Rancho San Ignacio is a historic jewel in the heart of Northern New Mexico. The property consists of 3374 +/- deeded acres bordering the Santa Fe National Forest for nearly two miles. Situated at the base of the iconic Hermits Peak, the adobe hacienda compound frames a spectacular backdrop. The Sapello River runs for 2 miles through the property, providing habitat for brown trout and water for the abundant wildlife including elk, mule deer, and black bears. An acequia supplies irrigation for 103 acres of fertile farmland. Four miles of the Rito Colorado, Deer Creek, and Rito Chavez meander through the ranch.
Originally purchased by Richard Pritzlaff in 1935, with subsequent additional purchases, the ranch was the headquarters of Mr. Pritzlaffs world-renowned Arabian horse breeding program and his extensive art collection. The ranch was often a gathering place for area socialites and artists, including Georgia OKeefe. The walls of the 1300 square-foot bunkhouse are adorned with spectacular murals painted in the 1940s by the famous native American artist Ma Pe Wi and meticulously restored in 2008.
The compound consists of the 4400 square-foot hacienda, 1700 square-foot guest house, and the mural-adorned bunkhouse, each over 100 years old. The improvements were extensively renovated in 2005. Theres also a large shop/garage and carport. Three old wooden barns add charm to the setting under the dramatic backdrop of Hermits Peak.