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Nambe Country Retreat - Near Pueblos, Abiquiu and Santa Fe

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Wood burning kiva fireplace and dining area


Last updated: 08/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Sweet adobe casita along the high road to Taos is close to Santa Fe, Tesuque, the opera and is convenient to the beauty and charms of Northern New Mexico. The perfect haven for when you want to explore Georgia O’Keefe country, the ancient pueblos, historic Spanish villages, Taos, Los Alamos, Jemez, Puye Cliffs and Bandelier National Monument. Great location for nature lovers as well, as we are within easy distance of hiking, biking, skiing/boarding, snowshoeing, rock climbing, river rafting, ballooning, fishing, and more! In fact, you can hike or bike right out of the front door.

Located approximately 17 miles north of Santa Fe plaza near the Nambé Church, this guest house to a private residence has its own entrance, a walled patio and covered portal. From the outdoor areas, enjoy dramatic sunset views over a nearby mesa and the Jemez Mountains beyond and later study the stunning nighttime skies. Additional outdoor areas include a picnic area under an old apricot tree and a seating area along the Acequia del Caño. There are two off-street parking spaces.

The casita has vigas and saltillo tile floors throughout and is decorated in Santa Fe country style with antiques, original art, tribal rugs, and quilts. The main living area has a seating nook with two bancos, a dining area, wood burning kiva fireplace and full kitchen. There is a separate bedroom, bath with tub and shower and a laundry area. The bedroom has a queen sized “Doctor’s Choice” bed and the two bancos can be comfortably converted to twin beds to accommodate up to 4 people. 100% cotton linens and fluffy towels are provided. The kitchen is stocked for basic cooking and has a microwave, coffee maker, electric tea pot, blender and attractive china and serving ware for six.

We provide a welcome bottle of wine, complimentary tea and coffee and complimentary breakfast fixings. Breakfast choices include: farm fresh eggs from our neighbor’s organic farm, breakfast breads, fresh fruit, granola, and beverage choices. Plus, during the season, we will be happy to share the bounty from our no-chemical kitchen garden with you.

This is a comfortable and delightful retreat for the daytime explorer. It is also a perfect writer’s retreat or getaway for those special romantic occasions – honeymoons, anniversaries or birthdays. Light concierge services are available – let us help you plan the perfect vacation, including those special touches that will make it so memorable!

Keywords: Charming adobe casita on the historic Acequia del Cano. Quiet with private walled patio with sunset view of the baranca and dining under the heirloom apricot tree. Santa Fe country style furnishings with vigas, kiva fireplace, saltillo tile floors and more. Perfect for guests with chemical sensitivities.


Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 21 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome kids. Young children need to be supervised as the casita is next to an unfenced irrigation ditch....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    We have accommodated disabled guests, please call to discuss details....moreless

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

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) 'Doctor's Choice' mattress. Bancos (built in couches) can be converted into two twin sized beds. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom with tub/shower, toilet, vanity and corner storage.

Other Amenities

  • Complimentary welcome bottle of wine or sparking cider. Complimentary tea and coffee. Complimentary breakfast fixings....moreless


  • Television:

    Vizio 34' screen with DVD player...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Limited video library available...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of the Jemez Mountains and Los Alamos....moreless

  • Rural:

    Located in the lovely Nambe River valley north of Santa Fe, NM....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Dine in front of the kiva fireplace....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window AC units available....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    DSL service is included....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer in unit....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Kiva fireplace with wood provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wireless internet service included....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens, blankets, quilts, pillows, bath and kitchen towels provided. Top quality, 100% cotton linens. Mattress toppers for bancos....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Built in bancos, floor cushions, chair and TV cabinet....moreless

  • Parking:

    2 parking spaces...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Two parking spaces....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local phone calls free. Long distance not available....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Luxurious 100% cotton bath towels, hand towels and facecloths. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer in unit....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wireless internet in casita....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Kiva fireplace with wood provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Basic cooking utensils, toaster, blender, coffee maker, electric teapot, coffee grinder, decorative candles and emergency lighting....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Large and small plates, bowls, glasses and wine glasses for six. Matching serving dishes and wooden salad bowls and serving bowl. Selection of placemats, cloth napkins and paper napkins provided. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Gas stove with oven, under counter refrigerator and under counter freezer. Stainless steel double basin sink and faucet with spray....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    Gas Range...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Brick patio with seating. Additional picnic table and seating in adjacent yard area....moreless

  • Golf:

    Several golf courses within 20 minutes from the Casita....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Webber charcoal grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Can make arrangements for use of nearby private tennis court....moreless



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3 night min stay
$735 $1,450

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $105 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $48 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 6.625%


10% Senior Discount available for booking guest over the age of 65. Longer stays of 28 nights or more must be approved by the owner. There may be an additional cleaning fee required and breakfast fixings are not provided for stays of 28 nights or longer. Cancellations: Cancellations made 30 days prior to date of reservation will be refunded minus a 10% booking fee.

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Last updated: 08/17/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Fe Municipal Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
QB's, O Restaurant and the Sopapilla Factory
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Black Mesa
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 255
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
O Restaurant, El Parasol, The Sopapilla Factory
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Santa Fe Ski Basin

Car: Necessary

Visit Native American Pueblos, ancient ruins, the Sanctuario de Chimayo, Ojo Caliente hot springs, the High Road to Taos, and Georgia O'Keefe's home in Abiquiu. Pojoaque Pueblo fitness center has good gym, pool, jacuzzi and sauna. Los Alamos has a great aquatic center, there are also nearby equestrian and tennis facilities where arrangements can be made for use. Local healing arts practitioners include: massage, energy work and chemical detox center as well as a very wide range of healing modalities in Santa Fe.


Owner info

About the owner: Owner is an architect and publishes an online magazine, diisynology, that is dedicated to eco-conscious interior design and architecture. She loves gardening, cooking, travel, the opera, books and mountain sports.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
The Nambe River valley is a lovely, lush and historic area within a quick drive to Santa Fe. People in the area are friendly and helpful and one enjoys the beauty and quiet of living in the country with easy access to the arts, culture, food and activity of Santa Fe.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Complimentary breakfast fixings are provided for each day of stay. Enjoy morning coffee or an evening drink in the private walled patio. Walk out the front door and take a hike down to the arroyo and the barancas beyond or down to the Nambe River. Enjoy fresh tomatoes and other produce from the garden. If you like pets the three friendly cats and the happy dog will be down for a visit. There are several excellent restaurants nearby as well as a supermarket, drugstore, and gas stations. The owner is happy to provide help with your vacation plans and offers light concierge services. We have also helped set up the casita for special needs guests and locate medical services. If you don;t want to miss your workout or you would like to get started, my neighbor - Lenny Natural - is a certified personal trainer. Lenny has full gym facilities in a rustic setting a short walk from the Casita. Another neighbor, Kevin Horton, is a Qigong practitioner and very gifted masseuse and energy healer. Set up a session with Kevin for massage, re-balancing, healing or for some time on the crystal bed that Kevin brought back from visiting John of God in Brazil. Massages are also locally available at the Pojoaque Wellness Center, in Espanola or at the Buffalo Thunder Resort. Other pool and gym facilities are located in Pojoaque and Los Alamos. I have neighbors with tennis courts and equestrian facilities and can make arrangements for you.

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Speaks: english

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  • Wood burning kiva fireplace and dining area

    Wood burning kiva fireplace and dining area

  • Bedroom


  • Walled patio in winter

    Walled patio in winter

  • Living room area

    Living room area

  • Kitchen detail

    Kitchen detail

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