We often have two rooms available. The house is passive solar and has Santa Fe style charm. Nearby are tennis courts and playgrounds.
Breakfast is included and is organic wherever possible -- fresh fruits, eggs, bread, yoghurt, muesli, nuts and seeds, granola, oatmeal, tea, and coffee, and occasional New Mexican favorites such as tamales! Green chile! You usually will have to prepare it for yourself, though sometimes we will prepare it, and it is always laid out for you on the table. (Sorry! We are often working, but many guests prefer to graze anyway.) Vegans and vegetarians can be catered for, so just let me know. You will usually have the kitchen to yourself at breakfast, and I will leave foods that you request and more. If you crave meat for breakfast such as sausage or bacon, let me know that too. I find that different nationalities tend to want different types of breakfast.
Bedrooms: The main bedroom has a queen bed, and the other has a double bed. The first mattress is queen sized and memory foam, and the other is a double bed with firm mattress. There is also a mini mattress available for a toddler. The bedrooms have private entrances if needed.
Bathrooms: Bath, shower, and sink. Towels, soap, shampoo and conditioner provided.
Cats: Two cats also occupy the house, so it is important that you are comfortable with that. I recommend closing your door, so they don't go into your room. They can only go outside when we are chaperoning them, due to coyotes, great horned owls, and bobcats (very beautiful creatures -- see photo), so we ask that you are careful not to let them out.
Kitchen has gas stove/oven, toaster over, electric kettle, fridge/freezer, french press coffee-maker, Cuisinart food processor, and popcorn popper.
Most of the house has open-beam ceilings called vigas, ceiling fans or a portable fan. In winter, we use forced air central heating, and you can control your own environment and windows. All rooms except bathrooms have bookshelves, so you can curl up with a good book whenever you want.
TV Digital (no cable)
Netflix for movies by arrangement
Clothes Washer, Dryer, and Dishwasher Guest AccessWheelchair accessible, all rooms.
Tennis courts and several playgrounds are available in the neighborhood, all free as you are a temporary resident.
A gym (not free) can be found a few miles away with the local shops.
A major grocery store and other services are about two miles away.
A farmer's market takes place on Friday evenings in season. Interaction with GuestsWe live here too, and when not home are available by phone or text to answer questions. The NeighborhoodEldorado at Santa Fe is a very beautiful neighborhood that has to be seen to be appreciated. Every property has one to two acres (this was to protect the ground water). The nature of the high desert is just beautiful. The skies are huge, full of stars unimpeded by light, and sunsets are often spectacular. You can see the Jemez Mountains, the Ortiz Mountains, the Sandia Mountains, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, named for the blood of Christ that is said to turn them pink in the evening and morning light. These are all part of the Rocky Mountain chain. Coyotes are heard at night, and you will see rabbits, quail, bluebirds, many other birds (this is a migration path), and possibly even a bobcat or a roadrunner if you're really lucky. We once had a bear at the back door, but only once...
Local restaurants include Harry's Roadhouse, about 15 minutes away, where you can find New Mexican favorites such as blue-corn turkey enchiladas with green and red chile. Our Eldorado shops include a French pastry shop called Chez Dre, and the Cafe Fina five minutes away for organic meals in a sunny, artistic setting.
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There are big and small celebrations that you might want to visit, such as the balloon fiesta of Albuquerque, Indian Market, Spanish Market, the Pancake Breakfast on the fourth of July, the Farolito Walk on Christmas, "Fiesta" in September, the wild festival of Zozobra, or the pilgrimage to Chimayo at Easter. Native American feast days occur during most months of the year and are open to the public, where you can taste red chile stew and be witness to beautiful ancient dances. Reservations and Native pueblos near Santa Fe include Cochiti, Santo Domingo, Okey Owingeh, Tesuque, and Poquoaque. Many people also come to ski the sunny slopes. Getting AroundA car is necessary. There is a bus that leaves from the shops about twice a day, but really a car is almost essential in this area.
We are half an hour from the Santa Fe airport (American Airlines and private planes only), and about an hour and a quarter from the Albuquerque airport.
Santa Fe is about 20 minutes northwest; Galisteo is about 20 minutes away, Lamy about 14 minutes, Glorieta, 17 minutes, Pecos 25 minutes, and Taos less than two hours away. Other Things to NoteThis house is a lived-in family home with many imperfections and quirks, so you should be someone who is comfortable in casual surroundings. Closets include our belongings, but also plenty of space for yours. You will find it clean, sunny, cheerful, and a creative bright space!