Submitted: August 13, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
Two friends and I rented the cabin for a girls-only week in July. We liked the idea of getting away from computers and TV for a week, but didn't want to be too isolated or forego all modern conveniences. This cabin really fit the bill. It is cozy and comfortable, with just the right amount of rustic. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom had a good shower with plenty of hot water and water pressure. The kitchen was perfectly adequate for the amount of cooking we wanted to do and it had a decent-sized fridge. We spent most of our time outside on the deck or flagstone patio. Someone brought a small hummingbird feeder and in no time there was a constant stream of hummers at our doorstep. The stars at night were unbelievable.
The cabin's location was also perfect. Secluded in its own private pine forest, it was great for relaxing, but when we wanted more to do there were plenty of varied activities nearby. The Pueblo ruins at the nearby Pecos National Park were fascinating and several different guided tours are offered (check their website). We made advance reservations for a tour of the Forked Lightning Ranch House, which was once owned by Greer Garson and her husband and is now part of the Park. The scenery on the road up to Cowles is gorgeous and there are numerous places to hike and fish along it. Santa Fe was only 30 minutes or so away and in addition to the usual shopping, gallery exploring and dining there, we really enjoyed the Saturday morning Farmers' Market. We did another day trip to Las Vegas (New Mexico), which has interesting history,
architecture and a beautifully restored historic hotel, the Plaza.
All in all, the cabin provided the perfect spot for a fun, relaxing getaway that we'll long remember.
The rental logistics were extremely easy. The owner, Laurenn, always replied to email inquires very promptly and coordinating with the manager, Amanda, for check-in was simple. Amanda also called a couple of days into our stay to make sure everything was OK and see if we had any questions.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very thoughtful review. You give visitors very valuable information about things to do in area. I am glad that you enjoyed, not only the cabin, but also the area around the cabin. This is why I bought the cabin and I love sharing it.
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