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Wilderness Luxury With Breathtaking Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Mountainair House Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, Whirlpool Bath, Queen Sofa Bed, Fireplace, Heated Floors & More

If a relaxing getaway among quiet, natural beauty is what you crave, Two Ponyz Ranch has the 'food for your soul'.

Our luxurious Guest Casita is located on 40 sprawling acres, dotted with pinion and juniper. Just 75 minutes southeast of Albuquerque, Two Ponyz Ranch offers easy access to the impressive Salinas Mission Ruins, the Cibola National Forest, and the quaint town of Mountainair. The brilliant blue skies, fragrant air, and stunning 360 degree views clearly showcase the best of New Mexico.

Whether you seek a peaceful retreat, a horseback riding adventure, a stopping point during your travels, or a tranquil place to hang your hat while your new home is being constructed, Two Ponyz Ranch can accommodate you.

Guesthouse Details: This non-smoking one bedroom unit can accommodate up to four guests. The casita is decorated in an eclectic southwestern style and has such luxurious touches as a jetted tub, kiva fireplace, heated travertine floors, hand carved wood vigas and doors that add New Mexican flavor. A full kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances make the idea of staying a weekend even a month a tempting option.

Guest Book Comments: 'No place better to experience nature and escape the hectic pace of the modern world. Forethought is its secret.' Mr. & Mrs. Schwartz Chicago, Illinois

'Tip top Hop Scotch ! ! ! The horseback riding was awesome. True Mountain majesty.'

B. Edwards Reno, Nevada

'Great surroundings, beautiful accommodations, impeccable hospitality...you have it all.'

M. Mahan Scottsdale, Arizona

'Wow! What can we say that will convey the magnificent, truly special time we've enjoyed here at Two Ponyz.'

V. Cameron Burlington, Wisconsin

'You made us feel so welcome. You made our Honeymoon very special. We won't ever forget it.'

Mr. & Mrs. Morris Rio Rancho, New Mexico

'The peace & quiet, magnificent vistas, horses, birds, dog...all a treat!

Debbie and KT Albuquerque, New Mexico

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Karen Smith
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2016
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About Karen Smith

Worked for many years as a personal manager to several musicians in Los Angeles, Chicago, and England. Former Program Director for the Hubbard Street Mural Project in Chicago. Equestrian, artist, and grant writer.

Karen Smith purchased this house in 2006

Why Karen Smith chose New Mexico

Stunning mountain and mesa views that to this day never cease to amaze me. Quiet, natural setting that adjacent to the Cibola National Forest which protects Two Ponyz Ranch from over development.

What makes this house unique

Was able to build from the ground-up building that reduced the carbon footprint through on-demand heating, radiant-heated floors, and grid-tie solar electric.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Wilderness Luxury With Breathtaking Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
5

Quiet weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful casita to spend a quiet weekend in Mountainair. Perfect location for birdwatching and star-gazing.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The Ranch was so nice and confortable. A greate Location in a awesome Landscape. I will gladly return. Karen was a very friendly Host. Greetings from Germany.

Roland

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time! This casita is in such a beautiful, peaceful area. The drive in off the highway was fun, and allowed us to see a small herd of pronghorn and fawns. Once at the casita we were greeted by Karen, who showed us around and made us feel right at home. The place is decorated very native to the area, and we loved it! Karen has not left anything out when it comes to amenities. We were pleasantly surprised by how well the kitchen and bathroom were stocked with necessities, and even some non essential extras. We enjoyed relaxing on both porches, depending on the time of day, and loved watching the horses, jack rabbits, hummingbirds, and even a coyote. The nighttime star gazing was amazing, and we made sure to enjoy it each night. Our only regret is that we didn't have time to enjoy a longer stay! Thank you, Karen. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Two Ponyz a number of times over the years and it feels like I'm coming home every time I arrive. Karen, the owner, is the consumer inn keeper. The casita is immaculate. Her eye for detail leaves nothing to chance. If you are looking for value, look no further. Two Ponyz has it all.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the compliments! Return guests are clear confirmation that the guest house is indeed what I strive to offer visitors; a positive and nurturing experience while surrounded by the natural beauty of central New Mexico's high desert.
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The term "getaway" may have been coined for 2Ponyz

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year that my wife and I have spent a weekend at 2Ponyz. We spent our time reading, cooking, eating, listening to music, sleeping, napping, lounging, watching the weather change... This is an ideal place to rest, relax, and re-create. I spent most of my time stratigically positioned on the patio to take hundreds of photos of the birds. Last year we counted around a dozen species, this year a little less - yes some of those birds were photographed at least a hundred times... The interior is exquisite and extremely comfortable. I enjoy cooking so I loved the kitchen. The hospitality is very welcoming. The road from the hiway might be intimidating for city folk, but relax, you really can't go wrong. If its the first time you had to open and drive through a gate, you really shouldn't have waited this long. And it just might give you the reason you've been searching for to buy that 4 wheel drive. We're going back...oh yeah!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Piece of Heaven Found

  • 5 of 5

French author Jules Renard once said "On Earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.". We found one of those pieces at Two Ponyz Ranch!

My wife and I spent three nights there while house hunting in the area. So it was more of a business trip vs. pleasure, but oh what a pleasurable experience. The design and comfort of the casita is second to none and the amenities... outstanding!

And our host Karen...warm, charming, full of life, down to Earth, and helpful are but a few phrases which come to mind. Her heart and soul are in Two Ponyz and it shows in every detail.

I highly recommend spending a few nights at the ranch as it will give you a whole new perspective of things. Well done Karen! We look forward to seeing you again.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow…what can I say…thank you so much for your commentary on Two Ponyz Ranch. It's rewarding to have guests that enjoy and appreciate all of the positive energy I've put into the guesthouse. As I do take it personally, because I've done my very best to create a comfortable, earth-friendly accommodation, set in this naturally beautiful region of central New Mexico. So it is with gratitude for you both and the many guests that have stayed here at Two Ponyz Ranch that I am inspired to share this special place.
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Sunport International Airport, Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Willard Cantina
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Belen Rail Runner Train
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 60 & 47
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Highway 60 and Highway 55 in Mountainair
Car: necessary

Two Ponyz Ranch is walking distance from the Salinas Pueblo National Monument at Abo' and is within a short drive of the Quarai and Gran Quivira Pueblo Mission Ruins. The Ranch is also adjacent to the Cibola National Forest which is filled with endless hiking and riding trails. Mountainair is just ten miles east of Two Ponyz where you will find antiques, cafes, art galleries, a grocery store, post office, soda fountain, drugstore and the National Monument Visitors Center.

Other Activities: Star Gazing, Nature Photography, Writing, Meditation, Star Gazing,

Hiking, Horseback Riding, Birdwatching, and Several Ancient Ruins. Beautiful Sunrises, Sunsets and Monsoon Rainbows.

Railrunner Train from Belen to Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

Ski: Cross-Country Skiing in the Cibola National Forest and along the Salt Mission Scenic Byway within minutes of Two Ponyz Ranch

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Rates & Availability

Mountainair House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
LOW SEASON
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
$800
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
$850
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Cleaning Fee 5% $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.94%

5% Cleaning Gratuity

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Mountainair House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Bathroom has heated stone floors, jetted tub and separate vanity sink, complete with luxury bath and hair care products
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Other - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , in Living Room
  • Bedroom has private patio with furniture. Second sleeping accommodation is a queen size sofa bed located in the living room. Living Room also has a patio with gas grill, grilling tools and outdoor dinnerware.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
Notes:
We have a new four stall horse barn with 12X12 stalls that each have 50' runs and shade awnings. The barn also has an insulated ceiling with skylights. Daily stall cleaning and customized care. Choice hay is also available. Trail Riding with an experienced guide available with advance reservations. Well-behaved, house-trained dogs welcome with advance notice and pet fee.

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