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Artist or Writer Retreat - Santa Fe

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 3)

Beautiful guesthouse in historic village of Lamy, New Mexico located 20 minutes SE of downtown Santa Fe. Lamy is the official train stop for Santa Fe and you have wonderful hiking, walking and biking trails just outside your door.

The guesthouse is large and spacious with beautiful views with, WIFI Internet, Phone and Privacy. Perfect for one person, a couple, or small family. King and twin bed. No pets.

If you love the opera in the summer, skiing in winter, hot air ballooning in the fall or art museums, Santa Fe's summer activities such as the Folk Art Market, Indian Market, and a place to stay where you can call your 'home' away from home, then this is the guesthouse for you.

Weekend rental, a week or longer stays are all possible.

More Details

Jean Zunkel
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Lamy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • All linens are provided 1 King Bed 1 Single Bed 1 Childs Crib 1 Queen Blow up Mattress if required
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Artist or Writer Retreat - Santa Fe
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews

Beautiful home in peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

All the comforts of home in this roomy house. We loved the architectural details and incredible views from the patio. Great place to unwind if you want to unplug from everything and just enjoy your surroundings. Also, you will love Bella, the sweetest pup that will capture your heart the instant you meet her. Only possible downside is no cell signal or TV at the house. We quickly got use to not having a TV and let everyone know they should message us. I would definitely stay here again. Lovely home and hosts!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words....especially about Bella. She loves rave reviews about herself!! Our hope is that by not having the TV, one can take time to relax, detach from the dependency of our phones and just enjoy the quiet. Its a rare blessing these days. We would love to have you come again anytime. Have a wonderful 2018.
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A lovely property convenient to Santa Fe

  • 4 of 5

Jean's guest house is large and charming, with tall bookshelves, a fireplace, a large and well-equipped kitchen and a comfortable king bed in one bedroom. The bathroom is attractively tiled and features a skylight. The big porch would be a great place to relax in more temperate parts of the year, though it was of course too cold for us there. Although Jean was out of town (our stay was over Christmas, 2017), we found her helpers to be very responsive to the small number of little things we found wanting or malfunctioning-- like the lights on the steps. One downside is the lack of streaming capability, so forget Netflix. A DVD player and the facilities of a wonderful video store on the Paseo in SF amply made up for that short coming, however.

A bonus is the beautiful garden with white birches, so unusual for New Mexico. Time into Santa Fe was about 20 minutes, but time to the local supermarket was only 8 or so. Lamy itself is a very quiet little town, so don't expect local night life.

Altogether a good choice for a relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and Ellen, We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Nxai's place in Lamy. Our village really is special. Thank you so much for being wonderful and gracious with the few items that needed to be corrected. Your comments on the aspens touches my heart. These particular trees are really too low (even though the house is at 7,000 feet!) and I have struggled to keep them healthy and alive because I adore them. In the fall when they turn golden and begin to make a tinkling sound is one that you never forget. We do hope that you will return and I will come and build your fire for you!!! Have a wonderful 2018. Jean
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Beauty, peace, hospitality and kindness

  • 5 of 5

My stay at this Lamy retreat was wonderful. Jean is a kind and thoughtful hostess who has decorated the adobe cottage beautifully and comfortably. I slept well each night. It is a quick and simple 20 min drive to Santa Fe -perhaps too much so, as now I wish I had spent more time on the porch or in front of the fireplace. I highly recommend this retreat.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, beautiful retreat.

  • 5 of 5

While it's fun to weave thru the crowds and galleries in Santa Fe, especially at the Farmers Market, nothing beats retreating to the peace and quiet of Jean's place. The stars at night are magnificent and the morning light thru the aspen unbeatable. Everything in the house feels like home. We loved our stay. Thank you Jean.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you with us for the weekend. Please return again soon. It was wonderful hearing your laughter from the portal with your friends who joined you for dinner.
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Retreat in the high desert is a dream!

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my month-long stay in Lamy thanks to my amazing hostess, Jean, and a perfectly appointed space. The cottage is truly lovely and has all the amenities you might need for an extended stay. It's location in Lamy, a quaint, quiet town, is ideal and Jean did a wonderful job of being available, yet offering me the privacy and solitude I was seeking. A perfect perch from which to experience all that Santa Fe / NM has to offer, if you want to stay in a creative, comfortable home, don't look any further!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Real Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was comfortable, uncluttered and extremely inviting. We luxuriated in the superb bed, aspens rustling in the breeze, a heavenly patio, and a fully stocked kitchen to cook in. We loved it! It is the perfect peaceful retreat for a busy couple to unwind and rest. We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of Nxai's Place. We loved having you and hope that you return again soon. We hope your horse is ok now.
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
El Dorado
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several Choice
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
285 South
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Santa Fe Mountain
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 6.63%

Rates same year round
$135/night .. $750/week .. $1750/month Year Round
Propane charge extra $50 per week October-April
Cleaning Fee $75.00
Refundable Security Deposit $125.00
Please call or email me direct for availability as well as process for payment. You will pay the owner direct by either personal check or credit card.

Credit Cards Accepted:
* Visa
* Mastercard
* American Express
* Discover

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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