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Villa on 186 acres, Event Hall, and Hot tub

SuperhostLas Vegas, New Mexico, United States
Entire villa hosted by Colin
16+ guests7 bedrooms14 beds6.5 bathrooms
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Leaping Deer Ranch is a luxury guest ranch on 186 acres. With well-appointed rooms, plenty of space, large covered porch decks, and beautiful scenery you will enjoy a peaceful respite. Are you looking for a truly unique place for your group?

The space
Come to relax and play at a beautiful recreational retreat on 186 gorgeous acres in northern New Mexico. The spacious villa sits on a mountain ridge, surrounded by pine and juniper forest, that overlooks a valley of pastures and a natural lake. Enjoy spectacular sunrises on the huge wrap around porch while getting your day started with a warm cup of coffee or tea and watching the horses graze. The villa, apartment, and all 186 acres are exclusive for you to enjoy with your reservation.

There are five splendid bedrooms in the main villa with comfortable beds, plenty of space and artwork abound. There is also an apartment, which has its own kitchen, next to the meeting hall and the entire property is available for your booking. The ranch is ideal for large groups and we frequently accommodate twenty or more people.

Leaping Deer Ranch has a wonderful 1600 square foot event hall. It comes equipped with tables and chairs that can accommodate up to sixty people. The event hall has been used for wedding receptions and ceremonies, corporate retreats, and yoga retreats. The hall has its own kitchen and restroom. Use of the hall is not included in reservation through Airbnb. It is a great space for so many events.

The kitchen is amazing and fully equipped. It an abundance of granite countertop space and a large island. You’ll be able to fit all the cooks in your party in the kitchen to make huge meals and entertain everyone. There are two dishwashers, a wine and beer fridge, a paella pan, vita mix, six burner stove, stocked coffee and tea bar, and a breakfast nook in the kitchen.

The Great room is fantastic, it has a beautiful tiled wood fireplace, oriental rugs, soaring ceilings, lots of seating, and wonderful arched windows to let in the moonlight or watch the stars. Adjoining the Great room is a large dining room that can be configured to seat large groups to dine. The dining room has its own gas custom tiled fireplace.

There is a large barbeque grill on the garden patio. The front garden has a magnificent iron horse statue, Paco by Siri Hollander. Paco stands watch over the valley amidst an aspen grove, wild rose bushes, and stalks of mullein. In the front garden, there is a bonfire pit area that is surrounded by stone benches. When weather conditions are favorable the staff can be available to assist in preparation and starting of a bonfire. There are very low levels of light pollution at Leaping Deer Ranch, so be sure to plan to do some star gazing during your stay. The night skies here are one of our very favorite features of the Ranch.

We rescued Athena, Ginger, Cheyenne, and Misty (our four quarter horses) from a destiny at the slaughterhouse in 2009. They have been out to pasture at Leaping Deer Ranch ever since. They are super spoiled and have a great life. They love to meet guests at the ranch. Ginger is a bit shy. The horses like to spend most of the day near the lake. Feel free to go for a walk through the fields to meet the horses and bring them some treats. Note: the horses don’t like dogs, don’t bring your dogs to meet the horses.

We have an extensive art collection at the ranch. There are 28 fiber art pieces on display throughout the villa. The pieces are extraordinarily intricate and constitute one of the largest private collections of fiber art in the country.

The property has previously been used for modeling shoots, television series sets (Longmire), and even for a custom vehicle calendar photo shoot. It is truly beautiful at Leaping Deer Ranch so be sure to bring your best cameras because you’ll get some magnificent images. From the expansive wrap around porch, you can look across the valley and see the wagon wheel rut trails from when the Santa Fe trail route passed through the area 170 years ago.

Guests are welcome to hike and explore the property, visit with the horses, and enjoy the natural beauty and energy that our land has blessed us with. There are many species of birds, wildflowers, hummingbirds, butterflies, insects, mushrooms, deer, elk, foxes, coyotes, and even an occasional sighting of a bobcat on the property. Be careful bouldering up the ridge as many of the rocks are loose. There is a small cave on the north side of the ridge, go explore and see if you can locate it. A lot of people like to climb up on the rocks and find a spot to meditate.

Amenities

We have a hot tub that is a great place to enjoy star gazing. The wifi network has six hotspot routers to allow for coverage through the villa, apartment, and hall. There are three custom tiled fireplaces. It needs to be said again, the night skies are spectacular if you have a telescope… bring it.

We are home to the largest labyrinth in the State of New Mexico. After a month of work to prepare the ground and moving tons and tons of rocks, there is now a beautiful 100-foot diameter Chartres replica labyrinth. People use the labyrinth for reflective walks and meditations, it is a great metaphor for our journey through life.


Additional Services

We have some extras that may be available depending on availability and schedules. It will be best to coordinate these things before you arrive, but last minute requests will try to be filled.
- Shooting at our private 250-yard rifle range. The cost per person is $10, rounds and targets are not provided.
- Massage Therapy sessions are available but must be scheduled. The cost for a 1-hour massage with Tamara is $100.
- Yoga in the event hall with either Lisa or Tamara is available and needs to be scheduled. Regardless of the number of participants, a 1-hour Yoga session is $100.
- A Matanzas style pig roast, which can feed up to 40 people, is available. We need a one-week advance notice for this. A pig roast will cost $500.
- Personal chef service is available. The cost for meals is variable depending up what you’d like for a menu.

Nearby Attractions
Some of the notable nearby places to Leaping Deer Ranch are: Meow Wolf in Santa Fe (this is a must see), Morphy Lake, Ft. Union, the Montezuma Hot Springs, The Dwan Light Sanctuary, The Whittington Center, Museum Hill in Santa Fe, Sipapu Ski Resort, Angel Fire Ski Resort, and the Taos Pueblo.

Arrival:
When you arrive at Leaping Deer Ranch we will give you a tour of the property. There is a lot to take note of. We’ll show you where everything is and stress a couple of the rules (the gate and the fireplace flue in particular). Then we will have to collect the New Mexico Sales Tax and we will schedule any activities that you may wish to take advantage of. Then you just need to enjoy your stay at Leaping Deer Ranch, where many people come to rejuvenate, reflect, and reconnect.

Guest access
Guests are welcome to explore the forests, cliffs, pastures, and everything in the house. Please stay out of the garage building and the barn. Do not drive any vehicles off of the road; vehicles destroy the pastures and they can get stuck easily.

You will be the only guests on the property. You have the entire ranch to yourself. We are a working ranch and there is a permanent staff that lives in a separate building. You'll see us out and about, working on various projects, taking care of animals, tending to gardens, and doing maintenance, but we will afford you complete privacy and do not enter your space unless invited.

Other things to note
The State of New Mexico is requiring that we start collecting sales tax. But the State does not work with the Airbnb web application to make this easy.

This means that on the second day of your stay we will need to give you an invoice for 6.833 sales tax and the county requires that we collect a 5% occupancy tax. We do accept credit cards. This is a minor inconvenience but I don't want to go to prison so I have to do this.

The doors are double latching. Once you close the door, lift the handle to engage the interior latch. This will prevent the doors from flying open if there is a gust of wind.

Also, Airbnb’s reservation system only goes up to 16 people. If your group is larger than 16 then we will have to collect the fees for those in excess of 16.
Leaping Deer Ranch is a luxury guest ranch on 186 acres. With well-appointed rooms, plenty of space, large covered porch decks, and beautiful scenery you will enjoy a peaceful respite. Are you looking for a truly unique place for your group?

The space
Come to relax and play at a beautiful recreational retreat on 186 gorgeous acres in northern New Mexico. The spacious villa sits on a mountain…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 2 double beds
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed, 1 double bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed, 2 double beds
Bedroom 6
2 double beds
Bedroom 7
1 double bed

Amenities

Hair dryer
Free parking on premises
Carbon monoxide alarm
Essentials
Indoor fireplace
Gym
Room-darkening shades
Dryer
Cable TV
Wifi

Accessibility

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Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States

We are about 70 miles from Santa Fe and 65 miles from Taos. The Whittington Center is about 100 miles to the North. Storrie Lake State Park is 5 miles to the south.

Las Vegas and the surrounding area has been the filming location for 27 movies and television series. Some of the best-known ones were Easy Rider, No Country for Old Men, and Longmire.

There are several ski resorts nearby; Sipapu, Angel Fire, and the Taos Ski Valley are the closest ones.

The Montezuma Hot Springs is free to the public and a ten-minute drive from the ranch.
We are about 70 miles from Santa Fe and 65 miles from Taos. The Whittington Center is about 100 miles to the North. Storrie Lake State Park is 5 miles to the south.

Las Vegas and the surrounding ar…
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Hosted by Colin

Joined in July 2016
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I am building and expanding a luxury guest ranch in New Mexico to provide people an amazing getaway experience that is unlike any other. My side job is in the US Army Reserves and I have been doing that since 1986.
During your stay
Leaping Deer Ranch is a working ranch and there will always be a staff member available to assist with your stay.

Weapons are welcome on the property. If you want to set up some targets for side arms, great. Just let me know what you want to do and we can accommodate some shooting. Depending upon the caliber of your rifles, we can shoot those too if you like. The range fees are $10 per person. One of our staff will be on site to provide range safety oversight.

If you would like some fresh eggs, see a staff member and we can assist your fresh egg harvest from the chicken coop.
Leaping Deer Ranch is a working ranch and there will always be a staff member available to assist with your stay.

Weapons are welcome on the property. If you want to…
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House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 23:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £153