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Balloon Fiesta 1 Mile to Charming, Historic, N. Valley Casita!

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

Romantic, rustic hideaway in a true 'oasis in the desert'. This casita is part of a property on the national historic register. Los Terrones Adobe Casitas is located on historic Guadalupe Trail in the Village of Los Ranchos. Authentic adobe construction with exposed vigas (beams) and brick floors throughout, huge picture windows on the east side which look onto acres of green lawn and mature landscaping where roadrunners and other birds love to linger. Perfect launch site for hot air balloons.

The larger bedroom has a queen-size memory foam bed, desk, nightstand. The second 'Blue Room ' bedroom has 2 twin bunk beds, a nightstand, and wardrobe. There is a rollaway bed for an extra guest, and a crib that can be set up for infants. The small kitchen is comfortable and completely equipped. The bathroom has a shower and authentic Talavera hand-painted sink. Authentic southwest decor and old world charm prevail throughout. Please be aware that our casita was built in the 1870s, and as a result, the doorframes are lower than those in modern constructions. On the west side of the property is a private, fenced yard with table, chairs, and a gas grill surrounded by trees and bordering Guadalupe Trail.

This casita is located on 6.5 acres of green meadows canopied by huge 100 year old cottonwood trees in a semi-rural environment called Los Terrones. Peaceful and quiet yet conveniently close to the freeway, this property provides easy access to all parts of Albuquerque and surrounding areas. Perfectly situated for balloonists, the Balloon Fiesta Park is only 5 minutes to the northeast. We are only 15 minutes from the airport, 1 mile to the Railrunner train stop, and 45 minutes by car to Santa Fe. Old Town Albuquerque and the Aquarium/ Bio park are just a short drive south down Rio Grande Blvd. Bike paths, a health food store and the “antique mile” along 4th Street are within walking distance, and it's a short drive to Casa Rondena Winery and large shopping malls across the Rio Grande.

Please call Jan, Tony, or Tim for more information and extra availability.

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  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About The Owner

As an Air Force brat I grew up all over the world, but my heart always belonged in New Mexico where my grandparents lived. My wife is a native of New Mexico and we both enjoy traveling.

The Owner purchased this house in 1985

Why The Owner chose Albuquerque

This unique property belonged to my grandparents and I always enjoyed visiting it in my youth. It is a piece of paradise, a semi-rural setting hidden within a metropolitan area which makes it close to nature but also close to all the conveniences of the city.

What makes this house unique

We love the easy access to all parts of Albuquerque and New Mexico while enjoying the tranquil, green, natural environment and historic ambiance. The trip to Santa Fe, which we enjoy visiting often, is very short, whether by car or the Railrunner train.


based on 27 traveler reviews

Balloon Fiesta 1 Mile to Charming, Historic, N. Valley Casita!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews
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Great ABQ Experience at a Good Value

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Casita which, though small, has much more charm than your typical VRBO rental. Adobe walls, exposed beam ceilings, and the development itself (a small "village" of several little adobe structures sprawling over several acres) all added to our Southwest experience. The house only has one double bed, the rest are singles so be aware of this if you're travelling with couples; it was great for our family with kids. If you're sleeping 5, know that one person will be on a rollaway mattress. The place is beautiful, clean, well equipped, has good wifi, and the owners were very responsive; all at a fair price!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, spacious and accomadating!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect! This casita was well kept, attractive, and it was very private. Along with the spacious interior, there was a small backyard where we grilled and enjoyed the sunshine. The house was stocked and ready for our arrival. My party consisted of five adults and we had plenty of room. The property manager, Tim, checked in periodically by phone and was extremely helpful. The location is about twenty minutes from downtown albuquerque, we'll worth it if you like a little more privacy. I can't say enough about this space; my family is already planning on coming back in a few months. Thank you, Tim!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A week in a historic adobe

  • 5 of 5

Our week in Albuquerque was greatly enhanced by staying at this wonderful 140 year old adobe. My husband used to live in this area for 16 years. We have been to Albuquerque many times but had not yet discovered this lovely casita. It is in a nice neighborhood at the end of the small development giving it privacy. The adobe oozed charm. It was built just the way an adobe in 1875 would be constructed. There were modern amenities, of course. The casita was just the right size for a couple. Bathroom was small but had the basics - toilet, shower stall and sink. Everything was decorated in typical South Western fashion. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need. Tim, the manager, was great to work with. He was friendly and cooperative, if a need arose.

We will definitely return when we get the chance.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we were hoping for!

  • 5 of 5

It doesn't get any more "New Mexico" than this charming casita! Close to the train to Santa Fe and to Balloon Fiesta park.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house! Quiet neighborhood. We enjoyed eating out in the backyard, listening to the local farm animals. I would definitely stay here again the next time we are in Albuquerque.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exellent Stay

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for two months and loved the place. It had lots of Old Albuquerque charm, plenty of space inside, high ceilings and comfortable. It took a day to get used to the small doorways, but that's because it's a 100+ year old adobe house. (By the way, the adobe keeps the temperature nice and cool during the summer.) It was so much better than any other place we considered. Also, we rarely needed him but the manager was friendly and helpful, which was also a plus.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Point of Interest
Railrunner train station
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Ronde�a Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Moses Country Health Food Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Balloon Fiesta Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Los Ranchos Grower's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Village Market

Close to historic sites and monuments such as Historic Old Town, Coronado State Monument, and Petroglyph National Monument, Santa Fe is a 45 minute drive or (slightly longer) train ride away.


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Albuquerque House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twins in a separate room, one rollaway that sleeps one, Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
Located on six acres of green open space with mature landscaping, this naturally beautiful property dates from the 1870s.

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