Wilderness Ranch Casita

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our Days Available calendars are updated every morning. Please check our main website (links are above the 'Photos' section below) for more details and images of our three beautiful and unique vacation rentals.

Ranch Wilderness Casita is located within the only twenty mile long gated box canyon in the Chama Wilderness. The rental includes a large bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, living room, bath room, spacious deck with lounge chairs, barbecue, dining table, and chairs.

A lighted path leads from Casita to your private Sleeping Deck. It contains two full beds, pillows, chairs, small chest-of-drawers, table, telescope, and a 200-degree view of the canyon.

Gallina Canyon Ranch has been featured in many national and regional magazines, including New Mexico magazine, The Santa Fean, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, and Martha Stewart Living.

o) Hot and cold running water from a pure fresh-water spring.
o) A bathroom, shower, and toilet.
o) A picturesque kitchen and dining area.
o) Two burner propane stove and dining and cooking utensils.
o) A beautiful bedroom with a queen size bed with linens.
o) A sunny, comfortable living room.
o) A medium-sized refrigerator and freezer.
o) Low-voltage lighting.
o) A large outside deck.
o) Please remove your shoes before entering Casita, you may wish to bring slippers. We also suggest that you bring head lamps if you want to read at night
o) Casita has an outdoor propane barbecue on the deck. We provide the propane.
o) When available, we will provide eggs and produce from our garden.
o) Our spring water is excellent for drinking (no need to bring water).
o) WiFi internet is available at Ranch Casita. WiFi also works at the sleeping deck and community swim pond.
o) You are welcome to bring a swim suit, picnic lunch, and spend the day relaxing at the community pond. We provide beach towels.
o) This is a hard-working cattle ranch. You may encounter cows, calves, horses, chickens and wild turkeys, elk and deer during your stay; they will peacefully ignore you if you peacefully ignore them.
o) Prior to your arrival you will wish to shop for all of your food, drink, and snacks for your entire stay. The nearest store is 35 miles away.
o) If your vehicle has exceptionally low clearance we will meet you at the bridge and bring you in our truck to your Casita. (Example: Scion, Mini Cooper, Prius)
o) Please leave all gates as you find them.
o) Radios and cellular telephones do not work in the canyon.
o) More pictures of Gallina Canyon Ranch are available on our More Images web page.

Casita is close to the Rio Chama: there you will find a table and chairs. One may fish for Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.

Ranch Casita Policies:

o) We require a signed waiver from each person when you arrive. Please read the waiver before reserving the rental.
o) Fires and smoking are prohibited in the canyon due to the extreme fire risk.
o) Loving your pets means visiting here without them; we do not allow pets at Ranch Casita.
o) No hunting.
o) Check-in time is before 5 PM (unless given 24 hour prior notice). Ranch Casita closed for check in at 5 pm do not arrive after this time.
o) Check-out time is 11 AM.
o) There will be no additional charge for extra nights in case heavy rain prevents you from leaving after your paid-for nights.

Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Tax is included in the rates. Our cancellation policy: More than 60 days prior to check in: 100% refund. 60 days to 30: 100% minus $25 cancel fee. Less than 30 days of check in: no refund. Guests may change the reserve dates 60 days or more prior to check in.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Twenty-five years old....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Due to all of our animals roaming freely on the ranch, we do not allow visiting pets....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Sleeping Porch


  • Queen size Beds (1) Our Queen-size bed is accessible from both sides; night stands are next to the bed. The provided wedge pillows allow guests to sit up in bed and take in the spectacular view of the magnificent canyon walls. WiFi internet works in the Casita and at the sleeping deck. We provide bottled water at the sleeping deck....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Solar powered lighting. When our fruits and vegetables are in season, we will pick and wash a basket of produce from our one-acre organic garden for you, every morning....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Pond
  • Ruins

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Gallina Canyon Ranch is like a private Bryce Canyon, or Sedona. Stunning 2,000 foot tall red sandstone cliffs throughout a 20 mile long canyon populated with Ponderosa Pines, Pinion Pines and Cedars...moreless

  • River
  • Water View:

    Ranch Casita is a leisurely one mile walk from Rio Chama. Located on the bank of the river we have placed a table and chairs for your use. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton sheets, down comforter with duvet cover, hypoallergenic pillows, Memory Foam pillows, extra blankets, sheets, and pillow cases. Also bath towels, wash cloths, large beach towels....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is plenty of space to park right in front of Casita, just a few feet from the large deck....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cellular telephones do not work in the canyon. Guests who need to make important phone calls can arrange with us to drive you a short distance out of the canyon to use our special telephone....moreless

  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Chef-quality Revere Proline copper-bottom stainless steel pots and pans with lids; two non-stick frying pans. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, bowls, eating utensils, drinking glasses, cocktail glasses, ice bucket, cutting board, knives. All common silverware and cooking utensils are provided....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Paper towels, napkins, Ziploc bags, foil / Saran Wrap. There is no oven in Casita. The kitchen contains salt, pepper, sugar, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and various seasonings....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator with top freezer and ice cube trays....moreless


  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Includes outdoor table and chairs, two lounge chairs, umbrella, outside cabinet for rain gear, and a convenient bench to sit when taking off shoes....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates



We require a signed waiver upon arrival. No cleaning fee or security deposit. Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Base rate is for one or two people. Ranch Casita closed for check in at 5 pm do not arrive after this time.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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Car: Necessary

Ranch Casita is two miles from Rio Chama; you may wish to bring your own kayak or canoe. Our website includes many more pictures, our rate sheet, and directions on how to get to the ranch.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1977

About the owner: Elizabeth is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Andrew is from Grand Rapids Michigan. In 1977 we bought the homestead complete with cows. We grew specialty organic produce for restaurants in Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque for fifteen years. David is from the Los Angeles area. He came to the ranch in 2002. He is our caretaker, and webmaster. The ranch is featured in many magazines, such as Martha Stewart, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, Gourmet, Saveur, Country Home, Bon Appetit, Wine Spectator, Horticulture, Countryside, Country Living Gardener, Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta, Rocky Mountain Gardening, New Mexico, The Santa Fean, Santa Fe Reporter, The Good Cook, Exotic Beans, Southwest Passages, Fine Cooking, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times. One of us will check you in and out. If you need anything during your stay, feel free to ask any one of us.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The geology of Gallina Canyon is similar to Bryce National Park and Sedona AZ.

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Speaks: english

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Ranch Casita

    Ranch Casita

  • Map showing how to get to the ranch

    Map showing how to get to the ranch

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Ranch Casita's Bedroom

    Ranch Casita's Bedroom

  • View from the sleeping deck

    View from the sleeping deck

  • The grape arbor

    The grape arbor

  • Rio Chama

    Rio Chama

  • Gallina Canyon Ranch

    Gallina Canyon Ranch

  • Ranch Casita's Living Room

    Ranch Casita's Living Room

  • Ranch Casita's Kitchen

    Ranch Casita's Kitchen

  • Ranch Casita's sleeping deck, with two beds and telescope.

    Ranch Casita's sleeping deck, with two beds and telescope.

  • Community swim pond

    Community swim pond

  • A view of Rio Gallina

    A view of Rio Gallina

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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