1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4, stunning mountain setting on a river in a canyon
Kris MacKain or Cedric Johnson
- english, spanish
About Kris MacKain or Cedric Johnson
We live in northern New Mexico because we are drawn to Nature and wide open spaces, dramatic landscapes, indigenous cultures and night skies, and New Mexico has it all. This area also has a rich history that is kept alive through the Spanish and indigenous people's cultural traditions; clues to those who came before literally lie just beneath our feet. We also live in Dixon, a very friendly, strong community of residents who volunteer and go out of their way to help each other. Who could ask for more?
Kris MacKain or Cedric Johnson purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Kris MacKain or Cedric Johnson chose Dixon
In Dixon, this property is considered unique. As locals like to say, “You are lucky to have most of this area's features on one property: canyon, river, trees, and hills”. We are from northern California and also had a house in San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico. We loved both places and over four years, driving between the two, we would stop to vacation in northern New Mexico. Occasionally, we looked at properties. On our fourth visit to N.M., we met a friend for lunch in Dixon. Then we took a wrong turn, and immediately stumbled upon this property, which was for sale. As we crossed the bridge over the Embudo River into this little canyon, our hearts started beating faster. We returned the next weekend to look inside the cottage, which we now rent, and then inside the colonial revival house, where we now live. After seeing both, we looked at each other and said, “We HAVE to live here.” So we sold our houses and moved. We have never regretted it.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage has style, including quality antiques and vintage lighting, and quilts as wall art. It feels rustic, which resonates with the wildness outdoors but very comfortable, with excellent beds, quality bedding, and a couch and chair that encourage reading or lounging. The timber beams and high ceilings and the wood floors throughout make it feel very spacious but at the same time, very cozy. You are just steps from the river where you can sit in the water or along the edge with a drink. In the morning, you will wake up to the sound of the river and birdsong, surrounded by trees and a dramatic canyon backdrop. In the warmer months, especially, the breezes through the trees are lovely and the trees provide cool shade and protection from exposure to the sun. This property and cottage invite you to relax and let go.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfect Spot for our New Mexico Vacation
We stayed in several places during our NM vacation and this one was the best by far. It exceeded our expectations and was even nicer in person. Our hosts were there to greet us and they couldn’t have been more friendly and responsive. Our only regret was not staying longer and heading for Taos for two nights. We could have easily explored all Taos had to offer from Dixon. Highly recommend this property and would love to return one day.
My husband and I rented this casita for four nights. It was even more beautiful and relaxing than we had hoped. It's not far off the road between Espanola and Taos. It was a great location for us because we wanted to do day trips from our home base. The cabin has everything you would want. Just back behind the house is a deck overlooking the Embudo river. We felt like we were in heaven! I left the windows open at night so I could hear the river. Our host, Kris, made sure everything was perfect for our stay. We hope to come back again sometime.
This was a fantastic place to stay! The hosts were so helpful and friendly. The house is beautiful!
Excellent highly recommend it!
Seclude and peaceful not too senior friendly
Beautiful house and property on the Embudo River. Relaxing and remote within short scenic drive of the Rio Grande River. Less than an hour to Taos.
Peaceful stay in a beautiful river cabin
Our family of four enjoyed a lovely stay in this fantastic home next to the Embudo River. The home is well-stocked and beautifully-decorated, and it is in close proximity to great hiking and rafting in the Rio Grande gorge. Kris and Cedric have put great thought into ensuring a relaxing stay in Dixon!
Night Sky Milky Way
Petroglyphs (Mesa Prieta)
High Road to Taos
Landmark adobe churches
Georgia O'Keefe's house and art studio
Taos Ski Valley
Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort
Taos Earthship community tours
Folk art market
Indian pueblos dances/celebrations
Ancient/Native American Art, Culture
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
Rio Grande Gorge and Bridge
Bandelier National Monument
Tent Rocks National Monument