|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The Casita is 1,300 square feet in size and is located adjacent to our home on five acres in the hills of Tesuque twelve miles north of the Santa Fe Plaza and minutes from the Santa Fe Opera offering magnificent views of the Sangre de Cristos and Jimez ranges. The mountains are radiant with the fall colors as the Aspens turn yellow in late September and October.
The Casita includes a living room, dining area, kitchen, bedroom, bath with shower, green house, portal, and patio. The Casita is fully air conditioned and heated. In addition to electric heat there is a wood burning stove in the living room and a kiva fireplace in the bedroom. High speed computer connection and free long distance telephone is provided.
The Casita is decorated in a unique southwest style blending the Native American and Spanish Colonial styles and art of Santa Fe and is minutes from the Encantado Resort with fine dining and spa services.
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Ken and Lleta Scoggins have been committed to their community since moving to Santa Fe from Dallas. Both Ken and Lleta have a long history in community service in addition to their careers in commercial real estate. Ken has an extensive background in real estate lending, appraisal and management. Lleta has many years of experience in residential, retail, industrial and office building development and management most recently applying her experience as Executive Director to the redevelopment of the Santa Fe Railyard.
Lleta has served on numerous boards and is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Santa Fe. Both Ken and Lleta are active in their church and volunteer activities in the community. Ken and Lleta love riding their motorcycles and exploring the beauty of New Mexico.
Lleta Scoggins purchased this house in 2002
Santa Fe is known as the 'City Different' a blend of culture, art, music, the high desert and mountains. Art in Santa Fe includes a variety of world renowned galleries, museums, and festivals on the Plaza. Sculpting is highlighted by the nearby Shidoni casting foundry. Music includes the Santa Fe Opera and a variety of performances at the Lensic Theatre. Dining is a highlight of Santa Fe with its well known restaurants, chefs, and southwest cuisine. Available Spas include the Encantado Resort, La Posada and Ten Thousand Waves. Golf is available at Black Mesa and the Hale Irwin designed course at Buffalo Thunder with gambling available at Buffalo Thunder and Camel Rock Casinos.
For your first morning, breakfast items including
coffee,tea, juice, cereal,and
pastries are provided. Please let us know if you have any food allergies.
We certainly enjoyed our stay in your cozy casita. The setting is so beautiful, we were reluctant to go out and sightsee. We did go out and see some terrific things but this casita made coming home in the evening a joy. Thank you so much -
The casita was clean, nicely decorated, and overall just an amazing place to stay!
We had such a lovely time at Lleta and Kens casita. Beautifully decorated and clean with unparalleled views. We can't wait to come back in the summer!
Casita Hermosa is the perfect spot to relax after a Santa Fe day. Wonderful hosts, authentic Southwest ambience, room to gather visiting family indoors and out. Lleta and Ken were attentive without being intrusive. We appreciated the first morning breakfast and later the dessert which we shared with our son and his family. Destinations are easily accessible but the return to the Casita makes the day. We hope to return next year.
What a gem! My husband and I recently stayed at this gorgeous casita and just fell in love with both the area and the property.. We were looking for a vacation property that was a little bit off the beaten path, but with easy access to Santa Fe and surrounding attractions. The location was just perfect for us - surrounded by beautiful hills and high desert vistas. Sunrises and sunsets from the property are just stunning. And it was so quiet!
The hosts and owners live next door but other than when we first arrived and departed, we never saw them. The casita it situated in a way that is very private. It was comforting however to know they were nearby if needed. In fact, Lleta came to our rescue the day we left when we had the infortnate surprise of a dead battery. She came over immediately and helped us jump start our car. Thank you Lleta!
Besides the scenery and location, we also were beyond pleased with the casita itself. They have furnished it so beautifully - truly out of the pages of a magazine, with every amenity you could possibly need. The towels and linens are high-end, the kitchen extremely well stocked and well equipped if you plan to cook.
Lleta graciously provided some very delicious gluten-free blueberry muffins the first morning of our arrival that were just divine. These hosts clearly go above and beyond to create a beautiful, serene vacation experience for their guests.
I enthusiastically recommend this property and hope to return someday.
We had a great time at La Vista Hermosa. The property is so comfortable and peaceful - you feel like you are really away from the hustle and bustle but at the same time it's easy to get into Santa Fe and out to the main highway. Comfortable bed, cozy fireplace, and reasonably well equipped kitchen. Lleta is a gracious host and we would definitely stay again.
This was our first trip to Santa Fe and we picked a great place to stay! Ken & Lleta's casita is just what we needed! Quiet, beautiful views, and very relaxing. Each morning we had breakfast on the patio enjoying our coffee and the mountain views! Nicely decorated, (SW style) clean and the kitchen well stocked for cooking meals in if you'd like. We would definitely stay here again. (Ken helped with suggestions of places to see and things to do for a couple of our day trips as well.) Thank you Ken & Lleta!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
The famous art galleries of Santa Fe, Native American art and jewelry shopping, festivals such as Indian and Spanish Markets, and the world famous Santa Fe Opera. Free passes to the New Mexico Museum of Art, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Museum of International Folk Art, New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, New Mexico State Monuments and Office of Archaeological Studies. Spa services available at nearby Encantado Resort.