The Zorro Ranch, located around 35 miles from Sante Fe, was first put up for sale in July by the Neil Lyon Group at Sotheby’s.
But half a year later, the estate is still up for sale after it emerged the late pedophile and financier allegedly used the property, where he reportedly trafficked girls, as a playground for his VIP guests.
The property features a 30,000-square-foot house and includes a private grass air strip which is 4,400 feet long for easy access in and out of the secluded area. A hangar and helipad are also available and the airstrip could be expanded.
It comes as the sex trafficking trial of Epstein’s partner Ghislaine Maxwell is underway.
Maxwell, 59, is accused of grooming young girls and sex trafficking them to be ‘served up’ to be assaulted by her powerful boyfriend Epstein.
Last week, Maxwell’s accuser under the pseudonym Jane said she traveled to Epstein’s homes about ten times in New York and New Mexico on Epstein’s private plane and described the décor.
Federal prosecutors believe the private plane was used by Epstein to shuttle young sex trafficking victims between his sprawling homes in New York, New Mexico, Paris, the US Virgin Islands and Palm Beach.
Epstein bought the New Mexico property as well as private and leased federal lands in 1993 from Gary King, New Mexico’s attorney general at the time.
Zorro Ranch, one of the properties of financier Jeffrey Epstein, is seen in an aerial view near Stanley, New Mexico
Zorro Ranch, approximately 35 miles from Sante Fe, comes equipped with a 30,000-square-foot house
Following the allegations against Epstein resurfacing in 2019 concerning his abuse of underage girls, the state land commissioner ceased the deal with him.
The three-level main house was designed by Alberto Pinto and includes a gym, a large indoor pool, a library and a living room, according to Sotheby’s.
Epstein was reportedly interested in turning the ranch into human breeding farm to ‘seed the human race.’
An anonymous contractor also previously claimed that Epstein entertained Bill Clinton in the ranch years ago.
Looking out the windows, a resident may be able to see the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Cerro Pelon and the Galisteo Basin.
The ranch is made from a mix of private lands and federally-leased lands, with 7,575 deeded acres and 423 acres of Bureau of Land Management-leased land.
There’s also a small village within the ranch – ‘Ranch Central’ – which consists of small homes, studio casitas and garages.
Other amenities include a greenhouse, a firehouse, a barn that can be used for heavy equipment, a seven-bay heated garage, a lodge, a log cabin, a yurt and an additional guesthouse.
The three-level main house was designed by Alberto Pinto and includes a gym, a large indoor pool, a library and a living room
There are also equestrian facilities, which include an eight-stall barn with a tack room, an arena for equestrian activities and an exterior-gated horse run
The ranch is made from a mix of private lands and federally-leased lands, with 7,575 deeded acres and 423 acres of Bureau of Land Management-leased land
There are also equestrian facilities, which include an eight-stall barn with a tack room, an arena for equestrian activities and an exterior-gated horse run.
Epstein’s estate is planning on using proceeds from the sale ‘as necessary to compensate claimants, tax authorities, and creditors.’ according to Sotheby’s International Realty.
Epstein purchased the property in 1993.
The dead financier used the 10,000-acre Zorro Ranch as a playground for his VIP guests, who he brought to the secluded estate a few times a year, entertaining his entourage of 30 with four-wheelers and rumored illicit activities.
An anonymous contractor, who worked at the ranch until 2006, revealed in an interview with Albuquerque radio station owner Eddy Aragon that it was just a normal working ranch, with only a few staff and little security – until Epstein and his friends arrived in town, usually twice a year.
He also claims there was a photo on show at the main house of Epstein with Bill Clinton surrounded by topless under-aged girls.
‘It’s a huge home, when you approach it, it looks like a resort hotel, way up on the hill, you can barely see it from the town down below, and there’s a long loop road up there and he’s got a small airport,’ he says.
Pictured: The master bedroom of Jeffrey Epstein’s mysterious New Mexico ranch
Pictured: The master suite of Jeffrey Epstein’s mysterious New Mexico ranch
This massive chandelier is one of the many furnishings that once belonged in Jeffrey Epstein’s ranch
‘It’s reasonably secure, some cameras, six or seven people [working there]. There was a ranch manager, a couple, who did the business operations. They were from New Zealand, husband and wife, [and] handled the management of the ranch. They were living at the front, not at the ranch. No one lived in the Epstein home apart Jeffrey and his entourage.
‘I think he brought more staff when he had his entourage, he’d come a couple of times a year and come with an entourage of 30 people or so. They would party there, pull out all the toys, the four-wheelers, all that sort of stuff.
‘I had seen things in the house, on the computers, which made me evaluate whether I should be working for him or not. There was numerous photographs in frames, in his library, his office, on the walls, of young underage girls topless and him and various other powerful people.
Two different angles of the library in Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico ranch
‘Celebrities, entertainment people, political people, Bill Clinton, he wasn’t shy about having those in the house… I have seen a picture of him and Bill Clinton smoking cigars on pool lounge chairs with underage topless girls.
‘He had weird lamps and sculptures of a sexual nature, couples engaged in [sex].
When asked about the giant shower area in the master bedroom, the contractor responds: ‘That was a party shower, everybody getting in. It’s a big shower. It’s amazing.’
On security, he discloses: ‘There were a lot of photographs being taken, they were all over [the ranch]. I noticed in the closets there were video distribution systems, which I initially assumed to be for entertainment, but now I’m not so sure. [They] may have hidden cameras in some of the rooms, that type of thing.’
He also claims that the estate is called Zorro Ranch in honor of the cartoon masked vigilante, saying: ‘The Zorro thing was a fetish thing for Zorro the character.’
Epstein was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges when he died by suicide in 2019.
Since then, his estate has been using real estate sales to fund the Epstein Victims’ Compensation Program, which was created in June 2020.
Earlier this year, Epstein’s estate sold his townhouse in Manhattan for $51 million, while his home in Palm Beach was sold for $18.5 million.
Daniel Weiner, an attorney for the estate, says the compensation program has been funded with over $140 million so far, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts has said she was taken to the ranch as an underage sex slave, sharing photos of herself on the property taken when she was about 17.
On February 22, 1993, Epstein’s shell company the Zorro Trust completed a purchase of lands owned by members of the King family, a powerful New Mexico agricultural and political dynasty that included then-Governor Bruce King.
Zorro’s deal included rights to the Kings’ leases on public lands, a total of 1,159 acres rented for $872.22 a year. The entire ranch, including privately held land, totaled nearly 8,000 acres.
According to county records, Epstein began constructing a stable, detached garages, and homes in 1994, and began building his mansion in 1999. Including porches and patios, the mansion came to 57,420 square feet.
In addition to Virginia Roberts, Epstein accuser Maria Farmer said he and his then-assistant Ghislaine Maxwell abused her underage sister on Zorro Ranch.