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Unmatched Night Skies And Fresh Mountain Air In A Traditional Village

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

One Bedroom 2 Bathroom on 3+ acres, In Mountain Village 15 Minutes From Santa Fe

Beautifully handcrafted home, one and a half stories with large bedroom upstairs, open floor plan down stairs, 3 patios, one with an immaculate private hot tub. Located in the mountains southeast of Santa Fe, so quiet that all you hear are birds and an occasional coyote in the night. Five minute walk into the Santa Fe National Forest. Fully furnished and equipped home. 4WD is required during the winter months.

Dorothy Dean
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Dorothy Dean

I've lived in New Mexico for 35 years, loving it the entire time.

Dorothy Dean purchased this house in 1994

Why Dorothy Dean chose New Mexico

Close to town but has the old world feeling of the Santa Fe I first met in 1979. Quiet, fresh mountain air; I walk up my road and I am in the Santa Fe National Forest. Beautiful views of the mountains the entire drive out.

What makes this house unique

The lights of the city are occluded which makes twice as many stars visible in the night sky. I love watching meteor showers from my hot tub! It is exquisitely quiet and peaceful and only 15 to 20 minutes to the plaza all along a graceful mountain road without traffic lights and only a few stop signs, no traffic!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Unmatched Night Skies And Fresh Mountain Air In A Traditional Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is a very special place -- beautiful, peaceful, secluded yet near enough to enjoy everything Santa Fe has to offer. I couldn't recommend it more highly for a northern New Mexico vacation. The owner is great to deal with, she has thought through everything the place needs to be comfortable and easy. Five stars for sure.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The night views were amazing

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came here to find a secluded getaway to celebrate my birthday. While we enjoyed our visits everyday to the city of Santa Fe and a drive to Taos, we loved staying in this casita. The view of the sky at night was wonderful. We got up during the night and went outside to see the amazing sky. We live in an urban area of the Midwest and the view of the sky is often limited by city lights. It was a wonderful experience to see the Milky Way several nights in a row and many shooting stars as well. During the day we loved sitting on either large patio and watching the birds come to the water bubbler. It was a relaxing, wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed the owner's landscaping, too, the hot tub, and her southwestern style of decorating. I especially loved browsing through her landscaping/gardening magazines. Staying here was so much better than staying in a hotel. I would come here again. The cool nights were wonderful.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pam! It was a perfect match, I'm so glad you had a relaxing birthday here! Hope to see you again next year! Dorothy
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Beautiful, secluded and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay at this casita. The clay/straw walls, the earth tones, the birds, the view of surrounding ridges, all these things contributed to a wonderful feeling. The skies at night were indeed beautiful, I could see many more stars than I can at home in Brooklyn, and could even see the milky way! The house was clean and very comfortable. Dorothy was very helpful and friendly. The hot tub was just what my husband needed for his sore back.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is warm and wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this property. It was clean and well kept and everything worked. Our host was extremely helpful and welcoming and the house was well stocked with everything that we needed. We enjoyed the hot tub and the privacy! The weekend that we stayed there were thunderstorms - we watched the storms come up the canyon and really loved the sound of rain on the roof. Highly recommended - we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Excellent Getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from it all in peaceful, secluded surroundings then this is the place for you. Set about 20 minutes from Santa Fe it is a wonderful house in a beautiful setting. Dorothy was very easy and very accommodating to work with and the whole trip was just excellent. The patio and landscaping captured our hearts. The house is in excellent condition with everything you need for your stay. Everything was as advertised and we couldn't have asked for more. And if you do want a little more excitement then Santa Fe is only a short drive away. I would highly recommend it, and I plan to return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful get away

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home is definitely off the beaten path! It's close enough to town but still gives you the feeling of being away from it all. The home has everything you could need including lots of kitchen items etc. Dorothy was a wonderful host - very accessible by phone and email but not intrusive in any way. No cell phone reception so be ready for that. There is a land line and wifi which was sufficient for us. Recommend for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Hope you'll come again someday!
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Nearest Airport
14.72 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Harry's Roadhouse
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Marty Sanchez
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Santa Fe Rail Runner
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Harry's Roadhouse/Steaksmith
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Santa Fe Ski Basin
Car: necessary

This house is located on 3+ acres in the traditional village of Canada de Los Alamos 15 minutes southeast of Santa Fe, NM. A beautiful mountain setting, exquisitely quiet, fresh air, immediate access to the Santa Fe National Forest. Hiking, mountain bike riding. An intimate setting with easy access to the world class attractions of the region. From Skiing, to ancient ruins of Bandalier National Monument, Indian Pueblos (best visited during traditional feast days) Santa Fe Opera, Chamber Music, Indian Market, Spanish Market, International Folk Art Market, a huge range of excellent restaurants, spas, and entertainment. After a day of adventure enjoy a relaxing evening of star gazing from your private hot tub. In house massage available. 4WD vehicle required during the winter months.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation policy, 100% refund if cancelled 30 days prior to reservation. No refunds within 30 days of reservation. Please protect your investment with travel insurance. For extenuating circumstances, a death in the family, weather cancellations, injuries, rescheduling is allowed within 6 months of original reservation, documentation of circumstance is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Santa Fe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two bathrooms, one upstairs with a bath tub, one downstairs with a shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom is upstairs. A large open room with beautiful light, plenty of privacy. The queen size temperpedic sleeper sofa is downstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Romantic get away. Secluded, quiet, tranquil. Ideal for couples looking for a peaceful sanctuary. In house massage available upon request.

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