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Stunning Ranch Headquarters Log Home

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 24, 2016
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

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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.

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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 considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Hello, my name is Edward May and I purchased my home in 1991. The house was originally built around 1927. The original ranch that this home was part of was about 67,000 acres. At one time this area was very successful as a potato farming location. I currently live in Hawaii where I design and install tropical landscapes. I do come home to Black Lake a few times a year and anxiously await every visit. I am always happy to return and the beauty of the surrounding mountains surprises me and brings much pleasure still after all these years.

Thank you,

Ed May

Call Manager
Speaks: english

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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31 Reviews

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based on 31 traveler reviews

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Quiet & Cool !

  • 4 of 5

The Ranch House was as advertised. We would book again for a quiet stay with the mountain view!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful on the inside, clean, and had every amenity we needed - even some I had forgotten to pack! Our family of 4 was very comfortable there, with plenty of room. We really enjoyed watching the elk in the meadow across the road, also the waterfowl on the ponds and the rabbits chipmunks in the yard. Directions were very good but it was still hard to find in the dark. It would have been nice if there had been a porch light on, but that is my only complaint. Very nice place to stay and we may well book it again!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at this amazing cabin. We were able to really get away from the outside world and have uninterrupted family time. The views were spectacular! Amazing sunsets and sunrises can be viewed from the large bay window in the living room and from the windows that flank the fireplace. Wildlife is all around you - from elk to Canadian geese to cinnamon teal. It was nice to get away from the crowds after a day on the slopes and retreat to this quiet, cozy cabin.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gem of a place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The cabin was beautiful and extremely well equipped for cooking. The layout is fantastic and the common areas are super cozy and comfy. Its a good location for a retreat: It takes about 15 minutes to get to Angel Fire ski resort, and about 1.5 hours to Taos ski valley. Sante Fe is about 2 hours away. We're already talking about heading out next year. Note that there is no cell service with AT&T, and likely the others. (even though it shows on their coverage map). This made it a true disconnect from the outside world.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay at the ranch headquarters. . . we really love it! We love the location and the wonderful views of the mountains and the elk. It was hard to leave, but we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything thing about Ranch Headquarters was amazing! Clean, welcoming, extremely comfortable stay! I del as though I were home! If you are planning on a visit to Angel Fire, NM, do not hesitate to book this home! Edward kept in great communication with me throughout the booking process. A real stand up guy! I recommend eating at H2 Uptown in angel fire! Great food!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Location

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 that they built this home where they did. 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 when the wind is blowing hard compared to other places just near by. Located next to and on Little Coyote Creek and we also have 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 sawmill was brought to the location to build the home from the old Douglas Fir trees growing on the ranch.

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

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Fall
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Colors
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
Oct 31 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Break
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season
Jan 4 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season February
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
President's Weekend
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season
Feb 22 2017 - Mar 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.08%

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.

We have a 2 week max. per stay

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Amenities

From the Owner

Our guests keep telling us that it was a unique experience to stay at our home and thanking me for sharing it with others. It is my pleasure to share this "Jewel" with my guests. It's unique historic quality coupled with an artistic remodel and restoration, makes staying here a truly one-of-a-kind experience. There is simply nothing like it in the valley and there are very few older homes in the area. The timber logs (squared off on three sides) cut from old-growth fir trees has developed a patina over the last 90 years that can not be found anywhere. This is the real deal, an authentic mountain home. All this, coupled with the remodel of the home including the electric, plumbing and heating system, has created a sense of age with modern beauty and style. Our guests, and I myself, can sit for hours gazing out of the windows at the incredible mountain views and viewing the wildlife. Our ponds give a beautiful foreground to the vast mountain vistas. It is just a pleasure to spend time in this special mountain location.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • 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
  • Rural
  • Water View

Attractions

  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1400 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 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 (3)

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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