Surprise Valley – New Mexico – San Miguel County
Description: This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the most unique ranches in the Rocky Mountain Region of the Midwest United States. Located in San Miguel County, New Mexico, this ranch features almost 1 ½ miles of both sides of the Sapello River at its headwaters, feeding 12 fishing ponds and lakes throughout the property. At an elevation of 8,300 feet, it is at the end of a county road and is surrounded by the Santa Fe National Forest and the Pecos Wilderness providing unmatched privacy and tranquility that will continue forever.
Some 25 natural springs exist on the property, and the lakes are filled with native cutthroat and brook trout, as wells as stocked rainbow and brown trout. In addition to fishing, your days can easily be filled hunting, horseback riding, canoeing, and hiking throughout the landscape. Elk, deer, turkey, black bear, and mountain lion are just a few of the animals that thrive in the area.
The main lodge is a beautiful 5,000+/- sq. ft. log cabin with wrap around porches, 5 bedrooms, and 4.5 baths. It comes fully furnished and decorated in a Western Ranch-style motif. In addition there is a Manager’s house, office, 4 guest cabins, saloon/dining hall, 4-stall horse barn with tack room, riding arena, and round pen.
Privacy, Recreation, Natural Beauty, Wildlife, and Water, all are abundant on this magnificent 365-acre property which could serve as a family estate, corporate retreat, guest ranch, hunting or fishing lodge. The nearby Pendaries Golf Course provides added recreational opportunities.
Just 40 miles from Las Vegas, NM, Santa Fe is 95 miles, and Taos is 80 mi; with airplane access at all 3 locations. The airport in Albuquerque is 150 miles away.
Please be sure to click on the main photo above to see our featured video on the property, and download the property brochure below for a full description of the lodge and other cabins/improvements.