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Dripping Springs Ranch

Mountainair, NM 87036

Socorro County, New Mexico

6,764.12 Acres
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Dripping Springs Ranch : Mountainair : Socorro County : New Mexico

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Dripping Springs Ranch - +/- 6764 Acreage This is truly a magnificent ranch that you’ve dreamed about.  Now it can be yours. +/- 5016 deeded acres, +/- 1747a leased acres, (+/- 6764 total acreage) ranging from 5600 ft. elevation to 6500-foot elevation, all contiguous.  The ranch is extensively appointed with impeccable improvements and located just west of Mountainair, NM. It’s an easy drive to Albuquerque airport (approximately 60 miles) and the town of Belen is just 17 miles. Dripping Springs Ranch is a recreational and working ranch not equaled in the Southwest. Ideally, with the unequalled central New Mexico weather and international access, Dripping Springs Ranch could easily be a large family ranch and business, a school or retreat facility, a commercial hotel resort and B&B or a corporate ranch with recreation.  The possibilities are absolutely endless. Land  +/- 6764 acres, bordering Cibola National Forest with direct access on one side and 14,000 wilderness preserve on the other. Rolling pinion and junipers frame 360-degree mountain views with meadows, cottonwood creek bottoms and rolling vistas.  The ranch is divided into numerous pastures and has carried cattle throughout its history. It has 6 wells, waterlines and drinkers, as well as dirt water tanks.  There are also springs on that create pools and dripping springs exist in 3 locations on the ranch.  Also included is a 5 acre deeded ownership parcel in the neighboring Tierra Grande Ranch development.  This parcel, that borders the ranch to the north, allows for access to 14,000 acres of private reserve (included) for horseback and ATV recreation. Lodge & Homes Lodge - An absolute grand 8,970 sq. ft. main lodge and ranch home with 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms and fitted with a commercial grade kitchen that Emeril would dream about. Incredible landscaping appoints and borders the rear courtyard and includes your very own private hot tub. Picture Dynasty with a Southwest theme and you might get the idea... Homes - 2354 sq. ft. home with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and is  located in a beautiful secluded location that would make for an ideal family member or a caretaker/ranch managers home. There are 2 additional smaller homes on the ranch for your guests or staff. Barn/Dormitory - An absolute incredible barn and dormitory that sleeps up to 25, with separate apartment included, is insulated and fully heated and air-conditioned, including 4 double bays and a workman's dream shop. Office - The ranch office building with full living quarters complete with bedrooms and baths.  Outbuildings - Outbuildings include a tack barn, a loafing shed, a feed shed, a tool shed, a goat shed and an adobe home that has been turned into twin dog runs. Additional Features - Telephone and high-speed fiber optic internet (through Plateau Telephone Co-Op), 2 large water storage systems, natural gas & security systems throughout buildings and a horse exerciser. Hunting - The ranch has not been hunted in decades, but big horn sheep, rocky mountain elk, mule deer, antelope, bear, lion, quail, and numerous small game all call Dripping Springs Ranch home. The Ranch qualifies for +/- 6 private land elk tags and oter deer authorizations. With almost sanctuary status, most wildlife (mainly the elk and deer) call the ranch their special reserve. Each of the dirt tanks is home turf to a herd bull and his harem and its incredible to listen to them. There is not another ranch like Dripping Springs Ranch. It has improvements that would cost millions and millions to replace.  A property like this only comes along once in a lifetime, because it has taken a lifetime to create. You can explore the many pictographs and the true Dripping Springs, which the ranch is most noted for…... At the owner’s request, interior photos are reserved for qualified Buyer’s.  Co-brokers are welcome.  Call today to schedule your qualified showing.  48-hour notice required please.

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