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Yurt Overlooking the Chama River Valley

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The Yurt perched on the deck against the red rock face.

The Yurt perched on the deck against the red rock face. Yurt interior with traditional decoration. Yurt interior with handcrafted furniture Yurt Annex Interior View of Abiquiu  Mesa from the doorway Yurt setting from the distance

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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Abiquiu studio description

On a raised deck bordering Carson National Forest rests a 24-foot diameter Yurt beautifully decorated with traditional Central Asian tapestries and handcrafted furniture. The Yurt is located only one mile from Highway 84. It is 2 miles from the Pueblo of Abiquiu, 8 miles from Abiquiu Lake, 12 miles from Ghost Ranch Presbyterian Seminar Center, and one hour’s drive from Santa Fe.

Magnificent views can be seen in every direction. Rich old cottonwoods line the Chama River below the Yurt, while majestic red rock formations tower behind. A brief drive or a beautiful walk will take you to Plaza Blanca (White City), Abiquiu’s intriguing pre-historic white limestone hoodoo formations. The Yurt / Annex is set in the perfect location to take advantage of Abiquiu’s variety of outdoor and cultural adventures during every season. You can spend the day hiking, kayaking, exploring Petroglyph rock art, visitng the home and museum of Georgia O’Keeffe, attending Hispanic feast days, and many more wonderful outings to enrich your stay.

The Yurt is an inspiring and unique facility that can be rented for either a private vacation or for group seminars. We have hosted Yoga retreats, artist workshops, concerts, book-signings, weddings, and a variety of ecumenical gatherings. There is sleeping accommodation for 4 guests. The Yurt also features a 30" screen with a DVD/VCR player.

Less than a minute walk from the Yurt is a newly constructed annex with kitchen, bath, cozy sitting room, and outdoor terrace. A fold-out futon makes accommodation possible here for another 2 guests. A telephone in the kitchen is available for local use, or with a long distance calling card.

Day trips are accessible to almost all of the surrounding areas, including Chaco Canyon, Chama, Taos, Santa Fe, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs, Bandelier National Monument, or the White Sand Dunes of Colorado. In winter time, the ski slopes of Taos, Santa Fe and Los Alamos are inviting downhill racers, and hundreds of thousands acre of wilderness are available for back country ski or snowshoe lovers.


Our rates remain reasonably priced at $75/per night for 2 persons, with an additional $25 per person for more guests. Our weekly rate is $495. We offer special rates for children and for longer stays. Personal checks are welcome, for Paypal billing we must add an additional 4.5% to the cost of your reservation.

For more views of the Yurt/Annex and our other properties please visit our website at the link below.

Keywords: Yurt and Kitchen Annex

Property Type

      • Studio

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Wood Stove
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • VCR
          • Television
          • DVD Player

          Communications

              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View

                      Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Rafting
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Hunting
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Skiing
                      • Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Rock Climbing
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • best family getaway!

                        best family getaway!

                        • Guest Lilia & Heri (albuquerque)
                        • Date of stay 11/08/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/13/13
                        The yurt is a very relaxing and out of the ordinary place! My family and I have been in different rental properties in the area,thought had seen all the beauty abiquiu had to offer,wasn't I wrong! Waking up to the beautiful view of chama river was incredible as well as hiking the hill located behind the yurt. My son was truly free to run outside without any worries. The yurt's decoration is beautiful, Thank you Benyamin and Rabia! See you soon.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Peace and Serenity

                        Peace and Serenity

                        • Guest Robyn (Denver)
                        • Date of stay 06/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/21/13
                        Not only is the Yurt beautiful to stay in, it is peaceful and serene. You are transported to another style of life. It has everything you could want for comfort, with a good kitchen and bathroom with a shower down a lovely path. Benyamin and Rabina are welcoming and gracious. The books within the yurt tell the story of the yurt and so much more about the people who have graced this place. It is truly an experience! The surroundings are peaceful and the stars are amazing at night. If you want an idyllic setting, lovely hosts and a delightful stay, this is your place. Abiquiu is wonderful and you are in the perfect position to explore Taos, El Rito, Ojo Calliente, Abiquiu Lake, Dar Al Islam Mosque, Benedictine Abby of Christ in the Desert, Ghost Ranch and all of Georgia O'Keefe country.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                      • The Perfect Stay

                        The Perfect Stay

                        • Guest Emilie (New York, NY)
                        • Date of stay 03/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/08/13
                        The Yurt was absolutely incredible. It is even more spectacular than the photos show. Definitely a steal at the price, as it is actually very luxurious in terms of amenities. The lovely owners left plenty of firewood for the wood burning stove (I stayed in winter) and I managed to get it pretty toasty in there. The surroundings were breathtaking and Abiquiu was a great place to explore for the weekend. I hope to visit this Yurt again as soon as I make my way back West.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners, girls getaway.

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                      • A wonderful way to stay in Abiquiu

                        A wonderful way to stay in Abiquiu

                        • Guest John (Albuquerque)
                        • Date of stay 10/21/11
                        • Review Submitted 01/11/12
                        My family and I have been visiting the Abiquiu area for many years now and we're thrilled that we discovered the Yurt! It is comfortable and exotic at the same time - our kids thought it was great. The view from the deck surrounding the yurt is probably the best in the whole area, short of climbing a mountain or mesa. The view over the Chama river is perfect. The hosts are kind and friendly and will either go out of their way to help you enjoy your stay, or leave you alone if you like. We'll stay here again next time we're up north.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children.

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                      • Cozy yurt on hillside.

                        Cozy yurt on hillside.

                        • Guest Susie Q (Arvada, CO)
                        • Date of stay 10/09/11
                        • Review Submitted 10/13/11
                        A large generous space with lovely carpets and cozy atmosphere. Clean and comfortable with skylight. Quiet retreat with sweeping views all around. Big skies and solitude. Easy access to Abiquiu. Hiking nearby with stunning rock formation. Ghost Ranch a short drive up the highway.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Camping in luxury

                        Camping in luxury

                        • Guest Cathy (Nashville)
                        • Date of stay 06/11/11
                        • Review Submitted 06/18/11
                        Staying in the yurt was a great experience. It was like camping but with the comforts of home. The owners Benyamin and Rabia were very gracious. We really enjoyed learning about the area from them. The yurt overlooks the Chama river and is very close to Abiquiu. It was a very centrally located to the surrounding area attractions. If you enjoy traveling "off the beaten path", we highly recommend a few days at the yurt.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children.

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                      $85/night for double accommodation. Special week rate of $510
                      For each additional person, $25/night.  Sorry, no pets are allowed.
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                      Year Purchased: 1997

                      About the owner: About the Owners Benyamin and Rabia van Hattum have lived a creative life in Abiquiu raising their 5 lively children over the last 30 years. Born in the Netherlands, Benyamin completed formal cabinet making at London City & Guild College in the United Kingdom. He was offered a position in Abiquiu as the master woodworker on Dar al Islam’s Medressa complex designed by the Egyptian architect Hasan Fathy. After completing 4 years on that project, he received so many private orders that he established his own business Andaluz Woodwork in 1988. After 20 years of producing furniture and architectural detail integrating traditional design into contemporary applications, he and Rabia began building and remodeling homes in northern New Mexico based on the design features and traditions in their portfolio of travels to Egypt, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Mali, Morocco, Spain, Syria and the Balkans. Rabia spent many years managing Andaluz Woodwork and serving her community creating and implementing her own programs including a tutoring program for children at the local public library, summer and after school arts programs for disadvantaged youth, cultural education programs of international storytelling and folk music, and ABC! (Arts of Boost Curriculum) using kinesthetic and spatial expression to motivate student learning. Services Offered They are especially knowledgable of the magnificent surrounding areas where they live and have led many different hiking groups onto magical routes not in the guide books. They are able to offer every level of walks and hikes for any type of person or families. Rabia’s enjoys engaging with children in mixed media art projects. For a reasonable fee they can offer these services to visitors to make their visit a fulfilling and memorable one.


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                      Photos

                      • The Yurt perched on the deck against the red rock face.

                        The Yurt perched on the deck against the red rock face.

                      • Yurt interior with handcrafted furniture

                        Yurt interior with handcrafted furniture

                      • View of Abiquiu  Mesa from the doorway

                        View of Abiquiu Mesa from the doorway

                      • Yurt interior with traditional decoration.

                        Yurt interior with traditional decoration.

                      • Yurt Annex Interior

                        Yurt Annex Interior

                      • Yurt setting from the distance

                        Yurt setting from the distance

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

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