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67 Double E Ranch Road ~ Gila, NM 88038 ~ 575-535-2047

Double E Ranch

New Mexico is a haven for the unexpected. A place for those who seek to follow their own path. It’s an attitude. A way of life. It’s adventure in its truest form. And, it's waiting for you!

Double E Ranch Vacation Cabin Rentals was inspired by our love of cowboys, western lifestyle, and ranching in southwestern New Mexico. We believe in cowboy values and preserving the western way of life alive.

In 1996, Debbie and Alan Eggleston purchased the Double E Ranch and for 18 years, they ran it as a working cattle, horse and guest ranch. The specialty at Double E Ranch was providing our guests with the unique opportunity to experience the undiluted, real sensations of southwestern New Mexico ranch life.

Now retired, they've decided to enjoy a slower pace, but continue to offer you a unique opportunity to experience just a taste of life on a southwestern New Mexico ranch. Your own cabin, your own time schedule, meals when you want to cook them, road trips when you want to plan them. With the sun just beginning to peek over the mountain, enjoy that first cup of coffee or tea, absorbing the sights and sounds of what "peaceful" really mean. Just about sunset, from the rocker on your deck, put your feet up, watch the mountains change from rocky rust, to stunning, vibrant reds, oranges, yellows while saying 'adios' to another healing day.

Debbie and AlanTake advantage of this incredible location, experience the magical enchantment of southwestern New Mexico by using our vacation cabins as your "home away from home" while exploring the southwest. Although we are at 5,000 feet elevation, we are far enough south to have mild weather in every season. Our winters are very similar to Tucson, AZ – 48F to 72F in January/February! When the sun comes up above the mountain the temperature warms quickly. Over 300 days of sunshine annually, your odds of having blue skies and sunshine during your visit are incredibly good! In southwestern New Mexico, the weather is nearly perfect!Summers in our part of southwest NewMexicoare warmest from mid-June to August, averaging 85-98 F. Evenings cool down to low 70's, usually a soft breeze. Average rainfall of 9-15 inches annually. Sit on your covered deck, watch the thunder clouds develop and listen to the rain hitting melodically on your tin roof. Quickly passing, the air is cool, clean and crisp. Spectacular! Very low humidity between 15-35%.

Feel free to walk about on our 360 acres bordering nearly 3 million acres of public lands. The State of New Mexico is actively working to protect several endangered species so access through our property is currently not possible. However, with a short 20 minute drive you can be on the edge of the Gila National Forest and Gila Wilderness! Direction

After your first creek crossing you'll find our privately protected riparian area flowing for several miles along Bear Creek. Wild life is abundant, with hundreds of native and migratory birds, deer, brown bear, javelina, coatmundi and Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep. At night you'll experience the Milky Way spread across a clear, dark New Mexico sky.

We hope you'll excuse our renovation but we are in the process of rebuilding original corrals and remodeling several authentic bunk houses that have been in constant use for over 100 years! We're making every effort to stay true to the historic 'feel' of a southwestern New Mexico ranch and plan to open these houses to guests, shortly.

Using your cabin as your 'home away from home', you can easily access some of the most beautiful sites in New Mexico and the southwest, including Silver City, Glenwood, Las Cruces, Carlsbad Caverns, Ruidoso and Santa Fe to name just a few easy day trip options . Interesting art galleries, museums, restaurants are just a short drive from the ranch. Day trips to either Arizona or Texas are convenient, with plenty to see and experience.

Grant County is still rural. Ranching remains a very important part of the local economy. A few miles from your cabin, the Gila River flows all the way to Arizona and beyond. Canoe-ing, tubing, fishing or simply listening to the water move are all easy to do. Silver City has some interesting art galleries and restaurants and is just a 30 mile drive. Silver City has a public transport van (Corre Caminos) making stops all throughout town for a small fee. Botique Air, a commuter air service provides daily flights to Albuquerque and Phoenix where you can make connections to anywhere. El Paso (3 hours away) has a very nice International airport with easy access, easy parking. Phoenix International Airport is 5 hours drive.  

Incredible New Mexico VistaBreath! You'll easily be able to disconnect from the frenetic race of urban lifestyles. Our fully furnished, self catered cabins contain everything needed to make your experience relaxing, convenient and restful.

Our weather in every season is mild by in comparison to most other regions of the country. We have nearly 330 days of sunshine with very low humidity. The area offers diverse activities, events and places in the area to keep you interested and entertained.

Just outside your cabin door, you have hiking trails, privately protected riparian birding areas, amazing star gazing under clear dark New Mexico skies, mountain biking. Plan a day drip to White Sands National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Enjoy southwestern wine tasting and delicious New Mexico cuisine served in nearby restaurants. Begin a stroll along Bullard Street in historic Downtown Silver City and end your day by stopping at Jaliscos Mexican Restaurant for some of the very best Mexican meals in the southwest!

Your vacation options are endless, the pace is relaxed, stunning vistas everywhere you look. Don't spend your winters hip-deep in snow! Here, at Double E Ranch, the weather is always just fine!


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