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veronica sheehan

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

Rancho el Rio, a Natural Paradise/Farm Combo on the way to Monteverde

17 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Costa Rica Cottage Rental Photos and Description

A Rustic, WATER-FRONT, spacious 2-bd, 2-ba home with open air kitchen

WATER FRONT HOUSE overlooking the river, in a Birder's Paradise with over 100 bird species identified by certified guides: Rancho el Rio has now a sister home in the same paradise property. It is our new rental called La Granja (listing 787565). The rental homes fund all the animal welfare, environmental and social welfare programs the owners run out of the nearby Sustainability Demonstration Center (http://www.sustainablecostarica.org/). Rancho el Rio is 112 acres of a unique combination between nature at its best and a farm with farm animals and crops. You get it all: Over one mile of river front with natural pools, forested áreas trails, mountains with beautiful ocean views, cattle pastures, orchards, and of course, lots of trees, such as palm/coconut, banana, plantain, noni, star fruit, bread fruit, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, passion fruit, mangoes, avocadoes, cashews, are all around.

The guest house is spacious and rustic. The furniture is mostly hand-made...even the flooring on the large patio overlooking the river was hand-milled. It is right by the river so you can see and hear the rush of the water all the time while you are there--a natural sound that induces relaxation and a state of well-being.

The weather is magnificent! It is warmer than Monteverde, but not as hot as the beach, so different wildlife can be seen there, such as howler monkeys, iguanas, geckos, salamanders, frogs, tons of birds (herons, birds of prey, parrots, egrets, song birds, toucans, etc.). At night you can build bon fires by the river and even camp there just for fun!

There is a TON of things to do. You can help milk the cow, feed the chickens, geese, turkeys, and fish and tend to and ride the horses, see the sheep, water buffaloes and oxen. The river itself provides hours of fun. Children (and adults!) love to jump off rocks into natural pools and wade around looking at the fish and finding beautiful rocks and tiny creatures. There are several traditional games, such as our home-made mechanical bull and other equestrian games. Collecting and eating coyoles (tiny coconut-like fruits that you crack with rocks) and other fruits to make fruit drinks is quite popular too. Night or daytime hikes by foot or on horse- back through the ranch and the surrounding town are a true delight. We have mountain bikes for rent for those who love cycling.

ALL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ARE WEATHER-PERMITTING.

It is located right on your way to Monteverde from either the San Jose or Liberia airports. It is along route 605, 3 km south from the intersections of route 605 and 606.

Coming from the Liberia airport, you would turn left on the road right past the Lagartos Puente (Lagartos Bridge) and go for 11.5 km. , then make a right, and the Ranch´s driveway is along a brown fence, a few meters after you make the turn. To go to Monteverde, you would continue on for another 3 km. then make a slight left and turn onto route 606.

From the San Jose airport you can go 2 ways. Make a right at the Rancho Grande Gas Station and go until you get to El Sol Restaurant, then make a left and go exactly 3 km and make a sharp left, and you are there.

OR… make a right from HWY 1 (Interamerican Highway) onto directly onto route 605 and go 11.5 km., then make a sharp right and you are there.

Rancho El Rio is 2 hrs from the Liberia airport and 2.5 hrs from the San Jose airport. It takes 50 mins to get to Monteverde. It is an hour away from a lovely beach, Playa Dona Ana. It is close to the tiny rural community of Guacimal.

In this area of the country people still ride on horse-back to work and get around, use oxen to cart things from place to place and raise cattle... this is the real Costa Rica. There is a tiny restaurant-bar nearby or you can drive 3 km. to a much larger restaurant at the intersection of route 606 and 605. But you can just bring all your food in for the duration of your stay and cook onsite or purchase home-made meals. The kitchen is fully equipped. You can also buy lots of organic dairy products right from the people living nearby, eggs, and many other produce, not to mention eat from what is available at the Rancho. We provide you with free organic coffee for the first morning of your stay as we are coffee producers in Monteverde and want to make sure you have an awesome start to your first morning with us! If you want to purchase more organic coffee for your stay or to take home, you can order it through our food order form via email.

Remodeled to suit and accommodate the needs of the handicapped, the house is spacious and all on one level.

It has all the amenities: telephone, wi-fi, hot water shower, stove, fridge, fully equipped large kitchen, 2 bedrooms (1 with a double bed and one with bunk beds), living/dining room with a futon that sleeps two additional guests, towels and linens provided, 2 full baths inside. There is a very large covered porch overlooking the river with a swing, a hammock and a sofa-bed, and a smaller one by the front of the house. There is a wood stove for cooking outdoors and a large wood grill (we provide you with free firewood).

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
veronica sheehan (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

About veronica sheehan

Alexander was born in the San Luis Valley in the Monteverde region and has lived all his life here. He started working when he was 11 years old helping his father herd oxen to take milk to the local cheese factory. At the age of 15, he began working for the Children´s Eternal Rain Forest, then he worked for InBio (Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad) researching snails all over Costa Rica, he then worked for ProNativas, an non-profit organization that promotes the use of native ornamental plants as a conservation effort. He believes in changing the world one person at a time, starting with ourselves.

Veronica was born in Mexico and spent 25 years in the States. She worked as a biologist, then as a licensed clinical social worker in various settings including private practice with people suffering from chronic physical illnesses and hospice care. She arrived in Monteverde a few years ago with her 5 year old son, Stuart. She founded PAWS costarica (Promotion of Animal Wellbeing Society), a non-profit organization to help educate people regarding the responsible and compassionate treatment of animals. She believes, like Alex, in changing the world from the inside (OUR inside) out. Everything we do, our choices and lifestyles sum up to our current state of affairs… we have the power to choose again so we can heal ourselves, our planet and all living beings.

Their work with their ecotourism business, their Sustainability Demonstration Center, and the community helps visitors understand the intimate connection that we have to the land. The entire community gets to benefit from the tourism that comes to this very rural area and get to share their own wisdom. Everyone wins.

Stuart is 12 years old and attends the public school in Guacimal. He shares our family dream of enjoying the simple things and having lots of fun playing soccer and bird-watching.

Our dream is to achieve sustainability in harmony with nature

veronica sheehan purchased this cottage in 2012

Why veronica sheehan chose Costa Rica

We absolutely LOVE the river, which is why we called it Rancho El Rio (rio means river). The river is our source of joy and healing and our source of energy to begin conservation efforts in area of the country with few environmentalists and even fewer resources. We like all the wildlife that gathers in this oasis, eating the fruit, drinking the water, raising their little families along with ours. The weather is also a big draw. Not as cold as Monteverde, so it is warm enough to run around in shorts, but not as hot as the beaches. It is also close to everything. We like being in the real Costa Rica, interacting with the neighbors, growing more of what we eat, living a very simple life.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a place where we can live in harmony with nature. It is a true paradise, not just for our guests and ourselves, but for the many animals and plants that can live undisturbed. There is enough space for us to have a working farm, and to share with the wild life. We like to watch the squirrels work away at a coconut, a large iguana climb a tree, a toucan enjoy taking chunks of a plantain and swallowing them whole, and a bat come in and out of the porch to catch the insects that the light attracts. It is a true oasis for the MANY migratory and local water birds as we have set aside several acres of totally undisturbed forest and river side. Expert bird guides have identified over 100 different species of birds on our 112 acre farm.

The other unique thing is that the farm is nestled in the Real Costa Rica... we get to interact with the local people at the natural pool by the house, we see people up and down the street on horse-back and driving oxen with carts full of things and we join them in their activities. Yet, when we want to alone, we can retreat into our very own private reserve deep into our land and just be.

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

Rancho el Rio, a Natural Paradise/Farm Combo on the way to Monteverde
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
5

An unforgettable experience for the family

  • 5 of 5

Our recent visit to Costa Rica spanned three different areas and three different homes — this was by far our favorite. The home itself is the part that is easy to describe… it’s simple, but comfortable. The kitchen has all the basics you need to cook in—but we HIGHLY recommend arranging to have Tina (one of the locals) come by to prep dinner for you, or supply you with empanadas, tortillas and other goodies. Her food was the best we had in all of Costa Rica.

The location is awesome. Guacimal is a neat little town, and the house is perfectly isolated. Your back porch looks out on a small river, and you fall asleep to its burbling sound every night. When the days got hot, we ducked down to the river for a swim (there are several small pools that make for easy, safe swimming). And this is a working farm. When we were there the grapefruit and oranges were in season, and we were allowed to harvest yuca for our meals. Farm to table eating was never easier.

But what makes this perhaps our favorite-ever vacation home is the people. Veronica, the owner, is on a mission. She runs the local cooperative, advocating for the town and recounting Guacimal’s history for visiting students. She is remarkably warm and helpful. Jose and Albert live on the Rancho el Rio property and quietly ensure you have a perfect experience. Jose helped our kids feed the baby piglets every morning. Even more incredible, when we wanted to hike, Jose led us through the property’s trails. Ahead of us, Albert had swept a jungle path, and then constructed a dam in the river to make for the best ever swim. These two blew our minds at every turn—as if transported from the Ritz Carlton to a farm in rural Costa Rica.

We would return in a heartbeat. This is a real experience you won’t find in the touristic beach towns, and that you won’t forget.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver
3

Beautiful property, but our stay could have been better

  • 3 of 5

We really wish we could give a 5 star rating, but unfortunately our stay just wasn't quite there. Perhaps we went in with expectations that were too high, as we read all the reviews from previous people, and had hoped for a few things that didn't work out for us (such as a night walk with Stuart, massages from a local lady, and more interaction with the owner's family, who we never actually met in person). Unfortunately, the owners and some of the locals were preoccupied with activist related events and some unfortunate circumstances, so it just didn't work out for us. There were things we really enjoyed, such as the traditional Costa Rican snacks and drinks that were prepared for us on arrival and the food we ordered from the neighbouring locals, the river swimming hole, the very kind staff at the ranch, the view of wildlife from the back porch, and the the thoughtfully decorated/equipped cabina (with lots of stuff to do). However, at night it was like a war zone with insects. We are very outdoorsy and have stayed in plenty of sketchy/rustic forms of accommodation all over the world, yet we still found the place unpleasant at night. We encountered multiple spiders over 2 inches in length (including one in our bedroom and three in the shower), a scorpion, a 1.5 inch long earwig looking bug fell on my husband while he was lying in bed, and several species of ants instantly swarmed any crumb of food in huge masses. The GPS coordinates are STILL wrong, and took us down a very sketchy road that should NOT be attempted without a 4 wheel drive vehicle. (Honestly, I don't know why the coordinates are provided at all. Just follow her written directions and forget about the GPS.) Although the owner is very nice, we found her a bit difficult to reach by phone, and she never stopped by in person, which meant that some of our questions had to be answered in broken Spanish conversations with the staff on the ranch. As a couple, without as much of the interactive experiences, we found our stay a bit isolating, and didn't think it was quite worth the money. However, we do think it would be a great place for families, and it might be worth it if you stayed here for longer than two nights (if you can put up with the bugs at night for that long) and could fit more local experiences into your stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry we never got to meet these guests and we understand this was a source of upset. We try very hard to take very good care of everyone and meet our high standards of care for each guest. The guests were right, and we were involved in several protests which prevented us from being present at the Ranch, but we made sure the staff took care of them. Since then, we have won a Supreme Court case to protect the river, so we are back on track. In regards to the bug claims, we feel they are unwarranted. The house sits on an organic farm and in a natural setting; therefore, there are bugs. And some do manage to get in the house including the occasional scorpion or spider. However, the house is screened in and we never had anyone complained about bugs. In fact, many guests tell us where they come from, they have many more bugs than we do. Most of our guests are thrilled to be amidst the wonders of Nature and all that comes with that.
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North carolina
5

An exceptionally wonderful place to experience Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

The reviews here are pretty spot on. We really enjoyed our 5 days and 4 nights at Rancho El Rio - really, no complaints. Veronica is an exceptional hostess, easy to work with and very accommodating. Stuart, Alex and everyone else around the ranch were very, very nice and helpful. We stayed here with 3 kids - 13, 10 and 8. They saw a side of CR that many don't see. This place is way off any beaten path and worth it. We went to Monteverde 2x, wasn't too bad of a jaunt. Veronica made arrangements for us for zip-lining and also dinner and some groceries the first few days. We'd go back. Our kids will remember forever. Awesome in all ways.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
5

Wonderful Month at Rancho El Rio

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very special month at Rancho El Rio with our 4yr old twin boys. Fond memories include feeding the chickens and pigs with Jose, milking the cow, riding horses with Alex and hiking along the trails and down by the river with Stewart.

On Saturdays we looked forward to the Faire where we mingled with locals and enjoyed good food and music. We met interesting people who shared their lives with us - inviting us to a quinceanera, taking us to their farms, showing us plants, wildlife, beehives and waterfalls.

We took daytrips to many beaches up and down the coast and an overnight to the Caribbean. We hiked Arenal Volcano and of course spent lots of time in Monteverde (horseback riding, taking self-operated tram tour above the canopy, learning about butterflies and frogs, ziplining, hiking in the cloud forest). We ate many breakfasts and dinners on the patio overlooking the river and fell asleep to its rushing roar.

The boys are still talking about the monkeys, iguanas, salamanders, birds, frogs, beetles, butterflies, spiders and other wildlife (coatis and agoutis) they discovered. They enjoyed picking mangoes for breakfast, watching the oxen plow the fields and tasting sugar cane. Finally, they will never forget Tia Lidia's kindness and her delicious tortillas!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A precious gem to be discovered

  • 5 of 5

The previous review describes perfectly what Rancho El Rio is and what it is all about. This place and the surrounding are are like precious gems to be discovered. For now, this area is not yet as known as its cousin some 50 minutes down the road, Monteverde, but it more than deserves to be in the same spotlight. The vistas are absolutely stunning and mesmerizing. Life here is Pura Vida at its best. For birders and nature lovers this is a

heavenly place. There have been some 115 different bird species spotted here. We spotted more than 60 different birds on the property and its direct surroundings. The following species were seen: Thicket tinamou, bare-throated tiger-heron, green heron, great egret, white ibis, wood stork, black-bellied plover, black vulture, turkey vulture, short-tailed hawk, zone-tailed hawk, crested caracara, yellow-headed caracara, common pauraque (heard), eastern whip-poor-will (heard), northern rough-winged swallow, rufous-tailed hummingbird, ruby-throated hummingbird, red-billed pigeon,Inca dove, common ground-dove, white-tipped dove, orange-fronted parakeet, orange-chinned parakeet, white-fronted parrot, groove-billed ani, squirrel cuckoo, gartered trogon, blue-crowned motmot, turquoise-browed motmot, ringed kingfisher, green kingfisher, collared aracari, keel-billed toucan, Hoffman's woodpecker, lineated woodpecker, northern barred-woodcreeper, olivaceous woodcreeper, streak-headed woodcreeper, barred antshrike, yelloe-olive flycatcher, common tody-flycatcher, eastern wood-peewee, great kiskadee, boat-billed kiskadee, social flycatcher, streaked flycatcher, tropical kingbird, black-crowned tityra, masked tityra, rose-throated becard, long-tailed manakin, white-throatefd magpie-jay, brown jay, swainson's thrush, clay-colored thrush, either white-lored or tropical gnatcatcher, rufous-naped wren, yellow-green vireo, yellow warbler, gray-crowned yellowthroat, blue-gray tanager, red-legged honeycreeper, blue-black grassquit, white-collared seedeater, olive sparrow, stripe-headed sparrow, rose-breasted grosbeak, summer tanager, painted bunting, melodious blackbird, Baltimore oriole, Montezuma oropendola, and lastly, yellow-throated euphonia. Rancho El Rio has a special manakin trail, called Sondero Toledo, where you will come across long-tailed manakins garuanteed. You will enjoy their contagious toledo-singing, hear the buzzing sounds they make when they do their jump-over-each-other dance. This place and area is absolutely stunning!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A precious gem to be discovered

  • 5 of 5

The previous review describes perfectly what Rancho El Rio is and what it is all about. This place and the surrounding are are like precious gems to be discovered. For now, this area is not yet as known as its cousin some 50 minutes down the road, Monteverde, but it more than deserves to be in the same spotlight. The vistas are absolutely stunning and mesmerizing. Life here is Pura Vida at its best. For birders and nature lovers this is a

heavenly place. There have been some 115 different bird species spotted here. We spotted more than 60 different birds on the property and its direct surroundings. The following species were seen: Thicket tinamou, bare-throated tiger-heron, green heron, great egret, white ibis, wood stork, black-bellied plover, black vulture, turkey vulture, short-tailed hawk, zone-tailed hawk, crested caracara, yellow-headed caracara, common pauraque (heard), eastern whip-poor-will (heard), northern rough-winged swallow, rufous-tailed hummingbird, ruby-throated hummingbird, red-billed pigeon,Inca dove, common ground-dove, white-tipped dove, orange-fronted parakeet, orange-chinned parakeet, white-fronted parrot, groove-billed ani, squirrel cuckoo, gartered trogon, blue-crowned motmot, turquoise-browed motmot, ringed kingfisher, green kingfisher, collared aracari, keel-billed toucan, Hoffman's woodpecker, lineated woodpecker, northern barred-woodcreeper, olivaceous woodcreeper, streak-headed woodcreeper, barred antshrike, yelloe-olive flycatcher, common tody-flycatcher, eastern wood-peewee, great kiskadee, boat-billed kiskadee, social flycatcher, streaked flycatcher, tropical kingbird, black-crowned tityra, masked tityra, rose-throated becard, long-tailed manakin, white-throatefd magpie-jay, brown jay, swainson's thrush, clay-colored thrush, either white-lored or tropical gnatcatcher, rufous-naped wren, yellow-green vireo, yellow warbler, gray-crowned yellowthroat, blue-gray tanager, red-legged honeycreeper, blue-black grassquit, white-collared seedeater, olive sparrow, stripe-headed sparrow, rose-breasted grosbeak, summer tanager, painted bunting, melodious blackbird, Baltimore oriole, Montezuma oropendola, and lastly, yellow-throated euphonia. Rancho El Rio has a special manakin trail, called Sondero Toledo, where you will come across long-tailed manakins garuanteed. You will enjoy their contagious toledo-singing, hear the buzzing sounds they make when they do their jump-over-each-other dance. This place and area is absolutely stunning!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Selvatura Canopy Tour
"This is our favorite zipline/suspended bridges park."
Sky Walk Suspension Bridges
El Trapiche Coffee and Sugar Cane Tour
Sky Adventures
Nearest Airport
111 Kilometres
Liberia
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Restaurant-Bar El Punto
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Puntarenas
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Kilometres
Highway 605
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Restaurant-Bar El Punto
Nearest Beach
51 Kilometres
Playa Dona Ana
Car: recommended

3 km. south off the intersection of routes 605 and 606, on route 605. GPS: N 10.19204, W 84.74440

This is a birdwatcher's dream come true. It is just amazing how many species of birds you see and how close you can get to them. In this area of the country people still ride on horse-back to work and get around, use oxen to cart things from place to place and raise cattle... this is the real Costa Rica. There is a tiny restaurant-bar nearby, or you can drive 3 km. to a much larger restaurant at the intersection of route 606 and 605, you can also join a Costa Rican family for meals or have them delivered to you. Buy lots of organic dairy products right from the people living nearby, eggs, and other produce, not to mention eat from what is available at the Rancho. There are individuals that still make things by hand and a trip into the nearby town of Guacimal can show you how.

The weather is warm, yet not as hot as the beach...just right for bathing in the river and whatever other outdoor activity you like to do. There is a rainy season, but even then, it normally does not rain all day. The river may not always be accessible, though. Because of the lower altitude and different weather, you get to see totally different wildlife than you do in Monteverde proper. People also seem to enjoy hiking more as the air is not so thin (you don't get as winded). The terrain has some mountains, but also flat areas that lend themselves to walking, biking and gentler horse-back riding.

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Standard rate
Apr 1 2016 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$110
$660
$2,640
 

Additional information about rental rates

Charge beyond 2 guests $5

$5 for each additional guest beyond 2 guests
For a 7 night reservation, we take one day off the total.
For a two-week reservation, we take three days off the total
For a three-week reservation, we take five days off the total
For a four-week reservation, you get one entire week free.
****ALL TAXES AND FEES ARE INCLUDED****

Payment upon arrival, cash USD. For reservations longer than 2 weeks, a deposit is required.
$5 for each additional guest beyond two guests.
1 day off for every week-long stay
2 days off for 2-week reservations
3 days off for 3-week reservations
4 days off for four-week reservations

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Amenities

Costa Rica Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , watch the outdoors thru a slotted window while you shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , rustic, slate walls and flooring
  • Extra large gorgeous bathroom with lots of space for a wheelchair. Roll right into shower stall (no steps or bumps of any kind). Shower handle moves up and down to accomodate height, or becomes detached, easy temperature regulator. Roll-under sink for extra comfort on wheelchair. Very safe (ande beautiful) anti-slip real stone floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , An additonal full futon can be placed in this master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Hand-crafted rustic bunk bed. Baby crib/play pen available
  • Very spacious so a wheelchair can easily manuver around the ultra-comfortable double bed. Closet built for easy access on high or low levels. Door handles easy to open with one hand. Rustic, hand-crafted furniture.
Entertainment:
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Hiking through our trails is a favorite of birdwatchers. Horse-back riding and mountain bike rental discounts to our guests. We have horses to accomodate your level of experience. Day and Night tours on horse-back. A home-made 'mechanical bull' provides a TON of fun for young and old alike!

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