A taste of the old west. Located adjacent to Saguaro National Park, the setting is perfect for anyone looking for something out of the ordinary. This non-commercial facility has the feeling of being at home. Rocking M Ranch is owned and operated by Pam and Lou Mindes . Rocking M Ranch is a low profile operation catering to those looking for a place in the country, off the beaten path. The Rocking M Ranch is only about 3-4 miles to stores and restaurants in a country setting with no through traffic.
Rocking M Ranch facilities are designed for guests traveling with their own horses. Corrals and other amenities are provided with a nominal charge. Trail ride or hike into Saguaro National Park or Tucson Mountain Park. The Rocking M Ranch uses a guest house which has four bedrooms. Two bedrooms have private baths and two that share a bath. Queen beds are availalbe in the rooms with private baths. The two bedrooms which share a bath have twin beds in one room and a queen bed in the other. There is a small refrigerator, bar sink and microwave in the guest house. There is also a BBQ grill on the porch.
12 x 13 Covered pipe corrals with water for guest horses.
HORSE OWNERS - Arizona has legislation holding horse owners responsible for their own actions: ARS 12-553 . Limited liability of equine owners and owners of equine facilities; exception; definitions A. An equine owner or an agent of an equine owner who regardless of consideration allows another person to take control of an equine is not liable for an injury to or the death of the person if: 1. The person has taken control of the equine from the owner or agent when the injury or death occurs. 2. The person or the parent or legal guardian of the person if the person is under eighteen years of age has signed a release before taking control of the equine. 3. The owner or agent has properly installed suitable tack or equipment or the person has personally tacked the equine with tack the person owned, leased or borrowed. If the person has personally tacked the equine, the person assumes full responsibility for the suitability, installation and condition of the tack. 4. The owner or agent assigns the person to a suitable equine based on a reasonable interpretation of the person's representation of his skills, health and experience with and knowledge of equines. B. Subsection A does not apply to an equine owner or agent of the equine owner who is grossly negligent or commits willful, wanton or intentional acts or omissions. C. An owner, lessor or agent of any riding stable, rodeo ground, training or boarding stable or other private property that is used by a rider or handler of an equine with or without the owner's permission is not liable for injury to or death of the equine or the rider or handler. D. Subsection C does not apply to an owner, lessor or agent of any riding stable, rodeo ground, training or boarding stable or other private property that is used by a rider or handler of an equine if either of the following applies:
1. The owner, lessor or agent knows or should know that a hazardous condition exists and the owner, lessor or agent fails to disclose the hazardous condition to a rider or handler of an equine. 2. The owner, lessor or agent is grossly negligent or commits willful, wanton or intentional acts or omissions.
E. As used in this section: 1. "Equine" means a horse, pony, mule, donkey or ass. 2. "Release" means a document that a person signs before taking control of an equine from the owner or owner's agent and that acknowledges that the person is aware of the inherent risks associated with equine activities, is willing and able to accept full responsibility for his own safety and welfare and releases the equine owner or agent from liability unless the equine owner or agent is grossly negligent or commits willful, wanton or intentional acts or omissions.
TRAVELING ON A LIMITED BUDGET?
Rocking M Ranch is now offering a "NO BREAKFAST OPTION" with lower prices for those on a budget. Call or email for information on last minute opportunities.
Great Trails - Hikers anr horseback riders will enjoy miles and miles of tranquil trails in Saguaro National Park that are not crowded due to rural access point.
Wide Open Spaces - Abundant natural vegetation, majestic Saguaro Cacti, and desert creatures.
Located on approximately 10 acres adjacent to west unit of Saguaro National Park. Perfect site for nature lovers, hikers and horseback riders. Trail into the park accesses right from the property. Only a short distance to the freeway, access is easy to City of Tucson, Town of Marana and Oro Valley. Close to shopping, golf and visitor attractions.
Small non commercial facility operated by Pam and Louis Mindes since 1995.
The Rocking M Ranch
Located on the edge of Saguaro National Park West. Overnight boarding of horses, Bed and Breakfast, Vacation Rental, trail riding access to Saguaro National Park. Overnight stabling and horse boarding for guests.
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BED & BREAKFAST - EQUESTRIAN WAY STATION - VACATION RENTAL
Rocking M Ranch
6265 N Happy Trail
Tucson, Az 85743
520-444-0308 cellular Lou
520-444-0306 cellular Pam
800-588-2457 toll freeDD