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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 a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

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

Reviews

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Barranca Plaza Casita - Village Life at its Old Time Best
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Wonderful get away and charming Casita

  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax, fish, boat ... the Casita is inviting and relaxing. Beautiful views

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this lovely & cozy casita. The views are amazing. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great start to anniversary

  • 5 of 5

For our 49th anniversary, my wife and I and lab mix Cocoa decided to do a week in New Mexico. We started our trip with three nights at Floyd's Barranca Casita. What a great choice. The renovated family home he grew up in was well appointed, clean and peaceful yet only two miles from town. The adobe walled fence around a large yard/garden was perfect for letting Cocoa and great for bbq-ing. Floyd's parents Alfonso and Ninfa live just across the way and were a delight to visit with. Ninfa even gave us a tour of their beautiful home. Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern New Mexico lodging

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful casita, great area to hike and super nice, family owned adobe on a gorgeous plateau overlooking the Chama river :)

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here last fall and came back. We rented both casitas this time for a great women's retreat. I love New Mexico. It is beautitul here. Floyd has done a wonderful job with his properties. Comfortable bed and all amenities in the kitchen. I will be back for sure in the near future. Lots of beautiful places to go from here. We went to Echo Amphitheatre near Ghost Ranch one day. Stunning! The family is welcoming and very respectful. I suggest that you stay here :-)

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for the weekend get away

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this Casita to anyone staying in the area. It was a wonderful get away and all of the amenities were more than accommodating and so conveniently located. The pictures don't do justice to just how beautiful the location is and reasonably priced as well. So glad we were able to book this Casita! The perfect romantic get away for that special occasion!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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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.