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Vaction Rental Reviews

"DD ranch is simply Delightful! It’s so peaceful and lovely. Maxine is the hostess with the mostest. 10 out of 10 highly recommended." 🙌🏻✨
"This place is a gem! Spacious and private, with high-end appliances and amenities. Loved the fire pits where we could enjoy spectacular views of the night sky while roasting marshmallows. Maxine is your instant best friend , full of helpful tips and recommendations. She even went the extra mile to accommodate our need to charge our Tesla. We loved the ranch and we loved Maxine—you will too!"
Helen (California)
"Fantastic! We booked this last minute after my original Airbnb cancelled while I was at the airport and suddenly our whole trip was seriously leveled up. Truly a blessing. Beautiful spaces, incredible location, great communication — just a really cool, deeply worthwhile experience all around. We’re hoping to come back with more of the family someday soon!"
Meredith (New York)
"This place is amazing. The sights, the beauty of the space and property. Maxine is an excellent and caring host who truly wants you to have the best stay possible. I will be coming back for sure!"
Elyssa( Maryland)
"I love everything here, it’s pretty, new and clean. The view was so nice and relaxing, I spent a wonderful time living at this ranch!! Quite peaceful and clean, we love everything here! Highly recommend." ❤️❤️❤️
Adlika (Taiwan)
"Our family of three enjoyed Maxine's place tremendously! It was peaceful and felt just like Santa Fe, unique! We were able to enjoy both worlds, small-town Santa Fe and ranch-style living without traveling too far. All the recommendations by Maxine were at a close distance. We also had all the amenities we expected and more! My feet were kept warm (my feet are always cold) all day with the radiant heating. A small detail that went a long way because it was amazing to have warm slippers every morning! The views you get from any point on the property are breathtaking! Cannot wait to stay again!!"
Elizabeth (Texas)

Writing Retreat with Francesca Lia Block

“DD Ranch is a truly magical place with awesome views, delicious food, cool and inviting decor, and the warmest proprietors on the planet. Book a retreat and gather around a bonfire; write, make art, sing, stretch, or dance in the prettiest barn you’ve ever seen; pet a bison; ride some horses; buy some silver at the cowboy store; see the fairy tree; find your new best friend; and experience the healing, restorative vibes!”
Francesca Lia Block, Retreat Leader, Best-selling Author
"Connecting to a wonderful community of writers with the magical fae mistress Francesca Lia Block was the most deeply personal and healing weekend I’ve had in a very long time. Such a beautiful space was held for us to do our deep vulnerable work by Double DD Ranch, I truly felt so nurtured and cared for throughout the whole weekend with the warm welcome provided by Hillary and Maxine. Many thanks for all their help and support throughout, and starting the whole weekend off, with so much ease and joy."
Kelsey H.
"From the breathtaking views to the mouthwatering food, my weekend at Double DD Ranch was unforgettable -- so unforgettable, I wish I could push a big ol' rewind button and do it all over again. Hilary and Maxx are the kind of hosts who make you feel so welcome you'll convince yourself you've met them before. Highly recommend it!"
Steff C.
"The DD Ranch is a magical place. I felt so cared for by Hillary and Maxine. They ensured comfort, pleasure and laughter. The ranch is beautiful with its modern setting under the New Mexican big sky. The sunsets are breathtaking. I attended a writing workshop weekend here, and never lacked for inspiration."
Whitney V.
"I had such a marvelous time at DD Ranch learning from the wonderful Francesca Lia Block! Hillary and Maxx were the most gracious hosts, attending to our every need and making sure that we were comfortable and had all the materials we needed for a successful retreat. The ranch is located in the beautiful, serene desert just outside of Santa Fe with animals you can pet when you have writers block (sweet Clyde and Max Factor💜). The food was incredible and prepared by local chefs. Thank you, Hillary and Maxx, for a weekend I won’t soon forget. I hope to be back at DD Ranch soon!"
Monet H.
"I had an amazing time at the Francesca Lia Block writing retreat. The property and buildings are beautiful, the hostesses are warm and gracious, and Santa Fe gave us the magical experience of all four seasons in a single weekend. The worst part of the weekend was realizing I would have to go home and cook my own meals. I can't wait to come back."
"Thank you for hosting an amazing weekend writers retreat. Maxx and Hillary are truly gracious hosts who took great care in making sure we were comfortable and accommodated."
Jenna C.

Putting the ME in Memoir Retreat

"The writing went deep, wide, and wild. Watching the New Mexico sunset helped in a gorgeous, ranch-y kind of way, too. And the yummy, healthy food kept us fueled, alert, and ready to craft some more gems. Thanks to Hillary and Maxine we found bits of ourselves and shared them with new loving friends. And did we ever laugh! I miss every one of you."
“Still digesting the magnificence of our writing retreat at DD Ranch and the profound insights and generosity of the retreat leaders and participants. What a gift it is to unplug and write."
"What a weekend! The most gorgeous and relaxing setting and so expertly led by Hillary and Maxine. Can’t recommend DD Ranch enough!"
"The camp you always wanted to go to except with good food. We LOVE Double DD Ranch! "
"Thank you for creating a wonderful experience (and space!) and facilitating such meaningful work. It was a privilege to meet everyone and be a part of it."