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Log cabin at Bearpaw Ranch on the Gila River

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Unique handbuilt log cabin on the Gila River

The Pond Cabin at Bearpaw Ranch is perfect for a small family or 2 couples. It is a beautifully crafted log cabin with two bedrooms. Our guests like to just sit on the porch in the shade and soak in the serenity. It sits on a gentle creek which feeds one of our 4 ponds, with the Gila River just beyond that. It has an antique wood stove for chilly winter nights. The kitchen is all decked out in antique style and you can learn to do some creative baking with the 1927 gas range. It does have a modern apartment size frig, and we've managed to provide modern conveniences such as toaster, microwave, coffeemaker, etc in the small kitchen without sacrificing its rustic charm.

The two full-size beds don fluffy white sheets on excellent quality mattresses. There is a loveseat in the living area that can accommodate another person.

This cabin is situated at the end of the road...the last cabin on the ranch. The serenity and solace is the most mentioned quality that our guests refer to. Imagine having a tree-filled park with a pond just outside your front door. The pond has an island where you can lounge the day away on the hammock. Hundreds of species of birds are spotted there and along the river just beyond the pond. Or row around the pond on the boat, throw in a line, and see if you can catch a bass or catfish.

When you want to wander a bit you will find that the ranch is great middle point in which to explore everything that the Gila Wilderness has to offer. We are just a short drive down from the Turkey Creek entrance to the wilderness, and the Mogollon/Glenwood area is just 20 miles up Hwy 180. Silver City is a beautiful 35 minute drive away where you will find numerous museums, coffee shops, restaurants, galleries, and shops.

Ideal for hiking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing, Bearpaw Ranch is also close to Bill Evans fishing lake and a short drive up to the Gila wilderness. Our property lies on the Gila River and so you will have complete access.

We have a large barn and fenced field if you are bringing your horses. Ideal for hunting in the fall and winter. The wilderness begins a few miles up the road. Perfect for hiking and climbing, and bird-watching. There is a wild-bird preserve just a few miles south of us. Of course the bosque here on the property affords great access to spotting numerous bird species.

We are located just a few miles from the Gila Wilderness. Our property straddles the Gila River and the bosque is delightful for bird-watching. You will enjoy walking about the property and watching the wildlife on and around our 4 ponds. You will have complete access to the river and you can enjoy the hiking, rafting and bird-watching that the river and its habitat provide.

In addition, ours is a premier location for star-gazing. New Mexico is the only state in the union with night light legislation and Gila is one of the darkest places in the country. The property has a large flat hill that is a premium spot for night sky observation and we have hosted several amateur astronomers over the years.

Bearpaw Ranch also has barns and fenced fields for horses and is an excellent place to stay with your horses.

Silver City is 30 miles to the south and has many art galleries and restaurants. Bearpaw Ranch is a great place to stay during the Blues Festival, Fiddlefest, the World Class bicycle races, or the Wild West Rodeo. The hotels in Silver City fill up, but you can take the short drive out to the Gila and rest in the quiet and peace, refueling for another fun time enjoying Silver City's great events.

In the mountains north of Silver City you can visit the old western town of Pinos Altos, and continue up to the Gila Cliff Dwellings. A visit to the copper mines is also a must, with a stop at Lake Roberts on the way!

To the northwest of us is historic Mogollon with its art gallery, antique shop, and museum. Near Mogollon is the little village of Glenwood, with the state fish hatchery and the famous Catwalk. The Catwalk is a favorite hiking spot with a lovely picnic area.

There is plenty to do in the area, but many folks find that they are content to walk around the property, visit our horses, watch our ducks swim around in the pond, or just sit and listen to the quiet. This is a perfect retreat if you just want to get away...far away from the rat race. This is real out-west country living.

Keywords: ranch, horseback, stars, Gila, cabin,

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About The Owner

Hi there! I am Rose and my husband and I moved here from northern NM 36 years ago. He passed away in 2010 and I have been developing the guest ranch since then. This is a small ranch. I now have mostly retired horses and mules. I have 3 head of Longhorn cattle. I raise heritage breeds poultry including chickens, ducks, turkeys, and peafowl. The livestock all live cage-free and free-range. No coops or corrals for our critters! We gladly share farm fresh eggs with our guests, and you might find that they are the best eggs you ever ate!

As an antique nut, my husband collected too many articles to fit in our old house. Bottles, mining tools, old dishes, stoves, tools, tins, crocks....etc So, he built a building to look like an old west store and you are welcome to go in and look at my collection. I call it the 'old general store'...but it is really just a place to house my dust collectors. It's fun!

I have raised my children in this small community, but now they are all grown, and I have room to share! The Cliff/Gila community is an eclectic mix of folks who love the Gila. There is one little gas station, one restaurant, a library, a Senior Citizen Center, a community clinic, a school, and a few churches. The Community Center has tennis courts, a basketball court, and swings for the kids. This is a wonderful community to live in, and I am happy to share it with my guests.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1982

Why The Owner chose Gila

I have lived on this property for 35 years. I'm a New Mexico native and grew up in Albuquerque. I moved here because I fell in love with the Gila River Valley. The Gatehouse cabin was not here when we purchased the property. It came later as a 'mother-in-law' house. She didn't take well to how isolated we were and did not stay, so I decided to rent it as a vacation rental just about 8 years ago. We had built a similar cabin down on the Big Pond and added it to the ranch rentals just 4 years ago.

Eight years ago I purchased the property next door and that is how I acquired the Lanehouse and the Stewart House.

I have been so happy to be able to share this wonderful place with so many travelers. I have met great folks from all over the US, Canada and even some from Europe.

What makes this cabin unique

Our property straddles the Gila River with complete access to the river. We also have 4 small ponds and our guests are free to wander about the property and enjoy the river and ponds along with the bosque they create in a very private setting. Many dog-owners love staying here because it is a time when their city dogs can really feel what it is to be free and unleashed!

We are on the edge of the Turkey Creek entry into the Gila Wilderness and many hikers love staying here because of the access to many great hiking and birding spots. We are also right between Glenwood and Silver City. A handy central location if you are hiking AND enjoying the museums, galleries and eateries of Silver City.

I think the one important thing that my guests have told me they love the most is the peace and quiet. We live and work here and sometimes we are cultivating, cutting wood, making repairs, and in general just working...doing all the things that are demanded on a small ranch. But, people still feel a sense of peace. We go about our business and our guests must just feel like they are part of the ranch. It is an easy feeling here that is unique and most everyone comments on it. There are no outside lights so at night it is really dark and you can see the moon and the stars in all their glory.

There is abundant wildlife. You are likely to see fox, raccoons, javalina, coyotes, rabbits and lizards, and many species of birds. All of this wildlife and quiet, yet we are just 2 or 3 minutes off of the road. You can't see or hear the road from the cabin, but it is easy to get into and out of our little ranch and the paved highway leads right to the little village of Gila just 3 miles down the road.

It is a slower pace. It is less rules, more freedom. It is the desert southwest in the Land of Enchantment. I find that it is hard to explain. But, when you come...you will feel it.

Gila is a wilderness, Gila is a river, Gila is a town, Gila is a state of mind!

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Gila

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • There is a $50 cleaning fee on all one-night visits. This is payable in cash at arrival, or can be added onto your credit card payment upon request.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One well appointed bathroom with a shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
  • Two bedrooms each with a full size bed and a loveseat that has a pull out mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

Reviews

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Log cabin at Bearpaw Ranch on the Gila River
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
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So peaceful!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the property. So serene, especially sleeping to the sound of the creek running. Conveniently located near everything we wanted to see- catwalk,wineries,ect

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unique cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the lovely Pond Cabin. Wonderful to look out at the stars while resting. Loved sound of river running, bullfrogs and other critters. Farm in idea place for access to other local small towns or activities. Our host, Rose, greeted us warmly & made us feel at home. Stay at the Pond Cabin and take some time to relax!!!

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

One of the best getaways in a long time! My family enjoyed the experience!

  • Review Submitted: 23/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful cabin and even better hosts !

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a truly memorable and enjoyable stay! The girls had a great time and we really enjoyed your sweet little cabin!

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 4 of 5

So many things to do. A little piece of nature perfect for kids who love the outdoors. Very calm and serene. Rose and Sherri were the perfect hosts. From the birds to the frogs and much much more, the wildlife was everywhere. We all had a fabulous time and will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

beautiful, quiet, lots to sketch!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Stewart house with all the comforts of home. This is a lovely quiet retreat off the beaten path, perfect for de-stressing. we originally went there to watch the skies at night, but didn't check when the full moon would and the blue moon robbed us of our starry nights, but we enjoyed the utter quiet and endless beautiful vistas. There's a divine hammock by the pond and we spent a lovely day driving out to the Gila cliff dwelling. It's our second visit to the area and we were delighted with all the variety and comfort of Bearpaw Ranch.

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
190 Miles
El PasoTX or TucsonAZ 3+hr/Phoenix or Albuq 6+hr
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Leroys Last Chance Liquor carry out
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Silver City
Nearest Train
110 Miles
Amtrac at Deming or Lordsburg
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Tammy's Cafe in Cliff
Car: necessary

We are located just a few miles from the Gila Wilderness. Our property straddles the Gila River and the bosque is delightful for bird-watching. You will enjoy walking about the property and watching the wildlife on and around our 4 ponds. You will have complete access to the river and you can enjoy the hiking, rafting and bird-watching that the river and its habitat provide. In addition, ours is a premier location for star-gazing. New Mexico is the only state in the union with night light legislation and Gila is one of the darkest places in the country. The property has a large flat hill that is a premium spot for night sky observation and we have hosted several amateur astronomers over the years. Bearpaw Ranch also has barns and fenced fields for horses and is an excellent place to stay with your horses.

Bearpaw Ranch is perfectly situated for exploring the area. A short drive up Turkey Creek Road and you are in unspoiled wilderness. 30 miles north is Glenwood and Mogollon, both great destinations for exploring small town and ghost towns of the desert southwest. 30 miles south and east is the popular Silver City with her museums, galleries, and excellent eateries. Beyond Silver City is the Gila Cliff Dwellings (a MUST SEE), along with the old mining town Pinos Altos and Lake Roberts. Most of the nearby day trips are an easy 30 minutes from Bearpaw Ranch. Then you come home to your cabin to peace and quiet where you can stroll around the property and unwind. Or just sit on the porch and listen to the country sounds.

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Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$6.9

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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