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PATRICK AND LISA SWAYZE RANCHO DE DIAS ALEGRES
#NM438596
San Miguel, New Mexico
7,261.00 acres
Patrick and Lisa Swayze’s Rancho de Dias Alegres "Ranch of Happy Days" 7,261.4+/- Deeded Acres San Miguel County, New Mexico A New Mexico Premier Private Ranch Estate In 1997, Charles S. Middleton and Son represented the former owners in the sale of the Rancho de Dias Alegres Ranch to Patrick and Lisa Swayze. Now, 23 years later, Lisa Swayze has made the difficult decision to sell this pristine property so that it can now be used and enjoyed by the new ownership. Lisa and Patrick spent many wonderful days enjoying their life together on this fabulous mountain ranch, but the time has come to say goodbye to this major part of Lisa’s life, leaving her with great memories of the past. We are excited to represent Lisa in the sale of Rancho de Dias Alegres, a 7,261.4+/- deeded acre property located in the beautiful Gallinas River Drainage of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains west of Las Vegas, New Mexico. With the rugged, shear rock face of Hermit's Peak towering over the ranch, spectacular views of the high mountains and the Peak are prominent. Sunrises and sunsets are unsurpassed. This extraordinarily scenic and nicely improved property features over a mile of both sides of the Gallinas River frontage, including historic water rights from the river. Other features include a lake reflecting surrounding cottonwood trees, rolling forested land with intermingled green meadows, along with southern foothills covered in piñon, juniper, gamble oak, fir and ponderosa pine dominating the landscape. Wildlife is abundant and includes elk, deer, bear, lion, turkey, eagles, and many smaller mammals and birds. A flock of geese can be spotted on the pond until called south for the winter. The owner's home is unique in that the architecture of the home and site layout exemplifies Northern New Mexico's historical nature of the early 1900’s. Built as a dude ranch over 100 years ago, the property took advantage of the gorgeous scenery to host “city-folks” that wanted to come relax, play, and breathe in the crisp, clean mountain air. The house still contains some of the original furnishings, saddles, and brochures that were used to advertise the dude ranch long ago. The headquarters area is composed of a primary residence, guest house or manager’s home, and support structures. This home is constructed of solid rock walls and siding. This home will survive many lifetimes. Infrastructure on this ranch is in good condition with fences, watering systems, and pasture care evident throughout the property. Besides the beautiful setting and improvements, its location near so many amenities, yet enjoying privacy and solitude, make this a truly unique property. Only minutes from downtown Las Vegas and only a little over an hour away from Santa Fe and Taos, the property is accessible by car, public airports in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, or by private aircraft at the Las Vegas Municipal Airport with its 8,200-foot, paved runway. LOCATION AND CLIMATE: The ranch is located in the mountain setting northwest of Las Vegas, New Mexico, and just over an hour from Santa Fe. With over 1.5 miles of frontage on State Road 65 (the Gallinas Highway), the ranch is easily accessed year-round from downtown Las Vegas. The ranch also enjoys access off almost a mile of paved State Road 263 on its south boundary. Owner entry to the headquarters is through a private electric gate just off of the highway. With nearly 300 days of sunshine, low humidity, and an actual four-season climate, the weather can be enjoyed during each distinct season. The summers are pleasant and cool, and there is no air conditioning needed at the owner’s home. Just open the windows and enjoy the cool summer air. Average annual precipitation exceeds 18-inches with an average snowfall of 2 to 2 ½ feet. Nearby Las Vegas offers two institutions of higher education: New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College, plus it is home to the Armand Hammer United World College, a prestigious, international preparatory school. Las Vegas is a historical "old west" town, and the old-town district provides shops, antiques, book stores, hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, and more. Storrie Lake is a recreational destination with modern camping facilities and utility hookups for glamping or roughing it. The lake is at 6,600 feet elevation and has a surface area of approximately 1,100 acres. Storrie Lake offers not only great fishing but is ideal for sailing, windsurfing and water skiing, capped every January 1st with the annual "Polar Bear Plunge". There are five ski resorts within a two-hour drive of the ranch, with the closest only 70 miles away. Santa Fe, a short drive down I-25, is a world-renowned destination offering unique historical perspectives and a diverse cultural heritage. As New Mexico's capital, the "City Different" offers many attractions, including its unique architecture, the downtown Plaza, fine dining, museums, art galleries, cultural events, shopping, historical preservations, and the world-class Santa Fe Opera. STRUCTURAL IMPROVEMENTS: As mentioned above, the ranch headquarters are located along the northern boundary area directly off State Road 65. The owner's home contains approximately 5,908 square feet. It is rectangular, with a 1,440 SF rectangular, open-air courtyard in the center. It was built in 1920 with solid rock walls, slab foundation, and flat roof. The home has been renovated and is in beautiful condition for the age of the structure. The north side of the house is two story. The bottom floor contains a media room, office, gun room, and a utility room with bathroom. The upper level contains six bedrooms, five baths, powder room, kitchen and living area. The interior finish is a combination of carpet, tile, wood floors, sheetrock and adobe walls. There are two large rock fireplaces. The manager's house contains approximately 1,200 square feet and is located north of the highway, across from the headquarters compound. The house is constructed of adobe stucco, slab foundation, and flat roof. The horse shed is a three-sided structure that contains 336 SF. It is constructed of a steel frame and concrete tilt walls with stucco and rock exterior and metal roof. The tack and feed barn contains approximately 960 SF. It is constructed of a wood frame with wood, sheet metal, and corrugated siding and a metal roof. Onsite improvements include main internal access roads bisecting the ranch and four domestic/livestock wells. Water quality is excellent, and the source is more than ample to serve all facilities. There are numerous earthen ponds throughout the ranch. The pond at the headquarters is fed by the Gallinas River and could be easily stocked with trout. With the help of a fishery consultant, trout fishing in the Gallinas could be enhanced and enjoyed by the new owner. The perimeter boundary is fenced and crossed fenced with steel T-posts and cedar staves, with 5 strand barb wire throughout. The ranch elevation at the lower open country is roughly 7,160 feet and the ranch elevates to over 7,700 feet. WATER RIGHTS: Rancho de Dias Alegres includes adjudicated water rights with a priority date of 1872 in the amount of 22.8 acres with a total delivery capability of 45.6 acre-feet per annum at the head-gate. These water rights may be used for a variety of agricultural and wildlife production. WILDLIFE, PAST AND PRESENT: There are numerous species of wildlife that frequent Rancho de Dias Alegres. Mule deer and elk are common and often viewed. A meandering bear, an occasional mountain lion, bobcat or fox are a bit more elusive, but no doubt have a regular presence. Many smaller species of wildlife call the ranch home. Waterfowl will land on the ponds regularly. Turkey, Bald Eagle, and several species of the hawk are common, as are bluebirds, dove, and many other species. MOUNTAIN FLORA AND GRAMA GRASS PLAINS: The ranch contains many species of plant life and trees in its different elevations. Ponderosa pine, piñon pine, fir, and juniper, along with oak brush and mountain mahogany, make up much of the tree cover on the mountainside slopes portion of the ranch. Cottonwood and willow grow along the draws and Gallinas Riverbed. Blue and black gramma make up the primary grasses on the southern end of the property. Upper elevation mountain meadow grasses consist of several species, including Arizona fescue and mountain muhly. A stunning display of wildflowers appears each spring and summer across the ranch. UTILITIES: Rancho de Dias Alegres is serviced by the San Miguel Electrical Coop with landline phone services, propane gas, and has individual septic and leach fields. Utilities are underground from the old headquarters to the owner's compound. TAXES: The taxes on the subject are approximately $3,500 annually. SUMMARY: “Patrick and I searched for our ‘dream ranch’ for many years throughout the USA until we found this one. We loved its rugged beauty and the opportunity to ride our wonderful horses, camp, entertain special friends, run cattle, and be good stewards of the land. And it was large enough that we could explore and never run out of new discoveries. It was also a great place to read film scripts, and we even set up an editing bay in the dining room on occasion for projects rather than go back to LA. It’s a beautiful, magical property with something very special about it. Patrick loved being on the ranch so much, it almost took a crow bar to pry him loose when we had to leave! Both he and I would have been perfectly happy being there always. When we first visited the ranch, one of the previous owners told us, ‘This ranch is called Rancho de Dias Alegres which means ‘Ranch of the Happy Days.” Then, she leaned in close to add, ‘And it is.’ And she was right. We’ve always been very happy there.” The Swayze Ranch is a unique recreational, extremely scenic mountain property, but it also serves as a working cattle ranch with the added benefits of a great location, stunning beauty, diverse eco-system, and ultimate privacy. Anyone would be proud to be the owner of this property, especially knowing that Patrick and Lisa Swayze were the former owners of the property. Very seldom does one find a property with so many attributes: both mountain and prairie eco-systems, well improved and maintained assets supporting all types of ranch lifestyles, easy year round access, proximity to Las Vegas, Santa Fe, and Taos (only 65 miles) – the list is endless. This one-of-a-kind property, surrounded by the natural beauty of some of New Mexico's most scenic high country, must be seen to be fully appreciated. Based on our years of experience and in-depth market research, we believe Rancho de Dias Alegres to be value-priced at $1,795/acre or $13,034,213. If you are looking for a well improved, well located, mountain ranch, the Rancho de Dias Alegres is the ideal property for you and your family to enjoy for generations.
$13,034,213
La Bonita Ranch
#NM233198
San Miguel, New Mexico
2,036.00 acres
LA BONITA RANCH NEW PRICE!!!!! 2,036+/- Deeded Acres San Miguel County, New Mexico A New Mexico Premier Private Ranch Estate We are pleased to announce the exclusive listing of La Bonita Ranch, a 2,036+/- deeded acre property located just north of Las Vegas, New Mexico. With Hermit’s Peak just west of the ranch, spectacular views of the high mountains and the Peak are prominent while the wide-open spaces of the prairie steppes dominate the eastern views. Sunsets and sunrises are unsurpassed. Aptly named “La Bonita”, this extremely scenic and highly improved property features rolling grama grass pastures, beautiful canyons and rising foothills with pinon, western cedar, gamble oak, fir and ponderosa pine. Wildlife is abundant and includes elk, deer, bear, lion, turkey, eagles and many smaller mammals and birds. The owner’s compound is striking. The architecture and site layout reflect exceptional craftmanship and meticulous attention to detail. Composed of a primary residence, walled garden, three casitas, outdoor entertainment facilities, artist’s studio, greenhouse, support structures and xeriscape landscape, all are custom built using adobe, log and stone construction and are of resort quality. Nearby, the original headquarters compound provides well-kept facilities for ranch staff, livestock and maintenance. Infrastructure on this ranch is either new or is in excellent condition with fences, watering systems, and pasture care evident throughout the property. In addition to the beautiful setting and exceptional improvements, its location near so many amenities, yet enjoying privacy and solitude, make this a truly unique property. Only minutes from downtown Las Vegas and only a little over an hour away from Santa Fe and Taos, access is easy by car, public airports in Albuquerque and Santa Fe or by private aircraft at the Las Vegas Municipal Airport with its 8,200 ft. paved runway. Location and Climate: The ranch is located just north of Las Vegas, New Mexico and just over an hour from Santa Fe. With 1.2 miles of frontage on NM 518 (the Mora Highway), the ranch is easily accessed year around. Entry is through a solar powered electric gate framed with a handsome stone wall and metal archway. With nearly 300 days of sunshine, low humidity and a true four-season climate, the weather is hard to beat. Average annual precipitation exceeds 18-inches with an average snowfall of 2 to 2 ½ feet. Nearby Las Vegas offers two institutions of higher education: New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College, plus it is home to the Armand Hammer United World College, a prestigious, international preparatory school. An historical “old west” town, the old-town district provides shops, antiques, book stores, hotels, restaurants, coffee shops and more. Storrie Lake is a recreational destination with modern camping facilities and utility hookups for Glamping or roughing it. The lake is at 6600 feet elevation and has a surface area of approximately 1,100 acres. Storrie Lake offers not only great fishing, but is ideal for sailing, windsurfing and water skiing, capped every January 1st with the annual “Polar Bear Plunge”. There are five ski resorts within a two-hour drive of the ranch, with the closest only 40 miles away. Santa Fe, a short drive down I-25, is a world-renowned destination offering unique historical perspectives and a diverse cultural heritage. As New Mexico’s capital, the “City Different” offers many attractions including its unique architecture, the downtown Plaza, fine dining, museums, art galleries, cultural events, shopping, historical preservations and the world-class Santa Fe Opera. Owner’s Compound (Construction period 2007 to 2011): Owner’s Home: This beautiful home was constructed in 2007. The home features the New Mexico Territorial style with 15-inch thick, stuccoed adobe, exterior walls and is approximately 2,300 square feet+/- (including 575 square feet upstairs). It is an excellent quality, 1 bedroom, 1 3/4-bath home with rock fireplace, and thermostat controlled electric heaters embedded in the adobe walls. The sitting room and large bathroom have hot water radiant floor heat provided by a boiler that also supplies hot water to the hot tub. The kitchen and the 3/4 bath have hot water provided by a tankless (propane) water heater. The upstairs loft is currently used as office and library space and sitting/entertainment area. The windows (all double-hung) and doors are solid wood, metal clad, with energy efficient thermal glass. The main living area floors are stained concrete with tile in the full bath and sitting room. The ceilings are of wood construction with gorgeous fir vigas. The interior walls are a mixture of plaster and exposed adobe or aspen planks. The kitchen has high-end appliances, striking custom cedar cabinets and tile countertops. Native stone or textured concrete walkways connect the house with the studio and gardens and with the rest of the compound. A large, walk around deck with custom stone hot tub is constructed of long lasting wood composite and stone and overlooks several hundred acres frequently visited by the native wildlife. With the deck and over 850 square feet of portals on the east, south and north sides of the compound, outdoor living is a year around pleasure. The house and its garden include a stone koi pool and are surrounded by an adobe wall. Oversized windows and doors bring the outdoors inside. This home and property epitomize the very best of Northern New Mexico style, décor and quality of life. The house has secure high-speed wireless internet throughout, with an additional internet hotspot for guests covering the entire compound. Art Studio/Greenhouse/Garages: Located just below the decks of the main house is a 450 square foot studio with an attached 275 square foot custom greenhouse. Both studio and greenhouse have radiant floor heat (greenhouse also has additional heat) for comfort and great greenhouse production. Located along the stone path that connects the main house and the studio are four large raised stone beds for raspberries, blackberries and seasonal crops. Adjacent to the home is a 900 square foot adobe/log 2-car garage with workshop. There is a second adobe/log single-car garage with generator room and water softener. Guest Houses: Each of the three guest homes are Northern New Mexico Territorial style and have similar floorplans. The guest homes are architecturally like the main house and are of the same excellent quality construction. Each guest home is 1,075 square feet (including 320 square feet loft) plus two portals (total of 380 square feet). Each has a stone fireplace and thermostat controlled electric heating. With full kitchen, dining area, sitting room, bedroom, upstairs loft (with two queen beds in each loft) and full bath, guests enjoy “resort” life. Exterior walls are 15-inch thick, stuccoed adobe and the windows (all double-hung) and doors are all solid wood, metal clad, with energy efficient thermal glass. The floors are stained concrete. The ceilings are of wood construction with fir vigas. The interior walls are a mixture of plaster and exposed adobe or aspen planks. The kitchen has beautiful custom aspen cabinets and tile countertops. All are wireless hotspots and well suited for family, friends or corporate retreats. The Pit: The Pit or entertaining area is 450 square feet of outdoor covered space and connects to all parts of the compound by paths of textured concrete or native stone. This is a great place for solitude and reading or entertaining guests while enjoying the outdoors. The Pit has a stone fireplace, lighting and rock benches in numerous areas. The construction is adobe finished with stucco. The interior of the Pit is exposed adobe and stucco with vigas and a wood ceiling. This area of the compound is a focal point year around and a main gathering area for all. The entire owner’s compound has underground utilities with automatic generator backup and is a wireless hotspot. The compound’s landscape is a combination xeriscape and native flora. All stone structures have been constructed from stone gathered on the ranch. Ranch sourced and local materials have been used throughout the compound, including Gamble oak, ponderosa pine, aspen, fir and western cedar (juniper). Finally, much of the shale base used for road construction and maintenance was sourced within the ranch. Old Ranch Headquarters: Dwellings: Two residential dwellings predate current ownership. The dwellings are 950 square feet and 1,500 square feet. Both homes are frame construction with stucco exterior finish. The inside is textured and painted sheet rock. The smaller contains 3 bedrooms and 1 3/4 bathrooms. The larger is 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Both homes have been well maintained and currently are occupied by employees. The Shack: The “shack” was built as a temporary and mobile residence while construction of the owner’s compound was underway. This building is frame construction, with one large room that includes kitchen, sitting area and bedroom plus separate ¾ bathroom. It was built in 2006 by the current owner and can easily relocated to another location. Shop/barn/equipment shed: The 1,250 square foot equipment and maintenance shop is constructed with wood framing, metal siding and roof. The nearby barn is a traditional old barn of typical style for the area. It is in good condition and regular use. It is 4,320 square feet and features two tack rooms, bunk room with ¾ bath, 8 stalls and a chicken coop. The equipment shed is a newly constructed, post and metal building with multiple bays for storing equipment plus a large enclosed room sized for storing a road grader. Corrals and Squeeze Chute: Surrounding the barn on all sides is a large set of pipe and rod corrals. Just west of the shop is a steel sided alley with new squeeze chute and loading ramp. Current ownership operates the property as a working ranch raising quarter horses and Corriente cattle. Infrastructure Improvements: On site improvements include the main internal access road from State Highway 518, four domestic/livestock wells plus ¼ ownership in a neighboring well (Howard/Hooper/Montoya shared well) located just south of the ranch property line. Two of the wells are set up to provide redundant service to the headquarters and owner’s compound. Either can be used to fill two 3,500-gallon storage tanks. Water quality is excellent and the source is more than ample to serve all facilities. There are numerous earthen ponds throughout the ranch. The pond referred to as the Horseshoe Pond has been sealed with bentonite, has not gone dry while under the current ownership and could be easily stocked. One well referred to as the Canyon Well needs a pump and power source, but has been tested and is a strong viable well. Perimeter is fenced and crossed fenced with steel t-posts and cedar staves, with 5 strand barb wire throughout. The ranch elevation at the lower open country is roughly 6,760 feet and the ranch elevates to over 7,200 feet. Zoning and Future Development Potential: There are no known deed restrictions on the property. The subject property is zoned A-1, Agricultural Zone. As such, there are several means to view the development potential of the La Bonita Ranch. For the more conservation minded, the location and nature of the La Bonita could be attractive to conservation easement organizations. Wildlife, Past and Present: Numerous species of wildlife frequent La Bonita Ranch. Mule deer and elk are common and are often viewed. A meandering bear, an occasional mountain lion, bobcat or fox are a bit more elusive, but no doubt have a regular presence. Many smaller species of wildlife call the La Bonita home. Waterfowl will land on the ponds regularly. Turkey, Bald Eagle and several species of hawk are common, as are bluebirds, doves and many other species of birds. Seabed fossils and petrified wood are abundant in the mountainous areas. Mountain Flora and Grama Grass Plains: The mountain portion of the ranch contains many species of plant life and trees in its different elevations. Ponderosa pine, piñon pine, fir and juniper, along with oak brush and mountain mahogany make up much of the tree cover on the western mountain side slopes portion of the ranch. Cottonwood trees and willow are found along the draws and stream beds leading from the mountains to the open grasslands. Blue and black grama make up the primary grasses in the plains. Upper elevation mountain meadow grasses consist of several species including Arizona fescue and mountain muhly. A stunning display of wild flowers appears each spring and summer across the ranch. Utilities: La Bonita Ranch is serviced the San Miguel Electrical Coop, CenturyLink, propane gas, and has individual septic and leach fields. Utilities are underground from the old headquarters to the owner’s compound. Taxes: The taxes on the subject are approximately $8,000 annually. Summary: The La Bonita Ranch is a unique estate type property and working ranch with the extraordinary benefits of location, location, and location along with its stunning beauty, diverse eco-system, and intimate privacy. Very seldom does one find a property with so many attributes: both mountain and prairie eco-systems, well improved and maintained assets supporting all types of ranch life-styles, easy year around access, proximity to Las Vegas, Santa Fe and Taos (only 65 miles) – the list is endless. This one-of-a-kind property, surrounded by the natural beauty of some of New Mexico’s most scenic high country, must be seen to be fully appreciated. If you are looking for a well improved, well located, mountain ranch, the La Bonita Ranch may be the ideal property for you and your family to enjoy.
$4,500,000
Tecolote Ranch Partition
#NM447319
San Miguel, New Mexico
3,391.00 acres
Chas S. Middleton and Son has been granted the privilege of an exclusive listing on this spectacular mountain ranch in San Miguel County, NM. The Tecolote Ranch Partition lies in the highland foothills of the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains southwest of Las Vegas, New Mexico. The entrance to the ranch is approximately 12 easy driving miles south from the town of Las Vegas. This property features ponderosa pine, piñon juniper, and gamble oak tree cover. Big bull elk love hanging out on this parcel. The terrain and privacy provide them a wonderful sanctuary. Mule deer are making a great comeback in this area and we have seen some very nice bucks lately. This ranch is perfect for the owner desiring a true mountain sanctuary to escape the hustle-and-bustle of crowded cities and enjoy hunting and livestock ranching. As mentioned above, the Tecolote Ranch Partition is only minutes from downtown Las Vegas, less than an hour away from Santa Fe and under two hours to Taos. There are public airports in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Better yet, the Las Vegas Municipal Airport with its 8,200 ft. paved runway allows for various sizes of private aircraft. This very nice FBO is only minutes away from the front gate. An onsite visit to this unique property is required to fully appreciate this great property. The Tecolote Ranch Partition has been historically operated in conjunction with the larger Tecolote Ranch. The main function of the ranch has been to graze livestock, hunt big game in the fall, and provide owners with a wonderful get away from the hustle-and-bustle of life in the fast lane. The condition, quality, and quantity of the meadow grass production is superb. The owners believe that balanced livestock grazing of cows and calves or yearlings is reasonable given the wildlife feed requirements on the ranch. Big game hunting on the ranch consists of bull elk, buck mule deer, bear, and cougar. Merriam turkey are present throughout the ranch. The ranch is enrolled in New Mexico’s E-Plus landowner elk system. The ranch is in Special Management Zone 46 which allows an owner to work with game and fish personnel in determining an effective harvest goal for elk on the ranch. Mule deer, bear, turkey, and cougar hunting licenses can be purchased online or over the counter at vendors and NM Game and Fish offices. The Tecolote Ranch Partition has a Santa Fe Conservation Easement on 2,550.93 acres that allow an owner to use it as a ranch with grazing and hunting. The easement allows for a twenty-five (25) acre headquarters along with four 5-acre homesites. Each site will allow a home, guest house, stables, barn, and pool if desired. The concept will enable a partner/owner the joy of having a mountain recreation area with privacy for family and friends. The Santa Fe Conservation Easement is poised for expansion to include another 840 acres for future buyer use as desired. The easement does restrict uses for development, commercial ventures, and mining. Administration of the easement does allow for representatives to visit the property to assure compliance occasionally. Elevation at the entrance gate is approximately 7,200 feet. The lowest elevation is approximately 6,700 feet while the highest elevation is approximately 7,600 feet. Terrain varies from beautiful rolling open park meadows to moderately steep dense piñon juniper and ponderosa forest land. Primary grass forage is blue, black, and sideoats grama, Arizona fescue, mountain muhly, pine dropseed, and bottlebrush squirreltail. Mountain Mahogany provides excellent browse for the deer and elk. Throughout the growing season, a wide variety of wildflowers dot the landscape. Permanent water on this ranch is by two solar wells located at separate locations. These wells supply good quality water into drinkers to water the livestock and wildlife. Nearby Las Vegas offers two institutions of higher education: New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College, plus it is home to the Armand Hammer United World College, a prestigious, international preparatory school. As a historical “old west” town, the old-town district provides shops, antiques, bookstores, hotels, restaurants, coffee shops and more. Storrie Lake is a recreational destination with modern camping facilities and utility hookups for Glamping or roughing it. The lake is at 6,600 feet elevation and has a surface area of approximately 1,100 acres. Storrie Lake offers not only great fishing, but is ideal for sailing, windsurfing and water skiing, capped every January 1st with the annual “Polar Bear Plunge”. There are five ski resorts within a two-hour drive of the ranch, with the closest being Santa Fe Ski Basin, only 55 miles away. Santa Fe, a short drive down I-25, is a world-renowned destination offering unique historical perspectives and a diverse cultural heritage. As New Mexico’s capital, the “City Different” offers many attractions including its unique architecture, the downtown Plaza, fine dining, museums, art galleries, cultural events, shopping, historical preservations and the world-class Santa Fe Opera. The Tecolote Ranch Partition is serviced by the San Miguel Electrical Coop and propane gas could be provided to an owner’s home if constructed. Real estate taxes on this portion of the ranch would be less than $500 when New Mexico’s ag exemption is in place. In summary, the Tecolote Ranch Partition is a gorgeous property for someone looking for a great recreational get-a-way. The ranch provides privacy, beauty, recreation, and a bit of cash flow via hunting and grazing. This rare offering is priced to sell on today’s rising market at $1,250 per acre. If you have been searching for a beautiful Northern New Mexico ranch that will provide you and your family with all you could ask for, this offering deserves your utmost consideration.
$4,239,023
Starvation Peak Ranch
#NM261493
San Miguel, New Mexico
1,145.00 acres
Starvation Peak Ranch is one of the truly distinct properties that has accomplished the merging of history gone by with the modern west.  Silence, solitude and inspiration exist in all directions on this 1,145 acre northern New Mexico luxury ranch.  Every aspect has been thoughtfully placed and masterfully crafted.  The most prominent and unique focal point of the ranch, and surrounding area, is Starvation Peak, rising above the historic Santa Fe Trail and Old Route 66 Highway at the town of Bernal.  Over 40-square miles of Santa Fe National Forest lands directly adjoin the ranch on the east and south boundaries.  The lands near Starvation Peak are steeped in Native American history with evidence of the various civilizations extending back an estimated 9,000 years by an area archaeologist that has visited the ranch and analyzed surrounding area artifacts.The ranch is centrally located a short distance south of Interstate 25 with approximate travel times as follows:20-minutes to Las Vegas (historic western city)45-minutes to Santa Fe (State capital, arts and cultural district)90-minutes to Albuquerque (major metropolitan area & International Airport)90 -minutes to Taos (ski resort, shopping and art studios)120-minutes to Abiquiu (Abiquiu Lake, Georgia O’Keefe Home and Studio, Public Recreation Lands)Santa Fe is oldest State capital in the United States having been founded in 1610.  Primary attractions include the Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark, the Canyon Road art and shopping district, Santa Fe Opera, Museum of International Folk Art and the New Mexico History Museum.  The Santa Fe Regional Airport provides commercial air service with daily non-stop flights to Denver, Dallas and Phoenix.IMPROVEMENTSAttention to detail is readily apparent in all aspects of construction with the end-result providing one of the finest examples of Historic Northern New Mexico style architecture in all of the Southwest.  Each structure was custom planned and constructed down to the finite feature in exhibiting complimentary combinations of adobe, mud, plaster, stone, ornate tile and reclaimed wood with energy-efficiency in mind.  Finishes include custom milled cabinetry, doors, windows and shelving, tile and wood floors, smooth plaster and rustic rock walls, reclaimed barn wood beams and ceilings.  All interior and exterior fixtures, hardware and other decorative items have been carefully matched to the era. Main Home:  The main home was positioned to maximize both southern sunlight exposure and views of Starvation Peak from the large picture windows along the rear elevation.  The single-story structure totals for 5,317 square feet and features a (3) bedroom, (3.5) bathroom floor plan.  The kitchen includes custom designed cabinetry, a large rustic wood-slab center island, tile and solid surface counter tops, walk-in pantry and (2) sinks.  A formal dining area and indoor chimenea style fireplace for indoor cookouts are also positioned just off-of the kitchen.  The spacious master bedroom and bath are contained on the western end of the home along with a private office and half bath.  A large fireplace serves as the centerpiece of the family room in the central portion of the home. Casitas:  In addition to the main residence, there are (2) guest casitas of 868 and 606 square feet.  Each consist of a one-bedroom, one bath design with equally unique design and finish characteristics to that of the main home.Garage/Workshop:  The workshop portion of the larger building is fully finished and contains enclosed storage rooms along with a three-quarter bath.  Features include many of the custom details found in the residential structures, which would allow for potential conversion to additional living space if desired.  The garage area consists of (3) oversized bays that will accommodate the storage of vehicles and ranch equipment.Grounds:  A series of stone-lined pathways traverse through the building compound along with an extensive irrigation system servicing the native vegetation and flowerbeds.LAND:  The ranch is comprised of two tracts combining for 1,145-acres (+/-) and reside at elevations ranging from 6,200 to 6,600 feet.  Topography throughout the property consists of level valley and mesa top meadows, treed arroyos and rimrock lined canyons.  Internal roads extend throughout the ranch and connect with gated access to Santa Fe National Forest Lands bordering the property on the east and south.  Primary wildlife inhabitants include various species of birds, deer, antelope, turkey, black bear and mountain lion.*Additional land is available for purchase immediately adjoining the deeded parcels.Utilities:  Thoughtful consideration was utilized in the extension of all utilities to the improvement compound.  Water is provided by (2) wells that maintain (3) 10,000-gallon storage tanks with up to a 15 gallon per minute delivery rate.  The water lines servicing the existing structures are readily expandable in allowing for the construction of additional improvements.  A combination of below ground electricity, solar arrays and propane power the property along with a 65kw generator for redundant back-up.  Fiber optic service is in-place and can provide up to 100 mb of connectivity.  The sustainable and efficient construction materials, along with 300-days of sunshine, serve to limit utility usage.Starvation Peak Ranch is equally ideal for use as a private hideaway, corporate retreat or for further expansion to fit anyone’s blueprint.  The property could easily accommodate helicopter access.  The cost to replicate this exclusive property far exceeds the list price and will transfer fully furnished with minimal seller exclusions.  Contact Brent Hedrick for additional information and to schedule a private tour.  Buyer qualified showings require 72-hour notice.
$4,165,000
HOBO North Ranch
#NM306556
San Miguel, New Mexico
7,060.00 acres
6,220 +/- Deeded Acres    840 +/- New Mexico State Lease Acres 7,060 +/- Total Acres We are proud to announce our exclusive listing of the HOBO North Ranch, offering the best of both worlds in a recreational big game hunting and grazing unit. The HOBO North Ranch is in the scenic mesa highlands of Northeast New Mexico, approximately 32 miles east of Las Vegas, New Mexico and 92 miles east of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Access to the property is off paved State Highway 104 and County Road C53A.  This county road forms the north boundary of the HOBO North Ranch and provides year-round access along 10 miles of the north end of the ranch. Average precipitation for the area is approximately 14 to 16 inches per year with 10-20 inches of annual snowfall. There are several large ranches adjoining the HOBO North Ranch property.  These ranches are both livestock production and hunting ranches.  Adjoining the HOBO North Ranch to the south is the recently closed south 8,943 acres of the larger 15,111-acre HOBO Ranch. This portion of the HOBO was purchased by a conservation organization and is proposed for annexation into the newly created Sabinoso Wilderness.  The Sabinoso Wilderness Area was designated by Congress in 2009. The Sabinoso Wilderness is to limited foot/horseback public access only.  We believe we kept the best portion of the larger HOBO Ranch for multi-purpose of recreational hunting and grazing. Additionally, and most importantly, the HOBO North Ranch controls a significant part of the access to the entire proposed annexation area. The HOBO North Ranch has a diverse terrain that is best suited for livestock and wildlife.  The property is a combination of elevated mesa tops along the north and west portions of the ranch and the ranch’s southern portion is mostly piñon, juniper, ponderosa pine, oak brush and other varieties of shrub. There are scattered springs along the mesa walls and bottom of the mesa walls that provide an excellent water source for wildlife and livestock. It is estimated that approximately 60% of the ranch is comprised of open grama grass grazing. The remaining approximately 40% of the property is a combination of canyon headers, moderate to rugged ridgelines and lower canyon bottoms.  The upper portions of the elevated mesas have a gently sloping and rolling terrain, with elevations running from just above 6,300 feet to over 6,500 feet.  Well-engineered switchback roads provide access from the upper mesa country to the canyon bottoms.  The mesa top country is accessed by well-maintained caliche roads and two track roads.  The ranch has a large caliche pit near the northeast corner which has been used to construct and maintain many of the roads on the ranch.  Roads have been constructed on some of these mesa fingers creating lookout points offering spectacular canyon views.  Some areas of the mesa tops are relatively open with scattered amounts of cholla and moderate to the sometimes-dense canopies of juniper, oak, and piñon.  A controlled burn program has been in effect on the upper mesa country for several years.  Dense juniper cover is systematically being burned in order to open these areas of unusable country, creating productive native grass parklike areas capable of producing desirable forage for livestock and wildlife.  The controlled burn program has definitely improved, not only the appearance of the upper mesa country, but also the productivity of this area of the ranch. Cottonwood trees are scattered all along the canyon bottoms.  Clusters of cottonwoods indicate areas of live springs or pools of water that remain much of the year.  Juniper, piñon pine, mountain oak brush and scattered ponderosa pine are found throughout the canyon sidewalls and bottoms. In the past, a Savory Grazing Cell System was in place over a significant portion of the upper mesa country.  This system utilized electric fencing, with numerous smaller pastures coming to various water lots.  While all the electric fencing has been removed, the water sources remain, primarily for wildlife use. The HOBO North Ranch has a manager’s home with shop and other outbuildings.  The manager’s home is 3 bedrooms and two baths.  This home, as well as other improvements on the ranch, are very well maintained.  Additional improvements include a pipe roping/training arena, a wood frame with metal siding set of stables (six horse stalls), tack room and workshop, and a covered fifth wheel parking area that is wood framed with a metal roof.  This site also has full power from the solar system along with its own septic tank.  All these improvements are powered by solar panels with battery backup system and generators for emergency backup. The cattle working facilities on the HOBO North Ranch are in good condition.  There is a good set of pipe corrals and shipping pens on the north end of the ranch near the manager’s home.  There is also a rock shop/barn with a hayloft that is used for storage and supplies.  This barn is also in good condition. The current owner acquired the HOBO North Ranch in 2004.  The range conditions, water, and infrastructure were all in poor condition when the ranch was purchased.  The property was initially operated as a cow/calf ranching operation until 2012.  The cattle operation utilized the Savory Grazing System.  Using this rotation system and by stocking the ranch at a bare minimum, range conditions improved considerably.  After 8 years of operating the property as a cattle ranch and horse training facility, the owner decided to focus on wildlife and wildlife habitat improvement, rather than cattle ranching.  The current ranch manager took over in 2012, and he has established the controlled burning program that has benefited the ranch by thinning the juniper infestations, which ultimately improved the forage for cattle and wildlife.  Over the last 6-8 years, the owner and manager have focused their efforts solely on improving the habitat for wildlife.  These efforts have noticeably increased the population of elk, deer, and other wildlife on the HOBO North Ranch.   The HOBO North Ranch has good fencing on portions of the north, west and southwest boundaries, all along the upper mesa country portion of the property.  Little to no fencing is utilized on the remainder of the ranch.   The HOBO North Ranch is considered to have average water facilities. The ranch is currently watered by wells, dirt tanks and scattered springs. Developed water sources include three windmills, one combination windmill and solar pump, and one solar well. The water quality is reported to be good.  Water wells depth information is estimated to be 150 to 300 feet.  Storage reservoirs with drinkers have been constructed in specific areas of the ranch.  There are four storage tanks with capacity ranging from 15,000 gallons to 30,000 gallons.  Canyon springs are typically used by elk, deer, bear, mountain lion, pronghorn, turkey and other forms of wildlife that live within the ranch borders.  The ranch manager has recently developed and piped water into cleared areas where wildlife are not as easily hunted by predators. Controlled burns and water improvements have enhanced the wildlife on the ranch.  No hunting was allowed on the ranch for over 6 years prior to 2019 and native wildlife is now abundant.  The HOBO North Ranch is in New Mexico Big Game Unit 42.   The HOBO North Ranch is over 88% deeded land.  The state lease acreage is found in three remote blocks and is not accessible to public hunters.  The annual state lease cost is approximately $1.15 per acre. If you are in the market for a unit that provides both good grazing and hunting opportunity, the HOBO North Ranch will fit your needs.  The property has been very well managed for wildlife and should offer outstanding hunting experience. The HOBO North Ranch is realistically priced at $575 per deeded acre.  Please understand that brochure pictures do no truly capture the magnificent and rugged features of the HOBO North Ranch.  This is a property you have to actually see to truly appreciate.  To schedule a showing, or for additional information, please contact Dwain Nunez or Jim Welles.
$3,576,500
Eldorado Ranch
#NM257316
San Miguel, New Mexico
1,398.00 acres
Price reduction from $835,000 to $785,000. Chas S. Middleton and Son, LLC, is privileged to have the exclusive listing on this small production and yet scenic ranch. The ranch contains 1,398.68 deeded acres. The ranch is 22.5 miles east of Las Vegas, 1.5 hours from Santa Fe, and a bit over 2 hours from the Albuquerque International Airport. State Highway 104 provides year-round access to the ranch and its entrance is immediately off the highway. The property fronts Highway 104 for over 2 miles. The Las Vegas Municipal Airport has an 8,199’ x 75’ runway and will handle private jet traffic. Las Vegas is known for the Armond Hammer World College, New Mexico Highlands University, Luna Community College, Fort Union Monument, and it’s Old Town Historic District. Conchas Lake State Park is located 54 miles to the east and provides year-round fishing and summer water sport activities. Elevations on the Eldorado Ranch range from 6,400 to 6,600+ ft. Terrain includes lush meadows, ponderosa pine, piñion-juniper, and a variety of other trees including oak brush. This ranch is located in strong grazing country for a year-round cow/calf operation or a yearling operation. The rolling hills and meadows are covered with Blue and Black Grama and Side Oats grass. Winter Fat, an excellent quality browse packed with protein is scattered across the ranch. Fences are in good shape as well as the pens. There is electricity, water and telephone service provided to the small set of range pens on the property. A windmill well is also at this location and it along with the pens would make a great place for a headquarters-home site. There are dramatic canyons on this ranch that are not apparent from the highway. They are very scenic and provide a backdrop that is breathtaking. The canyon walls, stunning rock out croppings, and caves along the walls add to the diversity and appeal of this ranch property. These canyons provide for cooler temperatures as well as natural watering holes for wildlife. They also shelter livestock in times of harsh weather. These canyons also tie into larger canyons to the south that eventually tie into the Conchas Ranch Canyons. There is a small spring hidden deep in the large canyon bottom, marked by a rock formation of an arrow. This ranch provides for a natural and appealing habitat for elk, turkey, antelope and deer. Elk are the dominant wildlife on this ranch. There has been no hunting on this ranch in many years nor are there any elk or antelope tags issued. Owners can apply for elk hunting opportunity through the NM Department of Game and Fish E Plus system or merely enjoy their presence. The ranch has two caliche pits located on the northeast end of the ranch which can provide material for the ranch and possibly for others wanting this type of material. Based on its scenic appeal, land quality and proximity to Las Vegas and Santa Fe, the Eldorado Ranch is realistically priced at $785,000. It is not often that a small livestock/recreational ranch or a get-a-way property close to Las Vegas and Santa Fe comes on the market.
$785,000
MAAD Ranch
#NM328419
San Miguel, New Mexico
640.00 acres
Secluded Sportsman’s Paradise - MAAD Ranch at Trementia, NM  -  $350,000 for 640 acres!640 acres of end-of-the-road secluded and private paradise.  Allows year-round hunting with landowner elk tags, mule deer, bear and a good supply of jumbo wild hogs……The MAAD Ranch is located about an hour south of Las Vegas, New Mexico, off of Highway 104, just north of the little town of Trementina.  This incredible buy is an old homestead.  The end-of-the-road seclusion and a well on the property is what this sportsman’s paradise is all about, especially at this price!  There’s access via a recorded easement approximately 1 mile through a private ranch to this secluded hideaway, bordering the 25,000 acre Sabinoso Wilderness Area.  Game includes landowner elk tags, mule deer, bear, lion and some really big wild hogs.  Pinions and junipers accent this land holding, with a canyon and mesa. The ranch has a windmill, best suited to solar, but definitely a proven water producer, and a few dirt tanks that hold run-off most of the year and game tracks in every direction. Located in the heart of San Miguel County, this 640-acres qualifies for landowner tags and has numerous locations for some additional game management tools such as food plots and improved water.  The ranch needs some fence work, access road needs a blade, and windmill servicing but at this price, who’s complaining?  No power, but ideal for a solar cabin or RV…Views in 360 directions, with lots of game.  This secluded sportsman’s paradise is best accessed with a side-by-side ATV or jeep.  Call today as this one won't last long!Co Brokers Welcome.Note: In order to confirm a showing, financial verification is required. Thank you.
$350,000
Maestas Creek Canyon 20
#NM262277
San Miguel, New Mexico
20.00 acres
Maestas Creek Canyon  20 This absolutely gorgeous 20-acre parcel, in the very heart of New Mexico’s Santa Fe Mountains, may just be the end-of-the-road paradise you’ve always dreamed about but you couldn’t believe it existed.  Bordering the Santa Fe National Forest on two sides, and a quarter mile from the Pecos Wilderness, it’s obvious that “somebody knew somebody” years ago to get power run a half mile back to this secret hideaway.  About 15 minutes to Pendaries Golf Course, 50 minutes to Sipapu Ski area, and an hour to Taos, year-round Maestas Creek twines itself among huge blue spruce and aspens so big you can’t put your arms around them.  This improved property with well, power and fully fenced is set up and ready to go.  While several gorgeous building sites are available, you can stay on this property this weekend!  Included is a 2007 Prowler Travel Trailer (hooked up fully and ready for your stay) and a custom built single-room cabin complete with kitchen and bath.   So, while you’re planning  your dream home, you can stay on this property  and enjoy the scenery, mountaintop views and abundant wildlife, including an annual mature elk tag as provided by the state of New Mexico E-plus program (always check regulations).  Mule Deer, turkey, grouse & rabbits are all abundant and those tags are  over-the-counter for landowners.  The property is at the end of the road at about 9000 ft. elevation so privacy is assured…  These in-holdings are very exclusive, hard to find, and cannot be developed at today’s prohibited replacement costs.  Enjoy millions of acres of public land, with 20-acres of your own!  Hike into the wilderness, go to sleep to the sounds of the creek, and wake up to the wildlife.  It’s all here including the Prowler Travel Trailer & Cabin.  Current owner is retired master carpenter so everything is in tip-top condition and turnkey. Co brokers welcome.Note:  In order to confirm a showing, financial verification is required. Thank you.
$349,000