|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Full luxury in breathtaking natural beauty. Remote and private. So quiet you can hear your heart beat. At night, no city lights disturb your view of the star-studded sky.
From this 1,475 square foot Casita, you'll enjoy panoramic 360-degree views: Abiquiu Lake, miles of mesas, rolling hills, and the magnificent red cliffs surrounding the famous Ghost Ranch. To the south you'll see the 10,000-foot mountain known as El Pedernal, which Georgia O'Keefe made famous in her paintings, along with much of the near landscape.
This is a new Casita, built in 2008, and designed by a local architect in a southwestern yet modern style. It's fully furnished for comfort. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, including a Bosch gas stove with heavy gauge grills for those who really love to cook.
Check out the Master bathroom: you can choose between a slate shower or a deep soaking tub to soothe your body after an invigorating hike in the nearby Jemez Mountains. Besides the 2 bedrooms with Queen beds, there is a queen bed sofa in the Great Room with spectacular views of the lake and Ghost ranch.
Keywords: Casita in Abiquiu, New Mexico
My wife and I have been visiting Northern New Mexico for almost 30 years. The skies, the red rocks, the mesas, the food, the locals, the hiking, the skiing…. are all so inviting. Finally, we decided that it was time to buy a place, not only to use as a getaway for ourselves, but for friends and family alike. We also want to introduce others to Abiquiu and Northern NM, so we’ve decided to make this a vacation getaway for you as well. We know you’ll be enchanted by NM as we have been.
As a British family, that has now spent several long summers visiting America, we try always to stay in rental homes rather than in hotels. We were always a little unsure of what the frequently-used word 'awesome' meant, but now we know. This house, perched on a bluff, overlooking Lake Abiquiu, with panoramic views, truly inspires 'awe'! In the evenings we were treated to lightning shows on several sides of the mountains circling us; every night we gazed at the stars, it could not have been more blissful.
It is a cosy house, cleverly but perfectly designed in a circle, with very comfortable amenities. If its privacy you want, look no further, and although another reviewer suggested stocking up on food before you arrive, we travelled about most days, and found the small shop in Abiquiu on the way home had plenty to suffice. Even the mile or two of un-tarred road leading up to the house wasn't a problem for us.
The owners were incredibly helpful before we arrived, and we are so grateful for all the communication with great tips and hints. We had a marvellous horseriding trek at Ghost Ranch, and on our way back from the amazing water pools at Ojo Caliente, pulled off the
road to watch a spectacular thunder storm with the biggest hailstones we have ever seen. As the sun glints off the lake and the colourful rocks around it, the view from the house could tranfix us for hours in the evenings!
We stayed at this house as a little piece of luxury before heading to the Sangre de Christo mountains as volunteers at the Philmont Scout Camp, and as geologists we would have happily spent many more days enjoying the beautiful scenery and bountiful rocks around Abiquiu. We would love to be able to come back here again one day!
My husband and I wanted a weekend getaway to relax and remove ourselves from the stresses of work and school. Vista De Lago answered our calling by providing breathtaking views, privacy, and a beautiful residence. A lot of thought was put into the architecture of the house to maximize the view of Pedernal mountain and Abiquiu lake from its remote location. The starry nights were gorgeous and it is extremely peaceful and quiet.
The kitchen is well stocked with pantry essentials (condiments, sugar, flour, oil, tin foil, paper towels, etc) along with cookware, utensils, and dishes. We brought a cooler filled with food and used the grill every evening. The house is very clean and the bed was very comfortable. The internet connection was slow on the first evening but increased greatly by the next morning. We have AT&T for our wireless carrier and had no problems making/receiving calls at 3 bars LTE.
We also had the pleasure of meeting with Ms. McDaniel who provided us with a lot of information about the area and the history of the development surrounding Abiquiu. We plan on booking your VRBO again in the near future and have already recommended it to friends, family, and co-workers.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful vacation home with us!
The views from this home are stunning! The house itself had everything we needed and was beautiful and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and the tub was huge! The porch was breathtaking. We look forward to staying here again very soon!
My husband and I stayed at this lovely home for just a few days in the middle of winter. It was just what we needed - far from any crowd, quiet, beautiful views, great weather and lots of good hiking all around. The house is full of light and it had everything we needed- full kitchen, a fireplace, and they were willing to let our dog stay with us.
You do need a car with some clearance and you probably want to bring groceries with you if you have specific needs. There is nothing super close. That was not a bad thing for us but may be an issue if you are flying in.
Larry was super responsive and we could not have had a better experience all round. If you are looking for a beautiful, quiet, small home off the beaten path, this is a great choice. We would definitely come back if we can!
It’s a nice, clean and very well kept house in an absolutely stunning location. We were advised to bring a vehicle with high clearance which is very useful. The house is about 20 min along a gravel road on top of a little Mesa. The view is spectacular looking at the rock formations of Ghost Ranch from the porch. At night the stars were out and bright (no light sources around) and we heard the Coyotes howling.
We enjoyed hiking the area (Bandelier National Monument, Kitchen Mesa at Ghost Ranch, Rio Chama Wilderness and the Rio Vista Trail.) Most of the areas are well to do with a normal vehicle but navigating some Forest Roads down to the Rio Chama clearly needed a 4 Wheel Drive.
There is something truly enchanting about the Abiquiu area. We fell in love and ended up buying land close by. This area strips away all of your stress and leaves you with peace and something else that I just can't describe. If you need to decompress and just breathe I highly recommend visiting Abiquiu and surrounding areas. THe casita is perfect. There is nothing that was missed during this stay. All of the comforts are there. I hope to replicate this when we are ready to build. Beautiful home inside and out. Thank you both for allowing us to stay and recharge our spirit!
Ghost Ranch, Ojo Caliente Spa, Echo Canyon, Santa Fe Opera, Cumbre Toltec Railway--narrow gauge into Colorado, Plaza Blanca, Peace Desert Monastary, Abiquiu Lake
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
Quoted Rates are for up to 4 people, any combination of Adults and Kids.
Additional Guests: KIDS under 12 are $15 per night; ADULTS are $25 per night.
6.5 % state tax
One-time $85 cleaning fee
Glorious sunsets are FREE with every booking.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.