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Gentleman's Ranch Bordering National Wilderness and Chama River Abiquiu Lake

Youngsville, Rio Arriba County , New Mexico

second house • lake • pool

Property description

• Rivers Bend Ranch and Grey Hills Ranch are both 500-acre tracts of land (totaling 1,000 acres). Rivers Bend Ranch contains the structures and overlooks the Chama River (Rio Chama). The adjoining Little Rio Chama Ranch is approximately 500 acres and also overlooks the Chama River. All three lots are separately deeded with CCR’s in place (including for surrounding properties).
• Access to the property is via a dirt Mesa Prieta Road which has two punch code gated entrances from SR 211 and paved SR 96. Access to the home on Rivers Bend Ranch also has a third punch code gated formal entrance. The neighboring owners contribute to a local neighbor for various road maintenance through access easements. Road maintenance covenants in place.
• Driving access to the Chama River is in place on Rivers Bend Ranch, but needs to be bladed due to non-use.
• All three lots have access to Carson National Forest/
• Overlooking the Piedra Lumbre Land Grant, the Rio Chama flows through the Piedra Lumbre Valley to Abiquiu Reservoir, one of the great water resources of Northern New Mexico. The 5,200-acre lake forms behind the earth-filled Abiquiu Dam, before the Rio Chama, continues on its way through the town of Abiquiu and finally joining with the Rio Grande at Ohkay Owingeh 28 miles to the south. The reservoir
is a keystone of New Mexico’s recreational pastimes, with outdoor enthusiasts engaging in camping,
hiking, swimming, boating, and fishing along the 12- mile lake. Pedernal and the sublime red sandstone landscape of the Abiquiu area, inspired the work of the internationally acclaimed artist Georgia O’Keefe.
Chama River Canyon Wilderness Area.


Home Features

  • Built by Santa Fe’s respected builder John Wolf.
  • Steel and concrete home and casitas are sited to take advantage of the vast views.
  • Three structures exist on the property.
  • A water filtration room/storage structure with attached car portal also exists on the property.
  • All the structures are steel and concrete constructed with stone facing.
  • Main Listing Area:
  • • The main living structure is perched along the hillside so that it overlooks the Rio Chama.
  • • Brick floors and smooth plaster walls cascade throughout all the structures.
  • • A large wood burning fireplace anchors the living area just off the kitchen and formal dining area.
  • • A powder room is just off the living room.
  • • Top of the line appliances in place.
  • • A separate closet holds the laundry area with more storage.
  • • Outdoor portal just off the kitchen and sitting area has a lovely wood-burning fireplace/eating area.
  • • Wraparound view decks.
  • • A large soaking pool/spa is situated just a shot walk and built below the main living area.
  • • Cliffside fire pit in place.
  • Owners Suite, Secondary Bedroom, Library:
  • • A steel pergola leads one from the main structure to the owners suite/library via large glass doors.
  • • A large library with built in shelving and cabinetry provides a quiet retreat from the private bedrooms.
  • • A hallway leads one to two separate bedrooms (1 ensuite bathroom & the other separate full bathroom).
  • • Lovely views throughout all the rooms each with their own closet areas and separate storage closets.
  • Guests Casita:
  • • Two separate ensuite guest bedrooms are separated by a breezeway, each with their own private access.
  • • Lovely views throughout both rooms each with their own closet areas.
  • • High-end bathroom finishes (bedroom 1: shower enclosure, bedroom 2: tub/shower enclosure).
  • • Structure is frame/stucco construction.
  • Other Details
  • • Private, domestic 800 foot well was drilled in August of 2010 with an estimated yield of 8 gpm.
  • • Water was encountered at 365 feet.
  • • There is a water filtration system in place in the garage area with CO2 filtering.
  • • An attached room has a heated workspace with utility sink and shelving.
  • • A sophisticated liquid waste system (Wisconsin Mound system) was installed by Earthwrights Designs) in April of 2010. (See NMEID approved permit ES100077).
  • • On demand hot water throughout the structures.
  • • Buried electric lines with propane fed backup generator in place.
  • • Two above ground propane tanks in place - Ferrell gas is provider.
  • • Close circuit video is in place throughout the structures.
  • • Alarm system in place in all the structures.
  • • Dish internet in place with wireless access points throughout the structures.
  • • A caretaker is utilized for cleaning and other necessary handiwork.
  • • Basic in ground irrigation system waters the diverse native high desert landscaping.
  • • Stone pathways meander throughout the property.

Lot Features

  • The property is gated with a private well in place.
  • Truly a remarkable property, the ever-changing day and nighttime starry skies.
  • Wild adventurers outdoor retreat.
  • An additional adjacent 500-acre parcel of vacant land is also available for sale with its own access.
  • Many flat, buildable areas are perfect for any horse lovers structures, corrals, barns, etc.


  • 50 miles to schools
  • 120 miles to airports
  • 90 miles to hospitals
  • 50 miles to shopping

Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify all information


7CGP+FG Youngsville, Youngsville, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico




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