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- Minimum stay:Contact manager
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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 in Black Lake. We have unobstructed views across ponds, wetlands, and extensive 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 as well as bald eagles, ospreys and many water birds. 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 the highway this is the area that gives 'Land of Enchantment' its name. The views across the valleys are stunning. The Black Lake area is where parts of the movie Lonesome Dove were filmed. It is truly a pleasure to experience this property.
This two bedroom one bath 1400 sq. ft. timber home sleeps 5 with one king bed and one queen. There is also one fold-out 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 central heat, new furnace, Oct. 2010.
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.
Keywords: Log Home
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Dialup Access
- Computer Available
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Water View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Basketball Court
- Horseback Riding
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Great stay at Ranch Headquarters!
Great stay at Ranch Headquarters!
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!
- Guest Mer
- Date of stay 10/20/12
- Review Submitted 10/27/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
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
- Guest Howe Family
- Date of stay 07/14/12
- Review Submitted 07/19/12
My husband, Sophie our 19 month-old Weim and I stayed in the cabin and thoroughly enjoyed the setting, views and the cabin. The views are incredible and yes, we saw the elk too! Usually twice a day, morning and evening...the herd is 200-300 head. Dont forget to take your binoculars but they aren't needed the elk are so close. Sophie was in heaven with so much space in and around the cabin to explore! She spent most of her napping hours in the bay window soaking up the sun. The kitchen had everything we needed to fix our meals and the master bed was very comfortable. Thank you Ed for making such a great place available and pet friendly and thank you Craig for wonderful service. Perfect stay!
- Guest Cook Family
- Date of stay 02/23/12
- Review Submitted 02/29/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+.
What a great placeGuest comment entered by owner
What a great place
It came a beautiful snow during our stay (a wonderful surprise). We skied, sledded & went horse back riding. The house was the best equipped ever! Clean, warm & very inviting. We thank you for sharing the great getaway, we will recommend to all our friends. Keli Mabank, TX
- Guest Keli from Mabank, TX
- Date of stay 01/14/12
- Review Submitted 02/02/12
White ChristmasGuest comment entered by owner
We came from Austin, TX for our first white Christmas ever. We had a wonderful time, loving every minute of the house, weather, skiing and Angel Fire hospitality. we are looking to buy a summer home here. Thanks for loaning us your beautiful house for the holidays.
- Guest Jeff & Lisa
- Date of stay 12/21/11
- Review Submitted 01/21/12
Great place to stay
Great place to stay
In January, we brought our two daughters on winter break from college, and our two dogs. It was the perfect location, just outside of town. The cabin was comfortable and well supplied. The elk crossing the field at sunrise was the most memorable part. Had everything we needed and the property manager was wonderful. Clean, warm and absolutely perfect for what we wanted.
- Guest Karyn
- Date of stay 01/07/11
- Review Submitted 09/15/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+.
a piece of heaven
a piece of heaven
A cabin with character and modern equipment situated in a piece of heaven!
- Guest Pat and Luther
- Date of stay 07/28/11
- Review Submitted 08/04/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
What an amazing place to spend a week. The views were spectacular and watching the elk come out of the hills each evening was something. One night we stopped counting at 63. The home is very comfortable and relaxing. Quiet and private. We couldn't have asked for anything better. The property manager was easy to work with and respected our privacy. We would highly recommend this property to anyone who enjoys the peace and quiet of rural living and just wants to get away from it all.
- Guest Sharon B.
- Date of stay 07/10/11
- Review Submitted 07/29/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Beautiful location. Very interesting and solid built cabin with all the amenities you could want, including comfortable beds, at a reasonable price. And folks, no extra (cleaning) fees - hallelujah! I cannot describe the beautiful views; pictures just don't do it justice! We even saw a herd of elk one evening grazing in the next field. The caretaker was easy to work with and the entire process was hassle free. Angel Fire is just a hop, skip and a jump away. We would definitely recommend this property and would love to stay here again!!!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/07/11
- Review Submitted 07/17/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.
Guest comment entered by owner
The views are so peaceful here in the valley and the cabin so well appointed and comfortable. We continue to enjoy the cool breezes of the mourning with windows open and sleeping in. we don't ever get to do that in Fort Worth. We enjoyed seeing Elk on the first mourning of our stay. there was a herd of nearly 50 with several young calves Our Maisy Mal loved fetching balls in the meadow and romping in the creek. We loved it. Jed
- Guest Jed
- Date of stay 07/30/09
- Review Submitted 07/17/11
Christmas (Dec 14-Jan 6) .. $250/night (5 night min) White Sale (Jan 7-Feb 28) .. $165/night (2 night min.) MLK Weekend(Jan 19-Jan21)/Presidents (Feb 15-Feb 18) .. $250/night (3 night min.) Spring Break (Mar 1-Mar 31) .. $250/night (3 night min) Non Ski Season (appx. April 1 - Dec. 14)$125/night (2 night min.) Thanksgiving/labor/memorial/4th ..$175/night (3 night min) There is a $75 Cleaning fee and 5.75% tax added to all rentals.
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Year Purchased: 1991
About: 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. Craig Hudson is the the local agent and neighbor. Craig lives just 3 blocks away and has been in this neighborhood for ten years. Craig and I both welcome you to Ranch Headquarters and we always try to make your experience here as comfortable as possible. Thank you, Ed May
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Stunning setting among ranch lands and public lands.
From kitchen looking to living room.
Kitchen and Dining.
Second bedroom with queen bed.
Elk in Meadow.
Elk in meadow. Photo taken on front porch.
View from front deck across ranch lands to the distant mountains.
Living Room with wood stove.
Fully stocked kitchen.
Dining room and living room.
Bathroom with shower and soaking tub.
Trout ponds on property.
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