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Crystina Page
November 2017
I got to the Ranch after dark, so waking up to the quaking aspens and horses galloping in the field was a nice surprise. The hosts are absolutely amazing and the property is beautiful. I highly recommend booking your week long stay here. You won't be disappointed.
Carol
October 2017
If you are looking for an elegant stately upscale and larger than life home in the setting of expansive nature, this is the place to be. The sky is big, the land is beautiful and the home is well appointed. It has everything needed to accommodate a large group. We were 19 in number, and had plenty of spaces inside and outside the home to visit and move about. The kitchen is enormous and well stocked for a professional chef to provide gourmet meals. Extra tables and chairs were provided, which allowed us to create both indoor and outdoor dining spaces. The living room is huge with ample seating clusters. The grand fireplace was well stocked with wood and restocked by the manager. Overall, the home and the grounds provided the perfect setting for long and rich conversations, walks and hikes. We used the 40 x 40 foot meeting room, complete with extra kitchen, for our program and it was spectacular. The bank of windows provided the connection to nature with easy access to a cover porch where participants could easily walk all around the house and stay out of the weather. This is one of the most spectacular retreat homes we have been in, but what makes is so special is the love and care that owner Colin and manager Fred take to ensure that we had all that was needed for creating a special environment for one and all. They were always on the ready to ensure that we had what was needed, and if it was not readily available, they quickly provided it. We hope to return!
James
October 2017
We absolutely loved staying at Leaping Deer Ranch! Accommodations were grate! Such a beautiful location. Colin and Fred were amazing hosts and were great help and provided everything we needed!
Rob
October 2017
The Leaping Dear Ranch is one of the coolest places I've visited in quite some time. The Airbnb description and photos just can't do it justice. The hacienda is enormous, and very well appointed, with every conceivable amenity. The property is absolutely beautiful, with numerous spots to relax, explore, drink and eat, and recreate. We knew it would fit our needs for a 50th birthday party, but once we arrived we couldn't believe how great of value we were getting for our money. Colin is an incredible host. He went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. Even though he lives in an apartment on the property, he wasn't at all intrusive, but always available when we needed something. He was very flexible and accommodating, and did everything he could to ensure our experience was an outstanding one. We felt like we made a new friend in Colin, and were lucky to have had such great hospitality. I highly recommend The Leaping Deer Ranch to anyone looking for a unique, warm, welcoming, and entertaining experience. The Ranch is perfect for a variety of uses. We definitely plan to return!
Elizabeth
September 2017
Everything about Leaping Deer Ranch was perfect for our family! We gathered there for our son's wedding in Las Vegas and hosted a barbecue for guests two nights before the wedding. Our granddaughter loved feeding the horses. I wish we would have had more time to enjoy the meditation and yoga class Fred offered, but our schedule didn't allow it. Fred was a terrific host and was available for anything we needed. I hope we have the opportunity to stay there again.
Victoria
September 2017
Words can't express how amazing this home is. Secluded, quiet, peaceful, everything i wanted. Colin is amazing and was an amazing host. He goes out of his way to make you feel at home. I hated to leave. My family and i can't wait to go back. Thank you Colin, you made my weekend one i will NEVER forget
David
August 2017
We had a group of ten (10) guys who were there for a bachelor party. We were all in our thirties and for the most part all married, so a traditional venue and game plan was not going to work for us. After much searching and hand wringing I came upon Leaping Deer. We were fortunate to have found this space. It was exactly what we needed and gave the groom a huge space to take a deep breath before the deep dive into marriage. Fred and Colin could not have been more helpful and accommodating. At first, I was skeptical having them on site, but in hindsight was quite relieved to have them there. I am working to organize a reunion for both bachelorettes and bachelors at Leaping Deer. In addition, I will be working with some other groups to host events and retreats. This property and it's hosts are well suited for large groups and the internal reflection that comes with open vistas and a the solitude of being in nature. Except there is plenty of amenities and modern comforts without being obtrusive. Thanks again Colin and Fred!
Amelia
August 2017
My company and I recently stayed at the Leaping Deer Ranch for a company retreat and it was wonderful. The house is spacious, lovely and extremely well-stocked (especially the kitchen!) The amenities allowed us to have a relaxing time after all of the work that we got done - the inclusion of a hot tub, bonfire pit, and gas grill really added to our experience. The home is situated in a gorgeous locale so if peace, quiet and beauty are what you are looking for this is definitely the place to stay. Colin and Fred were available to help us out with anything we needed without being in the way. They are excellent hosts and this house is amazing! I definitely recommend it for your company retreat or family getaway!
Kevin
August 2017
Beautiful house with lots of land and views. Host was very helpful.
Sheri Gibbs
July 2017
Gorgeous setting, beautiful home, warm & friendly hosts. Already planning to return next year. Ideal location for a quiet retreat, family gathering or special event. Thank you Colin & Fred (& Fluffy) for your hospitality. - Sheri
Andrew & Kim
July 2017
Absolutely beautiful place!!! So quiet and we had a wonderful stay. Thank you to Colin and Fred for your hospitality.
Paul
July 2017
Our group of 10 spent a night here on our way to Colorado. This place was perfect after a long day of driving. Scenic, spacious, great hosts, and fed the horses too!
Sarah
July 2017
This by far was the best experience I have had with airbnb. Fred and Collin were both more than welcoming and made us feel right at home. The home was beautiful very clean and comfy. More than enough space for my large family to vacation and spend time together. A massive kitchen and a bath room in each room which was a plus. The scene was amazing and the horses were very friendly. This place is a MUST book. You will not regret it! Thanks again for your hospitality We will be back!
Cin-Ty
July 2017
Beautiful, secluded retreat. If you're looking for a place to relax and get away from city life, this the place. House is beautiful. Great for families. Lots of wildflowers and birds in the pastures and hills on the property. If you like outdoors and nature, this is perfect. Close to great hiking in the mountains and not too far from Taos. Hot springs and storrie lake are nearby. Best airbnb we have ever been to. Colin and Fred were great hosts.
Ken
July 2017
This location is in a beautiful country setting. Great kitchen and meeting amenities. Quiet and peaceful. Close enough to Las Vegas if needed to run into town for supplies. Fred took great care of us
Sharon
June 2017
This home is really beautiful - there is stunning artwork in all of the rooms. It fit our party of nine very comfortably. I would advise anyone going to this home to use the directions and map provided on the website - your GPS will misdirect you. Also it is very very dark at night and hard to find the entrance so best to arrive during daylight hours.
Ed
June 2017
This is an amazing place with unforgettable scenery. Quiet and serene, four horses on the property, a chance to be close to nature. The house can accommodate many guests and is very well-supplied. Fred and Colin answered all of our questions and made sure we had everything we needed during our stay. Only wish we had more time to enjoy this special place!
Ruben
May 2017
If you are looking for a remote working Ranch with all of the amenities to make you feel welcomed, then this is the place for you. Nestled in the foothills of the northern New Mexico mountains, Leaping Deer Ranch has everything that will make you and your guests feel welcomed. Beautiful prairie and mountain views and lots of space to gather with friends and family. We sat outside on the wrap around porch start gazing one night. Great place and we will definitely be back again. Most people might not venture towards Sapello, NM; however, this would be a great base camp for all of your northern New Mexico adventures. We didn't use all of the amenities that were available to us, but there is a great fire place (with firewood provided) in the Den, a hot tub, a fire pit and a Yoga Studio. The 4 bedrooms in the main house all had their private bathrooms. a big plus for our family. Colin and Fred (our Hosts) were great with communicating and making us feel at home. Highly recommend Leaping Deer Ranch.
Brad Keadle
April 2017
Awesome place...awesome people. Very quiet and beautiful place. - Brad
Fred Tapia
February 2017
As a combat veteran I found the leaping deer Ranch very relaxing and very safe it's a piece of heaven on Earth you got to come experience it for yourself. - Fred
Nina Masterson Ortiz
October 2016
What a great relaxing retreat! The scenery is gorgeous and we love to unwind on the front porch with a nice glass of wine. Byob, so no inflated prices. - Nina