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Abiquiu area, nestled within arms of Cerro Pedernal, Ghost Ranch & Abiquiu Lake

Bedrooms Studio
Space 420 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Breathtaking 360 views, lake & mts. 420 sq ft studio w/ kit., shower, double bed

Pedernal Casita at Abiquiu Lake is one room (420 square feet) that includes kitchen facilities, WC & shower; double wall bed; work, reading and savoring spaces.

Studio/casita ideal for a professor on sabbatical, or an artist, scholar, writer, hiker who wants quiet and seclusion and opportunities to design adventures. The Murphy bed is a regular double with eleven inch gel-foam mattress, so if this space fits your style, the casita can accommodate two adults.

See the breathtaking views through new designer windows or by sitting outside on one (or all) of three open portals (porch/patio). North: Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu Lake [charcoal broiler on this side]. East flag stone patio shows northern views and toward Jemez Mts and Santa Fe (my house in foreground) [Outdoor eating table and chairs are here]. South: Cerro Pedernal, Polvedara, and nearby mesas. (great winter sun). Movable chairs for your preferences.

These same wondrous views can be seen on hikes and by driving. We're in the midst of two National Forests (Carson & Santa Fe), BLM land and two Wilderness Areas (Chama River Canyon & San Pedro Parks Wilderness areas.) Geological, historical, archeological wonders.

Elevation of casita about 6500 feet. Pedernal is just under ten thousand feet. Dry, sunny climate.

Within less than an hour's drive you can visit the Benedictine Monastery Christ in the Desert and Islamic mosque and educational center Dar el Islam. Various local churches and other worshiping groups welcome visitors.

90 minutes from Santa Fe. Travel north on US Hwy 84, through village of Abiquiu; in 6 miles turn left on NM Hwy 96. Two miles off Hwy on graded gravel private drives. Area is named Piedra Lumbre or Shining Stone. Others call it La Joya. Address not findable on Google maps. We'll send you directions after you make your reservation.

More Details

Beth Ferguson
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Beth Ferguson

I moved to northern New Mexico in 1999, built my home and guest house on 15 acres of land on a mesa within the Piedre Lumbre Land Grant area across Abiquiu Lake from Ghost Ranch, within the arms of Cerro Pedernal. The mountain is sacred to many locals and indigenous peoples. Georgia O'Keeffe is quoted as saying that god told her if she painted it enough, it would be hers. Many of us are drawn to paint it; in fact, I titled a favorite painting "It's Mine Too!"

Beth Ferguson purchased this studio in 2000

Why Beth Ferguson chose Youngsville

Breath-taking views, creative energy, peaceful silence. Sun most days, yet cool at night. Amazing natural wonders and geologically exposed areas ... lots in Mesozoic (Triassic, Jurassic, etc). .. some precambrian in the neighborhood. Many cultures of people live in this area of northern New Mexico. Historical and archeological sites ripe for exploration. Many different cultures and friendly welcoming people.

What makes this studio unique

Great for star gazing.

Hiking, riding, driving, adventuring in remote areas.

Lake offers swimming and boating (public access about five miles across the Abiquiu Lake dam).

By prior arrangement, beginner and moderate water-color or acrylic painting sessions available.($40 hr)

Dakota my Standard Poodle (non-allergic) will welcome a friendly dog playmate. No cats or other small pets.


Youngsville Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • no streaming video (because satellite has slow download speed).
  • RVs, Trailers of any sort, large trucks (over 3/4 ton)& small vehicles (motorcycles, ATV, etc) are prohibited by neighborhood rules.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Two (vented, lighted) areas.Toilet room has sink & door.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Murphy bed, with luxurious gel-lux mattress, eleven inches
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
We love to share this spectacular rural area -- loved by locals for centuries! Jurassic/Triassic dinosaurs at Ghost Ranch museum. Star gazing is wondrous. Walking -- easy to challenging. Cacita has 360 degree views and wonderful wide, new windows and outdoor seating on three sides.


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Abiquiu area, nestled within arms of Cerro Pedernal, Ghost Ranch & Abiquiu Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Extremely beautiful and perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Beth was a generous and accommodating host. The casita is equipped with everything you might need and realize you may have forgotten. Coffee filters. Conditioner. An amazing library: I dug into the book on new mexico’s Geology. Stunning views for every time of day and from every side of the casita. I often watched the sunrise from bed. Perfect area to base day trips out of too and exploring west of Youngsville was a fun and unexpected adventure. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thanks, Beth and Dakota!

  • 5 of 5

Great property and an even greater host! We would go back again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy studio casita with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This cozy studio casita and its breathtaking views exceeded my wildest expectations! I immediately felt right at home and loved the mix of art, pottery and comfy furniture. It was a great location for quick trips to Ghost Ranch, Echo Canyon, and Christ in the Desert Monastery and perfectly located for day trips to Taos and Santa Fe. But it also was a great place to just sit on the patio and soak up the deep silence of the mesa, watch the sun rise over the Chama River, and relax under the blanket of stars across the night sky. The owner, Beth, is great and available if needed. I hated leaving this lovely casita and plan to return regularly. A true sanctuary!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Incredible views, warm hospitality, and a great cottage with an artist's eye for detail and everything you need!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect accommodations in a beautiful location with a wonderful host.

  • 5 of 5

Beth's casita is perfectly set up and equipped with everything you need for a relaxed and peaceful getaway. The setting is absolutely beautiful. The hardest part of each day is deciding which of the views - there is a different, and equally beautiful one on each side of the casita - to sit and enjoy. Beth is wonderfully helpful with ideas for things to do, directions, or whatever else you might need - and is also respectful of your desire for solitude and privacy if that is what you are there for. It's a magical place.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved this place of magic, rest, beauty and restoration. Thanks for capturing the charm of Pedernal Casita at Abiquiu Lake. B.
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I've just spent a perfect month at the Pedernal Casita and it's hard to leave.

  • 5 of 5

I came for a month of rest and writing, and the simplicity of the casita made it easy to settle into my work. With the comfortable Murphy bed disappearing into the the wall cabinet each morning, I had a lovely sitting room with stunning views front and back. The tasteful decor, well stocked library and fully equipped kitchen made me feel at home and relaxed from the beginning to the end of the month.

Beth is the perfect host/concierge: welcoming, knowledgeable, responsive and considerate.

The spacious peace of the mesa permeates the casita and I've come away deeply refreshed. And I got some writing done!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dakota and I look forward to seeing you next year. Being a host is fun with guests like you! B.
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Nearest Airport
120.55 Miles
Albuquerque, Santa Fe
Nearest Barpub
18 Miles
Los Caminos, Abiquiu
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
several within 50 miles
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Lamy, NM (near Santa Fe)
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Abiquiu Inn, El Farolito, Bode's deli
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Abiquiu Lake
Car: necessary

Come here for quiet, star gazing, restorative beauty. Come here to do creative work -- writing, painting, etc.

Best to do groceries at Trader Joes or La Montanita in Santa Fe. Misc items can be found at Bodes and Family Dollar. No Laundromat, but washer/drier in casita. ER in Espanola; local clinic has limited drop in services.

Come here to hike in mountains and in desert. Two National Forest (Santa Fe & Carson) in immediate area; BLM land; as well as Chama River Canyon Wilderness & San Pedro Parks Wilderness.

White water boating on Chama and Rio Grande River available by reservation.

Swimming in Abiquiu Lake and in pool at Ghost Ranch during selected hours.

Ancestral puebloan ruins and other archeological sites as well as Bandelier, Mesa Verde, Chaco make fine day trips.

Georgia OKeeffe home tours by appointment during tourist seasons. Tours and hiking at Ghost Ranch. Museums.

Within less than one hour's drive, you can visit the Benedictine Monastery of Christ in the Desert, or SE to Dar al Islam, an American non-profit education center and Mosque, nestled near Plaza Blanca, a unique hiking location.

Santa Fe sites, galleries are 85 to 90 minutes away. Taos and Los Alamos are each about 75 minutes from the casita.

By appointment, I can provide beginner or moderate level coaching in watercolor and acrylic painting. ($40 per hour).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55
Pet Fee $25
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until confirmation.
Daily rate $100 (minimum two nights).
Weekly rate: $630.
Monthly rates: $2500
Dog fee: $25 daily for stays of two or three days. $25 per week thereafter.
Housecleaning: $55.00
Refundable damage deposit: $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.