One of the most impressive, and truly “epic” features of La Mesita Ranch is its Equestrian courtyard, and stables.
The courtyard is surrounded by the “Lower Stables”, an indoor arena, and a completely dramatic “Colonnade” with Italian inspired arches making it one of the most dramatic backdrops in the Southwest.
The courtyard features a large romantic fountain with lavender, fruit trees, and indigenous flowers surrounding it. Just stunning.
The equestrian component of La Mesita, was built and designed by the Heiress that previously owned the Estate, and whose unique design was inspired by the great stables of Europe.
The La Mesita Equestrian Courtyard has been the location for countless American, and foreign films because of its design, and grandeur.
The equestrian courtyard, and colonnade have become one of the most featured locations on the property for Wedding ceremonies, celebratory dinners, and dance parties.
The fountain that is in the very middle of the courtyard provides the perfect centerpiece for a Bride and Groom to say their vows, while the horses have their heads popped out of their stables, quietly munching on their hey.
Amazing photo opportunities abound.
There is a natural aisle leading up to the fountain, that when strewn with petals, is about as magical as it gets.
The Colonnade with its Italian inspired arches, has been host to some of the most amazing dinners New Mexico has seen, with one long “Royal King” table for 200 staged dramatically underneath its lit arches.
If you are looking for an “ah ha” moment for your guests, this is it.
The Courtyard itself has been host to the “after party”. With Portofino lights, cocktail tables, dance floor, scattered couches, bars, and stage for the band, the courtyard is the perfect place to dance the night away at a Wedding or Celebration.
This is indeed the magical, and quintessential Southwest, with views of mountains, stables, horses, sunsets, and fields of green that set the tone for an extraordinary experience.
No matter what season you might choose to stay us, there will be an abundance of truly spectacular natural beauty on the 140 acres of Native American land that is La Mesita Ranch Estate!