Information

Rates

The rate for a week at the ranch is $1400.00 per person plus tax. We provide a great horse, good tack, delicious food, tent and cot. You just need a sleeping bag and personal gear. Or $950.00 per person plus tax if you bring your own horse. Round trip transfer to and from the Albuquerque airport if needed is $100.00 per person. We require a deposit of $400.00 at the time of booking a reservation. The balance is due 30 days before arrival, you are welcome to make installment payments. We offer a 10% discount for returning guests and active military. We take Visa, Mastercard, Discover and personal check. We do not take kids under 16.

REFUNDS

It has only happened a few weeks in the last few decades but we have had to cancel trips due to forest fires, floods or other circumstances beyond our control. We do not offer any refunds of deposit but we are happy to rebook you for a later date within one year. We recommend you purchase trip insurance -- TravelGuard is just one example, 1-866-833-8784.

Transportation

We are a long way from any where, it's the price of living in paradise. Starting in 2014 we will have to charge a $100.00 transfer fee to cover our costs, this covers the ROUNDTRIP transfer. PICKUP will be Sunday @1:00 p.m. and DROP OFF Saturday @ 1:00 p.m. in Albuquerque, the nearest airport. We recommend you fly into Albuquerque the Saturday before the Sunday pickup. The ranch is located 4 1/2 hours from the airport. It is a beautiful drive through every eco-zone New Mexico has to offer but if you have been flying all day it's just a long drive. Albuquerque is at 5,000 feet elevation, so staying over is a great way to get acclimated to the altitude. We have a great deal with the Sheraton Hotel, a very nice place right next to the airport. They will pick you up when you arrive in Albuquerque and take good care of you. We pick up only at the Sheraton Airport Hotel on Sundays at 1:00 p.m., and get you back to either the hotel or the airport at 1:00 p.m. the following Saturday. Please do not make your return flight departure earlier than 2:00 p.m. Saturday.

You are welcome to drive yourself to our ranch, of course.  Upon booking, we will give you directions and estimated drive time from wherever you are coming from.  Keep in mind that many of the roads will be gravel, and you will be traveling up and down the mountains....but it is a view and a trip you will thoroughly enjoy.

Requirements

If you are going to really enjoy a week riding with us you must be at least an intermediate level rider. You must be able to saddle and mount unassisted and be confident and easy on your horse at all gaits. Some of the country is mountainous and can be technical with steep slopes, fallen timber, rocks and streams. Some of our rides like POSSE WEEK require you be in GOOD physical shape. We are at 8000 feet elevation. Yes, you will notice it! We have a weight limit of 275 pounds and you must be in good physical shape with no serious medical problems. We are three hours from the nearest hospital!
  1. You must not be a whiner!
  2. You must be willing to pitch in and get dirty.
  3. You must have a sense of humor and bring a joke.
  4. We don't claim to be for everyone. We aren't going to babysit you.
  5. WE AIN'T NO DUDE RANCH!
  6. If you're looking for kidney shaped swimming pools, shuffleboard, or a Jacuzzi look somewhere else.

What to Bring

Clothing and Riding Gear


  1. long sleeved shirts, light colored in spring and summer
  2. heavy sweater and/or wind breaker! Even in the middle of summer, when the sun goes down it gets COLD.
  3. scarf or bandana
  4. gloves
  5. walking shoes or hiking boots
  6. boots with heels for riding (hiking boots don't make it, unless you don't want to ride)
  7. hat: cowboy. Cowboy hats offer more protection from our intense sun.
  8. canteen with a study strap. The size we suggest is one quart or one liter.
  9. rain gear--but please, no super-light "disposable" ponchos

Personal Items


  1. toiletries
  2. chapstick or some kind of lip balm with sun protection
  3. towel
  4. sunglasses
  5. sleeping bag rated down to thirty, this is needed anytime of year
  6. flashlight and extra batteries
  7. camera
  8. YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING YOUR OWN SADDLE
  9. BOOZE! B.Y.O.B.; we'll stop at a grocery store on the way to the ranch so you can stock up
  10. cash. (for tipping the help)
  11. We are a long way from anywhere, and a three hour drive to the nearest drug store, so please be sure you have an adequate supply of all medications you may need.

What to Forget!

  • We have no electricity so leave those blow dryers, curling irons, shavers, and radios at home.
  • Your cell phones, Blackberries, Raspberries or what ever the hell ya got won't work here either.
  • Besides, you're on vacation!
  • And hey, we know your dog is special and sweet and perfect, but ours aren't and we have too many as it is, so please, NO DOGS!