SANTA FE, N.M. — Looking for a nice little weekend retreat?
An auction will be held in Santa Fe in July for the 1,616 -acre Pecos River Ranch Retreat near the village of San Ysidro featuring roughly a mile of the winding Pecos River, views of Rowe Mesa, a huge main house, 56 casitas, other houses, a conference center, swimming pool, a commercial kitchen and dining hall, an airplane landing strip, stables, tennis courts and other facilities.There’s a total of more than 70,000 square feet of living and event space.
“The entire property potentially offers many uses,” a new release says. “It could be a sizable river ranch, or updated and used as a grand recreational retreat, educational facility, or other commercial venture.” The property has been listed previously for $3 milllion to $3.6 million, on-line real estate postings indicate.
In its most recent incarnation, the retreat served as the campus for the former Native American Preparatory School, which closed in 2002 after seven years of operation. The school sought to provide educational opportunities in a college preparatory environment for Native American students. “Since the closure of the school, the property has been under the careful care of an onsite property manager,” says a news release quoting Bill Logue, a Pecos River Ranch LLC representative.
The auction will take place at the Hyatt Place Santa Fe, 4320 Cerrillos Rd. starting at 1:30 p.m. July 30. To register, bidders must present a $20,000 cashier’s check.
Journal files inlcude a report that the property was sold in 2004 to Sanjevani LLC, a company owned by Sunil T. Pai of Las Cruces, co-founder of the American Academy of Integrative Medicine and a member of the Advisory Board of Nanoby and the AYU-Ayurvedic Academy. A retreat and holistic wellness center was planned.