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River Farm Guest Casita - a Sheltered Pastoral Abode

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


New Mexico House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Part of a lovely organic farm along the Chama River in Medanales, neighboring Abiquiu. The casita sleeps two comfortably in the bedroom with queen size bed and can accomodate an additional child or adult in the loft. The cozy casita has a small living/kitchen area, a full bathroom with Mexican tile, and a separate bedroom. The loft is accessed through the bedroom.

The casita is screened from the main house and is oriented toward the gardens, fields and vineyard. The flagstone patio with private hot tub and fire pit borders the acequia and looks out over farmland and down to the cottonwood trees bordering the river. A small bridge leads across the acequia toward the vegetable garden. Guests are invited to enjoy seasonal produce.

You can also walk the farm down to the Chama and enjoy the peacefulness of the river from the swinging loveseat in the screened gazebo.

Nearby the farm, hiking and riding trails lead to BLM and National Forest lands offering a variety of landscapes to enjoy -- vast open mesas, arroyos to explore, pine forests, mountain vistas. Also nearby are the ruins of little-known old Indian settlements. Ojo Caliente with its fabled hot springs and spa facilities is a short drive from the farm.

Medanales is a small village with a Hispanic population and tradition just south of Abiquiu of Georgia O’Keeffe fame. The landscape varies from pastures to badlands, with the magic Cerro Pedernal and Sierra Negra on the horizon. Both can be climbed by the more experienced hiker.

Ghost Ranch and the wide and splendidly colored Piedra Lumbre basin are nearby, as is Plaza Blanca with its white sandstone formations. Espanola, the main town in this predominantly Hispanic area, is 15 minutes away. Quite a few interesting restaurants that serve local cuisine (with red or green chili!) can be found here.

Keywords: Small House

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english


based on 9 traveler reviews

River Farm Guest Casita - a Sheltered Pastoral Abode
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Vancouver, B.C.


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our very brief stay at the Casita - very quiet, comfortable bed; loved the bathroom tiles and visits with the dogs. The owners are friendly and there if you need them. The bottle of wine was very welcome! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place! Wonderful and quiet. We escaped from the world for 3 days. We listened to the rain, frogs and coyotes. The casita was wonderfully furnished, comfortable and felt like a home away from home with no tv (that was the best part). We relaxed and came back to our world recharged and are ready missing the casita. Thank you Lisa and Djann, you were wonderful hosts and we enjoyed our visit with you. We will be planning another trip back and can't wait.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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louiville ky

We loved staying here!

  • 5 of 5

a perfect place to stay for spring break. we loved having a full kitchen to use. djann gave us fresh vegis and eggs to cook with our first night ( we were not prepared in terms of groceries). he and lisa are super nice folks. and their dogs! i think we would steal lola if we could...;-) the hot tub was perfect during the cool starry nights, too. we have recommended this great situation to family and friends too!

you can't beat Bode's for the best chile cheeseburger and great gift buying! Take a walk in plaza blanca for an amazing experience.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corpus Christi, Texas

Our Second Visit

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just finished our second stay at River Farm. It is a comfortable place to stay on a working organic farm located on the Chama River. It is an easy drive into Santa Fe and Abiquiu. The accommodations are clean and comfortable but to us the real charm was our hosts, Lisa and D'jann. They are charming and willing to make themselves available to guests. While we were there we shared wine and a dinner together. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and plan to stop again some time.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Very peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing vacation at the Casita and didn't want to leave! My son who is 5 enjoyed picking apples and making apple sauce, collecting wood, toasting marshmallows over the night fire and walking all over the property. The view from the deck outside the casita is amazing and the whole energy of the farm is peaceful and relaxing. Ideal for a couple or family retreat. My husband and I enjoyed the hot tub at night looking at the amazing clear night sky. Lisa the host was very helpful in recommending things to do and see in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corpus Christi, Texas

Great Hosts! Very peaceful

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I celebrated out 20th Anniversary at the River Farm and had an absolutely wonderful time. Our hosts were enjoyable - entertaining us one evening with a campfire and wine. They shared their favorite places to eat and were a source of useful information. And if you're into organic farming and sustainable living they're the people for you.

There is a hot tub available for the sole use of guests, screened from the main house. The casita was clean and comfortable.

We are already planning to make another visit next year.

An easy drive to Santa Fe and Abiquiu.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Medanales House Rental Rates


  • From $85/nt - $525/wk - $1800/mo
  • US Dollars
  • Nov-Mar .. $85/night .. $525/week .. $1800/month
  • Apr-Oct .. $95/night .. $575/week .. $1950/month
  • Rates are for 1 or 2 persons. Minimum stay 2 nights. Kids 7-18 $10/night.
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New Mexico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) double mattress in the loft area
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Seasonal produce from organic farm

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