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"We have been staying at Rio Rancho Verde every year for the past 6 years, while we exhibit at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. It is our relaxing “get away” after we spend each day in our booth at the show. The drive "home" from Westworld gives us a chance to unwind and take in the beautiful desert scenery, and a walk in the desert every morning is the perfect way to start our day. Between them, Joe and Carmela pretty much know everything about anything you would want to know and they enhance our Scottsdale experience tremendously! We look forward to February every year and highly recommend Rio Rancho Verde! Lisa and Loren Skyhorse, Skyhorse Saddles"

 "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!"
 

"We have stayed at Rio Verde every year for many years and love it. The hosts are knowledgeable 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.  We loved practicing on the versatility course!  Also close to restaurants and sights. Great experience!". . .
 

"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.". . .
 

"Absolutely beautiful facility with nice stalls and comfortable area for RVs.  The obstacle course was a lot of fun and we used it several times during our stay.  Hosts were very helpful and informative. Picture perfect location.". . .  
 

"Joe and Carmela are wonderful hosts. The riding right off the property is terrific. They have an incredible facility. Super clean, with awesome views. Have been there twice, would definitely go again!". . .
 

"The views are spectacular 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 helpful 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!".
 

"This place is an absolute horse lovers dream! The trails are incredible, right out of the campground. 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.  We got to practice with our horses on the various obstacles on the trail course and had a ball trying to get them next to that mailbox!!  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!". . .
 

"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.". . .
 

 "We stayed over New Years 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.". . . .  
 

"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).  And they have a practice obstacle course on site, which we used (looks like we could use more practice!)  We could not have asked for more... and the price was right! A must if you need to stable your horse(s) in Scottsdale.". . .
 

"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.".  
 

 "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 will definitely be back!". . .