New 'Chesser Casita Retreat'

Check out the 'casita' page for info on our new vacation rental. It turned out really cute.

Awesome Rain

We had such a beautiful, slow soaking rain yesterday. Couldn’t stay in the house afterwards, but had to get out on the 4 wheeler and see how much it had rained around. Everywhere from 2-3.4 inches and the creeks were running! It is awesome!…

View from Carlsbad Caverns

The beautiful vista from the parking lot of Carlsbad Caverns, even on a windy, hazy day. We took Steven, Isabelle (from Quebec) and Mary (from Chicago) there as a day trip and also to escape the high winds forecasted for Monday.
We hope all mothers had a happy Mother’s Day! Here are the results of a couple of young mothers living here at Burnt Well. Biscuit, a full Border Collie, is the mother and Gravy, a registered Corgi, is the dad. We call them ‘Borgies”.…

American Cowboy article

There is a paragraph about Burnt Well Guest Ranch in the American Cowboy June/July issue in “The Best Ranch Vacations of the West” article. It reads: Why go: In the few short years since opening in 2003, the Chesser family has built an intensely…
Well, I got caught in another whirlwind and over two weeks have gone by! We had a great group for the cattle drive!! Great sports in spite of some very unfavorable circumstances out of our control! We took the puppies along, their 4 weeks old…

Blooming Yucca's

The Spanish Daggers (Yucca’s) are blooming everywhere! They’re so beautiful! Here’s a shot of some of the ones near the bunkhouse. You can see Gravy in the foreground sniffing out something? Oh, by the way, our Border Collie, Biscuit,…

A Crazy Few Weeks!

Where did the time go! Lots going on! Since I last wrote, Patricia’s mom lost her husband to a very quick battle with Lymphoma. Our sympathies go out to her! The same week Tim Ballard (Kim’s ‘cattle drive’ right hand man and Tye’s…

Spring Break guests

We just completed two weeks of two amazing and delightful families each of those weeks. Thank you to the Mathison’s and Boyce’s for sharing your sweet, healthy families with us! You make what we do here at Burnt Well Guest Ranch feel FAR…