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La Mesita Ranch: Traditional Southwestern Elegance, Hospitality and Grand Views

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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
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Property description

La Mesita Ranch is located in the heart of the Nambe’ Valley, just 15 minutes north of Santa Fe. This lush, quietly elegant private ranch was re-purchased by the original owners – the Pueblo of Pojoaque – and is now available to guests seeking a retreat, a getaway oasis or a celebration destination. Some have called La Mesita Ranch the "Southwestern Downton Abbey". This is because it is a large property with a long ownership history, graced with welcoming, relaxing and comfortable structures and furnishings, and stunning visual surroundings.

Traditional and formally appointed throughout, yet comfortable in its decor and modern in its accessibility, La Mesita Ranch offers guests a rare and beautiful setting to celebrate the special moments in life such as a wedding, anniversary, family gathering or reunion, or golf or girlfriend getaway. The ranch is also available as a unique site and special location for corporate meetings, the movie/film industry or simply, a quiet refuge from the stresses in life.

The gated property – roughly 144 acres in total - offers 5 residential structures (The Grande Hacienda, Cowboy Bunkhouse, Country Cottage, Horseman's Cottage and the Bachelor Pad and Girlfriends' Getaway); some of which date back to the 1930's. The property features indoor and outdoor equestrian facilities, outdoor swimming pool and cabana, tennis court, duck pond, grassy pastures– and is surrounded by native lands, badlands canyons, old Cottonwoods, and verdant Alfalfa fields. In the eastern distance, views of the Sangre de Cristos are clear and unobstructed; and to the west, sunset vistas as far as the eye can see. Set apart from the light pollution of the urban settings, starry night skies light up the ranch all year long.

Lovingly and carefully maintained for decades, yet recently updated and modernized, the Pueblo of Pojoaque (a Native American Indian Tribe) desires to share this rare and distinctive property with others who will appreciate its beauty, its tradition, its activity and its solitude. La Mesita Ranch is located on sovereign tribal land.



Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 17000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Well behaved children of all ages enjoy roaming and wandering all over the property. Freedom to be kids and explore all parts defines the ranch experience....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    La Mesita is proud to be a non-smoking property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small pets only and upon owner approval. Required Pet fee of $75.00/ per day. Guests responsible to clean up after their pets. Pet fee to be charged upon initial deposit....moreless

Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 7: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Bedroom 6: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 8: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 9: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 10: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • The Grande Hacienda has 4 bedrooms (one bedroom on the main floor and 3 bedrooms upstairs). It sleeps 8+ in beds. There are multiple couches and other rooms where people can bunk if they desire or roll away beds can be delivered. Each bedroom has its own bath|shower attached. Each bedroom has its own style and has access to outdoor patio space. Each bedroom in the Grand Hacienda features flat screen television/cable access. The Cowboy Bunk House has 1 king bedroom and sleeps 2+. It has two full bath/showers. It has a flat screen TV monitor in the bedroom. The Country Cottage has two bedrooms with a double bed and a single. It has two full bath/showers. It has one flat screen TV monitor in the living room. The Horseman's Cottage features one large king bed and one shower. It also has one additional powder room. The Bachelor Pad and Girlfriends' Getaway has two bedrooms - one queen and one double - and one bath/shower. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 10 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Located in the heart of the northern New Mexico region, La Mesita Ranch offers activities both on the ranch and off the ranch all year long. Summers bring unbeatable weather (warm, non-humid days, cool nights), refreshing thunder showers, and remarkable sunsets. Each season brings unique beauty to the ranch. The ranch has been developed and modernized to reflect the serenity, comfort and peace that the region has to offer. Within minutes, however, guests can be in Santa Fe with all it has to offer, or just down the street at the casinos. Access from La Mesita Ranch is perfect for those wanting to be on the golf course, shooting range, ski slopes, hiking trails, fishing, hunting mountain biking and endless other activities year round. Families find La Mesita Ranch as the epicenter of activity, or the headquarters of relaxation. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Numerous titles are housed at La Mesita Ranch....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Capable of running iPod music library through the speaker system in the main house....moreless

  • Television:

    The property has many flat screen televisions but not all residences have flat screen televisions. The library in the main house features a projector screen that is perfect for Movie Night....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    New Mexico's unique landscape brings mountains, mesas, hills, and plains together into a breathtaking scenery. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Grande entertaining in this beautiful custom formal dining room. A kiva fireplace and access to outdoor patio completes your entertaining options. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Each residence has wood burning kivas and stone fireplaces throughout....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi-fi is featured throughout the property. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    And espresso machine. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The Grande Hacienda features a large custom kitchen perfect for large parties and entertaining. There is a breakfast room attached to kitchen with built in banquet seating. Pantry, Butlers Pantry....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double KitchenAid ovens. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    KitchenAid. Ice Making Machine....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove top....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Several balconies grace La Mesita Ranch....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Numerous outdoor decks, covered patios|portals, garden seating spaces to enjoy the property. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    La Mesita Ranch is accessible to major golf courses within 2-3 miles, and many acclaimed golf courses throughout the region. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The pool/tennis area features a cabana with outdoor grille, bar, refrigerator, outdoor fireplace, his and her showers, toilet. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Extensive lawns and gardens throughout. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    La Mesita Ranch is situated between 4 ski resorts - Taos Ski, Santa Fe Ski, Parojito and Angel Fire. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Full tennis court facility on the property....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Outdoor heated and lit for full time access from May-Sept. Year round indoor pool access at Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort 4 miles from La Mesita Ranch....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Gap Nights
May 19 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,700
$10,500 $30,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $1,500 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $1,000 Nightly

Fall season at the Ranch
Oct 1 - Nov 22, 2015
1 night min stay
$1,200
$7,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $1,000 Nightly

Thanksgiving Week at the Ranch
Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2015
6 night min stay
$7,000
Late Fall
Nov 30 - Dec 20, 2015
2 night min stay
$1,000
$5,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $786 Nightly

Christmas Week at the Ranch
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2015
6 night min stay
$1,700
New Years Eve Package
Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,700
Winter Rate
Jan 4 - Mar 22, 2016
3 night min stay
$800
Easter Week
Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Cleaning $750 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8.3%

Notes:

Taxes and cleaning fees in addition.

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One half of total rental fees are due upon reservation. We take all credit cards.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Fe Airport and Albuquerque Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Sage at Buffalo Thunder Hilton
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Buffalo Thunder and Black Mesa
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Red Sage at Buffalo Thunder Hilton
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Santa Fe, Taos, Angel Fire

La Mesita Ranch is located 15 minutes north of Santa Fe, on 140-acres of private tribal land and owned by the Pueblo of Pojoaque. It is a working horse ranch, home of the first Polo field west of the Mississippi. La Mesita Ranch is also conveniently situation between Santa Fe and Albuquerque to the south, and Taos, Los Alamos, Angel Fire to the north and west. This offers our guests a prime hub spot to do day trips into Santa Fe, or get up to Taos for a full day of skiing.

Within minutes of the property also offers two golf courses, casinos, restaurants and night clubs. Native owned galleries and charming, tucked away galleries and specialty shops featuring jewelry, rugs and other native handcrafted items are within a few miles of La Mesita Ranch. Hiking trails, biking trails, shooting venues, wineries and many other day activities.

La Mesita Ranch offers convenient access to all of the outdoor activities New Mexico is known for. The property is also within minutes of Santa Fe and Taos and all other city activities such as art galleries, museums, opera, shopping, festivals, restaurants, etc.

The property offers a prime destination location for weddings of all types, sizes and styles. Many weddings at La Mesita Ranch follow a typical destination wedding concept, with overflow guests staying nearby at our sister properties nearby. Smaller functions, anniversaries, special birthdays and life milestones, family reunions, holidays, girlfriend getaways, the guy's golf week, corporate functions and plain ol' family vacations are enjoyed to the maximum here at our ranch - as the space and residences offer a variety of configurations to suit most desires.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: While talking about the history of LMR, its important that we start with a little history of the area and talk about the original inhabitants of the property, who they were and how it lead to the creation of LMR. Around the turn of the Century, the Pueblo of Pojoaque was hit with an outbreak of smallpox. Most of the people living in this valley were forced to leave and move to Colorado or the surrounding areas. The Pueblo of Pojoaque sold most of its land, including a large portion, LMR, to a real estate developer. The Pueblo of Pojoaque has a history that dates back to about 500 AD. And several times during its history the Pueblo has actually relocated or has abandoned its land and come back. During the 1500-1600 century when the Spanish were exploring North from Mexico searching for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold they explored through this area, bringing Catholic Missionaries with them. They identified the small villages where the Native Americans were living and in order to catholicize them, they built mission churches in each of those small villages. Each of the mission churches was named after a patron Saint. Santa Clara (Saint Claire), San Juan (Saint John). The churches adopted those names, as well as the small villages. The Term Pueblo actually means village in Spanish. The Spanish tried to catholicize the Native Americans. The only successful Native American revolt of Northern American History happened in NM, in the 1680s, where all the pueblos banded together and flushed the Spanish back into Mexico. Shortly after, there was a re-conquest of the land and the Spanish came and reoccupied the territories again. Today, Native Americans living in NM use the term Pueblo to identify the tribal nation or reservation that they live on. They refer to themselves as Pueblo Indians or Puebloans. Pojoaque is the smallest pueblo in NM. La Mesita Ranch is a property that has brought back a piece of Pueblo history to where it started.

Why Northeast:
In the early 1900s, a 140-acre portion of land was sold to Clarence Mott Woolley. At the time, Mr. Woolley was the president of American Radiator Company in New York City. The Woolleys bought this land as a summer retreat. It was always intended to be an equestrian property, and they built the first polo field west of the Mississippi. At the turn of the century, it was very fashionable for wealthy families on the east coast to buy properties out west; it was very bohemian of them to bring their artist friends and other large entrepreneurs out here to experience the Wild West. Coming by train into Santa Fe would have been an adventure on its own. Travelling from Missouri to Santa Fe would have been, probably a breathtaking and amazing experience for most guests. Santa Fe was a bustling little town in the Wild West. When they arrived to LMR, it’s a lush river valley, the climate was cool, and it was a very desirable place to spend the summer. In the late 1920s, Woolley merged his company with Standard Sanitation to become American Standard - still today America’s largest producer of faucets and fixtures. The Woolleys kept La Mesita Ranch and in the 1930s hired famed Santa Fe architect John Gaw Meem to design three main homes. Meem is considered to be the most important architect in New Mexico's history. The Woolleys lived in La Mesita until about 1959, and in 1959, they sold the property to a gentleman with the last name, Goodwin. He was the current president of the American Standard Faucet Company. It’s unclear who actually lived on the property between 1959-1980. There are some wonderful rumors and stories, however in the 1980s the property really fell to ruins. There were squatters on the property, many of the structures had been demolished or burned, and it wasn’t until the late 80s when the previous owner purchased the property that it was restored in its entirety to what it looks like today.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
No matter the season, there is always beauty to be found here at the ranch and we’re delighted to share it with you. Along with friends and family, we know you'll find your stay enjoyable and memorable. And in the native tradition, we invite you to use this opportunity to experience the peace and serenity the property offers to its visitors all year long. La Mesita Ranch is the ideal place to unhook and unplug, genuinely relax, sleep in, read, cook and feast, share insights, create memories, laugh and play with children and...just be. Here, you can take an early morning walk as the glorious geese fly in to graze on the winter-dormant alfalfa fields, take a midnight swim, observe the majesty of the horse, rock on the back porch with a cocktail while enjoying the incomparable light of a New Mexico sunset and finish the day gazing at the starry nighttime skies. These and countless other magnificent natural experiences await to be discovered. The five La Mesita Ranch structures can be leased in total - so that the ranch is privately and solely available to your own party; or in part... whereby you may share the incredible property with others. First come, first serve defines the calendar at La Mesita Ranch. But don't worry....no matter which approach suits your plans, there is plenty of space to stretch out and enjoy.


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Photos

  • Welcome to La Mesita Ranch...Unlike any other property in New Mexico.

    Welcome to La Mesita Ranch...Unlike any other property in New Mexico.

  • Sitting in the relaxing shade of the mature cottonwoods.

    Sitting in the relaxing shade of the mature cottonwoods.

  • View of the barn and riding arena.

    View of the barn and riding arena.

  • View from the bowling lawn to the tennis court and pool area

    View from the bowling lawn to the tennis court and pool area

  • Relaxing on the Porch of the Grande Hacienda

    Relaxing on the Porch of the Grande Hacienda

  • Family movie night in the cozy library....

    Family movie night in the cozy library....

  • Bedroom Number Four

    Bedroom Number Four

  • Ready for a massage?

    Ready for a massage?

  • Relax by the pool...

    Relax by the pool...

  • Popular Wedding Vow Location

    Popular Wedding Vow Location

  • A working ranch.  Harvesting Alfalfa all summer and fall.

    A working ranch. Harvesting Alfalfa all summer and fall.

  • View of the Grande Hacienda and other Guest Houses from Bachelor Pad

    View of the Grande Hacienda and other Guest Houses from Bachelor Pad

  • Views of the ranch from above....

    Views of the ranch from above....

  • For the love of horses....

    For the love of horses....

  • Beautiful view of the duck pond. Weddings, dinners, etc. are great here.

    Beautiful view of the duck pond. Weddings, dinners, etc. are great here.

  • Covered portals extend throughout the property.

    Covered portals extend throughout the property.

  • Living Room in Grande Hacienda.

    Living Room in Grande Hacienda.

  • Each bedroom at LMR has its own style.

    Each bedroom at LMR has its own style.

  • Bedroom Number three.

    Bedroom Number three.

  • Cowboy Bunk House Bedroom

    Cowboy Bunk House Bedroom

  • The Outdoor Cabana, Kitchen, Fireplace and Pool Showers

    The Outdoor Cabana, Kitchen, Fireplace and Pool Showers

  • A Special Day.

    A Special Day.

  • Sunset Views in a Sacred Native Location.

    Sunset Views in a Sacred Native Location.

  • View of the Barn from the Horseman's Cottage

    View of the Barn from the Horseman's Cottage

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