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

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths3
Space 1,579 m²
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Grande Estate with mountain views. Four distinct Cottages and Grand Hacienda!

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, Barranca Cottage, Badlands Cottage Escondido Cottage, and Ristra Cottage ); some of which date back to the 1930's. The property features indoor and outdoor equestrian facilities, a Large outdoor swimming pool and cabana, tennis court, duck pond, grassy pastures– and is surrounded by stunning 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. There is a view at La Mesita that is like no other view in the Southwest!!

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 , extraordinary, 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.

This property was never open or available to the public until very recently.

The Heiress that most recently lived behind the gates insisted upon the full confidentiality of all of the staff that worked on the Ranch.

No one in the area knew what was behind the "Gates of La Mesita".

It is just recently that the Ranch has been open to to receive, and to host guests.

There is truly no place more spectacular in the Southwest than La Mesita .Many people call it the "Downton Abbey" of the Southwest, because it is just so amazingly Grand.

You will know why the Ranch has remained such a mystery when you arrive to stay with us.

More Details

Property Manager
Deborah Newman
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Santa Fe

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1579 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet
    Bathroom 10 - toilet
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 13 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 14 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • The Grande Hacienda has 4 bedrooms (one bedroom on the main floor and 3 bedrooms upstairs). It sleeps 8+ in beds. Each bedroom has its own bath|shower attached.. Each bedroom in the Grand Hacienda features flat screen television/cable access. Full Kitchen and washer and dryer. 4 Fireplaces!! Badlands Cottage has 1 king bedroom and sleeps 2+. It has two full bath/showers. It has a flat screen Television in the bedroom, full Kitchen and indoor Fireplace. Barranca Cottage features two bedrooms, one with a Queen sized Bed and two Queen beds in the second bedroom. It has two full bath/showers. It has one flat screen television in the living room, full Kitchen, and washer and dryer. Ristra Cottage features one bedroom with a king bed and a Queen Bed. Two bathrooms. This "Casita" features a full Kitchen, beautiful outdoor Patio, and indoor Fireplace. Escondido Cottage' includes two bedrooms - both w/ Queen beds, one bath/shower, washer and dryer, full Kitchen, patio.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
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. During "Off season", La Mesita Cottages can be rented separately. Please call Deborah Newman, the Property Manager for special rates.


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

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 perfectly located 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 experience day trips into Santa Fe, or drive 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 including art galleries, museums, opera, shopping, festivals, restaurants, etc.

The Opera house is only 8 minutes away!

The property offers a prime destination location for Unique destination weddings of all types, sizes and styles. Many weddings at La Mesita Ranch follow a 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 retreat 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.

From private Massages in the Peaceful Massage room located in the Main Hacienda, private Curator tours at the Poeh Museum featuring the very best of Native American Art, Santa Fe Chefs preparing exclusive meals for you and your guests, Wine dinners, Pre Opera Dinners, Tequila tastings, High Tea, southwest inspired.... the possibilities are endless.

This Ranch has been totally exclusive and unavailable to the public until very recently..

The previous owner had all of the associates sign confidentiality agreements to never let anyone know of what was behind the Gates of La Mesita.

A visit with us will reveal just how stunning this property is, and what amazing experiences lie behind its gates.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Santa Fe

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Nights 2016
May 18 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$683.25
Pet Fee C$68.32 + Tax
Cleaning C$1,229.84 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.3%

Taxes and cleaning fees in addition.

Please call for wedding package details which are different than vacation rental pricing.

Holidays, and Special Events in Santa Fe will be reserved at rates specific to the Holiday.

Call (505) 412-9921 to inquire about rates regarding Indian Market, Balloon Fiesta, Wine and Chile Fiesta!

La Mesita IS available to smaller groups when we are out of season, November through May.

Please call Deborah Newman directly at 505 412-9921 to discuss these special rates.

All payments will be made through Buffalo Thunder Resort accounting.
A 25% "deposit" is required when signing the VRBO contract.
There is a $300.00 refundable security deposit, and a credit card that needs to remain on file.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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