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Enjoy the Desert Southwest at DD Gamble Guest Lodge and Ranch. DD Gamble Guest Ranch's motto is "Rustic not Primitive". You will take advantage of the comfortable rooms, great meals, trail horses, and the relaxing atmosphere. You may also take a carriage ride or simply play with the friendly and "child-safe" 17 Miniature Horses. Walk out the Lodge door, saddle up your horse, and ride into the Wild West! These activities are guaranteed to make you smile. Cattle barons, yes, DD Gamble Guest Ranch has miniature cattle also. With no city lights, you can see for miles as the clear skies, sunrises, and sunsets will thrill you every day. Ride the Old West where Geronimo and Cochise roamed in the Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona! Tour historical Horseshoe Canyon on horseback! See a battlefield where Cochise and the U.S. Cavalry fought.
You will be accommodated at DD Gamble Guest Lodge and Ranch. In 2011, the guest lodge property became available as a way to expand the ranch. Lodge has four bedrooms.
The Cowboy room has two large south facing windows, two stone walls, a queen bed, a large double dresser, an armoire, and plenty of room for a roll-away bed if needed. The amenities include:
The Charro room has an east window, two stone walls, a double bed, a large double dresser, and a walk-in closet. The amenities include:
The Music room has a west facing the window, two stone walls, two single beds, a large double dresser, and a walk-in closet. The amenities include:
This room os a part of the Cowboy Suite but may be used in conjunction with other rooms. The Bird room consists of one double bed and one single bed. It can also be booked separately. The amenities include:
You have to wake up and enjoy a beautiful sunrise first thing followed by a delicious homemade breakfast. Then, you will start your day by feeding and indulging the horses. DD Gamble Guest Ranch has lessons for all riding levels. After your riding activity, you will come home to a scrumptious and healthy meal. You can choose to relax at the ranch in the afternoon, enjoy miniature horse carriage driving, or ask your hosts to explore the wild Old West and visit the too many attractions that the area has for you. Then, you will come back later for an excellent wholesome food dinner, most of it procured from the local area. You will end your day feeding the animals, taking care of injured horses, participating in corrals clean up, and winding down in a beautiful campfire gazing at the stars.
Note: Horseback riding will be included after your first night (second day) and the day before you leave (for an additional fee). If you would like to have more horseback riding hours, you can request it to your hosts directly for an additional reduced fee.
The horses range from super gentle for the beginning rider or child to the more energetic horse for the advanced rider. DD Gamble Guest Ranch welcomes you to ride the desert Southwest of the Chiricahua Mountains.
Tom Davidson is a co-founder and horse riding instructor for this listing.
This vacation will take place in Arizona, USA. DD Gamble Guest Lodge lies between the Chiricahua and the Peloncillo Mountains on the Arizona / New Mexico border.
You will be served full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). All beef served at the table is from DD Gamble Guest Ranch own herd - grass-fed and steroid and chemical free. Alicia and Tom are pleased to host three different dining styles. After a hard day riding on the range, trail riding through the national forest, or driving the miniature horses through the desert, you may come home to a scrumptious and healthy meal. It is DD Gamble Guest Ranch’s custom to sit and dine with the guests.
On your romantic getaway, if you are fortunate to have the lodge to yourselves, Alicia and Tom will prepare a gourmet meal with dessert prepared on the side. This is the only time that DD Gamble Guest Ranch does not dine with the guests.
In the informal setting, DD Gamble Guest Ranch provides excellent wholesome food, most of it procured from the local area. Wholesome fare includes steaks, roasts, chicken, and pork with fresh local produce, milk, and eggs.
At least once during your stay, Tom and Alicia will prepare at least one gourmet breakfast and one gourmet evening meal.
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