Reviews and Blogs about MCR from around the web
8/11/2010 11:01:47 AM by Anonymous
Montezuma Canyon Ranch was such an awesome first wwoofing experience!
Excellent accommodations, first in the Ranch house and then the last couple of days in a large and comfortable trailer. Beautiful place, delicious group dinners, really great and easy going people, from the ranch man Danny to the ranch hands and other wwoofers.
The work consisted of planting vines, assisting Josey in framing the solar cabin, digging up weeds, cutting down and pulling out 9 foot trees, stripping the bark from the trees and cleaning the ranch house/fridge. Not easy work, but very fulfilling knowing I had accomplished something at the end of the day.
Definitely a beautiful place with amazing people I hope to see again.
My Fiance and I had a great time working at M.C.R. There is no shortage of work to do at this new/growing Ranch and the days are full. The accommodations are vary from luxury to rustic depending on how many are on the ranch.(WWOOFer cabin is being built now! It will be awesome) Danny is awesome to work for and he is a really great host on the weekends too. Be prepared to work hard and have a good time too.
Amazing first experience farming. There is nothing I could complain about except that I had to leave… I wish I could have stayed.
MCR is the best! I was here for 6wks in the fall–it was my first wwoofing experience and I couldn’t have asked for a better one. Danny is the greatest host, and gives you an awesome time working hard AND playing hard! Some of the work I did: weeding, hoeing, building an awesome cabin for future wwoofers, and a day of canning fruit. Also got a glimpse into the process of winemaking.
The canyon and the landscape are stunning; the people were great; the work was satisfying; I never thought I would say this, but I miss Utah. Definitely go to MCR if you have the chance!
My boyfriend and I stayed at the farm for a week and it was really fun! We met a lot of great people and learnd a lot of things in “house building” , because we helped to build a wooffer cabin. The landscape where the farm is located is just amazing!! All the indian ruins and the canyons… We were 7 wooffers and we always had something to lough about so it was a lot of fun! We really hope that we can come back sometimes…Thank’s for the great time!
Montezuma, a paradise on earth! How to describe these three months I spent there? It’s simple, three months of laughter, of complicity, friendship, meeting, party, walks on the canyons, evenings around a campfire, swimming in lakes and rivers, canyoning ! One feels immediately at home either and we feel welcomed at the first second! Danny is just understanding, very kind and very funny! The work is tiring but always in good mood, so it is great! Life in Montezuma, reminded me of an endless weekend full of happiness, laughter and work! Danny is a great boss! The only drawback, but not least, after living there, you’ll would like to stay here forever! Go to Montezuma and you’ll be very happy !
Thank you danny!! We spend a crazy and awesome time in your farm! you are a great teacher about the wine and your canyon!!! we liked a lot making wine and finding archeological stones!! you built a wonderful place where it’s magical to work and to live!! see you soon!! the french crazy girls!
Danny is the most accommodating, fair, funny, and all around great guy you’ll ever work with. Work is solid and fair, the area is beautiful, and it’s just a lot of fun.
Danny is very well organized, he knows what he`s doing and he has a plan, I think that`s very impressive for a 25 year old! If you like structured work and a very clean place to stay you will like it.
The Montezuma Canyon is really beautieful as is the ranch.
I would recommend the farm to younger WWOOFers- that means under 25- I think you can have a lot of fun with Danny and all the other really nice WOOFers when you are around the same age and have the same interests. Danny takes the WWOOFers out for hiking and other events on the weekends.
We wish him the best for the future, a lot of nice WWOOFers and we are sure he will be successful!!
Amazing. Just amazing. MCR is an absolutely wonderful place to spend a few weeks, a couple months, or an entire season – I’d recommend staying as long as possible. It’s a beautiful vineyard and orchard set in one of the most incredible spots I’ve ever visited, and work is fairly balanced with exploring all that the area has to offer. The work itself feels more like fun, particularly for a plant nerd like me, and throughout my two months (way too short!) at MCR there were always plenty of great people to work alongside. This place attracts the best of the best, WWOOFer-wise. Visit MCR and learn a few things about grapevines, pick bazillions of cherries, run with the dogs, scale the canyon walls, relax at the Blue Goose, search for the secret pig shed, play Tapatio pranks, test Danny’s boundless knowledge of all wine-related topics, throw cave parties, and just have a rollicking good time.
During our two week stay we enjoyed working for and in the company of Danny, the Rancher. We were also lucky to live and work with WWOOFers Wonseok from S. Korea and Alex & Ronan from France. For colorful commentary and ass kickin’ there was Josey and full time ranch resident Chuck.
We had a great time at the MCR, the good times could fill pages…good times with good people, what more could we ask for?”