This grand hacienda is on a very private 3-acre estate located at the end of the road along the Rio Grande Bosque Nature Preserve in the village of Corrales. Situated amidst the ancient Cottonwood trees in a park like setting, the property is close to the shops and restaurants in the charming, historic village of Corrales. Outside the gate you can walk or bike for miles along the spring fed irrigation ditch paths with majestic views of the Sandia Mountains, or wind through the cottonwood forest of the Bosque to the banks of the Rio Grande. Located along a western migration route for water birds, the Rio Grande valley seasonally fills with cranes, herons, and countless flocks of ducks and geese. During the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta you will see dozens of colorful balloons drifting by overhead, often flying low enough for you to say hello to the pilots. Built with double thick adobe walls, this 5800 square foot home has all of the charm characteristic of southwestern adobe architecture, with carved posts, peeled viga ceilings, brick floors, curved walls and arched doorways. The house has 3 separate living areas for privacy and for staging events. There are 4 unique, beautiful talavera tiled baths, 4 very private, large bedroom retreats, an additional 5th bedroom loft, and sofas in the living room and den. The lovely master bedroom suite has 2 rooms, a king size bed, plus a queen futon bed, kiva fireplace, and a large bath with Jacuzzi tub. In addition, there are two bedrooms with queen beds, and a loft bedroom with a queen bed, and futons and sofas for additional sleeping space in the living room and den. ??There is HD cable TV, plus a pool table and piano in the den. The second living room has a large kiva fireplace and windows looking out over the pool and the Cottonwoods. There is wireless Internet service throughout the house. The fully equipped kitchen has a big center island, cherry cabinets, and is equipped with everything necessary to cook a gourmet meal. Outside there are two separate patios, both with gardens, barbecue gril. Corrales has many choices for fine dining, fabulous Village Pizza, farmer's markets, horses, farmland and wildlife. There are dirt roads, no traffic lights, and the essence of a time gone by pervades the senses. Remarkably this peaceful sanctuary is only 10 minutes from Albuquerque, 10 minutes from the Cottonwood mall, 15 minutes from Balloon Fiesta Park, and 25 minutes to downtown, the Old Town plaza, fabulous art and history museums, the Rio Grande Zoo, Biopark and Aquarium. A short drive to the Sandia Tramway will take you to the top of Sandia Mountain for hiking and skiing. There are nearby wineries, fine art galleries, museums and Indian pueblos. Sandia Casino is 15 minutes away and has a fine venue for concerts and a world-class spa and restaurant. Tamaya Resort and Day Spa on the Santa Ana Indian reservation is also close by. Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is 45 minutes to the south, Santa Fe is an hour north, and Taos is a 2-hour scenic drive away. Consider this rental as a location for an artist retreat. Plein air locations are endless as you stroll along the Bosque with views of the Sandia Mountains, wildflowers, majestic Cottonwoods, and the layered hues of the grasses, river, mountain and sky. The quality of the light in the glorious New Mexico sky is magical and inspiring. This is a fabulous location for, reunions, special celebrations, or retreats of any kind. Tours, meals, and other services can also be provided. The pool will be open from June 1 until September 1.