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Luxury Ranch Home Estates: Adventure in the Outdoors

Luxury ranch homes combine stunning architecture, elegant accommodations, and world-class amenities with an adventurous taste of the great outdoors

There’s nothing quite like a home on the range. Breathtaking scenery, miles of open wilderness, and thrilling recreational pursuits are the hallmarks of the ranch lifestyle. A luxury ranch home offers all of this and a number of added benefits: superb architecture, comfortable accommodations, resort-style amenities, and world-class sporting facilities, set against a spectacular natural backdrop with mountain ranges in the distance and wildlife just outside the front door. In this Luxury Defined collection, we feature six outstanding ranch estates for a 21st-century taste of life on the frontier.

Trophy Ranch Offering in Arizona and Montana

This once-in-a-lifetime offering includes two trophy ranches, which are 2.5 hours apart by private plane: MorDo Ranch, encompassing 100 acres in the desert foothills of Arizona, and Horsethief Basin, a 7,000-acre cattle ranch and hunting reserve in the grassland mountains of Montana.

Comprising two separate ranches, MorDo Ranch and Horsethief Basin Ranch afford an unprecedented opportunity for a turnkey Western lifestyle. MorDo Ranch pays homage to the New West. Encompassing nearly 100 acres on the outskirts of Scottsdale, Arizona, the estate features a grand estancia home, which is styled in the Argentinian tradition with an open floor plan and outdoor courtyards, perfect for entertaining. The world-class amenities include equestrian facilities, guest and manager’s houses, a pool and cabana, tennis court, shooting range, and even an art museum. The Montana Ranch, Horsethief Basin, represents the Old West. Located outside the quaint town of Lewiston, this spectacular estate includes a majestic log home, two guest houses, a six-stall barn and numerous corrals, and approximately 7,000 acres of prime Montana land, which can support a cattle operation. The property also includes an artesian spring, water and mineral rights.

Modernist Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe, California

One of the largest tracts in Ranch Santa Fe, California, Del Dios Ranch commands more than 60 acres with a magnificent main residence, equestrian facilities, tennis court, and 40-acre Valencia orange grove.

Del Dios Ranch encompasses more than 60 acres in coveted Rancho Santa Fe, California. The magnificent main residence is a triumph of modernist architecture designed by noted architect Fred Briggs, with interiors by celebrated designer Arthur Elrod. The structure is distinguished by soaring, vaulted ceilings; walls and beams of redwood; radiant-heated marble floors; dramatic skylights and windows; and foundations and framework of poured-in-place concrete. An entire wing of the house, measuring 3,936 square feet, is dedicated to an indoor pool and spa, while the master suite occupies a private second level. A separate wing on the first floor offers three additional en suite bedrooms. The ranch commands 360-degree views from a private hilltop setting, composed of orange groves, a lake, tennis court, and equestrian facilities.

Wild West-Themed Ranch Compound near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

A scaled replica of Texas’s historic Alamo of San Antonio forms the centerpiece of Ranchito Mi Sueño, a 2.4-acre working ranch and Wild West-themed compound near the city of San Miguel de Allende.

Ranchito Mi Sueño, just outside the Spanish-colonial city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is an architectural achievement of monumental scale. The 7,100-square-foot ranch residence is a scaled replica of one of Texas’s most famous historic landmarks, the Alamo of San Antonio. The façade is crafted in stone, tile and brick. The colonial-inspired architectural elements continue inside with bold arches, massive columns, carved fireplaces, and stone fountains. The three-story great hall features a replica of the Alamo’s canyon-vaulted ceiling. Other unique features include a Wild West-themed cantina and 42-seat dining room, an owner’s retreat with spa, and a fitness center. The estate’s ranching facilities are set up for team sorting and barrel racing; the rodeo arenas are also ideal for reining, cutting, and hunter-jumper training and events. The compound is self-sufficient with sustainable organic gardens, chicken coops, and an abundant supply of water.

300-Acre Contemporary Ranch in Thayne, Wyoming

This 300-acre Wyoming ranch comprises a luxurious main residence, guest and staff quarters, event space, two barns, and 120 acres of pasture.

The Ranch comprises nearly 300 acres of stunning Wyoming landscape near the charming Old West town of Jackson Hole. The main residence offers more than 6,000 square feet of living space appointed with authentic Western architectural details, including vaulted, beamed ceilings; wood-burning fireplaces; and timber floors. Vast windows let in abundant light and provide breathtaking views from every room. The residence is complemented by a separate lodge with a catering kitchen, ideal for special events, a separate guest apartment, and a farm and ranch complex with hay and equipment barns, and 120 acres of fenced-in pastures.

Homestead Ranch near Telluride, Colorado

Snow Drift Ranch, a 138-acre homestead near Telluride, is situated in on the Dallas Divide, one of the most scenic areas in the state of Colorado.

Overlooking Ralph Lauren’s famous Double RL Ranch and the Sneffels and Cimarron ranges, Snow Drift Ranch is the ideal setting to view Colorado’s majestic landscape. The 138-acre homestead and horse ranch on the Dallas Divide was named the No. 1 location in the state to view the autumn colors by Colorado Life magazine in 2016. But there’s more to this property than the vistas. Composed of four separate lots, the estate boasts a 10,000-square-foot main residence and a large workshop with an attached 38-foot RV bay, two double garages, two generators, and four solar panels which trickle-charge two battery banks. The private grounds are a recreational paradise with opportunities for hiking and horse riding. For world-class skiing and mountain sports, the Old West town and top-ranked ski resort of Telluride is just 25 minutes away.

Historic Ranching Estate in Luján, Argentina

This impressive Argentinian ranch and farming estate on the Luján River is composed of a stately main residence, formal gardens, an equestrian facility, a deer park, and agricultural, stockbreeding, and forestry land.

Santa Elena is a 2,177-acre ranching estate composed of agricultural, stockbreeding, and forestry land on the Luján River, less than 50 miles northwest of Buenos Aires. Built in 1943, the grand main residence was designed along the lines of an Anglo-Norman castle, yet with luxurious modern updates. The ground floor was designed for entertaining and features a grand foyer, several reception halls, and a verandah overlooking the formal gardens and deer park. There are extensive accommodations for residents, guests, and staff: 17 upper-floor bedrooms, including a deluxe master suite with fireplace and separate study, and a main-level guest apartment with a master suite, living and dining areas. The ancillary structures and amenities comprise a unique domed greenhouse, an Art Deco chapel, stables and a tack room, a half Olympic-sized swimming pool, and a clay tennis court.