When most people think of Albuquerque, New Mexico they think of mountains, chili peppers and hot air balloons, all situated in the Southwestern high desert country. That’s all true, but barely scratches the surface.
Within an easy day-trip, you can also take in:
• Chaco Canyon’s massive, pre-Columbian stone ruins
• A lava tube with permanent, year-around natural ice
• Conquistador grafitti on the chalk cliffs of western New Mexico
• Acoma’s Sky City
• Historic (and curiously modern) Santa Fe
• Prehistoric lava flows (‘malapais’)
• Natural hot springs
• Ocean-bottom fossils finally at rest 10,000 feet above sea level
• Lincoln County: home of the range wars, Smoky the Bear, and Billy the Kid
• Trinity Site (open only two days a year, during April & October)
... and many, many more fascinating sights and locales
*** PLEASE NOTE: The furniture and furnishings shown in the attached photos WILL CHANGE prior to rental. We will update the photos when that happens. ***
A CAT LIVES HERE. She’ll be gone when you get here, but please don’t rent here if you’re allergic.
Due to the organic growth of this home, it has several steps and level changes throughout the house, and may not be suitable for a person with impaired mobility.
Our Mountain Road Compound is a one-half acre property less than one-half mile from Albuquerque’s Old Town Plaza. Lying on a designated bicycle route midway between Old Town and the Rio Grande Bosque, the area has walk/hike/bike-friendly streets, bio-parks, museums, restaurants, a Nature Center, several craft micro-breweries, and much more. (Our personal favorites are the Back Street Cafe, which has an excellent selection of local craft beers on tap, and Antiquity for fine dining.)
We believe the house began at the turn of the century as an outbuilding (possibly a bunk house) on the Perea Farm, on Perea Street (after the family and their farm, but now called Mountain Road). Just down Mountain (at the present site of the Albuquerque Museum), the Blueher family also had a large truck farm during this era.
The home and property have grown from modest beginnings by fits and starts over the last century. Beginning in the 1950s, it was owned by an Old Town potter and her husband (a butcher at a downtown grocery) who added the west half of the home and raised a family here. They were also known for a team of ponies they kept in the back of the lot and brought out for cart-rides in the area.
Dan and Stella, the present owners, have lived here for nearly thirty years and have renovated the home and grounds.
The Master Bedroom is large, with a separate sitting area and a private entrance. It has a Queen bed, and the sofa in the sitting area can be converted to another Queen bed if you need it. The Master Bath has an oversized jet tub with shower.
Bedroom-2, located on the same side of the house, also has a Queen bed and a private bath with tub and shower. (See the floor plan included with the pictures.)
Bedroom-3 is on the opposite side of the house, has outdoor access (onto the back patio), and is across the hall from a three-quarter bath which also serves as the public bathroom for the house.
The sofa in the Front Room converts into a Queen bed.
There is room to park several vehicles in the circular drive, as well as along the west side of the house.
The laundry room includes full-size washer and dryer. PLEASE don’t use fabric softener in our laundry equipment (we’re allergic). We’ve left wool dryer balls in the dryer to use instead of fabric softener. You’re also welcome to use the laundry products we’ve left there for your convenience.
We’re pet friendly. Although the back yard is fenced, there are NO GATES on the front to prevent your pet from leaving the lot if unrestrained or unsupervised.
Please enjoy your stay in our home – we hope you like it as much as we do!