About the property
- Estate7000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
756 Acre High Desert Estate Complex, 30+ guests, Events Building, Pool, Hot Tub
VRBO Pricing based on the size of your group and or how many buildings allocated for your group. Base rate includes up to 6 people for $650 and Guest House only. Add $25 per person for additional guests. We rent to only one group at a time so you never share the Estate with others.
Rental rate includes lodging only. Our Professional Local Property Management Company with full staff can provide custom services at your request. These service include Airport Shuttle, Catered Food, Tours of the Area, Movie Viewing, Museum Tours, Chefs, or just about anything else you may need.
Call or email owner about negotiated rental rates once you reach $1,000 per night or if you are staying 5 days or more. We usually keep max rate around $1,000 per night for whole Estate plus cleaning fee and state and local taxes.
If you desire a total price to include rental and special services we can also do a custom quotation for you.
Our Estate, The Painted Pony Resort , is a plush, comfortable desert retreat economically priced for Family Reunions, Business Retreats, Workshops, Conferences, Stargazing and Astronomy, Private Events, Artist Getaway and a Wedding Destination.
756 acre high desert ranch situated in the San Simon Valley of SW New Mexico with breath taking panoramic views of two mountain ranges: Chiricahua and Peloncillo Mountains.
10 bedrooms and 18 beds and 6.5 baths. Wheelchair accessible with grab bars for the 3 full bathrooms in the Main House.
* Spacious 5 bedroom main house
* 2 guest houses with 5 additional bedrooms
* Large Events Building
* 5 RV pads
* Cabana and courtyard
* Outdoor pool, outdoor fireplace and hot tub.
We've accommodated a wedding that included 80 guests at the reception and wedding ceremony. And a family reunion with 51 people including 20 children. Also, a well know band used Painted Pony as a one week retreat to write new songs. We've had art groups, a yoga retreat, corporate off-site, woman's retreat, and several astronomy groups.
If you have a large group we can help you with overflow rooms with local vendors or you can camp on the property.
We are an Ideal location for Family Reunion, Weddings, Corporate Conference & Retreat, Other Groups like: Astronomy and Stargazing Clubs, Painting Workshops, Biking & Hiking Groups, University Research Teams, Spiritual Retreat, & Leadership Conferences.
Make sure to visit the Owner’s web site. The link to this web site is under Owner’s Info. Or google Painted Pony Resort.
When you rent either from the Owner Directly or through VRBO Site you agree to our Terms and Conditions as published on this web site and on the Owner's Web Site.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 8, 2018
We live in Northern VA and fell in love with the peaceful isolation of the NM desert in an area they call the bootheel of NM. The picture is from our own family reunion at the Painted Pony Resort.
Glen purchased this Estate in 2009
Why Glen chose Animas
We purchased this property in 2009 to create memories with our children and as an investment. Over the years we've had incredible times. Our kids learned to hike, horseback ride, explore nature and grow up together.
What makes this Estate unique
The Pained Pony Resort is a great choice for the budget conscious who want the Southwest Desert experience. Weddings can be done economically using locals for food and other services. For family reunions, it is a great place for everyone to re-connect. We love PPR for its beautiful setting and the calm and peaceful spirit it promotes. This is a perfect place to get away from the rat race and recharge. Small to medium sized groups, artists, astronomers and university staff on sabbatical have come to hold their meetings at PPR. You will find that our facilities are economical and you and your guests will love the quite beauty.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our family's second year in a row at the Painted Pony. Truly an oasis in the desert. We highly recommend it!
Thank you ! You are wonderful guests. Glen
We had a family reunion on this property, it was a fabulous visit with everyone. The property manager took excellent care of us. The place is very well stocked, the cookware was very large so you might bring some with you. There are plenty of dishes, flatware, coffee cups and glasses. The pool was great, there is a wonderful library throughout the main house. The pool table and ping pongs tables got used a lot. It was very comfortable and relaxing. We highly recommend this place and would use it again.
Thank you for the review and letting us know you had a fantastic time. Appreciate the comments regarding our property manager. Glen
Stunning Views, Gracious Hospitality!
We have just arrived home in San Francisco after our three-weeks of travel in New Mexico. A great highlight of our trip was our stay in your Painted Pony Resort. Michelle was a gracious, knowledgeable, and exemplary host, taking care of all our needs—from an immaculate guesthouse, to firewood, directions, advice, knowledge about the local area, and overall care. Her hospitality made us feel wonderfully at home! My partner and I walked in the desert in the evening under star-filled skies and basked in the glow of the Chiricahua and Peloncillo mountains in the daytime, enjoying the extensive grounds of the Painted Pony estate, situated beautifully with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and plains.
We wanted to let you know how pleased and well taken care of we were during our visit! We have been so enthralled by our stay at your property both last year and this that we would like to spend a full week next time. Thank you so much for your generous hospitality!
Wow, this is great. Thank you so much and we are looking forward to your visit next year! You are a wonderful guest in all respects.
Beautiful Property,Serene with breathtaking scenery!
Bruce was very welcoming, very helpful! Air conditioning went out, had it fixed in record time! Linens and towels were very clean! Kitchen not as clean as I like, but Im pretty picky! Bugs were a problem but expected since it's a desert area. ALL IN ALL wonderful experience with plenty of room for the entire family!
Thanks for the great review and so happy you had such a great time! Not sure what was not right with the kitchen since we went over a check list at check-in and the guests were asked to bring to our attention anything during their stay which they did not do.
This place ROCKED!!!!!!!!
We loved this property!!! Bruce did a fantastic job making us feel comfortable. The place was clean and had everything we needed. The ice maker rocked, along with Bruce and everything else!!!! Great place for a family reunion, even with little kids!!!!
Thanks very much for the great review!! We loved having you as guests and appreciate such friendly and responsible vacationers!
Painted Pony Resort
My family of eight (ages 6 to 68) spent a week at the secluded resort, and it exceeded our expectations in every way. After a day of hiking, sightseeing, shopping, and visiting the local Desert Museum, it was like coming home. We prepared all of our meals in the large and well equipped kitchen, and ate together at the large dining table. We watched movies and played games in the family living room. My wife brought her sewing machine, set it up in the office, and worked on a quilt while the rest of us were hiking. We used the swimming pool every day, and played ping pong and billiards in the large attached garaged, which also has an extra refrigerator, freezer, and ice machine. The layout of the main house, with five bedrooms and three and a half baths, allowed for a perfect balance of togetherness and privacy. For large groups, there is also a guest house, a bungalow, and even a rustic cabin. We were all sad when it was time to leave. We will definitely be coming back. Thanks Glen and Bruce for a wonderful experience!
Thank you so much for staying with us! It really does make us very happy when folks have a great time and fully take advantage of what we have to offer! We look forward to your return. Glen
Painted Pony Resort is situated in the heart of the San Simon Valley near Rodeo, NM. Rodeo, NM is nestled in between the Chiricahua and the Pelencillo mountains and has been a boom town more than once thanks to cattle, minerals, and the railroads. The San Simon Valley and Rodeo, NM offer the perfect Southwest desert vacation spot.
The weather has four gentle seasons and the area experiences over 300 sunny days per year. The region is rich in history from the early inhabitants around 1000AD called the Mimbre Indians to the travels of Coronado expeditions 500 years later on the way to the Colorado to the wild west cowboys of the late 1800's including the Earps, Curly Bill Brocious, Billy the kid, and the Clanton Gang.
The Chiricahua Mountains are considered a hikers and birders paradise and offers an amazingly diverse range of micro-climates from the desert at the valley floor to an alpine climate as you climb through the range. The lower elevation Peloncillo Mountains are home to a plethora of desert wildlife and foliage and have some spectacular areas to hike and explore.
In the town of Rodeo, NM you'll find a few nicely appointed B&B's, a general store, and the Rodeo Tavern where you can get a cowboy-size meal and a great steak.
Being primarily a ranching area the locals are hard working and family oriented. They welcome newcomers and are always happy to see a new face. Don't be surprised if you get invited to a roping or out to gather cattle if you express even the slightest interest.
The amateur astronomy community is strong with many astronomers residing in nearby Portal, AZ at the Arizona Sky Village. You'll find people in the area who are extremely eager to share their passion for astronomy with you.
The basin and range province of southern Arizona and New Mexico is characterized by a series of north south mountain ranges which rise in sharp relief to the broad flat valleys between them making the area an excellent place to hike. With the Chiricahua mountains to the west and the Peloncillo Mountains to the east hiking is popular past time for both local residents and visitors.
A family oriented activity, horseback ridding can add something special to a family reunion and we can put you in touch with local guides.
Backyard astronomy is a favorite with our guests because of the low atmospheric interference and our location remote from the light pollution around towns and cities. For this reason, the night sky is outstanding and we are the perfect location to view the sky. Join other amateur astronomers around the world to behold the beauty of the heavens.
Favorite observing targets are the Moon, Planets, open clusters, and multiple stars.
If you are an amateur astronomer it would be best to bring your own equipment. However, we do have a basic telescope you are welcome to use.
The Chiricahua Desert Museum in Rodeo, NM (5 miles from the resort) is owned and operated by Bob Ashley and is NM's premier rattlesnake educational outreach and exhibit. The Ashley conducts educational field trips for Family Reunion's and have a wonderful art gallery, animal display and gift shop.
The Boot Hill of New Mexico is famous for ancient Indian archeology. If you want to dig in the dirt, find things that are lost, put together pieces of the past, figure out stories from clues, and learn about the past, then we can point you in the right direction. You will find artifacts on our 300+ acres as well as other sites within driving distance to investigate. We can also put you in touch with locals who will be happy to show you around.
The Sky Islands of the basin and range region of the southwest are exceptional sites for bird watching or observing general wildlife. The north south orientation of these mountain ranges provide migratory corridors between Central and North America at elevations up to 10,000 ft. In addition to endemic species found year round, migrations of a number or sub tropical rare species move through the area at different times of the year. 375 avian species have been identified in and around the Chiricahua Mountains and many local naturalists maintain feeding stations to attract local birds. A number of commercial operations offer birding tours as well as local naturalists, or you can strike out on your own into the Coronado National Forest, with a stop by the American Museum of Natural History Southwest Research Station to update your species checklist of the Chiricahua Mountains or New Mexico.
There are many exciting and rewarding day trips you can plan while staying at PPR.
We are located about 75 minutes North of the historic mining towns of Bisbee and Tombstone, AZ. On your way down stop at the Geronimo Roadside Monument and drop by Douglas, AZ and have lunch at the famous Gadsden Hotel.
We are 90 minutes South of the beautiful Gila Wilderness & Cliff Dwellings. You should also visit the Spectacular Chiricahua National Monument.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rent Rustic Cabin Stand-Alone for $240 per night. Sleeps up to 6 people. Rate of $1,000 per night for large groups of up to 30 for whole estate - plus cleaning fee and taxes.