Hillsboro, New Mexico
The Berrenda Creek and Lake Valley Ranch Community is located three hours south of Albuquerque and 80 miles north of Las Cruces. We are 10 miles south of the historic mining town of Hillsboro, New Mexico a small, residential community in Sierra County.
Spanning 72,000 acres of private, public, and conservation land in the Black Range foothills the Berrenda Creek and Lake Valley Ranch Community includes 34 beautiful custom homes, a working cattle ranch, miles of recreation trails, wildlife corridors, stunning landscapes, and high desert mountain views.
Homeowners have recreational access to ranch land and public lands, including BLM, State, and the Gila National Forest— providing an amazing opportunity to explore the American Southwest and this beautiful part of New Mexico.
Residents enjoy trails for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, birding, and wildlife observation. The adjacent pubic lands are an excellent natural habitat for elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, javelina, coyote, mountain lion, black bear, and a variety of smaller mammals and birds. And for amateur astronomers, stargazers and astrophotographers, this location in Southern New Mexico has some of the darkest skies in the United States.
Direct Access To Gila National Forest
The Gila is accessible from the ranch community offering residents miles of recreation trails, wildlife corridors, stunning landscapes, and high desert mountain views. Generally, the trails in this part of the National Forest are hilly and rocky, winding through pine forests and open grass lands.
The Berrenda Creek and Lake Valley Ranch Community is accessible from I-25 and approximately three hours south of Albuquerque and three hours north of El Paso, Texas. Located off Hwy 27, the ranch entrances are approximately 10 miles south of the small town of Hillsboro New Mexico.
Major Airports and Transit Hubs
The Berrenda Creek and Lake Valley Ranch Community is accessible from I-25, approximately three hours south of Albuquerque and three hours north of El Paso, Texas.
Heading For Services
Deming (45 miles) and Truth or Consequences (40 miles)
Deming and Truth or Concequences are both service communities and good places to head for groceries, gas, and Wal-Mart shopping. El Ray in Deming is a great butcher shop — it’s hard to find a butcher anywhere these days, but El Ray has a large selection of meat, poultry, and frozen fish. If you want something better than Wal-Mart groceries, Peppers in Deming is a really nice food market with a lot of variety; be sure not to miss the flour and corn tortillas made there daily. There are chain and local restaurants in both Deming and TorC — nothing too spectacular about these — but about 10 miles east of Deming is Adobe Deli, an outstanding steakhouse and saloon. Words cannot describe this place — well, maybe “authentic New Mexican saloon, down a dirt road, serving good food.”
Hatch (35 miles)
Hatch is the small town famous for green and red chile and Berrenda Creek and Lake Valley residents are in a great location to enjoy the best of New Mexican chile. Each year, the town heats up for the annual Hatch Chile Festival, a two-day celebration of their world-famous crop. All year long, the local markets and grocery stores sell a great selection of fresh, frozen, purée, and dried chile.The town has several cafés serving simple and authentic mexican food and a couple of green chile burger places including the very famous, Sparky’s. There are several shops selling Mexican imported gifts and all-things-chile. One of the grocery stores in Hatch makes flour and corn tortilla’s daily. Yum!
Las Cruces (75 miles)
The third largest city in New Mexico, Las Cruces ranked on Forbes 25 Best Places to Retire in 2014. The city has a population of 100,000, so it’s busy and loaded with services. It’s a 1.5-hour drive from the ranch, but worth it if you need a broader selection of services and restaurants. We go for groceries and stay for nice, long lunches. The Farmers and Crafts Market of Las Cruces is outstanding, selling local produce and local crafts on Saturdays year-round and twice a week during the summer.