Telephone: 575-535-2047

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New Mexico Cabin Rentals supplies bbq grill, charcoal/lighter fluid and paper products for a 1 week stay. A complimentary supply of condiments, rice, flour, sugar, oil, cooking spray, pasta, soup, popcorn, select canned meats, tea, foil, plastic wrap. Guests need only bring personal toiletries, food, preferred beverages (ground coffee?).

If you choose to take advantage of the guest washer/dryer, please bring your own laundry detergent and fabric softener. Longer visits require guests resupply their own toiletries, paper goods, charcoal, lighter fluid, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish soap, dishwasher soap and food.

We encourage Guests to invest in Travelers Insurance to protect against an unexpected need to cancel. Please see our Cancellation Policy.

Weekly rate is based on a 7 night stay and includes a discount. Monthly rate is based on a 28 night stay and includes a discount.

We charge a small, one time cleaning fee. We welcome dogs and horses. There is a $5/night stall fee for horses which is payable on your arrival.

Cottage Style Rio Lobo Cabin in Southwest New Mexico, Bear Creek

Gila, New Mexico, United States 88038


Accommodates: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1


Our 'cottage style' Rio Lobo Cabin is situated 4800 feet elevation in southwest New Mexico and has become one of our more popular vacation property rentals. Fully furnished in southwestern ranching style, this home is located on360 acre private acres snugged up against Bear Creek on the southwestern edge of the Gila National Forest just 35 miles northwest of Silver City, New Mexico. This home offers 950 sq feet of country living and is comfortably furnished with everything you need to start your next long or short term vacation adventure (including a washer/dryer for those packing light!). No annoying ambient light makes for excellent dark sky star gazing.

The Double E Ranch is filled with a variety of outdoor activities. Sleep in just a little longer or enjoy nature's wonders at your own pace. Numerous bird watching locations nearby and in the area often present an ever changing list of sightings. Wander along Bear Creek Canyon or hike to the top of the (more advanced) Double E Ranch Trail for stunning, expansive views of the Gila. Active adults will find endless miles of hiking on well mapped and well marked trails throughout Grant County and are suited to a variety of skill levels. Check your cabin information booklet for a few suggestions of places to start. The Double E Ranch is home to a significant variety of wildlife sighting opportunities and can include Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, deer, javalina, wild turkey, mountain lion or black bear. Or, just relax while rocking on your cabin deck!

To jump-start your vacation and for your convenience, the pantry is supplied with complimentary short term supply of items such as gourmet spices, condiments, spices, 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 cabin is a gently upgraded authentic vintage 1940's cowboy bunkhouse making it convenient for you to explore all that southwest New Mexico has to offer. This historic cabin is situated at the headquarters of the Double E Ranch. In this hidden valley just a few miles from the Village of Gila NM you can still experience the character and atmosphere of early southwestern New Mexico ranching life where 100 year old ''picket corrals" and original barn are still in use today.

A short 3 mile drive from your cabin you'll find services that include: medical clinic, library, post office, senior center, a variety of churches, gas station/mini-mart, local realtor. The largest town in the area is Silver City, 35 minutes drive away and includes grocery shopping, restaurants, night life, movie theaters, museums, antique stores, night life and more!

The Rio Lobo Cabin was the original bunkhouse used by those cowboys who lived and worked this 100 year old historic southwestern ranch from about 1910 to sometime around 1996 when its 30,000 acres became the Double E Ranch. At nearly 5,000 feet elevation, this lovingly restored, spacious 1-bedroom Rio Lobo Bunkhouse Cottage offers milder weather in every season, nearly 280+ days of New Mexico sunshine and clear, dark New Mexico skies made for star gazing. Take advantage of our much milder winters and continue enjoying your favorite outdoor passion.

The covered deck is 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 may still hear the "ca-chink, ca-chink" of well-used spurs and boots that once walked these same hardwood floors. The Rio Lobo Bunkhouse Cottage offers lots of living space 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!

Decorated with vintage Western furnishings, cowboy art and framed Western romance paperbacks from 1920 through 1950s - including those of Louis L’Amour and Max Brand - you'll soak up the spirit of the Old West.

At New Mexico Cabin Rentals, you can participate in a wide-variety of free-flowing, set your own schedule 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 horseback riding is spectacular. If you’d like to bring your own horse, we’ve got self-care pens and a 300’ x 250’ enclosed arena.

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.


Accessible-height Bed

Accessible-height Toilet

Additional Info

Additional Location Information


Air Conditioning



Autumn Foliage

Away From It All


Bird Watching



Car Required

Carbon Monoxide Detector




Clothes Dryer

Coffee Maker

Cooking Basics


Deck / Patio / Balcony

Dishes & Utensils



DVD Player


Equestrian Events


Events Allowed

Extra Pillows and Blankets



Fire Extinguisher


First Aid Kit


Fitness Center


Freshwater Fishing




Hair Dryer

Handicap Accessible


Has Dog

Has Other Pet

Has Pets




Horseback Riding


Hot Water



Iron & Board

Kid Friendly


Laptop Friendly


Linens Provided

Live Theater

Living Room

Long-Term Renters Welcome

Massage Therapist

Medical Services


Minimum Age Limit For Renters

Monument View

Mountain Biking

Mountain View


No Smoking

Outdoor Grill

Outlet Covers


Pantry Items

Parking Included

Pets Allowed



Private Entrance

Private Living Room

Recreation Center






Safety Card

Scenic Drives

Sight Seeing

Smoke Detector

Sports & Activities


Step-free access to Bathroom

Step-free access to Bedroom

Step-free access to Common Areas

Step-free Access to Home


Street Parking




Tourist Attractions

Towels Provided


Video Library




Washing Machine

Winery Tours

Wireless Internet

Antique Stores

Bicycles for Rent in Silver City NM

Bird Watching

Borders 25 Sq Miles of Public Lands

Bring Your Own Horses!

Cabin for Rent with Kitchen

Cabin Rental


City of Rocks

Continental Divide

Covered Cabin Deck

Covered Deck


Dark Skies

Free Wi-Fi

Gem Show


Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Gila Hot Springs

Gila National Forest

Gila River

Gila Wilderness

Health Food Co-op

Hiking Trails



Hummingbird Festival

Internet Streaming



Medical Clinic


Movie Theatre


Near Silver City

Near Silver City NM


Private Riparian Area

Riparian Area along Bear Creek


Rocking Chairs on Deck

Rural Setting

Senior Center

Silver City Blues Festival

Southwest New Mexico


The Catwalk in Glenwood NM

Tour of the Gila Bicycle Race

Tour the Gila Bicycle Race

Vacation Rental


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 $105 / night $105 / night $630 / week $1680 / month 2 nights N/A
Thanksgiving HolidayNov 25 2020 - Nov 29 2020 $115 / night $115 / night $690 / week N/A N/A N/A
Winter HolidayDec 18 2020 - Jan 03 2021 $115 / night $115 / night $690 / week N/A N/A N/A

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