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Private, Quiet Country Guest House 20 Minutes from Santa Fe.

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Property type chateau / country house


About the property

Country House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Enjoy the quiet solitude of a rural retreat just a short drive to Santa Fe. Located on a private road on 7.5 acres you can relax by the fireplace in the comfortable living room or under the stars on the private patio. One bedroom sleeps two and a loft with mountain views sleeps additional 2 or more.

I built the house myself which is adjacent to my main house. Watch the sun rise and set from the adobe meditation tower. Have a dinner party with large dining table and full kitchen. Sink into the goose down couch and rest easy. Santa Fe Style.

Keywords: studio, casita,private,santa fe style, adobe,country home,inexpensive

More Details

Thomas Berkes
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Thomas Berkes

I built my home and have enjoyed Santa Fe country living for many years. Traveling, sailing, cooking playing music are a few of my interests.

Thomas Berkes purchased this chateau / country house in 1985

Why Thomas Berkes chose Santa Fe County

The casita was originally built as a music studio, then having rented it for a few years long term I wanted visitors to get the country experience while visiting Santa Fe.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Peaceful with a tower for meditation, prayer or just enjoying the view.


Santa Fe County Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 shower/tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), queen size futon (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
meditation tower, large vigas


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Private, Quiet Country Guest House 20 Minutes from Santa Fe.
average rating of 4.819672 based on 61 reviews

Nice place to return to

  • 5 of 5

3 of us appreciated the privacy and quiet of the house and property after returning from a day of hiking or exploring the landscape, city and villages. The BBQ and patio offer a place to relax outside. The tower is a sweet spot to reflect and enjoy the big sky in daylight or starlight with views to the hills and horizon. We were comfortable in the roomy interior and had everything we needed. All amenities appreciated and we thank you for those considerations!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It always makes me smile when someone enjoys the space I built as I too enjoy it. Thanks for staying at Coyote Spring
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Peaceful home

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely place to stay just outside of Santa Fe, a great location to explore this part of Northern New Mexico. The home itself is well put together and cozy and lets you really enjoy the high desert climate.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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quiet,peaceful,cozy space in the mountians of new mexico

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful,magical space, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Hearing the coyotes at night,having coffee in the meditation tower watching the sun rise was beautiful. Tom was very respectful of our space, a lovely warm hearted man. I would certainly return

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your care. You make delightful guests!
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Casita escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in this perfect hideaway. Tom has provided everything one could need including a meditation tower with a view and the quiet and beauty of nature. In 20 minutes or so we could be in Santa Fe or Madrid enjoying the art and activities of Santa Fe. There is so much to do in the area and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Rustic authentic Santa Fe western style retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Tom has a beautiful Adobe house fully stocked with all amenities (except food) so it was perfect for our family! Loved the loft bed with wooden ladder so charming! So quiet and peaceful perfect for us NYers who need space and peace! Tom was a true pleasure to meet a very talented man! 100% recommended will return to stay next time I'm in Santa Fe :)

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose

Gracious host and a beatiful property

  • 5 of 5

Our entire experience in this Eldorado Santa Fe property was great - even magical. The living areas were quaint yet up to date with modern amenities. Having a washer/dryer on site is one of those wish list items for all travelers. The meditation tower allowed us to experience a sunset and a moon rise at the same time - very cool. To top everything off, as we travel, we try to play and sing at local open mics which usually entails trying to borrow a guitar once we get to the venue. Not here. Tom is a musician and let us borrow his guitar to use at the open mic. Thank you again for such a great stay and sharing a bit of your life.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for coming and taking great care of my place and instrument. I hope next time we have a chance to play some music together.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Santa Fe , Albuquerque 55 miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Mine Shaft in Madrid
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Railrunner, 599 station
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
San Marcos
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Ski Santa Fe
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Cochiti , Elephant Butte 200 miles

Tent Rocks is a spectacular and unexpected treat. 25 minutes near Cochiti lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $39

Check in 3:00pm Checkout noon.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.