Telephone: 575-535-2047

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New Mexico Cabin Rentals supplies bbq grill, charcoal/lighter fluid and paper products, washer/dryer and supplies for a 1 week stay. Guests need only bring personal toiletries, food, preferred beverages. Longer visits require guests resupply their own toiletries, paper goods, charcoal, lighter fluid, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish soap, dishwasher soap. We encourage Guests to invest in Travelers Insurance to protect against unexpected need to cancel. Please see our Cancellation Policy. Dogs and horses are welcome at the Ranch.

Cottage Rental In Southwest NM Along Creek

Gila, New Mexico, United States 88038


Accommodates: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1


Perfect long or short term home rental perfect for horseback riding, bird watching or hiking vacation in 'old west country' by bunking in a true New Mexico ranch Cottage cabin rental. Near the Gila National Forest, Wilderness Area and Gila River the "Rio Lobo" Cottage is a gently upgraded vintage 1940's cowboy bunkhouse making it easy 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 a surprising hidden valley just a few miles from the Village of Gila NM. You are invited to take a peak at what early ranching life was like in rural Grant County New Mexico. Comfortably furnished and complete with its own full sized washer/dryer, you have excellent, unlimited opportunities for hiking, bird watching, dark skies for star gazing, some of the best rock hound locations in the southwest or enjoy the screened porch while listening to nature just outside your door.

The Rio Lobo Cottage is the original bunkhouse used by those cowboys who worked this historic ranch 120 years ago is fully furnished and has all the comforts of home. At nearly 5,000 feet elevation, this lovingly restored, cozy, 1-bedroom "Rio Lobo" Cottage offers the same hard wood floors.

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 an evening beverage from the comfort of a rocking chair on your private screened porch.

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.


Accessible-height Bed

Accessible-height Toilet

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

Cooking Basics


Deck / Patio / Balcony

Dishes & Utensils



DVD Player


Equestrian Events


Ethernet Connection

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




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 $90 / night $90 / night $670 / week $1300 / month 2 nights N/A
Seasonal RateOct 31 2018 - Mar 31 2019 $95 / night $95 / night $640 / week $1350 / month 2 nights N/A

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