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Lake Heron Guest House, Russell Ridge Ranch, Chama New Mexico

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Guest house front porch


Last updated: 10/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Chama house description

Lake access from this lovely guest house on a private ranch in the Chama Valley. Private gate entrance. Horse Corrals and dog kennel and room for boat or trailer parking at guest house site.

Peaceful sanctuary with extraordinary wildlife viewing. The ranch backs to 56,000 acre elk preserve. Willow Creek and Lake Heron are across the street. Sunrises, sunsets and star gazing are spectacular.

Lake Heron is a 'quiet Lake' with canoes, sail boats, swimming and fishing. Oh and be sure to bring a camera the views are the best Northern New Mexico has to offer. For water skiing, drive just 10 miles to El Vado Lake and let the noisy fun begin.

Chama is 10 miles north of ranch and has 1880's steam train attraction, boutique shopping, a new grocery store and restaurants.

Guest house is fully furnished with mountain charm decor including linens. The bedroom has a queen size bed. There is an additional queen size bed/ Futon in the Living room. There is a laundry room in the guest house with private washer and dryer. The kitchenette is equipped with a sink, refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven, convection oven, toaster, coffee maker and electric griddle. Please Note: There is no stove top.

2009 we put in a porch/ patio and chiminea (outdoor fireplace)

Santa Fe is 90 miles, Pagosa Springs is 50 miles, Taos is 95 miles. Day trips from the ranch are great in every direction.

Stay a week, stay a month. You will love this setting so much you will want to return each year. And check out nearby 5 acre Lake view lots for sale while you are here. Owner/Broker Barbara L. Russell.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 690 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1


          • Convertible bed(s)


          • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a queen futon/sofa in the living room area. It has the best mattress available on it and it is easy to pull out. Extra Linens in closet....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Games:

            Puzzles in the kitchen cabinets....moreless

          • Stereo
          • Television:

            There is a TV with VHS and DVD Player built in. Many VHS movies are stocked in the guest house....moreless

          • VCR
          • Video Library


          • Churches
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Laundromat
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Lake View:

            Lake Heron north end is 1/2 mile...moreless

          • Mountain View:

            Brazos Cliffs visible from most of ranch...moreless

          • Water View:

            lake Heron 1/2 mile and Willow Creek across the street...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Sailing
          • Snowmobiling
          • Swimming
          • Water Skiing
          • Wind-Surfing


          • Dining:

            There is a table with 2 chairs and room to pull in 2 more. There is an outdoor patio dining set with 3 chairs on the porch....moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 2 people


          • Clothes Dryer
          • Heating:

            Room base heaters....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            There are linens including, blankets sheets and towels provided with extra sets in the closet....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Living, dining and kitchenette share one room....moreless

          • Parking:

            Plenty of parking in the driveway area. The guest house has it's own gate and driveway separate from the main ranch house next door....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Yes and room to turn around....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine:

            There is a private indoor laundry room with washer and dryer....moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            WiFi with passcode when you arrive...moreless


          • Coffee Maker:

            Cuisinart Coffee maker and filters....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            All basic cooking utensils are in the kitchen drawers and cabinets....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All basic utensils and dishes and silver ware for 4....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Appliances included Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Toaster Oven, Microwave, Single Burner Cook top, Griddle, Outdoor Propane BBQ. There is a not full sided over and range in the guest house ...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven:

            Counter top toaster oven that will fit a 10' Pizza....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Paper towels, soaps and cleaners are in the guest house....moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove:

            Single Burner Cook top ob the counter and a griddle....moreless

          • Toaster:

            Yes there is a 2 slice toaster....moreless


          • Deck / Patio:

            There is a small concrete tile patio that is the front porch....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Weber Genesis Propane BBQ Grill on the porch of the guest house....moreless

          Payment Type

          • Amex
          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa


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          from 5 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $99 $125
          Fri, Sat
          $693 $1,795
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • cleaning fee $50
          • Pet Fee $100
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
          • Taxes Not included


          Monthly rate is the best buy $1845/month Book Now!!!

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          Last updated: 10/25/2014
          Check availability
          23 Available
          21 Unavailable
          22 Today
          23 Selected dates


          150 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          12.5 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          High Country
          9 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          2.5 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          4 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Three Ravens
          45 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Wolf Creek

          Car: Necessary

          The Cumbres Toltec Steam Train railroad is located in downtown Chama 12 miles from our guest house entrance.


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2005

          About the owner: I am owner and developer of Russell Ridge Ranch. I and my personal guests reside in one and the other guest house is the subject of this listing. We take our Pygmy Goats and Dogs up to to the summer each year.

          Why the Owner Chose Chama:
          Wildlife abounds here. The views are fabulous of the Brazos Cliffs and waterfalls, The Lake Heron and Willow Creek views and easy access are what I wanted in a vacation home. Sharing this pristine vacation spot with others is a pleasure for me.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          Rafting, Hiking, Sledding, CC Ski, Swimming, Fishing, Quiet, Views, Small Town quaintness, East drive to Pagosa Springs, Taos, Ghost Ranch, Santa Fe for culture, art and cuisine.

          Contact us

          Speaks: english


          • Guest house front porch

            Guest house front porch

          • Living room and Kitchenette

            Living room and Kitchenette

          • Lake Heron View at the Narrows

            Lake Heron View at the Narrows

          • Guest house entrance

            Guest house entrance

          • RRR vista

            RRR vista

          • Bedroom


          • Guesthouse kitchenette

            Guesthouse kitchenette

          • RRR vista features Brazos Cliffs

            RRR vista features Brazos Cliffs

          • bathroom


          VRBO #230576

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          This listing was first published here in 2009.

          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

          $99 - $125 per night (USD)

          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 10/25/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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          Member since: 2008
          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated: 10/25/2014
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