38 Bar Ranch
3,560 Acres - Quemado, New Mexico 87829
3,560 acre ranch available, with 10,780 sf indoor arena/5-stall barn, turnkey headquarters, guest house, and caretaker MH. Includes Game Management Unit-15 landowner hunting tags. A unique adobe home, guest house and studio were built with resources from the land, and the ranch rolls across 1360 deeded acres, with an additional 2,200 leased from BLM. Located in the central west county of Catron, the 38 Bar Ranch is a 2.5-hour drive SW of Albuquerque, NM, and 3 miles east of Quemado. Easily accessible from highway 60, yet secluded by the surrounding hills the headquarters boasts a 2 bed, 2 bath main house. Rustic vigas accent the barreled plaster ceiling in the main living area, while imported and hand-made doors and woodwork outfit each room.
Their rugged beauty adds a unique touch, as do the custom stained-glass windows, brick herringbone floors and artwork. A rough plank walkway connects the main home with the 2 bed, 1 bath guest house with workshop, which meanders into a light-filled studio/bonus room, library, and your very own chapel.
Seeking to “communicate the infinite thrill and rapture of God’s creation,” in his paintings, renowned western artist and photographer R. Brownell McGrew selected the location of the 38 Bar Ranch to inspire his work. The serenity of the desert southwest and the rugged beauty of the region influenced his vivid depictions of everyday life in the region. In 1972, McGrew purchased this property because of its exceptional beauty and unrivaled privacy. At an elevation of 7,000 feet, the land produces native grasses, piñon pine, juniper and solitude – an artist’s dream. 4 working wells serve the humans and animals well, and original settlers’ cabins dot the landscape. Only one other family has owned this property since 1993, enjoying the main house with office and a library, as well as the west wing guest house, featuring a workshop, library, studio and chapel.
Pads and utilities for two mobile home sites. Property is fenced and cross fenced and includes RV garage and carport. Appraised at $2.2M Dec. 2019.
From I-40 take exit 89 toward Quemado on NM-117 E. At Techado, turn left onto NM-36 S. Follow NM-36 S to US-60 W in Quemado. 3 miles East of Quemado (mile marker 38) turn right on road with 'Kranzer' mailbox. Property gate is at the windmill. Travel approximately 1 mile to the ranch headquarters.