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Special Alert

In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, artists who have already scheduled a stay or who currently seek a private creative retreat must accept that residents have elected to limit social contact and cancel large social gatherings for the duration of the crisis. Most residents are following CDC Preventative Steps, including social distancing, and many are sheltering at home. As this is an evolving situation, please email if you have questions. We thank you for your consideration and interest.


The Ranch Guest House and associated barn studio are available to serious, committed artists for a month-long stay, for a flat $700 rental fee. This is an ideal opportunity for visual artists, writers and others who seek a concentrated period of time to focus on their work, in a community of fellow artists.

Rental periods run from the first to the last day of each month. On rare occasion, opportunities may open up for shorter stays (for notices see our facebook page). While we are not asking for a down payment at this time, please be committed if you sign up as this helps to ensure the house is available to those seeking to stay here.

The roster often fills up—especially during the winter months—so you are advised to make a reservation far in advance. On the other hand, if you find some time suddenly open up, feel free to check if the house is available. To learn more, email or call 520-896-2406.


Built by resident architectural designer Chuck Sternberg, the Guest House is modeled after the other guest structures that once (when this was a dude ranch) accommodated the stars. Back then the stars were looking to experience a greatly simplified and unadorned existence, surrounded by mountains and desert. While today as a group of artists we host other artists—and not very much Hollywood—life here is still pared down and bucolic.

On Our End

You will be provided a house with a living room, kitchen with dining nook, bedroom, and bathroom. Set out into the desert, the house faces onto the north side of Mount Lemmon, southern Arizona’s tallest peak. The house comes with furniture, kitchen implements, linens, and cleaning supplies. There is also a washing machine and clothesline that will leave your clothes smelling unbelievably sweet. Internet and television with local channels only are also provided.

The studio, which is approximately 350 square feet, is located in the barnyard and adjoins the resident artist studios and gallery. The space is provisioned with work tables, chairs, shelving, a heater and air conditioner, and a sink.

Rancho Linda Vista sits on 80 acres and borders miles of desert wilderness to hike and explore. Art openings and other cultural events are held here—usually once or more a month. In the summertime, a tree-shaded swimming pool is enjoyed by residents.

On Your End

Guests are responsible for the house’s upkeep, transporting and provisioning themselves, and pretty much making do. A car tends to be essential as there is only limited food shopping in Oracle and the town itself is spread out. Learn more...

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Not an Artist (Visual/Performing/Literary/Multimedia etc.) but Interested?

Oracle has a number of amazing visitor accommodations—on refurbished historic ranches and more. We strongly recommend the Triangle L Ranch and Cherry Valley B&B for short-term stays in a room or casita. For large groups and retreats, consider the COD Ranch.

Sundays our gallery is open to visitors. Check our Facebook page for posts about special events, including art openings. Tours can also be arranged by email or calling 520-896-9574.

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