This home provides a cool respite from the summer's intense heat, being located at an elevation of 7100 feet in the Sandia Mountains. It is just off The Turquoise Trail, a National Scenic Byway that traverses the back country between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The home sleeps six with a hide-a-bed sofa, or seven using the single-bed futon mattress on a sturdy 40'-wide cot. There's also a crib-size mattress for toddlers/babies. The living room is large and comfortable and the spacious kitchen offers all the amenities and cooking utensils. A large wood stove (as an alternative to the electric heat) will radiate a comfortable warmth during the winter months; firewood is provided. A hot tub is provided to help you recover from your sports-related injuries, or just to relax under the night sky. This is great both in winter and in summer and it's right outside the back door in a setting that is private, bounded on the sides by trees and above by the fabulous New Mexico night sky.
The location of this home is perfect - situated in the Sandia Mountains 12 miles east of Albuquerque, 35 minutes from the airport and less than an hour from Santa Fe. Providing a relaxing, getaway, it's less than 2 miles to grocery, gas, galleries and restaurants, 10 minutes to hiking in the Cibola National Forest or to the nationally-acclaimed Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Course, and 20 minutes to the ski area or to the city. It's quaint, homey, and private with attractions in every direction. A great place for your family members and friends to stay during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Balloon Fiesta, Spring Break, the State Fair or your summer vacation.
Like to work on your ... 'vacation' ? No need to hassle with or risk bringing your laptop with you - a computer is provided for your convenience, loaded with common software applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Publisher, Outlook) , Open Office Suite, Google Earth, Skype and more, and of course, internet access.
A hot tub is provided to help you recover from your sports-related injuries, or just to relax under the night sky. This is great both in winter and in summer and it's right outside the back door in a setting that is private, bounded on the sides by trees and above by the fabulous New Mexico night sky. The back deck also has wooden deck furniture (table with umbrella and chairs) and a large barbecue gas grill for evening cook-outs.
On the Turquoise Trail you'll travel through the old historic mining towns Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos where you can find art, crafts, theater, music, museums and more. The name comes from the blue-green turquoise first mined by the early Pueblo people and now recognized as a precious stone that is set in silver. In fact, turquoise mined here found its way to the crown jewels of Spain.
You'll also pass by the Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve, a 1,350-acre Open Space managed by Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Like horseback riding? Try the Broken Saddle Riding Company in the Cerrillos hills; trot along Miner's Trail to Devil's Canyon and Cash Entry Mine while enjoying breathtaking vistas of the wondrous New Mexico landscape. Or drive 14 miles to the top of the Sandia Mountains (elevation 10,760 ft) for a spectacular view of the Rio Grande Valley and far away mesas. There is so much to do and see in every direction and you can use this home as a launch point for your day trips.