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Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

6300 E Pioneer St, Apache Junction, AZ 85219
Meanwhile Back at the Ranch
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and I enjoy hiking and staying at B&B's. Meanwhile...........Ranch provided a perfect place to rest our weary bones after each day hiking the Superstitions. Joy Bishop, owner and caretaker, provided nice breakfast baskets for our three mornings we were there, and provided BBQ grilling necessities to cook our meals. She is a wealth of knowledge of the area,... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My girlfriend and I spent four wonderful days here, and had a great experience at Meanwhile Back at the Ranch. The reviews here are all accurate. Joy is a wonderful proprietor with great knowledge of the area. You don't need to drive anywhere to start hiking, you can begin from her backyard and pickup some trails along the way. Joy... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I decided to stay at the Meanwhile ranch on a business trip because I simply can't see any Hiltons, Mariotts ect anymore. It was my first time there, and hopefully I will have many more, because it was absolutely pleasant. Joy, the owner of this wonderful ranch, was very helpful and is a great company in the evenings while watching... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We got married here 19 years ago yesterday and it was a brilliant day in a fantastic location. The owners could not do enough for us and we all had a day to remember. Joy and her daughter helped us with the catering and some of the arrangements and organised the preacher. I have entered May 2013 as date of... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

We stayed at the Rocking Horse Cabin of Meanwhile Back at the Ranch in early February. This B&B is located on what used to be a ranch and is now a homestead with 1 rental cabin. It is very hard to find, so pay attention to the map with your reservation. The cabin itself is a simple western style, with... More 

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Woodstock, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

Just spent the most wonderful time in the desert...at the foot of the Superstition mountains... Meanwhile back at the ranch is a cozy rustic out of this world getaway for hiking ,reading relaxing and taking in the beauty of apache Junction! Our host Joy was an amzing woman and we loved every single moment of staying at her wondrful quaint... More 

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Galt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2010

Hello fellow adventurers, Joy, our inn keeper of this western B &B, is a warm and genuine caretaker. She is a retired rancher and still a cowgirl at heart. Her husband owed the first independent pharmacy in Apache Junction. Joy has several displays cases of old pharmacy stuff in the main house. Select the breakfast option so that it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2009

Meanwhile Back at the Ranch is six acres of heaven tucked away in the sprawling metropolis of Greater Phoenix. Literally at the foot of the Superstition Mountains, we stayed in the Pioneer Cabin, a cozy studio which was the original "Feed Barn" when the ranch was built in the 1950's. Joy, the owner for 39 years, was just as sweet,... More 

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