owls hoot. My only concern was the TV which sits outside the rental room. Laura tried to keep the sound lower and I used my ear plugs so it was basically OK. Overall, I would highly recommend Laura's place. In fact, I found it hard to leave. Laura was friendly, her dogs are wonderful and the location is beautiful!

Perfil de usuario de Rona
Febrero de 2016
Laura is a wonderful host, I felt comfortable right away. the accommodations were as described; modest but totally adequate and as described. I had dinner the first night, simple yet perfectly cooked and fresh, good coffee with eggs & toast (good bread!) in the morning. I personally loved the location, as it on the edge of the Saguaro National Preserve, yet an easy ride into Tucson, through the Preserve- great way to wake up! We took a horse and mule ride through the Preserve, Laura is a fabulous companion, knowledgeable about the fauna and on intimate terms with her environment. She's also an excellent trainer for beginning riders like myself, giving clear instructions in an easygoing an humorous way, so you feel relaxed, yet in control of the horse. I would recommend Laura's place to my friends, and would go again. It was a very good experience if you like low key and casual.

Perfil de usuario de Kristine
Noviembre de 2015
Laura was friendly and best of all funny. She has a great sense of humor and an adventurous spirit. The accommodations were exactly what I was looking for. Sat out on the back patio with a cup of tea, looking at the moon and stars. It was really very peaceful. I found myself wishing I'd had the time to go horseback riding. Laura offered to take me but I didn't have enough time so she let me do what I needed to get done. The visit gave me the space I needed to accomplish what I had set out to do. I didn't have to worry about my dog either. He obviously felt right at home and loved playing with her two other dogs. Had a great dinner with Laura and my favorite breakfast to boot! I had forgotten how much I love the Sonora Desert and the mountains. It was hard because I knew I was leaving soon and it would be many years if ever that I would see this area again. I can honestly say it pulled on my heartstrings a little. The desert retreat is exactly what I enjoy most about Tucson; freedom and peace. I felt comfortable I was allowed to do whatever I wanted to do - no rules, no regulations, no demands imposted. I appreciate that tremendously. Again the space I needed to feel comfortable in the way that made me feel comfortable. The first night Laura met me at the Circle K in a truck with a horse trailer. I followed behind her up the winding road then down a dirt road out to the double-trailer. I got out of the car and watched as she backed her horse out of the trailer and we walked to the corral together. She fed the horse and introduced me to both the horse and the mule then her two dogs. I was amazed as she explained that she trained horses for various purposes and also provided theraputic training for horses that needed it as well. It is pretty interesting work and hard work but above all obviously work that she really loves doing. She is completely into horses; riding them and working with them as well as working with people who share that love. She is a great photographer and takes incredibly beautiful pictures. If you want to go horseback riding in Tucson Laura is a great resource and is willing, ready and able to take you out to experience the desert on horseback and have a great time with a very experienced and knowledgeable guide. The sunsets are fantastic. The stars hang low and are bright at night and the sunrise is well worth getting up early for. I saw the largest jackrabbit I have every seen the morning I left. Although I had to say goodbye to Tucson, I certainly enjoyed my last few days at this desert retreat. Wish I had found this place earlier. Wish I had had more time...

Perfil de usuario de Susan
Noviembre de 2015
Laura is a friendly and welcoming host. After talking with her over dinner for just a few minutes I felt as if we had known each other for years. The accommodations were exactly as described. I had initially turned down taking a horseback ride in the morning (very novice rider) but was so glad that Laura persuaded me to try it. Most awesome experience and the best way to really see Saguaro National Park! I rode her mule and was thrilled at how completely comfortable and safe I felt the entire time. If you are staying with Laura, this is a not to be missed experience! Couldn't recommend Laura and her equine companions more highly!

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Tucson, Arizona, Estados UnidosSe registró en Mayo 2014
Perfil de usuario de Laura
I live adjacent to the Saguaro National Park West with my two dogs, a mule, & a horse. A retired Spanish teacher and Certified Tucson Ambassador, I traveled extensively as a young adult, and now enjoy sharing my love of the southwest with tourists. Hablo espanol perfectamente bie…
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