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Heavenly Acres Ranch: Luna: New Mexico Ranch for Sale

Offered at Listed at $3.3 Million

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Listed at $3.3 Million

Luna, New Mexico 87824
Status: Sold
Acreage: 2,880 Total, 1760 Deeded, Acres
County: Catron | Water: Yes | Elevation: 7,500

Listing Broker: Susan Johnson
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Heavenly Acres Ranch sits at the northern edge of the Apache National Forest, in a picturesque setting of varied terrain from lush green meadows to large groves of oak, rolling hills, and strands of ponderosa pine, with skies that reach to eternity. A historic log cabin sits at the edge of its valley adding an alluring touch of the old west.

Nestled in an atmosphere of peaceful solitude, at an elevation of 7,500 feet, Heavenly Acres Ranch consists of approximately 2,880 total acres, 1,760 deeded acres, and 1,120 BLM leased acres. Largely surrounded by public land, with over 2 million acres of national forest as a back yard, year round recreational opportunities from the 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 approximately 140 yearlings.

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 cattle ranch, and a fantastic location for an outfitting business or dude ranch.

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 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 cost of an archery elk landowner permit in Unit 15 during the 2015 season was $5,000 to $6,000 with muzzleloader elk landowner permits selling for

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 past years it has also operated as a summer dude ranch providing pack trips and trail rides.

The lush green meadows, rich in cool season and grama grasses, of Heavenly Acres Ranch are excellent summer pasture for roping and/or cutting horses. The additional 1,220 acres of leased ground will adequately support a number of roping steers providing additional ground for rotating and circulation.

Heavenly Acres Ranch currently runs 140 steers from May to November, although on a wet year 160 to 180 head is a possibility. The 1,120 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. The ranch has numerous dirt tanks providing adequate water for livestock and wildlife.

A beautiful ranch house with a full-length west-facing porch that overlooks the property was built in 2006. The ranch house is approximately 3,200 square feet with 5 bedrooms and one office/bedroom. Five of the bedrooms have a private bath, with 4 bedrooms upstairs and 2 bedrooms downstairs.

Downstairs has a large living room, with surrounding windows that provide a spectacular view of the ranch, a large dining room with bay windows and ample seating, a full kitchen with double oven, six burner stove, and large pantry. A large laundry room is adjacent to the kitchen.

Bay windows adorn the master bedroom along with a large walk in closet, and each guest bedroom has a private bath.

Telephone is available at the ranch house, and a solar system and generator provide central heat and 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 80’ by 60’ with stalls and attached corrals.

Several old log cabins, dating back to the 1800’s, add an irreplaceable touch of the past to Heavenly Acres Ranch.

Heavenly Acres Ranch lies at the north end of the Apache National Forest providing over 2 million aces 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.

Heavenly Acres Ranch is approximately 45 minutes from the high mountain town of Alpine, Arizona. A resort community surrounded by mountain slopes covered in pine, fir, and aspen trees, its captivating beauty draws vacationers and outdoorsman from afar.

“As the crow flies” Heavenly Acres Ranch is only 2 or 3 miles from the Arizona border and a 45 minute 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.


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, courtesy cars, and it is within 45 minutes of the ranch.

Cool and refreshing summer temperatures, brilliant colors in the fall, winter snowfall, and meadows of wildflowers in the spring, Heavenly Acres Ranch is a picturesque mountain horse, or cattle, ranch with recreational opportunities of every nature at its doorstep. An ideal property for outfitting big game hunts or a dude ranch with pack trips and trail rides, with a ranch 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 Alpine, Arizona, and the amenities provided by Round Valley and the White Mountains, life at Heavenly Acres Ranch offers the best of both worlds.

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2,880 Total, 1760 Deeded, Acres
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Ranch House, Bunkhouse, Barn, and Cabin
Elk, Mule Deer, Turkey, Bear, Mountain Lion and More
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Ponderosa Pine, Pinon, Oak
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