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Big Foot cabin at 8300 Feet in the Jemez Springs Mountains

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, Loft, 2 Bathrooms (sleeps up to 9 in beds, 2 air mattresses)

If more than 11 guests, please contact us. There is space for sleeping bags and the ability to camp out in the back.

This is a beautiful, secluded log cabin nestled on three acres of forest land in the mountains above Jemez Springs at an elevation of approximately 8,300 feet. We have enjoyed this wonderful place and want to share with other friends, families and guests.

Located at mile marker 33 on Hwy 4, the cabin is 1 hour 45 minutes from the ABQ International Airport and 1 hour 20 minutes from downtown Santa Fe.

The cabin sits in the Jemez mountain hunting zone 6a, with zone 6b (Valles Caldera) just down the road.

Upon arrival, you will find an array of amenities to enjoy during your relaxing mountain retreat, including:

1. an open floor plan with exposed log beams;

2. There are 3 bedrooms and a loft area, which are organized as follows:

a. 1st floor – King size bed

b. 2nd floor- Double bed

c. 2nd Floor – triple bunk (3 twins)

d. 2nd Floor Loft area – trundle bed (2 twins)

e. There is room in the loft, in the bunk room and in the living room to put the 2 air mattresses.

f. More than 11 guests? ....There is space to camp outside or throw down sleeping bags in the house.

3. a dining room with seating for eight;

4. large windows to admire the beautiful vistas;

5. two full bathrooms;

6. a full kitchen, including a dishwasher

7. an outdoor grill;

8. a full laundry; and

9. a wood burning stove with pre-chopped wood outside.

- if you need basic groceries, Amanda’s, a small general store, located 7 miles south on Hwy. 4, has groceries, bait and tackle, and fishing licenses;

There are books, board games, video games, and movies catering to all ages. There is a flat screen TV, Blu-Ray player and XBox 360, along with basic internet access. Cable and basic television are not available. The cabin has very spotty cell reception, but has a landline with free long distance throughout the contiguous United States. Internet is also very unreliable but who needs it with all this?!

From the large front porch, which accommodates up to eight adults, you can enjoy incredible sunsets, star gazing and abundant wildlife. In the winter months, enjoy the view of the snow-capped ridge and sledding on the hill in the front of the cabin (two small sleds are provided).

Hiking is limitless, and the cabin is a perfect starting point for walks in the forest or strolls on the access road. The cabin is ten minutes from waterfalls and swimming at Jemez Falls and the East Fork Trail to the south. Fishing and hiking at Las Conchas is 10 minutes away to the north. Within 30 minutes you can visit Bandelier National Monument, the Valles Caldera (cross country skiing and snow shoeing in the winter) or Fenton Lake. Within 35 minutes you can be in downtown Los Alamos in the north, downhill skiing in Pajarito Ski Area or be in downtown Jemez Springs to the south.

The Village of Jemez Springs has great shopping flavored by local artists. There are great restaurants, including a real saloon where you can eat, drink and meet the locals. Also located in Jemez Springs is the famous hot springs and full service day spa where everyone on your trip can be pampered after a long day of enjoying the outdoors.

Enjoy the wonderful cabin with your friends and loved ones in this beautiful mountain setting. Have fun, enjoy the views, the air, and the peace and quiet.

We are willing to consider all events on our property. Please contact us regarding specific limitations and fees related to events.

From Mid-November through Mid-March, please plan to utilize an AWD or 4X4 to get to the cabin. The roads to the property are plowed, but not during an active storm. After plowing, there is the potential for 2-3" packed snow and ice.

More Details

Jason and Leslie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Why Jason and Leslie chose New Mexico

The view and the beauty of the countryside.

What makes this cabin unique

Close to ABQ but far enough to get away from the city.


Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Albuquerque Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Villiage of Jemez Springs
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 4 and Forrest Road #10
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
HWY 4 and HWY 126 to Fenton Lake
Car: necessary

All of the areas below have web information.

Hiking within 5 minutes of the Cabin:

Las Conchas:

Jemez Falls (small areas for wading):

East Fork Trail: (small area for wading if you veer off to the Box Canyon)

Hiking within 15 minutes of the Cabin:

Battleship Rock

Spence Hot Springs

Valles Caldera (high recommended for free range exploring)

Hiking within 20 minutes of the Cabin:

San Antonio Hot Springs (Great adventure if you have a 4x4 to get to the staging area)

Fish Hatchery

Fenton Lake – Fishing! You can purchase poles at “Amanda’s” (see below) and get a fishing license there if you need one.


Amanda's is the 15 minutes away for general groceries and bait (if you like to fish)

Smiths is in Los Alamos about 40 minutes away


Los Ojos in Jemez Springs about 20 minutes from the Cabin - Very basic burgers and beer

Stagecoach in Jemez Springs about 20 minutes from the Cabin - country cooking - fried foods

Ridgeback Café - Next to Amanda's about 15 minutes away from the Cabin - sandwiches, salads and burgers


Jemez Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Bunk Bed/Triple bunk in separate room.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , On loft
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Twin/Trundle Bed: Twin bed is on loft.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Events are welcome. Please contact us for specific fees related to events scheduled at our property.


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Big Foot cabin at 8300 Feet in the Jemez Springs Mountains
average rating of 4.915493 based on 71 reviews

Peaceful, secluded

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED the outdoor space both the front porch and the back patio. The front porch was perfect for reading a book while watching the sunset. The back patio was perfect for dining al fresco, and sitting around the fire pit or stargazing. The kitchen had everything we needed. The washer and dryer were a real plus. The road getting into the property was pretty rough but we managed fine in a Toyota Camry. We drove into Jemez Springs one day to sit in the "Giggling Springs" which was very nice. Thank you for sharing your property!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. Especially the back patio. Will be booking this place again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Quiet, remote but with many places to explore

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place to explore and be outside with our family on vacation. The cabin was perfect. We had plenty of room and felt right at home. Each day we hiked a different trail not too far away. The area is incredibly beautiful with mountains all around. The tall pine trees and cool air felt like Colorado. We loved sitting on the front porch each morning and watching the sun hit the mountains. It was a wonderful few days. We would love to come back - there is so much to do in the area. The cabin had everything we needed. Great choices of movies and games. Plenty of spices and little things you might need in the kitchen.

Thanks so much Jason. Thankful for our time away from busy life to be together as a family. It was the perfect place for us!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It exceeded our expectations! Beautiful setting, beautiful home...wonderful!!!!

  • 5 of 5

It rained every day of our stay so it was wonderful to have a comfortable place to return to when we couldn't be outside. The beauty and serenity of this place will be a fond memory for our family for years to come.

There was a possible interruption in water service and the phone did not work but the owners communicated so well and were willing to provide a new phone if needed. There was never a problem with the water. Everything was above and beyond any cabin rental we have had in the past. I can't say enough positive comments about this property and the owners!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great location with all amenities!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week at the cabin and had a great experience. The laundry room and kitchen made things easy enough to where we didn't have to travel to town every day. The location was perfect for hiking and sight seeing. We had an awesome time!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Beautiful mountain scenery! Very clean, comfortable house!

  • 5 of 5

Jason and Leslie,

We thoroughly enjoyed your mountain home while we were visiting the Jemez mountain area. It was close to many hiking trails, but also felt secluded in the neighborhood when we got back to the house each day. We love just checking out of the rat race and relaxing on our vacations and your house certainly provided that. In fact, we didn't see a single other person besides our family around the house on most days there. Very nice getaway! The only downside to this property is the steep incline driveway if you only have a two-wheel drive. One of our vehicles was two-wheel and one was four-wheel, so we made sure to pack the four-wheel drive vehicle with all the heavy loaded things. However, Leslie and Jason do provide a place to park down below the driveway area for two-wheel drive vehicles - it just requires a walk up the stairs, which can be hard when you are bringing in all of your luggage and food/coolers. The inside amenities were very comfortable except for the fact that there is no air conditioning in the home, which we were unaware of beforehand. Might have been just an oversight on my part with not reading the full listing. However, all of the windows opened up and the breeze was nice once the heat of the day passed. The kitchen was fully stocked with pots, pans, trashbags and paper towels (which is a very big plus compared to other VRBO homes we've stayed at in the past). Also, the beds were exceptionally comfortable, especially after a long day of hiking. And, we even saw a bear behind the house one day while we were cooking out on the gas grill (another plus for cooking - the gas grill, I mean.....not the bear). That was very cool to see him, but be aware of nature's creatures around the house when you stay there- oh, and the chipmunks behind the house on the patio LOVE for you to share your nuts with them! Great stay for us! Thanks Leslie and Jason! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

The rates are based on 6 guests. Each additional guest is charged an extra $15 per night. Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed.

There are 3 bedrooms and a loft area, which are organized as follows:
a. 1st floor – King size bed
b. 2nd floor- Double bed
c. 2nd Floor – triple bunk (3 twins)
d. 2nd Floor Loft area – trundle bed (2 twins)
e. There is room in the loft, in the bunk room, and in the living room to put the 2 air mattresses.
f. More than 11 guests, please contact us. There is space for sleeping bags and opportunities to camp on the land.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.