The idea of a Adventure Ranch sprung to life during the summer of 2019. Shortly after I purchased the property in May, 2019 I began to notice just how folks that would visit proclaimed a sense of peace and tranquility just by staying on the ranch. I hope you stay with us and also take home a sense of peace and renewal.
Do you want to Kayak? Explore a mining ghost town? Are you a photographer seeking an epic site to shoot? Are you looking for an exercise vacation full of trail running, gym workouts and mountain biking? Hike to an abandon ranch house from the 1800's for an epic photoshoot?
We have a custom adventure just for you!
If you are not satisfied with your stay we will give you your money back - No questions asked!
Two Days/Two Nights: You will arrive at The Ranch with a warm welcome followed by our famous Friday night Spaghetti and Meatballs dinner! After Dinner, yes you guessed it, Cocktail Hour! Or, choose to retire to your room for quiet time, free wifi and streaming movie options.
Also, shoot a game of pool in our Game Room, belly up to the Bar or simply work on the perpetual crossword puzzle that is always available.
Saturday and Sunday will be filled with the two adventures you choose.
Followed by an afternoon at The Ranch of relaxation and recovery i.e. nap time!
Saturday features a
Sunday Mexican Breakfast
Saturday night will feature a Cowboy Steak dinner with all the fixins'
Spend the day kayaking Arivaca Lake where the water is blue and the air crisp and clean. Enjoy birdwatching, fishing or just a relaxing tour of the lake.
Kayaks are provided with pick up and return service to and from the lake.
Mining started around 1877. The Montana Mine produced gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper. At its peak in the mid-1930s, Ruby had a population of about 1,200. On April 11, 1912 the mining camp's general store owner Julius Andrews established the post office. Andrews named the post office "Ruby" after his wife Lille B. Ruby Andrews, and the mining camp soon became known as Ruby. The post office was discontinued on May 31, 1941.
Ruby is one of the best-preserved mining ghost towns in Arizona.
This is a guided tour. Ruby is appoximately 7 miles south of Arivaca on a fairly rough dirt road. Your Adventure Guide will transport you to and from the town of Ruby.
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge provides 117,107 acres of habitat for threatened and endangered plants and animals. The refuge was established in 1985.
Tours of Buenos Aires NWR include:
Jeep tour of Pronghorn Loop ~ Photography ~ Birding ~ Trail Running, Mountain Biking.
Also ask about our BANWR Campout!
Mountain Biking opportunities around Arivaca are plentiful. Bring your bike or make arrangements with us to provide one for you.
Mountain Biking can be guided or unguided tour.
Our Lead Adventure Guide Kevin, has a max distance of 4-6 miles and a max pace of 12 min per mile.
So if you're low and slow like Kevin we would be glad to Guide this Tour for you! Trail Running in Arivaca is plentiful!
The Hilltop Cantina is in Sassabe Arizona in the back of the only Grocery store in town. The proprietor Deborah is only open on Saturdays and arrangements must be made in advance.
If you choose this adventure we will be your designated driver both to and from Sassabe.
Arivaca is all about community, love and sharing!