Abiquiu Cabin Rental Photos and Description
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 four-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.).
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.
- children welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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
Why Elizabeth chose Abiquiu
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.
What makes this cabin unique
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.