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The Pecos River Cliff House, it is Magical!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property


Our average summer temperature is 78-85 during the day and 50-60 degrees at night. Due to the high elevation our home stays pretty cool in the summer. But we had some request for AC last summer, so we already hired the contractor. It is being installed this June..

NEW - Check out our new Off Roading Monster Jeep. Available as a daily rental to our guest. 1.5 million acres of National Forest to explore across the river.


Starting in the summer of 2016, The Famous Pecos River Cliff House will be available to travelers. The home has been a private residence for the last 12 years. We are now opening it up to the public and would love to share this hidden treasure with you!

The Cliff House is like nothing you have ever seen before. This custom adobe towers 50 feet over the Pecos River with breathtaking views of the river, dam, and canyon. We also have a 40-foot wide seasonal waterfall just off the back porch that is activated by snowmelt and monsoon rain from the higher mountains. 

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the spectacular views from our patio before descending down a redwood staircase to 250 feet of beautiful, private river frontage with a large meadow that is ideal for camping. Fishing, picnicking, and bird watching our just a few of the many activities you and your family can enjoy. End your evening telling stories around the campfire (don't forget the marshmallows!) or simply enjoy the sounds of the river and nature in the canyon.

We have spared no expense in making the Cliff House comfortable, luxurious, and quaint.  The home is a custom Fred Klein adobe with an open floor plan, taking advantage of the breathtaking views out the back bay windows. Most of the home is hypoallergenic, with top of the line mattresses, linens & towels.     

We have wifi internet and a ROKU tv filled with tons of free movies on Netflix.  If you have a Hulu account, you can access even more movies.    

Even though we have only one bath, the room is very large with an oversized jacuzzi tub and a shower that doubles as a steam room. We have a Mr. Steamer system that will instantly relax you after a long day exploring the surrounding area.

The Pecos River Cliff House is a short 30 minute drive from Santa Fe, with many opportunities for sightseeing nearby in the beautiful National Forest. The entrance is right down the street from our home, where you can drive any direction you want. These roads are more easily traveled with four wheel drive automobiles.   

Come and visit The Pecos River Cliff House, “ A Little Taste of Santa Fe on the Pecos River”. You'll never want to leave!

More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


San Jose House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King in Master, Queen in Guest Room, Queen Sleeper Sofa (memory foam) in Living Room and a Rollaway XL Twin (memory foam) Bed.
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Kayak / Canoe ...


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The Pecos River Cliff House, it is Magical!
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews

Wonderful place with breathtaking sunrises...

  • 5 of 5

Robin was so helpful and attentive to us during our stay. I would defiantly recommend and come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Peaceful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cliff house is an amazing property for those wanting to escape the noise and rush of the city. The home is very comfortable and secure. I would recommend this property to anyone who loves the remote outdoors and has a family who needs the amenities and luxury of the home. It’s beautiful inside and out! This property does not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Beautiful property with excellent customer service!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Worth every penny!

  • 5 of 5

Second stay this year, best bang for your buck! Robin is accommodating and friendly. Don't hesitate to go, book your stay now. It's truly heaven on Earth.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed 3 nights at The Pecos River Cliff House during a trip for our tenth anniversary. We could not have picked a better place. The view, house, river and grounds around to explore were amazing! The host was very responsive and the house well apportioned. We hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Wow! This is a special property.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, wall of windows, breathtaking New Mexico vista of mesas, rocks and river. The scenery is gorgeous and private, the riverfront is huge, the river is wide and deep. More beauty and space – and river! – than we expected, and all to ourselves.

House windows and patio face east, daybreak over the mesa is spectacular. Gate on the patio to steps down to the river, our dogs waited here and beckoned each day. House is an artistic pleasure, supplies and amenities beyond sufficient [three coffeemakers, for example, drip, French press and Keurig]. Well-stocked kitchen for cooking, very comfortable beds and linens. Despite I-25 proximity, all is quiet except for the river – which roars over the spillway, but is muted in the house. Fished but no luck. Robin the owner is solicitous and available should help be needed, but for us not, the “house manual” being so informative, and the house so easy. We and our dogs were in heaven here, and would return in a heartbeat.

Recommended excursions: Pecos National Park [pueblo ruins] in Pecos; the Iron Gate and Holy Ghost wilderness trails north of Pecos [1 to 1.5 hr to trailheads from house, 4-wheel may be necessary last few miles; Holy Ghost trail crisscrosses the creek, thus has water but you’ll get wet]; lacking 4-wheel just drive the canyon north of Pecos. Recommended restaurant: the El Rialto in Las Vegas.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.19%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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