Bright and authentic adobe, located on 5 acres in the foothills. Serene courtyard with cedar hot tub. Nestled among pinon trees on a secluded road - a serene rural setting complete with a hiking trail out the back door, while offering the convenience of being only 7 miles from the historic plaza.
The guest house is a 2 bedroom / 1 bath pueblo style home of 900 square feet (accommodates 4 comfortably in the two bedrooms, but a sofa bed in the living room can sleep two more). It offers privacy, with a separate driveway and walled courtyard. We have been gradually updating the guest house, but you will find that it maintains its authentic Santa Fe style and rustic charm. Bright open-plan kitchen / dining room with colorful Mexican tile counters, and wood, brick, and flagstone floors throughout. It is fully furnished, and the kitchen is fully equipped.
A charming outdoor courtyard area is enclosed by a commanding and artful hand-built adobe wall complete with perennial flower garden, landscaping, and mountain views, where you can sit and relax or cook dinner on the gas grill.
Beyond the courtyard there is a play fort for children, vegetable gardens, and a beautiful walk in the arroyo, which is shaded by cottonwood and ponderosa pine trees.
A cedar hot tub (accommodating up to 6 people) awaits in a secluded courtyard. Perfect for stargazing or relaxing sore muscles after hiking or skiing on cold winter afternoons or cool summer nights.
Guests enjoy a lovely welcome basket with fresh baked bread and, seasonally, fresh vegetables and flowers from the property's gardens. Jason has been brewing beer for 20 years and is proud to offer a sampling of what he has on tap and a bottle or two of your favorite, upon request. Our electricity, including the energy to heat the hot tub, is 100% solar. With your cooperation, we recycle your containers and compost your food waste for use in our gardens and greenhouse.
Angela and Jason have been married for 18 years. We enjoy cooking, gardening, and brewing beer. We have traveled extensively and love to photograph and glean recipes as we explore the world. Our experiences are documented on the website www.thebigfieldtrip.com. We are incredibly proud of our three children, ages 15, 12, and 8, and are very busy following them in their various pursuits. As a family we enjoy hiking, skiing, and camping in the Sangre de Christo Mountains.
We fell in love with this property when we first laid eyes upon it. We were attracted by the unique and funky design of the structures and the tranquility of the tree-lined arroyo. On one hand it is on 4 1/2 acres and affords lots of privacy and plenty of space for gardening, and on the other hand it is a quick drive into town. In fact, we bike into the plaza area several times a week, often taking the Rail Trail, which passes close by out home.
Our guest house offers plenty of private outdoor space, which we always value when looking for accommodations, especially when travelling with children. The kitchen is large enough and well enough equipped to easily and comfortably cook a wide variety of meals. There is less light pollution out here in the South East Hills, and the stars are incredibly brilliant at night. Enjoy them while reclining in the hot tub.