Our Southern New Mexico Location
Just south of the small town of Hillsboro, New Mexico is the remote ranch community of Berrenda Creek and Lake Valley. Far from big city noise, traffic, and light pollution — but not too far from the cultural vibe of Santa Fe and the service hubs of Albuquerque and Las Cruces — these beautiful, southern New Mexico ranches are part of conservation land established in partnership with the New Mexico Land Conservancy.
Spanning 72,000 acres of private, public, and conservation land in the foothills of the Black Range Mountains, the ranch community includes beautiful custom homes, a working cattle ranch, miles of recreation trails, wildlife corridors, and high desert mountain views.
Unique to this ranch community, all homes have direct access to the Gila National Forest.
Beautiful Homes on Recreational Ranch Land
There are currently 34 custom homes at the ranch community, each on 40-60 acre parcels including true adobe, rammed earth, log home, and traditional frame construction. The conservation easement designation attained in 2004 ensures preservation of the land, wildlife, and environment — not to mention the stunning views of the Mimbres and Organ mountains. 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. See homes for sale at the Berrenda Creek and Lake Valley Ranch Community.
Remote New Mexico Location But Not Secluded
Residents enjoy a remote, yet comfortable lifestyle and the beauty of this high desert, southern New Mexico location. All homes have private wells, underground utilities, and access to maintained private roads, satellite TV, landline, cell, and broadband Internet services. That said, the ranch community is 40 minutes from basic services including gas, groceries, restaurants, and health care facilities. The closest international airports are Albuquerque (195 miles) and El Paso (125 miles).
Residents Enjoy Year Round Recreation
This high desert location offers mild winters and cool summer evenings at 5,300-foot elevation and is ideal for year-round recreation including trails for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, birding, and wildlife observation. The ranch community borders the Gila National Forest offering residents amazing access to a protected forest and the famous Gila Wilderness. The adjacent State and BLM 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. Easy day trips from the ranch.
The Berrenda Creek and Lake Valley Ranch Community is accessible from Hwy 27, a paved road that is part of the New Mexico Scenic Byways, popular with day-trippers and cyclists. The ranch entrances are approximately 10 miles south of the small town of Hillsboro, New Mexico a historic center for gold and silver mining and now a community of 150 residents, including artists, musicians, writers, ranchers, a vintner, retirees, and others who enjoy this special area. The ranch community is three hours from Albuquerque or El Paso and 40 minutes to Truth Or Consequences, Deming and Hatch. View the regional and local maps. If you have general questions or need help arranging a visit to the area, contact us.