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

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Living room and Kitchenette


Last updated: 11/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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


  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • 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


  • 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


  • Seating for 2 people


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


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Last updated: 11/14/2015
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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.

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  • Living room and Kitchenette

    Living room and Kitchenette

  • Guest house front porch

    Guest house front porch

  • Guesthouse kitchenette

    Guesthouse kitchenette

  • RRR vista features Brazos Cliffs

    RRR vista features Brazos Cliffs

  • RRR vista

    RRR vista

  • Guest house entrance

    Guest house entrance

  • Bedroom


  • Lake Heron View at the Narrows

    Lake Heron View at the Narrows

  • bathroom


VRBO #230576

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, November 16, 2015

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

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