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Unmatched Night Skies And Fresh Mountain Air In A Traditional Village

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 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 Cañada de los Alamos

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!


Cañada de los Alamos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • 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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(38 traveler reviews)

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Unmatched Night Skies And Fresh Mountain Air In A Traditional Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

Loved our stay! Wish we were back under the gorgeous midnight blue Santa Fe skies!

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I found the perfect get-away for our 1st year wedding anniversary. Staying at Dorothy's cabin retreat was just what we needed to relax and get away. The area in the back with hot tub is very relaxing at the end of a busy day of shopping. Fun experience. The only thing I would have liked is a full size mirror. Not a negative, just stating it would be nice to have had. Thank you Dorothy! Hope to come back soon. Jody and Steve Suverkrubbe

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to send a review, Jody! I very much appreciate it. I will look into the full length mirror idea. Maybe something that could be mounted onto the closet door. I hope you'll be back!! Dorothy
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We had a wonderful time. The house is very comfortable and exactly as described.

  • 5 of 5

Dorothy is a very attentive host and the house is so comfortable and quiet, we felt at home immediately. The hot tub and the night sky are both relaxing and fascinating. Highly recommended - we are looking forward to another visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet, and relaxing but close to town

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, relaxing place Tranquilo! is. We felt as though we were far away from civilization, but still only 15 minutes to the Plaza in Santa Fe. And as we lay back in the hot tub to stare at the beautiful stars, we felt even further away. The house is rustic but very comfortable, and the owner Dorothy was incredible to deal with. The house doesn't have air conditioning, but even in late July we didn't need it.

While all the restaurants and sights in Santa Fe are easy to find, and easy to see reviews on, if you like history one place you don't want to miss is El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum just south of Santa Fe.

Two more mustn't-miss museums are the Georgia O'Keefe Museum and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Take docent-guided tours of both, of possible.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jim! El Rancho de las Golendrinas is a living museum owned by the descendants of Lenora Curtin. It is a Danish model of teaching by experiencing. Very fun and the docents are really well trained! So glad you went there. A section of the Santa Fe botanical garden is on the frontage road that parallels the road to Golandrinas. Next time you come, take a walk through there on Saturday or Sunday morning. It is part of the same property. Docents are available there too. Hope you'll be back! Autumn is beautiful!
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Perfect Santa Fe getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay here! It’s truly a beautiful house in a stunning location. I actually saw the milky way from the upstairs bedroom window! The house was very clean, super comfortable and charming, had everything we needed to cook and do all our regular stuff, and is only a 15 minute or so drive down a very pretty road to everything Santa Fe has to offer. The hot tub was fabulous, and the location just lovely. A great place to enjoy all of the Santa Fe area – both the town and the amazing outdoors! We really couldn’t have asked for better. Our host was generous, kind, and helpful. Thank you Dorothy!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark! It was a pleasure to have you!
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Tranquilo. The area was quiet and only 15 minutes from Santa Fe. It was lovely to spend the day in Santa Fe and then return to the tranquility of this home in the evening. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. We especially loved the hot tub and the outdoor spaces. Dorothy was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your Maria! You were perfect guests!
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Lovely quiet secret out of Santa Fe

  • 5 of 5

A nice house with adobe walls in a quiet area just about 15 min from Santa Fe. Lovely garden with your own privat whirlpool and a Weber Gas Grill. We stayed 4 nights and loved the hiking opportunities in this area. We would like to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patric!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
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.