Evolve Vacation Rental
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Peaceful and Nambe in every way
Everything was great. Slept like a rock. Charming property, round Earth, awesome hosts, really loved the sound of the water flowing right outside this "lazy summer home".
Rancho Ancon is a quaint and beautiful property!
Joni and Gip are amazing hosts, with lots of great suggestions and information to share. The casita is cozy and perfect for a relaxing stay with several personal touches compliments of Joni and Gip. The description of the property is accurate, it is clean and well-maintained. I would 100% recommend this property to friends and family. My son and I went to Meow Wolf and the Santa Fe Plaza; we enjoyed everything! My son and I felt welcome and comfortable and we can't wait to go back!
Peaceful Historic Adobe Retreat
We absolutely loved our stay at Rancho Ancon! The property was beautiful with a lush lawn covered in large cotton wood trees, charming water fountains, and a bubbling Kio pond. Our charming "Guest Cottage" was a step back in time decorated with the rich history of the area but with the convenience of a well stocked kitchenette. The owners Gip and Joni were a true delight. Their knowledge of the area's history and sights were perfect for first time visitors. We will definitely be back!
This was a great find for us as we knew we wanted a casita near Santa Fe. The hosts Joni and Gip, were amazing and so welcoming. The place is just what is needed and such a comfortable place to stay. We will for sure be searching them out again when we return! Accommodations were very clean, well maintained, small surprises were in the room when we arrived. It was overall more than just a trip, but an experience! Thank you Joni and Gip for your amazing conversation and sharing your place with us!
Jaime and Madonna
OUTSTANDING! LIKE NO PLACE ELSE WE'VE EVER STAYED!
Where do I begin? This is not just a place to stay: it is a destination in itself!
The loveliest place we've ever stayed! And the owners, Gip and Joanie, who live on the property, could not have been more generous or more hospitable. As the photos show, the bedroom is stunning - we felt like we were back in history, when the 200-year old adobe hacienda was built. For the first 2 days, we just stayed in the beautiful room and outside on the lawn under the cottonwood trees (hadn't planned to do that, but it was so lovely and peaceful that we didn't have any desire to leave), rested, read, and soaked up the peace and serenity. The bedroom faces out in one direction on an old, giant cottonwood tree, little running stream, and a koi and frog pond outside of the three casement windows , which we slept with wide open every night, and awoke every morning to the birds, the running stream, and crystal clear skies and air. The front door opens out onto a large lawn surrounded by several enormous old cottonwood trees (which really do whisper in the breeze!) facing the adobe hacienda and the portale running down one side, where our room was located. Every evening, owners Joanie & Gip invited us to join them in a glass of wine on the lawn under the trees if we so desired. Several nights we enjoyed talking with them for a couple of hours As longtime residents, they are wonderful sources of information about the rich history and culture of the area, and gladly help and recommend touring opportunities in the area. They were very generous with their time and are born hosts! We felt like we had not only stayed there, but had made good friends. We will absolutely be back! Already talking about next year. Highly recommended!
Perfect for Us!
Rancho Ancon was just what we were hoping for: relaxation, history, beauty, and location. You cannot ask for more! Rancho Ancon is barely off of the "High Road to Taos", with all of its beauty. The property has been in our host Gip's family for multiple generations, and the "room" we stayed in is about 100 years old. Calling it a "room" is misleading considering what is provided: you have everything except a stove! I would actually consider it a "suite". The location of Rancho Ancon is so close to many locations, and assures you will not want for culinary experiences!
Joni has carefully decorated the suite with beautiful details that harken to the history of the area, both inside and outside. Arriving for our anniversary after Christmas was lovely. Many of the details Joni provided felt luxurious! It was mild for the time of the year we visited, but we could have enjoyed the many outdoor seating areas on the grounds. We LOVED sitting in front of the kiva fireplace in the suite with the seasonal touches for Christmas!
Joni and Gip are the perfect hosts; they are warm, welcoming, and available for what is needed. We will be returning in summer, and look forward to spending some time with them!
Stacy we loved having you both here at Rancho Ancon! We aim to please and are so happy that you appreciated our beautiful guest casita! You are the perfect guests! We are anxiously awaiting your summer return and being able to sit outside in the evenings getting to know you both better while watching the honey colored Northern New Mexico sun lighting up the adobe walls of our home. Thank you for staying at our magical Rancho Ancon! See you soon!
Joni & Gip