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Historic Ranch Adobe 3 BR/2 BA Home on Private Ranch

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

The Adobe House is happily situated at the headquarters of the Babacomari Ranch, an historic Spanish Land Grant privately owned by the Brophy family for the past eighty years. A nearby family dwelling offers a secure and welcoming setting. As a working cattle ranch, livestock roam the beautiful countryside, and horses at the barn offer their noses for a friendly petting.

The House comfortably sleeps six in the Queen, King, and Twin bedrooms. There are two full bathrooms, and for larger parties a Queen sofa sleeper, and two roll-away beds will increase the accommodations to sleep ten. Satellite TV and WiFi will keep you plugged in if you choose. And a courtyard patio, lawn and garden, gas grill and portable fire-pit make for good leisure time outside.

The Babacomari Creek runs through the property with a lush riparian habitat that is home to abundant wildlife and provides excellent bird watching. There is also seasonal fishing in the pond or Babacomari Creek, and miles of mountain biking & hiking trails. Horseback riding is available with a local outfitter, or you may bring your horses with you and lodge them for an additional fee.

Chosen for its landscape beauty, the Babacomari Ranch has been the film-site for several movies such as Tombstone, Oklahoma, and Red River.

The nearby Elgin/Sonoita communities are home to award winning Wineries, shops, and restaurants. A little further down the road Patagonia also offers eclectic art galleries, shops and eateries. Tucson is 60 miles to the North. Nogales, AZ + Sonora, Mexico is 45 miles to the West. Sierra Vista, world renowned Ramsey Canyon (bird watching), and Ft. Huachuca is 35 miles to the East. Beyond you’ll find Bisbee, formerly home of the Copper Queen Mine, now a “bohemian” artists’ colony, and Tombstone, with it's window to the old wild, wild west.

Keywords: Southwestern, Sonoita, Patagonia, Ft. Huachuca, Parker Canyon Lake, Coronado Nat'l Forest, Mountain Empire of SE Arizona

More Details

Ellen Williams
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Elgin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1 Queen)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • caving
  • wind-surfing
Inquire about Horse facilities; Private Riparian area w/year-round pond for optimal bird-watching and fishing.


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Historic Ranch Adobe 3 BR/2 BA Home on Private Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Amazing, relaxing, ranch stay

  • 5 of 5

We keep coming back to the historic Babacomari each year to enjoy the great hospitality of the ranch managers, the comfort of the old adobe house and the beauty of the ranch and its isolated location. Nights are gorgeous--stars, meteorites, satellites, etc---with a warm outdoor fire and grill for cooking. Wouldn't miss this stay if you have opportunity to enjoy southeastern Arizona some day.

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great owners. Beautiful ranch even more beautiful than photos.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wondering thanksgiving in this great place. The house was so beautiful, clean, and spacious. Ellen and Joe made us feel at home immediately. Great place to relax. We highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 29/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Perfect for a girls getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay at the ranch. We had a group of 6 women on a wine weekend getaway and the home was a great size. The kitchen is very well stocked if you want to stay in. The property is beautiful with walking trails for miles. Be advised that you will have to drive on a dirt road to the property for awhile but it is well maintained. The owners are very nice and responsive to questions. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, Arizona

Beautiful home, tremendous owners

  • 5 of 5

Ellen, Joe and their 8 sweet poochies greeted us with a wonderful tour and immediately made us feel at home. The home was clean and perfectly outfitted for our family of five. Ellen told us all about the history of the 90-year-old ranch their family (Brophy - yes - the namesake of the boys prep school in Phoenix!) owns, as well as the history of all of the unique properties. We also got a tour of the farm animals, and to our delight the kids got he help feed the animals and even got a ride on a sweet horse around the house! If that wasn’t enough, Joe took us in his truck on a little tour of the ranch to show us some breathtaking sights. Two days just wasn’t enough time, so we will definitely be back! Thanks again for your amazing hospitality Ellen and Joe. The ranch is something you should be really proud of. What a wonderful legacy your family has built.

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Clemente, Calif.

Great home base for SE Arizona/ Sierra Vista vacation

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend the historic ranch adobe and just returned from four nights there. With me, my husband, three teenage sons and three of their friends, there was plenty of room for all of us. The rooms and beds were very comfortable and I appreciated the updated kitchen for making dinner at night. The teenagers went birding and my husband and I took in the historic towns nearby. There is a washer/dryer and tons of extra towels. Ellen lives on the ranch nearby so she was nearby if we had any questions and we really enjoyed learning about the history or the ranch. A great experience of Western ranch living with the modern appliances. We'd love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 23/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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property was even nicer that appeared in photos

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience on our weekend vacation. Ellen and Joe were very friendly and informative. Tons of property to explore if you don't have any other plans in town. excellent place to go and relax. House had everything you would need.

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Tucson AZ
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Sonoita AZ
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Sierra Vista AZ
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Tucson AZ
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Sonoita AZ
Car: necessary

Wine tasting at 8 nearby vineyard/wineries within 4-10 miles.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$191.14
Pet Fee AU$127.43

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