Ranching isn’t just an occupation, it’s our western heritage. Therefore, ranching is our western way of life based on tradition. Most of all, ranching is an institute where change is carefully examined, and its value tested, before change is accepted. As eloquently sung by Don Edwards, in the song For Those that Lean to Lonesome: “ It’s all about horses, the cattle, and men, about the country, the work, and the pride…” At our guest ranch (or dude ranch) you can be our guest during your vacation and experience this western heritage with us!
Concho Hills is nestled in the foothills of New Mexico’s San Mateo Mountains, only 136 miles, southwest from the Albuquerque Airport. Due to our location and altitude, nature provides the ranch with moderate temperatures for your vacation and allows operation ALL YEAR! We don’t get too hot in the summer and we only break ice a few days in the winter! We are located in the heart of New Mexico’s ranch land, along the historic Magdalena Stock Driveway, near the trail’s end at Magdalena. This is were the Wild West seen in western movies really existed! See The Ranch page for details …
Our dude ranch accommodations are attractive and very comfortable. The main, hacienda style, adobe ranch house is always open and where we gather to visit, eat, and relax. The private guest rooms are a stone’s throw away. The guests rooms have modern conveniences: queen or twin beds, tiled bathrooms and independent climate control. You won’t get lost in the crowd at Concho Hills. Our owner/operators limited our guest rooms to seven with a maximum occupancy of 14 people. During your vacation you can expect to receive personal attention from our award winning hosts. Our reviews tell us we are on the right trail! Take a look on our Lodging page for accommodation details!
Your vacation activities at our dude ranch will depend upon your desires and abilities. Our guests at our dude ranch vary from those who wish to participate and learn about all aspects of western ranching, to those who just want to relax. From beginner horseback riders to rodeo champions, young or young at heart, our dude ranch offers a variety of western ranch activities, both in and out of the saddle. We’ll do our best to ensure everyone has a fun, entertaining, and rewarding stay. Visit the Activities page to see examples what you will enjoy on your vacation!
In their reviews, our guests have raved about our delicious food and settings. Abundant and hearty, our meals are served ranch family style around our large dining tables, so be prepared to pass the bread! Our varied menus focus on western traditional foods of the area, from grilled steaks to New Mexico fare. Yes, cowboys have a sweet tooth, so you will get deserts and snacks as well. Visit our Meals page and let your mouth water…
Dude Ranch Award Winner in three Categories for 2015 and AGAIN in 2016/2017:
Best Winter Ranch
Best Horseback Riding
We are so proud to will the Signature Ranch Award in three categories AGAIN! Thanks to all of our guests and friends for voting for us. It is an honor to be voted into the top from over 200 esteemed Guest Ranches!
” If you are considering a guest ranch experience, Concho Hills is THE place to go. “
“Outstanding! This is the BEST vacation we have ever had!”
“There are not enough words to explain how much I loved Concho Hills Ranch and Tim and Marilyn.”
These are just a few of the comments our guests have said about their vacation at our guest ranch. In the western way, our reputation means a lot to us. The reviews have also made us very, very thankful to have met so many wonderful people. The reviews we have received from our guests make us feel proud, and taking pride in one’s work is part of the cowboy way. Another cowboy ethic is: “when you make a promise, keep it.” We promise to do our best to make your western ranch vacation a five star experience. Click on the Trip Advisor icon and read more about what our guests have had to say about Concho Hills and its staff…
So on your vacation, enjoy western ranching, horseback riding, exploring, and hiking that will allow you to view and photograph the grandeur, beauty, and wildlife of the great Southwest.
Our rates are reasonable and all-inclusive for most all activities, so you can enjoy your vacation and worry about accounting or how much fun your going to have. See our Rates page for details. Also look at our Specials page for special events and celebrations, sometimes including reduced rates.
We accept cash, check and all major credit cards!
We’re open all year, so come anytime, meet new friends, and enjoy Western Living at it’s best and finest.