Elkhorn Ranch conserves on the home front too, through use of solar and wind where we can. Windmills pump livestock water and solar panels pump a remote livestock well that also fills a wildlife watering hole developed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
In 2012, solar hot water heaters and a 22 kW solar electric generation system were added — plus a solar system has heated the swimming pool for years.
Green hospitality practices include use of compact florescent lightbulbs, weekly bed linen changes and two towel changes per week to conserve water and electricity (with more or less service provided upon request). Electric wall heaters enable guests to use as much or little heat as needed to be cozy.