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Hidden Jewel Lodge & Property, New Mexico
Property Types: Vacant Land, Ranches for Sale, Waterfront, Cabin, Recreational

$650,000 / 69.07 Acres / Sold
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Property Summary

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Taos County
Property Type: 
Vacant Land, Ranches for Sale, Waterfront, Cabin, Recreational
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Home Style: 
Log Lodge
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Activities & Amenities

ATV/Off Road
Cycling/Mountain Biking
Food Plots
Hunting - Big Game
Hunting - Turkey
Hunting - Waterfowl
Water Rights

Land Details

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Deeded Acres: 
8,500 ft
Aspen, Ponderosa, Pinion/Juniper
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Building Details

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1 Custom log cabin
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Property Description

Hidden Jewel Lodge & Property 

The Hidden Jewel Lodge & Property is tucked up against the 80,000+ Acre Rio Costilla Park, one of the Southwest’s best-kept recreational secrets. 

The historic +/- 3785 sq. ft. cabin has 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and is quietly tucked away in a gorgeous stand of aspens along a year-round babbling brook.  This +/- 70-acres is a wildlife paradise complete with food plots and a live year-round stream. You don't need to watch the mail to see if you drew a coveted New Mexico Unit Elk Tag as the property receives 4 Landowner Elk Tags and 2 Bull/2 Cow tags annually.  

Located between Costilla, New Mexico and San Luis, Colorado the property is easily accessible to the restaurants and galleries of Taos, New Mexico. Snow skiing and lots of family recreation abound upon the Enchanted Circle of New Mexico.  The lodge is conveniently serviced with commercial flights from the Albuquerque NM International Airport (185 miles) or the Colorado Springs Airport (184 miles).  It’s also easily accessible driving distance from the Front Range of Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and Arizona.


Hidden Jewel Lodge & 70 Acres has been managed for big game hunting since its creation in 1961. The property draws 4 New Mexico Landowner Elk authorizations annually (2 Bull/2 Cow tags) and has food plots and live water to hold the game. Deer, Turkey, Bear, and Mountain Lion tags are over the counter (Always Check Regulations).  Bull Elk to 360 and 185” deer have been harvested from the property (documented).   Additionally, the ranch backs up to the adjacent +/- 80,000 acres of the Rio Costilla Park (Valle Vidal) an incredible hunting paradise where one can still buy a quality big game hunt annually, including big horn sheep hunts.  A custom cleaning rack accents the lodge as well.  Wish to hunt 2 states? Just 3 miles below the Colorado border, one can purchase an Over-the-Counter Elk tag in Unit 83 and hunt the Sangre De Christo Mountains of Southern Colorado as well.  (Check Regulations for public land access) 


The Rio Costilla Park offers tremendous trout fishing.  Also, the Colorado State Park Sanchez Reservoir, less than 10 minutes away, offers lake fishing for trout, bass, perch and walleye. Waterfowl hunting is under-utilized as well, but a great flyway along the western side of the front range is excellent for Mallards, Pintails, Widgeon and Teal as well as both dark and light geese. On July 4th weekend 2017 this broker counted 4 cars at the lake. 


With 3700+ square feet, 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, the Hidden Jewel Lodge would cost much more today to replace than the full price of the ranch!

The lodge is custom log construction, has a humongous stone fireplace covering almost one entire wall of the great room and a large covered porch. Yes, it will need some TLC and a little updating but it’s turnkey to move into today. There’s also an adjacent enclosed gazebo that would be ideal for your hot tub. Custom log furniture can be negotiated with the right offer. 

The cabin is all about end-of-road privacy with breezes through the aspen canopy.  There’s a year-round babbling brook located just feet from your master bedroom window and a porch swing that makes it a perfect place to relax away the weeks of hectic stress.  You can enjoy the best moments of your life with the kids and grandkids and put a few trophies on the walls.  There’s no better place to have family reunions and s’mores during your cookouts near the creek.  What a legacy so pass down to your family.


Featuring end-of-the-road access, the +/- 70 acres borders the 80,000+ Acre Rio Costilla Park at the base of a 9000 ft. mountain with uninterrupted views of the entire Costilla Valley allowing you to see the world from your porch but only the astronauts can look in on you!!! Aspens accent the entire creek, which runs the length of the property. Across the creek is a lengthy pocket of game management, with a +/- 40 acre food plots completely surrounded by Aspen trees, Ponderosa and Pinion/Juniper borders, drawing game from the 80,000 acre Rio Costilla Park, and is 360 hidden from public view. 

Also nearby is the San Pedro Mesa Ranch consisting of +/- 3205 acres and is one of the best value large land holdings with deer and elk tags in this section of New Mexico and Southern Colorado. The property has expansive 360-degree views of Ute Mountain, the Taos Mountains and the Sangre de Cristo Range. The property carries an expansive elk and mule deer habitat and receives 11 elk tags and over-the-counter mule deer tags and has enjoyed +/- 100% tag fulfillment the last 10 years. (Different Seller)

Combined, the two would provide for an incredible turnkey ranch value unequalled in todays market. 

The current caretaker, who lives nearby, has worked with the owners for many years and would like to stay on with the property depending on new owners wishes. Furnishings are negotiable. 

Hidden Jewel Lodge and 70 acres is an incomparable value in today’s recreational market and wont last long.  Call today for more information and a qualified showing. 

Co-brokers welcome.


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