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Barranca Plaza Casita - Village Life at its Old Time Best

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)

Now Martinez Casita opened also for short term rentals.

Conveniently located next to Barranca Plaza Casita!

Barranca is an old Hispanic hamlet just west of Abiquiu above the Chama River. On its small plaza there are a few adobe houses, one of which is a very charming two bedroom, one bath vacation home.

The thick adobe walls have built-in traditional nicho's. The dining area comes with traditonal banco's and throughout the casita are tiled and wooden floors. A woodstove gives you great comfort in the winter. The thick walls keeps the house cool in the summer.

A large garden with fruit trees surrounds the casita.

In Barranca you will find a lively creek coming from the mountains. Follow the spring-fed creek up-stream and enter the Santa Fe National Forest with sensational views of the Abiquiu valley and the surrounding mountain lands. Badlands with goblin-like formations are nearby. The Chama River, along which are cattle ranches, is great for fishing.

The casita is just minutes from Georgia O'Keeffe's home and a short drive from the Piedra Lumbre basin. Ghost Ranch is worth many visits and don't forget to drive out into the Chama River canyon to hike or visit the Benedictine Monastery.

The Chama River Wilderness is paradise for explorers.

The acequia, the traditional Hispanic community water system, is still held in high regard in Barranca. The mayordomo decides who irrigates when. The casita’s garden can be irrigated on Saturdays.

Great day trips can be made to Ojo Caliente Mineral Hot Springs, Taos en Taos Pueblo, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Chama (with the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad), Bandelier National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historic Park, Valle Grande, etc. etc.

Hiking all throughout Georgia O'Keeffe's country side. Ghost Ranch, where Ms O'Keeffe had her studio, is just around the corner, Fishing in Abiquiu Lake or the Chama River, Hunting in Santa Fe and Carson National Forests (offices for obtaining permits in nearby El Rito and Espanola), Sightseeing all through the Canones Canyon and Piedra Lumbre valley, Boating and Waterskiing in Abiquiu Lake, Rafting on the Chama River. You'll find restaurants in nearby Abiquiu, El Rito, Espanola.

Each year in October - Columbus Days Weekend - Abiquiu has its Abiquiu Studio Tour. A great time to enjoy the changing colors of our cottonwood trees and art by local artists. You can visit about 60 artists in their Abiquiu studios, of which at least 5 of them are within walking distance of Barranca Plaza Casita.

The 21st annual Abiquiu Studio Tour will be October 11, 12 and 13, 2014. Tour maps available throughout Abiquiu.

Family gatherings and reunions:

Both Barranca Plaza Casita and Martinez Casita offer full privacy. Yet since the casitas are sitting together on one end of Barranca Plaza, they form an ideal gathering place for groups of eight family members or old school friends. BBQ facilities are provided and there are great shadowy spots to linger under the trees. Special rates are available when both casitas are rented.

Keywords: House, Nature, Art, Walking and Hiking, Get-away

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for making us feel so at home in your lovely casita - the perfect place to explore this beautiful area. We enjoyed Ghost Ranch, the Puye Cliff Dwellings and Ojo Caliente - all places we've never visited before in our trips to your beautiful state.

And, we had a wonderful dinner at El Farolito - thanks for recommending it!
Nov 2012
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Amenities

Abiquiu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Extra room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) A very comfortable and romantic sleigh bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A separate room has a queen size futon for additional guests.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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Barranca Plaza Casita - Village Life at its Old Time Best
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

Wonderful location, comfortable, and quiet

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in the Martinez casitas, tucked into the folds of the mountain three times now. The place and the family are very special and I will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy house in quiet and peaceful environment

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed time spent in casita... your place has wonderful charm of New Mexico combined with all the family can need for their vacation time.

Home is located in quiet countryside but with all you can need - shopping, ice cream, gas or restaurant located 10min by car.

We spent our few days relaxing in the house after visiting most of northern New Mexico, most of famous tourists' location is 1-2h drive from casita.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Barranca Plaza was even better than the description! The accommodations were more than satisfactory, and the location was convenient, while also giving the feeling of "being away!

Floyd and his family do an awesome job of keeping up the property--not only the two casitas, but the beautiful, extensive gardens. The night skies are incomparable. Definitely a place to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great little place! Host Floyed was Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Great little place! Host Floyed was Awesome!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Wonderful casita, super family

  • 5 of 5

Floyd and his folks were extremely welcoming and helpful. The casita is beautiful and well provisioned. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

The Perfect Casita and friendly, helpful owners!

  • 5 of 5

The Casita was larger than I had expected in size. I had an unexpected guest that joined our retreat group and needed a place to stay. The property had a small den with a pull out bed so it was just perfect. The kitchen was spacious the bathroom was a good size with plenty of hot water. We had to keep the window air units on since it was over 90 and quite hot. We had no issues at all. Everyone was friendly and accomodating. I would stay there again and recommend anyone who needs a place to stay to enjoy the Barranca Plaza Casita!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Hiking all throughout Georgia O'Keeffe's country side. Ghost Ranch, where Ms O'Keeffe had her studio, is just around the corner, Fishing in Abiquiu Lake or the Chama River, Hunting in Santa Fe and Carson National Forests (offices for obtaining permits in nearby El Rito and Espanola), Sightseeing all through the Canones Canyon and Piedra Lumbre valley, Boating and Waterskiing in Abiquiu Lake, Rafting on the Chama River. You'll find restaurants in nearby Abiquiu, El Rito, Espanola.

Each year in October - Columbus Days Weekend - Abiquiu has its Abiquiu Studio Tour. A great time to enjoy the changing colors of our cottonwood trees and art by local artists. You can visit about 60 artists in their Abiquiu studios, of which at least 5 of them are within walking distance of Barranca Plaza Casita. The 19th annual Abiquiu Studio Tour will be October 11, 12 and 13, 2014. Tour maps available throughout Abiquiu.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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