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Oso Vista Ranch - Vacation Rental & Retreats

One of four comfortable, southwestern style guest bedrooms – M. Merrill

Renew your spirit at this elegant retreat located in the breathtaking beauty of the high-desert mountains in west-central New Mexico. Centuries of history and culture merge at the ranch with the peace and tranquility of the natural surroundings.

Driving Directions

Start: Albuquerque International Airport (airport), New Mexico
End: Oso Vista Ranch • Ramah, NM 87321
Approximate Distance: 120 Miles
Estimated Total Time: 2 hours


1. From Albuquerque International Airport (airport), New Mexico, head north on I-25 to I-40 interchange - 3.5 miles

2 Exit I-25 and merge onto I-40 West go 76.4 mi. to Grants, NM

3. At Grants NM, take Exit 81

11: Turn LEFT (South) onto SR-53 (Ice Cave Rd) - Follow highway for approx 45 miles

Switching to local directions

Note: Pass the Continental Divide. On the left you will pass the El Morro RV Park and the Ancient Way Cafe. A bit further down you will pass the El Morro National Monument. After the monument, between mile markers (mile markers are on your left) 43 and 42 is Kestrel Rd.

13: Turn LEFT onto Kestrel Rd.

14. About a mile in you will come to a fork in the road. Bear right and passs through the gate where the Oso Vista sign is. The road begins the climb, follow to the big adobe house on the hill.

End: Arrive Oso Vista Ranch • 126 Kestrel Rd. Ramah NM Local Phone: 505-783-4459


Season Open

Year Round


Oso Vista Ranch, located 2 hours west of Albuquerque on Scenic Byway 53, offers comfortable, yet elegant, Santa Fe style accommodations. At 7400 feet above sea level, visitors enjoy hiking in the clean air and breath-taking beauty of the mountains of New Mexico. Pristine views across our sand stone studded valley, will delight your spirit and inspire the renewal of your body, mind, and spirit.

Our 88.8-acre ranch and the surrounding area has fascinating historical and cultural significance.

Numerous Anasazi ruin sites, dating to approximately 900 AD, dot the Oso Vista property and surrounding hills.

One of the most scenic and significant of these sites is a kiva located, just 3 miles from the ranch, at El Morro National Monument. Visitors to El Morro Monument discover additional historical fascination in the inscriptions left behind on the rocks by Spanish Conquistadors searching for gold and weary westward settlers heading for the promise of California. As well as petroglyphs carved by the original and still present inhabitants of the area.

Oso Vista Ranch borders the Ramah Navajo community and is 30 picturesque miles fromZuni Pueblo, giving visitors access to Native American marketplaces and dances.

Frommer's Travel magazine chose Ramah (10 miles away) as one of the top ten global travel destinations for 2006. Here is what they say, "Ramah, New Mexico. The diverse culture and history surrounded by open prairies and pink buttes is why we have selected Ramah, New Mexico as an up and coming destination. The city itself is rich with Mormon history, although the mix of ancestral roots from Spanish settlers to Texan bean farmers can be seen. Bordered by the Zuni and Ramah Navajo Reservations, the intense pride for their heritage seems to radiate everywhere.

The Oso Vista Ranch house offers several accomodation options:

The main house is approximately 3500 sq. ft., has three comfortable bedrooms, a shared bath, spacious living room, large kitchen, dining area with a spectacular view, large sun room, a cozy den with fireplace, satellite TV and high-speed wireless Internet.

Outdoors, the ranch house has a large patio w/ firepit, deck with seating area that overlooks the breathtaking valley and outside walking trails.

The master suite with queen bed and adjoining master bath at approximately 800 sq. ft. may be private accomodations or included in a full-house rental.

The ranch offers quiet walking trails with natural sandstone amphitheaters that overlook the desert valley...perfect for personal relaxation or small group work.

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