The Rancher's House
The Rancher's House was built around 1912 as the first "fancy modern" home on the NAN. Its solid, homey Western Craftsman aesthetic is emphasized and celebrated by the 1949-1950 furniture and furnishings custom-designed by W.R. Dallas of Dallas Studios in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Dallas, renowned for his mid-century "ranch-style" artisanship, traveled to remote Grant County, New Mexico to measure and specify sizes, arrangements and soft furnishings for this house for Clara Hinton, grandmother of the current owners. Little has been added or changed in 65 years, so a stay in this house is a blast from the cowboy past.
This house sleeps 6 in its 3 bedrooms and 4-5 more in the enclosed front porch and sleeping porch, accommodating up to 10 people. The house has 2 bathrooms, one with a low-curb, walk-in shower usable by people with moderate disabilities, and a newly renovated kitchen with Thermador appliances and cube and soft ice. The dining room seats 12, and there is additional table seating on a long, enclosed porch that spans the front of the house and opens onto kitchen, dining room, and living room. The house has two bars and fully equipped laundry. All beds in the bedrooms are new; porch day-beds are vintage but clean and comfortable. The big-screen TV in the living room is equipped with DirecTV. Wifi is included in rental of the Ranch House. The house is accessible with a very shallow step-up from the patio.
Used alone or in conjunction with the two separate apartments sharing its fountain patio, this house is informal yet comfortable and elegant, suitable for family or group of friends. Private access to the Courtyard and pool may be arranged for Rancher's House guests, with adequate advance request and an additional fee.
The Rancher's House Patio Apartments
Sharing the fountain patio with the Ranch House and often rented in conjunction with that house are two apartments in the ranch's original carriage house. Each has its unique appeal.
The Downstairs Patio Apartment boasts a kitchenette with bar sink, microwave, and mini-fridge, large bedroom with two full-size beds and sitting area, and a separate living room with ample seating. A TV, DVD player, and a selection of movies are provided. This apartment is suitable for a moderately ambulatory person with some disability: access is at patio level with no step-up, the bathroom features a low-curb shower and available shower chair, and floors are tile with no rugs. Also, this apartment may accommodate well-behaved canine guests; a non-refundable deposit is required for pets.
The Upstairs Patio Apartment is accessed by an iron stairway from the patio level. The living room has high studio ceilings, the best view on the ranch, and a surprise reading/sleeping loft. There are two full-size beds in the bedroom, and full-length couch in the living room. This apartment also features a huge, airy black-and-white tiled bathroom with claw-foot tub and shower, all with a vintage feel. A microwave and mini-fridge are provided in the bedroom's sitting area. As in the downstairs apartment, a TV with DVD player and DVDs is provided.
Wifi is available for apartment guests at additional cost, though when a Patio Apartment is rented in conjunction with the Rancher's House, guests may use the Rancher's House wifi.
The south Bunkhouse Cabin sleeps 2 in single beds, or 4 if the detached central bedroom is added. The north Bunkhouse Cabin sleeps 4 in single beds, or 6 with the addition of the separate room. Each apartment has a basic kitchen and bath with shower only. The detached bedroom does not have a bathroom of its own, thus is only rented along with one of the apartments.
The Bunkhouse offers basic, tidy accommodations with new mattresses, clean bedding, plentiful towels, and fully equipped though definitely not high-end or newly appointed kitchens. Floors are polished concrete, except in the north end bedroom, which is wood. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome in each cabin/apartment, with deposit.
Guests find the Bunkhouse offers a more rustic, less formal environment than the "courtyard accommodations." When drought restrictions are not necessary, Bunkhouse guests may use the wood-or-charcoal barbecue pit or enjoy a wood fire in the fire pit, and have access to tables and chairs that allow ample outdoor time.
Guests may rent the Lodge with sheets, towels, and pillows, or for a more camp-like experience group members may bring their own or use sleeping bags on our bunks. As with the rental of all NAN housing, housekeeping service is not provided during your rental period.
All food and drinks must be provided by the guests or their organization. The NAN ranch can suggest a local caterer, but does not cater. The Lodge's kitchen is suitable for caterer use.
Venue and Accommodations Rental for Events at the NAN Ranch
For your event, you may rent all or any combination of the headquarters rentals, depending on your needs, your plans, and the size of your group. Because every event is unique, the NAN Ranch will quote yours based on your specific plans.
All food and drink must be provided by the wedding party or a caterer. The NAN Ranch can provide a list of caterers known to us, but makes no warranty about their services. Event rentals include at minimum the rental of the Lodge.
While the NAN's furniture and furnishings are available for any guests' use, we do not maintain banquet/party furniture or equipment. Any tables, chairs, tablecloths, additional or bulk dinnerware, décor, or other event requirements must be provided by the guest or her/his caterer.
Conditions of Rental Options at the NAN Ranch
The climate, terrain, and fauna also may represent danger to humans. Renters and guests must protect themselves against sun exposure in all seasons. The extremely dry climate requires extra supplies of water, and anyone leaving the headquarters for trails on foot or in vehicles must take ample backup water. The terrain features steep inclines, rocks, boulders, and gravelly surfaces that pose falling risk. Sturdy shoes or boots with soles that protect the feet and stand up to harsh terrain should be worn at all times outside the headquarters. Many native plants have thorns or barbed needles, and some poisonous if ingested. It is the responsibility of each individual to use caution to avoid mishap in the environment.
All rentals of housing at the NAN Ranch, all use of NAN Ranch premises, equipment, trails, roads, developed areas, undeveloped terrain, furniture, furnishings, and any NAN Ranch property are always at the risk of the lessee and by extension of his or her guests. All parties renting NAN Ranch premises must accept these terms, sign an agreement to that effect, and indemnify NAN Ranch, its owners, and its employees against any claims for injury, loss, or death of themselves, their guests (whether staying at the ranch or day guests), or any person or party on the premises at their request or with their permission. See [ Rental Policies ]