Creek Ranch New Mexico


Breathtaking scenery, 8200 acres of unspoiled land with stunning sunsets as your backdrop. Creek Ranch provides a truly memorable hideaway for once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Our Working Ranch features sweeping views of sun-splashed terrain, red desert landscape filled with huge arroyos and canyons, famous tumble-weeds, panoramic scenery and wildlife. Stay where cowboys and Indians used to fight, feel the spirit and breathe the air of the Wild West.

At the Creek Ranch we usually accommodate 6 – 8 at the same time, which allows us to keep it personal, authentic and as customized as possible.

If you've always dreamed of experiencing the Wild West, Creek Ranch New Mexico is a dream come true.

Step right outside your door or sit on the porch and you will be surrounded by marvelous scenery and undisturbed nature.
Horses, Horseback riding and cattle work as much - or as little - as you want! Our most popular activity is horseback riding. The horses are Quarter Horses, Appaloosas and Paint Horses, that live, accordingly to their natural habitat, in a herd on big pastures. We are very proud of our horses - all good, honest, willing ranch horses. They will give you some wonderful rides into a truly unforgettable country. We know you'll enjoy them, whatever your riding level - novice, advanced, or in-between.
Every morning and afternoon you may take part in horseback riding. The trail rides in this indescribably beautiful and diverse landscape are a producer of unforgotten memories. Approximately 24 miles of trails lead to an old cemetery, ruins of long forgotten days and old Native American camps. The Pecos River flows about 5 km through the North of the ranch and the Carizzo Creek with 2 springs runs about 4 km along the Northwest border. You can go swimming or fishing in the Pecos River and a picnic here is always a highlight!

A lot of work is still traditionally done on horseback, e.g. driving cattle from pasture to pasture, controlling/repairing water tanks and fences or checking the health status of the cattle. Twice a year (spring and fall) there are cattle brandings at which friends and neighbors help followed by a barbeque and campfire. The friendly and always humorous Creek Ranch team is happy about any kind of help with the ranch work. You will become a part of the family, part of our daily ranch life. . You will enjoy the familial atmosphere, because for all that hard work, there is a lot of fun!
Accommodation and Board

The ranch house was built in 2012 in the typical Hacienda style of the Southwest, in the adobe architecture of the Native Americans. The impressive living room with high ceiling and vigas, wooden floor, fireplace and spectacular paintings of dancing Native Americans and buffalos reflect the charm of the Southwest. Two great porches invite you to relax and enjoy the breathtaking view over the Pecos River from the back porch.
Meals are served in the cozy dining room with an open kitchen and bar or on the back porch. Of course the house has A/C. The meals are hearty and typically American with a touch of German kitchen. Meals are eaten all together usually at the ranch house. During day trail rides, we will take lunch (drinks, sandwiches, snacks etc.) in our saddlebags and eat them on the trail.
The guest rooms are bright and friendly and furnished in ranch house style. Cozy beds, modern bathrooms, unique decorations and an unprecedented attention to detail put you completely at ease in your "own four walls." Of course, fully air-conditioned.

A Day on the Creek Ranch

A day at Creek Ranch starts with an awesome Cowboy breakfast, served in the dining room or porch with a beautiful view over the Pecos River. After breakfast, a horseback ride will take place, utilizing the horses that have penned up and are ready to be saddled. The saddle house and hitching posts are located beside the ranch house. Our guests will be guided by a wrangler on all trail rides. On this day, we check the drinkers provided for our cattle. For sure we will take lunch with us in the saddlebags, because it will be afternoon, before we will be back at the ranch house. In the evening after a hearty dinner, we sit together on the porch or in the living room talking about the day, telling stories and plan the next day, e.g. driving cattle, gathering strays, repairing fence or remove noxious weeds. Tomorrow we may go for a horseback ride in the morning and practice roping in the afternoon.

Places nearby!
Located in the Guadalupe County or nearby communities there are rodeos, dances, ranch and horse auctions to which we attend upon request. In Santa Rosa (30 min) several lakes invite you to swim and dive. Furthermore there is a nice, little Oldtimer museum and the Blue Hole, a water hole for scuba diving or swimming(unexpectedly for this desert-like area). You may also enjoy the Santa Rosa Lake & State Park for boating, fishing, swimming and hiking along the provided trails. Along the legendary Route 66 that runs through Santa Rosa, are a lot of restaurants and bars. In Fort Sumner (1 hr) is the grave and museums of Billy the Kid. Also the Bosque Redondo is located in Fort Sumner, a once gruesome prison in which Navajo and Mescalero Apaches have been held under unworthily terms. Another special attraction is Santa Fe (2.5 hrs), the oldest town of USA (1620).
By some estimates, New Mexico is home to more than 400 ghost towns – most are nothing more than a few foundations and some occasional mining equipment.

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