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Remote Wilderness Casita

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Last updated: 12/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Abiquiu cabin description

Our Days Available calendars are updated every morning. Please check our main website (links are above the 'Photos' section below) for more details and images of our three beautiful and unique vacation rentals.

Remote Wilderness Casita is located within the only twenty mile long gated box canyon in the Chama Wilderness. The rental includes one large room with kitchen, dining area, and queen size bed. There is a large covered porch with two twin beds, BBQ, table, chairs.

The rental is located on the site of an early 1900s homestead and is one of three vacation rentals we have in the canyon, with Ranch Wilderness Casita and Anasazi Wilderness Glamping Cabin.

Gallina Canyon Ranch has been featured in many national and regional magazines, including New Mexico magazine, The Santa Fean, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, and Martha Stewart Living.

o) We provide fresh drinking water from our spring: two 5-gallon containers. There is also fresh rain water in the 1,600 gallon cistern.
o) A picturesque kitchen and dining area.
o) A three-burner propane stove.
o) A medium size refrigerator - freezer that makes ice.
o) Dish soap and paper towels.
o) French coffee press.
o) Kerosene lamp.
o) A large outside deck.
o) An outdoor wood-burning stove with firewood.
o) A propane barbecue grill.
o) A 4-gallon solar shower bag, liquid bath soap.
o) An outhouse, with toilet paper.
o) When available, we will provide eggs and produce from our garden.
o) 20 miles of peace, quiet, and privacy.
o) Technology-free vacation.
o) Perfect for writers, photographers, artists, and people who want to 'get away from the world for awhile.'
o) Ideal for hiking enthusiasts at all levels.

Due to the 14 crossings of Rio Gallina required to get to Remote Casita, we take all visitors regardless of what type of vehicle they have, and their provisions in our truck. We will return you to the main ranch and your vehicle at the end of your stay.

Remote Casita Policies:

o) We require a signed waiver from each person when you arrive. Please read the waiver before booking the rental. Link to our main web site is below.
o) Camp fires and smoking are prohibited in the canyon due to the extreme fire risk.
o) No hunting.
o) Dogs are not allowed on the bed. Please let us know before you arrive that you are bringing a dog.
o) Please fry food outside only.
o) If possible, please arrive by 1:00 PM. Do not arrive after 5:00 PM.
o) Check-out time is 11 AM.

Other details:

o) This is a hard-working cattle ranch. You may encounter cows, calves and horses, chickens and wild turkeys, elk and deer during your stay; they will peacefully ignore you if you peacefully ignore them.
o) The kitchen contains salt, pepper, sugar, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, tea, and various seasonings. Prior to your arrival you will wish to shop for all of your food, drink, and snacks for your entire stay.
o) You might wish to bring water shoes. It is possible for Rio Gallina to flash flood: do not attempt to cross in times of flooding.
o) You may wish to bring slippers to wear inside Remote Casita, as the floor is tiled.
o) More pictures of Gallina Canyon Ranch are available on our More Images web page.

Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Tax is included in the rates. Our cancellation policy: More than 60 days prior to check in: 100% refund. 60 days to 30: 100% minus $25 cancel fee. Less than 30 days of check in: no refund. Guests may change the reserve dates 60 days or more prior to check in.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Twenty-five years of age....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs are welcome at Remote Casita....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1


          • Queen size beds (1): Twin size beds (2).

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Historic
          • Romantic


              • Forests

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    The Casita is nestled against a red sandstone cliff, with a spectacular view of the southern mesa rising more than 1000 feet above the canyon floor. A short distance from Casita the multi-layered cliffs plunge under a fault line to form the breathtaking Alameda Canyon rift....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Hiking
                  • Rock Climbing


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people


                  • Linens Provided:

                    100% cotton sheets, two comforters with duvet covers, pillows, blankets, extra sheets and pillow cases. Two sleeping bags with liners, and pillows. Also bath towels and wash cloths....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wood Stove:

                    There is a wood stove outside on the deck to enjoy during cool evenings. Firewood is provided....moreless


                  • Coffee Maker:

                    French Press...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Assortment of various pots and pans. All common silverware and cooking utensils are provided....moreless

                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen:

                    Paper towels, napkins, Ziploc bags, foil / Saran Wrap, French coffee press, Italian hand coffee bean grinder, three burner propane stove, plates, bowls, eating utensils, drinking glasses, cutting board, knives. No oven....moreless

                  • Mini Refrigerator
                  • Refrigerator:

                    There is a medium size refrigerator freezer....moreless


                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Remote Casita's large wooden deck provides excellent shade all summer long; it faces the multi-colored southern cliffs of the canyon, and has chairs, tables, and the barbecue....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Propane Weber BBQ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


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                      Last updated: 12/11/2014
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                      There is a cattle trail that climbs 1,500 feet up to 8,000 foot Golondrino Mesa; this all-day hike is the trail that we use to move our cattle herd to their summer home up to the mesa. This hike is recommended for experienced hikers. There is a laminated topographic map of the canyon at this Casita.

                      Rio Gallina is spring-fed and offers many bank-side locations for picnicking. The river is seasonal, with dry spots and wet spots throughout the canyon.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1977

                      About the owner: Elizabeth is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Andrew is from Grand Rapids Michigan. In 1977 we bought the homestead complete with cows. We grew specialty organic produce for restaurants in Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque for fifteen years. David is from the Los Angeles area. He came to the ranch in 2002. He is our caretaker, and webmaster. The ranch is featured in many magazines, such as Martha Stewart, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, Gourmet, Saveur, Country Home, Bon Appetit, Wine Spectator, Horticulture, Countryside, Country Living Gardener, Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta, Rocky Mountain Gardening, New Mexico, The Santa Fean, Santa Fe Reporter, The Good Cook, Exotic Beans, Southwest Passages, Fine Cooking, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times. One of us will check you in and out. If you need anything during your stay, feel free to ask any one of us.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      The geology of Gallina Canyon is similar to Bryce National Park and Sedona AZ.

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                      Speaks: english

                      Links to more information:

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Gallina Canyon Ranch

                        Gallina Canyon Ranch

                      • Map showing how to get to the ranch

                        Map showing how to get to the ranch

                      • Dining Area

                        Dining Area

                      • The breathtaking Alameda Canyon rift.

                        The breathtaking Alameda Canyon rift.

                      • Our beautiful Black Angus cows

                        Our beautiful Black Angus cows

                      • Remote Casita

                        Remote Casita

                      • View from the deck of Remote Casita.

                        View from the deck of Remote Casita.

                      • Kitchen Nook

                        Kitchen Nook

                      • Queen size bed.

                        Queen size bed.

                      • Entering Jacal

                        Entering Jacal

                      • The canyon's cliffs expose more than 30 million years of geology.

                        The canyon's cliffs expose more than 30 million years of geology.

                      VRBO #311934

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                      $138 per night (USD)

                      1 Bedroom / 0.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 12/11/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Member since: 2009
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/11/2014
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