Rancho Gallina is an award winning bed and breakfast, now available for families and groups looking for an authentic home away from home in "Old New Mexico." The ranch has been lovingly restored and is one of the most environmentally friendly properties in New Mexico, rated GreenLeader Platinum by TripAdvisor. Situated on 10 acres along the scenic Turquoise Trail, we are only 10 minutes from the south end of Santa Fe and 10 minutes from the historic mining towns/art colonies of Cerrillos and Madrid. World class cycling, hiking, horseback riding and amazing culture surround us, with easy access to both the Santa Fe (15 mins) and Albuquerque (1 hour) airports.
This is an authentic country ranch, not a luxury Santa Fe mansion - designed for people who want to let their hair down and relax in a beautiful, historic setting. This rambling country ranch, built over 50 years, has both incredible character and tons of space, both inside and out, for gathering as a group or spending time on your own. Many groups and families find the ranch to be the perfect balance - a chance to spend time together in nature, while not forgoing your privacy and solitude. The ranch was finished by hand, with fabulous woodwork, kiva fireplaces, traditional coved, beamed and latilla ceilings, and beautiful imported wood doors and pillars. We renovated the ranch to preserve the artistry and vision of it's builders, and our neighbors who used to visit here as children (now in their 80s) say it's like stepping back in time.
Our 5 rooms, casitas and suites, each with full ensuite bath, have beds for 16-18 guests, depending on the season. The rooms vary in size from the 300 sq. ft. Moroccan with high ceilings and clerestory windows to the 800 sq. ft. Silverado Suite - a two room suite with a sky-lit studio, sleeping up to 7 guests. There are two casitas at the far end of the courtyard with kitchenettes and quiet privacy, while the Kiva and Moroccan rooms are adjacent to each other and the ranch house living quarters. The queen beds have superior mattresses, quality linens and down comforters. The fold out futons/couches all have memory foam toppers and quality linens. We also have air mattresses and a Lotusbelle glamping tent for additional guests (or kids!).
The ranch has a living/dining area that comfortably accommodates 8-12 people in both the living room and around the plank dining table. This opens onto a traditional courtyard with gas and charcoal grills, additional courtyard seating and dining tables for larger groups. The kitchen is small (it's an old ranch, remember) but more than adequate for preparing family meals, with a new stove and refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster oven and microwave.
The outdoors is what it's really all about here at Rancho Gallina. We have built out the property with fire pits, pergolas, and a giant octagonal pergola for relaxing in a hammock, playing bocce, or doing yoga. Our hand-built cedar hot tub is a fabulous place to unwind and watch the stars after a long day of hiking, cycling or museum touring. We have excellent wifi, but no TV. Instead of TV, we have hammocks, hummingbirds, and amazing sunsets. We have an outdoor bonfire pit, backyard chickens, and plenty of space to come together or relax alone.
The ranch has held family reunions, weddings, and celebrations of all shapes and sizes. Your hosts Mitch (a trained chef) and Leslie (a really good cook) live in a converted barn at the back of the property, and open their home and kitchen to cater special dinners. If you would like daily breakfast, someone to shop for your group, or just a couple of fancy dinners, we're here to help. We work with local farms and ranches to source the healthiest, organic produce and meats, and pull some of the best espresso in Santa Fe.
For larger, catered events we open our home (the converted barn behind the ranch house) adding up to 3 additional bedrooms and a fabulous barn for dining and gathering - pricing available on request. The ranch is family and dog friendly (pet fee is additional), with a fenced courtyard and additional fenced yard off the Sunset Casita.
For events larger than 35 guests, we charge an event fee and have an additional contract for use of the barn and courtyards for entertaining. The Barn can comfortably seat 35-50 guests, and combined with outdoor seating and rented furniture we have served 150 people in style.
We said it before, but we'll say it again - this is a real ranch, and a great place to get folks together. We are not walking distance from anything except the hot tub, the arroyo (where a family of Great Horned Owls have taken up residence), the chicken coop and the fire pit. If you are looking for a down to earth, nurturing place to unwind and enjoy life, come on down to Rancho Gallina