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For nearly 18 years, we shared our lives with some very special guests from all around the world. The specialty at Double E Ranch was providing our guests with a unique opportunity to experience the undiluted, real sensations of southwestern New Mexico ranch life. Every week, 50 weeks each year we welcomed a new group of folks anxious to pull on their boots, saddle their horse, snug up stampede strings and embark on an adventure they no doubt will remember a lifetime. We developed a special Ladies Only Week called "Cowgirl Camp", and helped develop a college credit course ("Western Literature and Ranching in Southwest New Mexico:) taught at the ranch for several years. It was an amazingly, exciting journey. But, we're a lot older now and we wanted a slower pace.

Debbie and Alan decided to"retire" in 2015. In looking for a way to continue to protect this rugged, majestic southwestern terrain, they sold 6000 acres to the NM State Game Commission and NM Department of Game and Fish. New Mexico Cabin Rentals was 'born'. Double E Ranch and New Mexico Cabin Rentals can continue to live the advenure of southwestern New Mexico. They have remodeled all the cabins and guest houses, added kitchens, each one fully furnished with everything you'll need to begin Agave Vacation Rentalyour vacation. Now, guests can create their own New Mexico adventures at their own pace. For information, photos and pricing on what's available, have a look at our new website: New Mexico Cabin Rentals.

Bring your own horses! We have pens and a new arena. Plan your own trail riding or just kick back and enjoy the view. Our guests continue to have private access to over 30 square miles of public lands, limited to others without permission. So, why spend your winters waist deep in snow and cold??? Come for a visit! Here at New Mexico Cabin Rentals, the weather is always just fine!

From Chris and Al (our very first guests) to Charley and Peggy (our very last guests) and everyone in between: we rode so many miles together through ruggedly spectacular country, chased plenty of wild cows, gathered herds of gentle ones. Our guests made it all happen: brand, castrate, vaccinate, wean, ship. All the Roundups, every Agave Living RoomCowgirl Camp, every one of Alan's "wild rides" - it was all about you - our guests. It's true -- sometimes things didn't work out just right: the loop missed, the steer got away, it often took longer than planned, we rode farther than we wanted and were sometimeswere late for dinner. "Quit" wasn't in your vocabulary. You were often courageous and never hesitated to cowboy up. The 'try' was always in you. You took pride in what you accomplished. You did what had to be done. You rode for the brand. We were darned proud of you!

Our sincere thanks and enormous gratitude to our staff members Lucy, RJ, Preston, and Mark. We couldn't have done it without you.

After lots of late night conversations, we've decided to begin a new adventure! Oh, we can't completely give up cattle and horses and the cowboy way. We'll run a few head, enough to keep our horses tuned up and our hearts engaged. This will always be a part of our lives. The road won't be quite so steep, not as rocky, sure as heck not so long. We'll still share great stories around the dinner table with friends, laugh till we cry and remember it all with great fondness.

We know we'll see some of you along the trail. Keep your butts in the saddle, your eyes on the horizon and live your dreams!


Debbie and Alan


Updated: July 2017

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