Get a Dog Park for South Prescott

Build Hidden Valley AZ nextdoor Neighborhood by Getting a Dog Park!

Let’s work to persuade the City of Prescott to make a dog park for our Hidden Valley Ranch neighborhood. As far as I know, the only public dog park in Prescott, Arizona is located near the intersection of Willow Creek Road at Commerce Dr. about 7.75 miles from Haisley and Highway 89. The route to get there runs through the center of Prescott. That dog park is around 2.25 acres. It would be great to have a dog park that is closer. It would also be great to have a place where I could take my dog, Beau, where he can be legally “off leash.”



The next step is to have a meeting to build a following of those who might support the project. Let’s see if we can get the Clubhouse at Hidden Valley Ranch or even the one in Mountain Club. Our boundary includes Cathedral Pines, Forest Hylands, Haisley Homestead, Mountain Club as well as Summit Pointe. That is nearly 3,000 households. Our neighborhood has lots of voters. The City of Prescott has money to purchase open space. We need to build a following that is influential enough to be heard by the Prescott City Council.

I hope this project will help us build our neighborhood. If you don’t know about the nextdoor application, check out my blog post about the fun of making your own neighborhood at!

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Mule Deer are Here! — Hidden Valley Ranch, Prescott, Arizona

Hidden Valley Ranch and Haisley Homestead are two neighborhoods on the south edge of Prescott near the Prescott National Forest. These two neighborhoods were built among old Ponderosa Pine trees, so one has a sense of living in the forest. As the homes were built, care was taken to protect every Ponderosa Pine tree possible.

Deer are quite comfortable here, as evidenced by this one. She seems to be telling me that she has claimed this place and not to trespass on it.

Don't Get in My Space

Don’t Get in My Space


Here is another photo of the deer. This photo was taken by my friend, Rick Henwood, in Haisley Homestead. It looks like the deer are quite content here.

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Another great thing about these neighborhoods is that they are close to the Prescott National Forest on the south side of Prescott. Access is via White Spar Road aka Highway 89, on the west side and by Senator Highway on the east side. Senator Highway starts from Gurley Street as Mt. Vernon Street and changes into Senator Highway as the road passes by Palmer Hill.

I made a map of Haisley Homestead, Hidden Valley Ranch and Forest Highlands neighborhoods. Get your copy here.


97-Acre Ranch features a Celebrity Cabin, Stable, APS Power in Natural and Secluded Setting

This celebrity cabin is being offered on three lots totaling 19.22 acres. The parcel the cabin is on is 6.61 acres and is fully fenced. There is privacy fencing on the road frontage. Optional extra acreage of 78 acres to the west brings the total offering to 97 acres. All 97 acres of the property is within Lion Canyon in the Sierra Verde Ranch lying within the bounds of the Double O ranch. Lion Canyon is a picturesque and serene getaway in the most natural setting one can imagine.


All the properties being offered here are on south-facing slopes running down from Ridge Runner Road to another un-named road at the bottom of Lion Canyon. All the property is open with glorious Juniper and Pinon Pine trees mixed in.


Wild Burros

These wild burros could be your neighbors

The cabin is 12 miles SW of Seligman in Lion Canyon which is located within the bounds of the Double O Ranch in Unit 12 of the Sierra Verde Ranch. The road is a scenic drive across open prairie. Prairie Dog hills dot the open landscape while one may often see wild burros left from Arizona’s mining days. Pronghorn Antelope are often seen here, as are cattle from the Double O Ranch which run on open range and are almost always visible along the drive to the cabin.

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The beautiful gate leading to the Bright Star Ranch has a remote-controlled solar-powered gate. The gate has a custom iron sign labeling the place as the “Bright Star Ranch.” The driveway is a gravel circular drive and is extended to the rear of the home where the entrance to the kitchen and the main living area is at driveway level.

Custom-milled Alligator Juniper cabinets

Custom-milled Alligator Juniper cabinets

The artisan-made cabinetry is made from custom-milled Alligator Juniper. The counter tops are black granite and the cabinets feature roll-out shelves. The backsplash is natural slate that is highlighted by under-cabinet lighting. The kitchen appliances are all stainless-steel. The sink is equipped with a reverse osmosis system and there is a pass-through window to the wrap-around deck outside.

The massive fireplace is stone veneer over a Nandota gas fireplace. It features a flagstone hearth and a custom-milled mantle of rustic Alligator Juniper. The greatroom has vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and ceiling fans to evenly distribute the cool mountain air from the outside. The greatroom has four Arcadia vinyl-clad French doors by Anderson. The door at the main entrance is also a vinyl-clad French door also by Anderson. The doors feature triple-deadbolt technology for enhanced security.

There is a lighted, custom-made display cabinet next to the stairs.The trim around this cabinet and all the windows features a “free edge” meaning the edges follow the natural shape of the trees from which they were made. The free edge shows the wood artistry and the natural beauty of the wood that totally pervades the entire home.

Inside doors are Knotty Alder, another wood that is well-know for its glorious knot patterns and grain. The master suite has another French door to the outside. Both bathrooms have large pedestal sinks and have Kohler water closets and bathtubs. The bathrooms are both embellished with slate tile.

Stairway to loft and second bedroom

Stairway to loft and second bedroom

The impressive stairway leading upstairs has a stair stringer made from an Arizona Cypress tree. Other stair components have natural shapes with the stair railings and spindles even showing worm tracks. There is one bedroom, a full bath as well as a loft upstairs. The skylights here and in the great room can be opened for natural ventilation if desired.

The wrap-around deck is naturally finished. The columns are made from Juniper Trees salvaged from the building site. The deck railings are custom fitted from iron and each section has an iron oval art accent showing local animals. This cabin is in a very serene and quiet setting and only one other dwelling is visible. Views from the deck show off the picturesque Lion Canyon while the artistry of the builder is shown by the rustic, naturally finished columns, the iron railings and the oval iron sculptures that accent the railings.

There are two large flagstone patios both showing off the work of a talented stone mason. The lower patio has a firepit and the upper patio is pre-wired for a hot tub. The xeriscape landscaping features native plants and sandstone rocks with rounded corners with the appearance of river rock. The “owned” propane tank is buried and out of view. There is a very capable central heat and air system. This is one of only a very few few properties in the area with on-the grid electric power and absolutely one of a kind with central heat and central air conditioning.

Barnmaster 4-stall Stable

Barnmaster 4-stall Stable

The 78-acre parcel adjoining to the west also slopes downward to the south from Ridge Runner road. This property also has on-the-grid APS power, around 1,100 ft of which runs underground to the stable. The stable is 36′ by 60′ made by Barnmaster and includes four horse stalls, lots of open space and a 3/4 bath. The stable is made entirely of steel with wood exterior siding and a concrete floor. There is also an RV parking space complete with electric and water hook-ups. dump station and a concrete patio. All total there is over 2 miles of road frontage to the 97-acre ranch.

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The Housing Market

Whether you are buying or selling real estate, it is important to know the state of the housing market. This way, each side knows where the advantages lie. For sellers, the market is at its best when there are fewer homes up for grabs. Less competition makes for an easier time getting your property viewed by the right individuals. On the flip-side, buyers will find top deals when there is a saturation of listings. When sellers are competing for your business, you end up the winner!

The housing market can give us a list of relevant information, such as: the number of homes for sale, the average selling price for real estate in the area, and the amount of homes sold during a specific period of time. With this data, both buyers and sellers can formulate a strategy on when to make a move. Perhaps more homes are sold during the summer. Maybe the average cost is lowest at the beginning of the year. Whatever the housing market shows, it is important to take the information into consideration.

Real Estate

Real estate is one purchase that buyers will never regret. The investment always pays off, whether you use or sell it. While you can be sure that land will always be in demand, it will not always be available. That is why we suggest that real estate investors purchase now instead of later. If the supply and demand model of economics teaches us anything it’s that prices rise when supply goes down.

When purchasing real estate, it is important to assess your needs. For example: those that have the intentions of constructing a commercial building will want to select an area that is visible to their target audience. Success begins with the right location, so choose wisely. After all, you wouldn’t want to put luxury condominiums in a rural town.

Those that are in the market for real estate will want a real estate agent by their side. The agent is familiar with every aspect of the area. From the neighborhood’s demographics to its history, there are important factors to take into consideration when selecting real estate. Starting off on the right foot begins with going to those with the experience.

Buying a Home

Buying a home is both an exciting and scary venture. With the status of homeowner comes the costs of maintaining the property you are now tied to. If you are going to take on a lot of added responsibility it is your right to be selective when choosing a home. While your search may start out with enthusiasm, it can quickly grow tiresome as their are so many listings to browse.

Our question would be: why do all of the work when there is someone willing to help? The process goes a lot smoother with more that one set of eyes scouring the housing market for your perfect property. This is where our team truly shines, as we make it our duty to get our clients the keys to their ideal abode! Simply tell us what you are looking for and our superior team of agents will go to work searching through our database of available homes. From there, we will give you a list of residences that most accurately match your requirements. With a list that is narrowed down to a handful of properties, your decision will be much more manageable.

Selling a Home

Selling a home can be a difficult task for even the most seasoned of sellers. There is so much that goes into the process of placing a property on the housing market. First, the owner needs to get the home in condition to present it to potential buyers. From there, taking proper pictures that display your residence in its best light is a must. These are the images that are going to grab the attention of those that are searching through the housing market. Unfortunately, even the best pictures don’t ensure that your property will be seen. After all, you are competing with your neighbors for the attention of a select few.

As with any competition, it is important to find an edge. This is where an experienced realtor can be your ace in the hole. With an extensive list of interested buyers, as well as the knowhow to market your listing to a greater audience, real estate agents make it their mission to get the most money for your property. When you have a team of skilled agents on your side, the competition gets left in the dust!