Vintage Ranch Home Along Bear Creek Canyon in SW New Mexico
Gila, New Mexico, United States 88038
Escape and relax while surrounded by nature and exploring rocky canyons, bird watch along Bear Creek, star gaze clear dark skies or practice some serious relaxing while soaking up some of the 280+ days of New Mexico sun at New Mexico Cabin Rentals in Gila NM. Hidden at the very end of a 4 mile, well maintained dirt road, you'll find our private, 360 acres surrounded by lush, green cottonwood, juniper and sycamore trees and home to more than 200 recorded species of native and migratory birds. (GPS: 32.969224, -108.525218)
This two bedroom/two bath house offers you the perfect home base as you plan your summer or winter escape! At 4800 feet elevation, our summers are a bit easier and our winters a bit warmer making it exceptional for long term or short term rentals, any outdoor activity or adventure in every season. An easy 35 minute drive to the Town of Silver City you'll find a variety of fun and interesting things to do - from art galleries, antique stores, fine dining or fast food eateries. Make sure you plan a visit to Little Toad Creek Brewery, Distillery and restaurant for some local entertainment or Jalisco's for authentically delicious Mexican food!
While you won't have network, satellite or cable tv, with wi-fi you'll be able to stay connected, stream movies or music using your own personal on-line accounts. We have added this timeless master piece of old southwest ranch history to our list of New Mexico Cabin Rentals vacation properties. As a private gateway to 6500 acres of NM state land against the 3 million acre Gila National Forest, you will find unlimited hiking, bird watching, dark skies for star gazing, wildlife, and abundant nature. This vacation home rental served as the original heritage ranch headquarters for what once was the home place of a 100,000 acre working cattle ranch. This 2 bedroom guest house has been carefully, lovingly refurbished, upgraded and (just slightly) remodeled, while continuing to reflect the charm and character of early ranch living in southwest New Mexico. Including the 16'x24' screened Veranda porch, you'll have nearly 1400 square feet of comfortable living space to call 'home'.
New Mexico Cabin Rentals chose the historic heritage Double E Ranch headquarters as a representation of an authentic Territorial Style New Mexico ranch home first built in the mid 1800's. Its high ceilings in the living room/dining/bedroom enhance your sense of natural light filled spaces, with turn a "turn of the century" atmosphere. It is the perfect location to experience vintage ranch life as it might have been 100+ years ago, in southwest New Mexico.
An intimate living room area includes a flat screened HD TV, dvd player and library, as well as Wi-Fi internet allowing you to stream movies or music and access the internet. VOIP telephone service provides for long distance calls within the Continental U.S. at no charge to you. Your may receive cell service if your cell phone is Wi-Fi compatible. You may need to go to change your phone 'settings', turn on 'wi-fi' and log into our network. Please, remember you are visiting a very rural area where all the sights, sounds and smells of ranching, farming and a slower paced life are blissfully still found.
The large master bedroom has a gas fireplace, queen sized bed crowned with a magnificently hand crafted headboard, a 1930's double door oak armoire imported from England, vintage, hand painted porcelain table lamps. The original well used wood floors will take you back to a gentler time. Two vintage antique oak sewing machines with delicate wood carved trim serve as your night tables.
Off the living room through double glass French doors curtained for privacy you will find bedroom number two. A bit smaller but with queen bed, rustic headboard, antique dresser and private toilet with shower.
In your master bath, you will enjoy plenty of hot water to soak in the luxury of a deep cast iron, claw foot bath tub. A 1940's hoosier cabinet with etched glass doors provide plenty of space for your personal toiletries. The full bath has a pedestal sink and an over sized stall shower with a "rain water" shower head. Lots of natural light reflecting through a stained glass window off the Italian stone flooring fills the room with soothing shades of beige and cream.
The kitchen offers custom cabinetry and shelving, extra large refrigerator/freezer, gas range, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, a coffee maker, gourmet spices, sugar, flour, condiments, foil and charcoal bbq grill making it easy for you to feel right at home. You only need to bring your personal toiletries, preferred food and beverages (ground coffee?)! We also provide a bbq grill, charcoal, lighter fluid for up to one weeks stay. For your convenience, the pantry is supplied with a small supply of complimentary items such as sugar, coffee creamer, tea, cooking oil and spray, pasta, rice, microwave popcorn, canned meat chunks, foil. A few miles from your cabin you'll find our local convenience store/gas station. They are stocked with fresh dairy products, eggs, ice cream, bread, canned fruits and vegetables, frozen meat, lunch meat, soda, snacks - open 7 days a week.
The extra large Veranda porch offers the perfect way to begin (or end!) your day.
Additional Location Information
Away From It All
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Deck / Patio / Balcony
Dishes & Utensils
Extra Pillows and Blankets
First Aid Kit
Flat Path to Front Door
Has Other Pet
Iron & Board
Long-Term Renters Welcome
Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Private Living Room
Sports & Activities
Well-lit Path to Entrance
Bicycles for Rent in Silver City NM
Borders 25 Sq Miles of Public Lands
Bring Your Own Horses!
Cabin for Rent with Kitchen
City of Rocks
Covered Cabin Deck
Faywood Hot Springs
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Gila Hot Springs
Gila National Forest
Health Food Co-op
Keurig Pod Coffee Maker
Near Silver City
Near Silver City NM
Private Riparian Area
Riparian Area along Bear Creek
Rocking Chairs on Deck
Silver City Blues Festival
Southwest New Mexico
The Cat Walk in Glenwood NM
The Catwalk in Glenwood NM
Tour of the Gila Bicycle Race
Tour the Gila Bicycle Race
Washer/Dryer On Site
Western New Mexico University
Winery Tours in Area
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$130 / night||$130 / night||$780 / week||$2080 / month||2 nights||N/A|
|Thanksgiving Holiday RateNov 25 2020 - Nov 29 2020||$135 / night||$135 / night||$810 / week||N/A||4 nights||N/A|
|Winter HolidayDec 18 2020 - Jan 03 2021||$135 / night||$135 / night||$810 / week||N/A||4 nights||N/A|
What a fantastic experience we had. Love the place, the horses, the setting and the dirt road a plus for us rural folks. We also appreciated the roaring silence. So quiet and peaceful we slept like babies on the fabulous beds. The history is rich at the Double E Ranch and we appreciated hearing about its past. The place is quite remote and that was the only challenge for us, being at least an hour away from activities such as horseback riding, and hiking in the Gila. We overcame that easily by hiking Bear Creek locally and the trail right on the property.
It was our sincere pleasure hosting you both and hope we'll see you again for another visit! Best regards - Debbie, Alan and Chris
What a fantastic experience we had. Love the place, the horses, the setting and the dirt road a plus for us rural folks. We also appreciated the roaring silence. So quiet and peaceful we slept like babies on the fabulous beds. The history is rich at the Double E Ranch and we appreciated hearing about its past. The place is quite remote and that was the only challenge for us, being at least an hour away from activities such as horseback riding, and hiking in the Gila. We overcame that easily by hiking Bear Creek locally and the trail right on the property.Leave Public Response Accuracy feedback: We wanted to ride, hike in the Gila Wilderness and visit Silver City. Not having been in the area previously we weren't sure of distances to various activities. When we inquired we were informed these places were a short drive. Turns out everything was at least an hour. So that information would have been helpful but would not deter us from coming.
We sincerely appreciated your visit, Belle! It was our pleasure hosting you. I personally appreciate the several suggestions on how we might improve the experience for future guests. Thanks for taking the time to share them. We hope we'll see you again, for another visit - anytime!
Our stay was superbly comfortable; bedding, kitchen, bath, living space all perfect. But the highlight was having the huge screened in porch all to ourselves. We ate every meal there watching the sunrise or set or the monsoon clouds roll in. We also enjoyed walking along the creek road at the ranch where we saw lots of great birds including nesting Common black hawks, summer tanagers, and blue grosbeaks, as well as skunks, lizards and a coyote!
Thanks Stephanie! We sincerely appreciate you bringing your family to the ranch. We think being in this kind of environment is good for the spirit - getting back in touch! We ope we'll see you all again one day for a future visit!
Hi Deborah/Chris, we had a wonderful time on your ranch. It was exactly the break away from *most* worldly cares that we were seeking. Your Ranch Home was very welcoming and comfortable. I have already been suggesting it to friend who saw my FB posts.We are so sorry we missed the opportunity to add our AirBNB review but wanted to let you know that we had an awesome time. Thank you!
Kim, we sincerely appreciate your visit! We're so very happy to know you enjoyed our corner of southwest New Mexico as much as we love living here! We hope we'll see you again, very soon! Best -- Chris, Debbie and Alan
Thank you so much for your great hospitality at the Double E. We enjoyed our stay, enjoyed the property and the wonderful setting. Hope to have the the opportunity to come again. Stay safe and be well!
Quiet - Lovely!
Beautiful, peaceful horse property. Quiet and lovely. A definite place for a retreat. We loved our stay!
It was our sincere pleasure hosting you all! Hope to see you for another visit, anytime!
This place is really out in the sticks. but if that’s what you’re looking for, it’s awesome. I think this house is the best on their property, somewhat secluded from the others and the porch is fantastic. The horses graze 20 ft from the front door. They even have a hiking trailhead right on the property. Would absolutely stay again.
Henry, we sincerely appreciate your visit and being able to meet your family. It was a pleasure hosting you - hope you're able to make a return visit! Thank you!
Peaceful and Quite!
We stayed in the Ranch House. Very comfortable all amenities present and worked as described. Beautiful area, great for a base to make day trips to Gila River, Bill Evans, Catwalk, etc. Very peaceful and quiet as a lazy get away for couples. The screened porch was great. We moved the dining table and chairs out on it to enjoy morning and evening meals outside w/out any flies. We will likely be back. T
Thanks so much for your visit! It was our sincere pleasure. We hope we'll see you again for another getaway!
The ranch is absolutely beautiful. We had a great time wandering around the property and sitting on the veranda enjoying the gorgeous mountain views. Highly recommend.
Thanks so much, Nancy! We sincerely appreciate your visit and hope we'll see you and your family, again. Anytime! Best regards!
We stayed here - instead of a hotel - when our granddaughter graduated from. Western New Mexico University. It was a quiet place to relax. We grilled and played games with the her and her friends. It rained but with the screened in porch it wasn't a problem. The beds are very comfortable and we all agreed we were sleeping better than at home. Thank you Chris for fixing the wi-fi and adding air to a low tire. Next time we go we hope to take our ATV (if allowed). You will not find a better place to stay.
Thanks very much, Phyllis! We appreciated your visit and hope we see you and your family again on another trip!
Thank you for a great weekend!
Debbie - We're so happy to know you enjoyed your stay! We sincerely appreciate your visit and hope we see you and Dan again.
A Step Back in Time
We enjoyed our stay in the Ranch House. It's like a step back in time but has everything you need to be comfortable. We loved sitting on the porch, enjoying the views and watching the horses. It was nice to roam around the property and we took our shoes off to cross the creek and then hike on their trail up the mountain. It was a beautiful drive in to Silver City and we ate at our favorite restaurant there, Jalisco. Debbie and Alan are great hosts. It's the perfect place to unwind and we're looking forward to staying again sometime.
We just want to say thanks again for a wonderful stay. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of your place. Thanks too for bringing us a different coffee maker and for letting us take a mug home with us. I think you could offer those for sale.I loved the antiques and art work and the rustic charm of the Ranch House. It was comfortable and homey feeling.
Thanks so much, Carol! I sincerely hope we DO see you both again! It would be our pleasure!
We enjoyed our stay!
We enjoyed our stay in the Ranch house! It was especially nice to be able to see the horses right out the kitchen window and to be able to out and love them. Thanks for making accommodations for us this week.
Another Wonderful Stay!
Thank you for another stay at Double E Ranch! We loved every second. Such a treat to see Bill and Alan do mounted shooting!
Thanks, Shari! We are always happy to hear you enjoy it as much this time as you did the first! We hope to see you and your family again on another trip!
The house and the property were gorgeous! Debbie was super communicative and lovely. We can’t wait to come back!
It was our pleasure having you visit the ranch. We'll look forward to your summer visit, as well!
Authentic working ranch experience! Unique (to this New Yorker), isolated, gorgeous landscape, lovely clean cabin with super comfy beds, clean linens and towels and wonderful atmosphere with horses everywhere! Great value too. Highly recommend!
Quite, Peaceful and Rustic
The cabin was comfortable and cozy. Our hosts have done a wonderful job of decorating to make you feel like you have stepped back in time but with all the modern amenities, including TV, WiFi and internet. Kitchen is well equipped. We were here to visit the Silver City area. The cabin is more than 30 miles from town and the last part of the drive is a somewhat challenging gravel road, but the scenery is beautiful.
Thanks Sara, for your kind words. We're happy you enjoyed your stay. It would be our pleasure to host you again, should you be in the area. -- Debbie
A Perfect Get-a-Way
We had such a great time in the Ranch House. It was exactly what we and the dogs needed. Exploring the property was so much fun and everyone was so friendly. My dog Ellie Mae loved sniffing on the horses. The screened in porch was really nice to sit and enjoy the quiet of the land.Thank you for a wonderful stay!
We certainly enjoyed hosting you, your husband and Ellie Mae! Your visit was sincerely appreciated and we hope to see you all again, soon!
Quiet, Beautiful, Comfortable Stay
I wanted to send thanks for the hospitality and kindness from you and your family! The cabin was very comfortable and enjoyable, I had a blast spending time at the cabin, enjoying the beautiful views, and even seeing your beautiful horses as well as the quiet/secluded area its located.I appreciate your assistance in every way and the hospitality in allowing myself and my friends spend the weekend there. I will without a doubt suggest your cabin to anyone who wants a get away.I hope you had a great thanksgiving and again, thank you very much for the hospitality!Best regards!- Rachael
Thank you, Rachael! We think our corner of the world is pretty darned special and very happy to know you and your friends enjoyed it, as well. I sincerely hope we see you for another visit. Next time, I hope we are able to meet!
Another Awesome Family Vacation!
Thank you for another awesome Family vacation for us to add to our memory books!!! Thank you again for all of your help when we where "stuck in the wild" and needed assistance. We will ever forget. We will be back soon. Take care - and, again, thank you!
It was truly our pleasure, as always, to have you and your family visit!
Great Family Time!
My family and I had a great time at the ranch. It was our first in the area and didn't really know what to expect. The house is nestled in a little valley and is like an oasis in the desert surroundings. The setting is beautiful and very peaceful. The house is very rustic and has everything you need to be comfortable. The wrap around porch was perfect for drinking coffee in the morning. We hope to plan another trip again soon!
This is a magical place! The giant cottonwood trees are amazing and the beautiful creek and tree lined roads enchanting. I had the bed in the room with the fireplace and was so relaxed I barely ruffled the covers. I highly recommend the ranch! Everything was just wonderful!
This is the heart of the ranch but still quiet and private. Horses in two directions, great kitchen and interesting bathroom. Lots of space along with all the comforts of home. Great covered front porch is the place to be. A large Red Tailed Hawk sat in the tree beside the house for hours the day I arrived - fabulous. Also saw Big Horn Sheep, wild turkeys, Sandhill Cranes and Mule deer. Many trails to explore - some flat and some steep. Great place with helpful, available owners. Can hardly wait to return.
Just What We Needed!
This was the perfect place for us to unwind, disconnect and enjoy each other's company. The scenery was amazing and the Ranch House was the coolest for our after Christmas get away. Seeing and hearing the horses and the wide variety of birds was an added delight to our days. All of the staff/hosts were exceptional! We will be back!
Peaceful and quiet. A great place to relax. Lots of great day trip options. Comfortable. Great screened porch where you can sit and watch the horses.”“This was the highlight of our vacation. We didn't want to leave. I hope we have the opportunity to return someday. First class place. Thanks for letting us stay.”
This Place is Amazing!
This place is amazing - the hosts are gracious, kind, and have set up a special place to unwind! I could totally seeing myself bringing a pile of books a mile high, my hiking boots, some great wine and escaping by here for a month! we feel the slow pace helped us live more life during each of our days here...
We had a wonderful time! Thank you for everything!
It was sincerely our pleasure hosting you and your family over the holiday weekend!
A beautiful sanctuary, restful and relaxing surrounded by nature.
Rustic and Tranquil
Debbie and her family went out of their way to accommodate the needs of our family, including our dog. Loved the quiet and tranquility of this remote setting. Our dog loved his walks around the ranch (and so did we). The ranch house is both rustic and comfortable. Thanks for everything! We had a wonderful stay at the ranch house. Loved the tranquility and beauty of the Double E Ranch. Thank you for accommodating our family's needs.
We Loved It!
Hi Debbie,Carla and I would like to thank you for steering us into the old ranch house for our stay there, and for giving us such a good rate.The house was great, better than expected. Carla wants me to especially thank you for having a comforter for the bed. The bathroom is really nice and Carla enjoyed the tub. The kitchen was perfect; we had everything we needed except ice trays.We really enjoyed the screened porch and simply relaxing and viewing the horses and mountains. The best part of all is that we were able to have our beloved dog Bugsy with us. The road between headquarters and Turtleback was beautiful, and we walked it and explored at least twice everyday. You really have a wonderful property and we are so glad that we were privileged to experience it for a few days.We would love to visit again, although my work schedule will severely limit our ability to do so.Thank you again for this visit.Sincerely,Fritz and Carla
Hi Fritz and Carla, It was our pleasure hosting you both and Bugsy. I sincerely appreciate your willingness to be so flexible and hope we see you all again, one day. Best regards, Debbie