Since opening our doors in 2010, The Casita del Lago has been recognized for our award-winning service and ideal location on Abiquiu Lake. We are honored to welcome you, and we look forward to being a part of your visit to our beautiful Abiquiu community.
The Casita del Lago (Little House on the Lake) is a custom adobe style home situated on 22 acres of lakefront property on Abiquiú Lake, with spectacular views of the lake and Chama River, Ghost Ranch, Cerro Pedernal, and Carson National Forest. Our guests have described it as "the most beautiful place on earth", "nirvana" and "the best vacation rental home they have ever stayed at".
With 1,100 square feet of living space your vacation home will comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. The hand-carved wooden doors lead you into the open concept living space. You will be welcomed by the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake, the indigenous stone fireplace that warms the family room, and the authentic and comfortable furnishings. If you must, you can view cable TV on two high-definition TVs or use the complimentary WIFI. Hook your phone up to the docking speaker system for music.
The kitchen was remodeled in 2018 and is stocked with dishes, pots, pans, glasses, silverware, seasonings, spices and much more! The electric stove, refrigerator with ice-maker, microwave and dishwasher are all high-end and stainless appliances. A BBQ grill sits outside the sliding door on the back portal (patio). Enjoy your meals inside at a table for six that looks out onto the lake views or dine al fresco at the picnic table.
The two bedroom suites are positioned at opposite ends of the home: the master has a king-sized bed, high-definition TV and ensuite bathroom and the guest suite has a queen bed and a set of twin bunk beds with a shared bath. Luxurious linens, plush towels and amenities are stocked so you can enjoy a perfect vacation.
Full size washer and dryers are in the home, along with laundry supplies.
Authentic southwestern art lines the walls – and every picture tells a story. We are proud to feature several works by local artist Brian Thomas who recreates Abiquiú vistas using rock.
As wonderful as the home is indoors, it is just as amazing when you step outside. A six-person hot tub is nestled into the rocks overlooking the lake – a perfect spot for star gazing. As one of our guests said, “I’ve never seen stars like this or the Milky Way come to life”. Outside you can also enjoy the Stonehenge Fire Pit on the edge of the arroyo or enjoy the Chimenea on the portal. Explore the 22 acres of open spaces and settle in to one of the outdoor seating areas. Hike down to the lake through arroyos. Bring your fishing poles, kayaks and canoes!
We are proud to be the only Abiquiú area vacation rental home to win the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. This demonstrates our commitment to you – our guest. We meticulously and carefully maintain and care for the home. We continuously make upgrades based on our preferences and suggestions made by our guests. We work hard to earn our five-star reviews and we will do all that we can to make sure you enjoy a wonderful vacation experience. If you have any questions, please reach out to us - we are happy to help you plan your trip and time and share local knowledge with you. We hope you will join our family of guests from all over the world who have selected The Casita del Lago as their favorite place to stay in Abiquiú, many of whom return year after year to rejuvenate in the Land of Enchantment.
*We offer discounts on weekly and monthly rentals - send us an inquiry with your dates for special pricing information.
*If The Casita del Lago is booked or if you prefer a one-bedroom/one-bath, check out our second vacation home, Abiquiú Lake Mesa, at https://www.vrbo.com/1292459.
MORE ABOUT THE HOME
We built the adobe home into the shore above Abiquiú Lake. The home has two bedrooms, two baths, a full and modern kitchen, an open concept family room, desk area and dining area, fireplace and laundry facilities. There are floor-to-ceiling windows to capture the amazing views from every direction: Abiquiú Lake, the Chama River, Red Rocks, green fields, Cerro Pedernal, Carson National Forest, Ghost Ranch, and more. Outside, you will find heated patios, amazing spots to sit and take in the views, a BBQ grill, a hot tub built into the rocks, a fire pit overlooking the arroyo, a hiking path to the lake, and 22 acres to explore.
The home is like no other in terms of design and amenities. Imported granite countertops, custom handmade Spanish Pueblo arched doors, imported Mexican furniture, resort quality bedding and linens, authentic southwest lit niches, handmade Kiva lighting sconces, plastered interior walls, radiant floor heat, top rated appliances, indigenous rock wood burning fireplace, air conditioning, modern technology, and furnished outdoor living spaces. The east and west portals are attached with heated floors and one-of-a-kind views. The southern portal just off the kitchen offers warm, sunlit days in even the coolest high desert New Mexico temps. We subscribe to cable TV and the fastest Internet in the area - and both are offered to you free of charge. We also include firewood, laundry supplies, BBQ supplies and many spices/seasonings.
Literally, you will feel as if you have stepped into a Georgia O'Keeffe painting right from your doorstep! The home is located on 22 acres of private Abiquiú lakefront property in a gated community with lake access. The drive to the home with the incredible Sedona-like views is worth the trip in itself! You will be amazed at the views that surround you and you will want to wake up early just to witness the break of dawn. Then settle in for an afternoon siesta on one of the outdoor daybeds; or curl up to a book; go down to the water; start a gourmet meal; sightsee (if you must); horseback ride; photograph; hike the arroyos on your property; draw, paint, write, dream, and much, much, more.
The location provides an absence of both noise and light pollution. The lakefront property provides guests with lake access for swimming, fishing, hiking - or bring your kayaks or boat to explore the lake. There is a cove at the shore on our property where our kids love to swim.
The 6-person hot tub is nestled among huge rock boulders just off the western portal and it reserves its own spectacular views for itself, especially at night when the billions and billions of stars come out. For the more adventuresome, a short hike to the 'Stonehenge Firepit' at sunset for a spectacular outdoor viewing and nighttime fire atop the arroyo is a perfect setting for s’mores and your favorite ghost story.
We have a deep appreciation for the land and its history of this area - from dinosaurs, to Native American pueblos and cliff dwellings, to Spanish explorers, to cattle wrestlers, to ghosts and witches, to Georgia O’Keeffe - all the way to our current age where the past history and culture blends with the artist colony that Abiquiú has become.
The home is conveniently located to Ghost Ranch, Echo Amphitheater, Monastery of Christ in the Desert, Plaza Blanca, Cerro Pedernal, and the Carson National Forest. You will also want to explore the Purple Adobe Lavender Farm, whitewater rafting down the Chama River, the Ra Paulette Cave Tour, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs, Native American pueblos, and other amazing sites. Plan easy day trips to Santa Fe, Taos, Cumbres and Toltec Railroad, and Bandelier National Monument.