Relax in Luxury Casita Located in Georgia O'Keefe Country
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ojo Caliente house description
Come relax and enjoy the best of northern New Mexico. The Casita Kokopelli offers the quality of a resort and the safety of a gated community with access to some of New Mexico’s most spectacular landscapes. Situated near Ojo Caliente this 2 master bedroom suite with luxury kitchen and living area (over 1,500 sq ft) offers the perfect getaway for those needing to escape from the routine. This is the ideal casita for couples looking for a quite romantic weekend retreat or friends traveling together seeking luxurious accommodations.
The casita let’s you experience the southwest through the custom architecture, original artwork, handcrafted furniture, tinwork and textiles. In addition, you’ll be pampered with high quality bedding and toiletries. Several wonderful outdoor patio areas offer living spaces where you can enjoy views of the Ojo Caliente Valley, a cozy outdoor fireplace or the shade of a portale with the sounds of a fountain and wind chimes. Once at the casita it's hard to leave.
While you may choose to linger at the casita, its location opens the door to experience Northern New Mexico. Easily access to Georgia O’Keefe country, the hot springs of Ojo Caliente, the high country of Vallecitos and an easy drive to galleries in Santa Fe (38 miles) or Taos (50 miles) makes this the perfect location for your stay. Excellent restaurants are plentiful and there are several wineries along the Rio Grande. The Southwestern and Native American artwork, museums and open studio tours that can make driving though the countryside a more memorable event!
Note: Rental for one bedroom is for the master bedroom in the main unit that opens onto the living room (no door). The second master bedroom is a private room located in a separate wing. There are a few steps from the parking area into the casita and a few steps inside.
- 1500 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Wood Fireplace:
- Linens Provided:
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Music Library
- Mobile Phone
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Rock Climbing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Winery Tours
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- 2 hours from Albuquerque Airport (I-40 north, Hwy 599 to Hwy 285, mile marker 340), Must see/do: Ojo Caliente Hot Springs, Ghost Ranch, Chimayo (restaurant and weavers), high road to Taos, Rio Grande gorge bridge, Tesuque Flea Market, Santa Fe (Plaza, Canyon Road, Opera, Skiing), Taos (art and skiing), Bandelier National Monument (hiking), Valles Caldera National Preserve (fishing, hiking, XC skiing), rafting and fishing Rio Grande, sunsets from patio....moreless
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The Most Romantic Place
The Most Romantic Place
Spent the most romantic weekend at Casita Kokopelli! This is the best place to unplug and reconnect. Romantic dinners by the fire (loved the Norah Jones and the Ottmar Liebert btw), a day trip to Abiquiu, and some of the most beautiful snowy views we've ever seen. Already planning a spring trip - thank you so much for an unforgettable weekend.
- Guest Jason B.
- Date of stay 11/22/13
- Review Submitted 11/24/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Owner response: We look forward to your return visit! We are always adding furnishings to add to the experience of staying at Kokopelli and the wonderful sights of Northern New Mexico. Thank you for staying!
We were more than pleased with our stay at the Casita. We found it to be a beautiful and well kept property with spectacular mountain views. The two days we spent at the Casita provided us with a great starting point for day trips to Ojo Caliente, the Ghost Ranch and Chimayo. We enjoyed the peaceful and private setting. Watching the sunrise and listening to the birds sing the last morning of our stay we were so relaxed it was difficult to leave. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
- Guest Pam (Denver, Colorado)
- Date of stay 10/13/13
- Review Submitted 10/24/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: We appreciate your review and are always adding new additions to the furnishings to make your next visit more interesting. Thank you for staying at the casita.
The Kokopelli exceeded our expectations. It is beautifully decorated and very comfortable for an extended stay. Perfect location that gives you great scenery, but an easy drive to Santa Fe or Taos for shopping. Then return to the peace and quiet of the casita to enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the wonderful sunsets. The mornings are also enjoyable as you watch the sunrise over the mountains changing the colors of the landscape and watch the birds and rabbits start their day. It's location is also a short drive the other scenic areas such as Abiquiu, the home of Georgia O'Keefe and inspiration for some of her great paintings. The owners are wonderful to work with -- very friendly, informative, and accommodating. Overall, this is the perfect rental for relaxation and beautiful scenery, but close enough to the larger cities for great shopping and restaurants, as well as the Santa Fe Opera.
- Guest Carolyn56 (-)
- Date of stay 10/10/13
- Review Submitted 10/20/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We enjoy the casita and strive to provide a high quality experience for our guests. We look forward to your return. Thank you again! Brent
Brent, I wanted to let you know our stay at your home was amazing. It was a trip with my daughter to see if she would be moving to Taos, YES SHE IS!! we had no idea this trip was going to be as Special as it was. Staying at your home was at the end of our trip, It was the frosting on the cake. Brittney and I went to the restaurant you recommended, Rancho De Chimayo five star!! Make reservation. The salsa was one of the best I have had.....I have 2 jars for you in your pantry with a note. I would highly recommended your home. Chris stopped by to make sure everything was good for our arrival and even talked with us about hiking areas for us to explore. I can't say enough on how special our stay was. I will be back..Rae Ann
- Guest Rae Ann (La Quinta, Ca)
- Date of stay 09/05/13
- Review Submitted 09/14/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing.
We stayed at this casita for two nights and we had an exceptionally great time. The property is located just south of the Ojo Caliente hot springs but by far the best attribute of the house is its location. The property is removed from the main highway and is a great launching point for hikes. As we discovered, there are a number of scenic treasures hidden in the nearby hills. El Rancho de San Juan is one of the best kept secrets of Northern New Mexico!
- Guest Vagabundo (SLV)
- Date of stay 03/12/13
- Review Submitted 03/17/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for the great review. We enjoy hiking from the house with a goal of reaching the top of Black Mesa. There is always something new to see and the views from the top are tremendous. There are also many hikes within a short drive - Ghost Ranch and Santa Fe National Forest have several trails nearby. In addition to hiking, there are some great drives where you can enjoy the landscape. This winter we visited the Monastery along the Chama River. What a scenic drive!
The Best Birthday Ever
The Best Birthday Ever
We are a couple in our 40's and have been to Ojo Caliente before. We enjoy going to the Ojo Spa and have stayed at the resort in the past. This particular trip was for my Girlfriend’s birthday and I wanted to have accommodations that she would remember. Being just two people we opted to rent just the main bedroom. I don't think I could have picked a better place to stay. When we arrived, we were greeted by the neighbor who gave us a tour of the casita, key and a remote for the gate to get into the community. The casita was absolutely gorgeous. It is situated in the Hills on the East side of the road and has a panoramic view of the valley. At the time we went the leaves were turning yellow which just made the view even better. The Casita itself appears to have been specifically designed for the location and there are wrap around windows that face the valley. The floor plan is very open with the bedroom open to the living area. The bathroom is very large and has a Jacuzzi jet tub that easily accommodates two people, when you play music in the living area it also plays in the bathroom. The place is far enough from the road that you do not hear the traffic. At times I felt like we were the only people on earth as there are no visible neighbors when sitting on the patio facing the valley. When I go back to Ojo Caliente, I will definitely reserve this casita again.
- Guest Bill (Rio Rancho, NM)
- Date of stay 10/19/12
- Review Submitted 11/01/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for the great review. The casita is in a perfect location for a day at the hot springs or a drive into the heart of O'Keeffe country. Every season has it's special views and a perfect reason to relax and enjoy!
Special OccasionGuest comment entered by owner
"Hi Brent! Matt and Aileen came over to our house for a bbq on mon. right from their fabulous stay at your casita. They absolutely loved loved it and had an amazing time!!! They just raved about how every last detail was covered in terms of amenities, furnishings, linens, loved the assortment of music and the sound system throughout. Will definitely go back and we now want to go!! They did quite a bit of hiking and came across a man made dwelling of sandstone that was quite interesting. They google searched it and sure enough found out more info about the dwelling. Are you familiar with this site up in the hills? Anyway, thanks for accommodating them and some business will come your way."
- Guest Mary
- Date of stay 09/01/12
- Review Submitted 10/24/12
Women's WeekendGuest comment entered by owner
"We had a wonderful stay and we've been telling our friends and co-workers about your little casita!"
- Guest Lisa
- Date of stay 09/21/12
- Review Submitted 10/24/12
A snowy morning in New Mexico
A snowy morning in New Mexico
My wife and I took our daughter (30) on her first trip to New Mexico and we could not have picked a better place to stay. We woke up to her outside in a light snow watching the day light start and really feeling she was in old New Mexico. Even with other houses nearby you feel like you are out in the country with no neighbors. It has all the sites nearby and we made it to both Taos and Santa Fe. We had dinner one night at the restauant on site and had a great meal (one of our best!). All in all it was a great visit.
- Guest John (California)
- Date of stay 12/08/11
- Review Submitted 06/18/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for your response! During every season there are beautiful aspects to northern New Mexico and reasons to visit! While it does snow in the winter, it does not typically accumulate in significant amounts around the casita. There are 3 ski areas in the vicinity - at Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Taos – and the hot springs in Ojo Caliente! Brent
Ojo Caliente, NM House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)
Ojo Caliente, NM House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)
This house is in a quiet neighborhood of well kept homes with turn key access. Shopping and arts near by, dining on sight. Terrific neighbors and easy access to both Taos and Santa Fe. We had a delightful long weekend and would return in a heartbeat- during balloon fiesta, Santa Fe opera, plan a wedding for a family member, Christmas holidays, whenever! and would definately recommend to friends and family, Owners have obviously taken very good care of the venue, and have it decorated with upscale appliances, furniture and furnishings.
- Guest lynn&steve (Colorado, USA)
- Date of stay 10/14/11
- Review Submitted 05/20/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: We appreciate the 5 star response! Our neighbors are terrific, but since the houses are sited to provide privacy it is unusual to see them unless out for a beautiful morning walk.
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- Nearest Airport: Santa Fe at 46 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: US 285 at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Santa Fe Ski Basin at 40 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Black Mesa at 16 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Ojo Caliente Hot Springs at 10 Miles
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Hello and welcome to our casita. We are both from New Mexico and tremendously enjoy the time we are able to spend in the “land of enchantment.” After graduating from New Mexico State University our careers have us taken around the United States. Although not living in New Mexico for many years, we have always returned to revitalize ourselves and enjoy the food. We especially enjoy the northern New Mexico landscapes and the events in many of the communities between Santa Fe and Taos. We enjoy the outdoors, taking many picnics and hikes in the mountains and along the Rio Grande and we also enjoy the shopping and architecture of Santa Fe. However, relaxing and enjoying a sunset at the casita is always the highlight of the every trip.
Why the Owner Chose Ojo Caliente:
We were looking for a retreat in northern New Mexico where we could relax and enjoy Santa Fe and Taos. Once we experienced the expansive views, southwestern architectural features and the amenities of the Rancho de San Juan County Inn, we knew the casita would suit all of our needs – relaxing and entertaining friends. There were many features that attracted us to the property. There are wonderful views of the Ojo Caliente Valley from the living room and back patio. The front of the casita offers a portal that is refreshingly shady in the afternoon with views of Black Mesa. In the main section of the casita, the master bedroom opens into the living room allowing for a view of the fireplace. There is also an additional master bedroom with a fireplace and private patio. The casita is part of a small enclave of homes within a gated community that adjoins Rancho de San Juan Country Inn and Restaurant (currently closed).
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The casita is furnished to reflect our interest in traditional arts and crafts of New Mexico. It offers solitude while providing easy access to the landscapes and cultures of Northern New Mexico - both Abiquiu and Ojo Caliente are close by and there are scenic loop drives to Taos and Santa Fe that provide perfect day trips. Other unique benefits include: walking distance to Rancho de San Juan County Inn and Restaurant where you can make reservation for breakfast or dinner (we have arranged for the Inn to provide you with keys to the casita and a gate opener); access to a unique limestone carved cathedral behind the Inn on the black mesa – a short, easy hike from the casita; a credit at the Inn that can be used towards dining or gifts; and an opportunity get away for everything and relax! The casita includes two kiva fireplaces, one in the living area and one in the master bedroom for cool spring and fall evenings; a full kitchen with a Viking stove for those inclined to create meals, a beautiful covered patio area with an outdoor fireplace, peaceful fountain, and teak furniture as well as two back patio sitting areas to enjoy the amazing southwestern sunsets.
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Living room with kiva fireplace
Dining section of the living room.
One of two bedrooms, both with a king size bed.
Private master bedroom, bath and patio.
Wind chimes to greet you!
Outdoor sitting area.
Back outdoor living area with Black Mesa in the background.
Back outdoor living area with great sunset views.
Looking into living room from the master bedroom.
Private sitting area off master bedroom.
Front court yard with covered seating area.
Casita with Jemez Mountains in the background.
A stormy sunset.
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