Perfect peaceful and beautiful getaway
Submitted: December 31, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
We've stayed in this house three of the last four summers and we already have our reservations for next summer. This is probably my favorite place to be. The house is just beautiful and well appointed. It has modern amenities so you can very comfortably cook and do laundry, but it still feels very remote and rustic. The house is very clean and well maintained and has satellite TV, DVD player and DVDs, a small collection of books, etc. We usually stay for three to four weeks at a time to soak up the beautiful environment and solitude. There are wonderful places to sit outside to read or contemplate and enjoy morning coffee and evening cocktails. I've slept many an hour in the hammock off the main bedroom with a book face down on my lap and a beer nearby.
There are plenty of things to do within an easy drive - my daughter and I have been white water rafting and rock climbing, and we go into Taos frequently to eat or shop or sightsee. There are great restaurants in Taos and in the Taos Ski Valley. Santa Fe is also an easy drive, as is the wonderful spa and resort Ojo Caliente, which is worth at least a day trip if not a few nights. If you've never heard of Ojo Caliente please look it up - you won't be disappointed. There are many other sights to see within an easy drive, including Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch (home and studio of Georgia O'Keefe), Bandalier National Monument, Los Alamos, old mission churches, etc. Although we like to spend many days quietly enjoying the peace and solitude of the adobe, we also enjoy day tripping around to enjoy Northern New Mexico.
There are plenty of places to buy groceries in Taos (Sid's is a great natural market) so stock up and then stay in Dixon and enjoy the impressive storms that pass through during monsoon season. I've seen more rainbows (and double rainbows!) in Dixon that I think I've seen in all the rest of my life. The landscapes are just stunning.
I can't recommend this house highly enough. My only reluctance in writing this review is that I don't want the house to get too popular for us to be our annual summer reservation. I think this is the perfect getaway for beauty, peace and solitude with plenty of options for dining, shopping, museums and entertainment when you want them. Enjoy!
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