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"The Casita del Lago, perched above where the Chama River empties into Abiquiu Reservoir, across the water from the famous Ghost Ranch, and facing the everchanging colors of miles of scenic rock cliffs that stretch for as far as the eye can see, rewards you with views that are simply awesome, especially as sunset approaches. Many stunning photos can be made just by standing right outside of the Casita and pointing your camera in any direction. The views from inside the house are essentially the same, as framed by the many floor to ceiling windows. Inside the Casita itself is a nice blend of southwestern rustic charm and modern conveniences, with a full kitchen and 2 bedrooms that easily accommodated our party of 4 guests. The road in to the property is rough, and a minor inconvenience to drive, but the seclusion of the location once you arrive more than makes up for the drive in. Our stay was graced with excellent weather 6 of the 7 days, with predictably chilly but clear nights as well. We did lose power one evening for only a couple of seconds, and had to reset some breakers to get everything back running, but it was a trivial interruption to an otherwise perfect stay.
If you are looking for a super scenic and secluded slice of the high NM desert to rent, then a trip to the Casita del Lago will certainly be a great choice!"
Guest: another_mikeyDate of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 20, 2015
"We thoroughly enjoyed the pleasant cabin set in a beautiful and quiet canyon. Nature provided a spectacularly display of fall colors, crystal clear penetrating blue skies and billowing white clouds. The spectacular multicolored cliffs, diverse vegetation, and elevation changes provided great fall birding opportunities. The weather changed very quickly from clear skies to black threatening clouds, hail and lightning as we changed multiple times back and forth from shorts to down vests.The owners and David provided great service and the cabin has everything you need, just remember to bring proper clothing and rain gear if you are planning a long hike. Fresh heirloom vegetables from the ranch garden helped us create some great and creative meals. We highly recommend the cabin if you are seeking some quiet down time surrounded by natures beauty."
Guest: diane t.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 8, 2015
We plan on spending more time in that magical spot
"Wow. We can not recommend a stay at Gallina Canyon Ranch enough. If you're dreaming of a peaceful retreat in which you can just simply soak up the beauty of the Earth, then this is your place. My husband and I stayed at the Wilderness Ranch Casita for two nights and found it to be a comfortable refuge after a long day of hiking the property. We ate our meals on the porch-with-a-view and chuckled at the begging kitties. The kitchen was fully-stocked with everything we could need. Fabulous tasting water and no problems with the hot water in the shower. The composting toilet will surely be a new experience to most but we both agreed that it was easy and amazingly 100% odor-free.
My favorite part of the home was the beautiful artwork and great library to peruse. Oh and the sleeping deck! Sadly, we were too tired at night to even make our way up there but SO did enjoy having our morning coffee there amongst the hundreds of curious hummingbirds. When we return (& we will be returning), we plan on spending more time in that magical spot.
We hiked into the Anasazi cabin and rested there a bit in its cool hammock. We thought it would be a great place to stay.... more like glamping than the casita. The outdoor shower there is ridiculously cool with its unbelievable views. And a fun swimming spot is right at that site, as well. We continued on hiking and made it all the way to the Remote Cabin 4 miles in, crossing the Gallina riverbed 13 times. But before reaching that, we found flags that led off-trail to fascinating petroglyphs carved into the canyon wall. To see them up close & personal, and to feel like we'd discovered them ourselves was one of my favorite memories from that day.
The Remote Cabin looks like something out of a movie. Truly remote & would be a wonderful place to completely relax, rest, and ponder life for a while. I want to mention the drive into the ranch. It indeed took us over an hour to travel the 15-16 miles back. While absolutely breathtaking and an adventure indeed, it can be sketchy (narrow, rocky or rutted) in places. We were certainly thankful that the road was nice & dry for us.
I do know that David / Andrew will come pick you up if the conditions for driving are too dangerous for the type of car you're driving. We were in a small convertible and besides some awful-sounding times when rocks would bash against the underside, the drive was fine. Also, bring all the groceries you'll need because I promise you will not want to drive out"
Guest: Megan and BrentDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 30, 2015
A lovely getaway for those who want to soak up the local charm.
"Amelia was a lovely find. A charming, cozy, accommodating retreat for those who wish to soak in the spirit of New Mexico on a budget, and small-pet friendly. The surrounding land and views are wonderful. A perfect view of the sunset. However, if you are seeking a private, little hideaway, be aware that this is within easy walking distance of the home of the land's owner. A lovely presence, but a presence nonetheless. Would highly recommend for travelers who love to explore the surrounding countryside. An easy car trek to Santa Fe, Taos, and other lovely areas. Also, highly recommend exploration of Abiquiu and the local businesses. Travelers will enjoy a lovely, nostalgic stay in the sweet Amelia. However, not for those yearning for the "solitude" version of soul-seeking."
Guest: Mickey C.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 9, 2015