The Ranch House has three luxurious guest rooms, “High Feather”, “South of Santa Fe” and “Cowgirl Rising”, all with gorgeous mountain and High Desert views, antique furnishings, unique art work, pillow top King beds with plush down pillows, private patio, kiva fireplace and a hand crafted slate tiled bath and shower with luxuriously plushy towels and hand crafted soaps.
The 4600 square foot Ranch House was built in 2001 specifically as a B&B. Enjoy plenty of outdoor living with an additional 2200 square feet of covered portales and private patios. A Feng Shui practitioner participated in the design and building stages in order to balance life force energy.
Using “green building” techniques throughout, the Innkeeper selected strawbale for it’s natural origins as well as the insulation and “outsulation” properties. Using massive oak timbers and siding reclaimed from an 1860′s era Tennessee tobacco barn, along with the strawbales which are from barley grown in Colorado for Coors beer, standing dead spruce Viga posts and beams from the Jicarilla Apache Reservation along with antique mesquite doors, gates and a mantle piece from Mexico saved over 16,000 board feet of newly milled lumber. The massive hand hewn beams, Vigas, and antique doors and gates lend to the rustic elegance of the Ranch House.
Fourteen foot high ceilings in the Great Room and Dining Room are accented by up lighting and accent lighting that makes the warm wood colors literally glow. The beauty of hand troweled plaster walls, brick floors, wide bancos and expansive views along with the aroma of piñon wood burning in the fireplace in the Great Room is true Southwest Style.
From these humble materials you have a home that is warm in winter and cool in summer. It has a gently organic, sculpted quality. Every window and door opening is smooth and hand-rounded. Walls are not quite plane and their modest undulations give them a fluid grace in spite of their great thickness and bulk. The Ranch house belongs to the landscape as truly as the tan dirt of the High Desert, the chromatic skies and the rugged peaks that surround it.
All of the guest rooms have gorgeous mountain and High Desert views, private bathroom with hand tiled slate shower and floor and hand-crafted soaps, whirlpool or soaking tub, fireplace, private patio and high speed wireless internet . Every guest room has a seating and reading area and is furnished with antiques and unique art, King bed, and down pillows and comforter. One room is handicapped accessible.
Celebrating a special occasion? Let us know in advance and we can suggest optional packages designed with romance, a birthday or anniversary in mind.
Everything is first class and yet the atmosphere is definitely a take your boots and spurs off and relax kind of pace. The interior design and decoration of the Ranch house combines new furnishings in the Guest Rooms, Great Room and Dining Room along with antiques and unique art work to create the look of an old hacienda but with all the modern conveniences. We offer Wireless High Speed Internet access, Satellite Radio and Satellite big screen TV. And, even Aunt Mary’s upright player piano has a special spot!
A bountiful gourmet breakfast is served in the dining room, or al fresco on the Sunrise Portal if you like, and is included with each night’s stay. The coffee and tea bar is piping hot ahead of breakfast each morning for early risers. You won’t want to miss a New Mexico sunrise!
Please look around some more at our Guest wing and Guest rooms, the Dining Room and Great Room and don’t forget your morning cup of coffee when you go out to the Sunrise Portal.