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The Embudo River Retreat

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Last updated: 08/22/2016

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.75
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

From 2 to 5 bedrooms on the Embudo river

Two separate houses sit atop the banks on over 1/2 mile of the Embudo river. With over 3200 square feet in the main house and almost 2000 square feet in the secondary house your options are limitless.

For couples and smaller families the 2 bedroom/2 bathroom might be right for you. But if you want to spread out or bring your friends along the main house with up to 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms may be your best option.

And if you are planning that special gathering, family reunion or destination wedding you can reserve both houses and have up to 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms on over 5 acres of riverfront property.

Setup as a compound where the outdoors blends with the interior of the homes offering a variety of places to eat, relax and just enjoy nature. There are multiple riverfront deck areas, grilling stations, an 18' tall riverside fireplace, dining gazebo, riverfront Jacuzzi, and the list goes on and on.

The location along the river gives a lush green appearance within the high desert landscape of Northern New Mexico. Summer offers comfortable day time highs in the 80's with cooler evening's for great sleep. The winter's are mild with very little snow and mostly sunny days.

Situated between Taos and Santa Fe gives easy access to world class Galleries, restaurants and various day trips for skiing, hiking, river rafting and sightseeing.

Nightly rates start at $ 125.00 for the smaller house and up to $ 550.00 night for the main house.

Ask about booking a room or rooms as a B&B. Single rates start at $ 75.00 and include a fully cooked breakfast.

Onsite catering facility can serve up to 100 people for a sit down dinner, dance or special gathering. Packages available to include personal chef, custom created menus using locally grown and organic ingredients.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/22/2016

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 3500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    27 year minimum age to rent the property...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Not suitable for young children due to unrestricted river access...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Has fireplace/riverfront...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 queen

    Has fireplace/riverfront ground floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Riverfront plus 1/2 bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Riverview next to full bathroom...moreless

  • A 5th bedroom (King bed) and full bathroom can be made available for an additional $ 100.00/night....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Attached to bedroom 2...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    1/2 bathroom on ground floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    2nd floor with separate oversized deep tub and shower...moreless

  • 4th Bathroom included with full (5 bedroom) house rental

Other Amenities

  • On property commercial kitchen and banquet facility available for up to 80 guests. Please inquire about your family reunion, destination wedding or other gathering or event....moreless


  • Television:

    Smart TV, no cable or satellite ...moreless


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Surrounded by mountains on both sides of property...moreless

  • Rural
  • Waterfront:

    The house sits within 25' of the Embudo River...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Many areas to choose from to include large table in dining room, kitchen bar counter, outdoor bar & grill and riverfront tables....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Available upon request and for an additional fee....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local only. Cell service available in most areas of house and property....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Commercial stove top and oven with huge griddle for pancakes. Outdoor kitchen on river and full commercial kitchen available for rent in separate building....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices, salt & pepper...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa



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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Fe
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Taos Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Zuly's cafe
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sipapu & Taos Ski Valley

Car: Recommended

Located on the Embudo river 20 miles south of Taos and 45 miles north of Santa Fe in the heart of endless outdoor activities.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Retired but working harder than ever I have created a "Paradise on the river". It has taken me almost 10 years to design and build this amazing retreat along the Embudo river. I bought the property as a working organic fruit and Lavender farm. The trees and lavender still adorn the property and are enjoyed by guests when they stay here. Beautiful rock work creates walls along the pathways that connect the outdoor 18' tall natural rock fireplace, Gazebo, and outdoor kitchen/grill area along the river. My hands touched almost every building material and all designs came from my very busy brain. My addiction is designing outdoor spaces and building but I love to cook and create healthy organic meals for myself, family and friends. And for those guests who want to spoil themselves I do offer private chef services during your stay.

Why the Owner Chose Dixon, NM, USA:
It is a funny story why I bought here but mainly it was because my sister has lived her for almost 30 years. My 'get-a-way' vacations from my high stress business always brought me here to visit her. My dream was to own a property and retire here. And that is what I have done. I still live on the property in another house further along the river. The total property is almost 30 acres.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Of course the riverfront location captured my heart immediately. I was coming from waterfront property in Florida so 'water' was a given. But when I saw the red rock that bleeds brightly from across the river I was sold. It is the only place in this part of New Mexico where yous see the red rock. Very inspiring and from what I have heard very spiritual.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/22/2016

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  • Main house

    Main house

  • Main Entrance from parking area

    Main Entrance from parking area

  • Living room ground floor

    Living room ground floor

  • Bathroom 1

    Bathroom 1

  • Bathroom 2

    Bathroom 2

  • Riverfront Fireplace/dining area

    Riverfront Fireplace/dining area

  • Riverfront Gazebo

    Riverfront Gazebo

  • Riverfront Outdoor grill kitchen

    Riverfront Outdoor grill kitchen

  • Fitness center/catering facility

    Fitness center/catering facility

  • Fitness center

    Fitness center

  • Commercial kitchen

    Commercial kitchen

  • Pizza ovens

    Pizza ovens

  • Front house

    Front house

  • Central living area

    Central living area

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Main kitchen

    Main kitchen

  • Stairway to river

    Stairway to river

  • Riverfront area

    Riverfront area

  • Outdoor grill/Kitchen

    Outdoor grill/Kitchen

  • Riverfront area

    Riverfront area

  • Fitness center

    Fitness center

  • Theater/catering facility

    Theater/catering facility

  • Commercial kitchen

    Commercial kitchen

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 15, 2017

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Member since: 2006
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  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 08/22/2016