About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom on 5 acres with Mountain Views
The Mescalero House is 'rustic luxe' at it's finest and is a gem nestled in Ponderosa and pinon pines on 5 acres in the foothills of southeast Santa Fe. This unique mountain home is furnished with textiles and decor from around the world making it an exotic & private romantic getaway for two or perfect for a family looking to do something out of the ordinary while on vacation. Built of adobe bricks, the house is a cool haven in the summer and cozy in the winter.
Accommodations include a queen bed in the master suite with attached master bathroom, a queen bed in the guest suite with access to the guest bathroom, and an upstairs loft/study with a full-size antique Victorian bed. All bedrooms are supplied with high quality linens, down comforters, pillows, and overhead fans.
The artist' home features high viga ceilings throughout, acid-stained concrete floors with radiant floor heat in the winter, several kiva-style fireplaces, plenty of overhead fans, and a bright and open floor plan that lets the Santa Fe sunshine in!
In the living room, there is a large HDTV with an Apple TV streaming device (Netflix, Hulu Plus, and HBO Now accounts included, however, there is no cable TV!!!), a Denon surround-sound system/DVD/stereo, as well as an extensive DVD/CD music library, games and books for you to enjoy while relaxing here. The home is fully equipped with high-speed internet access, including wireless networking throughout the house & grounds.
Surrounded by flagstone patios and colorful perennial gardens in the summer & fall, there are several outdoor living areas where you can enjoy the beautiful weather day and night. Curl up with a book or your morning coffee in one of the many chaise lounges & chairs, take a siesta in one of the hammocks, or enjoy great star gazing at night from the hot tub and patio areas.
Unique features include an outdoor gas grill and a dining/seating area for 6, an outdoor hot tub, and an eighteen foot diameter tipi with rugs, lounging pillows, and hanging Moroccan lights where you may do yoga or meditation, chill out, or simply be lulled to take a nap under the soft glow of the moon.
You will have no problem relaxing and entertaining here while enjoying all the many sites and wonderful things to do in Santa Fe! Come and see for yourself!
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Kristen Hoke
My name is Kristen Hoke and I built this home in the year 2000, fulfilling a life long dream to design and build a home in the mountains. I lived in New Mexico as a child and returned here again in 1986. I have been an Emergency Room nurse for most of my life until recently and am now pursuing my love for textiles through my own business Posh By Gosh, Inc. My passions are traveling, design, music, and nature. This photo was taken with my dear friends' children, Alexandre and Claire, who were visiting from France.
Kristen Hoke purchased this House in 2000
Why Kristen Hoke chose Santa Fe County
I was drawn to this particular area after house-sitting for a friend years ago. In my search for land in 1999, my realtor brought me out here (by my surprise) and I knew as soon as I drove up on top of my knoll that I had found my spot. I love that it is close and an easy drive to town but that it feels like you are miles from nowhere!
What makes this House unique
I love the setting for its' beauty and tranquility. It is a true haven and special place.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A beautiful mountain property
We enjoyed our week-long visit and will likely return in the future. The home is located in a pine forest with fabulous views yet convenient to Santa Fe and the nearby areas. The outdoor areas are wonderful and enjoyable. We relaxed in the sunshine on the patio and in the hot tub. The kitchen has everything and we cooked several times on the outdoor gas grill. The bedrooms are very comfortable. The home is warm and cozy. Hummingbirds visited every day with an occasional deer sighting in the morning. The WIFI is fast and the music CD collection is amazing. The owner is very responsive and helpful.
I will re-iterate the caution that the last 1/2 mile to the property is via what would be a challenging dirt road in rain or snow.
Beautiful Unique Property
My husband and I stayed at the Mescalero House for 5 nights and we loved every minute of it! The house was unique and filled with so much character, even the smell we loved. Kristen is a very responsive host and my years of renting vacation homes, I think she has the most expansive guest information binder I have ever seen... anyone will be able to find something to do or see from her resources! This was our first time traveling to Santa Fe and we were so happy that we selected this house and being removed from the plaza area. We looked forward to star gazing from the hot tub each night! We would stay at this property again without hesitation!
Amazing Family Vacation
This home is a truly a unique gem! The location was secluded, peaceful and relaxing but still close enough to town. The bumpy road to the house was part of the adventure. Beautiful views from every part of the house. The attention to detail was incredible. The house was beautiful and spacious and was stocked with every amenity that we needed. We felt so at home. The jacuzzi was the perfect ending to a long day of hiking to relax and enjoy the stars. Kristen was a wonderful host! The house was AMAZING and made our vacation perfect. We hope to return soon!
This place is beautiful. Will definitely consider staying here again. Very secluded and the house
Loved loved the outside patio and hot tub. It’s a little ways in on a dirt road which my kids loved driving on. Overall, it was. Great place.
This property is truly a paradise in the clouds. We couldn’t have been happier with our location in Santa Fe. The house is just 15 minutes from the plaza and totally worth the drive to stay in a remote location with the most beautiful 360 views. Harry’s Roadhouse, a local restaurant, is just 8 minutes away. Kristen was such a hospitable host and we will definitely come back!
A unique and lovely mountaintop home
My husband and I live on the east coast, and chose Santa Fe as a meeting place to spend time with our west coast daughter and her boyfriend. We spent six magical nights at this lovely home and were sad to leave! The attention to detail in this very private retreat is unparalleled. There is loving attention and an artist’s eye for color, shape and thoughtful detail everywhere you look. We were drawn by the promise of outdoor spaces, but will have to come back to enjoy the outdoor fire (unfortunately the wind kicked up!). Not to worry - it was cozy inside, with a fireplace crackling, fully stocked kitchen (we love to cook), terrific walks/hikes right out of the house, and the most wonderful, friendly breakfast place two miles away. Drive to downtown Santa Fe was an easy 25 minutes. Sunrise and sunset from the large windows was gorgeous. The hot tub (with plush robes provided) was magical. Kristen was a great host, meeting us on arrival to show us the ropes (and a curated volume of favorite places/restaurants), and with great communication during our stay. We will forever treasure our memories of this fabulous place!
This property is located 18 miles from the Pecos National Monument which showcases amazing Indian ruins. It is also close to one of the major entry points into the Pecos Wilderness and many hiking trails.
Rates & Availability
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Cancellation policy: If guest wishes/needs to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows: 45 days 100%, 30 days 75%, 15 days 50%, and 7 days 25% Payment: Acceptable payment methods are personal check, PayPal, MC, VISA, Discover, or e-check. Christmas & holiday rates apply - please inquire of owner for rate.