Walk to the Rio Grande River, Sauna and Hot Tub!!!

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to your own private desert resort. This 5-bedroom luxury home overlooking the Rio Grande Valley, Jemez Mountains, and the Black Mesa. Includes an outdoor hot tub, indoor sauna, private flagstone patio, vine-covered pergola, a rock goldfish pond, custom-made iron gates, and breathtaking views from nearly every window.

Designed by the Chicago architect William Keck in 1942, the passive-solar building originally was the Los Alamos schoolhouse (where the children of the Manhattan Project studied) before being moved to this spur of land above the Rio Grande. The modern kitchen includes a double oven and a copper-hooded restaurant-style stove, while the dining room seats 12 and has a massive stone fireplace. Navajo rugs, art pieces, and paintings decorate the house, which includes a sunny living room (also with a fireplace) and a private study, while the bedrooms and four full bathrooms are each furnished in a distinct style. A sun room leads out to the patio, hot tub and views. Both wings have their own master bedroom with private bath, as well as a washer dryer.

A short stroll through the cottonwoods takes you to the Rio Grande; the famous El Santuario de Chimayo is 15 minutes away, Santa Fe is a beautiful 25-minute drive, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs is 30 minutes away, and Taos lies 45 minutes to the north as does Georgia O'Keefe's Ghost Ranch. Three ski areas are in the vicinity as well. But you may want to stay home and enjoy the views.

We WELCOME weddings and parties for an additional event fee of $750 per event. Three night minimum on all events. Cleaning fee is $350. Security deposit $1000 for reservations that are hosting an event.

Keywords: Views, Black Mesa, 5 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms, hot tub, river,


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years of age to rent. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a non smoking property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Roku with Netflix, Pandora Radio, Disney Channel, Games and more...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront:

    We are a half mile walk from the Rio Grande river. Our guests can enjoy a 4 mile walk along the river, and some even swim in the river in the summer months. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Heating:

    Base board heating...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:


  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 20 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
December- Mid Season
Nov 30 - Dec 17, 2015
2 night min stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 18 - Dec 27, 2015
6 night min stay
New Years Holiday
Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
January & February- Low Season
Jan 4 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
March, April Mid Season
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
Summer - High Season
May 1 - Sep 6, 2016
2 night min stay
Sept, Oct, Nov- Mid Season
Sep 7 - Nov 18, 2016
2 night min stay
Nov 19 - Nov 27, 2016
5 night min stay
November-Dec - Low Season
Nov 28 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
Christmas holiday
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2016
6 night min stay
New Years Holiday
Dec 30 - Jan 3, 2017
4 night min stay
Standard pricing
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • House cleaning fee $250
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Hot tub cleaning fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 6.5%


Stay 6 or 7 nights and receive one night free (excluding holidays).

Weddings and events- require a minimum of a 2 night stay in addition to an event fee of $750, $350 cleaning fee, and security deposit of $1000.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

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Speaks: english

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  • Enjoy the sunsets

    Enjoy the sunsets

  • Stroll to the river

    Stroll to the river

  • Entry and dining room

    Entry and dining room

  • Path to the river in the fall season

    Path to the river in the fall season

VRBO #337782

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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