ARIVACA, ARIZONA: rich in history, natural beauty and friendly people
Cozy Cottage in Arivaca Arizona, Located at the Universal Ranch RV Village Great Place to spend a day, week, or the wholes season, summers are cooler here so its a great escape from the Phoenix Heat, located in Southern Arizona we sit in a valley surrounded by Mountains, you can enjoy fishing, hunting, hiking , bird watching , atv riding, and exploring Ghost town Like Ruby , Arivaca is a very peaceful place with everything you need in small doses.
Arivaca is located 60 miles south of Tucson through some of the most stunning scenery in Arizona. Quaint and quirky, the area is a geological, ecological and cultural treasure.
Surrounded by mountain ranges Arivaca is a birding hotspot with the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in the center of town. Arivaca Lake is six miles down Ruby Road, enroute to the ghost town of Ruby. ( Cool Place) Arivaca Creek and Mustang Trail provide hiking with abundant birds and wildlife. You can visit Crystal Mountain where crystals are found right on the ground. There are so many places to see.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 25% off
The vibe at Historic Arivaca AZ
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Take a leisurely 23 mile drive from the small town of Amado to the property, winding through rolling grassland with the San Luis Mountains and Las Guijas Mountains in the distance. The drive is doable for all types of cars (I drive a Chevy Malibu and had no problem), however the roads are impassable after a flood so make sure to check the weather before your trip.
The drive from the highway to the property is straightforward, but do know that, since Arivaca is only 11 miles from the Mexican border, there is a border checkpoint you have to stop at when you leave. If you're traveling internationally make sure you have your passport.
Ebonny and Jim, the property managers, are so kind and helpful! They made me, my husband, and our two dogs feel at home in their cozy desert house-trailer. Arivaca offers plenty of things to-do, and Ebonny and Jim left pamphlets of info about many of those things on the kitchen table.
One of my favorites parts of this property is how pet-friendly it is. There is another dog on the property, Chica, who is super friendly. The house-trailer has a small gated area out front for pups to hang out in, allowing your furry friends to stretch their legs after a long car ride.
If you're looking to see a different side of Arizona away from the tourist traps, this is a great place to go.