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Land of Enchantment Ranch

Land of Enchantment Ranch, Las Vegas, NM
Status: Active
Property Type
Home with Acreage
Recreational Land
12,700 acres
San Miguel, NM
Borders National Forest
Borders State/BLM Land
List Date
Mar 27, 2023
Land of Enchantment Brochure
Located just an hour’s drive from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Land of Enchantment Ranch offers a stunning piece of land comprising 12,700± deeded acres near the small village of Tecolote, easily accessible from Interstate 25. Meticulously managed by the same ownership group and ranch managers since 1996, this ranch features migratory wildlife, abundant water enhancement work, and thoughtful forestry management, as well as boundless recreational opportunities. With plentiful pine forests, grassy meadows, and canyons throughout, this land is enchanting and captivating. Part of this ranch’s appeal is its location. It is exceptionally rare to find a contiguous, fully fenced ranch of this size so close to major metropolises. Santa Fe and Santa Fe Regional Airport are only an hour’s drive from the property; Albuquerque and the Albuquerque International Sunport are merely two hours away. Santa Fe National Forest borders the ranch for nearly the entirety of its western boundary, providing immediate access to several hundred thousand acres of public land. Current building improvements include a stone residence and shop constructed almost entirely from materials sourced on the land, representing the local culture and era of the area. An abundance of premier building sites are located throughout the property. Tres Hermanos Creek runs through this well-watered property, which also includes wells, springs, stock ponds, small seasonal lakes, and seasonal creeks flowing through the numerous drainages and canyons. Situated in Game Management Unit 46, the ranch is ideally located for migrating wildlife populations, including elk, deer, bear, mountain lion, turkey, and small game species. The ranch participates in New Mexico’s EPlus system and is currently allocated unlimited elk tags annually. The previous owners have been individually recognized as the preeminent conservation experts in the area for the past several decades. Their focus on forestry management and water development practices has made a significant impact in terms of attracting wildlife to this property. Land of Enchantment Ranch appeals to a buyer interested in furthering its foundational land stewardship practices while enhancing the wildlife habitat and developing water projects — all in an easily accessible location. New Mexico typically has a short supply of available large acreage ranches, and this ranch presents exceptional privacy and inspiring views, all just an hour from Santa Fe. -12,700± deeded acres -Adjacent to Tecolote and ten miles southwest of Las Vegas, New Mexico -Approximately one hour's drive from Santa Fe and Santa Fe Regional Airport -About a two-hour drive to Albuquerque and Albuquerque International Sunport -Traditionally inspired 2,172± square foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom primary residence, constructed from local rock sourced on the ranch and stucco originally built in 1925 and remodeled in 1997 -Stone-constructed shop/storage outbuilding -Three-sided lean-to for equipment and supply storage -Nearly the entire western boundary is adjacent to the Santa Fe National Forest -Located in Game Management Unit 46 -Receives elk tags allocated through EPlus -Eleven wells, four-solar powered, and one windmill powered with 8,000 gallons of storage -Seven springs -Thirteen man-made reservoirs have also been cleaned and lined with bentonite to facilitate better storage -Several miles of frontage and both banks of Tres Hermanos Creek -Tres Hermanos and Pino Real Canyon provide seasonal water flows -Terrific views of several local landmarks, including Hermits Peak and Tecolote Peak, as well as extensive viewsheds in nearly every direction -Numerous stock ponds, small seasonal lakes, and numerous seasonal drainages -Diverse topography and elevation change across the ranch, which includes abundant arroyos, small canyons, long drainages, and large mesas that transition into plains on the east side of the ranch -Evidence of Native American artifacts, petroglyphs, and remnants of rock buildings from early settlers are throughout the ranch -Abundant ponderosa pine trees cover over 70± percent of the ranch -Open meadows, pasture, hillside, and drainages comprise the balance of the land -An ongoing and long-standing forestry management program is in place -Selective thinning has been accomplished through the use of a masticator to enrich the soil, create more forage for wildlife and seasonal livestock grazing -Migrating wildlife includes elk, deer, bear, mountain lions, turkey, seasonal waterfowl, and a variety of small game and bird species -Alfalfa and perennial food plots have been planted in strategic locations -Seasonal and purposely understocked grazing is managed with conservation in mind -An excellent internal road system and easy access throughout the ranch -Shooting range featuring a covered shooting bench and targets from 25 to 400 yards -2022 property taxes were $2,322.84 -The ranch manager has been with the ranch for nearly a decade and has an intimate knowledge of the property and community
Listing Agent
Jeff Buerger
Co-Op Member Owner
Hall and Hall
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