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Anasazi Glamping Cabin is located within the only twenty mile long gated box canyon in the Chama Wilderness. The cabin includes a completely equipped and carpeted kitchen, living room, and dining area under a 20x30 foot roof. The cabin has cold running spring water, table, chairs, cooking stove, refrigerator, pots, pans, tableware, propane barbecue, and fire pit bowl.
The rental is located on the site of an early 1900s homestead and is one of three vacation rentals we have in the canyon, with Ranch Wilderness Casita and Remote Wilderness Casita.
Unique at your camp site is a 1,000 gallon soaking pool nestled inside an earthen and rock open-air water storage area which was originally built by the ancient Anasazi Indians, with a breathtaking view of the canyon's 1,700-foot red sand stone walls. The pool is fed with continuously flowing cool spring water.
Gallina Canyon Ranch has been featured in many national and regional magazines, including New Mexico magazine, The Santa Fean, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, and Martha Stewart Living.
On rare days when heavy rain makes the road too muddy to travel, we will take you to the camp and leave with you our mud-friendly truck with tire chains for emergency use.
The specially designed protected play area for your children is at the ranch. You may walk or drive. At the ranch is the community swimming pond, inflatable kayaks, floating trampoline, Slither (a 17-foot water park floating snake on which children can sit, stand, and walk), floating arm chairs, boogie board, and a sand box with children's toys. The Gallina River runs right by this area where children love to play in the mud. We supply towels. Not far from the pond is the ranch playground with swings, rotating teeter totter, jungle gym, horizontal bar, hanging merry-go-round, donkey cart, pioneer wagon, grape arbor, and chairs. WiFi is available in these areas.
o) The camper includes king, queen, one single bed.
o) A hot water shower.
o) Solar powered lighting.
o) Medium size, 8 cubic feet refrigerator / freezer.
o) The fresh spring water is excellent for drinking. (There is no need for you to bring water.)
o) There is plenty of table space for preparing and eating meals.
o) Comfortable chairs.
o) Wood fires are allowed in the fire pit bowls; we provide firewood.
o) 46,000 BTU outside propane space heater.
o) The kitchen is fully equipped, including salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and herbs.
o) Two coffee makers: drip and percolator, with coffee filters.
o) Linen, including sheets, duvet, blankets, pillows with cases, wash cloths, bath and beach towels.
o) Eggs and produce from our organic garden when available.
o) We require a signed waiver from each person when you arrive. Please read the waiver before booking the rental. Please see our main web site (link below).
o) Camp fires in the fire pit bowls only.
o) No hunting.
o) Please let us know before you arrive that you are bringing a dog.
o) Due to the possible allergies of future guests, dogs are not allowed in the camper.
o) When you bring your dog to the main ranch area, it must be on a leash.
o) If possible, please plan to arrive by 1:00 PM.
o) Check-out time is 11 AM.
o) Prior to your arrival you will wish to shop for all of your food, drink, and snacks for your entire stay.
o) Radios and cellular telephones do not work in the canyon.
o) If you plan on swimming in the soaking tank or ranch pond, please bring a bathing suit.
o) The camp site is a zero impact area. It is important to us that you use the existing cow trails when hiking.
o) We suggest that you bring head lamps if you want to read at night
o) More pictures of Gallina Canyon Ranch are available on our More Images web page.
Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Tax is included in the rates. Our cancellation policy: More than 60 days prior to check in: 100% refund. 60 days to 30: 100% minus $25 cancel fee. Less than 30 days of check in: no refund. Guests may change the reserve dates 60 days or more prior to check in.
Elizabeth is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Andrew is from Grand Rapids Michigan. In 1977 we bought the homestead complete with cows. We grew specialty organic produce for restaurants in Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque for fifteen years.
David is from the Los Angeles area. He came to the ranch in 2002. He is our caretaker, and webmaster.
The ranch is featured in many magazines, such as Martha Stewart, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, Gourmet, Saveur, Country Home, Bon Appetit, Wine Spectator, Horticulture, Countryside, Country Living Gardener, Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta, Rocky Mountain Gardening, New Mexico, The Santa Fean, Santa Fe Reporter, The Good Cook, Exotic Beans, Southwest Passages, Fine Cooking, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times.
One of us will check you in and out. If you need anything during your stay, feel free to ask any one of us.
Elizabeth purchased this cabin in 1977
We chose this ranch because the beauty and the seclusion of this canyon is unique; it is like having our own mini Grand Canyon--- the same Northern New Mexico beauty that awed and inspired the artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
Family Camp includes for your summer enjoyment a 1,000 gallon soaking pool that is continuously fed from a fresh water spring, and includes a table and chairs for use inside the pool. The overflow from the tank attracts a many species of birds, which makes the pool area a bird watcher's dream. The pool is nestled inside an earthen and rock 1900s homestead open-air water storage tank. You may build a fire in the fire pit bowl provided here. Mosquitoes are not a problem in Gallina Canyon. With a spectacular view during the day and awe-inspiring panorama of stars at night, the pool area is a great place to enjoy the sights and sound of the canyon. Bring a star map and toast marshmallows we provide over the fire pit bowl, then lay back in the provided 'gravity chairs' and watch for meteors streaking across the velvet black sky.
The glamping cabin is the perfect wilderness experience for two families to camp together , corporate get-together, and group camping: please email if you are looking for a group camp site.
As busy restaurant owners, my wife and I needed a true retreat from long hours and a very public lifestyle. We found one here! This property stands alone in the region and perhaps the state. Elizabeth and Andrew couldn't have been greater hosts. They provided delicious produce and eggs from their garden (heirloom tomatoes had just come in).
As for the beauty and the solitude, I will sum it all up by saying that our stay both at the ranch casita and the glamping site, as well as hiking their pristine land, revitalized both our energy for our business and AND our relationship! Cheers to Elizabeth and Andrew
We really enjoyed our stay at the Anasazi cabin the solitude was just what we needed! We thoroughly enjoyed the beauty and peaceful surroundings,and on our hikes we saw deer, wild turkeys and jack rabbits. Our dog had a blast roaming and exploring. The shark tank was a welcomed relief in the afternoon it was so lovely to cool off in fresh spring water. We hope to visit again!!
Dear Elizabeth, Andrew and David,
We loved our time spent at the Ranch, "Glamping" on our 47th Anniversary. The solitude was perfect and the natural abundance of birds, wildflowers, rocks and natural wildlife made us appreciate Mother Nature in all her best features. The Gallina Canyon cliffs became our front yard and back yard and as a special treat for our anniversary there was the double rainbow to go with our anniversary cheese cake topped with a drizzle of pine trees. What a wonderful experience for us 70 yr. olds. We didn't even have to be doing anything special and even enjoyed the rain. Thank You.
We arrived back at Gallina Canyon Ranch in early August after camping and hiking around the Ghost Ranch which was great … beautiful cliffs and mesas. As we negotiated our way up the road to the ranch we came upon another visitor who was sidelined by the recent major rains – Palulukung dancing – and we stopped to see if we could assist. We told him we would send help from the ranch and when we got there Andrew took off to retrieve them in the 4X4.
Elizabeth greeted us all like long lost family and showed everyone around the main ranch house. We loved seeing the little chuck wagon (which we actually stayed in once), the orno, and the hummingbirds especially. We had all been to the ranch before but it has been a while. When Andrew retrieved the stranded visitors the family all piled in for the trip up to Remote Casita and I headed up to Anasazi.
They told me it was even tougher going up to Remote Casita than when I went up a week before but I found the new Anasazi camp to be a really sweet deal. It’s like luxury camping with a fantastic outdoor kitchen, dining area and chairs for relaxing at night. The sleeping arrangements are in a small pop up trailer and the two beds are ample and warm.
When the family returned to Anasazi we made dinner with the fresh vegetables from the Gallina Ranch garden (the best ever) and spent the night watching shooting stars under an almost full moon. If you listen carefully you can hear the Kachinas singing a chant.
The next day we hiked and then cooled off in the spring fed Shark Tank pool. I mean what a deal this Anasazi is, its awesome and worth twice the price!
Spectacular views greeted us as we drove into the canyon. The colors in the rocks and the greenery were awesome and a welcome escape from the city in the summer. The campsite was impressive with so many conveniences (even more than advertised) for those of us who are not hard-core campers. The shark tank and pond were fun refreshing activities with the kids and we enjoyed the lovely natural landscaping.
Easy hikes offered chances to experience the natural beauty of the canyon and the Rio Gallina. More challenging hikes are also available to reward the more adventurous. Our stay coincided with the monsoon season which brought refreshing wind and rain in the evenings. A four-wheel drive vehicle would have been helpful but our hosts helped us though the areas that were difficult to pass due to the rains.
That brings us to the best features of all... Our hosts. Andrew, Elizabeth and David made this the best camping trip we've ever been on. They were so helpful and friendly. They provided great information about the area and quick responses to the challenges we experienced due to the heavy rains. We would not have gotten better service in a five-star luxury resort. It was a privilege to get to know them. We were already planning our next trip back there as we drove out at the end of our stay.
Got home just now: had a great vacation. We LOVE the remoteness of your canyon. It is the perfect place to camp with children: outside but convenient kitchen, bath, beds so not so hard on us moms! We had a great time and really enjoyed ourselves. The refrigeration was no problem, and David brought us some extra ice and the nights were so cool. The Anasazi ruin towers were amazing, it was so fun to be able to see the fruit of all our research. We are hoping to go the La Jarra region next and see if there are more there. It was so interesting to walk around the homes of these mysterious people. We took many pictures although they will never be as cool as the real thing and the canyon is so beautiful.
The kids really wanted to come up and play more in the pond, but living in Acapulco they get cold so easily and it rained so we just hiked about and played in the creek.
Thank you so much again, we really enjoyed ourselves!
Campers at our family camp may walk or drive one mile to children's paradise: our community pond (see Entertainment section above).
Attractions of the area include: The Monastery of Christ in the Desert, the Continental Divide Trail, Echo Amphitheater, Ghost Ranch's paleontology museum, Abiquiu Lake where one may swim and fish, the Santo Tomas de Abiquiu Catholic Native American Indian Mission, and the Dar al-Islam mosque at Abiquiu.
One may take a one-hour tour of Ms. O'Keeffe's house in Abiquiu through the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation. There is also the Abiquiu Inn with a café and gift store. A day's outing may include lunch at Rancho de Chimayó Restaurante, a visit to the world-famous El Santuario de Chimayo, and a stop at the weaving shops of the Ortega and Trujillo families. Dar al-Islam is noteworthy for, among other things, the only vaulted ceiling made from adobe brick in the United States.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
$125 per night includes up to 2 adults and 2 children. Additional persons $25 per night. Anasazi Cabin has two separate sleeping areas so that two families or groups may "glamp" together. West Camp's glamping area is held exclusively for your use if you rent Anasazi Cabin. If you want to use the glamping facilities at West Camp, an additional fee applies: please send us email and we will make arrangements. Both sleeping areas ("Anasazi Cabin" and "West Camp") are displayed on our main web site.