Abiquiu Lake Casita--Stunning Views of Red Cliffs and Lake(182 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Our casita (small house) is set on 13.5 acres on top of one of the highest mesas overlooking Abiquiu Lake, with unlimited 360 degree views north toward the lake and Ghost Ranch and south towards the Jemez Mountains and Cerro Pedernal, the 10,000 foot flat-topped mountain that Georgia O'Keeffe loved to paint, making the mountain into an icon of northern New Mexico. Historically, Pedernal is a sacred site for Native Americans and local inhabitants.
You can soak your body in a luxurious HOT TUB after a day of hiking, reading, painting, or writing. Our casita was designed in the traditional adobe style, including a Kiva wood- burning fireplace (wood provided), pine hand-hewn vigas that help support the ceiling; tile floors with radiant heating; and thick walls to hold the warmth in winter and keep you cool in summer, walls hand-plastered in the adobe style; and Mexican antique furniture.
We added modern comfort throughout, including a modern and well-stocked kitchen, local art and track lighting on dimmers, and a spacious great room with a Mexican dining table that can be expanded with 3 leaves for art or writing projects.
To take advantage of the long and wide views across the valleys, we built two 'portales' (covered porches). You can dine on the north side while gazing down the valley and across the lake towards the red cliffs of Ghost Ranch, or you can bask in the warmth of the sun--even in winter--on the southern portale, as you look towards the Jemez Mountains and Pedernal. Both portales are furnished with a comfortable outdoor dining set. There's also a recliner and new gas BBQ.
Since there are no city lights to compete, billions of stars fill the night sky, part of the magic of New Mexico. Our favorite time for the hot tub is at night, gazing at the Milky Way and galaxies, frequently punctuated by numerous shooting stars; when it's not dark, moonlight bathes the rolling hills and desert floor.
Gentle warning: The views, the far off patterns of changing weather, and the warm coziness of the casita may make it difficult to leave the casita at all.
Abiquiu Lake Casita was featured in New Mexico Magazine, November, 2011.
We live in Santa Fe and are available to our guests by the hour.
We're located in an area called Piedra Lumbre, or Shining Stone, which you reach by taking Hwy. 84 past the town of Abiquiu for six miles, then turning west on Highway 96.
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Member since: 2005
- 1 story
- 900 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Large, roomy shower, Mexican tile, shower head set at 6'
- Extremely Plush KING BED w) 17' mattress, and a Queen Sofa-bed w) AIR MATTRESS--very comfortable, Private, roomy Outdoor HOT TUB (facing Abiquiu Lake and the brilliant red cliffs), Traditional Kiva Fireplace, radiant heat (through floor), Two TV's (Satellite), 27' TV in living room and 20' flatscreen in bedroom, CD Player and Radio, Quality DVD's and CD's provided, Wireless Internet by satellite, Full Modern Kitchen, Blender, Toaster, Coffee bean grinder--Bring Coffee Beans, Waffle Iron and more, All Linens provided, Iron, No phone lines in this area--nice break-- but most cell phones work here and in other high areas, We've added mountain bikes, 2 new adult bikes, and 2 kids bikes...moreless
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- Wildlife Viewing
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- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
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- Seating for 6 people
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $25 + tax
- One-time Cleaning Fee $85
- Tax Rate 6.5%
Rates are subject to change prior to reservation being confirmed.
Payments by E-check are greatly preferred (10 days required), but credit card payments are welcome too.
Recommend you buy Trip Insurance.
Cancellation Policy: Deposit refunded up to 30 days prior to check-in. Recommend paying by E-ck so if you have to cancel, no fees will be deducted.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Archeological Sites; gorgeous drive to a monastery; Hiking red cliffs of Ghost Ranch area, Jemez Mtns and along Chama river; Lake Swimming & Fishing; day trip to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs; great golf course approx. 30 minutes away, Bring your own boat for Motor boating or Sailing, Windsurfing--public access near the junction of hwys 84 & 96; Contact Ghost Ranch for classes in art, music, writing, Spanish, others, While out for a drive and sightseeing, visit wonderful restaurants in the various communities, from 20 to 45 minutes away, Bode's General Store in Abiquiu has a very good deli, fresh and packaged foodstuffs, wine, and other basic supplies, Two fine art galleries offer a wide range of local arts, and the Abiquiu Artists' Studio Tour brings collectors back to Abiquiu each fall, Ghost Ranch offers concerts, talks, classes, and other events, especially in summer, But mostly people come here to explore the incredible landscape and to relax, to read, to write, to paint, or to just be together with family, close friends--or someone special. We've had many engagements and marriages begun in our casita, and returns for anniversaries. Each year the stay becomes longer, a second home for many who have become friends.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: We are former college English teachers who simply love the southwest. We live in Santa Fe.
Why the Owner Chose Youngsville, NM, USA:
Having been in love with the southwest for a long time, we found this site in 2000 and it was more beautiful than any of the places we had seen--or have seen since-- during our travels throughout this extraordinary part of the country.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace, quiet, relaxation, endless views and walks, time to read and be creative. After that, we explore the villages, cultures and wilderness in and beyond Abiquiu.
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Our View north: towards Abiquiu Lake and red cliffs surrounding Ghost Ranch
Kiva Fireplace & Pedernal Mountain to south
Hot tub facing red cliffs
Dining room/living room from kitchen, Mexican Antique Furniture throughout
Leather Recliner & Footstool--quite comfortable
Spacious Bathroom, Talavera Sink, Laundry also in the bathroom
Southern portal faces Pedernal & the Jemez Mtns., gas BBQ, 2 patio sets
The Milky Way over the Casita
Living Room looking east from Dining area, TV cabinet w) DVD & CD player, Desk
View south to Pedernal Mtn. with Sunflowers
Sunset on Cliffs Across Lake
Cliffs Across Abiquiu Lake
Custom plastered walls, KIVA Woodburning FP, Pine Vigas on ceiling
Dining room looking south to Pedernal (O'Keeffe's favorite painting site)
Dining Room and well-stocked Kitchen, Antique Mexican dining set has more leaves
Bedroom King with 17' Latex Foam Mattress--you won't believe the comfort!
TV and Dresser, Master Bedroom
Roomy tiled Shower
Casita just after sundown
Interior Doors Custom Hand finished
Chama River Estuary one and a half miles below casita
Chama River Canyon just above Abiquiu Town, on the way up to the Casita
Deepening Sunset on Cliffs
Pedernal from South Portal
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017
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