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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Ellen Williams
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2017

Map

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.

Amenities

Elgin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1 Queen)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback 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
  • spelunking
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Inquire about Horse facilities; Private Riparian area w/year-round pond for optimal bird-watching and fishing.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Phoenix, Arizona
5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Clemente, Calif.
5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views and wildlife on a large working ranch. Owners are fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This house and it's setting could not have been more perfect for my family. The house is large, and very comfortable inside and out, with beautiful views of the mountains all around. The ranch has been a set for many movies, including Oklahoma and Tombstone. Once you see the ranch, you can certainly understand why. There's natural beauty all around, with very few man made structures for miles and miles. We saw antelope, deer, jack rabbits, javelina, and wild birds on the ranch.

We loved the seclusion. The house is about 6 miles off the main road, and the only other people we saw while on this huge working ranch were Joe and Ellen, the owner/operators, and a couple of ranch workers - all extremely helpful and friendly. We had several very pleasant, enjoyable conversations with Joe and Ellen - they are obviously extremely proud of the family ranch and were very happy to provide advice and suggestions.

We took several walks of various lengths on the ranch. Joe and Ellen encouraged us to roam wherever we wished, and pointed out the paths to take. We walked along the lush creek bottom and green fields nearby (full of deer and javelina in the evenings), then another day took the longer 4 mile loop up through the rolling hills.

We enjoyed wine tastings at the local wineries in Elgin and Sonoita. We visited Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Tombstone, the Apache Stronghold, Kartchner Caverns, the San Pedro River, the Saguaro National Park and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden).

Two very big thumbs up!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix
5

Charming, Friendly and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been more pleased with our stay. The ranch is spectacular, the managers are friendly, accommodating in every way and very engaging people---fun to be around.

The house is clean, comfortable and very well appointed---has everything you will need. Highly recommend this charming, historic venue for a long weekend or week's long stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fountain Hills
5

Wonderful house! Wonderful location! Joe and Ellen were gracious hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We!ll be back in the future!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 6.6%

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