Amazing place to stay and experience Arizona nature. Beautiful location and property. So much to do and explore without leaving the backyard! The drive into town is a bit long but totally worth it for the views and experience! Would recommend to anyone looking to have a relaxing vacation or a great place to unwind and cool off at the end of a day of exploring! Loved our stay. Great accommodations. Great hosts. Great place!!!
I went here for my birthday, and the pictures don’t do the view justice. I had the absolute best birthday and Carmela gave me pound cake with a card. She’s such a sweet person and her horses were so sweet too. Thank you Carmela!
This is the best destination and experience I’ve ever had domestically. What an exciting and transformative trip, this space is definitely for healing and love. Every detail of the space is tranquil and exudes positive energy. The world has been quite crazy lately so it was nice to reset in a beautiful space with perfect weather and amazing hosts. The space is also notably larger than it appears and the views are endless, pictures simply don’t do it enough justice. Carmela was kind, helpful and one of the sweetest woman we’ve ever met. The horses are lovely and the wildlife present really connected us back with nature. This trip will forever be life changing, can’t wait to return.
My husband and I recommend Rio de Verde to anyone. Carmela’s ranch is truly an oasis. Set off the beaten path down a dirt road, their ranch allows for ultimate relaxation in the desert sun next to the gorgeous pool and giant cacti. Not to mention the company you keep is exciting - there are birds, horses, lizards and the most beautiful butterflies everywhere. It truly feels like a dream. If you want to venture away from the pool (but why would you?) you can check out some really beautiful hikes just down the road. It’s also less than an hour ride to Phoenix if you want to get a bite in the city. Carmela also has everything you may need (WiFi, good recommendations, a mini fridge, sink, utensils, a grill, paper towels microwave and toaster oven). No TV, but why would you need one? Pack a good book, Bluetooth radio, bathing suit and your loved one for a perfect trip.
What an amazing place! Private, peaceful and completely gorgeous. Immaculate, incredible sunrises and sunsets, complete solitude and the entire massive pool and deck area to use for ourselves. The pictures on the listing do not do it justice!! The patio area has an abundance of cacti and desert plants which add to the beauty of the area. The outdoor kitchen and seating area served us well in meeting all of our needs. If you are looking for a place to unwind in the desert, this is your go to destination. Thank you Carmela!