La Mesita Ranch Estate boasts four unique cottages, and one Grande Hacienda. Each of these “residences” are unique onto themselves, with art, and décor that bring together ancient and modern, and that speak to the land and culture of the Pueblo of Pojoaque. The residences were designed by legendary architect John Gaw Meem, who actually created the Territorial style of homes here in New Mexico.
Perhaps what is most unique about a stay at La Mesita is that you and your guests will be the only guests on property. The property is reserved for one group at a time, and there are really no words to describe the sheer bliss of waking up in an historic pueblo inspired cottage, on 140 acres of sprawling fields of green, a world class Equestrian Center just steps away, and the faint sounds of horses neighing in the early morning.
Welcome to La Mesita Ranch Estate, the quintessential Santa Fe / Northern New Mexico experience.
Welcome to the Grand Hacienda. The Grand Hacienda is the largest of the residences on our estate. It is sophisticated, historic, and luxurious, featuring 4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, a “great room”, a steam room, a library with a black jack table (dealer available!!), massage room, formal dining room, informal dining room, Butler’s pantry, with washer dryer, and various “inner” courtyards. All of the art and décor in the Grande Hacienda is Museum quality, a spectacular, eclectic mix of pieces from the previous owner, and from the artists of Pojoaque.
Ristra Cottage is the first cottage you see was you arrive onto our property. Its pitched red roof is what you might notice initially, but its close location to the Equestrian Center is what makes it so special. All of the horses must pass by Ristra Cottage on their way to the upper stables, and pastures, and on their way to the Main Stable. Your guests that especially love horses, will have an amazing experience while residing at Ristra.
For the guests who are looking for a romantic, whimsical getaway, or someplace all of their own, but just steps away from the Grande Hacienda, we feature Badlands Cottage.
Badlands Cottage features one large bedroom with a king-sized bed. There are two full bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, and a living room with fireplace.
Barranca Cottage is aptly named after the Barranca Mountains to which it faces, and has become the preferred residence for families with 3 – 4 small children. It offers stunning views of the red rock Barranca Mountains from its cozy patio, and is only steps away from the Grande Hacienda. The Lions head fountain is right outside its front door. The cottage features a super modern blue and white tiled kitchen, a dining room, a living room with cozy fireplace, and television, two bedrooms, one with a King sized bed, the second with two full sized beds. The cottage has two full bathrooms, and a brand new laundry room. For the many guests that are staying with us for 5 days and more, the washer dryer is a must have!
Escondido Cottage is set off from the other four residences, on the far end of our property, offering a” modern southwestern” experience in its décor, and art. The trip from the Grande Hacienda to Escondido is not more than two minutes on a winding dirt road with canopies of cottonwoods, yet you immediately feel miles away from everything.
La Mesita Ranch Estate features a large pool, with pool deck, kitchen and changing rooms, a world class Equestrian center and courtyard, a Grand Lawn for large events, or for a La Crosse, or Soccer, a duck pond and nature preserve, a romantic lawn nestled next to the duck pond, with views of our Mesa, and surrounding mountains, and countless, seemingly endless unique, and beautifully hidden areas to enjoy.