For over two years, Tim and Marilyn Norris searched the West for a setting that combined the authenetic Western way of life with a magnificent setting and seclusion. A place where city folks could truly get away from it all and join in camaraderie, savoring rich, western heritage, history, and pure natural beauty. In 2014 they opened Concho Hills, and today they offer guests a slice of heaven and a piece of paradise.
They believe that ranching isn’t just an occupation, it is a heritage. A way of life based on tradition. An institution where change is carefully examined, and its value tested, before it is accepted. As eloquently sung by Don Edwards, in the song For Those that Lean to Lonesome: “ It’s all about horses, the cattle, and men, about the country, the work, and the pride…” At their dude ranch you can visit and experience this heritage with them!
As Tim and Marilyn say: “There’s nothing new under the sun here…and that’s we way we like it.
Timothy L. and Marilyn S. Norris
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Six beautiful tiled guest rooms, built in 2014, as a large one story casita. Each room has period antiques and lots of Southwestern charm. Twin and queen beds, en suite bathrooms, fluffy bath towels, and all rooms are climate-controlled and smoke-free. You will enjoy the adobe main house for meals and guest gatherings.All areas look out to spectacular views of the New Mexico landscape and distant mountains.
Daily maid service and a central laundry facility is provided.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included along with snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Wine and liquor is not sold at the ranch, but guest are welcome to bring those beverages.
Our menus are varied. Most meals are authentic, Western family style recipes. (Yup! We can accommodate special diets, too. Just let us know, in advance.)
We are in beef country and our generous prime steaks and meats will make your mouth water, not to mention our slow cooked ribs. In addition to great cowboy cooking, we love to share our Spanish heritage specialties; such as: hearty, green chili stew, posole, enchiladas, or – to die for – carne adovada with a side of calabacitas.
Meals are served family-style, around cozy tables, where you can get to know the other guests and share stories of the day’s adventures.
So much to do and so littile time! Most activities are inclusive in the rate and are tailored, for the most part, to individuals guest’s wishes. Some guests want themselvers and their kids to “live the ranch life,” others wish to just relax. Because the ranch is small, guests get a lot of individual attention. Guests can participate as much or as little as they please. Activities include: Introduction to western riding and tack, Western horseback riding, introduction riding lessons, and campfire socialization. Ranch activities include animal care, calf feeding (when available), cattle work, riding and fixing fence, range riding, and cattle work. Skills you can learn include: riding, roping, whip cracking, shooting, and tossing the atlatl. More advanced riding lessons are available for those who wish to imporve their riding skills, “the ranch way.” For nature lovers, hiking, birding, game spotting, and hiking abound. The spectacular landscape, wildlife. desert flora and sunsets are perfect subjects for photography.
We are the old west! Tim loves talking about the history of the area. Historical tours can include paleo-indian sites, historic Magdalena, and old ranches. Explore the old mining towns of Kelly and Chloride and see the best little museum of the west.
Guests may incur additional charges such as the cost of ammunition, gift shop purchases, entry fees/donations, and tips.
Concho Hills allows kids twelve years of age or older. There are a lot of activities in which kids can participate. All kids under the age of 16 must wear a helmet when riding. Minors participate with their guardians who provide their supervision.
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Concho Hills Guest Ranch sits in the heart of New Mexico cattle country, on the historic Magdalena Stock Driveway, where for almost a hundred years, ranchers drove their cattle to Trail’s end at Magdalena. The ranch is 136 miles (2.5 hrs.) south