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Modern Cabin Inside Sf National Forest 12 Miles to Plaza

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) Detached studio with 3/4 bath sleeps 2

Beautiful modern mountain cabin with all high end amenities INSIDE the Santa Fe National forest.

Summer and Winter wonderland!

The home is all on one level - no stairs of any kind (except the exterior stairs down to the hutub) King bed in the master and two queen beds in the guest rooms - all plush pillow top beds with very comfy sheets and down comforters.

Awesome master bath with giant cast iron tub, perfect for two if you don't feel like sitting in the hot tub :-)

Fully stocked kitchen with a Viking range and everything you will need.

Extreme privacy - this is one of the only properties like this in the Santa Fe area - a true mountain paradise get away, yet so close to town with a mountain creek that winds through the forest.

Out door enthusiasts will love it here, bring your mountain bikes in the summer and your cross country ski's in the winter, ski right out the front door!

Since we are located in the national forest hikers will love it here. There are great trails within walking distance or by a short drive - another reason to have an SUV so its easier to get up into the forest past the cabin.

The home has ample deck and patio space overlooking the creek and hot tub, perfect for out door entertaining.

Birders will love it up here! We have great birds all year around but especially in the summer when the hummingbirds are everywhere.

Cool temps in the summer when downtown is hot!

Encantado resort is right down the road for world class dining and spa services.

There is a 2 mile dirt road to the property and the last 1/2 mile can be very bumpy and it can get muddy or snowy depending on the weather. I would recommend an SUV or higher clearance vehicle for the summer months to make travel on the road more comfortable. In the winter a four wheel drive SUV or truck is mandatory because we are in the mountains and there will be snow - see the pictures.

So if you are looking for a place to truly relax and be surrounded by nature yet be close to all that Santa Fe has to offer please consider us!

Pets are allowed for a fee, please discuss with me first.

Keywords: Cabin, mountains, national forest, stream, privacy, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, Eco, getaway,

More Details

Brian Bodei
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Brian Bodei

My name is Brian and I have lived in this paradise for over 17 years and now its time to share.

Brian Bodei purchased this cabin in 1995

Why Brian Bodei chose Santa Fe County

This is the only location thats this close to Santa Fe, inside the national forest, on a stream that affords total privacy and high quality of living. I feel so blessed to have been able to live up here all these years. I can never get over how beautiful Pacheco Canyon is!

What makes this cabin unique

This home was designed by and award winning designer - no boring architecture here. The home was planned to feel like the outdoors and indoors were one, and I truly think we succeeded. Sitting by the creek, watching the humming birds, having margaritas on the deck - or in the hot tub. Mountain biking and skiing right out the front door - endless miles of hiking and exploring, watching the birds - it never gets old! The only problem with staying up here is that you will not want to leave....Santa whaa?


Santa Fe County Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - The detached studio has a 3/4 bath.
    Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , There is a steam shower in the master and a cast iron tub
    Guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath for the two guest bedrooms
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , This room can have a king OR 2 singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Detached studio with 3/4 bath - 1 queen , The detached studio is available for party's of six or more
  • All of the beds are very comfortable with plush pillow top mattresses and with very comfy sheets and pillows. The first guest room is normally set up with a king bed but it can be two singles if needed, just let us know. The beds all have down comforters.
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
I provide hiking books and maps of the area trails, nature guide books and water bottles are available if needed. We've also got sleds for the winter!


Wonderful mountain retreat close to Santa Fe!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Apr 26, 2012

The Bear had a very hard time leaving this wonderful mountain retreat inside the Santa Fe National Forest! Thoughtfully appointed and extremely relaxing, the property made it hard to even want to venture the short ride to downtown Santa Fe – we could have spent our entire stay at the property and been completely content. We enjoyed wonderful hikes, relaxing soaks in the hot tub, incredible woodland views from the many windows, and restful slumber in the comfortable beds. All day (and night, when we chose to open the windows) we were serenaded by the pleasant babbling sound of the front yard brook – so incredibly peaceful. The very thoughtful owner had all sorts of guide books and hiking maps ready for our stay, and an extremely well-appointed kitchen to make meal prep a breeze. There are great local restaurants a short drive away, dramatic showings of hummingbirds, and a luxurious steam shower to ease away any aches from a busy day of hiking or sightseeing. Three bedrooms make this a great choice for a family or multiple couples. There were even friendly neighbor dogs that came to visit the Bear and offered to accompany us on a daily hike. We are already ready for another visit to Tesuque mountain cabin!

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Modern Cabin Inside Sf National Forest 12 Miles to Plaza
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peaceful escape

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property, clean and well kept. Instantly relaxing when you get there. The master bedroom is beautiful, opening up on the mountain stream, and I have not slept so well in months. My wife, kids, and I enjoyed the canyon tremendously and went for daily hikes, sat by the stream, and enjoyed the "cabin" (more like a well appointed home). Brian was awesome, super helpful, and always available. A beautiful, peaceful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! Please come back again soon.
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Cabin exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for a girls' trip. We altered our itinerary because didn't want to leave the cabin! It's far more impressive than the photos capture. The cabin is well stocked with nice appliances, comfy beds & linens & firewood. Brian is easily accessible by phone to offer recommendations. Don't be swayed by the dirt road. It's not too rough at all. We took advice from Brian & other reviewers & rented an SUV. The cabin is beautifully designed for the property. It's a short distance from town & hiking trails. So glad we selected this cabin instead of other rentals in or near town!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin is beautiful in every way.

  • 5 of 5

The setting and decor are superb. The cabin makes you feel at home instantly and is the perfect place to relax

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is an upscale home with a rustic casual feel. We felt right at home immediately! The house is well stocked, both in the kitchen and in the bath. All the amenities of a hotel including a hair dryer. We slept, ate, napped, ate, walked, ate, hot tubbed, and slept again. Relaxation was the goal of this trip and we did accomplish it! While it is convenient to Santa Fe, this house in the woods is so captivating that you may not feel the need to go into town. We didn't. Thank you for sharing this treasure, Brian!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent home in a beautiful secluded location.

  • 4 of 5

Brian was very kind and communicated everything that was needed. Beautiful and clean home with everything needed. The local creatures (hummingbirds, squirrels) are delightful too. Our labradors loved going for walks - there was so much to see and smell. Only one downside to this property - the last 1-mile road leading to the home is horrible, and the mile before that is a bit rough. I hope the roads get repaired as this is the only downside for this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the cabin! It deserves all the rave reviews it has received! The house is extremely well equipped (kitchen, linens, books/maps, furniture) and clean. Brian was delightful, very helpful and responsive. He left several 10 pound bags of sugar, so we were able to keep the hummingbirds happy -- and there were many. Also, two cans of food for the other birds, who were delightfully demanding. The master suit was spacious and comfortable and our guests raved about the two guest rooms. The rustic environment, along with the stream running in front of the house, was as relaxing as advertised. We enjoyed several meals on the deck and enjoyed reading/relaxing out there as well. Lots of fun hikes right out the door. Tesuque has a couple very good restaurants we enjoyed. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because of the rough dirt road. It was more challenging than I had anticipated. One probably doesn't have to have a 4 wheel drive, but do need a vehicle with high clearance. It was real slow going the last half mile to the cabin. But, as other reviewers have stated, the cabin more than makes up for the road! Delightful experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.19%

Rate is based on 2 people, for each additional person add $25 each per night. Max 8 people
If cancelled before 30 days a full refund of the rent will be returned MINUS the VRBO service fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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