Working Ranch Adventure in Mexico

Working Ranch Adventure in Mexico: Moonbeam Ranch
Moonbeam Ranch invites you to experience the real Mexico! We are renting our own home on a self catering weekly basis to begin your adventures on a working ranch in the mountains of Jalisco. Ride horses with the cowboys or relax in our hammocks.

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The ranch house has three bedrooms and two full baths. The Master Bedroom has a queen size bed and shares the Master Bath with the second bedroom that has two twin beds. The third bedroom has an adjoining bath and queen size bed.The kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator, stove and microwave. The living room has a DVD player (no external television signal) with TV and a large library.There is a snack bar in the kitchen and also a separate dining room.The house is adjacent to the original adobe hacienda now being used for storage.Daily maid service is included in the price. Full time maid/cook services can be contracted or meals can be arranged to be taken with a family in the village for an extremely reasonable charge.All linens, towels and kitchenware are included

Typical Day

Moonbeam is a magical place for all ages. Whether you would like to spend your days exploring the countryside on horseback or foot, or relax on the patio in hammocks or lounge chairs, you will find your spirit and body renewed. There are wonderful sights to be found and explored in the area, and we are eager to help you discover them. Families with children will especially enjoy the ease of interaction with the children in the village only a 10 minute walk from the house. The huge abundance of flora and fauna offers fascinating walks and the local villagers are great at explaining the native uses for the many medicinal plants that grow on the ranch.

Age range, type of group

We have lived and worked on Rancho Rayo de Luna for almost 20 years and are now offering to you a chance to enjoy all our favorite activities (minus the work!!). We want our ranch house rental to become your home during your stay and the adventure travel you are looking for. There are so many options , whether you want a secluded honeymoon getaway, or an adventure vacation for the whole family, you stay with us will go by quickly, but here are just a few:-- enjoy the perfect climate from the hammocks, with daytime temps of 28 degrees and gorgeous views, there´s no need to move at all!-- join a privately arranged birdwatching tour-- Horse ride or hike through the mountain trails with a barbecue waiting for you at a waterfall.-- Hike or mountain bike , easy to difficult, on well marked paths or with knowledgeable guides who can show you the hidden mines and enthrall you with mystical legends.-- Mexican cooking lessons, using native plants and ingredients.-- cultural tours of local villages and hidden corners of our region-- evening picnic with incredible sunset views from the mountain top, beverages included.-- visit private hot water springs and waterfalls-- participate in local fiestas, rodeos or bullfights.-- Have your own private Spanish lessons or help the kids in the local school learn English-- Swim in a private freshwater spring fed stream nearby-- Fish or hunt on our 120 has. (250 acres)-- become friends with the people from our community who are eager and pleased to have you visit our area on your family vacationWhile this is only a partial list of the many activities you can find we can also plan circuit tours of multi day visits to the beach, the tequila fields and processing plants, Guadalajara or arrrange stays at other historical haciendas and spas and charming bed and breakfasts.More than a vacation at Moonbeam, an adventure in rural tourism!Full time maid/cook services can be contracted or meals can be arranged to be taken with a family in the village for an extremely reasonable charge. Cultural tours and horseback excursions can be arranged with other haciendas and ranches in the area.

Sleeping and meals

Discounts for long term stays may apply. Occasionally we also offer last minute discounts.


Pets are welcome,


House rental $750 USD per week
Full time cook/babysitter/maid $15/day
Horse rental $120 per week per horse
Guide/teacher $30 per day $20 half day
Bi lingual guide $50 per day minimum

Tips are appreciate, suggested rate: $50 USD per week

Other Information

The ranch with the tiny village closeby is a great place for immersion Spanish. The local teachers are available after 1pm to work with you all afternoon on you Spanish. The folks in the village enjoy chatting in the evenings with you.
Horse back riding lessons are included in the guide service. The trails are abundant and easy to learn on and David is a good and patient teacher.
Our housekeeper is an excellent cook and enjoys showing our guests how to make her family recipes.
Birdwatching can be arranged in advance with an orinthologist from the University of Guadlajara.

Discounts Offered

20% discount for three week stay or more.

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