Rancho Los Baños is a private 30,000 acre adventure guest ranch and working cattle ranch located at the foot of the Sierra Madre, the Mexican Rockies, just 55 miles south of the southeast Arizona town of Douglas in safe, secure northeast Sonora, Mexico. This adventure guest ranch is a scenic nature travel destination and pristine wilderness area enveloped by some of the most unique, inspiring, diverse and spectacular desert landscapes anywhere. At the ranch, guests stay inside 30,000 acres of serene, remote, quiet and protected wilderness. Active guests with a love both of the outdoors and of nature have a wonderful stay with Rancho Los Baños.
As part of the all-inclusive packages at this adventure guest ranch, you are also personally picked up in a shuttle service and driven from Tucson to the ranch and back, leaving the driving to Rancho Los Baños and the sightseeing to you.
Rancho Los Baños is not your typical guest or dude ranch, but rather a new generation guest ranch catering to new generation adventure travelers. Experience a unique, original and exclusive guest ranch, unlike anything else around, combining the best of adventure, outdoors and nature travel ideas with the most modern in guest ranch thinking. Combining sustainability and environmental protection, these adventures are thrilling, challenging and educational, fun-filled and environmentally-friendly.
Combined with great B&B-style accommodations and service, Mexican hospitality and food that is second to none, close proximity to the United States, staying in pristine and isolated land, and a natural scenery that is spectacular to see, together with world-class horseback riding and hiking, Rancho Los Baños, through our tourism branch, Tierra Chamahua EcoAdventures, is sure to make your stay an exciting, fun-filled, relaxing and memorable one.
The sheer vastness of the ranch, combined with a remote and rugged setting, surrounded by exotic and otherworldly landscapes, will offer a Mexico ranch holiday of complete rest and relaxation. With world-class horseback riding, offering amazing trail riding through mountains, canyons, hills, riverbeds, ravines and forests of desert vegetation, Rancho Los Baños will showcase riding the way it is supposed to be, in complete freedom, in beautiful wilderness, in serene and quiet surroundings, with excellent and well-mannered horses on your Mexico ranch vacation.
With 30,000 unspoiled and private acres of wilderness as your personal playground, backcountry horseback riding at northeast Sonora's Rancho Los Baños offers almost unlimited hours of thrilling, challenging, yet fun-filled adventure riding in remote, rugged and secluded isolation, surrounded by mountains, hills, canyons and unsurpassed, unspoiled nature. Indeed, the sheer vastness of the Mexico guest ranch will inspire you, while the landscapes and scenery that makes us unique will thrill you.
With no signs of civilization, you will immerse yourself in our high desert environments, whether riding inside boxed canyons, river beds, vertical and rocky mountains, high elevation terrains and/or rolling foothills dressed in golden grass. With Rancho Los Baños' old and new school genuine Mexican cowboys as your guides, riding at Rancho Los Baños will become an unforgettable experience, whether you are an experienced rider or a beginner for this Mexico ranch vacation.
Besides first-rate horseback riding on this Mexico riding holiday, the ranch offers awe-inspiring canyon hiking, with comparisons made to Zion and Moab. In addition, activities on Lake Angostura (fishing, kayaking, swimming), as well as adventures on the Bavispe River are offered. Also available are jeep ecotours, multisport adventures, biking, backpacking trips, birdwatching, wildlife spotting and stargazing.
The modern B&B-style ranch house will become your home away from home, offering homey comfort and relaxation. Offering private, single and double occupancy rooms (or family rooms) in a very comfortable and clean setting, with solar energy, satellite radio/tv and flatscreen television, with hot water and fully functioning restrooms, this home will welcome you with open arms. When relaxing or eating outside, you will enjoy our 360 degree views from the covered, wrap-around porch that is something out of a Western movie.
In addition to the main lodge, there is a large cabin with two large bedrooms w/capacity for multiple beds; Quaint, rustic, historical, like stepping back a century in time. Secluded/Private, Located at Base Camp, 200 feet from El Cajon entrance, close to Cajon Aguaje. Enveloped by Canyon Walls; views of cliffs, rock formations; Fireplace, Full kitchen with wood stove, gas stove/oven, full bathroom. Hot Water. No electricity, oil/gas lamps provided. Generator power available. Can accommodate 6 guests.
There is also a newly remodeled small style cabin with bathroom and kitchen. It has one large bedroom that can accommodate up to four guests. Twin beds, bunk beds, queen can be set up as well. Nice porch area, very private and intimate, located 75 feet from El Cumaral Lodge, the main lodge. Solar, hot water.
The all inclusive rates and packages offer three great gourmet, home-cooked meals a day, including fresh, mesquite fire cooked Mexican food, both northern and southern Mexican dishes, combined with tasty home-made pastries and other such delights. All snacks and drinks are also provided.
You will dine family style in either the dining area or outdoor table, on the balcony, overlooking vistas that are scenic and spectacular. When on hiking adventures, you will carry lunches with you inside the canyons, to be eaten in intimate, private and fantastic settings. Guests are encouraged to bring your own alcohol, as well as favorite foods and snacks as well. Alcohol in moderation served, compliments of the ranch.
These meals are a constant guest favorite, made with pride and lots of love, without cutting corners, full of quality and quantity. Tasty, plentiful and delicious, the meals, from breakfast to dinner, will not disappoint. Examples of these meals include Mexican style-pulled pork (Carnitas) with home-made beans, tortillas and rice, homemade tamales, quesadillas, guacamole, chicken fajitas, mesquite-grilled steaks and porkchops, huevos rancheros, chile con carne, roasted oven chicken, enchiladas, chilaquiles, sopes, enfrijoladas, homemade chili and much more. Rancho Los Baños does cater to vegetarians, vegans and religious/philosophical tastes.
About Rancho Los Baños
The Valenzuela family, cattle ranching pioneers from the northeast of Sonora dating back to the early 20th century, has owned and operated the ranch continuously since the early 1950's, now three generations strong, as always protecting its wildlife and preserving its natural beauty. Having emigrated originally from Andalucia, southern Spain, in the mid 1600's, settling in northeast Sonora, the Valenzuelas' have a great understanding of this part of the world.
The new generation is American raised and educated, at one time having called Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland, Oregon, Phoenix and Barcelona, Spain home. They are both bilingual and bi-cultural, having previously worked as marketing executives, business managers, in human resources, education and the law. Over the years, the Valenzuelas' have successfully managed the ranch through thick and thin, drought and abundance, helping make the ranch one of the most successful ranching enterprises in Sonora. The family's deep seated belief in living with nature and not at its expense has helped preserve this enchanting land much the same way as it has been for thousands of years.
The Rancho Los Baños Team consists of a collection of family, old and new school vaqueros, and American/European guides and personnel that, together, help make your stay a memorable, relaxing and thrilling experience. Rancho Los Baños is a tight-knit group that strives to provide great hospitality and top-notch service.