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Full luxury in breathtaking natural beauty. Remote and private. So quiet you can hear your heart beat. At night, no city lights disturb your view of the star-studded sky.
From this 1,475 square foot Casita, you'll enjoy panoramic 360-degree views: Abiquiu Lake, miles of mesas, rolling hills, and the magnificent red cliffs surrounding the famous Ghost Ranch. To the south you'll see the 10,000-foot mountain known as El Pedernal, which Georgia O'Keefe made famous in her paintings, along with much of the near landscape.
This is a new Casita, built in 2008, and designed by a local architect in a southwestern yet modern style. It's fully furnished for comfort. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, including a Bosch gas stove with heavy gauge grills for those who really love to cook.
Check out the Master bathroom: you can choose between a slate shower or a deep soaking tub to soothe your body after an invigorating hike in the nearby Jemez Mountains. Besides the 2 bedrooms with Queen beds, there is a queen bed sofa in the Great Room with spectacular views of the lake and Ghost ranch.
Keywords: Casita in Abiquiu, New Mexico
My wife and I have been visiting Northern New Mexico for almost 30 years. The skies, the red rocks, the mesas, the food, the locals, the hiking, the skiing…. are all so inviting. Finally, we decided that it was time to buy a place, not only to use as a getaway for ourselves, but for friends and family alike. We also want to introduce others to Abiquiu and Northern NM, so we’ve decided to make this a vacation getaway for you as well. We know you’ll be enchanted by NM as we have been.
As a British family, that has now spent several long summers visiting America, we try always to stay in rental homes rather than in hotels. We were always a little unsure of what the frequently-used word 'awesome' meant, but now we know. This house, perched on a bluff, overlooking Lake Abiquiu, with panoramic views, truly inspires 'awe'! In the evenings we were treated to lightning shows on several sides of the mountains circling us; every night we gazed at the stars, it could not have been more blissful.
It is a cosy house, cleverly but perfectly designed in a circle, with very comfortable amenities. If its privacy you want, look no further, and although another reviewer suggested stocking up on food before you arrive, we travelled about most days, and found the small shop in Abiquiu on the way home had plenty to suffice. Even the mile or two of un-tarred road leading up to the house wasn't a problem for us.
The owners were incredibly helpful before we arrived, and we are so grateful for all the communication with great tips and hints. We had a marvellous horseriding trek at Ghost Ranch, and on our way back from the amazing water pools at Ojo Caliente, pulled off the
road to watch a spectacular thunder storm with the biggest hailstones we have ever seen. As the sun glints off the lake and the colourful rocks around it, the view from the house could tranfix us for hours in the evenings!
We stayed at this house as a little piece of luxury before heading to the Sangre de Christo mountains as volunteers at the Philmont Scout Camp, and as geologists we would have happily spent many more days enjoying the beautiful scenery and bountiful rocks around Abiquiu. We would love to be able to come back here again one day!
One of the most beautiful places on this earth. The casita is in absolutly perfect condition. Very comfortable, well appointed, yet not stuffy. We stayed three nights, and had planned all sorts of touristy adventures. Did none of them! The furthest we went was five minutes away for a swim. I can't say enough about this home, and it's owners. So helpful. And the price was more than right. Later on the trip, we stupidly paid twice the price, for another casita in Taos. No comparison, not even close. Thanks Larry.
Vista de Lago in Abiquiu is an OUTSTANDING home with a view that cannot be beat. It is so gorgeous that it is hard to put into words. from the round porch, to the right is the majestic Pedernal peak, moving to the left there are beautiful meadow and mesas, the lovely Abiquiu Lake, the red rock cliffs of the Ghost Ranch, and then to the rear are more mountains and mesas that host the evening sunset. Sitting by the fire pit out front you will find fabulous quietude and ever-changing landscape due to the lighting.
The house is well appointed. The kitchen with gas stove (and a nice gas grill outside) and great room are adjacent, with large windows. There are two bedrooms and two full baths and laundry facilities. The mattresses are extremely comfortable and both rooms have sliding doors to the outside.
The weather was perfect and due to the elevation the days (for us) were in the upper 80's and the nights around 60. Larry was extremely helpful providing all of the information we needed to prepare for the stay. He was also available during our stay to attend to any questions we had.
This area is remote with some fun wildlife. We enjoyed the cotton tail and jack rabbits, lizards, the howling coyotes in the distance, evening nighthawk displays, horned larks, and hummingbirds (and lots of other bird species). There are great walks through the area and down below the house is a large prairie dog facility. We explored the draws and mesa and saw no snakes or undesirable insects.
Taos and river rafting the Rio Grande are near, as is Santa Fe, Bandolier, Los Alamos, Chama, and LOTS of wilderness areas to explore. The Georgia O'Keefe house and studio is near. Catch a delicious meal at the Abiquiu Inn and shop for food and needs at Bode's General Store (where they make a mean green chile cheeseburger).
If we ever come to this area again, we will stay here! This is a must-visit home.
Thanks so much for the opportunity to spend 5 days at your casita. We celebrated the opportunity to unwind and relax in the splendor of the surrounding geography and fauna. We took the opportunity to explore Ghost Ranch and study details of Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings that she created while living at Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu. The pedernal is a fixture in so many of her paintings and there it was, right outside the door. The road to Espanola which we travelled daily was also an inspiration to her.
We were so impressed with the changing views as the sun moved across the sky. Thunderstorms were dramatic and we also were treated to a rainbow after an impressive black cloud passed above. It was fun to watch the young birds in the nest grow as the parents worked all day to bring insects. The bird house is hosting a family of blue birds that we enjoyed watching.
The casita is very comfortable and well equipped. It felt like home and we were sorry to leave.
One earlier reviewer wrote something like: 'I pulled up to the place and already wanted to come back.' NOW we understand this. Over many years we have rented about 20 different homes. This one is tied for tops when it comes to dramatic views (contending with a remote home perched on a cliff over the Atlantic ocean). We only had three full days here, and one day we decided just to stay put. What sights could we drive to see that were nicer than this place? We enjoy going off the beaten path and away from the crowds for vacation. If you are that way too, then you'll love it here. If you're looking at Abiquiu on the map, be aware that this property is about a 45 minute drive from there, 20 of which is down a dirt road - and DON'T lose the directions! I should add that the interior was clean and the beds were very comfortable. We were lucky enough to arrive during the season when you can use the indoor fireplace, which was fantastic. There is also an outdoor fire pit perched up in front of the house in a very dramatic spot. I was dying to use it, but the wind was questionable. One other thing to remember is that the elevation in this region is something like 7000 feet. We're flat landers and underestimated the impact. Some kind gal at a store in Santa Fe sold us a bottle of ChlorOxygen. It's Chlorophyll concentrate and you add it to water. It seemed to help, either that or it was the placebo effect. Last thing, make sure you go to the Monastery. The place is very special and so is the ride to it. It was probably our favorite sight to see during the whole vacation. Thanks to the owners for mentioning it, and for letting us stay at this fantastic home.
Unfortunately we weren't able to stay for a full week as we had hoped and someone else booked this place for part of our trip. The views are amazing, and we had no shortage of trails to hop on, using this as a central hub. We'd love to buy property, especially if we had a home identical this. We had plenty of room to move around, the home was furnished well, and was all the peace and serenity we needed. The owners were great on pre-trip/post-trip followup. You won't be disappointed!
Ghost Ranch, Ojo Caliente Spa, Echo Canyon, Santa Fe Opera, Cumbre Toltec Railway--narrow gauge into Colorado, Plaza Blanca, Peace Desert Monastary, Abiquiu Lake
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2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
Quoted Rates are for up to 4 people, any combination of Adults and Kids.
Additional Guests: KIDS under 12 are $15 per night; ADULTS are $25 per night.
6.5 % state tax
One-time $85 cleaning fee
Glorious sunsets are FREE with every booking.