Jul 25, 2016

Summer in New Mexico

Summer in New Mexico.

Summer is a wonderful time to search for a ranch in Southwest New Mexico. In addition to warm days, cooling monsoon showers in the afternoon, and cool, pleasant nights, there is so much to see and do.

There are mountains to hike or to explore on horse back; local restaurants serve delicious steaks or pies, just exploring the region can be an adventure.

If looking to buy a working cattle ranch, there are round ups, sorting and branding of livestock, moving cattle from pasture to pasture; most work done the old fashioned way on horseback. And if you haven’t had your fill of the old west, there are rodeos and team roping events almost every weekend, often followed by cookouts or dancing to a western band. And if you happen to be near Datil, be sure to visit the town of Gabriella, a replica village of the old west complete with a church, saloon, stable, and country stores.  From time to time, the local reenactment theater group will put on performances, which are a lot of fun to watch.

Later in the summer, after the cooling rains, grasses are high and flowers abound, It is an absolute beautiful place to see and will give you the opportunity to make wonderful photographs.

We have several ranches available for sale, and we are always ready to give you a tour of any one of them. Call or email us any time, we would love to hear from you and find you the type of property you are looking for. Many of the ranches here in the Southwest part of New Mexico are dual purpose – Cattle ranches most of the year – hunting properties during fall and early winter. Frequently these ranches will be eligible for landowner tags for elk or antelope.

 

 

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Southwest New Mexico is known for its varied and beautiful landscapes, from endless plains to majestic mountain ranges, and of course for its fantastic hunting opportunities.

In addition though there are many interesting places to visit. A fun weekend would start with the Bosque Del Apache, a wildlife refuge between Albuquerque and Socorro. There are many species of birds to be found.  Drive further south and you will get to Spaceport America. This is the home base to many commercial space flight and rocket launch programs. Visitors can take a 3.5 hr. tour in and around the port. To cool off, drive over to Elephant Butte State Park. There is camping, boating, fishing, swimming etc. Of course a visit to this part of New Mexico would not be complete without a stop in Hatch, home of the famous Hatch green chile. The chile pepper is New Mexico’s state vegetable, and is used in many dishes, from eggs to burgers to Pizza.

And after all this don’t forget to take a look around the ranches for sale, be they small or large. We are always ready to show you some great  properties.

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The big game draw results for the 2016 hunting season were published yesterday, and all over the States hunters are either very happy or very sad.

Although the deer and elk seasons do not start until September, for those that were successful, lots of preparation and anticipation will make the next few months pretty busy. There are maps to be studied, gear to prepare, and of course lots of practice with either the bow, muzzle loader or rifle.

But for everyone, successful or not, here is a reminder that there are many ranches for sale in South West New Mexico, and quite a few of them are eligible for landowner tags, be it for elk or antelope.

So do not hesitate to call us at 575-772-5997 and we will be more than happy to show you around.

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Tres Caballeros, The Inn of Three Cowboys, is comprised of a two-story A-frame house and a studio apartment also known as “the casita” or little house. These units are advertised on HomeAway.com and VRBO.com (Vacation Rentals by Owner). The casita rents for $120.00 per night and the upstairs of the A-frame rents for $95.00 per night. The casita is a one-room, studio style, unit of approximately 400 square feet. It has a full sized spacious kitchen with stylish tile countertops, and dining table with seating for 6. The main room contains a king sized bed, love seat, rocking chair, and entertainment center. This unit has a full sized bath with shower, adjacent laundry room, and covered porch with patio table and chairs, and barbecue grill. The upstairs unit of the A-frame is approximately 900 square feet. Outside stairs provide a private access to the upstairs rental with a small outdoor porch. A sitting area with dining room table, desk and chair, 2 easy chairs, and a breakfast nook with small refrigerator and microwave, provide a pleasant overnight stay. A bedroom with king sized bed, full bath with shower and tub, and walk in closet complete this unit.

The lower level of the A-frame has a full sized kitchen, private bedroom, small bath with shower, dining room, living room, wood stove, and a nice sunroom with views of Datil Canyon. The south-facing porch off of the kitchen is an ideal place to enjoy the quite summer evenings. The caretaker of the bed and breakfast currently occupies the lower level of the A-frame, but at sale it would immediately become available. This spacious unit would rent for $135 to $150 per night. All furnishing for the bed and breakfast are included in the sale. Long term monthly, or annual, rentals of the A-frame, and the casita, are also a viable option. The master home and all of the rental units are equipped with electricity, telephone, and propane heating systems.

The master home has a central heating system with two separate furnaces. One regulates the lower level of the home and one regulates the upper level. The master home is equipped with a on-demand hot water heater and a water softening system. The lawn is watered by an automatic, timed, sprinkler system. Three frost -free faucets provide easy watering for flowers, trees, and vegetables. A wall mounted propane furnace and thermostat provide heat for the casita. The Aframe has central heat on the lower level, which also keeps the upper level comfortable. Auxiliary electric heat is available for upstairs as needed. A 120 feet deep well provides water for the master home and bed and breakfast, along with a 3,200 gallon water storage tank, pressure pumps, and pressure tanks. The property is fenced.

Two separate driveways provide access immediately off of Highway 60. One driveway provides access to the master home, and a separate driveway provides access to the bed and breakfast rentals, with additional covered parking.

Sitting within the Cibola National Forest, with the Gila and Apache National Forests to the south and west, outdoor activities are limitless for the guests of Tres Caballeros and for its owners, including bicycling trails, hiking trails, horse-riding trails, world renowned hunting, fishing, camping, rock climbing, and much more. Tres Caballeros is approximately 2 ½ hours from Albuquerque and Sunport International Airport. To the west, within 1 ½ hours, you’ll find the communities of Springerville, and Eagar, which sit in the foothills of the White Mountains of east central Arizona, along the Little Colorado River. The White Mountain area has over 40 lakes, and Sunrise Ski Resort offers a variety of winter sports. An opportunity to live a country lifestyle, experiencing all of it’s wonders, it’s peace and tranquility, while generating an annual income from 3 bed and breakfast units is unique in, and of, itself. Tres Caballeros provides that opportunity and much more.

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Surrounded by the beauty of the Cibola National Forest, yet easily accessed immediately off of Highway 60, 2 miles west of the mountain community of Datil, Tres Caballeros Bed and Breakfast consists of a 2,789 square foot master home built in 2010, a 30’ x 20’ metal shop, and 3 bed and breakfast rental units, all on 21.40 acres of majestic ponderosa pine with spectacular views of Datil Canyon. The master home is two stories with log accent and heavy log siding, metal roof, Anderson doors and windows, and an attached two-car garage. The master home overlooks Datil Canyon to the north, with fantastic views of the Datil Mountains. The lower level of the master home has a north-facing porch covering French doors that lead to an entryway foyer. The kitchen is large and open, 16’ x 15’, with a walk in pantry. The countertops are granite, and the Kitchen Aid appliances include electric double convection ovens, six burner gas cook top with hood, and double door refrigerator with freezer. The cabinets are a dark cherry with plentiful storage space, and a matching paneled dishwasher. The foyer and kitchen floors are nicely tiled.
Open to the kitchen area is a large dining room with picture windows and a sliding glass door leading to a back porch, providing a spacious feel and stunning views in both directions. A wood burning kiva style fireplace joins the dining room to the living room where bay windows and large picture windows supply additional views of the countryside. The living room is equipped with a surround sound system, and wood flooring runs throughout the remainder of the lower level. A third bedroom, which could also serve as an office, joins the kitchen and this bedroom has a separate entrance with a small covered porch. This bedroom was designed to be handicap accessible from the lower level, and a full handicap accessible bathroom serves the lower level of the master home.
The upstairs is comprised of a foyer at the top of the stairs with 2 extra large, 25’ x 16’, bedrooms. Each bedroom is furnished with ample space for a comfortable sitting area. Each bedroom has a private vanity and private lavatory, with a shared deep bathtub and adjoining shower. Each bedroom has a large 16’ x 6’ walk in closet, dormer style windows with a 9’ ceiling.
A two-car garage, with laundry room, is attached to the kitchen area making it easy to bring in groceries or supplies.

A 30’ x 20’ Mueller metal building, or shop, provides extra work and storage space. A 30’ x 10’ covered concrete slab on the east side of the building provides shelter for an additional vehicle. The shop has a full-length workbench and strong, supportive, expanded metal shelving. Included is an electric wench mounted on a custom installed ceiling I-beam. Water is directly outside of the shop at a frost-free, and the shop is stubbed for electricity, which is within 50
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CATTLE OPERATION

The lush green meadows, rich in cool season and grama grasses, of Heavenly Acres Ranch are excellent summer pastures for roping and/or cutting horses. The additional 960acres of leased ground will adequately support a number of roping steers providing additional ground for rotating and circulation. Heavenly Acres Ranch currently runs 120 steers from May to November. The 960 acres of BLM land is permitted for 43 head, plus or minus, depending on grass conditions.
With an average gain of 200 to 225 pounds the cattle operation on the ranch generates a substantial income.
There are 4 good wells on the ranch. The house well runs on a submersible electric pump and 3 pasture wells run on windmills. There are several dirt tanks on the ranch and one concrete tank.

ALONG THE ARIZONA BORDER, A RECREATIONAL WONDERLAND
Heavenly Acres Ranch lies at the north end of the Apache National Forest which provides over 2 million acres of mountain country for hiking, camping, and outdoor activities of every nature, all of which is literally at your fingertips. Rivers and streams within the Apache National Forest for canoeing and fishing include the Blue, Little Colorado, Black, and San Francisco.
“As the crow flies” Heavenly cres Ranch is only 2 or 3 miles from the Arizona border and less than a 1hour drive from Round Valley, AZ. The communities of Springerville and Eager sit in the foothills of the White Mountains in east central AZ along the Little Colorado River. With numerous lakes, streams, year round hunting, and a ski resort, Round Valley is known as a “community for all seasons”.
The White Mountain area has over 40 lakes and many of those are a short distance from Springerville and Heavenly Acres Ranch. Lyman Lake, 1400 acres, is just 17 miles north of Springerville with catfish, crappie, large mouth bass, and walleye. Big Lake, 400 acres, is only 19 miles southwest of Springville with rainbow, brook, and cutthroat trout. Sunrise Ski Resort offers a variety of winter sports, with 65 ski runs, a separate snowboarding area, a cross-country ski area, and a children’s “ski wee” area. Ice fishing is also available on several of the areas lakes. Sitting on the Mogollon Rim just west of Springerville, is Show Low. AZ. A community of quaint boutiques, first class restaurants, movie theaters, and shopping, Show Low is surrounded by ponderosa pine creating a picturesque mountain community located only 1 hour and 45 minutes from Heavenly Acres Ranch.

AIRPORTS
The closest international airport is located in Albuquerque, which is approximately 4 hours from Heavenly Acres Ranch, and the Phoenix International Airport is approximately 5 hours from Heavenly Acres Ranch. The Springerville Municipal Airport can accommodate large planes, has two runways, 24 hour fuel, and courtesy cars. It is within 1 hour of the ranch.
Sitting within the heart of the Apache National Forest, Heavenly Acres Ranch is a picturesque mountain horse, or cattle, ranch with recreational opportunities of every nature at its doorsteps. An ideal property for a dude ranch, outfitting big game hunts or pack trips, with a ranch house and bunkhouse that can accommodate a number of guests, the uses of Heavenly Acres Ranch are diverse and plentiful. A beautiful mountain ranch, with all of its wonders, located within a short distance of the amenities provided by Round Valley and the White Mountains of Arizona, life at Heavenly Acres Ranch bestows the best of both worlds.

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Heavenly Acres Ranch is located in New Mexico’s Game Management Unit 15, an area renowned for trophy elk. Unit 15 is a widely sought after quality/high demand elk hunting unit that offers archery and muzzleloader hunts at their finest. The restricted use of rifles in the area protects the quality of a trophy elk population with bulls in the 350’s plus, taken on a yearly basis. Unit 15 has 2 archery elk seasons that run throughout the month of September, and 3 five-day muzzleloader elk hunts in October and November, along with youth and antlerless elk hunts.
Heavenly Acres Ranch typically receives 6 landowner elk permits issued through the NMDGF, 3 muzzleloader elk permits, 1 archery elk permit, and 2 antlerless/cow elk permits, and these permits have been designated Unit Wide.
The average price of an archery elk landowner permit in Unit 15 during the 2015 season was $5,000 to $6,000 with muzzleloader elk landowner permits running $5,000.00.
Trophy mule deer and wild turkeys frequent the ranch along with black bear, mountain lion, coyotes, bobcats, and other small game species. Mule deer hunting takes place with rifles, muzzleloaders, and bows, and licenses can be obtained through the state lottery or over the counter within the private lands of the ranch.
The ranch currently runs an outfitting business from the headquarters during the fall and in previous years it has also operated as a summer dude ranch providing pack trips and trail rides.

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Heavenly Acres Ranch
$3,800,000
Land Status
Approximately 1760 Deeded Acres
1220 BLM Leased Acres
Hunting and elk permits
Unit 15
3 Muzzleloader Elk Permits
1 Archery Elk Permit
2 Antlerless Cow Elk Permits
cattle operations
140 Yearlings, 160 to 180 on a wet year
May through November
4 Wells, 5 Pastures, Dirt Tanks & Concrete Tank
Improvements
3,200 SF. 6 Bedrooms. 6 Baths
Bunkhouse. 4 Bedrooms. 1 Bath
Barn. 50’ x 60’

Picturesque Mountain Ranch, Luna New Mexico
The Heavenly Acres Ranch sits within the heart of the Apache National Forest, a picturesque setting of lush green meadows surrounded by mountaintops of ponderosa pine, skies that reach to eternity, and a historic old log cabin sitting at the edge of it’s valley, as if in a dream of old. Nestled in an atmosphere of peaceful solitude, at an elevation of 7,500 feet,Heavenly Acres Ranch consists of 2880 total acres,1760 deeded acres and 1220 BLM leased acres. Surrounded by public land, with over 2 million acres of national forest as a back yard, year round recreational opportunities, from the front steps of the ranch, are limitless.
Bottom ground that’s perfect for cross pastures and brood mares, and leased acres that are excellent for rotating fresh roping steers, Heavenly Acres Ranch is an ideal horse property. As a cattle ranch the lush green meadows and leased acres of Heavenly Acres Ranch currently support 140 yearlings five months of the year.
Located in some of New Mexico’s finest country for big game hunting with a 3,200 square foot home, a bunkhouse, barn, and corrals, Heavenly Acres Ranch is an ideal horse property and/or cattle ranch and a fantastic location for a dude ranch and/or Outfitting business.

A beautiful ranch house with bay windows and a full-length west-facing porch that overlooks the property was built in 2006. The ranch house is approximately 3,200 square feet with 4 bedrooms upstairs, 1 bedroom (and an office that is also used as a bedroom) downstairs, and 6 baths. Downstairs has a large living room with fireplace, dining room, and kitchen. Telephone is available at the ranch house, and a solar system and generator provide electricity. A 4 bedroom, 1 bath, bunkhouse provides room for additional ranch guests or clients. Propane lights add to its charm, and a generator supplies power.
The barn is approximately 50’ by 60’ with stalls and attached corrals.
An old log cabin, dating back to the 1800’s, adds an irreplaceable touch of the past to Heavenly Acres Ranch.

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