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Adobe Home at the Edge of Wilderness

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 BR, 1 Bath, sleepable single couch, exceptional quiet, nature out the door

This charming adobe home is an exceptional local treat, almost entirely surrounded by protected wilderness. Located on the edge of the village of Dixon, an artist community, ours is the last house on a quiet arroyo. Experience extraordinary privacy with wilderness walks just a step out the door.

Viga ceilings, southwestern decor, and works by local artists adorn this getaway fully equipped with all the luxuries of home while offering camping's access to nature. Cozy beds and a couch sleep up to five plus an optional inflatable queen mattress. Enjoy complete comfort nestled within northern New Mexico's extraordinary golden hills dotted with pinon and juniper forests.

22 mi. south of Taos, 45 mi. north of Santa Fe.


More Details

Nora Dvosin & Jeffrey Karoff
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Nora Dvosin & Jeffrey Karoff

We were renters ourselves for a few years in a row -- our friends Jonathan and Carolyn ran the vacation rental and we'd said back then, if you ever want to sell... Sure enough, when they were ready we were their first call, and we bought the property immediately.

Nora Dvosin & Jeffrey Karoff purchased this house in 1999

Why Nora Dvosin & Jeffrey Karoff chose Dixon

We think our house is situated in one of the best spots in Dixon. We are at the end of the road, with only wilderness beyond. So we have this vast, protected, BLM natural preserve as our side and backyards. You can see our neighbors down the road about 100 yards, but that's about it. Otherwise, the land is untouched.

What makes this house unique

We love going there ourselves - we are in Dixon 3-4 times a year. Somehow, we never tire of the intoxicating landscape, the air, the quiet, the extraordinary New Mexican skies, and the light. The banco under the ramada is one of the most magical spots. The ramada's pillars provide framed views of the landscape that remind us of Maxfield Parrish's idyllic worlds.


Dixon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • One person can sleep on the couch. An inflatable queen mattress is available on request.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
DSL Wireless; Flat screen TV; exceptional sunsets, sunrises & views; complete privacy; surrounded by nature, beautiful views; central heating; patio & chairs; books; games (adults & kids); firewood. Please note the house has no cooling system. We leave instructions on how to keep the house cooler on hot days, and the adobe is a pretty good insulator. But it can get warm on very hot days. The loft bedroom is only accessible via the ladder-stairs, which is pictured.


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Adobe Home at the Edge of Wilderness
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Peaceful, Simple and Elegant

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed for Spring Break 2018. We loved the Adobe Home at the Edge of Wilderness. The home was the perfect size for us and we had everything we needed. The views were amazing. The home itself is simple yet refined and elegant at the same time. The art, furnishings, and design of the home are amazing. The kids loved the bedroom at the top of the Adobe turret. Thanks so much for the wonderful stay, Jeffrey and Nora.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful quiet place immersed in the landscape

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here for a week, waking up to the sunrise and seeing the landscape lit by the full moon at night. Close to the town of Dixon but with a pleasurable feeling of remoteness and quiet at the edge of the public lands. Beautiful walks into the hills right from the house. A great kitchen for cooking, with good lighting, and nice to have a dishwasher. Beautiful views from the outdoor seating areas, of which there are several, so that there's always a place to sit in sun or shade midday. Such clear colors and blue skies while we were here. Enjoyed the house and the location very much! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a relaxing family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4, my husband, our 2 daughters (7 & 6) and myself did not want to leave this getaway once we arrived. The home is completely secluded, cozy and inviting. We loved the adobe architecture, and the simplicity of our stay.

Everything we needed for our stay was provided. We picked up groceries on the way to the cabin and all that we needed for cooking meals was there. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful Rio Grande just minutes from the home, and the Bandilier ruins just a short drive. We also enjoyed shopping in Santa Fe and Taos. There is also a wonderful winery just minutes from the home.

We would definitely like to stay at this property again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous, relaxing, and serene.

  • 5 of 5

The house was just right, clean, fresh, and comfortable. The access to hiking right out the door was incredible and we never saw anyone else on the hikes. The beds were comfortable and the neighborhood quiet. I woke every morning and watched the sun rise with the desert serene and perfect around me. I hope we get to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Adobe Home at the Edge of the Wilderness and are happy to give the home the highest rating. It is a beautiful house and is well situated for exploring the region. The house was very comfortable for two adults and three teenagers for a week. It was very clean and was furnished with everything we needed. We cooked several meals at the house, and the renovated kitchen was great. The land around the house is spectacular with hiking right out the door. The outdoor living spaces add to the experience and are a great way to enjoy the gorgeous scenery. Skiing is close, and it is easy to make day trips to nearby cities. The owners are easy to work with and responsive as was the local contact. We very much enjoyed our time at the Adobe Home and hope to visit it again!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A gem of a place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a month and wished it had been longer. Full of character and charm, this house is for people who love the beauty of the wild with all the comfort of civilisation! Loved the log fire, the chill out areas outside, the intense silence and the amazing stars at night. We cooked in the well-equipped kitchen, sampled the local artisan beers, hiked and skiied. Manager Candace was great too.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Zuly's Cafe
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Taos Ski Valley and Sipapu
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Birdwatching, Landscapes for painters and photographers, Swimming/tubing/rafting in the Rio Grande


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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