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El Sueno Del Corazon-Hunt Ranch

6,151+/- Acres    ·    Rio Arriba County, Abiquiu, NM    ·    $4,950,000
$1,000,000 PRICE REDUCTION..  Republic Ranches is honored to offer this iconic ranch, rich in history and incredible beauty, 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 1700’s 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 O’Keefe and Joseph Imhof.  In the 1940’s, 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




Agent(s): Clayton Leonard


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