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Historic Guest Ranch on 120 Acres

12050 S Desert Sanctuary Rd, Benson, AZ 85602, USA


Welcome to the Desert Sanctuary at Rincon Peak This beautiful 120 acre Multi use property currently being used as an Air bnb sits at the base of the Rincon Mountains in S. Arizona. Property is rich in history and offers 10 historic buildings. The property has been substantially renovated with exceptional detail in keeping with the style of the eclectic compound. This historic property was once the International Headquarters and educational campus for the The World University. The property served as a yoga and pottery studio, The Sri Ashram Ashrama founded in the 1960’s. Articles have been written about Timothy Leary co-founding the Ashram. Today The Desert Sanctuary serves as a vacation AIRBNB offering cottage rentals and glam camping. MORE… And See Documents!

The 2,216 sq ft main house has been beautifully restored and offers 3 bedrooms, three baths and amazing views from the plentiful large windows. Four guest casitas have been similarly restored and now welcome guests and return visitors.
Central to the property is the Olympic sized pool, 3,200 square foot pool deck area for relaxation and hosting gatherings and an over- sized Pool house. The pool house offers a quiet respite, a library, board games or if you’re in the mood, a game of pool.
The property is bordered by State and Federal lands and offers beautiful vistas as well as the opportunity for horseback riding, Biking, hiking, exploring and more in the shadow of the Rincon Mountains.
Additional amenities feature a relaxing Koi pond and waterfall, multiple benched areas, firepits, outdoor shower facilities and the stars are big and bright.
Property may be used in many ways including a commercial stable or riding school, group foster home, natural reserve, church, fraternity, family compound or a weekend warrior guest ranch.
The old farm house on the property could become a chapel and used as a destination location for weddings, events and family gatherings or restored to a single family home. With the existing dining hall on the property, anything is possible.
There is also the possibility for RV sites with the availability of many more spaces to be added.
Currently very low taxes but may be lowered with historic status or possibly a grazing lease.
The property is zoned as RH-Rural Homestead by Pima County allowing residential or commercial purposes and has 26 permitted uses. As with any Business or Nonprofit: Buyers intended uses and site selection will be completely responsible for their own due diligence. For a private showing, Nina Marvcesim 520-585-0885 or Wes Stolsek 520-404-9773, OMNI Homes International


  • Property ID
  • 10
  • 7
  • Square Footage
    6216 sqft
  • Lot Size
    120.24 acres
  • Other
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    Year Built

Updated on November 6, 2019 at 3:16 pm


  • Address: 12050 S Desert Sanctuary Rd, Benson, AZ 85602, USA
  • City: Benson
  • State/county: Arizona
  • Zip/Postal Code: 85602
  • Country: United States

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Wesley Stolsek
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