"Inn at the LC".. Stay at the Historic Lyons & Campbell Ranch Headquarters, the oldest house in southern New Mexico or Arizona, in the well appointed "Main Bunkhouse", in secluded Gila, NM. Not a "dude" or working ranch, but an Historic glimpse into the legendary million acre cattle empire where Cattle Baron Tom Lyons and wife Ida Campbell lived their lavish lives.
The "Main Bunkhouse" is a newly renovated, well appointed accommodation perfect for two couples, or a large family up to 7 people. Two Bedrooms, the back bedroom with King Size four-post bed, the first bedroom with a Queen and single, and a very comfortable pull out couch in the huge living room accommodate a large group or family. Air conditioned, full kitchen, Satellite TV, 3 private bathrooms, the back bedroom's bathroom with Jacuzzi. Once you're settled in, time to check out the Ranch. A New Mexico Historic Site, and on the National Registry of Historic Places, The National Park Service, in their publication "The Cattleman's Empire" described the million acre L & C as "Overshadowing all other ranching operations in the Southwest", and “The L.C. remains as one of the last surviving Great Ranch Houses of the Old West”. The Lyons and Campbell Ranch Headquarters is a 60 room, 8 acre, Adobe compound that today includes a 27 room Main House, Saloon, Jail, Wedding Chapel, Theatre, Gallery, Bunkhouse, Bath house with large wood-fired communal Hot Tub, Swimming Pool and Lanai with wood burning brick pizza oven and BBQ. (Bath house, Hot Tub, Swimming Pool and pizza oven are seasonal.)
The cattle, cowboys and million acres are long gone. Cattle Baron Tom Lyons' 27 room adobe mansion, lavishly refurnished, remains along with all the outbuildings of the L C Ranch Headquarters. A 501(c)3, your stay will help fund ongoing restoration projects. Donations are tax-deductible.
Zugang für Gäste
Guests can access the pool and Lanai and are welcome in the Historic Saloon and art and fun filled Gallery as well. Our favorite outdoor sports are Croquet and Horse shoes. The Gallery has a pool table, foosball table, as well as Karaoke, a professional P.A. system, and a Steinway grand piano. We encourage musicians to bring their instruments and enjoy the many inspiring venues on the ranch. Consider the comfort and seclusion ideal as a song writing retreat... Tours of the Main House are included in your stay, and we will schedule your one hour tour of the main house at your convenience.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We have entertained many guests over the years, and hosted many weddings and large parties, (the theatre seats over 100 people) airbnb is a new departure for us, but we've been working on it for a long time. We are adding 2 more apartments in 2017, the enormous 2 bdrm, 3 bath Main Bunkhouse and the very romantic Hacienda Suite, which dates back to the earliest days of the ranch, circa 1830. We have a lot of ongoing projects, and are hoping our new venture into airbnb will help us fund and focus on them. There's a big difference between "renovation" and "restoration". Our apartments are "renovated" to a level of comfort and convenience modern travelers expect. The Main House, which is a museum by any standard, is "restored" to accurately reflect life in the early and late 19th century.
Weitere wichtige Infos
There is a lot going on at the L C Ranch. At first you will need help just finding your way around, it's a big property. It is all very old, but very fun. We ask everyone to respect the age and condition of the ranch and things that are here. The oldest parts of the ranch date from the 1790's. The Jail looks like it, from the original adobe mud plaster to the vigas in the ceiling. Some of the activities here on the LC will require assistance from us, like Karaoke in the Gallery, or firing up the wood-fired Hot Tub in the Bathhouse (seasonal). If you are looking for peace and quiet, that's easy. If you want to party, we can help you out with that too.
- No cats, dog friendly, $15/night/pooch, no fee for single pooch with solo traveler