Extraordinary, Custom, Luxurious Home on Abiquiu Lake(71 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Exclusive site at the Waters Edge
Completed in April of 2014, Casa del Rio offers timeless views of the Rio Chama, Abiquiu Lake, Ghost Ranch - with no other habitation to confound the imagination. The house rests on a mesa about 100 feet above the narrowest part of the Rio Chama, just before it empties into Abiquiu Lake. Unique to this area, a private path winds its way directly to the water. Four circles of stones (tipi rings) found on the land are silent proof that these vistas have been enjoyed by people for hundreds of years.
Inside the 1500 square foot house you will find all the luxuries and amenities of the 21st century. An open floor plan includes great room, dining area and kitchen; all under hand-hewn vigas harvested from the San Juan forest. Leather couches, swivel chair, Taos-made furniture - all make it a pleasure to take in the ever changing landscape in any direction. (Be sure to catch the dawn when the morning light descends upon the water). Hand painted retablo and santos, Navaho and Zapotec rugs, prints by RC Gorman, and Georgia O'Keefe all enhance the experience of being immersed in the southwest.
The kitchen features granite countertops, energy saving appliances, and an island with cooktop. A 42” LED satellite TV, WiFi, and sound bar provide connection to the modern world. (for those who must) Soft foam, queen size mattresses, resort quality bedding ensure your night’s rest – so you can be prepared for your next day’s adventure...
Located in the heart of the Piedra Lumbre (Valley of the Shining Stones) Casa del Rio was designed for outdoor living. Covered portales on the east, north and west sides provide shade from the ever bright New Mexico sun. The concave shape of the house provides shelter from wind and wraps around an additional 800 square feet of a Colorado red flagstone courtyard. On the courtyard, or under the portal, you will find; a moveable chiminea (fireplace), a four burner gas grill, two lounge chairs, a love seat, and table and dining chairs for four.
To complete your Abiquiu experience there is an outdoor hot tub positioned for panoramic river and mountain views. For those who prefer, there is also a two-person, heart shaped bath. Full moon nights are are so bright you can see colors on the walls of the river canyon. On moonless nights the stars seem so close you could almost reach up and touch them...
The waters of Abiquiu provides an important resting place for migratory birds; a virtual oasis in a land of desert and mountains. Eagles, osprey, geese, and many other species take time to have their needs met on their way to other destinations. Perhaps this description may one day apply to you!
Member since: 2013
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Master bath with shower and two person, heart shaped jacuzzi tub.
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
Kayak / Canoe:
This is a great location for experienced paddlers with their own watercraft. Abiquiu lake from the water is stunning with lots of coves to explore and breathtaking view of Pedernal and Ghost Ranch....moreless
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Cleaning fee. $95
- Tax Rate 6.5%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Rafting on the Chama, Georgia O'Keefe studio tour, Plaza Blanca, Ghost Ranch conference center and museums (and horseback riding), Christ in the desert monastary, Abiquiu music festivals and studio tour, Abiquiu dam visitor center, Pueblo ruins and petroglyphs, Ojo Calliente mineral spa, Healing with Horses (empowerment training), Echo ampitheater, Toltec-Cumbres scenic railroad, Mount Pedernal, the continental divide trail, the Valle Caldera, the Santa Fe and Carson National Forests: Unlimited places to explore
Why the Owner Chose Youngsville, NM, USA:
A 15 minute drive from the highway, Casa Rio is situated at 'the end of the trail' leading to Abiquiu lake. When you look to the East, North, or West there is no sign of human habitation to distract the eye. The landscape has remained this way for millions of years. Hollywood crews have been coming to this area for decades to shoot films requiring vivid scenery typical of the wild west. Some movies made in the area include: the Lone Ranger, Brothers, Silverado, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, No Country for Old Men, The Missing, Wyatt Earp, 3:10 to Yuma, Red Dawn, the Last Outlaw, and City Slickers.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
It offers sensational, undisturbed views of the lake, river canyon, and mountains. This is the only lakefront property with a private trail to Abiquiu Lake, opening up a whole new world to be discovered. This is also a great 'base camp' for exploring more of northern New Mexico. An ideal location for nature lovers, anglers, paddlers, astronomers, archaeologists, paleontologists, botanists, geologists, historians, birders, artists, writers, musicians, hikers - of all skill sets. This is an amazing place for anyone with a sense of wonder!
Links to more information:
February 2017. Exquisite privacy, unparalleled views, fully functional design.
Portales (covered decks) wrap around three sides of Casa del Rio.
Casa del Rio from the South.
Reflections of clouds upon the water.
To compete with views like this.
Dining area for up to four.
When the water is calm you may think you are seeing double.
A New Mexico fishing license is required at the lake.
Abiquiu moon rise.
Ice forming in Winter.
The Valley of the Shining Stones. Please note: all photos taken on site.
Outdoor, four person hot tub.
The Great Room includes Satellite TV, blu ray player, and sound system.
All the conveniences of home.
Two person, heart-shaped indoor jacuzzi.
View to the north.
Keep your eye to the sky; you never know what may appear next.
Sun glow on the water at the end of an extraordinary day.
The land of Enchantment.
All photos were taken from the property!
Patterns on the lake.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017
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