Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 1(People: 4)
super king · single (2)
Toilet · Shower
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Property has guest safety measures
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Hosted by Kris MacKain or Cedric JohnsonAsk a question
About Kris MacKain or Cedric Johnson
We live in northern New Mexico because we are drawn to Nature and wide open spaces, dramatic landscapes, indigenous cultures, and night skies, and New Mexico has it all. This area also has a rich history that is kept alive through the Spanish and indigenous people's cultural traditions; clues to those who came before literally lie just beneath our feet. We also live in Dixon, a very friendly, strong community of residents who volunteer and go out of their way to help each other. Who could ask for more?
Kris MacKain or Cedric Johnson purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Kris MacKain or Cedric Johnson chose Dixon
In Dixon, this property is considered unique. As locals like to say, “You are lucky to have most of this area's features on one property: canyon, river, trees, and hills”. On our fourth visit to N.M., we met a friend for lunch in Dixon. Later, we took a wrong turn, and immediately stumbled upon this property, which was for sale. As we walked across the little bridge over the Embudo River into this narrow canyon with its dramatic and multicolored rock face, our hearts started beating faster. We returned the next weekend to look inside the guesthouse (which we now make available to vacation renters) and then inside the colonial revival house (where we now live). After seeing both, we looked at each other and said, “We HAVE to live here.” So we sold our house in CA and our vacation house in Mexico and moved to Dixon. We have never regretted it.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage has style, including quality antiques, vintage lighting, and vintage quilts as well as wall art. It feels rustic, which resonates with the wildness outdoors but is very comfortable, with excellent beds, quality bedding, lots of books, and a couch and chair that encourage reading or lounging. The timber beams and high ceilings and the wood floors throughout make it feel very spacious but at the same time, very cozy. You are just steps from the water where you can relax on the beautiful deck that overlooks the river and enjoy your early morning coffee, drink wine and watch the sunset in the evening, or lay on your back to see a myriad of stars at night. If you get tired sitting in the deck chairs, lie in the nearby hammock. In the morning, you will wake up to the sound of birdsong, surrounded by trees and a dramatic canyon backdrop. In the warmer months, especially, the breezes through the trees are cooling and the trees provide welcome shade and protection from exposure to the sun. In the evening, you may be fortunate to spot a red or a gray fox on the bridge or a coyote along the river. This property and cottage offer a departure from urban life and a taste of the wild without sacrificing the comforts of home.
- English, Spanish
Private hosts do not rent properties as a trade, business or profession.