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Extraordinary Home on Abiquiu Lake

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Casa del Rio - in the heart of the 'Valle de la Piedra Lumbre' - the valley of the shining stones.
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Abiquiu rainbow.
1 of 10Casa del Rio - in the heart of the 'Valle de la Piedra Lumbre' - the valley of the shining stones.
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Described by previous guests as 'breathtaking,'' 'fabulous,' ''stellar,' 'magical,' Casa del Rio awaits those who seek a glimpse into what the West was like – before it was “won.” Completed in April of 2014, Casa del Rio offers timeless views of the Rio Chama, Abiquiu Lake, Ghost Ranch - with no other habitation to confound the imagination. The house rests on a mesa about 100 feet above the narrowest part of the Rio Chama, just before it empties into Abiquiu Lake. Unique to this area, a private path winds its way directly to the water. Four circles of stones (tipi rings) found on the land are silent proof that these vistas have been enjoyed by people for hundreds of years. Inside the 1500 square foot house you will find all the luxuries and amenities of the 21st century. An open f...Described by previous guests as 'breathtaking,'' 'fabulous,' ''stellar,' 'magical,' Casa del Rio awaits those who seek a glimpse into what the West was like – before it was “won.” Completed in April of 2014, Casa del Rio offers timeless views of the Rio Chama, Abiquiu Lake, Ghost Ranch - with no other habitation to confound the imagination. The house rests on a mesa about 100 feet above the narrowest part of the Rio Chama, just before it empties into Abiquiu Lake. Unique to this area, a private path winds its way directly to the water. Four circles of stones (tipi rings) found on the land are silent proof that these vistas have been enjoyed by people for hundreds of years. Inside the 1500 square foot house you will find all the luxuries and amenities of the 21st century. An open floor plan includes great room, dining area and kitchen; all under hand-hewn vigas harvested from the San Juan forest. Leather couches, swivel chair, Taos-made furniture - all make it a pleasure to take in the ever changing landscape in any direction. (Be sure to catch the dawn when the morning light descends upon the water). Hand painted retablo and santos, Navaho and Zapotec rugs, prints by RC Gorman, and Georgia O'Keefe all enhance the experience of being immersed in the southwest. The kitchen features granite countertops, energy saving appliances, and an island with cooktop. A 42” LED satellite TV, WiFi, and sound bar provide connection to the modern world. (for those who must) Soft foam, queen size mattresses, resort quality bedding ensure your night’s rest – so you can be prepared for your next day’s adventure... Located in the heart of the Piedra Lumbre (Valley of the Shining Stones) Casa del Rio was designed for outdoor living. Covered portales on the east, north and west sides provide shade from the ever bright New Mexico sun. The concave shape of the house provides shelter from wind and wraps around an additional 800 square feet of a Colorado red flagstone courtyard. On the courtyard, or under the portal, you will find; a moveable chiminea (fireplace), a four burner gas grill, two lounge chairs, a love seat, and table and dining chairs for four. To complete your Abiquiu experience there is an outdoor hot tub positioned for panoramic river and mountain views. For those who prefer, there is also a two-person, heart shaped bath. Full moon nights are are so bright you can see colors on the walls of the river canyon. On moonless nights the stars seem so close you could almost reach up and touch them... The waters of Abiquiu provides an important resting place for migratory birds; a virtual oasis in a land of desert and mountains. Eagles, osprey, geese, and many other species take time to have their needs met on their way to other destinations. Perhaps this description may one day apply to you! More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Gordon H
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2016
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this property for seven nights. The house was very clean. The location was beyond description. We arrived at night (be smarter than us and arrive during the day. We found the place alright because of good directions provided by Gordon but it...More

Date of stay: February 2017
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hot Tub
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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