HIGHLIGHTS

EVERYTHING THE BLACK WILLOW RANCH HAS TO OFFER

BWR - Improvements, homes, facilities

1.) Headquarters: historic (1862) Tipton House and triple Adobe gambrel roof Tipton barn - (won national historic preservation award for renovation)

Custom La Jara House completed in 2015- with high end finishes, including diamond plaster interior walls, high end appliances and lighting, wide plank Douglas fir floors, & beautiful outdoor flagstone living areas and landscaping, Staff housing: scenic Roundhouse

Ridge House – built in 2004, 2,800 SF, three bedroom and 2.5 bathrooms

2.) stucco plastered 12 stall horse custom fabricated horse barn, tack rooms, custom barn apartment - “bunkhouse” 

3.) (7) pipe horse fenced irrigated horse turn out paddocks all connected by alleyways

4.) large world class - pipe shipping pens, corrals with scale & loading chute

5.) multiple covered stucco plastered equipment barns, utility shop, & hay barn

6.) Ranch dining hall, game room & “El Bar” & BW Cantina

7.) HQ Historic Tipton house, 2,700 SF, historic remodel in 2002, covered carports/parking and storage

8.) Ranch office and Gun room 

9.) long range rifle range, pistol range & Valmora Butte trap & skeet range 

10.) BWR H Q - 100 acre high Fence alfalfa & native mix irrigated grass farm

11.) 220’x 300’ lighted roping arena, 120’ Round pen/Arena, & 50’ colt pen/arena 

12.) BWR HQ - multiple scenic cascading ponds and irrigation tail water retention storage for historic Tipton Acequia/Ditch Association that flow into Tipton Creek and the Mora River 


Senior Water rights & water distribution /infrastructure - Irrigated land

1.) 330 acres of irrigated meadows & pasture used to support horses, cattle & wildlife

2.) Approximately 1,000 Senior (pre 1907) acre feet of diversion rights from the Mora River diversion dam - (note) the Mora & Sapello River merge at the town of Watrous and we have the first diversion dam after the two rivers merge...

3.) Water distribution- gated pipe, custom check gate, gravity flood, and pipeline systems all renovated in 2016 - 3.6 mile Tipton irrigation ditch


Roads, bridges, fences

1.) miles of all-weather roads , (3) 70 ton rated bridges cross the Mora River & scenic private electric gated Valmora entrance & gated Watrous service entrance 

2.) boundary and cross fences for livestock - range from fair to good to excellent & installed pipe elk crossings and wildlife friendly fences throughout the ranch.

3.) 20 dirt tanks for livestock, 14 wells & drinkers for livestock & wildlife, the Mora River & Tipton Creek and tributaries run throughout the ranch 


River bottom land & Upland pastures

1.) over 1,000 acres of river bottom sub irrigated land with healthy riverbanks stabilized with willows and native cool season grasses (orchard, broom and Timothy) and lush vegetation and beaver ponds and dams throughout the 4 miles of both sides of Mora River that meanders thru the ranch

2.) 5,000 + acres of Upland rolling pastures are well maintained with excellent forage consisting of black gramma, blue stem, Buffalo and other native high protein grasses. Large canyons and scenic bluffs and buttes


Location elevation and weather

1.) The elevation ranges from 6,000-7,000’ in the rolling foothills and Canyons with the Sanger De Cristo mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in the distance

2.) the weather is ideal with cool/low humidity summers and epic Fall weather and mild winter temperatures & a mild spring time climate

3.) Watrous & Valmora New Mexico are located 16 miles from Las Vegas New Mexico (pop. 10k) with a historic plaza, university of NM Highlands Campus,  restaurants, grocery & retail conveniences - Fort Union National Monument is a few miles from the ranch as well as hot spring in Las Vegas

4.) the ski areas of Taos, Ski Santa Fe, Ski Sipapu, Angel Fire and Red River are all within 1- 1.5 hour drive from the ranch

5.) airports - Las Vegas, NM, has a private FBO and 5,000’ airstrip, Santa and Albuquerque both have commercial airports ...

AND we have one coffee shop and cafe in the Watrous Coffee House and an excellent Mobergs mechanic shop and US Post office!

Great area & Good neighbors: Watrous Valley Ranch 50+k acres, I Bar Ranch 40k+ acres, Fort Union Ranch 90k+ acres & Buena Vista Ranch 90k+ acres 

BWR has the benefit of being surrounded by large deeded family owned ranches that are good honest operators of livestock, recreation, & wildlife management.