"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!". . .
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
"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!". . .