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Big Foot cabin at 8300 Feet in the Jemez Springs Mountains

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1800Ft2 3 Bedrooms, Loft, 2 Bathrooms (sleeps up to 9 in beds, 2 air mattresses)

If more than 11 guests, please contact us. There is space for sleeping bags and the ability to camp out in the back.

From Mid-November through Mid-March, please plan to utilize an AWD or 4X4 to get to the cabin. The roads to the property are plowed, but not during an active storm. After plowing, there is the potential for 2-3" packed snow and ice.

This is a beautiful, secluded log cabin nestled on three acres of forest land in the mountains above Jemez Springs at an elevation of approximately 8,300 feet. We have enjoyed this wonderful place and want to share with other friends, families and guests.

Located at mile marker 33 on Hwy 4, the cabin is 1 hour 45 minutes from the ABQ International Airport and 1 hour 20 minutes from downtown Santa Fe.

The cabin sits in the Jemez mountain hunting zone 6a, with zone 6b (Valles Caldera) just down the road.

Upon arrival, you will find an array of amenities to enjoy during your relaxing mountain retreat, including:

1. an open floor plan with exposed log beams;

2. There are 3 bedrooms and a loft area, which are organized as follows:

a. 1st floor – King size bed

b. 2nd floor- Double bed

c. 2nd Floor – triple bunk (3 twins)

d. 2nd Floor Loft area – trundle bed (2 twins)

e. There is room in the loft, in the bunk room and in the living room to put the 2 air mattresses.

f. More than 11 guests? ....There is space to camp outside or throw down sleeping bags in the house.

3. a dining room with seating for eight;

4. large windows to admire the beautiful vistas;

5. two full bathrooms;

6. a full kitchen, including a dishwasher

7. an outdoor grill;

8. a full laundry; and

9. a wood burning stove with pre-chopped wood outside.

- if you need basic groceries, Amanda’s, a small general store, located 7 miles south on Hwy. 4, has groceries, bait and tackle, and fishing licenses;

There are books, board games, video games, and movies catering to all ages. There is a flat screen TV, Blu-Ray player and XBox 360, along with basic internet access. Cable and basic television are not available. The cabin has very spotty cell reception, but has a landline with free long distance throughout the contiguous United States. Internet is also very unreliable but who needs it with all this?!

From the large front porch, which accommodates up to eight adults, you can enjoy incredible sunsets, star gazing and abundant wildlife. In the winter months, enjoy the view of the snow-capped ridge and sledding on the hill in the front of the cabin (two small sleds are provided).

Hiking is limitless, and the cabin is a perfect starting point for walks in the forest or strolls on the access road. The cabin is ten minutes from waterfalls and swimming at Jemez Falls and the East Fork Trail to the south. Fishing and hiking at Las Conchas is 10 minutes away to the north. Within 30 minutes you can visit Bandelier National Monument, the Valles Caldera (cross country skiing and snow shoeing in the winter) or Fenton Lake. Within 35 minutes you can be in downtown Los Alamos in the north, downhill skiing in Pajarito Ski Area or be in downtown Jemez Springs to the south.

The Village of Jemez Springs has great shopping flavored by local artists. There are great restaurants, including a real saloon where you can eat, drink and meet the locals. Also located in Jemez Springs is the famous hot springs and full service day spa where everyone on your trip can be pampered after a long day of enjoying the outdoors.

Enjoy the wonderful cabin with your friends and loved ones in this beautiful mountain setting. Have fun, enjoy the views, the air, and the peace and quiet.

We are willing to consider all events on our property. Please contact us regarding specific limitations and fees related to events.

More Details

Jason and Leslie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

Why Jason and Leslie chose Jemez Springs

The view and the beauty of the countryside.

What makes this cabin unique

Close to ABQ but far enough to get away from the city.


Jemez Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Bunk Bed/Triple bunk in separate room.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , On loft
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Twin/Trundle Bed: Twin bed is on loft.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Events are welcome. Please contact us for specific fees related to events scheduled at our property.


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Big Foot cabin at 8300 Feet in the Jemez Springs Mountains
average rating of 4.918919 based on 74 reviews
Albuquerque NM

Big Foot delivers!

  • 5 of 5

It's a lovely cabin high on a hillside with amazing views that are somewhat obscured by the beautiful trees. The approach road is rather rugged and you really do need a four-wheel or an all-wheel drive vehicle to get up the driveway for unloading and loading. There are two level parking spots opposite the driveway about halfway up for everyday use. We generally went on local hikes in the morning and then made day-trips to Los Alamos, Bandelier and Jemez Springs during our three days of exploring the area. Lots to do! Beautiful scenery! The kitchen is well equipped and there is plenty of firewood for the wood stove and plenty of good clean bedding and towels. The one thing lacking was comfortable seating in the living room area for more than about three possibly four people. Since we were a group of 6 grandmothers, we would have appreciated more seating options after our busy days. From the presentation on VRBO it seemed as if we would have access to all three floors but the bottom floor was locked. The owners responded very quickly to emails, texts and phone calls and were concerned about our comfort and well-being while at their cabin. Big Foot is very nicely maintained and an amazing property which we enjoyed the use of very much! Thank you, Jason and Leslie!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. The Kitchen had everything we needed. We really liked watching the stars at night here. The owners were very nice and helpful. I could get cell service from the back of the house with Verizon.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay and looking forward to our next visit !

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Peaceful, secluded

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED the outdoor space both the front porch and the back patio. The front porch was perfect for reading a book while watching the sunset. The back patio was perfect for dining al fresco, and sitting around the fire pit or stargazing. The kitchen had everything we needed. The washer and dryer were a real plus. The road getting into the property was pretty rough but we managed fine in a Toyota Camry. We drove into Jemez Springs one day to sit in the "Giggling Springs" which was very nice. Thank you for sharing your property!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. Especially the back patio. Will be booking this place again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Quiet, remote but with many places to explore

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place to explore and be outside with our family on vacation. The cabin was perfect. We had plenty of room and felt right at home. Each day we hiked a different trail not too far away. The area is incredibly beautiful with mountains all around. The tall pine trees and cool air felt like Colorado. We loved sitting on the front porch each morning and watching the sun hit the mountains. It was a wonderful few days. We would love to come back - there is so much to do in the area. The cabin had everything we needed. Great choices of movies and games. Plenty of spices and little things you might need in the kitchen.

Thanks so much Jason. Thankful for our time away from busy life to be together as a family. It was the perfect place for us!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Albuquerque Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Villiage of Jemez Springs
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 4 and Forrest Road #10
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
HWY 4 and HWY 126 to Fenton Lake
Car: necessary

All of the areas below have web information.

Hiking within 5 minutes of the Cabin:

Las Conchas:

Jemez Falls (small areas for wading):

East Fork Trail: (small area for wading if you veer off to the Box Canyon)

Hiking within 15 minutes of the Cabin:

Battleship Rock

Spence Hot Springs

Valles Caldera (high recommended for free range exploring)

Hiking within 20 minutes of the Cabin:

San Antonio Hot Springs (Great adventure if you have a 4x4 to get to the staging area)

Fish Hatchery

Fenton Lake – Fishing! You can purchase poles at “Amanda’s” (see below) and get a fishing license there if you need one.


Amanda's is the 15 minutes away for general groceries and bait (if you like to fish)

Smiths is in Los Alamos about 40 minutes away


Los Ojos in Jemez Springs about 20 minutes from the Cabin - Very basic burgers and beer

Stagecoach in Jemez Springs about 20 minutes from the Cabin - country cooking - fried foods

Ridgeback Café - Next to Amanda's about 15 minutes away from the Cabin - sandwiches, salads and burgers


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

The rates are based on 8 guests. Each additional guest is charged an extra $15 per night. Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed.

There are 3 bedrooms and a loft area, which are organized as follows:
a. 1st floor – King size bed
b. 2nd floor- Double bed
c. 2nd Floor – triple bunk (3 twins)
d. 2nd Floor Loft area – trundle bed (2 twins)
e. There is room in the loft, in the bunk room, and in the living room to put the 2 air mattresses.
f. More than 11 guests, please contact us. There is space for sleeping bags and opportunities to camp on the land.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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