Peace at Pueblo Encantado
Submitted: July 14, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
We arrived after a very long drive to find a beautiful, art-filled home away from home at Pueblo Encantado unit 219. The condo is equipped with everything you could possibly need, and then some (except a large pot for boiling pasta would be nice - just a suggestion). I'm guessing Rich and Joan are art lovers, because every wall and surface boasts gorgeous regional art, including a beautiful display of kachinas over the master bedroom fireplace. The beds were blissfully comfortable, everything was clean and tidy, and the information provided to travellers was plentiful.
As for location, if you are looking for peace and quiet, you won't find a better place for it. The condos are about a five- to 10-minute drive into Santa Fe, and from our unit you could hardly even tell that civilization was anywhere nearby. Rolling hills dotted with sagebrush sweep as far as the eye can see to the east and north, and bump right up against the dining room window, too. We heard coyotes howling early one morning, saw deer, hummingbirds and cottontail rabbits near our place too.
The only thing I would note is if you like to be in a walkable location, this isn't the place for you. You will have to get in the car every time you want to go out for dinner, get groceries, see the sights, go shopping. Also, there's no fitness facility for working out - so if you need your daily workouts, be prepared to run on the narrow, windy road nearby. You are quite isolated here.
One more thing to note - the pool is wonderful. We had it to ourselves every time we went, which was daily. It is very well maintained and clean, and the temperature is perfect on a hot summer day.
We had no complaints at all about the help we received from our hosts. Thanks for providing a beautiful place to get away from it all.
Sasha, Bob and Zander
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind and well-written words. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We've put a pasta pot on our shopping list.
Rich and Joan
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