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Stunning Ranch Headquarters Log Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 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:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
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
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • 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 4.9534883 based on 47 reviews
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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Large and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was comfortable with 2 large couches and a great big table that we used part for our computer, catch all, prep area and dining. We cooked a lot and the kitchen is well equipped. The views from the large windows of the valley, trees and ponds change with the sunlight. We saw a large herd of elk every 3 days or so around dusk. The young ones were playing chase. Several nights, when it was clear, we saw stars from horizon to horizon and many falling stars. It was such a change from our city life. We enjoyed the quiet and openness of the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Relaxing Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Ed's Ranch Headquarters is the perfect place to get away from it all and also be close enough to anything you may want to do. The Ranch is stocked with anything you need and then some! The wild life kept us very entertained, I could have just looked through the binoculars all day long . . . mule deer, elk, black cap night heron, golden eagles, cinnamon teal ducks just to name a few. If you are looking to get away from the city rat race this is the perfect place to relax and let it all go . . . the hiking in the area is beautiful. Cids organic groceries in Taos kept us nourished for our adventures.

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  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Planning next trip back now

  • 5 of 5

views, quiet, comfortable...what getting away is supposed to be!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Cruces, NM


  • 5 of 5

Ed, even after 3 stays at this amazing house, it remains our favorite getaway. Super-clean, well-maintained, the house is very well-appointed and well-stocked with all of the essentials needed for a comfortable stay - Lowe's in Angel Fire is the perfect little grocer for our "at home" food supply. The elk, prairie dogs, birds, rabbits, and coyotes all held our fascination and attention - much more than any tv show or electronic gadget ever could! The star-gazing this time around was an awe-inspiring experience - Carl Sagan's "bilions and billions of stars" are always twinkling over Black Lake. It's a good thing you have a stay limit here, as we know you would have a problem with many others who, like us, would never want to leave! Aloha, and we look forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $150


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.

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