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Historic Ranch House near Eagle Nest, Red River, Angel Fire, and Taos. Ski/Fish

Eagle Nest, NM, USA
  • Farmhouse3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Historic Ranch House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 12+) River/Mountain Views!

The Holy Waters are the first 2/3 of a mile of the Cimarron River below Eagle Nest Dam. It's totally private and offers, perhaps the best fly fishing on the Cimarron River!

We are open and accepting reservations all year!

At this time of the year it's possible to see deer, elk, black bears, bobcats and wild turkeys right out the living room window.


This fantastic private ranch is over 100 years old, and is located on the most pristine section of the Cimarron River where the fly fishing is so fabulous that it's known simply as 'The Holy Water'!

Just a few minutes to Angel Fire and Red River ski areas and vacation mountain towns. All amenities, private, great for groups and families. Two-night minimum except holidays. 3 night minimum for holidays. Please email or call for Christmas and New Year's plans- special considerations for this week.

Historic ranch house in a beautiful canyon setting with all modern conveniences. Master suite (Q) upstairs has hot tub on balcony overlooking Cimarron River (Holy Water) plus 3/4 bath. Main floor has two bedrooms (Q, 2T), dining and living room with giant picture window, bath & kitchen plus two back rooms (Q, 4T) through sunny atrium, both with picture windows. Wildlife is abundant and frequently viewed from the comfort and safety of the Hacienda.

Private Blue-ribbon fly fishing for wild trout right out your front door available for an extra fee, guide required unless you are a member of the Solitary Angling Club, both available through the Solitary Angler. There are 8 additional miles of public fishing on the Cimarron River in the adjacent Cimarron Canyon State Park. Also, Eagle Nest Lake State Park borders us to the south where you can fish for trophy size-trout and Kokanee salmon.

During fall and winter the Colin Neblette Wildlife Area (borders us to the east) offers perhaps the best big game hunting in the state.

Summed up, the Hacienda de Cimarron sits right in the heart of the best skiing, hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing and a plethora of outdoor activities to suit any outdoor enthusiast.

Extra cost options - subject to availability - please inquire:

-- right to fish on property, guide required

-- use of detached rustic cabins

-- guided fishing trips in northern New Mexico & southern Colorado

-- Portable covered dance floor for weddings, groups, parties and celebrations

-- We can hook you up with musicians, bands, dj's, sound systems and caterers.

Keywords: Ranch house, Angel Fire, Red River, Taos, Holy Water, Cimarron Canyon State Park, Eagle Nest Lake State Park. Private, blue-ribbon fly fishing. Family-friendly. Hot tub. Wildlife viewing. Close to skiing, hunting/fishing, music and entertainment.

Property Manager

Property Manager

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Property Manager

Van Beacham leases the property and operates it in conjunction with his fly fishing guide business of 30 years, The Solitary Angler. Van is a 4th generation Northern New Mexican fly fisher who is dedicated to providing the highest level of skill, service and quality for his diverse clientelle.

Property Manager purchased this Farmhouse in 2011

Why Property Manager chose Eagle Nest

This property offers the finest fly fishing on one of the best streams in the southwest. The historic Ranch House that overlooks this fabulous property is the perfect compliment to this 'private', pristine fish and wildlife area. The property reeks of western heritage and history and is so special that we call it the 'Holy Waters'.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

This is the only private property in the Cimarron River Canyon that has a beautiful, historic house and over 1/2 mile of the best fly fishing on the entire river. It is so special and the water is so rich that we call it the 'Holy Water'. You can view fish and wildlife from various viewing locations in the house and hiking, biking, photography, hunting and fishing abound right outside your door!


    • Pets Welcome
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
        • Queen size Beds (3), Double (1), Twin (4), Sleeper Sofa- Double (1), Trundle bed- day bed with 2 twin mattresses (1)


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • 2

          Location Type

            • Lakefront
              Eagle Nest Lake State Park, Dam and Reservoir, , borders this famous, historic ranch. The Dam was built by the owners ancestor, Charles Springer.
            • Mountain View
              Enjoy 360 degree mountain views, abundant wildlife, peace and quiet. Oh yea and 'a river runs through it'.
            • Resort
              The Hacienda sits in between Angel Fire and Red River Ski Areas/ Resorts. Angel Fire is only 15 minutes away and Red River 20 minutes. Enchanted Forest X-Country Ski Area is only 15 minutes away.
            • Village
              Eagle Nest is just 5 minutes away. An old mining town, it's now a charming fishing village on the shore of Eagle Nest Lake State Park. There's accommodations, restaurants, bars and shops.
            • Water View
              The Hacienda overlooks the Holy Water, located at the top Cimarron Canyon, sandwiched between Cimarron Canyon and Eagle Nest Lake State Parks. View fish and wildlife from the balcony or giant windows!
            • Waterfront
              Overlooking Cimarron River, where the fishing, wildlife viewing and beauty is so spectacular that we call it simply the 'Holy Water'.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Mobile Phone
                          Cell phone coverage - bring your own phone.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Fireplace
                        • Parking
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Refrigerator


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                      With iPod dock.
                                    • Television


                                        • Balcony
                                          With hot tub off of the master bedroom.
                                        • Boat
                                          Boating on Eagle Nest lake- only 10 minutes away.
                                        • Golf
                                          Angel Fire Golf Course approximately 30 minutes away.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          The house is situated in a secluded private canyon- plenty of areas to explore.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                          Atrium/sunroom with wood stove.
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          Angel Fire and Red River ski areas are both within 30 minutes.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Hot tub on master bedroom balcony overlooking the river and canyon- absolutely beautiful.


                                                • churches
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • whitewater rafting
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Great for parties, reunions, weddings and events. Covered dance floor, lights and sound system available.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  36 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Christmas 2017

                                                                  Walter D.

                                                                  This house was perfect for our family. There was a large front porch with shelves, hooks, and hangers for all our snow gear. The large picture window in the living area had a beautiful view. The two large bedrooms on west end of house was perfect for our grandchildren (wish there was an extra bathroom on that end). We look forward to renting this house again.

                                                                  Remote, refreshing, stunningly beautiful, fun rustic. Great for a group looking to hang out.

                                                                  Stacy S.

                                                                  Van is great!

                                                                  We loved this place!

                                                                  Dee Ann S.Perryton

                                                                  We had a great time in this spacious cabin! Very relaxing atmosphere. The sun room with the wood stove is fantastic and the hot tub as well! The kitchen is well stocked and had everything we needed. We hope to return in the summer!

                                                                  Awesome love this place

                                                                  Michael M.

                                                                  This is our second trip here and love this place


                                                                  Michael M.

                                                                  This place was awesome, we had a great stay and can't wait to come back again. I Highly recommend it.

                                                                  Relaxing Getaway That Revitalizes

                                                                  Philip G.Denver

                                                                  Myself and a group of 12 friends had a great time staying here. All of us enjoyed the scenery in the back watching birds, deer, ducks, and fish in the river. The hot tub has a great view while sipping on your favorite drink. We had many laughs playing games in the central hallway next to the wood burning stove. The ranch house was clean. We used the kitchen to cook meals for 13 people. The beds were comfortable. We even used the washer and dryer.

                                                                  We will definitely be visiting again. We are leaning towards making a visit to the ranch house every year.


                                                                  Eagle Nest, NM, USA

                                                                  Combine the Hacienda with our cabins, event tents, dance floors, tables and chairs to host your next event, wedding or family reunion. Quick access to Angel Fire and Red River ski areas, villages and nightlife. Guided fly fishing trips available through the Solitary Angler- please inquire. Lodging does not include the right to fish on the property but it can be arranged seperately. Hunting, hiking and fishing in bordering Colin Neblett Wildlife Area, Cimarron Canyon State Park and Eagle Nest Lake State Park. Excellent music, entertainment and nightlife just a few minutes away in Red River and Angel Fire.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  If you have more than 4 people in your party, there is an additional fee of $25 per night, per person- PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL IF THIS APPLIES TO YOU. A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking. PETS ONLY IN APPROVED AREAS- PRIOR APPROVAL REQUIRED. Fishing is booked separately and is NOT included. Contact us for more details and pricing.

                                                                  36 Reviews
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