Over a bridge and steps from the Embudo River, this stylish, well-equipped cottage is nestled in a private canyon with a stunning rock face amidst cottonwood trees. Relax by the river and listen to its sound as you fall asleep. The quaint village of Dixon (an artist and vineyard/orchard/organic farm community) is just a mile away.
In this private canyon, you will enjoy its trees and shade, the river that runs through it, and the constant sound of water. You can venture out to explore the open landscape -- enjoy the sun, heat, and arid climate, and the attractions of the busy, neighboring towns-- then retreat to this canyon refuge with its cool river, light breezes, birdsong, and shade trees. The property is densely populated with cottonwood, pinon, Russian olive, and juniper trees; in the warm seasons, the fragrance of these and other native plants such as sage fills the air.
All parts of the property are available for exploring and relaxing, including a seating area on the river. You can also fish for brown trout along the Embudo River as well as enter the water on warm summer days.
From Dixon, access is easy to culturally rich Santa Fe (45 miles south), Abiquiu and Georgia O'Keefe country (39 miles southwest), Taos and Taos Pueblo (22 miles north), the hot springs at Ojo Caliiente, the museums at Los Alamos, and the High Road to Taos, along which is Truchas, the location for the film, The Milagro Beanfield Wars. For those who love the outdoors, walking and hiking, fishing for trout, rafting and kayaking the Rio Grande, exploring petroglyphs and Native American sites are all just minutes away.
The cottage is nestled in a canyon and faces a multi-colored rock face on one side and on the other, trees and the river, and a hill covered in native, colorful plants. Through most seasons, you can hear the sound of the river from the cottage.
Right outside the house are two spots for relaxing: a long porch with benches out front and a patio area just outside the kitchen that has a table and several chairs. Although the owners live on the property, the two houses are separated by amply space and wood screens, which provide the privacy needed in the outdoor seating areas between the two houses.
The interior space is an open plan (living/dining/kitchen) with high ceilings and exposed timber beams throughout. The kitchen and bathroom (with shower) are new and fully equipped; the bathroom has quality towels and the bedroom, quality bedding. The bedroom is spacious and includes a king-size bed and full closet. A single (very comfortable) bed is located in a corner of the living area; the couch or our comfortable camp cot may also accommodate an additional person, if needed.
Interaction with guests
My husband or I (Kris and Cedric) are usually home and always available to provide recommendations or answer any questions you have about the area. Please feel free to stop by any time--our door is always open. We are also sensitive to our guests' need for privacy and are non-intrusive. In the event we are away, our property manager will be available to help you with anything you need.
The Village of Dixon
We have three wineries close by: Chirapada, Vivac, and Black Mesa. Vivac is just a walk away. A brew pub is a 5 minute drive. In the area, we have art galleries and an antiques store. Our library received the National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the White House in 2015. Visit the library for their schedule of lectures and events. We are only 1/2 mile from the beautiful Rio Grande River and about 20 minutes from the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument with sweeping vistas of the Rio Grande gorge and many hiking opportunities.