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Oasis by the Wilderness

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


About the property

Two bedroom house, kitchenette, bathroom with shower in a beautiful setting

Country comfort in a two bedroom house, artfully decorated, in the green valley of the San Francisco River. Peaceful environment with lots of privacy. Our two acre spread has horses, a large organic garden, fruit trees, and my pottery studio with indoor and outdoor kilns and display of work produced. The Gila wilderness and the Mogollon Mountains come almost to our doorstep with their incredible variety of wildlife, and hot springs are nearby.

Jude Wasechek
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Jude Wasechek

I am a full-time potter, and show my work in Silver City and several other galleries. When I'm not in my studio, I'm usually with my horses (and mule). My husband Peter is an amateur naturalist, gardener, and the town plumber.

Jude Wasechek purchased this house in 2001

Why Jude Wasechek chose New Mexico

This stretch of the San Francisco River is a hotspot of biodiversity, with good birding right from your porch. We have plentiful water for gardening, duck raising, and irrigating pasture. Two of our horses are Spanish Barbs, who are particularly well-suited to the desert. They belong to the Wilbur Cruce strain, found isolated in southern Arizona some decades ago.

What makes this house unique

We welcome guests at our occasional evening raku pottery firings, an outdoor event with a flair. More casual evenings are spent sitting by the bonfire or enjoying the stars.


Pleasanton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Oasis by the Wilderness
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A True "Oasis in the Desert"

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful getaway at the base of the Gila mountains. Explore the old mining town of Moggollon, hike the Catwalk flume trail, soak in the Sanfrancisco Hot Springs, hike Mineral Creek, or just hang out at the property watching birds. Jude and Peter are excellent hosts, full of information and history about the area.The casita is wonderful with all the amenities you could want. If peace,quiet,and beauty are on your list....Stay Here!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here and would definitely recommend it for anyone looking to get away to enjoy the peaceful mountainside.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise in the Wilderness

  • 5 of 5

We have nothing but great things to say about our stay @ Running Horse. Jude and Peter made us feel very welcomed. They are a very sweet couple. I feel like we have made friends for life!

They provided every convenience needed. They even blessed us with Duck eggs and fresh vegetables from their garden. They are environmentally conscientious, composting and recycling on their property.

In years past we have stayed directly in Glenwood @ another establishment but we will definitely come and stay here instead in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location to explore this beautiful area of New Mexico. The owners (Peter and Jude) were great: introduced themselves to us upon arrival and made our stay very comfortable; friendly down to earth people. The rental is a separate building from the main house where the owners live. Very private and much larger than we were expecting. Has a covered porch with seating that overlooks the property. We spent a good deal of our time just relaxing on that porch; enjoying the humming birds and watching the horses. If you are looking for shopping malls and swimming pools, this is not the property for you. If you are looking to relax, see some wildlife and explore the outdoors this is the place for you. Thank you Peter and Jude.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

Peter and Jude are a lovely couple. My family spent 2 nights at their little cabin and it was perfect. We all enjoyed the place and to connect with nature. The kids enjoyed the trail by the San Fancisco River, feeding their horses, cleaning garlic (they have a small garden and showed us what they do on a daily basis), and riding their bikes around the house. There is no TV or cell phone connection but it is not needed if you want to get away from the routine and simply relax. We are looking forward to stay there again next month!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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This is a lush deep green river valley set at 4600' at the base of the west face of the Mogollon Mountains which rise up quickly to over 10,000'. Wilderness boundary close by. Migratory birds use this north-south river as a flyway, Sandhill Cranes spend the winter here. Irrigated pasture and organic garden, with horses, dogs, cats, ducks, and an incredible variety of wildlife passing through. Working art studio with raku kilns and pottery on display. The immediate area has great hiking opportunities, beautiful volcanic geology, dark skies for astronomers, archeological sites, hot springs, and a (relatively) mild climate year-round.


Rates & Availability

Pleasanton House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.69%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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