WILDERNESS LUXURY - FOURTH NIGHT HALF PRICE!

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Karen Smith

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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WILDERNESS LUXURY - FOURTH NIGHT HALF PRICE!

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1 Bedroom, Whirlpool Bath, Queen Sofa Bed, Fireplace, Heated Floors & More

If a relaxing getaway among quiet, natural beauty is what you crave, Two Ponyz Ranch has the 'food for your soul'.

Our luxurious Guest Casita is located on 40 sprawling acres, dotted with pinion and juniper. Just 75 minutes southeast of Albuquerque, Two Ponyz Ranch offers easy access to the impressive Salinas Mission Ruins, the Cibola National Forest, and the quaint town of Mountainair. The brilliant blue skies, fragrant air, and stunning 360 degree views clearly showcase the best of New Mexico.

Whether you seek a peaceful retreat, a horseback riding adventure, a stopping point during your travels, or a tranquil place to hang your hat while your new home is being constructed, Two Ponyz Ranch can accommodate you.

Guesthouse Details: This non-smoking one bedroom unit can accommodate up to four guests. The casita is decorated in an eclectic southwestern style and has such luxurious touches as a jetted tub, kiva fireplace, heated travertine floors, hand carved wood vigas and doors that add New Mexican flavor. A full kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances make the idea of staying a weekend even a month a tempting option.

Guest Book Comments: 'No place better to experience nature and escape the hectic pace of the modern world. Forethought is its secret.' Mr. & Mrs. Schwartz Chicago, Illinois

'Tip top Hop Scotch ! ! ! The horseback riding was awesome. True Mountain majesty.'

B. Edwards Reno, Nevada

'Great surroundings, beautiful accommodations, impeccable hospitality...you have it all.'

M. Mahan Scottsdale, Arizona

'Wow! What can we say that will convey the magnificent, truly special time we've enjoyed here at Two Ponyz.'

V. Cameron Burlington, Wisconsin

'You made us feel so welcome. You made our Honeymoon very special. We won't ever forget it.'

Mr. & Mrs. Morris Rio Rancho, New Mexico

'The peace & quiet, magnificent vistas, horses, birds, dog...all a treat!

Debbie and KT Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Karen Smith

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Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Wilderness Luxury - Fourth Night Half Price!
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
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Mountainair New Mexico
5

Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Two Ponyz Ranch. The casita is very well-equipped and beautifully designed and decorated. We loved the private setting, the ability to hike right from the casita, watching the horses, and playing with the dogs. We spent the first afternoon exploring some of the two-track roads/trails in the adjoining Cibola National Forest. The next day we walked to the interesting ruins at Abo, part of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. (This is a six-mile round trip with no shade, so might be less enjoyable in the summer.) We visited the other two ruins (Quarai and Gran Quivera) by car on the way to/from Two Ponyz and also recommend them. Karen was very helpful in providing information on things we might like to do in the area.

We had fun poking around the old-fashioned hardware store on the main street in Mountainair, as well as the Cibola Art Gallery. We also enjoyed our lunch at the Alpine Alley on the north edge of town. We were glad we picked up groceries before arriving, because once we got to Two Ponyz we didn’t move the car again until we left due to how much we enjoyed just relaxing at the casita and exploring the area on foot. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals, including basic condiments. We are used to driving on gravel roads and had no problems getting to the casita based on the detailed directions Karen sent us. She was an attentive host and available if needed, but also respected our privacy. We are very happy to have found the Two Ponyz and hope to come back someday.
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to read that you both had such an enjoyable stay. I've noticed that more guests are taking advantage of the easy access to hike to the mission ruins in Abo and the adjacent Cibola National Forest. And although Mountainair is a small town, it does offer some interesting places to visit. The Cibola Art Gallery is chuck-full of reasonably priced art created by local artisans. Meds and More, our local pharmacy has a soda fountain, something that is a rare find indeed. And the three restaurants in town each have their own features; the Shaffer restaurant is located in a historic building, the Alpine Cafe has an open-kitchen setting and an espresso machine, and Ancient Cities Cafe is a local favorite where ranchers can be seen having breakfast any day of the week. I can understand why once arriving at Two Ponyz Ranch you "didn't move the car" however because we are centrally located, guests staying longer have a wonderful variety of options for day trips. Looking forward to your return visit. Thank you!
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Mountainair New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
5

Peaceful Bliss and Respect to the Earth

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Spent Thanksgiving at the Casita, and it was pure bliss. To the point we might make it a yearly ritual... To the point we didn't leave at all for 2 days and stayed in our Pajamas. The snow helped that excuse out, way more snow than normal for this time of year. The owners had the road plowed for us, good thing or we really would not have gotten in. We are locals so were shocked at the amount of snow. The Casita itself is luxury in the middle of wilderness, it was so perfect we could have easily stayed and just moved in. Large, roomy, open, lofty. The heated floors are heaven, the fireplace even more so. Perfect fully kitchen, and a dishwasher, great for a quiet Thanksgiving. The Horses are fun to have right out your door, as are the numerous bluebirds, and the very gracious pups. Oops almost forgot the great hosts, instant friends!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Mountainair New Mexico
Douglas, MI
5

So happy to return!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
A return visit to a favorite get-away! So many things to love here: Exceptional accommodation, caring hosts, wonderful views, and lovely peace and quiet. We stayed for a week this time and it was just what we needed. There are so many great places to hike: The Salinas Monument ruins, the Cibola National Forest and Manzano Mountain, plus, this is a really great area for mountain biking. We also had an excellent day at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge where we saw thousands of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese, as well as many other species of birds - amazing! At the end of each day, we came back to this cozy, luxurious casita and enjoyed the kiva fireplace, and the peace of the grazing horses right outside. We ate at Alpine Alley and cannot recommend this café enough for consistently great food and friendly atmosphere. Breakfast there every morning was such a treat - best coffee ever! We also enjoyed some great burgers at the unusual Shaffer Hotel. There is a lot of wonderful art in Mountainair, and I'm becoming a believer about the "good energy" here. I swear you can feel it. Karen and Adam were, once again, the perfect hosts, there to help when needed, but never intrusive. We truly felt we were away from it all, in a place where we could reconnect with nature, and history. Two Ponyz will always be a special place to us, and we hope to "disappear" here again!
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your endearing compliments and observations. It fills my heart with joy when guests are able to truly relax, reconnect with the natural beauty of this special place, and experience the wondrous enchantment New Mexico has to offer.
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Mountainair New Mexico
Durham, NC
5

A lovely retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed my three-night mini retreat at Two Ponyz Ranch. The casita was more than comfortable -- it was luxurious -- and exactly as pictured and described. The setting is beautiful. I particularly enjoyed early morning sun on the mountains, with the two ponies grazing in the foreground. The silence and nighttime darkness were also wonderful. I liked touring the ruins at Qurai and Abo on the day I left. I think Karen gets it just right in balancing her availability and hospitable welcome, with giving guests the space to do what they came there to do. I also really appreciate her dog-friendly policy.

The ranch and casita are several (6?) miles down a dirt road. In dry October, I did it in a minivan in about 30 minutes. I did my grocery shopping and loaded up the cooler in Santa Fe before driving down the Turquoise Trail and another section of byway to get there, so didn't venture out in the car again until departure day. I'm more of a walker than hiker, and there were nice opportunities to walk short distances and still see amazing new views.

Two things I would mention to others so as not to be surprised: One is that in the space and silence, the sound of trains traveling on tracks paralleling Route 60 carries. I found it far enough away to be charming rather than bothersome. The only thing that was bothersome for my North Carolina tender-footed dog was thorns, which were dry and plentiful here and throughout the region this time of year. I had picked up a pair of rubber-soled shoes for her in Santa Fe, but didn't teach her to wear them until we were at the casita. I could have managed that better had I planned better.

But it was manageable, and we both had a positive experience -- 5 stars.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your detailed review. It's so great that guests have the opportunity to just stay put, relax, restore, and enjoy this incredible natural setting. Or, since Two Ponyz Ranch is located in the heart of New Mexico, they can travel out for day trips to interesting and historical places. As for hiking, being adjacent to the Cibola National Forest, the hiking is endless. And I do always suggest guests get their groceries before arriving (so I'm glad you took my tip to heart) because sometimes, once you're here, you just want to kick back and enjoy the mountain and mesa views and the clear crisp evenings. Hope to see you again.
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Mountainair New Mexico
Lancaster Pennsylvania
5

What a view!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Our stay was even better than we had hoped for! The hostess was very kind and helpful. The casita was beautiful, clean and perfect in all ways. The views from the ranch were breathtaking. We hope to visit again. It was located in a interesting part of NM and near the Salinas Pueblo Ruins that we wanted to visit. Everyone would have to love such a wonderful place.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Sunport International Airport, Albuquerque
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Belen Rail Runner Train
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 60 & 47
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Highway 60 in Mountainair
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Highway 60 and Highway 55 in Mountainair
Car: not necessary

Two Ponyz Ranch is walking distance from the Salinas Pueblo National Monument at Abo' and is within a short drive of the Quarai and Gran Quivira Pueblo Mission Ruins. The Ranch is also adjacent to the Cibola National Forest which is filled with endless hiking and riding trails. Mountainair is just ten miles east of Two Ponyz where you will find antiques, cafes, art galleries, a grocery store, post office, soda fountain, drugstore and the National Monument Visitors Center.

Other Activities: Star Gazing, Nature Photography, Writing, Meditation,

Hiking, Horseback Riding, Birdwatching, and Several Ancient Ruins. Beautiful Sunrises, Sunsets and Monsoon Rainbows.

Railrunner Train from Belen to Albuerque and Santa Fe.

Ski: Cross-Country Skiing in the Cibola National Forest and along the Salt Mission Scenic Byway within minutes of Two Ponyz Ranch

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Availability & Rates

Mountainair Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
HIGH SEASON
Apr 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$145
$850
$3,000
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$125
$800
$2,500
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Gratuity 5% $20.00 + Tax
Pre-approved dogs $75.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $75.00 + Tax
Deposit Required
48 Hours Advance Confirmation of Reservation
Tax Rate 7.69%
Notes 5% Cleaning Gratuity
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Amenities

Mountainair Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Backpack
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Grinder
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Bathroom has heated stone floors, jetted tub and separate vanity sink, complete with luxury bath and hair care products
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Other - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , in Living Room
  • Bedroom has private patio with furniture. Second sleeping accommodation is a queen size sofa bed located in the living room. Living Room also has a patio with gas grill, grilling tools and outdoor dinnerware.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • caves
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hot air ballooning
  • rock climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
We have a new four stall horse barn with 12X12 stalls that each have 50' runs and shade awnings. The barn also has an insulated ceiling with skylights. Daily stall cleaning and customized care. Choice hay is also available. Trail Riding with an experienced guide available with advance reservations. Well-behaved, house-trained dogs welcome with advance notice and pet fee.

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