“A piece of heaven” is how this historic ranch and farm property is often described. 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 and varied terrain, irrigated pastures, rocky hills, and an extensive bosque—it includes both sides of the Santa Fe River for nearly a full mile—the traditional northern New Mexico ranch and farm, originally established in 1695, is truly without peer. It includes three windmills as well as several ponds and watering tanks for livestock and irrigation. A charming, inviting, and warm two-bedroom residence and a caretaker's home or farm office are on-site, as are various utilitarian structures, including a stable and a corral. Substantial water rights are included in the sale. Adjacent to an ancient Indian pueblo, the property is bordered by nearly 50,000 acres of public land.
Most of the communities located here have extraordinary views of the Jemez, the Sangres and the Sandias.
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.