A piece of heaven is how this historic ranch & farm property is quite often described. Located at the end of a private road just south of Santa Fe, at the base of a spectacular, petroglyph-laden black basalt mesa, lies this one-of-a-kind rural estate known as La Estancia de Cieneguilla. Spanning approximately 45+/- acres of vibrant & varied terrain irrigated pastures, rocky hills, and an extensive bosque - it includes both sides of the Santa Fe River for nearly a full mile. This traditional northern New Mexican ranch and farm, originally established in 1695, is truly without peer. For livestock & irrigation, there are 3 windmills, several ponds & stock watering tanks. Adjacent to an ancient Indian pueblo, it is bordered by nearly 50,000 ac of public land, A charming, inviting, & warm 2-bedroom residence & a caretaker's home or farm office are on-site, as are various utilitarian structures, including a stable and corral. Substantial water rights are included in the sale.
La Cienega & La Cieneguilla – These historic areas dates from the early 1700s and were an important stopping point (paraje) along the famous Camino Real, the royal road from Mexico City to Santa Fe. The larger lots are dotted with pinon and juniper, while the lower elevations are lush with mature cottonwoods. Includes Remuda Ridge, the race track area and the Ranchos de la Luna subdivision.
This rapidly growing area with plans for expansion extending into the 2050’s is largely made up of rolling hills dotted with pinon and juniper. Most of the communities located here have extraordinary views of the Jemez, the Sangres and the Sandias.