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Burnt Well Guest Ranch

399 Chesser Rd, Roswell, NM 88203-0600
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#2 of 6 Specialty lodging in Roswell
Burnt Well, a working cattle and sheep ranch, take a few guests on the side to supplement their ranching income. Guest capacity is small enabling us to tailor your stay to your wishes, whether you are an avid rider who wants to participate in actual ranch work, you are a beginner and just want to work on your riding skills, or anything in-between. When you're here, "YOU" are the focus!
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399 Chesser Rd, Roswell, NM 88203-0600
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mabsea wrote a review Dec 2019
Seattle, Washington5 contributions
My husband and I had a great time at Burntwell, riding horses and rounding up cows for preg testing. The accommodations were comfortable and the food was great! We enjoyed it so much we made reservations to go back in May for castrating and branding calves.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
70sNorthernMonkey wrote a review Oct 2019
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Where to start - if you're looking for a resort Western experience then this is not for you... if you're looking for the a true cattle drive then book with the Burnt Well Ranch. As a family ranch, you will be welcomed into Kim and Patricia's home with open arms and shown some true Western hospitality. The Cattle drive itself is not a typical trail ride as it involves long days in the saddle (7-8 hrs typically) but if you want to be driving cattle across the New Mexico plains then this is the one for you. Don't worry if you aren't an accomplished rider (I hadn't ridden for 40yrs) as Kim will have the right horse for you. You'll certainly be ready for the home cooking on open fire back at camp, meeting new friends around the camp fire (and discussing the right way to hold your fork.... you know who you are Cody 😂) and the bed rolls will keep you snug as a bug at night. All in all one of the most memorable experiences we have had.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Kim C, Owner at Burnt Well Guest Ranch
Responded Oct 17, 2019
Wow, thanks Phil! Y’all were a joy to have!! Cheers!
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MillieG2705 wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
If you've ever dreamed of being part of a cattle drive, Burnt Well Ranch can make that dream come true. The Chesser family offers all the ingredients needed for a great adventure: great horses with hours of riding daily, camping every night on the trail, great food, and of course cattle to drive. The ranch is comfortable with excellent food and friendly people. The camp has teepee style tents, cowboy bedrolls, Dutch oven cooking, daily campfires and clear beautiful skies. The horses are well trained and cared for. This is not a dude ranch resort or hotel, but a real working ranch. This is the place to get dirty being a real cowboy/cowgirl, working side by side with cowboys who know what they're doing. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and learned so much. The fiddle music around the campfire was icing on the cake! Southwestern hospitality at its best!
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Date of stay: October 2019
gjuleff wrote a review Mar 2019
Hopewell, New Jersey7 contributions
My 11 year old daughter and I made our second visit to Burning Well this year because we enjoyed it so much last year and because the week spent there had been so good for Izzy's riding skills and confidence. It was the same again this year - she was able to do so much more than in the more restricted atmosphere of the riding school here. She had a blast again and loved every minute of her stay - as well as the great food! She came away another step up in riding ability. And I really enjoyed myself too!
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
thebricktable wrote a review Dec 2018
New Jersey12 contributions2 helpful votes
Burnt Well is not your typical vacation. It is an unparalleled opportunity to live on a working cattle ranch and be part of a team. I have always wanted to stay on a ranch. I never knew I would get the chance to do so much more than ride! And yes, ride you will. It's the best way to get around the endless acres that are the ranch. I rode 4 different horses. If you want to ride a lot, this is the place to do it. I'm glad I heeded another reviewer's advice to wear padded bike shorts. I couldn't believe I had the opportunity to vaccinate calves on multiple occasions. It's all hands on deck here. You are essentially taking on the role of rancher's apprentice--something I did not expect. It is a working vacation. It had been years since I'd been on a horse and through the grace of God and Kim's patience I was able to keep up and help herd cattle. Patricia's hearty meals are second to none. I was pleasantly surprised to have hot dessert for lunch AND dinner. Also, if you're vegetarian/vegan/lactose-free, you will be accommodated. Patricia had So Delicious brand whipped cream, almond milk and Ben & Jerry's nondairy ice cream on hand as per my request. You won't meet a kinder couple than Patricia and Kim. There were days I was saddle sore, but it was well worth it. Waking up every morning to the thundering sounds of a herd of horses is so far from my New York City reality. I actually wanted to wake up early. Every day was new. One day it was raining and Kim suggested we head to Carlsbad Cavern. That was my first time exploring a cave and it took my breath away. The lodging was comfortable and homey. There wasn't one overlooked detail. Once inside the bunkhouse, you are encapsulated in a rustic dream complete with exposed wood beams and a fireplace in the common area. My king-sized bed was cozy and much welcomed after a long day riding. There is even a well appointed gift shop where I was fortunate to snag some sterling silver horseshoe stud earrings. I came here solo and appreciated the intimacy of the ranch. Kim and Patricia truly adhere to their motto of not running a lot of people through their place. Burnt Well is a home away from home. P.S. Fans of the Canadian TV show Heartland...this is your place.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
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Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Yes, Burnt Well Guest Ranch offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.