El Sueno Del Corazon-Hunt Ranch


Property Details

  • County: Rio Arriba
  • Zip: 87510
  • Type: Farms, Hunting Land, Ranches, Riverfront Property
  • City: Abiquiu
  • Price: $5,949,250
  • Acres: 6,151
  • State/Zip: New Mexico 87510
  • Beds: 8
  • Status: Available
  • Baths: 8

TALB Member:

Charles Davidson | Agent/Salesperson

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Property Description

Republic Ranches is honored to offer this iconic ranch, rich in history and incredible beauty and located just 45 minutes north of Santa Fe. El Sueno Del Corazon Dream of the Heart is a tranquil piece of paradise that begins in the lush Chama river bottom and climbs into the rugged, majestic crimson mountain range leading to the Santa Fe National Forest. This sprawling 6151 acre ranch dates back to the early 1700s when Spanish colonists first settled in the Chama valley. Rarely does an estate of this size and quality become available so close to a major tourist destination. El Sueno Del Corazon offers an investor the ideal palate to paint their very own Dream of the Heart.



The grand hacienda has been home to many prominent, dedicated and highly regarded families. El Sueno Del Corazon was frequently visited by iconic artists Georgia OKeefe and Joseph Imhof. In the 1940s, Joseph Imhof lovingly supervised the restoration of the hacienda. The renowned artist made certain that every detail of the renovation was perfect, even to the point of the locating the ideal colored mud to be utilized for the adobe walls. He loved this home so much, in fact, that he inscribed in the hand carved door and mantelpiece La Casa Del Valle Feliz, which mean the House of the Happy Valley.

Two story, 12,000+ square foot historic adobe hacienda
8 bedrooms (most with kiva fireplaces) each with a full bath uniquely decorated with custom tile counters and tile showers
2 beautifully adorned half baths
Stately brick herring-bone paved courtyard with impressive rock fountain and outdoor fireplace
Sprawling porches overlooking irrigated fields framed by the Chama River and surrounding moutains
4 car attached garage
3 charming living areas with kiva fireplaces and bancos
Impressively large yet intimate dining room with stately fireplace and breathtaking views through the myriad of French doors leading to the
Beautiful custom commercial kitchen with Dynasty 6 burner range with griddle and double ovens, 2 Asko dishwashers, 2 Sub Zero refrigerators, custom cabinets, substantial island, beverage station
3 offices, 2 having spectacular views and would make ideal spa rooms for resort
Grand hall library lined with striking scarlet stained bookshelves
Rustic dark stained vigas with contrasting latillas create a fabulous ceiling
Custom, hammered iron railings on every stairwell
Exceptional flooring throughout the home including: Rustic wood, satillo with inlaid custom accent tiles, and herring-bone laid brick

Ruth House:

A short stroll through the century old Cottonwoods leads you to the charming 1895 adobe brick Ruth House, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. This delightful two-story home embodies the distinctive characteristics of the Mormon dwellings built at the turn of the century. The Ruth House was lovingly named after the bible verse Ruth 1:16, Whither thou goest, I will go. The current owners lovingly restored the Ruth House in 1994, taking every detail into account, even replicating the original wallpaper and porch columns.

1895 Historic Mormon dwelling
2 story adobe brick
4 bedroom / 3 bath
fully renovated in 1994 and accepted on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1996
Other improvements:

Adobe Caretakers house 2000+ sq ft, 2 bedroom / 2 bath
Two adobe offices separate buildings
Adobe barn with office & full bath upstairs; below is vet room with half bath and tack room
Scale house with electricity, heat and half bath
Tractor shop with electricity, heat and half bath
Two Quonset huts one has electricity, heat and half bath; other has electricity only
Large slab for outdoor events; two very nice bathrooms with multiple stalls


Upper Pasture Plaza Colorada:

5797 Acres of rolling hills filled with juniper and Pinion pines
Over 1200ft of elevation change
Highest peak 7665ft
Great habitat for mule deer and elk
Electricity is run to two existing water wells
Access via deeded easement approx 1 mile from El Sueno
Perfect for outdoor activities, hiking, biking or hunting

River bottom pastures:

354 +/- acres of river bottom consisting of irrigated fields and pasture
Over 700 acre feet of water rights
Frontage on highway 84 which runs from Santa Fe to Chama
Approximately 1 mile of Chama River
Fields have been free of chemical fertilizer and herbicides for the last 15+ years
Soil and climate are conducive to lavender/herb farm or immerging viticulture



El Sueno Del Corazon offers the angler an amazing opportunity to fish one of regions most undiscovered rivers. The Chama is heavily stocked with rainbow and brown trout and has plenty of rifles, runs and pools to ensure an ideal habitat. There are good hatches of Blue-winged Olives and Pale Morning Dun mayflies along with caddisflies and stoneflies. The fishing season lasts year-round on the Chama and this ranch has over a mile for you to enjoy while never leaving your land.

There are also ample opportunities to fish some of the best rivers in the state within 1-2 hours of the ranch. These rivers include:

Vallecitos River (27 miles) small stream that see little fishing pressure
Brazos River (50 miles) great terrestrial/dry fly fishing in summer to early fall; upper part offers fantastic alpine meadow fishing
Upper Chama Basin below El Vado Resevoir (60 miles) state record brown trout was caught here
Los Pinos (75 miles) easy wade fishing and great dry fly in the summer
Conejos (75 miles) very pure river boasting prolific bug life in the summer
San Juan River below Navajo Dam (135 miles) world renowned as one of the greatest tailwater trout fisheries

Rio Arriba County is the top trophy mule deer producing county in New Mexico. While hunting is restricted on the lower El Sueno, the Plaza Colorada is an extremely accessible ranch that does allow hunting. The ranch has not been hunted in the past 25 years and is ready for your touch. The ranch lies in Unit 51A, while the current owners never applied for elk tags a new owner is free to pursue that passion should they desire.

Mule deer will be the predominate big game animal on the Plaza, the ranch also has groups of elk moving across throughout the year. Numerous elk rubs have been seen amongst the junipers on Plaza, showing that the habitat is well suited for elk. With rolling hills reaching as high as 7665ft your lunch break view on the side of the mountain is also unparalleled.

Marketed by agreement with: Blue Lynx Resources


Property Map / Directions

From Santa Fe: Head north on Highway 84/285 approximately 25 miles to Espaola. Once in the town of Espaola, turn left at the first traffic light (at the To Chama sign - just past Dandy Burger). Cross the Rio Grande River, stay in the right-hand lane and turn right (north) following 84/285. At the next light, bear left. Continue north on Highway 84 for approximately 18 miles, following signs to Abiquiu and Chama. 1. Just past mile marker 208, turn right onto NM State Road 554 towards El Rito. Follow 554 for mile and immediately after crossing the Chama River bridge turn left onto County Road 155. Please drive slowly and carefully on this narrow and curvy road which is only paved for 2 miles and then becomes gravel. At about 3 miles you will see the main entrance to El Sueo del Corazn on your left. Press the intercom Call Button to announce your arrival. Someone will respond and open the gates (you may have to wait a moment or two). Proceed through and turn left toward the Hacienda. 2. If you miss the Route 554 turn and find yourself in the village of Abiquiu, Bodes General Store will be on your right. Continue north another mile past Bodes, and turn right onto the other end of County Road 155. After 2 miles and just past a Victorian style two-story brick house, the main gate of El Sueo del Corazn will be on your right.

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