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Serene Mountain Escape at the Flying Dolphin Ranch
Serene Mountain Escape at the Flying Dolphin Ranch

Entire home/apt

7 guests

2 bedrooms

5 beds
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Secluded in a quiet forest, the Flying Dolphin Ranch is situated on 5 acres of heavily forested Ponderosa Pine. A winding stream runs through the property and the wrap around deck offers a magnificent view of the San Francisco Peaks. The open floor plan suite has a private entrance and is the entire lower level of an occupied home. Ideally situated close to hiking trails and several parks yet 20 minutes from historic downtown Flagstaff.
Diversity is always welcome at the Flying Dolphin Ranch.

The space

Looking to get away from it all? Then look no further!! The Flying Dolphin Ranch is a 2 bedroom suite with living area in the lower level of a geodesic dome, completely separate from the host living quarters and accessible from a private entrance. Located on an actual ranch with horses, this space is close enough to town (20 minutes) to access local restaurants and shopping while remote and allowing easy access to the forest just beyond the door.

The open floor plan suite is furnished with a living area to relax after a day of hiking or sightseeing. A full bath and two bedrooms make the space ideal for a larger family or a couple of families. There is a mini-fridge, a Keurig Coffee Maker and beverage options provided, as well as a microwave. Utensils and plates/ cups are also included. Please note there is no kitchen.

Parking is available within 20 feet of the door and there are no stairs to access the living space. However, there are stairs to access the deck.

Book today if you want to enjoy the peaceful serenity of the woods in a not too remote location. Some think the Flying Dolphin Ranch is magical. I know it is! Come see for yourself!!

Guest access

Guests can interact with the horses after a short tutorial from the host. You are encouraged to walk around the area and take in the beautiful scenery.Horseback riding is offered in the arena at an additional price of 40$ per person during late August through mid October.

Interaction with guests

My goal is to make your stay a positive, memorable one. Upon your arrival I show the space and ensure that the it meets your needs. I am happy to answer any questions or make recommendations. My interaction will be dedicated to responding to your needs and questions but to allow you privacy during your stay.

Other things to note

The property has horses and dogs. Horses occasionally whinny or nicker. Dogs may bark occasionally. A neighbor has peacocks that make a shrill sound when they talk. Sounds of nature yet still sounds.

A keyless entry allows you to check in at your suite at your leisure.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: 39 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee: 52
Security Deposit: 259
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
3 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- Quiet hours 11 p.m. to 6 a.m..
- No campfires or barbecues. Guests can utilize gas barbecue on the deck.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - No stairs required to access living suite. A flight of stairs or 2 stairs to access deck. (2 entrances)
Potential for noise - The suite is on the bottom level of an occupied home with every effort made to limit noise from above. Two dogs may be heard walking above.
Pet(s) live on property - I teach horseback riding so there are 4 horses (barn, etc.) directly adjacent to the home. In addition, two lovely senior dogs are enjoy live on site
Amenity limitations



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Melissa User Profile
August 2017
Very clean and just as described. Donna was a great host! Her property is beautiful.

Clarissa User Profile
August 2017
We definitely feel like we overpaid for what we got. Host was sweet & lovely, but the stat itself was disappointing.

Michaela User Profile
August 2017
Our host Donna was very friendly and welcoming. We were on the lower level of the home and it felt very private. IT was a very peaceful place and had an open view of the woods right outside our porch. I would highly recommend staying here!

Phi User Profile
August 2017
The place was great for a 4-6 people group. The morning view was gorgeous with all the livestock and the forest behind. We had a comfortable time

Sunee User Profile
July 2017
Donna was a wonderful, kind host!

Tim User Profile
July 2017
Donna was great. Nice covered balcony off private entrance with beautiful views.

Vena User Profile
July 2017
Great place!

In 1999 I had the privilege of travelling to Costa Rica to swim in the open ocean with dolphins. See dolphins (and horses) are my thing. I stayed at what now is known as a bed and breakfast but back then it was a guy who doubled as our boat captain who had remodeled his home into a rustic paradise. That's where I got my first taste of meeting travelers from all over the world in a more intimate setting. The experience stuck and I vowed to someday recreate it for others!! Hence the genesis of the Flying Dolphin Ranch . As for the name? It encompasses two of my favorite things. And, if you've ever seen a dolphin fly, you are very lucky indeed!

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