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Robertson Horse Sales
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 4 0 0 24 hour monitoring 4 0 0
Friendliness of host 4 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 4 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 4 0 0 Facilities as represented 4 0 0
Security of facilities 4 0 0 Overall satisfaction 4 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 4 0 0 Total Scores 36 0 0
Comments: One of the best and reasonably priced on the road! Plenty of room for trucks & Rigs!". . . (4/6/10) - "I booked Walt here on a recommendation. This facility is easy access, ALWAYS clean, neat as a pin and safe. This time we had a bonus! As horse haulers, we have to contact our clients daily. Sunday we got to tell them we took their "kids" to Easter Services at Cowboy Church. They got a HUGE kick out of that. This is not just a horse hotel, it is friends & family type friendly and helpful.Walt even ran into old friends there from the '80's! It is just THAT kind of place, and we're grateful for it. Proud to recommend it to haulers OR travelers alike.". . . (12/11/10) - "We have sent 50 horses east to Florida and this has been a fabulous find for us. A good 600 miles + from Santa Barbara and a very good place to stop overnight on our trips to FL. Lots of very clean stalls on both trips . Easy on and off Hwy. 10. Mr & Mrs Robertson will take care of you and your valuable animals.. Steve C.". . . (5/19/14) - "Mr. Robertson was a fantastic host! He provided us with a late entry, right off the interstate, well lit facilities, great big stalls, clean water, shavings/manure pile for us to clean our trailer, restrooms, hay, and good old fashioned friendly help from a fellow horseman. We definitely recommend and will use every time we're through the area!!!"

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Jackpot Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 2 0 0 24 hour monitoring 2 0 0
Friendliness of host 2 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 2 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 2 0 0 Facilities as represented 2 0 0
Security of facilities 2 0 0 Overall satisfaction 2 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 2 0 0 Total Scores 18 0 0
Comments: (5/17/11) - "Shorty, the manager, was terrific and catered to our every need. Facility was super clean and taken care of well. I'd return there anytime.". . . (4/15/12) - "After a disappointing stop over at the Kiva horse motel in Bernardo, New Mexico, I booked an overnight at the Jackpot Ranch on my way to Wickenburg where I hoped to find winter accommodations. I ended up staying at the Jackpot Ranch for the entire winter and plan on returning next year. It is truly heaven on earth here at the ranch. Immaculate grounds, spacious corrals, barns and pastures surrounded by mountains, endless riding in the Verde Valley and surrounding high mt. desert. Shorty, the ranch manager, is extremely accommodating and informative showing guests the many trails from the ranch and within a short drive. The ambiance of the ranch is unsurpassed with 2 large ponds, teepees, game room, playground, petting zoo, huge arena and round pen all meticulously maintained. Awesome place for a winter, overnight, family reunion or even a wedding venue. 5 star all the way!"

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Full Circle Ranch Bed & Breakfast Inn
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 1 0 0 24 hour monitoring 1 0 0
Friendliness of host 1 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 1 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 1 0 0 Facilities as represented 1 0 0
Security of facilities 1 0 0 Overall satisfaction 1 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 1 0 0 Total Scores 9 0 0
Comments: (2/8/12) - "I loved staying at the Full Circle Ranch Bed and Breakfast/Horse Motel in Cave Creek, Arizona. Sherrie made my stay there with my horse more amazing than what I ever dreamed or expected--her awesome breakfasts every morning were absolutely beautiful and tasty, and something we all looked forward to every day--she is such a talented baker! Also, it was beautiful to sit at her table and look out at the beautiful pool and spa, and the peaceful surroundings. The horse stalls are huge and immaculate, as well as being very comfortable--my horse was very happy too! The trails are amazing--I stayed there for a week and found a new and exciting trail to go on every day, either along the Maricopa Trail, the Cave Creek Regional Park, or the Spur Cross Mountain Area Preserve. Everything was absolutely wonderful! I found great tranquility, peace, and much happiness staying at the Full Circle Ranch with my horse. Also, it is immaculate, warm, and inviting. I have to ment ion that the aroma of fresh-baked goodies every afternoon to come back to after trail riding was wonderful. Thank you, Sherrie, for making my horse vacation more than I ever expected it to be. I will definitely be back next year and many years to come!"

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Rocking AW Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 1 0 0 24 hour monitoring 1 0 0
Friendliness of host 1 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 1 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 1 0 0 Facilities as represented 1 0 0
Security of facilities 1 0 0 Overall satisfaction 1 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 1 0 0 Total Scores 9 0 0
Comments: (3/17/14) - "My wife and I were traveling in a 28 ft. 4 horse LQ with 3 horses. The property was everything you could want; tack room, feed room, large stalls, round pen and very large turn out so the kids could roll and romp after riding. You can ride out her drive and travel for miles in many different directions. The grounds are landscaped beautifully; fire pit, barbecue grill and the veranda has a sign, "Mi Casa Su Casa". You could not ask for a better host and Anne knows horses. We had planned on staying a couple of days and stayed 3 weeks. Looking forward to returning next year. Dennis and Doris Brown."

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And The Horse You Rode In On Overnight Stabling
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 1 0 0 24 hour monitoring 1 0 0
Friendliness of host 1 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 1 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 1 0 0 Facilities as represented 1 0 0
Security of facilities 1 0 0 Overall satisfaction 1 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 1 0 0 Total Scores 9 0 0
Comments: (5/29/13) - "This was a great overnight stop for us, our 4 horses and 3 leashed dogs. We were tired and dusty after a long day of travel and the hosts were kind and helpful. We all appreciated our rest there and the views are wonderful. We would go back again anytime."

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Triangle T Guest Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 1 0 0 24 hour monitoring 1 0 0
Friendliness of host 1 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 1 0 0 Facilities as represented 1 0 0
Security of facilities 1 0 0 Overall satisfaction 1 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 1 0 0 Total Scores 8 1 0
Comments: (11/25/12) - "I had no horses with me but I stopped into this facility for lunch in their saloon/cafe and I visited with the manager and roamed around the property. This facility has been in existence for many years and is rich in history, is less than two minutes from I-10 and is in a beautiful "rugged western" setting. Many wetern movies have been filmed here and the property is clean and well maintained. There seems to be plenty of room for large rigs. The stalls are large, open stalls and were clean and secure. The saloon is open on a limited basis so be sure to ask about food availability or bring your own as the facility is about 10 miles east of the town of Benson so not real near to restaurants.

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Crockett Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 3 0 0 24 hour monitoring 3 0 0
Friendliness of host 3 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 2 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 3 0 0 Facilities as represented 3 0 0
Security of facilities 3 0 0 Overall satisfaction 3 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 3 0 0 Total Scores 26 1 0
Comments: (12/10/11) - "What a wonderful facility. Will be back through next time we travel.". . . (12/16/12) - "We stayed here at Crockett Ranch on our way to OKC and again on the way back with our two horses and LQ trailer. Cathy was very nice, made sure we had everything we needed. Electric for our LQ was easy access. Plenty of parking and large area to turn around. Super quiet for us and the horses!". . . (9/3/13) - "Cathy was a great hostess, leading our rig to large clean pens & directing us to a parking space. We'll definitely stop in again when we come back to AZ! Wish we hadn't been a little too late to catch rodeo action ;-)!"

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MCS Stables
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 33 2 0 24 hour monitoring 33 2 0
Friendliness of host 35 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 33 1 1
Cleanliness of facilities 35 0 0 Facilities as represented 35 0 0
Security of facilities 35 0 0 Overall satisfaction 35 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 35 0 0 Total Scores 309 5 1
Comments: (Editor's Comments: Due to the large amount of feedback we have received on this facility, all of it positive, we've posted only the more recent comments. We thank everybody who has sent in so many nice comments.)
(12/23/08) - "Beautiful place, great and easy manager to work with. Couldn't have asked for anything more. Took us in with just a couple hours notice, trusted us to leave the fee when no one was around when we pulled out. All around, a perfect horse motel. Would definitely stay there again. THANKS DAVE!! You made a long trip for us very easy through Arizona. -Sheri and Brad.". . . (8/1/09) - "Super accommodating! Very professional. Easy access! Will recommend to fellow traveling barrel racers.". . . (12/6/09) - "Host was great. Made sure my horses were comfortable. Helped load an reluctant loader the next day, checked on my horses at night for me. Felt really good leaving the horses overnight. Hotels and restaurants are very close. Easy to find as well.". . . (6/2/10) - "My daughter and five horses stayed here last night. After unexpected delays, she arrived around 11:00 pm. Jeff was there to meet her upon her arrival and departure the next morning. The facilities and the treatment she received were great. I want to express my appreciation for making her stay a pleasant one. Dick Beck, owner of www.horsemotel.com". . . (10/2/10) - "Only made an hour layover, unfortunately, because it was beautiful. The owners were friendly and our horse, dogs and us humans enjoyed the leg stretch.". . . (5/17/11) - "{The owners} were extremely helpful and attentive to our needs. Went above expectations to make us comfortable.". . . (6/20/11) - "Bonnie and Rod were great hosts; couldn't been any better. Thanks again. Well Fargo Stagecoach outrider.". . . (7/6/11) - "We were greeted with a smile and after a check of our traveling papers we were almost family. A pleaseure to put our horse up for the night. We had been traveling for two days in summer heat and our horse was not drinking. Bonnie immediately filled his trough with fresh water. He did drink a little after a few minutes. Previously she had raked down (looked more like swept) the outdoor pen and wiped down the rails with chlorox. In the morning (6 AM) she was on duty and checking livestock. After a farewell and safe travel bon voyage from Bonnie we were on our way. I highly recommend this facility to anyone. Come for the night or stay for the week. There are 1000's of acres of forest land to ride. Saddle up and enjoy.". . . (7/31/11) - "Stayed at facility twice in June/July. Hosts are very helpful and friendly. Beautiful facility. Wild elk herd grazing in nearby pasture each evening. Will make a point to return on vacation.". . . (9/26/11) - "We deeply appreciated the quality of our experience at MCS Stables. The equine accommodations were clean and safe (not to mention beautiful), and the hosts were both warm and welcoming and immensely professional. We felt completely safe and happy to leave our equines in the care of MCS's managers. We also enjoyed the convenience of MCS's location - very close to the motels and restaurants of Flagstaff. All in all, an outstanding horse-motel experience.". . . (11/11/11) - "Oh yes! I will stay here again and again and AGAIN! Hope to make it back out to Flagstaff summer 2012 and would like to stay a month. LOVELY place. Well maintained. Arenas very nicely groomed. 200 herd of Elk in the back field. Wow! Trails all over for mountain biking, running or trail riding your horse (I did all 3). YUMMY HAY PROVIDED IN BOARD! This place is so fantastic folks from Phoenix board their horses up here in the dead heat of summer. I can't sing the praises of place enough. Can wait to see you guys again! Was here Aug 2011 and can't wait to come back!". . . (1/10/12) - "The staff was very helpful and friendly. Also, they were extremely accommodating to my party's late arrival. I would definitely stay there again!". . . (3/21/12) - "Very nice people and wonderful place to stall our mules.". . . (5/15/12) - "Great stay, super helpful folks and great facilities. Thank you.". . . (8/21/12) - "Excellent service. Easy to get in and out of. Hotels and food are 2 miles from the stables. Highly recommend, coming from a very picky horse owner.". . . (1/26/13) - "This was my first time hauling LONG distance, and my first stop on my way from Yucaipa, CA to Tennessee. To top it off, I was hauling my friends horses! This was the best stop on my trip. I was greeted as I came in, directed where to go, helped with electricy hook up, and settling my horses in. We were done with "chores"; horses happy and munching, trailer cleaned out and we were sitting with an adult beverage before the sun went down. This first experience opened my eyes to the true pleasures of hauling, and is the mark I compare them all to now. Thanks again for a great stay. (08/2012).". . . (5/20/13) - "A little out of the way but worth it. Rustic setting that didn't look impressive at first but felt we like we were camping in the mountains near home. Elk came 50 yards behind our trailers! Access to trails a few feet away. Great service! Could actually be a destination for a week or so!". . . (10/30/13) - "We stayed here after a bad night in Amarillo. This is heaven! We turned our horses out into a large arena. Bonnie had all the stalls ready with fresh shavings and water. Our horses had nice large stalls. Easy access to highway, yet off the road and feels completely safe for all of us. We will stay here anytime we can!!! Very nice!!!"

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Summer Sage Stables
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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Gotno Morgan Guest Ranch, LLC
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 3 0 0 24 hour monitoring 3 0 0
Friendliness of host 3 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 3 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 3 0 0 Facilities as represented 3 0 0
Security of facilities 3 0 0 Overall satisfaction 3 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 3 0 0 Total Scores 27 0 0
Comments: (2/27/06) - "Deb and Ben and all their friends welcomed us and our horses like long lost friends. We had such a good time there from the riding in the desert to the singers around the fire. They greeted us when we got there very late and said goodbye when we left very early. I was a little worried because there was not much for entertainment but we never missed it. We had such a good time riding and visiting with everybody that shopping was way down on our list of fun things to do. Don't miss this place if you love to ride.". . .(4/30/06) - "Very nice facility, lots of room for horses to exercise after a very long ride. Owners, very friendly and accommodating. Nice 5th wheel to sleep in. Close to town, great Greek resturant!". . . (4/25/11) - "Fabulous place to RV and board our horses. We are happy to be going back for our 3rd time next winter. Ben and Deb are awesome hosts!"

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James & Amanda Torres
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 2 0 0 24 hour monitoring 2 0 0
Friendliness of host 2 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 1 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 2 0 0 Facilities as represented 2 0 0
Security of facilities 2 0 0 Overall satisfaction 2 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 2 0 0 Total Scores 17 1 0
Comments: (5/19/14) - "We were accommodated with a late arrival, big covered pens, water, and friendly folks!". . . (6/24/14) - "This is the nicest horse facility we have ever had the horses stay at. It was immaculate with separated stalls so there is no chance of contact with another horse and professionally run by a former Grand Prix rider. My horses immediately relaxed and ate and drank well while there were there. You cannot find a nicer place for your horses stay."

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Blake Ranch RV Park & Horse Motel
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 28 0 0 24 hour monitoring 28 0 0
Friendliness of host 28 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 28 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 28 0 0 Facilities as represented 28 0 0
Security of facilities 28 0 0 Overall satisfaction 28 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 28 0 0 Total Scores 251 1 0
Comments: (Editor's Comments: Due to the large amount of feedback we have received on this facility, all of it positive, we've posted only the more recent comments. We thank everybody who has sent in so many nice comments.)
(8/27/07) - ". . . This facility was exceptionally clean, quiet, and safe for both horses and humans. I called the ranch to reserve space about 20 minutes before we arrived. The horse stall was ready with fresh shavings and a full clean barrel of water. They let me hose off the horse (we had been traveling for over 10 hours in the Nevada desert), and let her roll and play in their round pen. My horse is a good traveler, but can be a little picky about the water. She really liked their well water and I didn't have to add any type of flavorings to get her to drink. The park was well thought out in the design - the spots for my giant living quarters trailer were all pull-thrus. We could see the horse stall from our trailer. The space had a tree and a picnic table. The shower rooms were very large and very clean. The park is up a small hill from a really big truck stop and I-40, but was quiet. We slept with the windows open and did not hear any traffic noise. It was also cooler than we expected. Blake Ranch is so much better than staying at the county fairgrounds!!!". . .(9/9/07) - "A first class operation. Friendly, competent staff that responded to my requests for reservations in a timely manner. The corral was pre-prepared for my arrival, clean with fresh shavings. The corrals are new, secure and most important in Arizona, well shaded and with a cool roof. A clean round pen available for exercise. The RV sites are nearby, clean and level, graveled with no dust. That in and of itself is an accomplishment in Arizona. The best bathrooms and showers ever seen in a horse motel/RV site. All in all, a very postitive experience."(9/28/07) - "Nice place to lay over close to CA boarder.". . .(10/11/07) - "Easy to find. Very nice place to stay. Very friendly folks to greet you and make you feel welcomed!". . .(2/25/08) - "The horses were comfortable in safe outdoor pens with a roof to protect them from the weather. I would advise you to have blankets with you because nights can be cold. The RV accommodations were very nice with wonderful clean, hot showers.". . .(10/14/08) - "The service was perfect! Lots of help when we arrived and the stalls were nice, a big round pen for turning out the horses too! Will Stop here again!". . . (1/13/09) - "Service and courtesy the way it used to - and should - be! Despite the extremely cold weather, we were met with very warm greetings - even though we arrived much later than planned and everyone was extremely courteous and helpful. After I realized I had forgotten the convertor plug for the RV site and the office was closed, I took a chance and knocked on the office door. Thankfully, the office staff opened up and sold me the plug I needed (which was much cheaper than I expected) and even came by a few minutes later to check. When our trailer heater unexpectedly quit (no good time for that in any winter), we were offered a temporary heater to last us through the night. If you folks were any kinder, you'd be family! Thank you so much for a wonderful visit.". . . (3/5/09) - "We would like to thank Max for getting out of his warm bed to get us situated at the wee hours of the morning! We had an unfortunate accident on the highway on our way out of California. Max was there to greet us and get us safely tucked away for the night! What a wonderful place for horses, dogs and humans!". . . (1/18/11) - "Everyone was very kind and helpful. Certainly recommend Blake Ranch for short term stop-over ... enjoyed horse riding from site.". . . (8/24/11) - "(A special thanks to Rick and Peggy from the administrator of horsemotel.com) - I recently had a fuel pump fail on my pickup truck in the vicinity of the Blake Ranch RV Park & Horse Motel. Knowing Rick and Peggy's facility was nearby, and having promised to stop by and visit them during one of my frequent trips past their place, I limped my way to their horse motel. I not only had the opportunity to finally meet Rick and Peggy but I was able to repair my truck. Rick and Peggy are super people and they have a great place that is very convenient to I-40. It's clean and well laid out. It's a bit far from Kingman but they have a nice convenience store with a wide variety of food and beverages. I didn't have horses but Rick gave me a tour of his facility and the stalls are strong and well maintained and he offers a cabin and/or full RV hookups. The best part of my visit was how much fun it was to meet them both and how accommodating they were to me. Thanks for all your help, Rick and Peggy - the microwaved, pre-made Philly Cheese Steak sandwich was great. Dick Beck". . . (6/18/12) - "Rented the rustic cabin also. Great horse facilities, nice people, very helpful. Would stay here again.". . . (5/20/13) - "POSITIVE does not BEGIN to describe our experience! They were waiting for our arrival with fresh water and sawdust. We were checked on MULTIPLE times through our short stay to be sure we had everything we needed. Hosts really went out of their way. We will DEFINITELY stay here again if we are in the area!". . . (8/14/13) - "This is an amazing place. Great horse facilities including use of a round pen upon unloading and off leash fenced areas for dogs traveling with us. The facilities for the humans was really nice also. When traveling with horses again, will plan route to stay here again.". . . (5/3/14) - "Thank you for a great overnight. Loved the little bunkhouse. Thank you for having a round pen to let my horse stretch out his legs. Best of luck to you."

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Misty Sunrise Ranch, LLC
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 3 0 0 24 hour monitoring 3 0 0
Friendliness of host 3 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 2 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 3 0 0 Facilities as represented 2 0 1
Security of facilities 3 0 0 Overall satisfaction 3 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 2 0 0 Total Scores 25 1 1
Comments: (1/18/11) - "Great hospitality of owners and surrounding community! Because of weather, didn't have opportunity to ride vast surrounding open area. Only down-side was payment for full hook-up but only electric available ... would definitely go back again and recommend.". . . (10/16/12) - "Misty Sunrise Ranch was great, it is located out of town, very peaceful, lots of places to ride our horses. Our hosts were wonderful, we left our horses with them while we went to Las Vegas for 4 days and they received great care. We would stay again.". . . (5/2/13) - "We spent the winter of 2012-2013 and had such an awesome time we are going to be spending the winter of 2013-2014 with Lucy and Gil also. Thanks for an awesome winter."

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Two Bit Horse Co.
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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DDG Horse Hotel
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 2 0 0 24 hour monitoring 2 0 0
Friendliness of host 2 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 2 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 2 0 0 Facilities as represented 2 0 0
Security of facilities 2 0 0 Overall satisfaction 2 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 2 0 0 Total Scores 18 0 0
Comments: (2/7/13) - "My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting the DD Gamble Guest Lodge in January 2013. We pulled our LQ Horse Trailer with two horses, two dogs and {we ate} with our hosts in the comfortable lodge. Our experience could not have been better. Our hosts, Alicia and Tom, are well educated, traveled and enjoyable to have a conversation with. Out trail riding was right out of the lodge into Horseshoe Canyon which was filled with giant Mesquite trees and beautiful. The meals served were wonderful and we highly recommend! A true vacation for all!". . . (2/10/13) - "The D D Gamble is a fun, safe place to stay and ride. I recommend that you have dinner with your hosts upon your arrival. It is a very reasonable price and a chance to dine with some great people. The riding is almost endless and beautiful."

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Lost Cowboy Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 10 1 0 24 hour monitoring 9 1 0
Friendliness of host 11 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 9 2 0
Cleanliness of facilities 11 0 0 Facilities as represented 11 0 0
Security of facilities 11 0 0 Overall satisfaction 11 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 11 0 0 Total Scores 95 4 0
Comments: (11/11/11) - " What a great Place! Susan and Brian are such nice people and full of good information. We had a great time with them. Arizona is great in the winter and Susan and Brian have great riding areas right from their ranch. They made us feel so welcome and their ranch is first class!". . . (1/17/12) - "Wow! Where can I start with a facility as good as this?! This couple was very welcoming, returned phone calls promptly, showed me trails by riding with me, were wonderful about my having a dog with me, did extra in caring for my horses and me, treated me like they appreciated my visit... I could go on and on. I look forward to staying again in the future, this time for an extended period of time. I loved staying here!". . . (2/8/12) - "Lost Cowboy Ranch was AWESOME! Brian and Susan Bowers are the REAL DEAL! They thought of and did way, way, more than I ever expected! I have to mention that on the morning of my checkout, they both volunteered to get up at 5:30 a.m. to check and fill all 10 of my tires to make sure they were fit for the road (which they were NOT as they had all lost some air on the trip down from Oregon). I knew I was going to be safe getting home, and I even saved about $100 on gas getting home, which was a huge savings! Susan even made coffee for me that morning and for my thermos, to help me get on my way in style. I didn't want to leave! The facility is immaculate, and my horse and I were extremely happy there. The scenery is beautiful, the trail riding in the Tonto National Foreset is amazing (they even took me on trail rides down to the Verde River and out to the McDowell Mountains, and enjoyed doing it!). On my arrival date, Susan took me out on her "Ranger" to show me many various trails and "stepovers" that I could venture out on. I have already reserved my spot for next year, and plan on going there every single year. Also, I just have to say that Susan and Brian are two of the most caring, helpful, accommodating, professional, and good-hearted people that I have ever met. They love what they do, and it shows! I feel like I am a part of their family, and made forever friends! Whatever you do, do NOT miss going to the Lost Cowboy Ranch, a little piece of heaven on earth.". . . (2/22/12) - "Brian & Susan are extremely friendly and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. They have the gift of hospitality. Huge arena. Beautiful and plentiful trail riding. Gorgeous views. Quiet, relaxing, and private. If you need something they do everything they can to accommodate you. We have made new friends and hope to return.". . . (3/30/13) - "We enjoyed 2 visits in March, 2013 and the hosts were wonderful -- very helpful & knowledgeable -- they made every aspect of our visits enjoyable. The round pen and arena are both kept up very well & we really appreciated trail rides including one to the Verde River. Views to the mountains from our campsite were beautiful and we both enjoyed riding in the washes and on nearby dirt roads. We're looking forward to visiting again next year!". . . (4/14/13) - "My husband and I stayed at the Lost Cowboy Ranch for nine weeks and it was a wonderful experience. The Bowers were great hosts and helped us out with exploring the surroundings and getting around the area. We will be returning next year and would definitely recommend a stay at Lost Cowboy Ranch for a week, or months. Great for your horses as well. Always kept clean and stalls were sizeable, plus the arena and of course, the roping and sorting was a lot of fun. Neighbors were so friendly and helpful, too. Loved it there.". . . (12/12/13) - "Thank you for your dog-friendly welcome. Even with our "old guys" needing to work out some "discussions" all went smoothly as your attitude and calm assurance that "dogs usually work these things out" made our stay especially easy to enjoy all other fun activities. Well see you agin in Feb 2014.". . . (1/20/14) - "Great place to stay. The owners were very helpful and responded to any questions or concerns. Very clean and well kept. Susan took us out on trail and showed us some great rides. There is also lots of riding right from the ranch. Lots of space per campsite which is a real plus compared to some locations. Pens were secure and well designed.". . . (2/10/14) - "Had a wonderful time here and am coming back next year.". . . (2/12/14) - "Great place, friendly hosts, wonderful trails right out of the driveway. Loved it, will be back.". . . (4/4/14) - "Please see additional comments on FB. This was a wonderful place to stay, so much so we intend to re-visit next year. These proprietors aim to please in every way to make the visit comfortable, safe, and enjoyable."

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Rio Rancho Verde
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 14 0 0 24 hour monitoring 14 0 0
Friendliness of host 14 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 14 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 14 0 0 Facilities as represented 14 0 0
Security of facilities 14 0 0 Overall satisfaction 14 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 14 0 0 Total Scores 126 0 0
Comments: (9/22/09) - "What an incredible find! I can't believe this is 20 minutes from Scottsdale - the views are spectacular, the riding is breathtaking and there's more trails than we could ride in a month in both the National Forest and Granite Mountain Preserve, right outside the back gate. The owners were friendly, accommodating, knew a lot about the area and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. The ranch itself is huge, very well done (the barn is nicer than most houses!)and the location is phenomenal. We would definitely be back!". . . (1/18/10) - "A superlative experience - Carmela and Joe run a top notch place, are caring and helpful hosts. I used Rancho Rio Verde twice in one trip, and was impressed both times. Beautiful place, excellent access to trails. Highly recommended.". . . (4/4/10) - "Fantastic horse motel. Your horse (s) will be treated wonderfully. The owners of the stable, Carmela and Joe, showed us many trails to go on. They were so welcoming and helpful. The property/stable is next to the national forest, so no need to trailer your horse (s). We could not have asked for more... and the price was right! A must if you need to stable your horse(s) in Scottsdale.". . . (2/1/11) - "We stayed over New Years 2011 in the Bunkhouse and with horses. I can highly recommend Rio Rancho Verde! Carmela and Joe are fabulous, friendly hosts. Additionally, both horse and human accommodations were comfortable, clean and just right! Hundreds of scenic trails for all level of riders literally out the back gate. Plenty of trailer/rig parking. Can't wait to return.". . . (3/18/11) - "Carmela and Joe are the best hosts ever. I felt welcome, very comfortable and safe from the minute I got there. They gave me very good directions for getting there and for the trails. All their suggestions for restaurants and other things to do were great, too. Beautiful place, great accommodations for the horses and the best desert riding you'll find anywhere. I was there for 4 weeks and the time just flew by and I didn't want to leave. Carmela and Joe were also very welcoming to my daughter and her friend when they came for a surprise visit and stayed in the bunkhouse. Thank you Carmela and Joe! I will be back.". . . (3/21/11) - "This place is an absolute horse lovers dream! The trails are incredible, right out of the campgroud. We rode a different trail every day for a week and hated to leave since there were so many more we didn't get to. Sunsets and sunrises are postcard perfect. It is quiet and removed from city life and surrounded by beautiful desert. The owners are the nicest people and couldn't have been more accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed their company. Just a great place . . . we'll be back!". . . (3/31/11) - "The views are spectular 360 degrees. The riding is perfect for all kinds of riders and horses as you are open to all options on how challenging or easy you want to make it. The ranch is immaculate; Joe and Carm are friendly, with helpfull info on all you can do. You can leave for a day of shopping in Scottsdale and rest assured you horses will be comfortable and safe!". . . (4/25/11) - "Joe and Carmella are wonderful hosts. The riding right off the property is terrific. They have an incredible facility. Superclean, with awesome views. Have been there twice, would definitely go again!". . . (1/17/12) - "Absolutely beautiful facility with nice stalls and comfortable area for RVs. Hosts were very helpful and informative. Picture perfect location.". . . (3/5/12) - "Wow... what a GREAT place. Joe & Carmela are awesome. As were all of their guests & critters. Love the horse accommodations & the fact that dogs are welcome. We were met upon arrival. Got TONS of help parking the rig, getting horses & humans settled & help with departure. I cannot say enough kind things.". . . (9/4/12) - "We have stayed at Rio Verde every year for many years and love it. The hosts are knowledgable and friendly and the accommodations for both horses and us are great. The bunk house is charming and right near the horses, the views are breathtaking and the whole desert experience is fabulous. Also close to restaurants and sights. Great experience!". . . (3/5/13) - "Loved my visit at Rancho Rio Verde. Carmela and Joe are wonderful, knowledgeable and so welcoming. I felt at home right away! The bunkhouse was charming and immaculate. The riding was remote and beautiful. Fantastic experience!". . . (7/10/13) - "We have stayed here for two weeks every year for the last 6 years. Joe and Carmela are enthusiast hosts and between them, they pretty much know everything about everything! What a joyful and beautiful place. Can't wait to go back. Lisa and Loren Skyhorse.". . . (3/31/14) - "Words can't begin to describe this beautiful ranch! Hosts Carmela & Joe provide a desert paradise for their guests. A group of us occupied the trailer sites and bunkhouse. Sites were roomy and near the barns. The bunkhouse is gorgeous and far larger than it appears in the photos. The barns, stalls & runs are as immaculately maintained as the rest of the property. The riding is spectacular and Joe provided us with directions and descriptions of various trails which are all accessed from the ranch. We had only one complaint . . . We wished we could have stayed longer!!"

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Tonto Mountain Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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Tombstone RV & Horse Park
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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Stewart & Betsy Runner's Horse Motel, RV Park and Arena
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 10 0 0 24 hour monitoring 10 0 0
Friendliness of host 10 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 10 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 10 0 0 Facilities as represented 10 0 0
Security of facilities 10 0 0 Overall satisfaction 10 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 10 0 0 Total Scores 90 0 0
Comments: (3/4/02) - "These folks were the kind you'd like to have for neighbors, friendly and helpful. Big, clean pens for the horses, a nice arena or miles of desert for riding.". . .(5/21/02) - "We had a wonderful stay. Nice facilities, easy access from I-10, and easy to find. Be prepared to spend some time with Stewart and Betsy. They are as friendly and as nice as can be. Great hosts. Small motel nearby and a nice local cafe with good food and great pie.". . .(12/21/02) - "Stewart was great, even though we called him Steve! Treated us like friends. Stewart is retired & involved heavily in roping, with a lot of other retired folks nearby. Wish we could have stayed for a demo. Hope to stop there again.". . . (2/17/03) - "Betsy and Stewart are very warm and friendly and are extremely accommodating. They made our time with them very fun and relaxing. We never had a single worry about our RV or our horses. They were always willing to help with anything we needed and the facilities are clean and well kept. I would highly recommend them to anyone.". . .(8/16/03) - "Our first experience at a horse motel was excellent due to the host and hostess. Thank you.". . .(1/14/06) - "Stewart and Betsy made our last minute stay at their place very helpful and homely. Stewart gave great directions to his facility and was more than helpful to get us settled in for the night. It made our move to Florida a bit more stressfree. Thanks again Stewart.". . . (6/4/10) - "Stewart and Betsy are AWESOME! Very friendly and accomodating. We came in rather late in the evening, but no worries. They made sure we were well taken care of before they turned in. We needed their smiles after an exhausting day!". . . (5/21/12) - "We echo the comments of all who posted here. We definitely appreciated the welcome and the cold beverage. They had us set up right next to their house with full hook-up and Rio had a good night's sleep as well. The next morning we enjoyed coffee with Betsy & Stewart before we hit the road to our end destination. We definitely recommend their facility for overnight and longer if you've a mind to stay. We wish them luck in their endeavor and will stay again. Definitely will be sharing their location for all who might be traveling their way.". . . (1/5/14) - "We were traveling from East TX back to CA and wanted to break up the trip for both us and our horse. We also wanted to be on the west side of Phoenix to make the drive through Riverside and LA easier the next day. Stewart was very accommodating and returned our phone call within minutes (even though he was busy with roping!). His facility is close to Interstate 10, but could be a little difficult to find if after sunset. Even though we got there before dark, Stewart drove out to meet us just to be sure! He is just a delight, full of stories and knows his horses! The stalls are more than adequate and very clean! If you have a rig, there are hookups available just a few steps from your horse. We look forward to seeing Stewart again on our next trip through AZ."

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Rocking M Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 1 0 24 hour monitoring 1 0 0
Friendliness of host 1 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 1 0 0 Facilities as represented 1 0 0
Security of facilities 1 0 0 Overall satisfaction 1 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 1 0 0 Total Scores 7 2 0
Comments: (1/31/13) - "Despite a challenging location for the first drive into the facility, the hosts were very kind and helpful. We set up camp near our horses and had a lovely ride in the desert that made our cross country trip memorable. Thank you for a lovely stay!"

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Connemara Ranch
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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Smashing Investments
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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