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Beckoning, La Lomita nestled against Black Mesa.

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Last updated: 08/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Ojo Caliente house description

La Lomita is located in the area where La Familia Valdez has a 300 year history. La Lomita was conceived, designed and built with hospitality and spirituality in mind. It is a place of healing and rest, of relaxing and dreaming, of renewal. It holds mystery in the howling coyotes, the whispering junipers, the shifting arroyos, and the colorful wildlife. Bienvenidos! Nuestra casa es su casa.

Read our wonderful reviews and let our many guests describe the La Lomita experience. (See review section)

Nestled into the Black Mesa, La Lomita is the hub surrounded by Abiquiu to the northwest, Ojo Caliente and Taos to the north, Chimayo to the east, and Española and Santa Fe to the south, all with local art and food just 10 to 55 minutes away. It is 12 miles from the relaxing mineral springs and spa at Ojo Caliente, and 30 minutes from Los Alamos and Bandalier National Monument.

The spectacular Santa Fe Opera is 30 minutes away, as is its neighbor, the Santa Fe Flea Market with treasures made by 'artesanos' from Mexico, Guatemala and other native areas (open in Spring and Summer).

On the way to Taos, via the High Road through Truchas or the route along the Rio Grande through Velarde with the Black Mesa Winery, you will find beautiful scenery and native Hispano-made tin work, retablos, santos, and weaving from traditions begun hundreds of years ago.

River rafting in the Rio Grande or floating over the river gorge in a hot air balloon, are adventures waiting for all ages, as are the ski trails and golf courses, all in close proximity to La Lomita.

Stay at home and climb the Black Mesa, part of our 9 acre 'back yard', and if you reach the top (about 45 minutes of spectacular climbing), wander across the top of the Mesa and see the Rio Grande flowing below. Or grab your easel and paints, camera or writing pad, and capture the breath-taking, mountain scenes all around you. Need to relax? Try tai-ch, yoga or gentle walking around our juniper, piñon and desert-flowered landscape, and let the many visiting songbirds lull you into a peaceful siesta.

Keywords: On 9 acres, solar adobe home with covered portal (porch) facing the Jemez mountains, designed with quiet and the spiritual in mind. The terrain, including the mesa high above the house, suggests privacy. ¡Se habla español!

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1533 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Preferably over one day old. However, in an emergency, you may have to give birth on the property. Not recommended, as there is a wonderful hospital in Española 10 miles away....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            home is all on one level with 1 1/2' threshold at main entrance. Please call for complete details...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Mesa climbing on 9 acres, draw beautiful mountain views....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Sorry, we are concerned about those with allergies....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No ands, ifs, or butts, thank you....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2

            ...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size bed in master bedroom (Kokopelli). Queen futon in Great Room (Gecko). Double (full) futon in second bedroom/study (NM Sun). 2 love seats in great room convert to twin beds. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Tiled bathroom w/sink, walk-in shower and washer/dryer....moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Artisanal New Mexico tile in Tub/shower area...moreless

          • Full bath has tiled tub/shower combo, toilet, and slate vanity top. 3/4 bath has tiled floor and walls, attractive laundry-sized sink, shower, toilet and laundry facilities. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            La Lomita, equipped with security system, features a modern, well-equipped kitchen which flows into a dining area and great room with magnificent mountain and mesa views....moreless

          • Dining:

            Table seats 6. Slate counter top allows dining for three. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            9...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Oven
          • Seating for 9 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            Gas fireplac w/thermostat heats great room, kitchen, dining. Electric baseboard htr in each br, ceiling htrs in bathrooms, south side Trombe windows heat adobe walls, all windows allow full sunlight....moreless

          • Living Room seats 7:

            Peak windows allow lots of sunlight...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Plentiful parking in driveway...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Electrical hookup...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • La Lomita is heated by a clean-burning propane fireplace controlled by thermostat. An electric base board heater is in each bedroom. Of course, the floors and adobe walls via the south-facing Trombe window panels cooperate with the sun. In the summer, the adobe walls, with the help of ceiling fans and use of window blinds, allow the house to maintain comfortable temperature naturally. The well, which is more than 400 feet deep, provides clear, crisp water. Everything is on one floor, including the two bathrooms, one with a shower-tub combination and one with shower and laundry with a washer, dryer and utility sink. The portal (porch) is a favorite spot for lunch and watching the sun set....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite TV. Flat screen LED HDTV great for watching movies....moreless

              • Books:

                Eclectic collection that changes constantly...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Games

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Besides the landline, long-distance card necessary. Most cell phones also work at La Lomita....moreless

              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                A portal (porch) stretches across the front (west side) of the house, and comfortable deck chairs provide a front row seat for spectacular sunsets and watching nature....moreless

              • Golf
              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Monument View:

                There is no famous monument, so there are no crowds. However, there are 2 exceptional monuments of a local sandstone nature out the north and east windows....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Pacific, only 1020 miles away Atlantic, a bit further at 1900 miles...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                From portal (porch) and most windows...moreless

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Mountaineering
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Rafting
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Spelunking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Massage Therapist
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Kayaking
              • Water Skiing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Basketball Court
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Swimming
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Ruins
              • Museums
              • Winery Tours
              • Festivals
              • Churches
              • Hospital
              • Horseback Riding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • ATM/Bank
              • Shopping
              • Fishing
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 23 traveler reviews
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              $149
              $749 $2,130
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              Location

              45 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Santa Fe, 45 mi; Albuquerque 100 mi
              40 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Santa Fe
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              US 285
              14 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Española 14 mi; Pojoaque 22 mi; Los Alamos 30 mi
              5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Socorro's 5 mi; Española 11 mi; Ojo Caliente 13 mi

              Car: Necessary

              Start your day on the portal of our solar adobe home by watching the sun creep slowly over the surrounding Black Mesa. Choose a different adventure and a different direction each day: Enjoy the wide variety of restaurants in Ojo Caliente, Española, Abiquiu and vicinity, each with its own flavor of hospitality and culture. Rejuvenate in the centuries-old mineral springs resort of Ojo Caliente, 15 minutes north of La Lomita. Follow the Rio Grande 1 hour northeast to the ski slopes of Taos and visit its unique shops and restaurants. Don't miss the spectacular Rio Grande gorge–perhaps from your hot air balloon! Explore the nearby Puye Cliff Dwellings and the Bandelier Monument to learn about ancient history of the area, or the Bradbury Museum in Los Alamos to learn about the WWII atom bomb development and current efforts in safe nuclear energy. One day isn't enough to spend in beautiful, historic Santa Fe, the highest capitol in the United States. Visit museums, 300 year-old churches, the town square with native artisans selling their wares and, of course, Santa Fe's wonderful restaurants. All this plus skiing and golf are only 40 minutes from our home.

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 1999

              About: Carl Valdez is a native of the Finger Lakes area of New York State and Gretchen is a native of Minneapolis, MN where they live and have raised 6 daughters, 8 grandchildren and a great-grand daughter. Carl is a veteran of the US Air Force of the Viet Nam era. Both are retired teachers, but Carl works full-time as an ordained deacon in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Su ministerio es primeramente con los de habla hispana. Carl is named after his paternal grandfather, Carlos Borromeo Valdez. His father's ancestors originally settled in Abiquiu, NM in the early 1800's, then in Los Valdeses, Colorado (now Seven Mile Plaza) between Del Norte and Monte Vista in the San Luis Valley. The church there, San Francisco de Asís, was founded by Juan Pio Valdez, Carl's great (5 times)-grandfather who was raised in Abiquiu. The land on which the church sits is called La Loma (the Hill) near the Rio Grande; thus the name for our home, La Lomita. Our home is situated 100 miles south, also very near the Rio Grande. Some of his aunts, uncles and cousins eventually moved back to Española, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, and it is primarily in Monte Vista and this area that he and Gretchen began regular visits more than 30 years ago.

              Why Ojo Caliente:
              In addition to the above family reasons, we became enchanted with the beauty of northern New Mexico, hearing the language of Carl's father, the music, the restaurants with authentic northern New Mexican food, and even watching the hummingbirds.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              We love the excitement of watching our grandchildren start 'the climb' to the top of the mesa (okay, so only two have made it with a lot of help from grandpa) or climb on the surrounding rock structures, watch hummingbirds dive and look forward every day to a new adventure - just minutes away. We are delighted that there is something to do year around. In some months, it's possible to ski in the morning (Taos) and golf in the afternoon (Albuquerque). We are also pleased to have a modest collection of reading material including New Mexico history and New Mexican authors, mysteries, nature, and spiritual topics. A number of visitors have commented that they have enjoyed reading on the portal (porch) without interruption (other than hummingbirds), and others have enjoyed adding to our growing collection.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, spanish

               

              Photos

              • Beckoning, La Lomita nestled against Black Mesa.

                Beckoning, La Lomita nestled against Black Mesa.

              • Nuestra casa es su casa.

                Nuestra casa es su casa.

              • The portal invites you to sit and talk, or just sit! A January afternoon...

                The portal invites you to sit and talk, or just sit! A January afternoon...

              • January sunset worth a thousand words...

                January sunset worth a thousand words...

              • Spacious fully equipped kitchen with New Mexican natural slate countertops. Ready for snacks or gourmet meals.

                Spacious fully equipped kitchen with New Mexican natural slate countertops. Ready for snacks or gourmet meals.

              • The Great Room features natural light, high ceiling, local materials and a view.

                The Great Room features natural light, high ceiling, local materials and a view.

              • Romantic & inviting gas firepace in Great Room.

                Romantic & inviting gas firepace in Great Room.

              • The convenience of the master bedroom.

                The convenience of the master bedroom.

              • Sun Room: Relax and read or convert comfy futon into double bed.

                Sun Room: Relax and read or convert comfy futon into double bed.

              • Sun Room study corner, shelves and desk, all hand crafted.

                Sun Room study corner, shelves and desk, all hand crafted.

              • Looking out the kitchen and dining windows at 'Tigger Mountain'.

                Looking out the kitchen and dining windows at 'Tigger Mountain'.

              • Occasional quiet sky designs are part of New Mexico ambiance.

                Occasional quiet sky designs are part of New Mexico ambiance.

              • A place for all seasons: La Lomita!

                A place for all seasons: La Lomita!

              • The relaxing portal (front porch) faces the mountains to the west.

                The relaxing portal (front porch) faces the mountains to the west.

              • View from the portal: Morning shower coming in from the southwest.

                View from the portal: Morning shower coming in from the southwest.

              • Portal lighted with seasonal luminarias.

                Portal lighted with seasonal luminarias.

              • Dining for six, and three more spaces at peninsula countertop.

                Dining for six, and three more spaces at peninsula countertop.

              • Great Room detail: Tapestry from Oaxaca, Mexico; Guitar is for playing...

                Great Room detail: Tapestry from Oaxaca, Mexico; Guitar is for playing...

              • Master bedroom (Kokopeli): Queen bed, home made covers, walk-in closet.

                Master bedroom (Kokopeli): Queen bed, home made covers, walk-in closet.

              • Looking at the hallway from the master bedroom; natural light from solar tubes.

                Looking at the hallway from the master bedroom; natural light from solar tubes.

              • 2nd bedroom/study (Sun Room) large walk-in closet entry, adobe richness.

                2nd bedroom/study (Sun Room) large walk-in closet entry, adobe richness.

              • One of many nichos at La Lomita, all of which reflect local culture.

                One of many nichos at La Lomita, all of which reflect local culture.

              • Late summer smiles!

                Late summer smiles!

              • Grandkids' reward: the top of the mesa!

                Grandkids' reward: the top of the mesa!

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