Our property was just listed on VRBO in 2016. This stunning three bedroom, three bathroom villa is located in the Bishop's Lodge Villas adjacent to the Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa. There are completely unobstructed 360 degree, panoramic views of the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, yet the location is only four miles north of the Plaza!
The home is in the less densely populated, lower section of the Villas, offering the most privacy. We had the first selection of the Bishop's Lodge Villas, and opted for privacy, serenity, and spectacular views. There is a swimming pool (typically open mid-May to October) behind our villa that is shared with only the 6 other villas in our section and is very lightly used. The vast majority of the time it is empty.
The Pueblo-revival style, freestanding villa with wood-beamed ceilings has a fully-equipped kitchen with a gas stove, full oven, microwave and large refrigerator. Meals can be served at the granite counter area or at the adjacent dining room table that comfortably seats six, eight if needed.
The home's large, great room has a leather queen sleeper sofa, TV with a Premium Cable Package, and kiva fireplace. This gorgeous, welcoming sitting area opens onto a large patio where you can enjoy the same breathtaking views as the great room. The gas barbecue grill, and patio chairs and table, offer an inviting dining option.
The three bedrooms are furnished in classic Spanish style. The turquoise and red-accented master bedroom suite has a king bed, TV, and kiva fireplace. The en suite bathroom has both a shower and a whirlpool tub. The middle bedroom has two twin beds and overlooks the Jemez Mountains. The third bedroom is easily mistaken for the master bedroom and has a king bed, TV, kiva fireplace, and lovely views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Ski Santa Fe. Both the second and third bedrooms have a shower/bath tub and separate sink area.
The home is adjacent to 200 acres of the Santa Fe National Forest, and several hiking trails are easily accessible. Many of Santa Fe's over 300 restaurants are within a short drive. Uber taxi service is readily available.
The largest nearby airport is Albuquerque (ABQ), slightly more than an hour away. Flights are readily available from most U.S. cities, and the airport is easy to navigate once you arrive. Rental car service is available, too. It is a direct route via I-25 from Albuquerque to Santa Fe. Once in Santa Fe, the villa is easy to find.
Flights into Santa Fe Airport (SAF) are available from Denver (DEN), Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW), and Phoenix (PHX). SAF is a 25 minute drive from the villa.