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  • Burnt Well Guest Hacienda
  • Pool Table and great room
  • Great room, rock fireplace
  • Rodeo room, king and bunkbed
  • Indian room, queen & 2 bunkbeds
  • Horse trough bathroom
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Burnt Well Guest Ranch

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399 Chesser Road
Roswell, New Mexico 88203
+1 866-729-0974
+1 575-347-2668
$239 - $301 ?
Check In/Out:
4:00 p.m. / 11:00 a.m.
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Burnt Well Guest Ranch

Burnt Well Guest Ranch is located in warm, sunny, southeastern New Mexico.  Guests have said "This is John Wayne country!"  "I can't believe how far you can see sometimes 50-60 miles!!"  "I feel like I'm just visiting family, I feel so at home and welcome here!"  "I was actually a valid part of the work at hand!"  "It is so-o-o peaceful and relaxing here, my hectic life seems a world away!"

We've been asked, "What does a normal day at Burnt Well look like?"  We tell them, "The only thing normal at Burnt Well is the setting on the washing machine!"  We don't have set schedules.  Flexibility is the word here, and YOU are the focus of our attention while you are at Burnt Well?  The only exception would be if there are water problems (windmill, pipeline, etc.) or any other urgent ranch business that may come up, since we are a working ranch first, with no staff.  We're it unless you're here and then WE'RE (including you) it!  

The elevation at Burnt Well is 4200 feet.  We are located in the foothills of the Sacramento mountains with some cholla cactus and limestone rock.  Burnt Well is located on Chesser Ranch which is 15,000 acres.  Chesser Ranch has been a working cattle and sheep ranch since 1950.  We have four wells, two of which are pumped by windmills.  The wells range from 450 to 750 feet deep.  There are about 50 miles of fence and approximately 10 miles of water pipeline.  

We use mainly Quarter Horses.  Our remuda is not what you would think of as a regular dude string.  Our horses are ranch horses that Kim, or local day help, could do a job on as well as put our guests on.  We have a wide range of horses to accommodate various riding levels.  There is no nose to tail riding at Burnt Well.  Our riding is in open pasture unless you opt for a mountain trail ride for your day trip, with a 6 day package.  

Our cattle are Angus cross with the bulls being pure Angus with some Brangus Plus bulls.  The small sheep herd that we have are Ramboulett cross.  We eat and serve our own natural beef and lamb.

We're a simple ranch with simple pleasures such as; good food, good conversation, lots of storytelling and laughter, campfires and a night sky full of stars.  You may be able to coax Patricia to pull out her fiddle and play a few old cowboy tunes or some sweet fiddle melodies.  She may even be able to lure some musician friends out from town for a music night around that campfire under the canopy of twinkling stars.

Come to Burnt Well, get dirty and have some fun, then kick your boots off and relax a spell!!  We'll fill your tummy with good country food, fill your days with fun and adventure, fill the air with lots of conversation & laughter and fill your mind with unforgettable memories!


Member of:
DRA - Dude Rancher's Association
WRCA - Working Ranch Cowboy's Association
AQHA - American Quarter Horse Association

Ranch Dining

Burnt Well will expose you to our local Mexican food (tell us if you like it hot!) and lots of "Cowboy" cuisine, such as brisket, chicken fried steak, grilled steak and/or lamb chops and plenty of other hearty country cooking. Patricia prepares your meals/deserts from scratch and we eat together family style in the main ranch house or outside around the campfire.  The meat served at Burnt Well is Chessers own natural beef and lamb.  There's always PLENTY!! If you leave hungry it's your fault!

Ranch Activities

The main activity at Burnt Well is riding.  We can ride as little or as long as you like.  Other options could include: all types of cattle work, roping and/or roping lessons, riding lessons are always available if you're unsure of your riding, evening campfires and campfire meals.  Overnight campouts are available at an additional charge.  Certain cattle work is seasonal, call to find out specifics if that is of interest to you.  We are here to serve you, let us know what you want to experience

Ranch Lodging

Our guest hacienda has two private rooms, the INDIAN room sleeps a family of 6 and the RODEO room sleeps a family of 4, each has a private bath. The GREAT room has a native rock fireplace, pool table, kitchenette and ample room for games, reading or relaxing, plus a WASH HOUSE for your laundry needs, the MERCANTILE with Burnt Well & New Mexico gifts/souvenirs and THE PRIVY, a full bath complete with a horse trough shower! The porch has lots of seating and a hot tub for those saddle sore muscles!  


  • Billiards
  • Bird Watching
  • Cattle work
  • Hiking
  • National Park Trips
  • Overnight camping - Pack Trips
  • Roping
  • Shooting Sports
  • Wild life Viewing


  • 8-20

Dates Open

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December


  • Ranch/Western

Length of Stay

  • 3 Nights
  • 4 Nights
  • 5 Nights
  • 6 Nights

Lodging and Amenities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Hot tub
  • Lodge rooms
  • Natural water swimming

Ranch Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages are permitted
  • Can bring your own horse
  • Credit Card accepted
  • Horse Safety Program
  • Works With Travel Trade

Ranch suitable for

  • Adults only
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Reunions / Family Reunions
  • Singles


  • Minimum age for riding on the trail - 4
  • Minimum age for riding on the trail - 5
  • Minimum age for riding on the trail - 6
  • Minimum age for riding on the trail - 7
  • Minimum age for riding on the trail - 8
  • Beginner rides
  • Advanced rides
  • Intermediate rides
  • Family rides
  • All day ride
  • Half day rides
  • Fast rides
  • Group lessons
  • Private lessons
  • Team penning
  • Winter riding

Specialty Events/Weeks

  • Adult Only Weeks
  • Cattle Drive

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are non refundable but can be applied to a stay within a year provided the cancellation exceeds 30 days of your arrival date. Cancellations received less than 30 days of your arrival date will forfeit the deposit, or the future use of the deposit, due to inability to refill your spot.

Contact Burnt Well Guest Ranch

+1 866-729-0974
+1 575-347-2668

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