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THE ALPACA BARNHAUS IN THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-QUIET & COMFORTABLE AT 8700'

Mickey Wright

Speaks German
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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THE ALPACA BARNHAUS IN THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-QUIET & COMFORTABLE AT 8700'

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Jemez Springs - The Alpaca Barnhaus-Retreat

House, 2 Bedrooms + More (See Description),1.5 Baths, sleeps 5 +$10/nt ea over 5

FALL is here. This is a perfect time of year to stay in the Jemez, especially with all our aspen trees. Check the calendar because the available dates are slipping away. The owners are your neighbors and will gladly show you around and make sure your stay at The Alpaca Barnhaus meets your needs.

The Santa Fe National Forest is just steps away.

Being in nature is magical, a retreat from the workplace. In fact, infusion of nature is the antidote to nature-deficit disorder. Get smarter. A business retreat had this effect as cited by Richard Louv in The Nature Principle: 'New ideas bubbled up each morning .... several breakthroughs were the direct result of the outdoor experience that allowed our childlike awe, openness, and creativity to flourish.' The Barnhaus has no cell phone service. Enjoy an isolation vacation to recharge your own batteries. Enter a world of nature.

Relax in the mountains in a perfect getaway/base camp--winter, spring, summer, or fall.

Centrally located in the Jemez/Valles Caldera area. The Barnhaus is ideal for small retreats for writers or artists. Plan your next adventure or romantic getaway at the Alpaca Barnhaus. You will be back! For your viewing pleasure, we recently purchased DVD movies that were filmed in this area.

The Alpaca Barnhaus is located on one acre in the Santa Fe National Forest just 3.5 miles off the National Scenic Byway known as “The Jemez Trail” (NM Hwy 4). This two-bedroom home is surrounded by aspen and conifers. Perched at the top of a mountain, the quiet serenity of the surroundings makes it a perfect getaway for couples or individuals looking for a retreat in nature.

Walk across a large meadow to the spring-fed pond. Continue up the ridge to a gorgeous overlook of San Antonio Canyon where the San Antonio River offers great fishing (but you have to drive around because the steep cliffs don’t invite even the most adventurous!)

You may choose to hike to the river through Mushroom Basin. The hike takes about an hour one way. A picnic lunch may be in order. During the winter months, snow is on your nature menu. Close by is an excellent hill for sledding, and cross-country skiing is ideal. Near Los Alamos are down-hill ski runs.

The house has two bedrooms and a half-bath upstairs in the loft. A queen-sized sofa bed and a single bed are downstairs. On the first level is a full bath with a shower. The cabin has a forced-air furnace, ceiling fans and wood stove. At this altitude air conditioning is unnecessary since the temperature in the summer rarely gets above 80.

The Alpaca Barnhaus is furnished in a way that makes you feel like it's your home too. The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware. If you’ve forgotten to bring something, Amanda’s Country Store is just down the hill in La Cueva. For your convenience there's a washer/dryer with eco-friendly washing products. A picnic table is on the side deck. If the night is clear, take the comfortable air mattress outside and enjoy stargazing from the deck. The bird feeders and hummingbird feeders invite feathered friends.

OH, ALPACAS! The owners have an alpaca ranch near the Alpaca Barnhaus. Mickey and Evelyn will be happy to introduce you to these friendly fur-bearing animals. They are quiet, odor-free, gentle on the environment, and produce exquisite fiber that is made into yarn and other alpaca products. As you stand in the barn area, the alpacas will run down the rocky hill, enter the barn, and weigh themselves! Indeed, you will get up close and personal with the alpacas as you learn about them and get a chance to feed them with their special pellet supplements. Alpacas are known to be the most intelligent of all livestock. Our guarantee: You and the alpacas will smile.

About 20 minutes south in historic Jemez Springs are restaurants, a saloon, a historic hot-springs bathhouse with massages, and an outdoor hot-springs pool. Jemez Springs is home to several outstanding artists, too. Farther south on Hwy 4 is the Jemez Pueblo Walatowa Center with its fine museum and native-American crafts.

In the other direction toward Los Alamos you will enter the awe-inspiring Valles Caldera National Preserve. Tours can be arranged online or in Jemez Springs. Off the road in the Valles Caldera you will wonder at the Valle Grande where you can usually spot elk herds.

Continue driving to Bandelier National Monument with its ancient cliff dwellings. This is another good place to have a picnic. Afterwards loop back up to Los Alamos and visit the two outstanding museums. The museum run by the historical society takes you back to the formation of the plateaus and the foundation and operation of the Los Alamos Ranch School. For the making of the atomic bomb, the Ranch School gave way to Los Alamos Scientific Lab. The second museum, The Bradbury Museum, takes you through the war years to the present.

Barnhaus Amenities

• 1296 sq ft

• 2 bedrooms w/half-bath in loft

• 1 bath with shower on ground floor

• Fully furnished (2 double beds, 1 single bed, sofa bed)

* Deep air mattress can be used for two more guests

• Washer/Dryer

• Vaulted ceiling with loft

• Deck and covered front porch

• Wood-burning stove

• Forced air furnace (propane)

• Full-sized refrigerator and propane range

• Ceiling fan

• Nestled in conifers and aspen

* Fully equipped kitchen

Great location • Quiet and private

8700’ elevation • Maintained dirt road

Amanda’s Country Store in La Cueva is minutes away from Aspen Ridge Alpacas. Check out Amanda’s website for information about groceries, snacks, ice, bait, area info, and camping supplies.

Drive twenty-five minutes from Aspen Ridge Alpacas and experience the amazing Valles Caldera. The Valles Caldera National Preserve was a private ranch until 2000, when Congress created it from a well-known ranch known as “the Baca Ranch” in New Mexico’s volcanic Jemez Mountain Range. This 89,000 acre property is situated inside a collapsed crater. Studded with eruptive domes and featuring Redondo Peak (11,254 feet), this old ranch property is now being developed to explore a new way of managing public lands. The preserve is open to the public, but we guarantee you’ll find the visit unlike any other you’ve had in a park or national forest.

Keywords: Cozy house with wood-burning stove and plenty of wood. Clean and well furnished,

Anatolian Livestock Guardian Dogs, Alpacas, Near Recreation Areas,

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mickey Wright (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Mickey Wright

Since retiring from teaching in 2000, sisters Mickey and Evelyn began a whole new venture breeding and raising alpacas. These gentle and intelligent animals have been our full-time pleasure. In 2009 the Alpaca Barnhaus was ready for vacation renters.

Mickey Wright purchased this house in 2007

Why Mickey Wright chose Jemez Springs

Thompson Ridge, where Aspen Ridge Alpacas of Northern New Mexico and the Alpaca Barnhaus are located, is in the midst of a National Forest. At at altitude of 8700' we enjoy aspen stands and conifers, mild summers, colorful autumns, white winters, and delightful springs. The climate is perfect for us.

What makes this house unique

Nature abounds with mountain flowers, hummingbirds, eagles, deer, elk, rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, and more. Just open the door and walk in any direction to discover the blessings of the natural world. To make your stay at the Alpaca Barnhaus really unique, Mickey and Evelyn invite you to learn about their wonderful alpacas and what alpaca ranching is all about. Their two livestock guardian dogs, Tinker and Belle, are people friendly, too. In September 2012 we're expecting the births of four alpaca babies. In May the alpacas are sheared. Bags of the most incredible fleece are collected for sale or to be made into rugs and yarn. We have a store featuring quality alpaca products. Come and experience this most unique area as well as the alpacas. This part of New Mexico is truly enchanting.

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Reviews

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5
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The Alpaca Barnhaus in the Jemez Mountains-Quiet & Comfortable at 8700'
average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews
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The Alpaca Barnhaus in the Jemez Mountains-Quiet & Comfortable at 8700'
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p217221vb
-(575) 829-3312 (New Mexico, USA)
Jemez Springs New Mexico
North of Albuquerque, NM
5

Fun yet relaxing!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I were looking for a couple of days away from the normal hustle and bustle of our lives. And we found it here. We arrived the day before the annual alpaca shearing so we got to meet them while they were still fluffy. Then the next day we got to watch the shearing and we could have helped/participated more if we'd wanted. But we were up there for some rest and relaxation, so we went for a nice hike which we accessed just down the road to the slash pit. Then we sat on the lovely deck in the sunshine and read a book with a glass of wine.

All of the hosts (2 legged and 4 legged ones) were wonderful. Mickey and Evelyn were kindred spirits and I'm sure if we would have stayed longer, and not during such a busy time for them, we would have ended up sharing a glass of wine on the barn patio.

The house and kitchen facilities were great. It had everything we needed. We slept well in the new, comfortable queen bed with nice linens.

One thing to note is that you will most likely not have any cell phone service. We did not (Verizon). We realized once we got there that we should have given the dog kennel the number for the barn/barnhaus so that they could reach us in case of emergency, since they only had our cell phones, which didn't have service. We did drive up the road to a spot where we knew we could get cell service (near Las Conchas trailhead) to check in once. Just be prepared for that.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We hope you return. Shearing does take up the whole day, so next time we will have more opportunity to sit in the "human area" at the barn and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the alpacas. Your reminder about our lack of cell phone service is a good point. In the description on vrbo we do mention that there is no cell phone service. Leaving our home phone number as a contact makes sense, therefore.
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The Alpaca Barnhaus in the Jemez Mountains-Quiet & Comfortable at 8700'
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p217221vb
-(575) 829-3312 (New Mexico, USA)
Jemez Springs New Mexico
San Diego, CA and Haslett, MI, US
5

Welcoming, peaceful, and very well equipped

  • 5 out of 5
Such a lovely place to stay in the beautiful surroundings of Jemez Springs! Where else but the Barnhaus can you look out the bedroom window and see a contented alpaca grazing in the glow of the morning sun? We thoroughly enjoyed our cozy home away from home for a few, all-too-short days! The house was very welcoming, peaceful, and the kitchen and deck amazingly well equipped - all the comforts of home! We loved being able to test our culinary prowess at higher altitudes and enjoy delicious meals together there. Learning about the fascinating alpacas and meeting several of them was great entertainment. The hike from the Barnhaus to nearby San Antonio hot springs with clear, warm, blue water pouring into pools down the mountainside was a perfect way to spend a morning. The owners went out of their way to make our stay as pleasant and carefree as possible. We wanted to stay forever!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Alpaca Barnhaus in the Jemez Mountains-Quiet & Comfortable at 8700'
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p217221vb
-(575) 829-3312 (New Mexico, USA)
Jemez Springs New Mexico
San Diego, CA and Haslett, MI, US
5

Welcoming, peaceful, and very well equipped

  • 5 out of 5
Such a lovely place to stay in the beautiful surroundings of Jemez Springs! Where else but the Barnhaus can you look out the bedroom window and see a contented alpaca grazing in the glow of the morning sun? We thoroughly enjoyed our cozy home away from home for a few, all-too-short days! The house was very welcoming, peaceful, and the kitchen and deck amazingly well equipped - all the comforts of home! We loved being able to test our culinary prowess at higher altitudes and enjoy delicious meals together there. Learning about the fascinating alpacas and meeting several of them was great entertainment. The hike from the Barnhaus to nearby San Antonio hot springs with clear, warm, blue water pouring into pools down the mountainside was a perfect way to spend a morning. The owners went out of their way to make our stay as pleasant and carefree as possible. We left with a pang in our hearts and a desire to stay forever!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Alpaca Barnhaus in the Jemez Mountains-Quiet & Comfortable at 8700'
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p217221vb
-(575) 829-3312 (New Mexico, USA)
Jemez Springs New Mexico
San Diego, CA and Haslett, MI, US
5

welcoming, peaceful, and very well equipped

  • 5 out of 5
Such a lovely place to stay in the beautiful surroundings of Jemez Springs! Where else but the Barnhaus can you look out the bedroom window and see a contented alpaca grazing in the glow of the morning sun?

We thoroughly enjoyed our cozy home away from home for a few, all-too-short days! The house was very welcoming, peaceful, and the kitchen and deck amazingly well equipped - all the comforts of home! We loved being able to test our culinary prowess at higher altitudes and enjoy delicious meals together there. Learning about the fascinating alpacas and meeting several of them was great entertainment. The hike from the Barnhaus to nearby San Antonio hot springs with clear, warm, blue water pouring into pools down the mountainside was a perfect way to spend a morning. The owners went out of their way to make our stay as pleasant and carefree as possible. We left with a pang in our hearts and a desire to stay forever!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hiking around here is one of the experiences people enjoy, and you made it all the way to San Antonio hot springs! We are fortunate to reside here surrounded by a national forest, and we do love to share this enchanting part of New Mexico. I'm looking out the window watching the aspens quaking in the breeze. We look forward to your return.
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The Alpaca Barnhaus in the Jemez Mountains-Quiet & Comfortable at 8700'
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p217221vb
-(575) 829-3312 (New Mexico, USA)
Jemez Springs New Mexico
Tucson, Arizona
5

Great Place

  • 5 out of 5
Our research team of three people studying fire ecology in the Jemez Mountains stayed here, joined by four Hopi researchers the first week, and four Zuni researchers the second week. The house was comfortable and provided an excellent base of operations. Mickey and Evelyn were gracious hosts and they made sure all our needs were met. I highly recommend the Alpaca Barnhaus to anyone who wants to spend time in the Jemez Mountains.
  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The rain certainly added to the ambiance. The forest perked up, and our new rain catchment Hukelkulture proved just the ticket. We hope to see your research group again, and bring this delicious weather along,too.
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The Alpaca Barnhaus in the Jemez Mountains-Quiet & Comfortable at 8700'
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p217221vb
-(575) 829-3312 (New Mexico, USA)
Jemez Springs New Mexico
5

Nice get a way

  • 5 out of 5
It was very pleasant stay... Mickey & Evelyn were very kind, & the kids enjoyed the Alpacas. The weather was nice. Directions were not hard to understand, although if you dont know the area it would be difficult for future guests to understand. Everything you needed was there plus more. I have stayed in many cabins before, and my kids absolutely loved this one by far. All you need is food & drinks to bring on your trip to The Alpacas Barnhaus. We definitely will return and recommend to our family and friends :)
  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. We do so enjoy showing off this wonderful area in the Jemez (and, of course, the alpacas). I will review the directions. Your comments are most helpful.
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Jemez Springs
Nearest Golf
37 Miles
Los Alamos
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
NM Hwy 4
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Jemez Springs and La Cueva (5 miles down the road)
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Los Alamos

Meet our alpacas and learn all about these gentle animals. You can choose to relax, hike or bike or cross-country ski. It takes about 20 minutes to drive to Jemez Springs where you will find spa services, local artists and galleries, and fine dining. The Jemez Pueblo Walatowa Center featuring Native-American crafts and a museum is south of Jemez Springs. Don't miss visiting the awe-inspiring Valles Caldera National Preserve, a likely place to see wild animals (especially elk). The Jemez Mountain area is filled with history from ancient cave dwellings to Los Alamos (50 min away) where two museums take you back to the time before the development of the atomic bomb to present day scientific research. We are proud of 'our' mountain location and enjoy sharing its riches.

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Refundable Damage Deposit $100
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Jemez Springs in New Mexico

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower, Toilet, Sink
    Bathroom 2 - Sink and Toilet. Located in loft.
  • Full Bathroom downstairs. 1/2 Bathroom upstairs (toilet and sink)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , This is one of two bedrooms located in the loft area.
    Living area sleeping 3 - 1 Single Bed , The bed is located in the living area on the first floor.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This is one of two bedrooms in the loft area.
  • Bedroom 1: One new queen bed. Bedroom 2: a new double bed. Downstairs is a twin bed and a queen size sofa bed in living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
Notes:
Near our Alpaca Barn, and we love to show off our barn facilities and our alpacas. The house is on one acre among aspen and pine trees, close to a meadow, surrounded by a national forest. Ideal for x-country skiing and hiking and relaxing in mountain serenity at 8700'. During the winter 4x4 or AWD vehicle may be necessary. Please call for road conditions. County maintains the road as needed.
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