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Member since: 2015
Speaks english

Remote, Quiet,and Comfortable Studio On A Working Ranch In Southern Arizona

9 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Willcox holiday studio

Studio Apartment At The Entrance To The Chiricahua National Monument

Enjoy a place to stay while visiting the beautiful Chiricahua Mountains. A room for rent on a working cattle ranch near the Chiricahua National Monument and Pinery Canyon of the Coronado National Forest both noted for their excellent birding, wildlife and hiking opportunities--a photographers paradise.

Relax with our majestic sunsets, dark nights and our peaceful, quiet country atmosphere from the comfort of our accommodations where day trips to Ft. Bowie National Monument, Bisbee, Douglas, Tombstone, Portal and Willcox are easily accessible. The Willcox area is also becoming a winery destination with 13 tasting rooms in the vicinity.

Available for your comfort: 2 queen beds, pull out couch, central air and heat, wifi, kitchenette. However, there is no TV and only emergency phone service available via the neighboring house. Cell phone service is very limited.

** This is a working ranch and the studio is connected to a shop area. We will do everything to keep our noise down during your stay.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Janna (Property Manager)
Member since: 2015
Speaks english

About Janna

Janna and her husband have been working on this ranch for over forty years and it has been in the family since 1879.

Why Janna chose Arizona

The property has been in the family for several generations. The studio apartment was built originally as a salt house, but it was later decided to be used as a guest house or 'Little House' as we call it. We want to continue that tradition and give travelers an inside look into the lifestyle.

What makes this studio unique

The views from the porch are breathtaking. The abundant wildlife and birds give you a unique opportunity to enjoy nature. The dark nights provide an excellent opportunity to view the night skies. The hiking and biking possibilities are endless.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Very nice stay!!
Jan 2015
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based on 9 traveller reviews

Remote, Quiet,and Comfortable Studio On A Working Ranch In Southern Arizona
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

What a pleasant place for a relaxing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the little studio on the Crossed J Ranch! Our accommodation was beyond expectation and we immediately began talking about our next trip to stay there. Plenty of storage space (the many closet hooks were much appreciated), everything neatly labeled so you don't have to open every cabinet door or drawer to find a specific item, and plenty of seating. The bed was super comfortable too.

The views outside the studio made us want to get out and explore. We did a hike and some sightseeing in nearby Chiricahua National Monument. We didn't have a ton of time to sit and enjoy the patio, but hope to in our future trip!

What made this getaway even more special was the hospitality of the Riggs family and the remote, yet comfortable location. It's nice to spend a few days away from the mundane aspects of our life and experience something new.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us Thank you for being such great guests.
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Convenient to Chiricahua. Quaint, cozy, cute cottage w/ welcoming hosts!

  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome from the family and their two sweet docile dogs upon our very late arrival. Lovely, clean studio. Quirky & quaint. Felt like home. Easy parking. Books, snacks, thoughtful! Kitchen too cute for words. Pots, pans, cups, etc...all you need. Hilarious bathroom wallpaper. Soooooo close to Chiricahua, a Nat'l Park well worth visiting! Amazing hikes! Fill your gas tank & stock up on groceries before you head out, though, because this place is very remote. Thank you very much for letting us stay in your studio! My family will never forget the wonderful experience!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Paso, TX

Remote, Relaxing Chiricahua Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

One of the best VRBO experiences we have had. Our family usually stays in VRBOs as we travel the regions in search of all the National Park Service sites. This location naturally fit that bill, situated less than 2 miles from the Chiricahua NM and less than 20 miles from Fort Bowie NHS.

The Ranch was super remote yet super available. We spoke with all the family members, who were more than willing to help with anything we needed. They offered advice on our trip, spoke to us about the area, and made sure we were welcomed to our home to the weekend.

I won't speak much about the room other than this: why would you stay in a hotel when places like this exist? Very well stocked, super clean, A/C and Heat (45 degrees in the morning, 85 in the day), and fast internet. It was really like being home in the middle of nowhere.

Places like this make visiting our National Park Sites possible. If we ever come back to SE Arizona, we will be back here for sure, I would come out of my way to stay here again.

Thanks for the experience,

Paul and Lauren

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a quiet getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place if you are looking for a quiet time. Apartment is well furnished and well stocked. Surroundings are wonderful. Lots of bird life and hiking opportunities. Janna and her family are very accommodating and eager to meet any needs. Area has a lot of touring opportunities from Fort Bowie to the Chiricahua National Monument to the Cochise Stronghold. Willcox has several points of interest including tours of wineries. Close enough for day trips to Tombstone and other area points of interest. Can't say enough good things about the time we spent here.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you visit our area. Thank you for staying, you are welcome to visit us anytime you are in the area.
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paradise valley ,AZ

Beautiful short getaway:)

  • 5 of 5

We rented this gem for a race track week end in Willcox. We did not get to spend as much time as we would of like but we totally enjoyed every minute of it. On Sunday we got out early and walked around the ranch and met the entire family. Very friendly and welcoming. Our kids played with theirs and we got to use the playground and toys. They had a blast. The air is fresh and there is no sound. Perfect relaxation. The unit is fully equipped and very comfortable. Its also only a mile away from the Chiricahua mountains, a must see!We will definitely be back.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent for family stay

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for my family and I. We arrived well after dark the first night and found everything ready for us to call it a night. The next morning I was the first to wake up, so I made some coffee, grabbed my camera and headed outside to enjoy the fresh weather and take advantage of the scenery. I was traveling with my mother and 4 kiddos, a set of 5 year old twins and 2 teenagers - 13 and 14; the kids were easily entertained with everything there is to see and do outside. We purchased food from the nearby city making breakfast, lunch and dinner easily for ourselves with the full kitchen provided. We took a day trip to visit Fort Bowie and the Chirucahua Monument as well as other outdoor activities. My 14 year old son asked if we could make this an annual trip, so that was enough for me to put an extra star next to this vacation destination. The owners, Janna and Jim are very welcoming and were eager to make our stay as comfortable as possible; which we were thankful for. The accommodations were just right, you will have to close the sofa bed to extend the table for everyone to eat and the oven is just big enough for a single family. I liked using actual forks, spoons, plates and coffee mugs, instead of plastic ones. The sheets on the beds are soft, the pillows fluffy and comforters warm; there are also lamps around the studio to read at night so the others can sleep. Plenty of books and games to play and of course my kids favorite amenity - the WIFI!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
111 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
35 Miles
Willcox, AZ
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Willcox, AZ
Nearest Train
117 Miles
Amtrac Station Tucson
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
US Highway 181
Nearest Restaurant
35 Miles
Willcox, AZ
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday studio in Willcox, Arizona

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$78
Tax Rate 6.05%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio rental in Willcox

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 2 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering