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For Sale: Bell Ranch Gets Bigger

The biggest ranch on the market in America just got bigger. The heirs of William Lane, who assembled New Mexico’s Bell Ranch 40 years ago, have elected to include an additional 40,100 acres of canyon country and pastureland in the offering, which now totals 290,100 contiguous deeded acres or 453 square miles. Carrying capacity for the ranch is 5,000AU.
The new price for the Bell is $103 million: $99 million for the land and $4 million for livestock and equipment. That works out to $341 per acre, according to listing brokerage Orvis/Cushman & Wakefield. The price represents a 22 percent reduction below the original asking price. Contact John Watson or Rye Austin at (888) 541-4300 for additional details.
Property Details include:
290,100(+/-) deeded acres in northeastern New Mexico featuring Bell Mountain, a dramatic butte punctuating the landscape.
Located east of Santa Fe primarily in San Miguel County.
The Canadian River flows through the ranch for over 13 river miles.
Ranch is adjacent to 9,600-acre Conchas Lake with lake house and boat storage.
Carrying capacity for cattle operation is 5,000AU.
Headquarters includes general manager residence, ranch offices, stables, barns, garage and storage facilities.
10,832-square foot, 8-bedroom Hacienda with swimming pool and tennis court.
Four cowboy camps across the property.
Bell Ranch airfield has storage for 100LL avgas and a large hangar for its 8,200′ x 75′ lighted dirt airstrip.

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