sedona arizona ranch vacations

A Sedona Ranch Vacation for your Family or Group

As our exclusive guests, you’ll stay in the “Little Gem” guest house. And you will be the only guests staying here.  Your visit will be customized to your interests – you can take advantage of our trail rides, Cowboy Cookouts, and Lunches on the Trail and use use the ranch as your home base for day trips to Sedona (35 minutes) or the Grand Canyon (2 hours), close-by wilderness areas, and numerous other attractions. You can even add a guided hiking and overnight backpacking trip on the ranch in the West Clear Creek Wilderness or a guided ATV tour of the Wickiup Draw.
We are rural, but not remote, and we are the only location in Northern Arizona offering a ranch vacation experience. The M Diamond Ranch is 10 minutes off Interstate 17, 30 minutes outside the Village of Oak Creek and 45 minutes from Sedona, completely surrounded by the Coconino National Forest. We are within 5 miles of two wilderness areas, West Clear Creek and Wet Beaver Creek, and a number of major archaeological sites including the V Bar V Heritage site, Sacred Mountain, and Red Tank Draw. We are also only 45 minutes from Flagstaff (winter skiing) and 2 hours from the Grand Canyon.


Our lodging rate is $275 for up to 6 people per night (not per person) with a 2 night minimum stay. We can sometimes accommodate guests for 1 night, with an added $50 cleaning charge. Rates  include:

  • Lodging in the Little Gem Guest House
  • 10% off our normal rates for horseback rides and cookouts, which are booked separately

Call us at 928.300.6466 and we’ll answer your questions! Ranch vacations cannot be booked on line but you can check availability on line with the button above.


The accommodations are very comfortable and modern, but not 5-star luxurious. It’s a working ranch, after all! The guest house is actually an extension of the owner’s historic 1930s stone ranch home, fully updated and modern. It is fully air conditioned and stocked with linens and cookware, and has a large patio with fire pit. The Guest House is NOT STOCKED WITH FOOD. 

In the living area:

  • fully equipped, full size kitchen
  • dining table seating for 6
  • counter bar seating for 4
  • flat screen satellite TV
  • cell phone service
  • wireless internet

The master bedroom features:

  • California King size bed
  • private entrance
  • private bath 
  • individually controlled A/C and heat

2 hall bedrooms feature:

  • one bedroom with 2 twin beds
  • one bedroom with queen size bed
  • individually controlled A/C and heat
  • hall bathroom with stall shower


What can you do around the Ranch?

  • Go horseback riding on the ranch and join in the cowboy cookouts 
  • Go on a guided hiking and overnight backpacking trip in the West Clear Creek Wilderness
  • Go on a guided ATV tour
  • Great hiking, swimming, fishing and birding all within 5 miles
  • Visit archaeological sites close by (V Bar V Heritage Site)
  • Photo opportunities galore
  • Fabulous stargazing at night on your large, private patio with firepit

All of Sedona and the Verde Valley’s major tourist attractions are close by as well as these less commercial attractions:

  • Montezuma’s Well National Monument (10 miles)
  • Montezuma’s Castle National Monument (15 miles)
  • Fort Verde (15 miles)
  • Verde Valley Archaeological Center (15 miles)
  • Verde Valley Wine Country including several wineries and tasting rooms (10-20 miles)


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