Rancho Espiritu +/-105 deeded acres, Santa Fe National Forest Inholding, Jemez Mountains, If Snow White had been an elk hunter, she would have picked Rancho Espiritu, this north central New Mexico's hidden gem! This ultra-private nature lovers paradise promises amazing sunsets, zero light pollution, star gazing, wildlife galore, and excellent birding. The search to find Rancho Espiritu exceeded 20 years, until this hidden valley and National Forest inholding was found. Now retired, the couple who owns Rancho Espiritu has decided it's time to pass the baton.In the spirit of a Golden Pond getaway, Rancho Espiritu has been their summer home, ground zero for elk, deer & turkey hunting, the weekend retreat, family reunion headquarters, a tranquility base for friends & family, a winter wonderland, and during the recent Covid, the perfect family retreat/getaway. Private hiking the thousands of acres of the Santa Fe forest outside your door is such a gift. All furnishings are included so it's turnkey and ready for immediate occupancy. Carrying agricultural status (2020 taxes $823), Rancho Espiritu is a hidden hideaway. In this broker's 15 years of handling some of New Mexico's finest properties, Rancho Espiritu is a top 5 for sure...The ranch is located 19 miles southeast of Cuba, New Mexico which is home to El Bruno's famous Mexican food and has 100% paved access except for 1.2 miles of improved gravel road. Best of all, the property is very commutable to Albuquerque and Rio Rancho with a 1 1/2 to 2 hr. scenic drive. Jemez Springs (hot springs, spas, and restaurants) is a 30 mile drive. However seclusion is the word for this gated end of the road property. The Hansel & Gretel cabin is hidden at the end of a mile-and-a-half long meadow, accessed through a National Forest Special Use permit, bordered by aspens, ponderosas, Engleman spruce, white pine and blue spruce. A herd of piebald (partial albino elk) and Merriam's turkeys frequent the meadow with bear and mule deer also in the neighborhood. The ranch has an excellent well, full power service by Jemez Electric Coop, satellite internet and TV, landline phone service and a Multi-Flo septic system. The CabinThis you have to see, as the pictures don't do it justice! The original cabin, built in 1911, underwent a professional log cabin restoration by a log cabin specialist in 1999 and the guest quarters were completed in 2015. The cabin has 1169 sq. feet of living area including 802 sq. ft. on the main level with a 367 sq. ft. loft (guest quarters and office) and comes with an impressive furniture package including a 1914 Hoosier Cabinet. Main level has one bedroom, living/dining room, kitchen and full bath. Heating is by wood stove, oil filled space heaters and passive solar. Nights cool off so wonderfully in the summer that air conditioning is not needed. There's an attached storage room for barbecue grill, some tools and lots of elk antlers. The cabin and guest accommodations are complemented by a 2-car insulated garage with a heavily insulated "warm room" for winter liquids storage, an attached 225 sq. ft. storage room for supplies, a Polaris Ranger with only 590 hours, and numerous tools.Guest AccommodationsGuest quarters are located above the garage with two bedrooms, living area, kitchen area, full bath, utility/storage room and high end Renewal by Anderson windows, door, and storm door. The 625 sq. ft. of living area is complemented by a large TREX deck.Hunting Unit 6AThe property is eligible for draw landowner elk permits which can be utilized or sold and one cow elk permit is available until December 31, 2020. Frequent visitors to the ranch include numerous turkeys and 3 distinct regular herds of elk, large bulls (5 & 6 point often and a 7 point on occasion). Occasional visitors include Coyote, Blue Grouse, Deer, Black Bear Mountain Lion, Bobcat and Fox. (See attached videos.)The property has only one full time neighbor (retired couple - hunting/fishing guide) and four part-time seasonal homes within 2 miles of the dwelling. The full time neighbor grew up in the area and is a wealth of knowledge and loves to share it. The Chaparral Girl Scout Camp is about a mile south of the property - as the crow flies. The property has been protected by a conservation easement that allows building, grazing and hunting, just not sub-development. See documents. Not sure what you compare to Rancho Espiritu but Heaven on Earth comes close! Call or email today for more info and your qualified showing. Co brokers welcome.