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'the Pines' is the Perfect Log Cabin Getaway in the Beautiful Jemez Mtns.

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom Cabin With Mountain Views.

Relax at this quaint, but spacious, 1950's log cabin hidden in the Ponderosa pines at nearly 8,000 feet.
You won't want to leave the front porch with its view of Redondo Peak and regular visits from hummingbirds. Or relax in the hammock which hangs between two trees and read a book. It can't get more relaxing than that.
Four bedrooms sleep eight comfortably. But which bedroom will you choose? The Log Cabin Room? Flower room? Bird room? or Western room? They are all decorated just for you.
Within a mile of trout fishing, hiking, a restaurant and convenience store, and only a few miles from Jemez Falls, Spence Hot Springs, Soda Dam, Fenton Lake and the town of Jemez Springs. So much to do, but you may just want to sit on the porch and never leave.
This newly updated cabin is stocked with Internet, games, puzzles, toys, record player and records, iPod dock, and flat screen TV with 150 DVDs to watch. A land line phone with unlimited calls within the US is available since cell phone service is very sketchy in the area (hope you remember how to use a rotary dial phone).
Property includes a Propane grill, microwave, refrigerator and two fireplaces - one electric and one wood burning. Also a washer and dryer are available for use, but there is no dishwasher (remember, it is a 1950's cabin.)
Snuggled at the end of a neighborhood, we ask that you respect our neighbors by keeping noise down.
A perfect place for family reunions, group gatherings or just for one couple to get away from it all and listen to the pines. Oh, did I mention the pine fragrance is intoxicating?
You may see elk or deer as they mosey through the area. But, don't leave food outside or the bears may make a visit too.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1550 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least one renter must be at least 25 years of age in order to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The Western Room is stocked with bunk beds, children's books, and toys in the closet - perfect for entertaining the kids....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Limited Accessibility:

    Small step up to porch. Not sure if doors are wide enough for wheelchair. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • The Flower Room: 1 queen

    Spacious with chairs, dresser, mirror....moreless

  • The Log Cabin Room: 1 queen

    This bedroom is the largest with a dresser, chair and TV....moreless

  • The Western Room: 2 bunk bed

    Perfect for kids or young at heart. Includes toy closet!...moreless

  • The Bird Room: 1 double

    Smallest bedroom, but very bright and fun. With dresser....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Travel theme bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Lodge look bathroom: toilet, shower



  • Books:

    Variety of books on living room bookshelf. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    One in the Living room and one in the Log Cabin room....moreless

  • Games:

    Game cabinet. Closet full of puzzles....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Record album library....moreless

  • Stereo:

    iPod dock. Record player with loads of 33 rpm records....moreless

  • Television:

    A large one in living room and small one in Log Cabin Room. If you bring a computer, you could hook it up to the TV with provided HDMI cable for access to your Netflix account (etc.)...moreless

  • Toys:

    Toy closet in the Western Room....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have an extensive DVD library. Please return DVD's to the bookcase when finished....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The view of Redondo Peak is lovely all times of year from the front porch. View from the rest of the house is Ponderosa Pines. Nice!...moreless

  • Village:

    The village of Jemez Springs is only a 10 minute drive. There you can eat at great diners and saloons, shop at eclectic shops and soak in a hot mineral bath. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing


  • Dining:

    Table with 6 chairs in kitchen. An extra table is in the western room and a card table is available too....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Electric Fireplace and Wood burning fireplace are both available for use. Read directions carefully before using wood burning fireplace....moreless

  • Garage:

    Well, it's a carport for one car....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    We have a forced air heater. If you use it, please turn it down to 62 when you leave - propane is expensive....moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet is sketchy here, but seems to work most of the time. If you have a computer, you can hook it up with HDMI cable provided to watch your own Netflix, etc. on TV....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Seating for 5-6, but you can pull over chairs from kitchen for more....moreless

  • Parking:

    No more than 4 vehicles please. Do not park off property. In snow, a 4 wheel drive vehicle is suggested. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free calls may be made as long as they are within the USA. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided, but if you plan to go to the hot springs, you should bring beach towels. They are not provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker is on the counter and coffee is in the freezer. Make all you want....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    3 sets of dishes, 2 sets of flatware....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is stocked with usual wares. You'll have to wash your own dishes. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic pantry items. Please use sparingly since you are responsible for bringing your own food and drinks. If you do use and run out of ketchup or something, please leave a note so we can replenish...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric Stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Super front porch with views. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Natural meadow with uneven ground and occasional holes. Hook up the hammock under the trees or sit on surfboard bench to relax....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill and small charcoal grill available. Please turn off gas when finished. Don't leave lit grills unattended. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $160
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included


No smoking in the cabin. No fires anywhere except in the fireplace.

No cleaning of fish on property.

Be respectful of neighbors - limit noise, drive 15 mph on road, no trespassing, no ATV's.

No pets allowed.

Failure to follow these guidelines may result in forfeiture of deposit.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque Sunport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Los Ojos
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 126
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ridgeback Cafe
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Pajarito Ski Area

Car: Necessary

Hike to natural Hot springs within a 5 minute drive. The Jemez River is a great place for trout fishing - only a mile away. Fenton lake is only 8 miles away. Many, many natural things you must see. Soda Dam, Jemez Falls, Valles Caldera volcano area and all kinds of hiking opportunities.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, graduated from OU, then was a public school music teacher for 20+ years. We moved to South Dakota for 5 years where my husband was a Dean at South Dakota State Unversity and I worked as a community coach, before landing permanently in Rio Rancho, NM in 2011. As a child, my family had a cabin in Missouri that we escaped to on a regular basis. It has always a place to rejuvenate. Now that I'm a New Mexico resident, I can't get back to Missouri very often, and missed having that relaxing getaway. So, we bought this charming log cabin in the Jemez Mountains to do just that. After fixing it up, we decided it needed to be shared with others and are renting The Pines out during the times we aren't enjoying the amazing Jemez Moutains ourselves. I currently own a photography business, a music publishing company and recently finished my first novel. We hope you will consider this relaxing place as much as we do.

Why the Owner Chose Jemez Springs, NM, USA:
The Pines is unique in that it feels secluded, but is fairly close to others and only 50 beautiful miles from the hub of Rio Rancho and Bernalillo. Only 60 miles from Albuquerque and 40 miles from Los Alamos. The Jemez mountains have so many amazing places to explore. I could go out daily and do just that. This particular property is in the perfect location - At 7,850 feet elevation, it's 15 degrees cooler than in Albuquerque with no traffic noise, and green of trees surrounding the property.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The cozy feel of 'Grandma's house' is what hit me when I first saw this place - with the charming 1950's bones. After updating the property, it is still reminiscent of the old days, but with most of the modern conveniences we are accustomed to now. We love sitting on the front porch with a drink in hand visiting and watching nature. Or lie on the hammock beneath the tall pines as they sway. It's very therapeutic.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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  • The Pines

    The Pines

  • Favorite hang out - the front porch.

    Favorite hang out - the front porch.

  • Special bedding for log bed.

    Special bedding for log bed.

  • The Flower Room.

    The Flower Room.

  • The Bird Room

    The Bird Room

  • Kitchen appliances.

    Kitchen appliances.

  • Living room with log pillows.

    Living room with log pillows.

  • Another view in LR

    Another view in LR

  • Winter view

    Winter view

  • Valles Caldera - only 10 miles North on Hwy 4.

    Valles Caldera - only 10 miles North on Hwy 4.

  • Spence Hot Springs - only 2 miles away-great place to relax.

    Spence Hot Springs - only 2 miles away-great place to relax.

  • Your instructions

    Your instructions

  • View of Redondo Peak from front porch.

    View of Redondo Peak from front porch.

  • The Log Cabin room.

    The Log Cabin room.

  • Reading corner with bear table in Log Cabin Room.

    Reading corner with bear table in Log Cabin Room.

  • The Western Room has 2 twin beds and toys in the closet.

    The Western Room has 2 twin beds and toys in the closet.

  • Kitchen


  • Living room.

    Living room.

  • Wood burning fireplace and Flat screen TV in living room.

    Wood burning fireplace and Flat screen TV in living room.

  • The Electric Fireplace

    The Electric Fireplace

  • The unusual Soda Dam is 9 miles away - right by the town of Jemez Springs

    The unusual Soda Dam is 9 miles away - right by the town of Jemez Springs

  • Jemez Falls - only 5 miles away.

    Jemez Falls - only 5 miles away.

  • Relax in the hammock

    Relax in the hammock

VRBO #599887

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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