About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
Beautiful Yurt With Amazing Views
This is a private location in a rural setting with views of every mountain in northern New Mexico. The yurt is exquisitely constructed using Kentucky yellow pine. Wide open feeling with lots of light from 4 windows and 2 doors. Kitchen with stove top, microwave, refrigerator and sink. Bathroom with composting toilet and shower.
15 minute to Santa Fe plaza and 5 minutes to mall and shopping. Get to know llamas close up and even take a walk with them. Renters will receive 4 free passes to Friday night roller skating at Rockin' Rollers Event Arena. Spacious parking for those who arrive in an RV/trailer or have more than one car.
Interaction with Guests
We live on the property so we are available for llama walks and will be on premises to give visitor recommendations for dining and sight seeing.
Friendly neighbors with horses and other livestock. Quiet, rural. Near the park and walking trails. Views of the mountains are always changing with the seasons.
20 minute drive to downtown, 10 minute drive for groceries, excellent restaurants and the mall. 10 minute walk to the bus stop.
Other Things to Note
This is glamping (glamorous camping) not a motel or a hotel. However, it has all the amenities of home. A fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, a desk and it's own bathroom. Sleep on our revolutionary and comfy Cordaroy Sleepers (1 queen sized and 2 singles) with pillows, sheets, plenty of blankets.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About Bill Spencer
I am a former graphic artist/art director, a fine artist (painter), a roller rink owner and a llamallero (llama wrangler). I have lived in Santa Fe since 1990 and love it here. I fled the cold and snow of Michigan and moved west to Boulder Colorado with my belt buckle business. After being forced out of business by a New York distributor who copied our buckles and manufactured them in Taiwan. I took up design on the Macintosh in 1986 and was told by my fellow artists at the time that real graphics will never be done on a computer. I also took up video production and photography at this time. After about 4 years during the Reagan recession my wife Robbyn and I bought a '73 Winnebago and drove to California where I designed guest guides for some of the most beautiful coastal towns in California. The Mac plus up above the dash board, the keyboard bungied to the steering wheel and the mouse on a little platform to the right. We had great fun selling ads and meeting new people on the road for 2 years. After California we took a 4 month vacation to Santis Pac beach in Baha and painted on the beach. We than came to Santa Fe to be with my step daughter who was living with her dad there while we were on the road. While in Santa Fe I became the art director for the Santa Fe New Mexican. Shortly after that Robbyn and I became New Mexico's first karaoke hosts. After several years all that singing in smokey bars we discovered the local roller rink as a smokeless venue. The minister that ran the rink hired Robbyn to manage the rink while he was running for Congress. We bought the rink from him after he won the election in November of 1996 and have continued to run it to this day. So at the age of 45 I took up roller skating and after 19 years I have gotten pretty good at it. We named the rink Rockin' Rollers and since our first year of operation was 1997 was the 50th anniversary of the Roswell coverup we gave the rink a Rowell Alien theme.
Bill Spencer purchased this Bungalow in 1999
Why Bill Spencer chose Santa Fe County
We bought the property in 1999. I had been driving past the site from my double wide 13 miles away in La Cienega and wondered why cows were getting such a great view. a couple of years later while looking for property for sale Robbyn discovered that the property was for sale and it turned out to be the very property I had been eyeing for years. We brought our double wide to the property after buying it and put it on a foundation, built porches and stuccoed the whole thing. We then added the llamas starting with 2 girls and a boy which now has grown to a family of 11. I built barns and expanded them as the herd grew. I then built the studio and started painting again. We decided that we needed income property so I designed and built the yurt in 2008. We leased it for 7 years to various adventurous local renters. This spring we began renting it to folks for short term rental and have rented to over 50 people since June.
What makes this Bungalow unique
The views of the mountains, the sunsets and the moonrises from the yurts porches and windows makes the yurt special. The beauty of the yurt itself and the company of llamas make it a totally unique experience. Our guests are invited to join us on a llama walk down to the nearby scenic Santa Fe River Walk for a small donation to the llama hay fund. If you are a guest on a Friday night you are invited to join us at Rockin' Rollers fee of charge. That offer also includes a slice of my neo-Neapolitan Marguerite cheese pizza.
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Making lasting memories
Our stay was a wonderful experience. The yurt was very comfortable. As soon as we entered we were taken back by the size of the space, kitchen and bathroom were also a great size. The beds were comfortable, and you can play with the stuffing a bit to ensure a more even sleeping area. There is carpet underneath making it even more soft when laying down. Our trip was very cold at night but we used a propane space heater which kept it very comfortable. Days were hotter so a quick open of both doors allowed a nice crossbreeze which cooled it right down. The doors were set perfectly to watch the sun set and rise each day. The location has beautiful views and is a nice distance from town, easy to drive to, but more relaxed and set back.
Bill was so friendly and welcoming, and then there are his llamas. They are such a joy to watch and are so sweet.
If anyone is even on the fence about staying at this location, I would push to commit. Anything you need is there and it’s a setting you’ll enjoy so much more than a hotel room.
Yurt living on the Enchanted Llama Ranch
Our stay was great! The beds were very comfortable and the views were beautiful. The ranch is close to Meow Woof (a Santa Fe must). Thank you Bill and Robbyn!
So glad you enjoyed your time in the yurt! Come see us again!
We stayed here for two nights and had an absolutely wonderful experience! Learned so much about conservation and loved going out every morning to spend time with our llama friends. Though it was very windy during our stay and cold at times, the yurt was very comfortable. We hope to be back soon! Thank you for everything!
Sarah and Lacey
Please come back to us soon! We really enjoyed meeting you both!
Not quite ready for weather
Bill is very welcoming and enthusiastic about yurt living. The yurt is a huge step up from camping but not quite the same as staying in a regular building. I arrived in time for a heavy rain to find on my first night that the roof leaked in multiple places, the walls leaked leaving the carpet wet around the perimeter for a couple of days, and the plastic windows did not shut due to broken zippers. The temperatures were in the 40s at night and the first night the pellet stove stopped working before dawn. Bill remedied the heat situation the next morning and from then on, even with drafts from the windows, the yurt was comfortable. The bed, as mentioned is not optimal. The views are beautiful but in cold weather you can only see them from inside through the two doors that have glass. The location is not really rural, the property is small, there are numerous buildings in view and highway 599 is only 1/3 mile away. Bill said that he would be winterizing soon- evidently I arrived before the yurt was ready. The llamas are cute, however to call this a ranch requires a stretch of imagination - they live in a fairly small fenced area of less than 1/4 acre. Overall this is a good bargain alternative to other Santa Fe rentals and certainly unique and designed with sustainability in mind.
Perfect Santa Fe Stay!
This property is so unique in so many ways! If you want to get away and enjoy what true Santa Fe has to offer then you need to stay at the yurt!! Has everything you need and the atmosphere is so relaxing. The llamas were so beautiful and absolutely charming!! The owners Bill and Robbyn make you feel right at home and offer great suggestions around town and are just a delight to talk to. Definitely recommend this place if you are tired of staying in the same boring hotel and if you're lucky you can get a kiss from one of the llamas! Can't wait to go back. Thanks guys!!
Thank so much for your kind words. We were delighted to have met you and hope that you will come see us again whenever you need a change of scenery or a break from your daily life!
Peaceful stay and very kind hosts!
We loved staying at the yurt! Very comfortable even through some very strong rainstorm and wind. Lovely to wake up and say good morning to the llamas. Bill and Robbyn are so welcoming, we miss them already!
Ella and Dan we so enjoyed meeting you both! We do hope you come back and see us again soon! We hope you enjoyed skating and my pizza! Thanks again for staying with us!
Bill and Robbyn