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Remote Casita Among Anasazi Ruins; Dogs Welcome 7th Night *Free*

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Last updated: 09/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

After-summer rates are now in effect: the rental is now available at a four-night minimum. The two-night minimum will return April First, 2015.

Remote Casita resides deep within the heart of the Chama Wilderness (the only privately-owned property in the area). Remote Casita, located on the site of an early 1900s homestead, is one of three vacation rentals we have in the canyon, with Anasazi Ruin Family Camp (exclusively designed for children and dogs) three miles away, and Ranch Casita four miles away. Remote Casita offers a more primitive wilderness experience than Ranch Casita; continuing up the canyon from Remote Casita you will find unparalleled solitude (see pictures).

Our 8 mile road is NOT COMPACT car friendly. Please do not bring a compact car.

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) Fresh water from a roof cachement system, dish soap and paper towels are provided.
o) We provide fresh drinking water: two 5-gallon containers and one 6-gallon.
o) A Queen Size bed with linens.
o) A picturesque kitchen and dining area.
o) A three-burner propane stove.
o) A propane barbecue grill.
o) A large outside deck.
o) An outhouse, with toilet paper.
o) French coffee press.
o) When available, we will provide eggs from our hens and produce from our garden.
o) An outdoor wood-burning stove with firewood.
o) 20 miles of peace, quiet, and privacy.
o) Dogs are welcomed at Remote Casita.
o) A 4-gallon solar shower bag, liquid bath soap provided.
o) No electricity.
o) A full-size refrigerator - freezer that makes ice.
o) Solar-powered flashlight.
o) Kerosene lamp.
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.

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 is one large room, with a queen-size bed (linens provided), dining table, dining chairs, lounge chairs, small propane heater, and wood-burning stove (firewood provided). The full kitchen includes a medium size refrigerator - freezer, three-burner propane stove, cold water, and dining and cooking utensils.

There are tables and chairs outside on the deck; the deck is protected by a roof. A solar-heated shower bag is provided, as are bath towels and liquid soap. Remote Casita has an outdoor propane barbecue on the deck. We provide the propane, and also assorted BBQ tools such as a barbecue fork and wire brush. We provide toilet paper.

A hike through the canyon will reward the visitor with spectacular views of Northern New Mexico geology, wild flowers and wildlife. Cerulean skies and wooly white clouds are the norm most days of the year. We are at 6,515 feet elevation, and the sunlight can be intense: sunscreen and a hat is highly recommended for hikers, as are sturdy hiking boots and river-crossing shoes. Usually the days are warm and the nights are cool.

Rio Gallina is a seasonal river: there are no fish in the river.

Other details:

o) Directions on how to get here are available on our main website (links below).
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, 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) Our rental Casitas are the only rentals within 20 miles of the Chama Wilderness. From Highway 84 you turn on to FS Road 151. Eight miles down the road is the bridge you will open and cross. Our ranch is another 8 miles from the bridge. If your vehicle has exceptionally low clearance we will meet you at the bridge and bring you in our truck to your Casita. (Example: Scion, Mini Cooper, Prius)
o) Please leave all gates as you find them.
o) Radios and cellular telephones do not work in the canyon.
o) If you plan on swimming in the pond or the Rio Chama, please bring a bathing suit. We will provide beach towels. You might also wish to bring water shoes.
o) We do not have cellular telephone access at our ranch. We have WiFi internet at the main ranch area, but not at Remote Casita. If you wish to check your email (with your your non-cellular mobile internet device), or go for a swim, you are welcome to bring a swim suit, picnic lunch, and dog if you have one and spend the day relaxing at the pond. We will supply iced tea and towels for your use. The walk to the swim pond from Remote Casita is about an hour and a half away (4 miles); you might wish to bring water shoes, as the road to the pond crosses the Rio Gallina drainage 14 times one-way. It is possible for Rio Gallina to flash flood: do not attempt to cross in times of flooding.
o) The ranch is a great place for amateur astronomers and stargazers: from our main website you may download a star map for the northern hemisphere to bring with you to the ranch.
o) For off-road hiking, long pants, hiking boots, river-crossing shoes, and insect repellent are recommended.
o) You may wish to bring slippers to wear inside Remote Casita, as the floor is tiled.
o) A topographic map of the canyon may be downloaded from our main website.
o) More pictures of Gallina Canyon Ranch are available on our 'More Images' page found on our main website (links below).

Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Tax is included in the rates. Our cancellation policy is based upon the number of days between when you cancel and your scheduled arrival date:

30 days or more: 100%; From 29 days to 8 days: 50%; Less than 8 days: 0%

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs are welcome at Remote Casita....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Twenty-five years of age....moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1


          • Queen size Beds (1) Queen-size brass bed.

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • 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

          • Cooking Utensils:

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

          • Refrigerator:

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


          • Linens Provided:

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

          • Wood Stove:

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

          • Towels Provided

          Outdoor Features

          • 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

          • Wood Deck
          • Outdoor Grill Gas


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Romantic
          • Historic

          Location & View

              • 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


              • Forests
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Hiking
              • Rock Climbing


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              My Standard Rate
              4 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Taxes Included


              After-summer rates now in effect. Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Tax is included in the rates. Our cancellation policy is based upon the number of days between when you cancel and your scheduled arrival date:

              30 days or more: 100%; From 29 days to 8 days: 50%; Less than 8 days: 0%. If you paid using Paypal and then cancel, we will pay the Paypal transaction fee.

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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              Last updated: 09/19/2014
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              • Christ of the Desert Monastary

                "When in the area of the monastery, it is well worth the trip to visit. The chapel is very be..."

              • Anasazi Ruin Wilderness Family Camp

                "The camp site includes everything you and your family need for a comfortable camping experie..."

              • Gallina Canyon Ranch

                "An oasis of comfort, peace, and serenity waiting for you and your family. We offer three uni..."

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              138 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              7 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 84/285

              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: Andrew, Elizabeth, and David will be your hosts at Gallina Canyon Ranch. We purchased the ranch in 1977.

              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

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Remote Casita

                Remote Casita

              • Satellite image of Gallina Canyon Ranch and all of the vacation rentals.

                Satellite image of Gallina Canyon Ranch and all of the vacation rentals.

              • Dining Area

                Dining Area

              • View from the deck of Remote Casita.

                View from the deck of Remote Casita.

              • The breathtaking Alameda Canyon rift.

                The breathtaking Alameda Canyon rift.

              • Our beautiful Black Angus cows

                Our beautiful Black Angus cows

              • Remote Casita close-up

                Remote Casita close-up

              • 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 geography.

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

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              Date last modified - Monday, September 22, 2014

              $138 per night (USD)

              1 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

              View calendar: Updated 09/19/14
              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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