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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.


Last updated: 07/08/2010

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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • Studio

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

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

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio


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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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Owner info

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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  • 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

VRBO #248904

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Date last modified - Saturday, May 23, 2015

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  • Calendar last updated 07/08/2010
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