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Secluded & Unique Artist' Mountain Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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, and a queen bed in the guest suite with access to the guest bathroom. 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 exotically furnished tipi with a full bed and hanging Moroccan lights where you may be lulled to sleep by the night sounds of chirping crickets and 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!

More Details

Kristen Hoke
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

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 New Mexico

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.


Santa Fe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Small guest bath with antique clawfoot tub/shower.
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Single sink, mosaic tiled walk-in shower, & dressing room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Notes: Includes ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower
    Guest bedroom - 1 queen , Notes: Attached guest bathroom with antique clawfoot bathtub
  • Master bedroom features include a kiva-style fireplace, an overhead fan, and French doors which open onto a semi-enclosed split-level patio with outdoor fireplace, hammock (summer only), and lounge furniture. Guest bedroom features include a sunken (step down) round room through a beaded curtain entry, and an overhead fan.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
In addition, this property features an 18-foot diameter tipi which is delightfully furnished with a double-size bed, Moroccan light fixtures, rugs, and furnishings for an unforgettable sleeping experience! Ask the owner for more details. There is also a full-size trampoline on the premises which you may enjoy for exercise or simply viewing the magnificent sky & stars at night! (Renters will be asked to sign an agreement/waiver assuming all responsibility for its use during their stay). Driving and/or renting a four-wheel drive vehicle is MANDATORY while renting this property during winter months (typically Dec, Jan, and Feb) due to snow-packed roads and/or mud.


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Secluded & Unique Artist' Mountain Home
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Breath taking views, peace and quite, artistic home

  • 5 of 5

So much character in this home, we absolutely loved it! My favorite feature in the house was utilizing the hot tube while the sun was setting, so lovely. I definitely recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Magical, secluded perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our five-night stay here. The house is both spacious and intimate, with fantastic views, LOTS of privacy, and tons of comfort. The kitchen is very well stocked and ready for cooking just about anything. The living/dining room have huge windows and a beautiful airiness, while the bedrooms are cozy, romantic, and inviting. Kristen's artistry is evident in the interior design and beautiful decor. We loved being outdoors; all the patios had gorgeous views and the air was clean and fragrant with the pinon pines. The trampoline was so much fun! While the house is on a mountain off of a very private road, it is close to creature comforts: Harry's Road House restaurant (which we enjoyed at dinner and again the next day for breakfast); some lovely hiking trails; and downtown Santa Fe. Kristen's beautiful home has our highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Mescalero House made our silver anniversary shine!

  • 5 of 5

We chose The Mescalero House as a special get-a-way for our 25th wedding anniversary, and it couldn't have been more enchanting. From the exceptional setting to the unique design and decor of the home, it was the perfect place to find relaxation, and inspiration. The eclectic mix of cultures represented in the decor was so delightful, and artfully done. The interior was open and airy, and very comfortable, and the exterior areas provided the perfect spots for relaxing and reflecting under the New Mexico sky. In fact, after wandering downtown Santa Fe looking for a place for our anniversary dinner, we opted instead to return to the house and have pizza on the patio! It was perfect.

And speaking of perfect, Kristen was, hands down, the best host we've ever had the pleasure to meet during our stays through VRBO. She was helpful and attentive, responsive to any questions we had, and contributed greatly to the overall fabulous experience of our stay. Thank you so very much, Kristen! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, Texas

Very unique home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and just retuned from staying in Kristen's beautiful home. Kristen was always quick to tespond to our questions and very easy to work with. As she has so many beatiful things in her home it is not child friendly. Make sure to arrive during the day as this comfy home is secluded and nestled down non-paved roads. Even though the house is in a wonderfully quiet area of Santa Fe, it is only a short 20 minute drive to town.We made many meals in her very well appointed kitchen. There is a Trader Joes on the way to her home from the airport as well as a closer grocery store. This was a very relaxing place to stay. Loved it it, loved it, loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most impressive home I've stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

I'd love to build a home like this one some day.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Norman OK

Incredible home

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all! We loved the seclusion and serenity. The home is so unique it is more of a once in a lifetime experience

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Santa Fe Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
7.8 Miles
The Bourbon Grill at El Gancho
Nearest Golf
16.3 Miles
Santa Fe Country Club & Golf
Nearest Train
10.6 Miles
Amtrak (Lamy station)
Nearest Motorway
2.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.6 Miles
Cafe Fina
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Santa Fe Ski area
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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