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Rancho Pitaya Country Guest Lodge

Relax on the terrace to this pastoral view.
9 reviews
Relax on the terrace to this pastoral view.
Blue winter skies over the dining lodge at the ranch.
View from the rock garden up to the dining terrace.
Great outdoor dining on the covered terrace
View from the rock garden up to the dining terrace
The Cactus suite made up with two twin beds
Hand loomed textiles in the guest rooms.
The sitting area in the Girasol suite
Kitchenette with fridge and coffeemaker in each guest suite
The traditional open kitchen
Join an informal Oaxacan cooking class at Rancho Pitaya
Ricotta cheesecake made from the fresh recasón cheese made in the village.
Feast on the dining terrace.
Rancho Pitaya is famous for its homemade mezcal margaritas.
Sunrise at the ranch
Blooming cacti at the ranch
Early summer morning view from the ranch
The ranch's beautiful horses are well cared-for and lovingly handled.
Freshly prepared meal at the ranch.
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Private Room, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Oaxaca, Southern Mexico
Rancho Pitaya offers deluxe B&B style accommodation with full breakfast and dinner included in the rates. Centrally located in the valley of Tlacolula, the eastern arm of the great valley of Oaxaca yet only 20 minutes from downtown Oaxaca, Rancho Pitaya offers the perfect balance between spectacular scenery, exotic flora and fascinating cultural and historical destinations. Mary Jane, the owner, also has a vacation rental home in the city of Oaxaca, TripAdvisor listing 2186577. Ask about combining both locations for your Oaxaca stay.
The ranch is nestled at the foothills of protected lands perfect for horseback riding and hiking, quiet backroads stretch to the east for cycling, and many cultural destinations are within a 20 minute drive. Dozens of varieties of birds can be observed right from the ranch. See more!
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About the Owner, Mary Jane G
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2011
Overall rating: 4.7 / 5.0
Based on 23 reviews and 2 properties
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English first
New Hartford, New York
2 reviews
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Reviewed May 2, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

The ranch, located in a small village just outside Oaxaca City, is an oasis for birds. So, bring a good pair of binoculars! Guests can ride daily, observe the ever active birds and eat well. The owner, Mary Jane, focuses her attention on the well-being of the horses and her guests. Every day she takes the horses by trailer to...

San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed January 6, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

I booked a week long riding stay at the ranch and I have gotten so much out of it. It is not just the riding lessons, which were amazingly helpful and far exceeded my exceptions. I did not know how to ride when I arrived there and by the time I left, I was able to post for a trot...

Management response:

Thank you for choosing to spend the holidays at Rancho Pitaya, thank you for being such good company on the trails and thank you for taking the time to share your insights with other travellers. I found another birding hotspot 15 km. south of the ranch, so now you must return!


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Idaho, USA
Reviewed December 24, 2013 for a stay in December 2013

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
Small pets may be allowed with an additional $20 per day cleaning fee. Note that the ranch has three dogs. Smoking is only allowed in outdoor spaces. No smoking at the dinner...
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Dec 22, 2017 -
Jan 3, 2018
Christmas and New Years
3 nights
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Per night SINGLE occupancy is $135 low, $175 mid and $210 holiday season. ALL RATES INCLUDE FULL BREAKFAST AND DINNER WITH ONE GLASS OF WINE, BEER OR MARGARITA. Complimentary roundtrip Oaxaca city arrival and departure transfers. Airport transfers extra. Rates include taxes.
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About the neighborhood
Rancho Pitaya is nestled at the edge of the village of Rojas de Cuauhtemoc in the old Barrio de los Coyotes. This village is dedicated to traditional dairy farming and cheese making with horse-drawn carts traversing its dirt lanes. It is very, very safe.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: OAX: 12.4 mi
There are trusted local taxi drivers to be hired at $10 dollars U.S. an hour for sightseeing in the area. But, if you like to explore on your own, a rental car is a viable option. Rancho Pitaya is located in Rojas de Cuauhtemoc, at Guerrero #3, at the eastern edge of the Valle de Tlacolula just 15 km. from the centre of Oaxaca city.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 155.3 mi.
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