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Balloon Fiesta close to Charming, Historic, N. Valley Casita!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Romantic, rustic hideaway in a true 'oasis in the desert'. 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, a huge picture window on the east side offers plenty of morning light and views out to the wildflower meadow.

The larger bedroom has a queen-size memory foam bed, desk, nightstand. The second 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 North Valley landscape, canopied by huge 100 year old cottonwood trees in a semi-rural environment called Los Terrones, in the Village of Los Ranchos. 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 contact Ryan or Jan for more information or inquiries.

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Property Manager
Ryan Bromberg
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2017

About Ryan Bromberg

We are a family of native New Mexicans with deep roots in the Rio Grande Valley.

Ryan Bromberg purchased this house in 1985

Why Ryan Bromberg chose Albuquerque

Casita Chueca (crooked house) is situated on a lovely compound in Albuquerque's North Valley. 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.


Alamedan Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Balloon Fiesta close to Charming, Historic, N. Valley Casita!
average rating of 4.733333 based on 30 reviews
Prescott Az

Cute and cozy casita!

  • 5 of 5

The casita was a perfect size for us and Ryan was always accessible to answer any questions we had. The property had a awesome patio and grill as well as all the amenities we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice little house close to Balloon Festival and everything else

  • 5 of 5

The staff is super helpful and quick to fix any issues ( the internet wire came loose). The house is clean, beautiful and wonderful EXCEPT for the shower. The shower is tiny, if you weigh more than 250lbs you won't fit in it and two people will not fit in it at the same time unless they are both children. The shower head sprays water everywhere and it's impossible to get out of the water without getting out of the shower itself.

Other than that, everything is perfect. Location is amazing, anything you can find or think of to do is close by. Driving out to Sky City and other day trips is easy. Close to gas stations, dollar store, and the Farm & Table local restaurant. Trader Joes and Starbucks is only 15 minute drive. If you're a Breaking Bad fan, google places used in the show and you will find that this house puts you within 10 miles of 50 places used in the show. If you don't get a welcome letter, ask for one because it explains the laundry facilities and lets you know there are 2 bikes for rent.

Kitchen has everything you could need and the bed is very comfortable. Lots of extra blankets. Will definitely return with our kids!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The property was quiet and safe, however it was not well maintained. The furniture was worn out, there were problems with the air conditioning which made it miserable in August, there were windows that did not open and some had no screens. The outside area was overgrown and we could not use the BBQ grill because it was being habituated by a large wasp nest. There were lots of cockroaches inside.

This property needs to be deep cleaned and upgraded with more comfortable furnishings. We were very disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sonja, Thank you for staying with us and for your comments and feedback. It sounds like your experience was not consistent with the level of service we normally provide. We discovered that our staff and former property manager neglected to maintain our standards and have since been replaced. We have addressed and remedied all of these issues and made improvements. The historic and rustic qualities of our casitas imposes limitations on some modern amenities (HVAC and leak proof doors and windows for example). However, we work within our limitations and environment to provide clean, comfortable safe and quiet lodging in a unique setting. We apologize for your inconveniences and invite you to try us out again in the future. Best wishes, Los Terrones
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Boulder, CO

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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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Albuquerque International Sunport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sandia Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Sandia Peak
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
Car: recommended

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. The Sandia and Manzano mountains are within 30 minutes' drive.


Rates & Availability

Alamedan Valley House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Fiesta
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Refundable damage deposit $330

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