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.

Weekly rate is based on 7 night stay. Monthly rate is based on 30 night stay.

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.

Rio Lobo Bunkhouse Cottage at Double E Ranch in Sunny Gila NM

Gila, New Mexico, United States 88038


Accommodates: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1


Do you see yourself sitting around a campfire with dirty jeans and cowboy boots? Do you dream of the wide open spaces, dark star filled skies and the magic of the Old West? Well, Pardner, we've got exactly what you need! The RioLobo Bunkhouse Cottage is perfect for a long or short term vacation. Snugged up against Bear Creek on the southwestern edge of the Gila National Forest this comfortably furnished Bunkhouse has everything you need to start your next vacation adventure (including a washer/dryer for those dirty jeans!). With excellent dark sky star gazing, bird watching, hiking, wildlife viewing opportunities you can even bring your own horse and ride! Consider spending a weekend or a week in a true New Mexico ranch bunkhouse Cottage. The Rio Lobo Bunkhouse Cottage is a gently upgraded authentic vintage 1940's cowboy bunkhouse making it easy for you to explore all that southwest New Mexico has to offer from the comfort of this fully furnished, original ranch bunkhouse. This historic cabin is situated at the headquarters of the Double E Ranch in a hidden valley just a few miles from the Village of Gila NM. Adjacent to nearly 3 million acres of public lands, you are invited to take a peak at what early ranching life was like in the rural southwest, Grant County New Mexico.

The Rio Lobo Cottage is the original bunkhouse used by those cowboys who worked this 130 year old historic southwestern ranch from about 1945 to sometime around 1996. At nearly 5,000 feet elevation, this lovingly restored, cozy 1-bedroom Rio Lobo Bunkhouse Cottage offers milder weather in every season, 300 days of New Mexico sunshine and clear, dark New Mexico skies made for star gazing.

Centrally located at New Mexico Cabin Rentals at Double E Ranch, the Rio Lobo Cottage is a 950 square foot vacation rental with plenty of 'old west' charm and feel. 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 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. Meticulously handcrafted 75 year old maple hutch, coffee and side 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 include Silver City and beyond, you will still find time to relax, decompress and feel the quiet.

The Rio Lobo Bunkhouse Cottage bedroom is offers a super comfortable queen sized mattress, 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 beneath luxurious cotton sheets.

The Rio Lobo Bunkhouse Cottage is ideal for all seasons, with air conditioning and gas heat fireplace. Even cell service at your cabin, if your smart phone is smart enough to have wi-fi. Once you're, check your settings, switch to "wi-fi" and log onto our network. Sorry, no network, cable or satellite TV stations. But, you can stream your favorite movies, check your email or have a working vacation.

You’ll often find horses grazing and playing in your backyard. The cowboys who once made Rio Lobo Bunkhouse 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. We've even seen a mountain lion or two.

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.

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 $95 / night $95 / night $570 / week $1050 / month 2 nights N/A
Seasonal RateJan 16 2019 - Mar 31 2019 $100 / night $100 / night $580 / week $1100 / month 3 nights N/A
2019-2020 Winter RatesOct 31 2019 - Apr 01 2020 $90 / night $90 / night $560 / week $1200 / month N/A N/A

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