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Cute Home Along Turquoise Trail Nestled in Sandia Mountains

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7), DirectTV and internet

This home provides a cool respite from the summer's intense heat, or a cozy place to 'hole up' by the fire during winter storms. Located at an elevation of 7100 feet in the Sandia Mountains. It is just off The Turquoise Trail, a National Scenic Byway that traverses the back country between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Drive 7 miles to the Sandia Peak Ski area or 14 miles to the top of the Sandia Mountains (elevation 10,760 ft) for a spectacular view of the Rio Grande Valley and far away mesas. There is so much to do and see in every direction and you can use this home as a launch pad for your day trips.

The home sleeps six with a futon couch, or seven using the single-bed futon mattress on a sturdy 40'-wide cot. There's also a crib-size mattress for toddlers/babies. The living room is large and comfortable and the SPACIOUS KITCHEN offers all the amenities and cooking utensils. Towels, extra sheets and blankets are provided. A large wood stove (as an alternative to the electric heat) will radiate a comfortable warmth during the winter months; firewood is provided. The two-car car port provides shelter for your vehicle(s) during the winter months. There are two large redwood decks; one is covered providing a shady, cool and private respite among the surrounding pinon pines.

A HOT TUB is provided to help you recover from your sports-related injuries, or just to relax under the night sky. This is great both in winter and in summer and it's right outside the back door in a setting that is private, bounded on the sides by trees and above by the fabulous New Mexico night sky. The back deck also has wooden deck furniture (table with umbrella and chairs) and a large barbeque gas grill for evening cook-outs. The DirectTV Ultimate package plus free-wifi internet access is also provided.

The location of this home is perfect - situated in the Sandia Mountains 12 miles east of Albuquerque, 35 minutes from the airport and less than an hour from Santa Fe. Providing a relaxing, getaway, it's less than 2 miles to grocery, gas, galleries and restaurants, 10 minutes to hiking in the Cibola National Forest or to the nationally-acclaimed Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Course, and 20 minutes to the ski area or to the city.

It's quaint, homey, and private with attractions in every direction. A great place for your family members and friends to stay during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Balloon Fiesta, Spring Break, the State Fair or your summer vacation.

READ THIS: Reservation Process: check availability by clicking the View Calendar button. Then, using the “send email” button on the right under “Owner”, fill in the text fields and inquire about anything else and submit. You will receive the Rental Agreement along with a complete layout of the costs via email for the period you requested. You can then review that and, if you decide to rent it, follow the instructions on making the confirmation payment in order to reserve those dates and have them shown as unavailable on the calendar. Calling is fine, but use the "Send Email" dialog also so I can retrieve the information from anywhere and won't lose it. Please see Notes under the Rates button.


Note: 10 percent of profits from this enterprise are donated to organizations dedicated to improving education programs for Native American children from various Indian Tribes across the west.

More Details

Tony Zimmerman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Tony Zimmerman

We lived in this home for 10 years and continue to take good care of it. The location and 'feel of the house' is just so good, we couldn't part with it. I am a geohydrologist with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, working on the adjudication of water rights for Indian Tribes in the Bureau's Southwest Region (New Mexico and Arizona). We have lived in 'The Land of Entrapment' (Land of Enchantment) since 1985. Be careful, if you stay too long, you may not want to leave.

Tony Zimmerman purchased this house in 1992


Pinion Ridge Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , in master bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , futon couch - very comfortable
  • Queen size Beds (2) very comfortable firm mattress (Simmons Beauty Rest), Double Beds[futon couch] (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) A single bed futon mattress on a very sturdy 40' wide cot with sheets and bedding provided., Baby Cribs (1) No crib, but a crib mattress is stored in the closet; bedding also provided.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cute Home Along Turquoise Trail Nestled in Sandia Mountains
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
Coweta, Ok

Wonderful trip!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home in a great location. We love traveling between Albuquerque and Santa Fe so this was a very convenient spot for us. The home felt very private, we loved sitting out on the back deck just enjoying the surroundings, and we really loved the hot tub in the evenings. We did fix a few meals and the kitchen is a good size and had everything we needed. Tony was fabulous to work with, he responded very quickly to all my questions and he made sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely stay here again. We did have 7 adults on this trip and I will say it was kind of tight for all the adults. It would be perfect for 2 couples or a family with small children.

Thank you for everything Tony!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this vacation rental. As others have said this place is quite, clean, and secluded. Even though the neighbors are close you don't even know they are there because of where the house is located. We spent many a morning on the deck just sitting back drinking our coffee and enjoying the singing of the birds. If we needed anything or had a question Tony was readily available to assist us.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location outside Albuquerque and very private. Tony was kind and helpful and readily available for any questions we had about the area. The place was clean and cozy. We hope to come again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great, owner was very accommodating with me and my girl only staying one night, place was very well stocked with anything you could possibly need. More towels than you could shake a stick at for instance. Place was clean and the kitchen was LOADED. Hot tub house was clean and worked just fine. The House is super cozy and the fireplace is nice and generates a lot of heat.

Would be a 4 star review as i am a Picky reviewer but when Paypal decided to mess up my deposit return Mr. Zimmerman was very professional and helped me with the problem almost immediately.

If you need a cute little house for a couple of days would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cloudcroft, New Mexico

What a treat!

  • 5 of 5

We live in Southern, NM and wanted to get away for a couple of days. This was the perfect home for us. It was close enough to the city, yet in the mountains. Of course my daughter and her friend were very pleased when they saw the hot tub. This house has everything you need to make your trip comfortable; videos, books, amenities, everything! The house was clean and comfortable. The owner told us of a great walking trail up Sandia Mountains, which we did. I would highly recommend this house next time you're in the area. The house is in a quiet neighborhood and is very private.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bastrop, Texas

Relaxing stay at Cute Mountain Cabin. Great for Dogs.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived and were shown the amenities and fenced in dog features. I was taken on a short hike with the owner so that I could see where to start local hikes (across the street the development ended in a road-less natural area with pinon pines, alligator juniper and lots of cactus). The cabin is quite private and quiet, with a covered front porch, and larger back porch with a Jacuzzi. It had snowed, and we shared the back porch with a snowman. The cabin is modernly furnished with wireless, cable TV and lots of kitchen appliances. A library with a terrific selection of books could keep someone busy for months. We will probably return in the not too distant future.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Albuquerque Sunport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lazy Lizard
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Paako Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Greenside Cafe
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Sandia Peak Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandia Peak Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
owner's residence
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery store, nice cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Paako Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandia Casino


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $24

Rental rates vary depending on the number of days rented, which days of the week, whether is a holiday season or not, the number of people staying, etc. This website's mechanism for inputting the rates is designed to enable them to provide you an automatic quote. However, the mechanism used is more constrained and less flexible than my complicated spreadsheet formulas and the automatic quote is therefore APPROXIMATE.

There are basically two rates, low season and high season. Low season is $148/nt, $756/wk while High season is $163/nt, $810/wk. Spring Break is an average of low and high. Multiple-night discounts start a 3 nights or more. Rates are for four people or less; slight surcharge for additional people. Similarly for cleaning fee.

Best to fill out the "instant quote" box in order to send the inquiry and I will promptly reply with an accurate quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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