Alta Luna Ranch

Alta Luna Ranch


Published On: May 16, 20232 min read
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Alta Luna Ranch is encompassed in the beauty of the ancient Mora Valley, near the unincorporated town of Chacon, New Mexico. This area is steeped in Spanish-American ranching history and many ranches have been owned by families for generations. The Alta Luna (meaning High Moon in Spanish) Ranch covers a vast area of approximately 6,419 acres. Topography and elevations vary throughout the borders of the ranch. Elevations range from 8,200 feet to 11,000 feet in the northern mountainous regions of its borders. Topographies range from hay meadows, grassy meadows, high timbered mountains, to valleys of native grasslands. Creating an environment for wildlife and livestock to thrive on the ranch.

The ranch headquarters is impressive, offering a wide range of improvements. The main home is true to its New Mexican roots. The impressive two-story adobe home was designed by John Gaw Meem Design firm, often referred to as the father of the Santa Fe style architecture. The main home consists of seven bedrooms, and nine bathrooms with tons of Mexican influences throughout, including antique Mexican La Puerta Doors, high ceilings with Spanish-style vigas and corbels, a hand-forged staircase, and railing, handmade tiles, and has five beautiful fireplaces throughout. The great room’s fireplace mantel is made from a large ponderosa struck by lightning during the construction of the ranch, making for a story to tell for generations.

All the rock interior and exterior features come right off the ranch. Even the walls in the home are exquisite, made with a diamond finish, taking up to nine months to complete. Two guest homes both with two bedrooms and two bathrooms can be found a short walk from the main house, each done in a southwestern territorial style.

Additional improvements are used to run the ranch, including a custom-built 11-stall brick floor horse barn, with office, bathroom, tack, storage areas, and a small barn used to store hay and equipment. Improvements are supplied by underground utilities and offer a backup generator enclosed in its own building. The improvements were placed to take in the panoramic views of both the valley and surrounding mountain ranges to capture the beautiful scenery and wildlife. The ranch offers many outdoor entertaining spaces for you and your guest to enjoy the surroundings.



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