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Frances J. Fischer

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Artist's/Writer's Retreat in Picturesque Mountain village

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Truchas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

High end modern adobe construction with traditional features including thick plaster walls, wood beamed ceilings, wood/brick floors with radiant heating, luxury tiled bathrooms, and French doors to covered portal with snow capped mountain views. Recent construction with historic core. Not suitable for children. Pets?- horses only, sorry.

Keywords: House

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Frances J. Fischer (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Frances J. Fischer

Owner is from Scotland and area reminded family of Scotland and provided requisite privacy.

Frances J. Fischer purchased this house in 1975

Why Frances J. Fischer chose New Mexico

Mountain views, starry skies, backyard of two national forests, wilderness area, friendly helpful people, comfortable climate. Easy access to Santa Fe, Taos, Los Alamos, Bandelier, Abiquiui, Jemez Springs, Ojo Caliente and Truchas peaks.

What makes this house unique

A. Art Galleries - 14 studios and galleries, weaving and woodworking B. Beginning Trailhead to Truchas Peak and Wilderness Areas C. Sanctuario de Chimayo - traditional vernacular adobe pilgrimage site. D. Santa Clara Lake - fishing and boating E. Nearby Golf and Casinos/Conference Facilities H. Ojo Caliente Hot Springs and Spa I. Rio Grande River Rafting J. Abiquiui/ Georgia O'Keefe K. Bandelier National Monument and Ruins L. Close to Scientific Research Community of Los Alamos. Horse back riding available next door.


2 traveler reviews

Artist's/Writer's Retreat in Picturesque Mountain village
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Ideal Work Space for Artist

  • 5 of 5

I went to Truchas the last two weeks of June, 2015 to start a series of paintings from sites in this rural village and its environs. This home worked well for my purposes. It was spacious with a thoughtful layout incorporating historic and contemporary elements creating a showplace of northern New Mexico architecture. The kitchen was well-equipped and functional. The master bedroom was most comfortable--with open windows the gurgling of the acequia could be heard at night--and the master bath was commodious. The light filled garage served well as a depot for art supplies as well as a finishing studio. The house sits in a bucolic setting with expansive views to the Truchas Peaks and closer views to neighboring houses where you can observe village life. The caretaker lives close by and can be called if any problem arises. She is very helpful and efficient, but not intrusive. Truchas is isolated and services (grocery stores) are about an hour's drive away--but what a scenic drive! Recommend to those who want to disconnect and enjoy rural northern New Mexico. Pets are not allowed.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly exceptional retreat

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home impressed me immediately with its stunning views from every room and peaceful quiet all around. Every amenity is available in this high-end renovation, from great cooking kitchen (large gas stove, dishwasher, etc) to enormous walk-in shower, spa tub, sauna, heated floors, towel warmers etc. The spacious rooms have high ceilings and charming details (though not too much decor - I appreciated the minimalist touch) including a kiva fireplace that is well-drafted and large enough for a roaring fire to warm the room nicely. The house is made of traditional adobe construction so it's really well insulated. Good flow for large groups, plenty of space to spread out and find privacy from the group if necessary. Setting is as stunning with views that would rival any Truchas property. As an artist, I found this a terrific retreat where I could get lots of reading, thinking and making done. A fantastic month of beauty, respite, peaceful walks and stupendous sunsets - there was even a full solar eclipse while I was there! Dreaming of that house . . .

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Rancho de Chimayo
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Black Mesa
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
State Road 76
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Rancho de Chimayo
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Car: necessary

Enjoy the uniqueness of this small traditional Hispanic village located at the base of the Truchas Peaks. Altitude is 8,500 so it is very cool in the summer. Setting of the Robert Redford Film the 'Milagro Beanfield War'. Horse back riding is available next door. Many additional sports / activities available further away than 15 minutes.


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Truchas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1 Upstairs - Jet tub, large separate walk in shower, two sinks, tile Bathroom 2 Downstairs - Sauna, two sinks, walk in shower, tile
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Downstairs double bed suitable for mobility impaired. Downstairs has no steps.

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