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ESCAPE to the L.C. Ranch , Gila NM

· Gila, Grant, New Mexico
8 acres hosted by Alex O.
3 RV sites
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Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
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Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
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Electrical, water, and sewage hookups are available at all sites.
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The L.C. Ranch was the second largest Cattle Ranch in American history. In its heyday around 1900 it was over one million acres. Today the cows are gone, along with the vast tracts of land and the cowboys that managed the herds. The Lyons and Campbell Ranch Headquarters remains as a time capsule of an era past. The extensive adobe compound includes the 27 room adobe mansion of Cattle Baron Tom Lyons and his wife Ida Campbell, along with the fabulous Old West Saloon, Jail, post office, bunkhouses, Theater and Chapel. In the summer months enjoy the great swimming pool, and in the spring and fall enjoy the Mimbres design hot tub. Our RV sites are closed in the winter, but our Airbnb apartments are closed in January only. The Theater has just added a video cinema system to its live performance capabilities. Think "movie night". There is a lot of history here, and for just $10/person you can take the 2 hour tour of the historic grounds. The L.C. Ranch is located in the tiny village of Gila, just 30 minutes from Silver City, right off U.S. 180 on NM Hwy 211. Learn more about this land:         Near Silver City, New Mexico, the Historic Lyons & Campbell ranch is in the tiny village of Gila in the lush Gila river valley in the otherwise arid Mountain Southwest. Dog Friendly!  (Cats? Not so much, better keep them inside your RV at all times).  This massive 60 room adobe compound dates from 1810, is one of the oldest houses in the southwest and was a million acre ranch, the second largest in America back in its heyday from 1880 to 1920, and includes a museum, theater, Old west Saloon, Chapel, jail and two apartments "Inn at the L.C. Ranch" in Gila, NM, available for short term rental on a!rbnb.      3-RV spots with full hookups, AND Wi-Fi.  20 or 30 amp, are $40 per night for up to 4 people. 50 amp for $50 per night and up to 6 people. Hook ups include sewer and water connections, and access to the swimming pool, Hot tub, Old west Saloon and Gallery.  Two night minimum.  Two group maximum, which means we will not book the third site unless it is with one of the first two sites booked.  Swimming pool is open May thru September, Hot tub is currently off-line due to rennovations.    NO FIREWORKS! Please!  We are relaxing our fire ban to allow charcoal or gas BBQs, and fully screened portable fire pits, if it is NOT windy.  We do not supply these. There is plenty of firewood here, but you will have to cut/break it to usable size.    The authentic old west Saloon, Historic Main House, Theater, Gallery, Jail are all available to tour, and for workshops, retreats, Weddings, groups etc. The two hour guided tour of the museum in the main house, the "adobe mansion" of Cattle Baron Tom Lyons, is $10 per person for RV guests.   The swimming pool and Lanai are located next to RV Site #1.  It will handle any size rig, 65'+, Big fifth wheels, Class A or C Motorhomes, no problem, back-in, has a little shade, but for now has only 30 amp temporary power, 3" sewer connection.  We will be upgrading this to 50/30 amp soon. The Lanai by the pool has BBQ, pizza oven, sink, refrigerator, music, games, horseshoes, croquet, darts...   The other two RV spots are a short walk away, about 150 feet.  Site #2 is good for up to 65', pull in, perfect for any size Motorhome or big rig, 50/30 amp. It also has its own shaded picnic area and picnic table. 4" sewer connection.  Site #3 has a full tree canopy over head, perfect for Class C or Travel trailers. 50/30 amp, water, 4" sewer and wi-fi.     The Mimbres design hot tub is located in the bath house between the two RV locations.  It is wood-fired and available on request. (currently off-line due to rennovations)  It takes all day to heat it up and it is NOT recommended on windy or freezing nights as it is quite exposed.   There is also a bathroom with flush toilet at the pool, along with fridge, BBQ, Wood fired pizza oven, misters and bar in the Lanai, and a guest laundry with an indoor shower nearby in the Spanish courtyard. There are additional bathrooms in the Saloon and the Theater.     Karaoke at night in the old west Saloon used to be a regular occurrence on weekends before covid, let's see if we can get that going again this summer. The Saloon is equipped for live music as well, with guitar and bass amps, P.A. and electronic drum kit. The Saloon as well as the entire property is BYOB. The Saloon is not open to the public and has no liquor license. We like it this way.      Wi-fi is available at all our RV sites, and is best in the Saloon and Gallery.  We have just installed new Wi-Fi extenders.  Cell phone service is sketchy, some people with Verizon or T-Mobile get service. It's best on the observation mound.  Discounts for longer stays...
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Gila, Grant, New Mexico, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Chiricahua Apache First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Alex O.Joined in June 2020
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 14 hours
68 ratings · 31 reviews
Dory P.recommends
October 24, 2023
Site 2 - Sunset Site, 30-50 Amp
Camped on the Ranch
We camped and loved the serenity! Heard cows moo, and Sandhill cranes call from a nearby field. A skunk ambled by a ways off. Our dog loved being off leash. Alex is very warm & friendly, as are his Newfies. We took his tour of the house & saloon and learned a ton about the history, and about his parents collection of antiques. The historic saloon is open to guests, and the 4 of us played cards there one night, enjoying the ambiance!
Philippe W.recommends
October 16, 2023
Site 2 - Sunset Site, 30-50 Amp
Good spot to explore the Gilas
The site was just as described and located under large elm trees that provided nice shading. The host was very pleasant and the availability of the saloon for our use an unexpected twist. This proved to be an excellent spot for us to explore the Gila Cliff Dwellings and the catwalk in Glenwood. Alex's recommendation to have dinner at the Buckhorn Saloon in Pinos Altos was spot on - great food and the live band was a plus.
Robert M.recommends
September 4, 2023
Site 1 - Lanai 30 amp
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My family and I were at both RV sites and everything was amazing Alex is one of the best and friendliest person u will ever meet and the setting was very nice and the pool is a plus if ur thinking of staying here don't think twice
Dennis R.recommends
August 29, 2023
Site 2 - Sunset Site, 30-50 Amp
Our stay at L&C Ranch in Gila, NM.
Peaceful setting and convenient location to explore this beautiful part of Southwest New Mexico. Alex is very willing to share a wealth of information about the historic Lyons and Campbell Ranch that in its heyday was spread over more than one-million acres. So much fun to explore the onsite saloon, theatre and museum. The sparkling pool was a nice bonus.
Eric N.recommends
July 27, 2023
Site 2 - Sunset Site, 30-50 Amp
Cottonwoods and New Mexico History
We stayed at the LC Ranch in July and so enjoyed the beautiful cottonwood canopy over us. This is a wonderful and unique spot. I’m hard-pressed to come up with a campsite with a more interesting history. By all means take advantage of the tour offered by Alex. It’s a fascinating look at the ranch’s history going back to its Spanish origins, HQ of the vast ranch and beyond.
Carolyn N.recommends
July 3, 2023
ESCAPE to the L.C. Ranch , Gila NM
We had great time and couldn’t have asked for a better location. The full hook up and shade trees made our stay so comfortable. We enjoyed the pool, saloon and theater. The owners are a delight. We are looking forward to coming back.
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