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Modern Cabin Inside Sf National Forest 12 Miles to Plaza

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Beautiful modern mountain cabin with all high end amenities INSIDE national forest.

Summer and Winter wonderland!

The home is all on one level - no stairs of any kind (except the exterior stairs down to the hutub) King bed in the master and two queen beds in the guest rooms - all plush pillow top beds.

Awesome master bath with giant cast iron tub, perfect for two if you don't feel like sitting in the hot tub :-)

Extreme privacy - this is one of the only properties like this in the Santa Fe area - a true mountain paradise get away, yet so close to town.

Out door enthusiasts will love it here, bring your mountain bikes in the summer and your cross country ski's in the winter, ski right out the front door!

The home has ample deck and patio space overlooking the creek and hot tub, perfect for out door entertaining.

Cool temps in the summer when downtown is hot! Encantado resort is right down the road for world class dining and spa services.

There is a 2 mile dirt road to the property and the last 1/2 mile is a little bumpy and it can get muddy or snowy depending on the weather...

Please note that an SUV or all wheel drive vehicle may be preferable in case of inclement weather, especially winter months when a 4x4 is needed.

Please read the reviews and check out the video tour!

Keywords: Cabin, mountains, national forest, stream, privacy, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, Eco, getaway,

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Brian Bodei
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Brian Bodei

My name is Brian and I have lived in this paradise for over 17 years and now its time to share.

Brian Bodei purchased this cabin in 1995

Why Brian Bodei chose New Mexico

This is the only location thats this close to Santa Fe, inside the national forest, on a stream that affords total privacy and high quality of living. I feel so blessed to have been able to live up here all these years. I can never get over how beautiful Pacheco Canyon is!

What makes this cabin unique

This home was designed by and award winning designer - no boring architecture here. The home was planned to feel like the outdoors and indoors were one, and I truly think we succeeded. Sitting by the creek, watching the humming birds, having margaritas on the deck - or in the hot tub. Mountain biking and skiing right out the front door - endless miles of hiking and exploring, watching the birds - it never gets old! The only problem with staying up here is that you will not want to leave....Santa whaa?


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(92 traveler reviews)

Modern Cabin Inside Sf National Forest 12 Miles to Plaza
average rating of 4.9891305 based on 92 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home up in the mountains. Nicely appointed with a beautiful deck overlooking the stream. Lots of beautiful trees with abundant birds to watch while sipping your morning coffee. Quiet location far away from any noise or distractions. Definitely recommend if you are looking for some nice solitude in the mountains with beautiful trails nearby.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Loved the home and Brian was fabulous to work with. Enjoyed hiking, the balloon festival, visiting Santa Fe, a relaxing dinner at the house and hot tubbing. Lovely home and great experience. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Creekside retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful get away in the trees. Close to all the Santa Fe action but far enough away for quiet peaceful relaxation. Excellent location for hiking or mountain biking. Brian is an excellent host.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place was the perfect combination. Beautiful, secluded, peaceful location, but just minutes away from the amenities of the Four Seasons Encantada. Although we were not guests there, they didnt seem to care. We ate , drank , and booked mountain biking excursion out of the 4 seasons.

The amentities inside were top notch. We got a lot of use of the hot tub that was always hot, ready to go.

Drive to town not too bad, although the road to the cabin is pretty bumpy. Would be nice to get that paved over at somepoint.

Brian the owner was very accessible, responsive, and helpful.

Overall, a highly recommended property.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our third trip to this wonderful cabin. It's always clean and well maintained. The weather was perfect and our family of 6 adults enjoyed the outdoor patios, with Blue Jays and Humming Birds everywhere. It always a pleasure dealing with Brian, the owner. He is always helpful when needed for anything!

We look forward to booking our next stay here again, while in Santa Fe.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully Private Getaway in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

We planned a family reunion for our grown children over a week in August at this house. Everyone loved the house - it is so functional yet so beautiful, with lovely furniture and fixtures, and overflowing with art work that gives it a unique beauty. The studio (a separate structure from the house) was especially convenient for our gang, as we put one couple there and each of the other children got their own rooms. We love to cook and share long meals with lots of wine when we get together and we found the kitchen very well stocked - plenty of pots and pans, good knives, etc. We were able to really enjoy the presence of the stream that runs by the house - we kept the sliding doors open almost continually to enjoy the water music. The deck was the perfect place to do yoga, surrounded by trees, being dive-bombed by hummingbirds, and listening to the water rushing downhill. We hiked, we played board games, and just relaxed. Everyone agreed that the house was unique and special.

We were unlucky enough that our week's stay included rain almost every day, and real downpours a few times during the week, which brings me to the only downside to renting here - the road. Other people have mentioned this in their reviews, but I will add my bit because our family was there during the most unusual and challenging weather one could imagine. We had tickets to the Opera 4 nights, and the trip up and down the road made our evening rides a little more stressful than I had bargained for. Of course, we were in a minivan, so the quality of handling was not high to begin with, but the road was pretty potholed with deep puddles and it did give us some moments of worry.

But considering everything, I still want to rate this a 5 star experience - I think that most of the year the road is probably much better than it was for us, and even with the extra time and vigilance needed to drive it, we still had an absolutely wonderful stay in this beautiful place.

I also want to praise Brian for being very responsive, communicating clearly, and providing such a lovely home for our vacation. He was delightful.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.19%

Rate is based on 2 people, for each additional person add $25 each per night. Max 8 people
If cancelled before 30 days a full refund of the rent will be returned MINUS the VRBO service fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Santa Fe Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - The detached studio has a 3/4 bath.
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , The detached studio is available for party's of eight.
  • King size beds (1) Plush pillow top mattress, Queen size Beds (1) Plush pillow to mattress
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
I provide hiking books and maps of the area trails, nature guide books and water bottles are available if needed. We've also got sleds for the winter!

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