A MORE PERFECT SETTING AND LOCATION SIMPLY DOES NOT EXIST IN ALL OF SANTA FE. THIS IS THE REAL DEAL. THE SANTA FE ARCHETYPE SO OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED. A ONE-OF-A-KIND, GENUINE, HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT SANTA FE ORIGINAL!
Just how does one begin to tell a centuries-old story... of color, dust, intrigue, cowboy bar fights, wagon wheels creaking, church bells pleading, beguiling scents, seductive stories and passionate adventures?
Without saying, there are a million such secrets and tales from beckoning ghosts on this particular street – the oldest in America and certainly among the most exciting and compelling – which repeatedly stands out above all other calles and boulevards from lesser travels across the globe. This is Canyon Road – the heart and soul of Santa Fe!
As you pass the famous restaurant Geronimo, swing by El Farol (the oldest bar in town)and stroll by the final art gallery and the fantastic tea/coffee house across the street, the road narrows and a long wall with an inviting arch way emerges among tumbling lilacs and rose blossoms. Welcome to 906 Canyon Road...
If these two-foot-thick adobe walls could talk, they’d read like the pages of a Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel. Over one hundred and fifty years of celebration, inspiration, cultural diversity, creativity and imagination have lovingly transformed this historic adobe compound into an enchanting residence of unequaled style, beauty and character.
THE MAIN HOUSE...
Awarded “Santa Fe’s Best Remodel in the Historic District” in 1995. Passing through the main house’s inviting, rose-draped archway and entering the front door is like stepping back in time. A century-and-a-half of perfectly-preserved architectural wonder!
Rumor has it that back when it was cool to carry a side arm, this magical residence was a brothel, bar and dance hall. Whether this is or not is still somewhat of a mystery, but when you first walk into this magnificent 2,400 square-foot, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home's elegant, expansive living room, you might just be suddenly be overcome with an urge to kick up your heels and start two stepping with the nearest senor or senorita! Gorgeous original brick floors with a patina that looks like fine leather. Unusually high ceilings with magnificent vigas and a tremendous centrally-located fireplace! When the party really gets caliente, you can take it out into the splendid courtyard, beautifully landscaped gardens and covered "cantina" on the west side of the living room.
The amazing, thoughtfully-designed chef’s eat-in kitchen has enough bells and whistles to start a five star restaurant. Pine plank floors, cozy kiva fireplace old-world cabinets, granite island, amply pantry and adjacent guest bath.
Located on the opposite end of the house, the intimate, roomy, romantic master bedroom and bath is the perfect sanctuary and retreat. Wonderful, custom painted , built-in closets and cupboards, a terrific kiva fireplace, original pine plank floors and high ceilings with beautiful vigas. The master bath is a romantic, spacious, oasis of comfort. There are double pedestal sinks, a classic claw foot tub and separate slate-lined shower. Connected by saloon doors is a separate European “water closet” with bidet and custom laundry facilities/cabinetry.
Located just off the kitchen, the inviting guest bedroom and bath will make your guests feel totally at home, but they’ll also get the privacy and space to escape into their own little world. Brick floors, a walk-in closet, vigas and a cozy 3/4 bathroom.
The main house sleeps up to 4 adults in beds (one queen bed in the master and twin beds in the guest bedroom) and up to six if you include the pull-out couch.
There is a beautiful detached studio on the property that has a queen bed and 3/4 bath and comfortably sleeps 2 adults. This can be rented at an additional minimal per night cost.
If this rental doesn't suit your needs, check out our Santa Fe VRBO rental #74169 right next door.
Short term license #11-00104864/11-00101936
Keywords: Historic Residential Compound