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Stunning Ranch Headquarters Log Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 130 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)


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.



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

Property Manager
Edward May
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Edward May

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

Edward May purchased this house in 1991

Why Edward May chose New Mexico

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Angel Fire
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Angel Fire Resort
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Angel Fire
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Angel Fire Resort
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.


Angel Fire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • 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


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Stunning Ranch Headquarters Log Home
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 51 reviews

We really enjoyed our stay here. The ranch house is really nice, roomy, and clean.

  • 5 of 5

The ranch house was very beautiful and the area was very secluded with beautiful views. A great place to recharge.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicholasville, Kentucky

Great quiet place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Great place to base out of for our motorcycle runs. Everything was comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked with all the essentials plus some. We would stay in this cabin again if we had back to Angel Fire which we may.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just a great mountain experience!

  • 5 of 5

A well appointed and ideally located home. If you enjoy nature, privacy and fabulous views than this is the right place. It delivered in every way. I will be back and thanks for sharing this great home.

Don and Eva Prince

Las Vegas, NV

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly a slice of heaven. My husband and I were so comfortable staying at the Ranch Headquarters. We started each day with a morning walk and ended each day with an evening walk. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

An absolute gem!!

  • 5 of 5

Pure beauty and serenity.... Amazing views from inside and outside the property. Very clean, nicely decorated and well stocked. The open layout of the cabin creates a cozy, yet very roomy feel with large common areas for relaxing and dining. Total privacy, but with easy access to town. Pretty much the best of both worlds. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our 10 days in Ranch Headquarters. The rustic setting was perfect for a time to relax, enjoy nature and yet close enough to town. The property was exactly as advertised.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.08%


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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.