Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why only 12 people and horses if you have more beds available?

A: This is the best number so the showerhouse, cookhouse and outhouses can keep everyone happy and so horses all have their own safe space.

Q: Can I get a big living quarters trailer into the ranch?

A: Yes, the first 12 miles up the mountain from the village of Reserve is paved but is steep and has three switchbacks, once on top it kinda levels off. The road is paved all the way until the last 12 miles which is all weather gravel. The trip is not bad, just slow, figure on 1.5 hrs to cover the 38 miles from Reserve to the ranch.

Q: Do you have hookups?

A: No, the entire ranch is off the grid but we can refill water tanks for you. Most folks coming to the high country use generators or solar setups.

Q: Do cell phones and internet work at the ranch?

A: No. There is a land line at the main house for emergency contact calls but not for just chatting on. We have no long distance service so you must bring your own calling card.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Just recently our insurance company has said we can allow outside dogs but… THEY MUST BE KEPT ON A LEASH OR IN YOUR TRAILER. NO DOGS CAN RUN LOOSE OR BE ALLOWED IN ANY OF THE BUILDINGS. Just outside the ranch gates are millions of acres your dog can run free on. You must clean up after your dog on the private land.

Q: Do we have to have a full group of 12 to RENT THE RANCH?

A: No you can rent it with any number less also.

Q: How do I reserve a week?

A: We require a 50% deposit to hold your week, the balance is due 30 days before your arrival.

Q: Is the deposit refundable?

A: No but if your plans change it is good for up to two years for another stay.

Q: Can I buy hay and feed at the ranch?

A: No. You need to bring your own. This avoids any feed change complications and we have to travel 4 hours to get our hay so we are stingy with it.

Q: Do I need a guide?

A: No but it is recommended for a day or two to get your landmarks figured out. A guide can also take you to some great places you would not find on your own.

Q: Are the trails marked?

A: We have several trail loops marked ranging from 2 to 6 hours. Other wise there are thousands of miles of old logging roads as well as nice riding elk trails. We HIGHLY recommend the use of a GPS.


N Bar Ranch
P.O.Box 409 Reserve, New Mexico 87830
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