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Barranca Plaza Casita - Village Life at its Old Time Best

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Casita amidst flower and vegetable gardens and fruit trees

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Last updated: 09/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Abiquiu house description

Now Martinez Casita opened also for short term rentals.
Conveniently located next to Barranca Plaza Casita!

Barranca is an old Hispanic hamlet just west of Abiquiu above the Chama River. On its small plaza there are a few adobe houses, one of which is a very charming two bedroom, one bath vacation home.
The thick adobe walls have built-in traditional nicho's. The dining area comes with traditonal banco's and throughout the casita are tiled and wooden floors. A woodstove gives you great comfort in the winter. The thick walls keeps the house cool in the summer.

A large garden with fruit trees surrounds the casita.

In Barranca you will find a lively creek coming from the mountains. Follow the spring-fed creek up-stream and enter the Santa Fe National Forest with sensational views of the Abiquiu valley and the surrounding mountain lands. Badlands with goblin-like formations are nearby. The Chama River, along which are cattle ranches, is great for fishing.

The casita is just minutes from Georgia O'Keeffe's home and a short drive from the Piedra Lumbre basin. Ghost Ranch is worth many visits and don't forget to drive out into the Chama River canyon to hike or visit the Benedictine Monastery.
The Chama River Wilderness is paradise for explorers.

The acequia, the traditional Hispanic community water system, is still held in high regard in Barranca. The mayordomo decides who irrigates when. The casita’s garden can be irrigated on Saturdays.

Great day trips can be made to Ojo Caliente Mineral Hot Springs, Taos en Taos Pueblo, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Chama (with the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad), Bandelier National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historic Park, Valle Grande, etc. etc.
Hiking all throughout Georgia O'Keeffe's country side. Ghost Ranch, where Ms O'Keeffe had her studio, is just around the corner, Fishing in Abiquiu Lake or the Chama River, Hunting in Santa Fe and Carson National Forests (offices for obtaining permits in nearby El Rito and Espanola), Sightseeing all through the Canones Canyon and Piedra Lumbre valley, Boating and Waterskiing in Abiquiu Lake, Rafting on the Chama River. You'll find restaurants in nearby Abiquiu, El Rito, Espanola.

Each year in October - Columbus Days Weekend - Abiquiu has its Abiquiu Studio Tour. A great time to enjoy the changing colors of our cottonwood trees and art by local artists. You can visit about 60 artists in their Abiquiu studios, of which at least 5 of them are within walking distance of Barranca Plaza Casita.
The 21st annual Abiquiu Studio Tour will be October 11, 12 and 13, 2014. Tour maps available throughout Abiquiu.

Family gatherings and reunions:
Both Barranca Plaza Casita and Martinez Casita offer full privacy. Yet since the casitas are sitting together on one end of Barranca Plaza, they form an ideal gathering place for groups of eight family members or old school friends. BBQ facilities are provided and there are great shadowy spots to linger under the trees. Special rates are available when both casitas are rented.


Keywords: House, Nature, Art, Walking and Hiking, Get-away

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Not inside please, outside is just fine....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Dogs OK, no cats please. ...moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Extra room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                ...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1) A very comfortable and romantic sleigh bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A separate room has a queen size futon for additional guests....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • Wood Stove:

                A woodstove in the living room and the firewood is provided. The kitchen and bathroom have additional heaters....moreless

              • Heating:

                Additional heaters is kitchen and bathroom...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Ample supply of bath towels....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Please use a calling card for long distance calls....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                The casita has several outdoor areas, sun or shade, your choice....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lanai / Gazebo

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Budget
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Adventure

              Activities

              • Museums
              • Water Skiing
              • Golf
              • Skiing
              • Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Rafting
              • Kayaking
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hunting
               

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              Double Occupancy .. $95/night (two-night minimum) .. $600/week .. $2100/month
              Additional Person: $30/night; Kids 7-18: $ 15/night.
              Kids younger than age 7 stay free.
              Cleaning fee for dogs $ 5/night per dog
              Renting Barranca Plaza Casita AND Martinez Casita together will get you an extra
              reduction on the current rates.
              

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 09/11/2014
              Check availability
              23 Available
              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates
               

              Location

              Hiking all throughout Georgia O'Keeffe's country side. Ghost Ranch, where Ms O'Keeffe had her studio, is just around the corner, Fishing in Abiquiu Lake or the Chama River, Hunting in Santa Fe and Carson National Forests (offices for obtaining permits in nearby El Rito and Espanola), Sightseeing all through the Canones Canyon and Piedra Lumbre valley, Boating and Waterskiing in Abiquiu Lake, Rafting on the Chama River. You'll find restaurants in nearby Abiquiu, El Rito, Espanola.

              Each year in October - Columbus Days Weekend - Abiquiu has its Abiquiu Studio Tour. A great time to enjoy the changing colors of our cottonwood trees and art by local artists. You can visit about 60 artists in their Abiquiu studios, of which at least 5 of them are within walking distance of Barranca Plaza Casita. The 19th annual Abiquiu Studio Tour will be October 11, 12 and 13, 2014. Tour maps available throughout Abiquiu.

               

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              Photos

              • Casita amidst flower and vegetable gardens and fruit trees

                Casita amidst flower and vegetable gardens and fruit trees

              • Comfortable queen size bed

                Comfortable queen size bed

              • Nearby Rio Chama

                Nearby Rio Chama

              • Barranca Plaza Casita - Living room with cozy woodstove

                Barranca Plaza Casita - Living room with cozy woodstove

              • Dining area with traditional banco's

                Dining area with traditional banco's

              VRBO #87794

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              This listing was first published here in 2006.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 09/11/14
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              (575) 770-2724 (New Mexico, USA)

              Speaks: english
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