Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo mountains and known as the Solecito Ranch, this inviting, historic, adobe gem was built in 1890 & was the ranch house of Elliott Barker & family from 1919 -1930. Mr. Barker was the first NM Game Warden, a noted author of many books & responsible for the rescue of Smokey Bear in NM. Beautifully remodeled by the current owners in 2002, this 3 story home consists of appx. 5500 sf. situated on 28.5 acres with the Sapello River running through the ranch, a private well & 12.5 acre ft of irrigation rights. The main level is an open kitchen, dining, living concept with a gourmet kitchen complete with Wolf range & grill, pantry, laundry room, mudroom, large living/dining area with a contemporary woodstove, library with rosewood floors, master bedroom with a beautifully tiled bath with towel heaters & soaking tub. 2 bedrooms, a bath & entertainment room on the second level & a craft room on the third. Many more upgrades include double pane wood windows, Hunter Douglas window blinds, central vacuum system, 13 KW generator, insulated & oversized, double car garage with woodstove, hot tub, large barn & corral other outbuildings. Spacious porch to admire the national forest views, heirloom apple trees, listen to the water flowing in the river & spy on the wildlife including deer, elk, fox, coyote, birds, just to name a few. Enjoy fishing & swimming in the pond all summer & your younger ones will have great fun in the playhouse next to the river.
I-25 to Las Vegas. Take 1st Exit onto Grand Ave. Turn left onto 7th Street. Stay on 7th Street through Las Vegas which turns into Hwy 518. Pass Storrie Lake & drive about 3 miles then turn left on Hwy 94. In 1/2 mile turn left on Hwy 266. Continue appx 6 miles to San Ignacio. Pavement ends. Hwy 266 turns into A3A. Continue on a dirt/gravel road for appx. another 5 miles. Ranch sign is Solecito Ranch on left side of dirt road.
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