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Hacienda Amado Ranch

Patagonia, Arizona | County: Santa Cruz | 21660 Acres

$7,000,000
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The Hacienda Amado ranch is a premier family compound ranch with exceptional improvements ideal for entertaining a large family or group. The ranch is considered one of the best watered Southern Arizona ranches and is owned by the historic Amado ranching family from Amado, Arizona, which has ranched continuously in the area since 1852. The ranch is readily accessible being only a little over an hour from the Tucson International Airport.

Hacienda Amado Ranch offers an exclusive and private amazing residential compound supported by an economical cattle operation with year-round grazing and live water.
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LOCATION

Located in the coveted Patagonia-Sonoita area and in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains of southeast Arizona.  The compound is located between Patagonia and Sonoita and the ranch is situated along the southeast flank of the Santa Rita Mountains.  This area has long attracted upscale retirees, bird watchers and is one of the best cattle ranching areas in the Southwest. The climate is especially appealing with moderate four-season weather boasting some of the best rainfall in Arizona.

ACREAGE
The property has a 53+/-deeded acre headquarters with an estate caliber Hacienda and three other homes. A 21,000-acre grazing permit for 350 head yearlong provides an economical cattle operation.  The ranch is very economical as the cattle can graze year-round eliminating the cost of feed production.

The headquarters is comprised of 53 acres +/- that borders the temporal allotment that comes with the ranch. The Forest allotment is rated for 350 animal units year-round and is 21,607 acres. With good Road access to the vast majority of the ranch and every pasture makes this allotment one of the most unique in the region. Very well-watered with live water springs, dirt tanks, wells and pipelines. The Hacienda Amado is one of the most well-watered ranches in the area and the records kept by the present owner has shown consistently more rainfall than most nearby ranches.

In addition to the grazing permit the Temporal Headquarters is also leased from the US Forest Service which includes the pens for spring works, house, and well. The home is not used but for occasional overnight stays by help. The cost of the grazing fees is $2.11/AUM making the total cost at full capacity $8,862.

The Headquarters and much of the ranch is around 4500-foot elevation. The highest point of the ranch is near 8000 feet. Great biodiversity is prevalent throughout the ranch at all elevations. Some grasses, forbs, and shrubs included are blue grama, hairy grama, sprucetop grama, sideoats grama, black grama, curly mesquite, threeawns, vine mesquite, Texas timothy, mesquite, mountain mahogany, cliff rose, and manzanita. Trees include Black walnut, cottonwood, sycamore with oak and juniper being the most prevalent.

IMPROVEMENTS
The building compound can sleep 25 people (pillow count) and consists of the following:

Main Home
The main home is the focal point of the ranch, beautiful and well-designed, it was built in 2008 with attention to every detail. The spectacular Hacienda has 5,943 square feet livable space and over 8,000 square feet under roof. The Spanish style home fits into the location and provides a truly tranquil atmosphere. The home is complete with covered patios, upper decks, three slide-away glass walls and an outside cooking area. State-of-the-art appliances, soapstone countertops, and beautifully built cabinets in the kitchen compliment the decor. There are seven fireplaces, five that are inside and two outside. The master suite is privately located and has glass doors that exit to the outside patio. This stunning home meets the most discerning tastes.

Additional Housing
Also located at the headquarters is a completely remodeled guest house comprising of 1650 square feet, a large covered patio, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The tack room house is a remodeled 813 square feet one-bedroom and one-bath open floor plan home.

Built in 2008, and located out of site of the other housing is the 1,360 square foot manager’s house with three bedrooms and two baths.

Additional Improvements
At the headquarters is the main corrals used in the fall of the year, a hay barn, scales and arena.

The headquarters is comprised of 53 acres +/- that borders the temporal allotment that comes with the ranch. The Forest allotment is rated for 350 animal units year-round and is 21,607 acres. With good Road access to the vast majority of the ranch and every pasture makes this allotment one of the most unique in the region. Very well-watered with springs, dirt tanks, wells and pipe lines. However, the live water and dirt tanks have been sufficient for livestock for the 20 plus years of the present owners’ time there. The Hacienda Amado is one of the most well-watered ranches in the area and the records kept by the present owner has shown consistently more rainfall than most nearby ranches.

In addition to the grazing permit the Temporal Headquarters is also leased from the US Forest Service which includes the pens for spring works, house, and well. The home is not used but for occasional overnight stays by help. The cost of the grazing fees is $2.11/AUM making the total cost at full capacity $8,862.

WILDLIFE

Not to be overlooked, the wildlife on the ranch is outstanding.  Mearns’ quail, Coues deer, bear, lion and javelina and the most sought after wildlife on the ranch. Bird watchers have long visited the area for both the diversity as well as the rare birds that are prevalent.

SUMMARY

Hacienda Amado Ranch is a productive, working cattle ranch with a well-maintained and improved infrastructure, an exceptional headquarters and main home, designed to entertain a large family or group.  The quality 350 head Forest Service allotment provides ongoing income for the ranch. One will not find a ranch as well watered as the Hacienda Amado and a testament to its quality is the ownership by the Amado family who have ranched continuously in Arizona for 170 years.  The property would also be well suited for a corporate retreat or a guest ranch.

Livestock are not included in the price however, can be purchased by separate negotiation. The current herd are commercial Brangus cows from registered Brangus bulls and have been developed over the past 20 years.
 

Taxes: $17,115.52 (2021)

Fees: Forest service grazing lease was $4,633.20 for the period 3/1/2022 through 2/28/2023. There is also a special permit fee of $500.00 per year for the special permit that allows us to use the old Temporal Headquarters (land, house, Well and corrals at Temporal Canyon).