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Cottage | Hiking | Birding | Relax | Southwest New Mexico | Near Gila National Forest | Free Wi-Fi

Gila, New Mexico, United States 88038


Accommodates: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1


Relax with this true New Mexico experience with free wi-fi at the Rio Lobo Cottage and vacation cabin rental at Double E Ranch - a vintage remodeled cowboy bunkhouse on an historic working ranch in southwest New Mexico near the Gila National Forest. Excellent, unlimited opportunities for hiking, bird watching, dark skies for star gazing, some of the best rock hound locations in the southwest. The Gila River Riparian area is 10 minutes from your cabin.

Enjoy the southwestern ranch comforts of what was the original bunkhouse for the cowboys who worked this 100 year old heritage ranch purchased 23 years ago by Debbie and Alan Eggleston, renaming it Double E Ranch. At nearly 5,000 feet elevation, this lovingly remodeled, cozy, 1-bedroom cottage offers all the comforts of home right here in the heart of magnificent vistas adjoining the southwestern area of the New Mexico Gila National Forest High Desert region.

Centrally located at New Mexico Cabin Rentals, the Rio Lobo is a 950 square foot Cottage with a screened in porch, perfect for savoring your first cup of coffee in the morning, reading a book while enjoying the afternoon breeze, or relaxing with a refreshing beverage after a day of exploring.

If you listen carefully, you'll still hear the "ca-chink, ca-chink" of the spurs and boots that once walked these same refinished original hardwood floors. The Rio Lobo Guesthouse offers lots of living space and extreme comfort, so it really lends itself to an extended vacation. The kitchen features full-sized appliances, including a dishwasher, and an adjacent dining area, so you can cook-in as much as you’d like, saving you the hassle and expense of dining out. The completely remodeled bathroom comes with large bathtub/shower, and a conveniently located private washer/dryer. Pack as light as you want – you won’t run out of clean clothes!

With vintage Western Cowboy art and framed Western romance paperbacks from 1920 through 1950s, include those of Louis L’Amour and Max Brand. Meticulously handcrafted 50 year old maple hutch, coffee, end and dining tables, the spacious living room is reminiscent of times gone-by. But don’t let the nostalgia fool you; when you aren’t exploring New Mexico Cabin Rentals’ 360 acres of unspoiled nature, or expanding your day trips to Silver City and beyond, you can enjoy a movie from Direct TV on the flat screen TV or extensive DVD library, lounging in the recliner or love seat sofa. Download favorite choices from the internet or just read a good book.

The Rio Lobo bedroom is furnished with handcrafted, maple dresser and headboard. Whether you’ve spent the day hiking, birding, reading, or riding, you’ll find sleep comes easily as you are lulled by the quiet sounds of the high desert nights, snuggled in luxurious cotton sheets on your queen sized bed.

The Rio Lobo Guest House is ideal for all seasons, with air conditioning and gas heat wood stove. FYI, because of our remote location, you may not have cell service at your cabin. If your cell carrier is Verizon, and your phone wi-fi capable, you will be able to make cell phone calls using wi-fi.

The Rio Lobo is the original old bunkhouse and is located near the paddocks of the Double E Ranch so you’ll often find horses grazing and playing in your backyard. The cowboys who once made Rio Lobo their home didn't have far to walk to lasso their horses for the days' ride. If you venture out a little further, you’ll be amazed by the scenery and the wildlife. Jackrabbits, havelinas, roadrunners and hundreds of native and migratory birds are pretty common fare within the compound but once you cross Bear Creek, it wouldn’t be uncommon to spot Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, wild turkey, black hawks, golden eagles or even the occasional bear off in the distance.

At New Mexico Cabin Rentals, you can participate in a wide-variety of free-flowing activities , including hiking, birding, rock hounding, photography, stargazing, archaeology and maybe some mountain biking. Explore the hill sides along Bear Creek for the remnants of the Ancient Ones - the Mimbres Indians whose famous red/ black pottery shards can still be found, as well as arrow heads and or other hand made tools. The trail riding is spectacular. The horse is the original 4x4. And, if you’d like to consider bringing your own horse, we’ve got self-care pens and a 300’ x 250’ enclosed arena. Or you can arrange for an equine rental if you let us know in advance. Call for more information about the horseback riding experiences that are available and the associated pricing.

If you want to experience more of what the Land of Enchantment has to offer, you can hike the Double E Ranch Trail, our direct private access to nearly 3 million acres of public lands (New Mexico State Land, Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service) where you can rock hound and explore Native ruins or just enjoy the spectacular vistas in every direction, for miles and miles - seeing all the way to the Arizona Border!!

Information on some of our best local attractions, art galleries, museums, restaurants, and annual events and activities such as Tour de Gila Bike Race, the Wild, Wild West Pro-Rodeo and Silver City Blues Festival are included in your cabin Information Booklet and can also be found on the ‘Area Attractions’ page of our website.


Additional Info

Additional Location Information


Air Conditioning



Autumn Foliage

Away From It All


Bird Watching


Cable TV

Car Required

Carbon Monoxide Detector




Clothes Dryer

Coffee Maker


Deck / Patio

Dishes & Utensils


DVD Player


Equestrian Events


Events Allowed


Fire Extinguisher

First Aid Kit



Freshwater Fishing



Hair Dryer


Has Dog

Has Other Pet

Has Pets




Horseback Riding




Iron & Board


Laptop Friendly


Linens Provided

Living Room

Long-Term Renters Welcome

Massage Therapist

Medical Services


Mountain Biking

Mountain View


No Smoking

Outdoor Grill

Outlet Covers


Pantry Items

Parking Included

Pets Allowed



Recreation Center






Safety Card

Scenic Drives

Sight Seeing

Smoke Detector






Tourist Attractions

Towels Provided


Video Library



Washing Machine

Wireless Internet

Bird Watching

Borders 25 Sq Miles of Public Lands

Cabin for Rent with Kitchen

Cabin Rental

City of Rocks

Covered Cabin Deck

Covered Deck


Dark Skies


Free Wi-Fi


Gila Hot Springs

Gila National Forest

Gila Wilderness


Internet Streaming




Near Silver City

Near Silver City NM


Private Riparian Area

Riparian Area along Bear Creek


Rocking Chairs on Deck

Rural Setting

Southwest New Mexico


Tour the Gila Bicycle Race

Vacation Rental



Winery Tours in Area

Rates and Availability

Weeknight Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Min Stay Max Stay
Standard Rate $90 / night $90 / night $625 / week $1000 / month 2 nights N/A
Seasonal RateDec 01 2017 - Apr 01 2018 $95 / night $95 / night $675 / week $1050 / month 2 nights N/A

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