High Hopes Ranch On The Cimarron
State: New Mexico
Region: Northeastern New Mexico
County: Colfax County
Property Type: Native Grassland
Acres: 9,200 deeded acres plus 193 acres of New Mexico state lease
Price: $930.00 per deeded acre
Taxes: $9,072.94 for 2013 as received from taxing authorities via telephone.
Location: Just east of Springer, New Mexico on Hwy. 56 approximately 3 miles to the beginning of the ranch and approximately 3 ½ miles to the main headquarters.
The Cimarron River runs east, southeast through the north end of the High Hopes Ranch just south of the headquarters. The entrance to the ranch is via a tree-lined, all weather road passing three large horse paddocks with pipe rail fences which are situated between Hwy. 56 and the main headquarters. Located approximately one quarter mile off of Hwy. 56, the headquarters is quiet and serene with no road noise.
It is almost impossible to describe the state-of-the-art improvements on this Colfax County, New Mexico ranch. The ranch was bought and improved by a well-known actor and is designed and constructed with the “best of the best”.
Schools in Springer are approximately 3 ½ miles from the ranch and have grades one through twelve with school bus transportation for the students.
Improvements on the ranch which are virtually “new” and in excellent condition consist of the following:
1) A 5,000 sq. ft. +/- home has 18 in. walls and is covered by a metal roof with a Stucco veneer in the style of the Spanish Southwest. The home has a large living area, a large kitchen/dining area, a huge master bedroom, a full master bath with a walk-in shower and tub, a cedar lined, walk-in closet, a larger than average second bedroom with a ¾ bath with a walk-in shower, an indoor dry sauna adjacent to a steam room next to a full walk-in shower, a ½ bath which is located just off of a large hot tub with Jacuzzi, a Vision Fitness exercise bike, a Quantum treadmill and a Bow Flex exercise machine.
Attached to the home is an oversized two car garage with automatic roll-up doors.
You can enjoy three excellent fire places in the winter and central air conditioning in the summer when needed. The house is also heated with hot-water radiators throughout.
Flooring consists of Guadalajara (Mexican) tile, hard wood floors (Oak), rugs and indoor/outdoor carpet in the area where the hot tub and the exercise equipment are located.
A large, outdoor swimming pool with cover is also located within the main housing complex.
Water is supplied to the main house and guest houses by a tap on the town of Springer community waterline together with water supplied to the yard at the main house from a domestic well equipped with a submersible electric motor and pump which also supplies water to the barns, pens and other improvements at the headquarters.
2) The number one guest house is complete with a large living/dining/bedroom area, an electric cook stove, microwave oven, refrigerator, washer/dryer, a ¾ bath with walk-in shower, wood burning fire place, propane heat and refrigerated air.
This home also has a metal roof and Guadalajara (Mexican) tile flooring.
This is a very attractive home, both inside and out.
3) The number two guest house also has a combination living/dining/bedroom area with a ¾ bath, an old style, very attractive bathtub in the kitchen/living area, a refrigerator and an electric cook stove. The home is heated with a wood burning stove and electric heat along the floors located strategically through-out the house and has operating windows for summertime cooling. This also is a very attractive home with Guadalajara (Mexican) tile flooring and a metal roof.
This guest house is attached to a large complex which has a metal roof and consists of a huge two bay equipment storage building with 12’X 16’ roll-up doors and another large building attached to the same complex which is used as a state-of-the-art shop with a 12’X 16’ roll-up door, and a walk door. There are concrete floors throughout the complex.
4) The next row of buildings begins with two fenced dog kennels, rabbit hutches, a covered chicken pen with chicken house and a brick milking barn with stanchions to round-out what might have been in “TIMES PAST”.
5) The next row has numerous buildings facing west and running from north to south with water furnished by a domestic well and with all-weather vehicle access roads. These improvements consist of the following:
A)Six horse stalls which are divided to accommodate six horses. All horse stalls have outdoor runs with pipe fences and freeze-free water troughs.
A large blacksmith shop is located in this area which has access from the horse stalls into the shop. The shop is heated in cold weather by a wood burning stove and used for indoor shoeing of horses with rubber mats covering the concrete floor. A large tack room adjoins the blacksmith shop.
Also in this area is a storage garage with a 10’ X 10’ roll-up door.
B)A breeding station with two stalls for a mare and a stallion with a storage room in between to separate the mare from the stallion.
C)A totally enclosed, all metal hay barn with a dirt floor, a walk door for access and a tall roof. The barn is equipped with a roll-up door high enough to accommodate a semi load of hay.
D)A large, all metal barn for storage of trailers, ranch vehicles, etc. has a concrete floor, two electric roll-up doors and walk doors on the south side and the east end of the building for access.
E)Four large horse stalls divided in the middle of each stall to accommodate eight horses and a large exercise area.
F)A five ton, above ground, all metal, grain bin on legs with a cone bottom and hand-operated door to unload grains or feed into a wheel-barrow, bucket, etc. for hand feeding of horses or other livestock.
G)The domestic well furnishing water for this complex plus the yard at the main house is located in this area together with an underground, pressurized water storage tank.
H)An air compressor is also located in this area with an underground air pressure tank.
I)A large roping arena constructed with heavy Priefert panels with an air-operated release chute.
6) Going from the main headquarters back out on Hwy 56 and west for a short distance, the property again adjoins Hwy 56 and located there is an employee’s home which is older but in good condition. The home has 2 bedrooms, a basement used as a guest bedroom and 1 bathroom. A new heating and air conditioning unit was added to the home last year and new double pane windows were installed this year to increase the insulation value of the home. Adjacent to this home is an older, two-car garage, an open hay barn and 8 new horse stalls with runs, tack room and a round pen for training horses.
This home has city water plus water being furnished to the horse stalls by a domestic well equipped with a submersible electric motor and pump.
In this area of the property there is approximately 50 acres of pasture irrigated with 226.4 shares of water from the Springer Ditch Company.
7) The exterior fences on the ranch are all in excellent condition and are constructed of five strands of barbed wire, alternating steel post and cedar post with two heavy wooden stays between each steel post and cedar post.
The exterior gates are all heavy metal with chains and locks to secure access to the ranch.
8) A large set of working/shipping pens is located on the south end of the ranch and is equipped as follows:
A)A Priefert squeeze chute with self-catch head gate, 30 ft. adjustable panels and pregnancy check gates.
B)A battery powered electronic scale purchased from Abilene Scale Company approximately five years ago which is in good working order, was certified in 2013, is 8’X 20’ with a 10,000 lb. to 20,000 lb. capacity, model number ASCXY-ZK.
C)A long sorting ally with a number of pens.
9) In the style of the “Old West” a camp house is located near this large set of pens and is furnished with a wood-burning cook stove, a propane operated Servel refrigerator and propane lights. Water is furnished for the cook house from a buried water cistern. A state-of-the-art outhouse rounds out the “Old West” theme.
10) There are four stock wells in the pastures. Three of the wells have solar powered submersible electric motors and pumps. One stock well is equipped with a submersible electric motor and pump. These wells also furnish water for pipelines located strategically on the ranch. There are twelve dirt tanks (one built with a large dam).
The Cimarron River also provides water for the north end of the ranch just south of the headquarters running in an easterly direction through the ranch.
11) Equipment included with the purchase of the ranch is as follows:
A)A three hopper, bulk feed storage bin mounted on skids with 30 ton capacity.
B)A T&S trip hopper cake feeder (electric).
C)A 3050 John Deere tractor with front-end loader and Ganion.
D)A 12 ft. disk plow.
E)A 14 ft. John Deere 450 grain drill.
F)A John Deere land plane (long).
Hunting on the ranch consist of Antelope (ten, buck permits last year), one cow and one bull Elk permit (last year) along with White Tail and Mule Deer hunting, an occasional turkey and geese in the winter.
Seldom does a ranch come on the market with such great improvements, excellent ranching country on the Cimarron River, located adjacent to an interstate highway and in easy driving distance of several ski runs in the Angel Fire, Taos, Red River areas of northeastern New Mexico, Santa Fe (the state capital), the large city of Albuquerque, Las Vegas and Raton with winter and summer recreation in the nearby Rocky Mountains and all being easily accessible from the ranch.
THIS RANCH DESERVES YOUR ATTENTION-LETS LOOK!
- Hay Barn
- Horse Barn
- Residence Included