Welcome to the Milligan Brand Ranch and Headquarters. This property offering is 30 years in development rendering a premiere Northern New Mexico recreational and hunting property, corporate retreat or fulltime hobby ranch.
The ranch is located 6 miles south of Chama, NM, approximately 1.5 hr commute from Santa Fe, NM and a brief 1 hr commute to Pagosa Springs, Co. Perfectly placed, the Milligan Ranch overlooks the beautiful Chama River Valley to the west and unobstructed views of the amazing Brazos Cliffs to the east. Elevation is 7500-7600. The property undulates from grassy meadows to tree covered ridges of ponderosa pine, juniper and post oak.
Access to the ranch is paved through the gated entrance up to the 4900 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, two bath main house. Surrounded by mature landscaped patios, cover decks, flowerbeds and fruit trees. Family, friends and clients can relax and enjoy the ever changing beauty of the many water features below as well as the adjacent mountain peaks. Additional improvements include an 800 sq. ft , 2 bedroom 1 bath guest house, 4500 sq\. ft. metal shop, small dock house on the main lake for entertaining, modest wood barn, carports for equipment storage and additional storage buildings for all your toys.
Development of the Milligan Brand Ranch is a direct reflection of the owners lifetime passion for the outdoors. The system of fishing ponds through out the property total approximately 8 acres of surface water and support 5 species of fish to include rainbow and brown trout, large and small mouth bass, yellow perch, bluegill and catfish. "The fishing is amazing" is an understatement. Reeling in 3-5 lb trout and bass can be had all day long! Several ponds have docks installed and the main pond has a small dock house for entertaining on the waters edge.
Big game hunting is what the Milligan Brand is all about. Many years back this property was part of the infamous Mundy Ranch which of course produced the renowned B&C 49'+ Mundy Buck. The genetics are still in place today. Several 200+ buck have been harvested on the ranch over the years. Rio Arriba County is known to hold some of the largest mule deer in the country. Located in Big Game Unit 4 which has very little public hunting. Elk herds on property and within the vicinity are plentiful. Typical bulls range from 280-320, not monsters but plenty of them! Several food plots are planted for this season to include clover, alfalfa and crested wheat. Other wildlife found on the ranch include black bear, bobcat, coyote, turkey and small game. 2020 season the ranch received 1 ea. Bow Bull Permit and 1 ea. Cow permit. Mule deer permits are landowner draw. Need to sight in the long guns or just enjoy target practice? there's also a shooting range on ranch with targets from 50 yards out to 750 yards.
If you feel the need to seek recreation off ranch the Chama area is loaded with fun and adventure. Spend the day trolling for lake trout at Heron Lake, Grab the jet skis or boat and head for El Vado Lake, fly fish the Brazos River, Chama River, Trout and Canjilon Lakes. Hiking, Horseback and ATV trails within the National Forest, ride the scenic Cumbres Toltec Railroad, Hiking and biking trails throughout the region. Snowmobile your own trails on ranch or head for the many mountain trails in both New Mexico and Colorado. Just north of the ranch is the historic Village of Chama for dining and drinks, shopping, fuel, supplies and services.
Call today and schedule your private showing of this amazing Northern New Mexico Ranch for sale.