Located in West Central New Mexico, at the intersection of NM Highways 36 and 117.
*NOTE: The marker on the map above is 'off' just a bit. Look to the east and find Techado at the corner of Hwy 117/36.
21 miles north of Quemado, 18 miles East of Fence Lake, and 58 miles south of Grants.
Property is a working alpaca ranch nestled on 24 acres of Pinion Pine and Juniper trees. Elevation is 7560'.
There is approximately 100 yards of well maintained dirt road when leaving Highway 117. It is easily accessed by RVs - unless it is muddy. Call in advance for road conditions. Parking on the ranch is on dirt/grass.
Ranch is open daily. Boondockers are welcome anytime from April through October. Winter months are subject to weather/road conditions.
Local attractions include Quemado Lake, Cliffs/Canyons, Wolf Sanctuary, Ice Caves/Bandero Volcano, & Native American Pueblos.
Ranch activities include interaction with the alpacas, dogs, & chickens. Additional opportunities include bird watching, nature walks, star gazing, & photography. There is a gift shop on the premises.
Lovely country setting, hosts were very accommodating with several choices for parking. Loved the alpacas and all their dogs. We will definitely make this spot a option in our future travels.
New Mexico’s motto is “Land of Enchantment”, and that very well could be the motto for High Country Alpaca Ranch. What an enchanting stay we had here. You could not be made to feel more welcome and at home than here. Our host quickly got us set up and told us to please look around and enjoy. Enjoy we did. The next morning we begged to help out with caring for the alpacas, and they obliged. So we took care of cleaning their pens (we were thrilled to be of some help). Afterwards we were given a tour of the barn and were introduced to the other farm animals. High Country Alpaca Ranch is indeed in high country. With an elevation of over 7,000 feel the air: clean, cool, dry and fresh. Thank you for such a wonderful visit.
We enjoyed very much our stay. The hosts let as feel at home,we had great conversations and left feeling we made friends for life.
John and Carolyn were absolutely awesome people and hosts!! They were accommodating to our needs and even gave us a first hand glimpse at running an alpaca farm! If you’re looking for a place off the beaten path and a chance to relax, this is the place for you. FYI their is a charge of $10 a night for electric hookup if you need it, but you get that back in the fresh eggs Carolyn is able to provide, pending the chicken’s production and the 24 hour security provided by George the healer, who did not leave our side or our site the entire time we were there. He literally escorts you every where you go! We loved our stay and plan on returning next time we are in the area!
Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! John and Carolyn were wonderful and extremely helpful hosts. The property was beautiful. Carolyn gave us some delicious farm fresh eggs from her hens upon arrival. John helped us with some electrical issues we had with our RV. They were there when we had questions, but also gave us our privacy. They even provided us with our very own guard dog for our stay, George Harrison!
High Country Alpaca Ranch was a great place to unwind after a long days journey. We stayed two days and had a great time. The hosts have their own slice of heaven out here.
We loved our stay at High Country Alpaca Ranch. So sorry we had to rush away since both Jill and the RV needed doctors today. When you go, plan to sit and stay awhile. Don’t miss the alpaca feeding time like we unfortunately had to. John and Carolyn are such great hosts. They put the “H” in hospitality. Also, be sure to buy some of Carolyn’s fresh eggs. They may well be the best eggs you ever tasted.
If you love silence, High Country Apalca Ranch is the place to stop. Carolyn and John gave me a very warm welcome. Their farm is quite interesting to see. Thanks for the eggs.
Even if the ranch is out of your way, you should definitely make time to visit here.
The hosts are incredibly generous, kind, and funny! I really loved my time getting to know them. Not only did they allow me to help on the farm where I learned many new things, but I even enjoyed home cooked meals with them.
There is tons of space for multiple rigs & the Wi-Fi was so great that I was able to video chat with no problems.
The alpacas (& llama) are hilarious and I became great friends with their dogs :)
I can't wait to come back!!
This is the best location I’ve stayed at yet. Friendly hosts, tons of animals, fast wifi, cool location, beautiful stars, and free eggs. When can I come back?
Great stay with a sweet couple that raises alpacas. Carolyn showed us our spot and we got settled in super easily. John came by to check on us and for a little chat before we got to some work we both had due.
We hiked up to the top of the hill in the morning, which was some nice exercise. Damien did some drone footage before we hiked back down.
Before leaving, we visited the alpacas a bit and shopped at the store on site. Carolyn even gave us some fresh eggs to take with us.
Such a fun stay! Thank you both for your hospitality.