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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 26, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

PLEASE READ OUR REVIEWS!!!

This beautifully restored Historic Log Ranch Headquarters sits on 7 acres and is located 9 miles south of Angel Fire just off the road to Ocate, NM in stunning and pastoral Black Lake. We enjoy unobstructed views across several ponds, wetlands, and extensive (thousands of acres) ranch lands which surround the home. Great for bird watching in the summer and during migrating seasons. Elk herds can be seen almost daily in the fields next to the home and in the front yard, as well as bald eagles, ospreys and many water birds visit our private ponds. It is 14 min. highway drive to the upper parking lot at the Angel Fire Ski Area. Secluded and quiet even though it is just off a well-maintained state highway. This is the area that helps give 'Land of Enchantment' its name. The views across the valleys are stunning. The Black Lake area is where the high country scenes from the movie "Lonesome Dove" were filmed. It is truly a pleasure to experience this historic and special property. All this backing up against massive public lands.

This two bedroom one bath 1400 sq. ft. red fur timber home sleeps 5 with one king bed and one queen. There is also one fold-out queen couch. The large combined kitchen and living room offers a wonderful setting for viewing nature and sharing time with family and friends. A new range and dishwasher have just been installed. With a wood stove and multiple bay windows it's bright and cheery in the day time and warm and cozy at night. The home also has high efficiency central heat.

Our guests have said that they cannot describe how wonderful their experience was while staying with us. This is a unique mountain property offering a truly mountain experience.

PLEASE READ OUR REVIEWS!

Pets

1 pet $10.00 per night for the first 2 nights $20.00 3rd night free 4-7 nights $30.00 plus tax

2 pets $20.00 per night the first 2 nights $40.00 3rd night free 4-7 nights $60.00 plus tax

Check in time is 4:00 PM. Check out time is 10:00 AM. We can accept payments through PayPal.

NFL Sunday Ticket available for 2014-15!!!

Keywords: Log Home

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Hello, my name is Edward May and I purchased this home in 1991. The house was originally built around 1927. The original ranch was about 67,000 acres. At one time this area was very successful at potato farming. I currently live in Hawaii where I am a nurseryman and tropical landscaper, but I do come home a few times a year. I am always happy to return and the beauty of the surrounding mountains surprises me still after all these years.

Thank you,

Ed May

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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wow what a beautiful place!

I have never seen so many humming birds! Wondrous views, great friends add up to a GREAT time. Angel Fire, Taos & Santa Fe are all fun places. Everyone should visit The Viet Nam Memorial and Enchanted Circle Pottery.



Thank you for sharing this little slice of “Heaven”!
Jul 2013
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Stunning Ranch Headquarters Log Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p288211vb
-808-345-2822 (Hawaii. USA)
Angel Fire New Mexico
5

Everything You Want and More

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed this home for eight days, twice what we had originally booked because it was simply too beautiful and peaceful to leave. Upon cresting the final hill to the house, a valley vista opens up and wows you before you ever step foot into the home with its great cabin look and slight scent of pinewood. Everything was prepared for our arrival - the place was immaculate, the appliances modern and easy to use, and a VIEW from every window! The front deck facing the south warmed us even on chilly, windy days. The decor and design of this 100-year-old home was fascinating. We found a new design element every day that made us stop and ponder its beauty and/or functionality. The master bed slept very well and there were plenty of extra blankets which we did not need since the house retained the heat of the soapstone stove even when the temps dropped to the low 20's. We also took advantage of the deep soaker tub. What a treat! And, let's talk wildlife. Bunches of wildlife! Yes indeed, there were elk to be seen at all distances and at all times of day and night. Sometimes in small groups and several times in a large herd, they wandered into the adjacent field, occasionally hopping the fence with ease to browse even closer. Photo ops were also available for coyotes, muskrats, prairie dogs, and wildfowl: a cinnamon teal duck of a glorious bronze color, Canadian geese, robins galore, and a bluebird that perched daily on a nearby pine and preened for the camera. There were the ever present ravens and magpies as well. Big ones! On the nearby Enchanted Circle drive, we photographed mountain goats galore. They seemed to be on a mid-morning schedule and patiently allowed us to approach (in our car) close enough to photograph several groups. The sunsets and full moon rises also made for some fantastic pictures and memories as did the crystal blue skies and a few errant white clouds that occasionally floated by the mountains. The breezes in the stands of pines all around the house were awesome. We actually "heard" the breeze coming before we felt it. This house, this setting, this owner and local manager made our spring vacation the best ever because everything we wanted, needed, and imagined was right there at the Ranch Headquarters at Black Lake. Thank you, Ed, for sharing your home. And thank you, Taletha, for making it feel like our home for a little while.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Ranch Headquarters Log Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p288211vb
-808-345-2822 (Hawaii. USA)
Angel Fire New Mexico
Austin, TX
5

Wonderful Location! Just waiting for wifi.

  • 5 of 5
This was a fantastic place to stay with our two dogs. My best friend and I came to ski at AngelFire and we were so pleased!

The only downside was the connections to cell networks and the internet. Edward has been told that high speed is coming soon, but the dialup was just ... painful. It was however VERY nice to get away for real.

The house was a perfect size for us and being able to leave foodstuffs for future guests made us feel better about buying food. The grounds are well taken care of and there is so much land.

Thanks for everything to Jaelith (sorry, I know that's wrong, but close) and Edward.
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Ranch Headquarters Log Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p288211vb
-808-345-2822 (Hawaii. USA)
Angel Fire New Mexico
Bosque Farms, NM
5

PERFECT THANKSGIVING VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful, peaceful, comfortable 5 night holiday getaway! The pictures do not do this ranch justice!
Our family and dogs arrived to snow covering everything and it was beautiful! Enjoyed drinking coffee in the mornings sitting in the bay window watching the elk in the meadow. Cabin is so clean and warmly decorated. Kitchen had everything! Would love to someday own a mountain home just like it.
The owner was great to work with and responded very quickly to my inquiries. It is obvious the love and pride he has in this property. Would recommend this place to anyone wanting a peaceful mountain getaway. We hope to return in the summer when it is green!
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning Ranch Headquarters Log Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p288211vb
-808-345-2822 (Hawaii. USA)
Angel Fire New Mexico
Keller, Texas
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5
The elk grazing in the meadows each morning and evening were amazing! This cozy little cabin provided a great view of grassy fields, mountains, every star in the northern hemisphere...all God's handiwork. None of the reviews could have prepared us for the perfection of this vacation. We arrived just after the rains, so everything was green and renewed. We just added a couple of hummingbird feeders to cap off the entertainment. (Beware of the ruby-throated bully we seem to have created!) There is even a pair of binoculars for you to use. You may want to throw in Peterson's Field Guides for birds, wildflowers and trees and a couple of comfy camping chairs to set up on the huge deck. The quiet was only broken by the coyotes, turkeys and elk calling from the mountain ridge. The log house had every amenity you could want, including gas range, dishwasher, every small appliance (including coffee bean grinder) you could want, w/d, shower & tub. The computer is dial-up and the TV has more channels than you can count, but who needs that with the picture windows?! This place is a photographer's dream. The house was spotless, the manager was awesome and the owner is lucky! If you just want to have a relaxing place to crash, cook and get close to nature, this is your place! Angel Fire didn't have a lot going on so we drove to Taos for an afternoon, but the rest of the time was spent just hanging around. Being summer, the rental was so affordable. We lucked into last-minute openings and were truly blessed!! (Downside: The gravel walkway and stairs on the deck are tough for those who need to roll luggage and coolers, so you'll need to carry everything you pack. The Lowe's grocery in town has everything you need and the prices aren't outrageous. There isn't a grill outside.) The only thing missing was our golden retriever who stayed behind to keep our son company. The twelve-hour car ride would have been too much for him, but he would have enjoyed the meadows and ponds. I could envision myself retiring to this place and utilizing that greenhouse to its fullest!!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning Ranch Headquarters Log Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p288211vb
-808-345-2822 (Hawaii. USA)
Angel Fire New Mexico
Tisbury, Ma/ Martha's Vineyard
5

Great stay at Ranch Headquarters!

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing 2 nights in Black Lake! The house and property are incredible! Beautiful views, and over the top comfort...great kitchen/dining area, and very comfy beds with nice linnens( no scratchy sheets here!) SO private, we were able to see the meteor shower and hear the coyotes. A great spot to do some touring and nice to come back to after a long day of exploring. We did the Enchanted Circle drive, went to Cimmaron Canyon, had lunch at the famed St. James Hotel, went to gorge bridge, Taos pueblo, Vietman Vetran's memorial, had a margarita at the Taos Inn, went to the Toas ski valley..with a stop in Arroyo Seco. Well worth the drive outside of town! Can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning Ranch Headquarters Log Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p288211vb
-808-345-2822 (Hawaii. USA)
Angel Fire New Mexico
5

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four had the privilege of staying at the cabin for 3 nights and we absolutely loved everything about it! We were immediately greeted by two mule deer who were enjoyingsnacking on a few of the bushes out front. They were fun to watch.

The cabin is so well appointed. We felt at home right upon entering. Such a comfortable, clean atmosphere. The kitchen is well equipped, beds were very comfortable, and the cabin decor was very tasteful. Our son slept on the sofa bed and said it was very comfortable as well. Linens were fresh and the cabin was spotless.

We enjoyed relaxing on the porch and watching the elk graze in the meadow in the evenings. We were fortunate enough to see some baby elk as well. The views were amazing from every window in the cabin.

We can't say enough about what a wonderful few days we spent in this place. We were sad to leave this piece of heaven and hope to have the opportunity to stay again in the future.

The property manager is wonderful as well. He anwsered all of our emails promptly and was wonderful to deal with. Thank you Craig and thank you Ed for sharing your wonderful place!

The Howes'
Edgewood, NM
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

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From the Owner

This property was located in an amazing location. Considering that it was where the large ranch built, we knew there must have been a reason. Often, when it is cold and windy, sitting on the deck is still possible because we are so well protected on the west side by a large hill that breaks the wind so it is very calm here compared to other places when the wind is blowing hard. Located next to Little Coyote Creek and ponds just in front of the house, we get to enjoy water views as well. Just all around a wonderful location and a fine home built from the massive trees from the ranch. A saw mill was brought to the location to build the home from the old Douglas Fir trees growing on the ranch. With its easy access and position, it was a smart and has been an enjoyable purchase.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Albuquerque at 120 Miles Nearest Barpub : Angel Fire at 9 Miles Nearest Golf : Angel Fire Resort at 9 Miles Nearest Train : Raton at 90 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Angel Fire at 9 Miles Nearest Ski : Angel Fire Resort at 9 Miles Car: necessary

We are just outside the boundaries of Angel Fire Resort where there is a pool, golf course, ski area and extensive mountain hiking and mountain biking opportunities.

Availability

From $100 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Mar 30 2015 - May 22 2015
1 night minimum stay
$100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 23 2015 - Jul 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season 2
Jul 8 2015 - Oct 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 17 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Break
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $150
  • Cleaning $75 + Tax
  • Pet Fee $20
  • Tax Rate 5.75%

Pets

1 pet $10.00 per night for the first 2 nights $20.00 3rd night free 4-7 nights $30.00 plus tax

2 pets $20.00 per night for the first 2 nights $40.00 3rd night free 4-7 nights $60.00 plus tax

Memorial Day, 4th, Labor Day $150.00/per night 3 night min.

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View

Attractions

  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1400 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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