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Arabela Ranch, New Mexico
Property Types: Ranches for Sale, Homes, Cabin, Recreational
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Arabela Ranch is located in historic Lincoln County, New Mexico on the eastern slope of the Capitan Mountain Range. The ranch is comprised of +/-940 deeded acres nestled below the face of the rugged and scenic 10,000 ft. Sunset Peak. Arabela Ranch is accessed 17 miles north of Tinnie off of US Highway 70/380 via Highway 368 to Arabela. The ranch has paved access to the entry at Las Palas Road. Arabela, founded in 1877, is a sparsely populated scenic mountain village. Nearby is the four-season mountain resort community of Ruidoso. Roswell, population 50,000 people, is approximately 61 miles from the ranch front gate.
This end-of-the-road hidden hideaway is the ultimate recreational retreat. Arabela Ranch is a plethora of historical sites and structures meticulously restored and replicated, going back 100+ years. Billie the Kid is rumored to have hidden out in the area. The ranch has a two-mile boundary along the Lincoln National Forest Capitan Mountain Wilderness area to the west, allowing access to many square miles of seldom visited forest. Numerous canyons funnel world-class bull elk, mule deer, bear and turkey into the ranches springs and feeders.
The Arabela Ranch entry is located at the original town site of Arabela. These improvements and grounds are architecturally similar, complementing the scenic surrounding landscape and structures.
This compound and infrastructure are in harmony with the gorgeous landscape. Improvements include the Lodge, a guest cabin, caretakers cabin, and trappers shack. The Lodge houses four bedrooms, 3 baths, lounge, dining area, great room, and a sprawling veranda. The facility is fully furnished with all the trappings guaranteed to satisfy the most critical cowboys and cowgirls. The spacious layout is designed for indoor/outdoor activities and entertaining. The veranda overlooks a spring-fed stocked pond and wildlife sanctuary where deer and elk are frequently observed. One can count 40+ mule deer most evenings from the porch. Not sure what compares to watching your kids & grandkids catching big cat fish from the pond and finishing off the day with a fresh fish fry on the veranda.
The caretaker cabin residence is a comfortable modern dwelling containing a bedroom, living area, kitchen, bath and garage. At the front gate is the site of the former Arabela Dry Goods Store which is now a 2 bedroom, 1bath guest cabin. The Trappers Shack is tucked into a hidden canyon and comes complete with rifle ports for fighting off the rougher elements of the Lincoln County early years, a built in fireplace, table, shelves, chairs and appears just as it was 100-years ago, complete with traps hanging on the wall.
The ranch includes an exclusive Silver Mine that can be safely explored. Should Silver or Gold be discovered you can stake a claim! Seller is conveying all mineral rights owned, however, the real treasure is found outside the mine!
The ranch has improved trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and driving your all-terrain vehicles from corner to corner. Along the route are adobe ruins, a trappers cabin, springs and feeders.
The ranch has many natural resources and features. Two water wells and nine named springs are generously sprinkled throughout the property. All springs and wells have been registered with the New Mexico State Engineer as declared water rights for license and adjudication purpose. Both water wells are equipped with electric submersible pumps and pressure systems designed for domestic and ranch use. This ranch has the benefit of paved road access, new or upgraded infrastructure and improvements, new wastewater disposal systems, electric, telephone and significant developed water resources.
Arabela Ranch is ready for relaxation, enjoyment and adventure! The mountain route accesses wild country with many points of interest to include Elk Valley, Arrow Head Spring, Ponderosa Park, Look Out Peak, Cathedral Pass and additional sites to watch wildlife and explore.
Arabela Ranch is a sportsman paradise and wildlife haven. Management has developed multiple water sources, springs, and game feeders as attractants to the areas abundant herds of deer, elk, and turkey. Bear, cougar, coyotes, raptors and colorful birds are also common to the ranch and region. The ranch has private exclusive landowner hunting with a four (4) month Extended Season Annual Deer Hunt beginning in September and ending December 14th. This extended hunt season permits six hunters to predetermine hunt times within any five consecutive days during the hunt term creating a window of opportunity rarely found elsewhere. Additional big game hunting provides for (3) private Land Owners Bull Elk rifle, bow, or muzzle loader hunts and (1) antlerless elk hunts. The ranch, located within New Mexico Game and Fish Hunt Unit 37, permits a lengthy elk hunt season beginning October 1st thru January 31st. Location and privacy of Arabela Ranch ensures an enjoyable hunting experience with the benefit of comfortable amenities and pleasant surroundings. Bull Elk well above 350 B&C are taken annually on Arabela Ranch.
Arabela Ranch enjoys a mild semi-arid climate at 5,600 ft. elevation. The highest elevation reaches 6,380 ft., which is dwarfed by the adjacent majestic Sunset Peak. There is no such thing as perfect year-round weather, but the atmosphere of Arabela Ranch may be close. The ranch boasts a comfortable four-season climate, with cool summers and mild winters.
Arabela Ranch is a unique offering. There is nothing like it on the market today. It will be sold As Is,Turnkey; fully furnished, operational on the day of closing and ready for accommodation. The hunting rights and tags convey to buyer for 2019 season. The many amenities and vast infrastructure offers an impressive depreciation schedule. Call or email Greg Liddle today for a qualified showing, Co brokers welcome.