Assisted Living & Dude Ranch

February 1, 2020

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Have you ever thought about where and how you’d like to live once you retire or run out of steam?  Would you like to be among similar minded people, but not have to share a space?  For a number of years Stephanie Paladino and a few others have fantasized about the Applied Anthropology Assisted Living and Dude Ranch.  We’ve contemplated a space with meeting rooms and kitchens, a place for massages, and a number of separate suites to live in or rent out on a monthly basis.  In the dreamscape, older, perhaps white-haired social scientists wax eloquent and tell stories about the worst disease they ever got in the field, to bone tired younger folks who need rest and rejuvenation.  At times, we’ve shared listings of places we have seen on the market.  So, picture this:

The Gardens:  Listed for less than a 2 bedroom in Seattle, the Gardens sits on 3 acres on the outskirts of Old Bisbee, Arizona.  It features a two-bedroom house with double kitchen-diner, living room, and sunroom with a wrap-around porch.  In addition, there are 11 individual rooms, five with kitchens.  There is solar electric, and water provided by the City of Bisbee.  With a decent fence, the javelinas couldn’t even get the veggie garden.   A therapy room exists for those computer aching shoulders. 

“FABULOUS Corporate retreat/B&B/Wedding &special events venue! Possible Asst Living/Retirement Comm/or Apartments ~ This property boasts 5 one bedroom suites w/ kitchenettes & 2 one room apts w/coffee stands, all with pullout couches, refrig/microwaves/wifi & can accommodate 4-5 guests. 8th suite is therapy rm or can be turned into a suite. Large main 2 BR home & office as well as a 2 BR GH.The beautiful setting is perfect for large weddings & corporate events as well as space to add more lodging & special events buildings. Recreation & relaxation outdoor living rooms offers a wood burning pizza oven & cozy sitting areas..”

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