It’s difficult to add anything to what has already been said about this property and it’s owners but I’ll try nevertheless.
There’s always a bit of trepidation whenever one rents a home based upon someone else’s thoughts and opinions but in this case, they were spot on.
Everything about the house was even better than anticipated. The location at the foot of the Sandia Mountains was a wonderful vantage point to not only view such a scenic range but also the numerous mule deer, grouse, hares, scrub jays and quail that visited the feeder everyday. For someone coming from a suburban East Coast city, this was a major treat in and of itself. While the house was built in a close relationship to others, it was done in such a way as to have you believe that you were the only people in that area. It was dead quiet at night and the stars were clear and bright. Days were invariably sunny and dry while the evenings were cool. As many others have commented already, the property is tastefully decorated with so many Southwestern artifacts that it could easily make you think of a magazine layout. Nothing was left to chance from the Jenn-Air stove to the Bosch washer / dryer to the telescope/binoculars and the quality towels, faceclothes, bed sheets and comforters. As one would hope, it was also scrubbed clean and shining.
While we had arrived during the Balloon Festival period, it was not our reason for coming. There is so much to do and see in the Albuquerque area that it seemed almost a shame to limit yourself to spending time watching the balloons ascend each morning or evening . There are many walking trails available in the immediate vicinity of the house with varying degrees of exertion that you can do a different one twice every day and still not begin to exhaust the list in a week. To get a better understanding of your location and the beauty of the mountain, I’d urge taking a ride on the Tramway located very close to the house. Keep in mind that it’s considerably cooler at the top of the mountain regardless of what time you go. Don’t go without a camera as the views are hard to imagine.
Personally, we very much enjoyed time spent seeing the petroglyphs, the volcanoes, the Rio Grande Bosque, and Santa Fe with the return trip over the Turquiose Trail through the town of Madrid where the movie “Wild Hogs” was filmed. I only wish we’d had more time to see more of what the area offered.
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