House, 2 Bedrooms + More (See Description),1.5 Baths, sleeps 5 +$10/nt ea over 5
- english, german
About Mickey Wright
Since retiring from teaching in 2000, sisters Mickey and Evelyn began a whole new venture breeding and raising alpacas. These gentle and intelligent animals have been our full-time pleasure. In 2009 the Alpaca Barnhaus was ready for vacation renters.
Mickey Wright purchased this House in 2007
Why Mickey Wright chose Jemez Springs
Thompson Ridge, where Aspen Ridge Alpacas of Northern New Mexico and the Alpaca Barnhaus are located, is in the midst of a National Forest. At at altitude of 8700' we enjoy aspen stands and conifers, mild summers, colorful autumns, white winters, and delightful springs. The climate is perfect for us.
What makes this House unique
Nature abounds with mountain flowers, hummingbirds, eagles, deer, elk, rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, and more. Just open the door and walk in any direction to discover the blessings of the natural world. To make your stay at the Alpaca Barnhaus really unique, Mickey and Evelyn invite you to learn about their wonderful alpacas and what alpaca ranching is all about. Their two livestock guardian dogs, Tinker and Sunny, are people friendly, too. In May the alpacas are sheared. Bags of the most incredible fleece are collected for sale or to be made into yarn, batts (for felting), and roving (for spinning). We have a store featuring quality alpaca products. Come and experience this most unique area as well as the alpacas. This part of New Mexico is truly enchanting.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Friendly dogs at barn.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Barnhaus guests are not allowed in the alpaca barn area unless accompanied by one of the owners (Mickey or Evelyn).
For no cleaning charge the house must be left as found. Or you can opt to pay $60 fee. Please put towels and sheets (in pillow cases) in the kitchen.
PARKING: Summer: Park in front of The Alpaca Barnhaus off Aspen Dr. 830 Aspen Dr. Winter: Access off Squirrel Trail. Park at barn area . AWD/4WD.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Our beautiful home away from home
We've been coming to the Barnhaus faithfully every year since 2012, and we love it there! It's such a comfortable house in a beautiful location, close to great outdoor activities. Mickey and Evelyn are kind and attentive hosts, and the alpacas are cute and fuzzy. The house is always clean, functional, and well-stocked, so we find it easy to settle in and feel at home.
Such a pleasure to have you and family back to The Alpaca Barnhaus. Immediately you and kids went on a hike, so we had to wait until you returned to welcome you back! So true..hiking possibilities rebound here in the Jemez. Las Conchas is just one of the beautiful hikes, and a stream flows through it. See you next year!
A great retreat!!
The place was clean and beautiful and the whole process was very smooth.
We hope you will stay at The Alpaca Barnhaus again. Lounging on the deck with the breeze going through the quaking aspen and pines...certainly relaxing.
Nice get away
Place was advertised, able to shut it down, and relax, much needed.
This mountaintop in the Jemez Mountains is away from the city and the everyday cares. I just went outside before going to bed. Again, I was amazed at the starlit sky, and all was quiet. Yes, come to The Alpaca Barnhaus to totally relax.
Come here for a change
I came here to visit and get away from the city life for a couple of days. The weather, the chess games , the quite , and the farm life were all great.
Nothing like playing chess on a mountaintop in the Jemez! Please note, VRBO renters, that Mickey loves to play chess just for the fun of it. John helped with the shearing of our alpacas. Renters are invited to come to the alpaca barn and help anytime they wish. We love to share this special place.
PERFECT GET AWAY.
All the comforts of home and more! The house is very comfortable. We loved the wood burning fireplace and time spent with the dogs and alpacas.
We hope to come back soon.
What a pleasure to meet you! The dogs and alpacas enjoyed meeting you, too.
We do enjoy showing folks around the barn. We endeavor to make The Alpaca Barnhaus like home. Hope to see you again.
Meet our alpacas and learn all about these gentle animals. You can choose to relax, hike or bike or cross-country ski. It takes about 20 minutes to drive to Jemez Springs where you will find spa services, local artists and galleries, and fine dining. The Jemez Pueblo Walatowa Center featuring Native-American crafts and a museum is south of Jemez Springs. Don't miss visiting the awe-inspiring Valles Caldera National Preserve, a likely place to see wild animals (especially elk). The Jemez Mountain area is filled with history from ancient cave dwellings to Los Alamos (50 min away) where two museums take you back to the time before the development of the atomic bomb to present day scientific research. We are proud of 'our' mountain location and enjoy sharing its riches.