Hacienda Amado Ranch
The Hacienda Amado Ranch located in the Foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains in Southeast Arizona is arguably the most premier property available. Situated between Sonoita and Patagonia and only a little over an hour from the Tucson International Airport, the ranch is readily accessible. The property offers 21,607 acres with a 53+/-deeded acre compound with an estate caliber Hacienda, three other homes and an economical cattle operation. This area has long attracted upscale retirees, bird watchers and is one of the best cattle ranching areas in the Southwest. The climate is especially appealing with moderate four-season weather boasting some of the best rainfall in Arizona. The terrain provides excellent feed resources and appealing scenery.
The main home is the focal point of the ranch, beautiful and well-designed, it was built in 2008 with attention to every detail. The spectacular Hacienda has 5,943 square feet livable space and over 8,000 square feet under roof. The Spanish style home fits into the location and provides a truly tranquil atmosphere. The home is complete with covered patios, upper decks, three slide-away glass walls and an outside cooking area. State-of-the-art appliances, soapstone countertops, and beautifully built cabinets in the kitchen compliment the decor. There are seven fireplaces, five that are inside and two outside. The master suite is privately located and has glass doors that exit to the outside patio. This stunning home meets the most discerning tastes.
Also located at the headquarters is a completely remodeled guest house comprising of 1650 square feet, a large covered patio, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The tack room house is a remodeled 813 square feet one-bedroom and one-bath open floor plan home.
Built in 2008 and located out of site of the other housing is the 1,360 square foot manager’s house with three bedrooms and two baths this home can accommodate most families or guests.
At the headquarters is the main corrals used in the fall of the year, a hay barn, scales and arena.
The headquarters is comprised of 53 acres +/- that borders the temporal allotment that comes with the ranch. The Forest allotment is rated for 350 animal units year-round and is 21,607 acres. With good Road access to the vast majority of the ranch and every pasture makes this allotment one of the most unique in the region. Very well-watered with springs, dirt tanks, wells and pipe lines. However, the live water and dirt tanks have been sufficient for livestock for the 20 plus years of the present owners’ time there. The Hacienda Amado is one of the most well-watered ranches in the area and the records kept by the present owner has shown consistently more rainfall than most nearby ranches.
In addition to the grazing permit the Temporal Headquarters is also leased from the US Forest Service which includes the pens for spring works, house, and well. The home is not used but for occasional overnight stays by help. The cost of the grazing fees is $2.11/AUM making the total cost at full capacity $8,862.
The Headquarters and much of the ranch is around 4500 foot elevation. The highest point of the ranch is near 8000 feet. Great bio diversity is prevalent throughout the ranch at all elevations. Some grasses, forbs, and shrubs included are blue grama, hairy grama, sprucetop grama, sideoats grama, black grama, curly mesquite, threeawns, vine mesquite, Texas timothy, mesquite, mountain mahogany, cliff rose, and manzanita. Black walnut, cottonwood, sycamore with oak and juniper being the most prevalent.