"No Service"
This is all too common for us!

The Oso, due to its location, does not have direct telephone service. The nearest telephone is in Cerocahui in a "caseta", a small and private business attempting to provide public service. Outages are common and can last from a few days to two or three weeks. Weather problems, equipment failures, and a host of other possibilities disrupt service. The point is - service is unpredictable. Finally, being a business, they close at 5 PM. Anything requiring the use of a telephone is uncertain and can be erratic. Telfonos de Mxico claims to be installing lines but we'll believe it when we see it! Telephone service in neighboring towns is also improving and we use it whenever possible. And a final sign of the times - Urique (in the bottom of the canyon) now has satellite internet service - at least in one place!

Make your plans and reservations early. We have installed a satellite internet connection and attempt to gather e-mail on a daily basis but this is not guaranteed, especially when a longer trip is taking place. If you need more information or have a request regarding our horseback activities or anything else, write us using the form below and it will be e-mailed to us. Please be sure to include your return e-mail address. Hotel & riding reservations should be made using the appropriate link above.

Longer horseback outings are planned and scheduled well in advance. Please let us know if you wish to be included on a specific outing you have seen here.

Again, given our location and circumstances, please allow us time to reply to your inquiries. We look forward to being of assistance!

Update: A satellite link has been installed at the Oso (!) so the response to your e-mails should be much better. However, during tours & trips, your e-mail may not be answered until I am back at the ranch which can be several days. As always, I look forward to hearing from you.

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 Rancho del Oso,  P. O.  Box 31089,  El Paso,  TX,  79931
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 Updated 11/03/2009