Ernest Thompson Seton began to hear the Buffalo Wind calling him west in the 1920s, especially after a major expedition that he took in 1927. After several exploratory trips, Seton settled on a 2,000 acre tract on the De Vargas Land Grant just south of Santa Fe.
Seton developed the property adding a number of buildings and structures to accommodate the summer College of Indian Wisdom session. By 1933, he built Seton Castle, his final home on one of the highest points on the property.
Seton entertained many interesting visitors at Seton Castle.