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Land For Sale In Lincoln County, New Mexico

292 +/- Acres /


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Vista Del Malpais Ranch

The Vista Del Malpais Ranch, named for its view of the fascinating Valley of Fires lava flow, is nestled on the Tularosa Basin at 5340 ft. elevation in the shadow of two mountain ranges with unobstructed panoramic views. The ranch features 292 acres with water rights, a classic 5 bedroom 4 1/2 bath California-style ranch house, swimming pool, tennis courts and outstanding horse facilities. Perfect for gracious entertaining with the hacienda style courtyard, gallery, library, game room and guest quarters. The design is characterized by beautiful rough cut cedar wood beams and ceilings, brick floors and Italian stone and painted concrete floors, 4 fireplaces and spans an estimated 5776 square feet per the appraisal district. Built by Jackie Spencer, noted area philanthropist and Dow-Jones Industrial heiress who built the famous Spencer Theater. Horse facilities include two barns, 10 stalls, office, tack room, 4 board-fenced paddocks. The ranch has 5 water wells and is fenced and cross-fenced. Stunning views from every room on the property abound. Any mineral rights will convey as well as the water rights. This high desert gem has the San Andres Mountain range to the west and Sacramentos to the East, including Sierra Blanca, Nogal Peak and Carrizo. Sunsets and sunrises are incredible. Wildlife include pronghorn antelope, rare bobcat and badger, jackrabbits, cottontails, kit foxes, one oryx spotted! And tons of bird life an abundance of quail each year, plus eagles, hawks, all sorts of hummingbirds, roadrunners and other birds. Even flocks of ibis and seagulls have come to the ranch. The Carrizozo Airport is convenient to the ranch. Two Runways: asphalt one is 4,900 ft, dirt runway 2,500 feet. Around nine single-engine aircraft based here. Very little air traffic, so no issues with noise or disturbance, but super convenient for guests who wish to fly in and/or an owner who would like to keep a plane here. Carrizozo,NM is an easy 30 minute scenic drive to the resort destination Village of Ruidoso NM. This ranch is just over 2 hours drive to the Albuquerque Sunport, and about 2-3/4 hours to Santa Fe and 1-3/4 to Las Cruces. Also, only 1-1/2 hours drive to the Roswell airport and 2-3/4 to El Paso. This property is centrally located in New Mexico.

Facts and Features / MOPLS #41206

  • Type
    Lot Size
    292 +/- Acres
    Main Structure
  • Wildlife
    Quail, Pronghorn Antelope, Bobcat,Fox, Jackrabbit
  • Recreation
    Bird Watching
  • Rights
    Other Structures
Structure Details
Construction Year: 1960
Square Footage: 5776 Sq. Ft. Waterfront:
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Half Baths: 1
School District: Carrizozo Neighborhood: Carrizozo
Zoning: Rural

Address & Coordinates

1618 Airport St. Carrizozo, NM 88301
Latitude: 33.6412, Longitude: -105.9146

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