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

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Guest house front porch


Last updated: 08/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Keywords: Guest House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave


          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided


          • Video Library
          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • VCR
          • Stereo
          • CD Player


              • Wireless Internet:

                WiFi with passcode when you arrive...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Water View:

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

              • Mountain View:

                Brazos Cliffs visible from most of ranch...moreless

              • Lake View:

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


              • Churches
              • Rafting
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Hunting
              • Swimming
              • Snowmobiling
              • Kayaking
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Rock Climbing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Medical Services
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Sledding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Library
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing


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              from 4 traveler reviews
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              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
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Pet Fee $100
              • Taxes Not included


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

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              Last updated: 08/13/2014
              Check availability
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates


              150 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              12.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              High Country
              45 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Wolf Creek
              9 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              El Alamo

              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. I take 2 horses up to the ranch in 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


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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Monday, September 01, 2014

              $99 - $125 per night (USD)

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 08/13/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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