The SpaceWe offer you our downstairs private room with queen size bed (updated photo coming soon) and shared (downstairs) baths in our large and lovely solar adobe home between Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, which is known as the Land of Enchantment for good reason. The house is set on 21 acres in the Santa Cruz River valley north of Santa Fe and east of Espanola, with easy access to the towns of Santa Fe, Taos and Los Alamos. The mountains, rivers, and cultural amenities of the area like Ojo Caliente Mineral Hot Springs, Rio Grande Gorge Park, Chimayo, the HIgh Road to Taos are at close at hand. Pricing shown is for one person, with a maximum occupancy of two. There is an additional fee of $20 for the second person.
You get easy proximity to the one-of-a-kind cultural and recreational amenities of Santa Fe, Taos, Los Alamos, Chimayo and Espanola. You also get badland and river hikes right out the door, and amazing 360 degree mountain vistas right up the street. You can visit with our horse and cows, stroll down to the river through our fields and get a sense of how traditional irrigation works in northern New Mexican.
The large country kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances and utensils, and there are two indoor eating areas as well as three outdoor sitting areas. There are several distinct sitting areas inside and out, so you can enjoy privacy outside of your room. There is a flat screen tv with netflix streaming in the living room for those of you who are chilling at home.
We provide a private fridge in the kitchen for our guests, because ours is seasonally over-full with our garden produce (sharing encouraged). We frequently find ourselves enjoying meals with our guests, but their privacy is also respected.
We are long time (30+ years) residents of the area and are happy to give you tips for enjoying your stay. An additional bedroom, the whole house and/ or our casita (on the same property) may be available, so check with us or see our other listings.
Please ask us about special food, pets, travel or financial arrangements or any other requests and we will be glad to work with you. As noted, a varied and healthy self-serve continental breakfast is included in shorter term options. Public transportation is spotty so plan on having a car to fully enjoy the area. Staying with us will give you personal insight into how nortenos (northern New Mexicans) live and we will give you as detailed a glimpse as you desire into how this special corner of the world functions and what there is to do and see here. We hope you will join us. Guest AccessFull kitchen, shared use of two bathrooms, one with a tub, free parking, three patios (one with barbecue and fire pit, living room with netflix and pandora, den with funky piano and game table, dog kennel on premises, field and badlands hiking, river access. Interaction with GuestsWe are a generous and open family and love hosting. We do ask that you respect our private space, property, belongings and time as we invite you to feel at home here. In other words, mutual respect of privacy, time and belongings is offered to you as our guests and appreciated from you in return. We always seem to come to a happy medium, whether you are a long or short term guest.
We are happy to offer you all our accumulated, evolving and up-to-date insider knowledge of this beautiful area. The only non-negotiable is smoking-none whatsoever on the property, please.
Please feel free to make us aware of any special needs and to join us occasionally and spontaneously in preparing shared dinners. At other times, we may want to eat on our own, and do not mean to exclude you, but only have a need to circle our wagons as a family. There are several dining tables in the house. We only ask that you do not bring more than light snacks into your room. The NeighborhoodIt's beautiful and historic with wonderful neighbors, hikes and easy access to Santa Fe and the varied environs of northern New Mexico. There is also a lot to do on our property itself, if you want to get involved in one of our many projects. There is a blacksmith shop and artist studio on the premises, as well as a bamboo fly rod building shop. Getting AroundBest to have a car to stay here, or anywhere in NM. There are limited public transportation options, so please let us know your needs. Other Things to NoteIf you are traveling with a pet, please let us know. We need to know if your creature is compatible with ours and we do charge an additional $15 per day per pet. For dogs, this gives you access to a private indoor/outdoor fenced kennel right next to where our dog hangs out during the day.