Purchased by Ted Turner in 1992, the Ladder Ranch is located in south-central New Mexico and covers an incredible 156,439 acres (245 square miles).
Ladder Ranch contains four tributaries of the Rio Grande River—the Animas, Seco, Palomas and Cuchillo streams. These streams support abundant flora, including sycamores and cottonwoods, and fauna such as Chiricahua leopard frogs and sensitive Rio Grande cutthroat trout, which will soon be further restored to the streams.
Undoubtedly, Ladder’s most distinguishing characteristics are its incredibly diverse and spectacular wildlife (bison, elk, deer, antelope, javelina, mountain lions, bears, etc.) and its magnificent mix of ecosystems, ranging from desert grasslands to pine forests in the foothills of the Black Range (Gila Mountains). It is due in large part to these defining elements that, upon launching Ted Turner Expeditions in 2015, Ladder was incorporated as one of its five initial Turner property sites. The Ladder Ranch offers one of the most exclusive and unparalleled vacations you will ever experience.
Your stay at the Ladder is truly customized to your wants and needs, with meticulous attention given to even the slightest detail. Ted’s house includes a fully-equipped kitchen for our on-site private chef service to prepare all meals exclusively to your taste, providing an exceptional dining experience. Your private house manager will be available at all times to assist with any special requests during your stay.
Ted’s house is equipped with high-speed Internet, flat screen televisions and a stocked pantry with complimentary snacks and nonalcoholic beverages.
Experience the incredible and expansive landscapes of the Ladder Ranch and nearby Armendaris Ranch with your own private Ted Turner Expeditions (TTX) guides, who are ready to assist you with all tours and activities during your stay at the Ladder. Your personal TTX guide will customize your itineraries based on your group’s desires and activity levels.