Ojito De Caballo Ranch
Vadito, Taos County, New Mexico
Welcome to Ojito De Caballo Ranch ….
Nestled in a grove of ponderosa pine and embraced by the fresh mountain air of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range, this property offers more than a view… It offers a way of life. Following the natural movement of the hillsides, the private road leads you on a welcoming path to a unique home, resting perfectly in-tune with its environment.
Unbothered by population density, this home is located on the southern end of the Rocky Mountains, just 30 miles south of historic Taos, New Mexico. At 8,500 ft, this 285+- acre landscape lends airspace to a stunning view of the 13,000 feet Jicarita Peak (a mountain held sacred by the local Picuris Pueblo people) and neighbors the Carson National Forest and Pecos Wilderness. It stands ideally situated amongst a bountiful, restored ponderosa pine forest (an officially Registered American Tree Farm) and produces a synergistic ecosystem and wildlife habitat for local flowers, grasses, shrubs, elk, turkey, hawk and deer!
Venture farther and you will discover a canyon with flourishing Aspen and Fir trees and two natural earth-fed springs. Numerous ponds (9) created specifically to provide water to wildlife and for erosion control sit on the property. This spacious ranch provides twenty +- acres of flood irrigated pasture from two well-maintained acequias and 14+- acres of dry pasture. They yield an abundance of hay for horses or space for other crops. Clearing and maintaining the registered American Tree Farm have been a source of income in the past and can continue to do so.
The ranch is registered with New Mexico Fish and Game for landowner elk tags in Unit 45 and is located within 60 to 70 miles of five ski resorts, namely Sipapu (14 miles), Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire, Red River and Ski Santa Fe, supplying an outstanding selection of diverse activities for people of all ages and abilities.
This log cabin lodge is brand new! Having been recently completed, it boasts a 27-foot cathedral ceiling, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, hot tub, wood burning stove, and a four-car garage/workshop with a 350 square foot bonus room upstairs, within its approximate 4,000+- square feet, with an additional 1,200 square feet of flawless decks - perfect for small intimate dinners or larger sophisticated gatherings. The 12-inch logs and floor plans that foundationally support this home were purchased from Montana Custom Log Homes Inc, the acclaimed creators and designers of custom-built, versatile, and handcrafted homes for generations. The distinctive prow of this floor plan allows for a view of hundreds of square miles of northern New Mexico valleys and mountains out of the 25 west facing windows. Sunsets are glorious!
With a roof, specially treated to give an ancient or aged feel, this expansive home packs in the details! Including a rich hand carved door into the pantry, a copper lined kitchen sink and copper hood over range, live edge countertops, specialty tiled bathrooms, distinctive glass and onyx basins on bathroom vanities and specialty wood ceilings. Hand crafted southwestern style furnishings (may be negotiated with sale of property).
Underground utilities, highspeed fiberoptic internet cable, gravel driveway, cisterns for water catchment, seeded lawns, 25 x 25 carport and so much more.
Property excellent for that unique family get a way, secondary or primary home compound, or corporate retreat, the use is endless.
A truly special and unique property awaits you! Don’t miss out! Schedule your viewing today.
And, YES, the skies are actually this color!!!
, Realty 1 Enchanted Circle #50837