Vacation living at Elkhorn Ranch combines nature, adventure, and traditional family style hospitality. You’ll travel only an hour by car from the airport, into the heart of the biologically diverse and unique Sonoran Desert. You’ll put away your car keys and wallets — and ideally use your smartphone mostly for photographs! It is a place where you can truly disconnect from technology and media and reconnect with yourself, families or friends.

Daily life revolves around guided horseback rides or hikes, gathering at the Long House for meals, and the freedom to be as busy or relaxed as you please in-between. Favorite pastimes of Elkhorn guests include birdwatching, hiking and wandering, reading, sunning and splashing at the pool, playing games or music, and simply enjoying friendship with others and alone time. There’s just enough structure that you don’t have to think too much — people often say that deciding what to have for breakfast is the toughest decision of the day. The night sky is beautiful and the rural quiet makes for a great night’s sleep!

Elkhorn Ranch remains a wide open place that offers a rare combination of intimacy and adventure with people and the natural world.

We take the safety and well-being of our guests and crew seriously. Please take a look at our strategies to manage COVID-19 risk.

2021 – 2022

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Thank you so much for the deeply relaxing and truly rejuvenating days among you.  The gentle presence of the horses, sublime beauty of the land and your excellent care of the horses, the land and us, your grateful guests, makes for a nourishing experience on multiple levels.

– Peri D, Santa Monica, CA