Creek Ranch

Almost everyone has a dream of living the life of a cowboy!

(don't miss the video at the bottom of this page!)

Carefree, relaxed, horseback riding, sitting around the campfire and telling stories. Well, these dreams can come true! Treat yourself to a unique place. Meet long-cherished childhood dreams and pay homage to the heyday of the Wild West.

Welcome to the Creek Ranch!

We are on a journey into the year of 1880, when the West was still untamed and wild. Life was rough and so were the people. Experience it much as they did; we offer spectacular views and horseback riding as just one of our feature.

Breathtaking scenery, 8200 acres of unspoiled land with stunning sunsets as your backdrop. Creek Ranch provides a truly memorable hideaway for once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Our Working Guest Ranch features sweeping views of sun-splashed terrain, red desert landscape filled with huge arroyos and canyons, famous tumble-weeds, panoramic scenery and wildlife. Stay where cowboys and Indians used to fight, feel the spirit and breathe the air of the Wild West.

At the Creek Ranch we usually accommodate 6 – 8 at the same time, which allows us to keep it personal, authentic and as customized as possible.

If you've always dreamed of experiencing the Wild West, Creek Ranch, New Mexico is a dream come true.

Step right outside your door or sit on the porch and you will be surrounded by marvelous scenery and undisturbed nature.

Horses, Horseback riding and Cattle work

Our most popular activity is horseback riding. The horses are Quarter Horses, Appaloosas and Paint Horses, that live, accordingly to their natural habitat, in a herd on big pastures. We are very proud of our horses - all good, honest, willing ranch horses. They will give you some wonderful rides into a truly unforgettable country. We know you'll enjoy them, whatever your riding level - novice, advanced, or in-between.

Trail rides in this indescribably beautiful and diverse landscape are a producer of unforgotten memories. Our trails will lead you to old ruins of long forgotten days. The Pecos River flows about 4 miles through the North of the ranch and the Carizzo Creek with it’s springs runs about 3 miles along the Northwest border. You can go fishing or swimming in the Pecos River - a highlight in the summer time!

A lot of work is still traditionally done on horseback, e.g. driving cattle from pasture to pasture, controlling/repairing water tanks and fences or checking the health status of the cattle. Twice a year (spring and fall) there are cattle brandings at which friends and neighbors help, followed by a hearty meal. The friendly and always humorous Creek Ranch team is happy about any kind of help with the ranch work. You will become a part of the family, part of our daily ranch life. You will enjoy the familial atmosphere, because there is a lot of fun!

Accommodation and Board

The ranch house including 6 guestrooms was built in 2012 in the typical Hacienda style of the Southwest, in the adobe architecture of the Native Americans. The house has A/C in the living room as well as in each guest room. The impressive living room with high ceiling and vigas, wooden floor, stove and spectacular paintings of dancing Native Americans and buffalos reflect the charm of the Southwest. Two great porches invite you to relax and enjoy the breathtaking view over the Pecos River from the back porch.

Meals are served in the cozy dining room with an open kitchen and bar or on the back porch. The meals are hearty and typically American with a touch of German kitchen. Meals are eaten all together usually at the ranch house. During day trail rides, we will take lunch (drinks, sandwiches, snacks etc.) in our saddlebags and eat them on the trail.

The guest rooms are bright and friendly and furnished in ranch house style. Cozy beds, modern bathrooms, unique decorations and an unprecedented attention to detail, put you completely at ease in your "own four walls." Each guestroom has its own tiled bathroom and air-conditioning.

Places nearby!

Located in the Guadalupe County or nearby communities there are rodeos, dances, ranch and horse auctions to which we attend upon request. In Santa Rosa (30 min) several lakes invite you to swim and dive. Furthermore, there is a nice, little Oldtimer museum and the Blue Hole, a water hole for scuba diving or swimming (unexpected in this desert-like area). You may also enjoy the Santa Rosa Lake & State Park for boating, fishing, swimming and hiking along the provided trails. In Fort Sumner (1 hr) is the grave and museums of Billy the Kid. Also the Bosque Redondo is located in Fort Sumner, a once gruesome prison in which Navajo and Mescalero Apaches have been held under unworthily terms. Another special attraction is Santa Fe (2 hrs), the oldest town of USA (1620).

By some estimates, New Mexico is home to more than 400 ghost towns – most are nothing more than a few foundations and some occasional mining equipment.

Climate in New Mexico

The climate in the US-State of New Mexico is mostly covered by mountains, high plains and deserts. The abundance of various types of landscape, the clear air with a mostly blue sky and the diverse, colorful rocks give New Mexico it’s proverbial magic (Land of Enchantment). Because of the southerly location and because it is on the downwind side of the Rocky Mountains, the climate of New Mexico is not humid and in the summer quite hot. In the winter it may get chilly, because of the altitude.

Here on our Working Guest Ranch the Wild West is still alive, where beginning of the 20. Century Apaches, bandits, ranchers and cowboys fought severely. But where helpfulness and hospitality have been and still are very strong.

If you already have dreamed to experience the Wild West on a Working Guest Ranch, then your dream can come true at Creek Ranch. We are looking forward to meeting you! Only a few Guest Ranches are in a place with so much history! – See you soon!


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