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Anasazi Wilderness Glamping Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A Comfortable Camping Experience In The Wilderness For The Whole Family

Our Days Available calendars are updated every morning. Please check our main website (links are above the 'Photos' section near the bottom of this page) for more details and images of our three beautiful and unique vacation rentals.

Anasazi Glamping Cabin is located within the only twenty mile long gated box canyon in the Chama Wilderness. The cabin includes a completely equipped and carpeted kitchen, living room, and dining area under a 20x30 foot roof. The cabin has cold running spring water, table, chairs, cooking stove, refrigerator, pots, pans, tableware, propane barbecue, and (if there is not a fire ban in effect) propane fire pit bowl.

The rental is located on the site of an early 1900s homestead and is one of three vacation rentals we have in the canyon, with Ranch Wilderness Casita and Remote Wilderness Casita.

Unique at your camp site is a 1,000 gallon soaking pool nestled inside an earthen and rock open-air water storage area which was originally built by the ancient Anasazi Indians, with a breathtaking view of the canyon's 1,700-foot red sand stone walls. The pool is fed with continuously flowing cool spring water.

Gallina Canyon Ranch has been featured in many national and regional magazines, including New Mexico magazine, The Santa Fean, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, and Martha Stewart Living.

On rare days when heavy rain makes the road too muddy to travel, we will take you to the camp and leave with you our mud-friendly truck with tire chains for emergency use.

The specially designed protected play area for your children is at the ranch. You may walk or drive. At the ranch is the community swimming pond, inflatable kayaks, floating trampoline, Slither (a 17-foot water park floating snake on which children can sit, stand, and walk), floating arm chairs, boogie board, and a sand box with children's toys. The Gallina River runs right by this area where children love to play in the mud. We supply towels. Not far from the pond is the ranch playground with swings, rotating teeter totter, jungle gym, horizontal bar, hanging merry-go-round, donkey cart, pioneer wagon, grape arbor, and chairs. WiFi is available in these areas.

o) The camper includes two king beds.

o) A hot water shower.

o) Solar powered lighting.

o) Medium size, 8 cubic feet refrigerator / freezer.

o) The fresh spring water is excellent for drinking. (There is no need for you to bring water.)

o) There is plenty of table space for preparing and eating meals.

o) Comfortable chairs.

o) 46,000 BTU outside propane space heater.

o) The kitchen is fully equipped, including salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and herbs.

o) Two coffee makers: drip and percolator, with coffee filters.

o) Linen, including sheets, duvet, blankets, pillows with cases, wash cloths, bath and beach towels.

o) Eggs when available.

Anasazi Policies

o) We require a signed waiver from each person when you arrive. Please read the waiver before booking the rental. Please see our main web site (link below).

o) No hunting.

o) Please let us know before you arrive that you are bringing a dog.

o) Due to the possible allergies of future guests, dogs are not allowed in the camper.

o) When you bring your dog to the main ranch area, it must be on a leash.

o) Anasazi Casita is closed for check in at 4 pm do not arrive after this time.

o) Check-out time is 11 AM.

Other Details:

o) Prior to your arrival you will wish to shop for all of your food, drink, and snacks for your entire stay.

o) Radios and cellular telephones do not work in the canyon.

o) If you plan on swimming in the soaking tank or ranch pond, please bring a bathing suit. There is a fresh water shower at the community swim pond.

o) The camp site is a zero impact area. It is important to us that you use the existing cow trails when hiking.

o) We suggest that you bring head lamps if you want to read at night

o) More pictures of Gallina Canyon Ranch are available on our More Images web page.

Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Tax is included in the rates. Our cancellation policy: More than 60 days prior to check in: 100% refund. 60 days to 30: 100% minus $25 cancel fee. Less than 30 days of check in: no refund. Guests may change the reserve dates 60 days or more prior to check in.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Andrew is from Grand Rapids Michigan. In 1977 we bought the homestead complete with cows. We grew specialty organic produce for restaurants in Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque for fifteen years.

David is from the Los Angeles area. He came to the ranch in 2002. He is our caretaker and webmaster.

The ranch is featured in many magazines, such as Martha Stewart, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, Gourmet, Saveur, Country Home, Bon Appetit, Wine Spectator, Horticulture, Countryside, Country Living Gardener, Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta, Rocky Mountain Gardening, New Mexico, The Santa Fean, Santa Fe Reporter, The Good Cook, Exotic Beans, Southwest Passages, Fine Cooking, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times.

One of us will check you in and out. If you need anything during your stay, feel free to ask any one of us.

Elizabeth purchased this cabin in 1977

Why Elizabeth chose Abiquiu

We chose this ranch because the beauty and the seclusion of this canyon is unique; it is like having our own mini Grand Canyon--- the same Northern New Mexico beauty that awed and inspired the artist Georgia O'Keeffe.

What makes this cabin unique

Family Camp includes for your summer enjoyment a 1,000 gallon soaking pool that is continuously fed from a fresh water spring, and includes a table and chairs for use inside the pool. The overflow from the tank attracts a many species of birds, which makes the pool area a bird watcher's dream. The pool is nestled inside an earthen and rock 1900s homestead open-air water storage tank. Mosquitoes are not a problem in Gallina Canyon. With a spectacular view during the day and awe-inspiring panorama of stars at night, the pool area is a great place to enjoy the sights and sound of the canyon. Bring a star map and toast marshmallows we provide over the propane fire pit bowl, then lay back in the provided 'gravity chairs' and watch for meteors streaking across the velvet black sky.

The glamping cabin is the perfect wilderness experience for two families to camp together , corporate get-together, and group camping: please email if you are looking for a group camp site.


Abiquiu Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Coleman Outhouse - toilet , shower , Hot water shower, two-seater toilet.
    Cabela Outhouse - toilet , shower , Cold water shower, one-seater toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Coleman Camper - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The dining space converts into the single bed.
    Cabela - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Toys ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Anasazi Wilderness Glamping Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Outstanding experience and spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

We came across this place by searching Google Maps for accommodation in the Chama area, as a way of breaking our trip and reducing our driving. What we found instead was the highlight of our trip: a truly amazing remote wilderness experience, surrounded by the spectacular canyon landscapes that inspired artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe. Despite being totally off the grid - no electricity supply other than solar power, no water supply other than natural spring water - this campsite has been designed for comfort. There are hot showers, a refrigerator, a full kitchen and patio (all outdoors!), integrated with an immaculately clean camper. Other than the hosts more than 1 mile away, we were the only humans in the canyon. Elizabeth, Andrew, and David were helpful, accommodating, and open. We spent 2 nights here, and regretted that our stay was so short.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Hello there Elizabeth, Andrew and David:

Thanks to you all… we had a marvelous anniversary visit to your most special canyon. We are grateful that you share your place with outsiders. On the day when we crossed all 13 creek crossings, I felt as if we were entering into a scared place and just could not drink it in deeply enough. It was heaven, and we hope to return again to drink it in some more.

Special happenings: part way up the arroyo just about 1/10 mi. before Anasazi cabin, I was skulking about when part of the cliff face fell off!!! Whew! I was very happy that I was NOT under it, and thrilled at the sound of the rocks falling, rolling, and the dust settling. Lots of deer, one small bull snake (maybe) and a hawk showing off for us as we drove out of the Chama canyon. And the sego lilies…I’ve never seen so many in so many places.

Thanks again, it was all perfect, and Magic has recovered quite well too.

Best wishes,

Charly, Sam and Magic

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rained Out

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately , we were not able to stay at the ranch because the rains had washed out the road.

Elizabeth communicated very well and we understood the crisis she was experiencing.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your generous spirit and understanding of our unique position out here in the Wilderness. It has not happened before that our road was totally washed out and we are working with the Santa Fe National Forest to have a higher road made and be an all weather road so this will not happen again. We hope you will give it another try in the future. We are so sorry for the inconvenience it caused you. Elizabeth and Andrew
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Deer Park, Texas

Exceeded all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience! We had an excellent visit at the Glamping Cabin. We had some hesitations prior to booking this stay and weren't too sure what to expect. However, all hesitations and concerns were quickly dispelled upon arriving - the property greatly exceeded our expectations. The fun begins as soon as you turn off the highway and start the roughly 16 mile journey over dirt roads to the cabin. David, who was super friendly, met us at the gate, led us to the cabin, walked us through the details of the cabin, and answered any and all questions we had before leaving us to enjoy our stay. The cabin was amazing - well built, well thought out, well kept, well stocked, and extremely clean...everything you need, aside from food, is there. Our girls (7, 4, and 2) enjoyed running around the cabin playing in the dirt (pretend cooking) with the toys provided. We took a hike down to the river behind the cabin a ways, which was dry, to let the girls play in the sand and look at the different rocks. Each morning we were visited by a rabbit and a hummingbird. David also stopped by the first morning to bring us fresh lettuce and eggs. The beds in the cabin/trailer were extremely comfortable and fitted with nice sheets/comforters - I preferred these beds over the beds at the Hampton Inns we stayed in on other nights during our trip. We were able to watch and listen to distant thunderstorms move across the area. When a few stray sprinkles/rains passed by we took advantage of the provided cards to play uno as a family and teach our oldest how to play solitaire. Aside from David visiting on the first morning to bring the fresh lettuce and eggs, we didn't see or hear another person the entire time we were there - not even a vehicle in the distance... which was an incredibly refreshing experience. We definitely intend to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most relaxing getaway ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The glamping site was incredibly comfortable with all of the amenities you could possibly need. I have to say that I have never been on a more relaxing vacation. I gave myself permission to take long afternoon naps. If I had had full internet and cell service, I would have felt like I needed to check it every few minutes. I really can't say enough about how much I enjoyed this place. The hikes were amazing. The night sky - incredible. The feeling of being the only people on earth. Just WOW!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Alamos, NM

One of the most remarkable, scenic places that I have ever visited

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful scenic setting in a red rock walled canyon, things to explore in a number of directions. The lodging situation was even better than I had surmised from the web. The campers are modern and the beds are new and comfortable; the cooking facilities are very handy; cooking gear, utensils, etc. are all there; the outhouse has a view and is well ventilated. And a shower at the end of a hard day hiking is so very welcome. It's not really a cabin, it's not really camping - it's glamping! If I could give 6 stars I would. All in a wilderness that looks more like the canyon country of Utah than what I expect in New Mexico. Well worth a visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Bill, for a wonderful review; also thank you for leaving the two sites neat and clean. We love having groups of happy people here.
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Car: necessary

Campers at our family camp may walk or drive one mile to children's paradise: our community pond (see Entertainment section above).

Attractions of the area include: The Monastery of Christ in the Desert, the Continental Divide Trail, Echo Amphitheater, Ghost Ranch's paleontology museum, Abiquiu Lake where one may swim and fish, the Santo Tomas de Abiquiu Catholic Native American Indian Mission, and the Dar al-Islam mosque at Abiquiu.

One may take a one-hour tour of Ms. O'Keeffe's house in Abiquiu through the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation. There is also the Abiquiu Inn with a café and gift store. A day's outing may include lunch at Rancho de Chimayó Restaurante, a visit to the world-famous El Santuario de Chimayo, and a stop at the weaving shops of the Ortega and Trujillo families. Dar al-Islam is noteworthy for, among other things, the only vaulted ceiling made from adobe brick in the United States.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35

$125 per night includes up to 2 adults and 2 children. Additional persons $25 per night. Anasazi Cabin has two separate sleeping areas so that two families or groups may "glamp" together. West Camp's glamping area is held exclusively for your use if you rent Anasazi Cabin. If you want to use the glamping facilities at West Camp, an additional fee applies: please send us email and we will make arrangements. Both sleeping areas ("Anasazi Cabin" and "West Camp") are displayed on our main web site. Anasazi Casita is closed for check in at 4 pm do not arrive after this time.


o) Base Rate (1 or 2 adults, plus 1 or 2 children) per night: $125
o) Additional Adults (15 or older) $25 per person per night
o) Cleaning fee per site: $35
o) Our "extended stay deal:" pay for 4 nights, stay for 5, for all cabins

Groups at Anasazi Ruin Family Glamping Cabin larger than six people must also rent West Camp at the same rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.