Most future ranch owners have the opportunity to pick which State or location they want their ranch. There are many factors that go into that decision. Whether your looking for a working ranch, luxury ranch, fishing ranch, mountain, desert or even a spread on the Great American Plains, Northern New Mexico is the ideal location.
Santa Fe, NM unlike Montana, Colorado, Texas and other locations is not widely thought of first when it comes to picking a ranch. But celebrities like Jane Fonda, Don Imus and Gene Hackman have picked Northern NM because it is one of the few locations in the country that combines culture, history and activities in an almost perfect climate. Where else within one hour of the main business district can you find large or small ranches ranging in price from $2-35 million with every possible feature imaginable. That’s right within one hour of Santa Fe’s Historical Plaza, you have unique shopping, world renown art galleries, gambling, snow skiing, white water rafting, big game hunting, fly fishing, alpine hiking, thousands of miles of horseback trails, world class dining as good as New York City and an outdoor opera company that is rated one of the best in the US. The answer is nowhere, but Santa Fe. The area in and around Santa Fe, with its elevation of 7,000 feet, is made up of both high desert and mountainous areas with rivers synonymous with the Old West like the Rio Grande, the Pecos running straight through the area for miles and miles.
Santa Fe is a world destination for restaurants. With close to 200 eateries in Santa Fe, you will never go hungry in this foodie mecca.
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Santa Fe offers the best in entertainment. See an opera or some rock and roll at the world renowned Santa Fe Opera or the Lensic Theater.
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Santa Fe is one of the most renowned art centers in the World. From galleries to museums, we have it all for the art lover in you.
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Games Of Chance
Whether your game is roulette, poker or blackjack, Santa Fe's many casinos present you the opportunity to win your fortune.
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Like to hit the links? You're in luck, we have courses, lots of them. And with our temperate weather, you just might get to play them 12 months a year!
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Ski Santa Fe is the hidden gem of Northern New Mexico. You can ski all day and be back in town in 20 minutes to catch the best Apres Ski imaginable.
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New Mexico offers some of the best hunting in the country. Enter a mortal man and go home a hero.
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Come and enjoy New Mexico's bountiful rivers. The fly fishing in New Mexico is as good as it gets.
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Stroll around the plaza for world class shopping at Santa Fe's numerous boutiques, galleries and shops.
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Santa Fe’s average high temperature in August is a mild 83 degrees and the evenings typically range in the high 50’s which makes the time by the fireplace as enjoyable in the summer as it is in the winter. And while the rest of the Country is sticky and humid during most of the summer, Santa Fe enjoys very low humidity which means you actually enjoy the great outdoors even in the middle of the afternoon. Try that sometime in Texas during Labor Day weekend.
And while we get snow in the mountains of Santa Fe and the skiing is great, Santa Fe is not covered to the point you can't still enjoy the other outdoor activities the area and State has to offer. Nor does the white stuff stick around until late May like in those other Northern States.
Come check out what Santa Fe offers the ranch owner looking for it all in one location. And why it is the best kept secret in the West.
The Blame Her Ranch
Ribera, NM 87560
1630 acre ranch that sits among the pinions and ponderosa pines at the southern tip of Glorieta Mesa with 70 mile views.
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The Imus Ranch
Ribera, NM 87560
Just a short 40 minute drive from historic Santa Fe, the 3,400 acre property is located in the Pecos River Valley.
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The Jane Fonda Ranch
Pecos, NM 87552
The approximately 2,300-deeded acres of Jane Fonda's Forked Lightning Ranch provide a diverse ecosystem of placid beauty.
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14 Via De Zorritos
Tesuque, NM 87506
this stunning compound, situated on over 50 acres adjacent to the Santa Fe National Forest
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79 The Forks
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506
Masterful design and modern luxury set on 50 acres with some of the most stunning and ever changing mountain views in Northern New Mexico.
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48 Macho Canyon Road
Pecos, NM 87552
Macho Canyon Ranch is an incomparable mountain top family compound on 156 +/- acres overlooking the Pecos River Valley, 30 minutes east of Santa Fe.
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The Hunt Ranch at Abiquiu
Abiquiu, NM 87510
An ultra rare, unsurpassed, historic jewel set in the pristine landscape of Northern New Mexico. The ranch offers up 353+/-acres with massive irrigation rights of 702+/-acre feet that border the Chama River
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Canones Creek Ranch
Chama, NM 87520
Lush Canones Creek Ranch with approximately 1.25 miles of Chama River and tremendous amounts of river habitat improvements (around $680,000 in restoration efforts). A terrific trout fly fishing destination
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Starvation Peak Ghost Ranch
Pecos, NM 87552
Just completed in 2011, this is a ranch compound like no other. Step back to the year 1860 while still enjoying robust infrastructure, high speed connectivity and modern green high performance construction..
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