A Pecos River Resort
C'est la vie en Rose Ranch, Ilfeld, NM 87538
Astonishing property, full of natural wonder and opportunity.
The beautiful landscape will reward the work that is still needed to create a fabulous nature oriented resort, ranch or conference / education center.
Nature takes center stage, with mountains and mesas lining the horizon along the 1,600 acre property of rolling grass lands, dotted with piñon and junipers. The star of the property is over a mile of pristine Pecos River frontage. The river demonstrates its majesty and power carving a swooping oxbow and a dramatic cliff face, which provides even more privacy and the shade that trout love! Cow’s Creek peeks out at the NW edge of the property offering a surprising ½ mile of bubbling stream.
Less than 40 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, this property offers a tremendous variety of uses including horseback riding, fishing, hunting, swimming, climbing, and relaxing while allowing the natural world to hum around you. The property is fully fenced and includes eight private wells.
The buildings, primarily adobe construction and oriented for maximum passive solar exposure, present an opportunity to create a unique, nature oriented retreat. However, work needs to be done to the Resort to make the buildings usable. The Resort is anchored by a convention center, restaurant and dining facility and includes 56 casitas in six clusters of buildings around the event and conventions spaces. The pool house, equestrian center, river front buildings and many other spaces, present a truly wonderful chance to refine this singular spot in the New Mexico wilderness.
Four homes offer abundant options for refined living, including the jaw dropping views of the river from the primary residence. Three of the homes have been recently updated and are move in ready. Together they boast a combined 10 bedrooms.
Whether it is a fine resort, an event space, an education center or conference area, there are innumerable ways the buildings on the property could become a fabulous riverfront destination.
The main house is a 3 bedroom and 3 bath, multi-level home perched dramatically over the Pecos River. It includes a detached 2 car garage, a private interior courtyard and multiple decks with astonishing and private views of the river.
A beautiful old log cabin that has been renovated, allowing the natural sunlight to pour into this 3 bedroom 2 bath home. It features a recently updated kitchen and beautiful sunroom/living space, 4 kiva fireplaces, massively thick adobe walls and a large flagstone patio and portal.
A 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with an additional 1 bed 1 bath guest house all within a walled, flagstone courtyard with a covered portal for outdoor living. Plentiful southwest details include kiva fireplaces, beams and rough cut plank ceilings, saltillo tile, brick and wood flooring.
A 3 bedroom, 2 bath passive solar adobe home displays a high level of craftsmanship and detailing. This home needs work to be usable.
A climate controlled metal barn approximately 50’x100’ for yet another venue for events tucked right next to the river, with a large deck overlooking the river. Current resident uses this space for fragile storage.
This festive spot adds another unique feature to this property- a covered, rustic beach along the river. The pavilion includes a wet bar with plumbing perfect to relax in the sun all day.
Office and Shop
A must have in a property of this size and complexity. This flexible building allows for maintenance of the property and includes two large, separate work rooms and an office.
10 stall stable with turn-outs. Includes a tack room, office and bathroom.
A rare gem- this center includes an approximately 50’ x 40’ event spaces Offices, storage rooms, a computer room with a raised floor and bathrooms making it a beautiful and flexible space to accommodate numerous groups and needs. This building does not currently have power or water.
These casitas transform the C’est Vie en Rose Resort into a retreat- there are Six clusters of buildings composed of 8 to 10 units, totally 56 in all. All the units are south facing, filled with abundant natural light with private courtyards, bathrooms and kiva fireplaces. Between the clusters of rooms is a large common room with kitchenette, bathroom and fireplace- totaling 6 in all. These passive solar buildings are beautifully situated in nature while offering a traditional NM ambiance brick floors, vigas and latillas, covered portals, flagstone patios. These building do not currently have power or water.
A gracious, brick floored dining area opens up via large windows and doors onto a lovely south facing patio. Includes a commercial kitchen, bathrooms and separate bar area. This building does not currently have power or water.
Bathrooms, a sauna and a large shaded portal spans the space between the swimming pool and tennis courts. This building does not currently have power or water.
There is gallery/welcome center and offices/nurse station towards the front of the property. These building do not currently have power or water and have significant condition issues. They also may could provide more flexibility and opportunity for the next owner.
Location & Area
C’est la vie en Rose Ranch, Ilfeld, NM 87538
Pecos & Rowe Neighborhood. Pecos and Rowe lie at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and are a short drive from downtown Santa Fe. These small towns have long histories dating back to the Pecos tribe that occupied the area before Spanish settlers took over and erected the now famous mission at the center of the Pecos National Historical Park. As the trading destination that connected the Plains tribes with Pueblo cultures, Pecos and Rowe have a rich and difficult history. Today Pecos is the gateway to fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking in the surrounding Pecos Wilderness.