A gem of a place--if breathtaking views and all the amenities of home are your goals
Submitted: September 2, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
What can be added to the previous glowing reviews of this wonderful vacation place! After leaving the crowds and noise of the city, this was the perfect place to end our anniversary getaway. If you are looking for perfect solitude, sweeping vistas of mesas, distant mountain ranges, blue-green lakes, and nothing but the relaxing sounds of the breezes passing by, an occasional bird, and (during this time of year) the rumble of distant thunder in the afternoons, this is the place! We would have simply stayed here quite a bit longer but there were others coming after us of course...
The owners of Vista de Lago were very helpful in providing us with a list of places to visit in the area, but after arriving here, we simply decided to make this our home for 3 days and take full advantage of everything it had to offer.
There is a nice flat screen TV and Blu-Ray player, but why would one want to use any of these? Just look out the windows! The views are breathtaking, and each time of day, from dawn, through noon and evening time, presents an entirely different mood. There is really no reason to go anywhere else, if magnificent scenery, beautiful skies, ultra comfort and solitude is what you are seeking.
If side trips are a must, I would suggest hiking over at Chost Ranch (which you can see nestled in the pink and red cliffs due north from Vista), as well as a tour through their nice museums, and a walk around the labyrinth. The 2 hour hike to the top of the Chimney Rock trail is worth the view and the workout--plan for early morning or later afternoon if it is hot. And of course the Abiquiu Inn for lunch, dinner, or just a refreshing glass of rosemary lemonade!
Thanks to Larry and Laurie for sharing their beautiful site...we hope to return next year.
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words...we'd be happy to have you return anytime.
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