ANASAZI RUIN FAMILY VACATION RETREAT IS WITHIN THE CHAMA WILDERNESS.

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 6 nights

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A Comfortable Camping Experience In The Wilderness For The Whole Family

Our Days Available calendars are updated every morning. Please check our main website (links are above the 'Photos' section below) for more details and images of our three beautiful and unique vacation rentals.

After-summer rates are now in effect: the rental is now available at a six-night minimum. The two-night minimum will return April First, 2015.

The Anasazi Ruin Family Vacation Retreat, located on the site of an early 1900s homestead, is our only rental designed specifically for children and dogs. It is one of three vacation rentals we have in the canyon, with Ranch Casita one mile away, and Remote Casita three miles away. Family Camp includes everything you and your family need for a comfortable camping experience in the wilderness.

The camper is within a completely equipped and carpeted kitchen, living room, and dining area under a 20x30 foot roof. The kitchen includes cold running spring water, table, chairs, cooking stove, refrigerator, pots, pans, tableware, propane barbecue, and fire pit bowl.

Due to the possible allergies of future guests, dogs are not allowed in the camper. If you have a very small dog that is used to sleeping with you please bring a small dog carrier or little house it will feel comfortable in for the night like the carriers used in airplanes.

Unique at your camp site is a 1,000 gallon soaking pool nestled inside an earthen and rock open-air water storage area which was originally built by the ancient Anasazi Indians, with a breathtaking view of the canyon's 1,700-foot red sandstone walls. The pool is fed with continuously flowing cool spring water.

Our 8 mile road is NOT COMPACT car friendly. Please do not bring a compact car.

Gallina Canyon Ranch has been featured in many national and regional magazines, including New Mexico magazine, The Santa Fean, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, and Martha Stewart Living. (See our main website link below.)

The Children's playgrounds

The specially designed protected play area for your children is at the ranch. You may walk or drive. At the ranch is the community swimming pond, inflatable kayaks, floating trampoline, Slither (a 17-foot water park floating snake on which children can sit, stand, and walk), floating arm chairs, boogie board, and a sand box with children's toys. The Gallina River runs right by this area where children love to play in the mud. We supply towels. Not far from the pond is the ranch playground with swings, rotating teeter totter, jungle gym, horizontal bar, hanging merry-go-round, donkey cart, pioneer wagon, grape arbor, and chairs. WiFi is available in these areas. Please bring your children to enjoy what our grandchildren have loved for more than twenty years (see pictures on our Gallina Canyon Ranch web site).

People staying at the Family Camp may drive to the site themselves. On the rare days when heavy rain makes the road too muddy to travel, we will take you to the camp and leave with you our mud-friendly car for emergency use.

o) The camper includes one king size bed, one queen size bed, one single, under a 20x30 foot roof facing the cliffs.

o) Solar powered lighting.

o) The fresh spring water is excellent for drinking. (There is no need for you to bring water.)

o) There is plenty of outside table space for preparing and eating meals.

o) WiFi is provided at the camp.

o) Wood fires are allowed in the fire pit bowls; we provide firewood.

o) The kitchen is fully equipped, including salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and herbs.

o) We provide linen, including sheets, duvet, blankets, nine pillows with cases, wash cloths, bath towels, and beach towels.

o) When available, we will provide eggs from our hens and produce from our organic garden.

o) A vintage two seat outhouse with a spectacular view.

o) A hot water shower.

Mosquitoes are not a problem in Gallina Canyon.

With a spectacular view during the day and awe-inspiring panorama of stars at night, the soaking pool area is a great place to enjoy the sights and sound of the canyon. Bring a star map and toast marshmallows over the fire pit bowl. With the mojito glass and muddle we provide, make a mojito with the mint growing at the soaking pool, then lay back in the provided 'gravity chairs' and watch for meteors streaking across the velvet black sky.

The swim pond is located at the main ranch.

There is also a very large area for additional group camping if you have more than one family in your group. The fee is $10 a night per extra person (12 and older), and they must bring their own camping gear (tents, sleeping bags, etc.).

Other Details:

o) Directions on how to get here are available on our main website (links below).

o) This is a hard-working cattle ranch. You may encounter cows, calves, horses, chickens and wild turkeys, elk and deer during your stay; they will ignore you if you ignore them.

o) Prior to your arrival you will wish to shop for all of your food, drink, and snacks for your entire stay.

o) Our rental Casitas are the only rentals within 20 miles of the Chama Wilderness. From Highway 84 you turn on to FS Road 151. Eight miles down the road is the bridge you will open and cross. Our ranch is another 8 miles from the bridge. If your vehicle has exceptionally low clearance we will meet you at the bridge and bring you in our truck to your Casita. (Example: Scion, Mini Cooper, Prius)

o) Please leave all gates as you find them.

o) Radios and cellular telephones do not work in the canyon.

o) If you plan on using the soaking pool or ranch pond, please bring a bathing suit. We will provide beach towels.

o) The ranch is a great place for amateur astronomers and stargazers: you may download a star map from our main website for the northern hemisphere to bring with you to the ranch.

o) Bird watchers will *LOVE* Family Camp.

o) For off-road hiking, long pants, hiking boots, river-crossing shoes, and insect repellent are recommended.

o) Family Camp is a zero impact area. 'No trash; no trail; no trace.' It is important to us that you use the existing cow trails when hiking.

o) A topographic map of the canyon may be downloaded from our main website (link below).

o) More pictures of Gallina Canyon Ranch are available on our More Images web page at our main website (link below).

Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Tax is included in the rates. Our cancellation policy is based upon the number of days between when you cancel and your scheduled arrival date:

30 days or more: 100%; From 29 days to 8 days: 50%; Less than 8 days: 0%. If you cancel more than 60 days after the date of your reservation, we will deduct the PayPal fee from your refund.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome

Elizabeth

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Andrew, Elizabeth, and David will be your hosts. Please go to our detailed main website (the link is below) for more pictures of our incredible canyon.

Elizabeth purchased this cabin in 1977

We chose this ranch because the beauty and the seclusion of this canyon is unique; it is like having our own mini Grand Canyon--- the same Northern New Mexico beauty that awed and inspired the artist Georgia O'Keeffe.

Family Camp includes for your summer enjoyment a 1,000 gallon soaking pool that is continuously fed from a fresh water spring, and includes a table and chairs for use inside the pool. The overflow from the tank attracts a many species of birds, which makes the pool area a bird watcher's dream. The pool is nestled inside an earthen and rock 1900s homestead open-air water storage tank. You may build a fire in the fire pit bowl provided here. Mosquitoes are not a problem in Gallina Canyon. With a spectacular view during the day and awe-inspiring panorama of stars at night, the pool area is a great place to enjoy the sights and sound of the canyon. Bring a star map and toast marshmallows we provide over the fire pit bowl, then lay back in the provided 'gravity chairs' and watch for meteors streaking across the velvet black sky.

Family Camp is the perfect wilderness experience for a family retreat, corporate get-together, and group camping.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 6 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Anasazi Ruin Family Vacation Retreat is within the Chama Wilderness.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Anasazi Ruin Family Vacation Retreat is within the Chama Wilderness.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444058vb
(505) 490-3333 (New Mexico, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
Raleigh NC
5

Kachina's Chanting in the Moonlight

Kachina's Chanting in the Moonlight
  • 5 of 5
Anasazi Ruin
We arrived back at Gallina Canyon Ranch in early August after camping and hiking around the Ghost Ranch which was great … beautiful cliffs and mesas. As we negotiated our way up the road to the ranch we came upon another visitor who was sidelined by the recent major rains – Palulukung dancing – and we stopped to see if we could assist. We told him we would send help from the ranch and when we got there Andrew took off to retrieve them in the 4X4.
Elizabeth greeted us all like long lost family and showed everyone around the main ranch house. We loved seeing the little chuck wagon (which we actually stayed in once), the orno, and the hummingbirds especially. We had all been to the ranch before but it has been a while. When Andrew retrieved the stranded visitors the family all piled in for the trip up to Remote Casita and I headed up to Anasazi.
They told me it was even tougher going up to Remote Casita than when I went up a week before but I found the new Anasazi camp to be a really sweet deal. It’s like luxury camping with a fantastic outdoor kitchen, dining area and chairs for relaxing at night. The sleeping arrangements are in a small pop up trailer and the two beds are ample and warm.
When the family returned to Anasazi we made dinner with the fresh vegetables from the Gallina Ranch garden (the best ever) and spent the night watching shooting stars under an almost full moon. If you listen carefully you can hear the Kachinas singing a chant.
The next day we hiked and then cooled off in the spring fed Shark Tank pool. I mean what a deal this Anasazi is, its awesome and worth twice the price!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Anasazi Ruin Family Vacation Retreat is within the Chama Wilderness.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444058vb
(505) 490-3333 (New Mexico, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
Rio Rancho, NM
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
Spectacular views greeted us as we drove into the canyon. The colors in the rocks and the greenery were awesome and a welcome escape from the city in the summer. The campsite was impressive with so many conveniences (even more than advertised) for those of us who are not hard-core campers. The shark tank and pond were fun refreshing activities with the kids and we enjoyed the lovely natural landscaping.

Easy hikes offered chances to experience the natural beauty of the canyon and the Rio Gallina. More challenging hikes are also available to reward the more adventurous. Our stay coincided with the monsoon season which brought refreshing wind and rain in the evenings. A four-wheel drive vehicle would have been helpful but our hosts helped us though the areas that were difficult to pass due to the rains.

That brings us to the best features of all... Our hosts. Andrew, Elizabeth and David made this the best camping trip we've ever been on. They were so helpful and friendly. They provided great information about the area and quick responses to the challenges we experienced due to the heavy rains. We would not have gotten better service in a five-star luxury resort. It was a privilege to get to know them. We were already planning our next trip back there as we drove out at the end of our stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anasazi Ruin Family Vacation Retreat is within the Chama Wilderness.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444058vb
(505) 490-3333 (New Mexico, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
New Mexico
5

The Anasazi ruins were worth the climb

  • 5 of 5
Got home just now: had a great vacation. We LOVE the remoteness of your canyon. It is the perfect place to camp with children: outside but convenient kitchen, bath, beds so not so hard on us moms! We had a great time and really enjoyed ourselves. The refrigeration was no problem, and David brought us some extra ice and the nights were so cool. The Anasazi ruin towers were amazing, it was so fun to be able to see the fruit of all our research. We are hoping to go the La Jarra region next and see if there are more there. It was so interesting to walk around the homes of these mysterious people. We took many pictures although they will never be as cool as the real thing and the canyon is so beautiful.

The kids really wanted to come up and play more in the pond, but living in Acapulco they get cold so easily and it rained so we just hiked about and played in the creek.

Thank you so much again, we really enjoyed ourselves!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Anasazi Ruin Family Vacation Retreat is within the Chama Wilderness.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444058vb
(505) 490-3333 (New Mexico, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico
5

Thank you

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful sanctuary...We had a very relaxing and enjoyable time. Our children loved swimming in the pond and playing on Slither and especially the shower. We will share our good experience with our friends and hopefully be back soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Anasazi Ruin Family Vacation Retreat is within the Chama Wilderness.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444058vb
(505) 490-3333 (New Mexico, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
5

Most peaceful camping in Northern New Mexico!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned home from our three night stay at Anasazi. The trip was relaxing family fun with everything we could have asked for at the tip of our fingers! We had four toddlers running around, loving the pond toys, the outdoor living room during the rain and floating with mom in the Shark Tank! Even a simple walk up the way to the rain run off was a HUGE adventure of FUN! Night time potty trips were an activity of pure amazemepnt with the density of stars! Plan on staying a few nights to really settle in, take lots of food (the care package of eggs and veggies from Andrew and Kim were a treat!) and leave the electronics behind! Even though we had wifi and a personal wifi calling capable phone - we didn't need to turn them on, not even during an afternoon of non stop rain. It was a nice balance of "glamping" and getting "mud on the tires" kind of fun!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Anasazi Ruin Family Vacation Retreat is within the Chama Wilderness.
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(505) 490-3333 (New Mexico, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
Albuquerque
5

We love the place!

  • 5 of 5
After a year and a half my family was due a nice relaxing vacation, and that is exactly what we found when we stayed at Gallina Canyon Ranch. This was the first camping trip we have made that we did not have to worry about lugging out the tent and accessories. It was refreshing to only have to worry about the meals we would need for the week. We loved the fresh eggs and we used the fresh lettuce for salad, sandwhiches and burgers. My husband enjoyed hiking and our children loved the swimming pond. The views from the campsite are amazing. A short drive down the road and you find the Chama River. After a long day of play the outdoor shower just hits the spot. Our family had a relaxing and refreshing trip. We fell in love and can not wait to visit again!
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Remote Casita
"My favorite spot at Gallina Canyon Ranch, Remote Casita offers a more primitive wilderness e..."
Anasazi Ruin Wilderness Family Camp
"The camp site includes everything you and your family need for a comfortable camping experie..."
Ranch Casita
"This rustic casita resides deep within the heart of the Chama Wilderness (the only privately..."
Gallina Canyon Ranch
"An oasis of comfort, peace, and serenity waiting for you and your family. We offer three uni..."
Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Albuquerque
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Highway 84/285
Car: necessary

Campers at our wilderness family camp may walk or drive one mile to children's paradise: our community pond (see Entertainment section above).

Attractions of the area include: The Monastery of Christ in the Desert, the Continental Divide Trail, Echo Amphitheater, Ghost Ranch's paleontology museum, Abiquiu Lake where one may swim and fish, the Santo Tomas de Abiquiu Catholic Native American Indian Mission, and the Dar al-Islam mosque at Abiquiu.

One may take a one-hour tour of Ms. O'Keeffe's house in Abiquiu through the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation. There is also the Abiquiu Inn with a café and gift store. A day's outing may include lunch at Rancho de Chimayó Restaurante, a visit to the world-famous El Santuario de Chimayo, and a stop at the weaving shops of the Ortega and Trujillo families. Dar al-Islam is noteworthy for, among other things, the only vaulted ceiling made from adobe brick in the United States.

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Availability & Rates

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Abiquiu Cabin Rental Rates

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6 night minimum stay
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$448
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes After-summer rates in effect. Tax is already included in the above rates. We require a signed waiver from each person when you arrive. See Gallina Canyon web site (link above) for the waiver. We accept credit card payments via PayPal. See our web site's rate sheet to pay via PayPal. The $10 per additional person per night is for people 12 years and older: children under 12 have no additional fee.

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Amenities

Amenities

Abiquiu Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Toaster ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shower - outdoor shower
    Unique Outhouse - toilet , It's a two-seater, with an amazing view of the canyon
  • The outdoor shower has a tankless on-demand hot water heater.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Coleman Camper - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 king , The dining space converts into the single bed.
  • Campers are sheltered from the rain when moving between the sleeping, kitchen and dining areas, all under a 20x30 foot roof facing the cliffs.
Entertainment:
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • horseshoes
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • hiking
Notes:
Solar powered lighting. When available, we will provide eggs from our hens and produce from our organic garden. The fresh spring water is excellent for drinking. This is a hard-working cattle ranch. You may encounter cows, calves, horses, chickens and wild turkeys, elk and deer during your stay; they will ignore you if you peacefully ignore them. Prior to your arrival you will wish to shop for all of your food, drink, and snacks for your entire stay. Gallina Canyon Ranch is at the end of a long, adventurous dirt road. Most cars can get to Family Camp, but low-clearance cars such as a Mini Cooper or a Scion xB cannot. Four wheel drive is not necessary. Radios and cellular telephones do not work in the canyon.
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