|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Where the West is still Wild! The A Diamond Ranch is a working cattle ranch nestled on 22,000 acres of saguaro-studded mountains. The main ranch house can be your home for the best vacation ever. The 1930's ranch house has been completely restored and improved upon. You will feel like you have stepped back in time and out of the rush of everyday life.
The A Diamond is one of the few working ranches in Arizona with a year-round river running through it. The Gila River is accessible from all of the ranch buildings and is a wonderful source of recreation including kayaking and tubing. Bring your own horses and ride the wide open spaces or catch the spectacular and historical Arizona Trail that intersects through the ranch. Four-wheeling with jeeps and ATV's are another alternative to exploring the beautiful mountains. Artists and writers will be inspired by the ranch's beauty. Bird watchers will delight at all of the birds calling the Gila River home.
The home has over 3200 sq ft of living space plus our swimming pool and 5 private porches and verandas, your hangout and relaxation space for this fantastic Arizona ranch vacation.
Just inside our hundred-year-old front doors is the first of several living areas. Sit by the rock fireplace and enjoy a long getting-reacquainted visit with family or friends or lose yourself in one of the many books in our library. The little den off the kitchen is another gathering place you will enjoy as everyone joins in the preparation of meals in the cozy kitchen with its antique furnishings and modern appliances. Even doing dishes is fun in the old farmhouse sink. Mealtime is a treasure around the harvest table in the dining room with its wall-to-wall windows overlooking the pool area and the majestic saguaros and purple mountains beyond. The game room boasts a large flat screen TV, game tables and comfy seating.
You will love our 4 magnificent bedrooms.
The Cattle Baron's room lets you sleep like royalty in its huge antique king-sized bed. Sit by the fire in the cozy beehive fireplace and wake up to the glorious sound of the river running below. The master bathroom is a full bath. Look for the A Diamond brand in the shower.
Libby's Room, named after the owner's wonderful mother-in-law, has a lovely king-sized bed and beautiful aqua and brown decor. Next to it is the A Diamond Bunk Room. Antique bunk-size beds and red, black and blue linens and cowboy pillows make this the choice for kids.
The main bathroom across from Libby's Room and the Bunk Room is right beside the full laundry room facility.
Linda's Room is a quiet little blue and white retreat with a queen bed off the kitchen side of the house with its own bathroom, and is a favorite of everybody's. High quality linens and towels are provided for all rooms.
My name is Helen Vinson and my husband Gregg and I own the A Diamond Ranch. It is a working cattle ranch with a carrying capacity of about 300 head of cattle. We are conservation ranchers and sell our all natural beef at the local farmer's markets.
Kristen Short purchased this house in 2004
This was not purchased as a vacation rental, but rather to keep a historic ranch from being split up. The main home had been sold off separately from the ranching operation and when the opportunity came available to put it back with the ranch we jumped on it. Our home is about an hour from the ranch, but every time I go out to the ranch it is like a mini-vacation and we decided we wanted to share this special place with others.
We were looking for a place to get together with our East coast/West coast adult children and this turned out to be the perfect spot. The house is beautiful, spacious, well-maintained and very "homey". There was plenty of space for the 6-8 of us to spread out as well as to gather on the porches and comfortable sitting areas during the day. We looked forward to grilling and gathering around the fire pit at night, also enjoyed the spa. We loved the silence and the beauty that surrounded us; it was truly an opportunity to step out of the "rat-race". We enjoyed several nearby hiking trails. Although we stocked up on groceries in Phoenix before we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the house was well-stocked with spices, condiments and many other items, plus the IGA in Kearney had everything we might need.The owner was very responsive and pleasant to deal with. We are hoping to make a visit to the A Diamond an annual event for our family.
Great house for a family getaway. Plenty of room and porches so everyone could have some space. Great areas to explore hiking around the ranch and along the river. Plenty of nice evenings next to the fire pit. The owners that work the ranch were very helpful and friendly.
We all arrived from various parts of the county to see the desert as green and in bloom as spring. The house is the best vrbo property I've ever had the pleasure to stay in - in addition to the kitchen equipment (spices & condiments), there were a ton of towels in each bathroom. The remodel on the house is top notch - all showers are beautifully tiled and walk in, and the bath counter tops were long and large enough to accommodate all our things. We only saw or heard the local cowboys loading up their horses - which was fun. Beautiful location - surprisingly easy to find. Verandas were great during the day and evening (and during rain storms) - lots of room to be alone, take walks or to get together. Any questions I had ahead of time were all responded to either by the owner or the caretaker quite quickly. I think many of our party see this as a great option for their own family reunions. Thank you for a wonderful experience, even with travel time from the Phx airport about 2 hours.
We were looking for peaceful off the beaten track rental and boy is this it! A special time to relax and enjoy the time spent with family. More things to do than we had time for but next time we will stay longer! Beautiful home great pool and very friendly animals. Thank you Greg and Helen for letting us use your home. We will be back!
This ranch is amazing!! The picture really do not give the true picture of how wonderful his place is! The ranch is decorated with great taste, the pool is peaceful and beautiful, and the scenery is like no other place we have been! We all had an amazing time just relaxing, hiking, fishing (didn't catch any but still loved it), scorpion hunting (don't forget your black light!), swimming, and grilling.
This ranch is huge! It goes on and on!
We hope to be back soon!
We had the best vacation of our lives. We brought our Family of four and a couple of friends. The ranch house is welcoming and has everything one could want on a vacation - plenty of space, bedrooms, bathrooms, pool, sauna, grill, indoor/outdoor fire options... There are many options for hiking and recreation. The ranch dogs are very friendly. The owners were very accommodating and friendly.
It was a phenomenal get-away and we went off the grid and came back perfectly relaxed. Would do it again and recommend it to anyone.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Pool Heating Deposit-Opt||$350|
Pool is heated with Solar Heater, but can be supplemented with gas propane heater-$350 deposit required per week.50% of the rental rate at booking with the remain 50% plus security deposit, pet fees and cleaning fees due 30 days prior to check in for weekly rentals and 60 days prior to monthly rentals.
Any fees charged for paying by credit card will be deducted from the security deposit refund.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.