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Adobe Home at the Edge of Wilderness

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 BR, 1 Bath, sleepable single couch, exceptional quiet, nature out the door

This charming adobe home is an exceptional local treat, almost entirely surrounded by protected wilderness. Located on the edge of the village of Dixon, an artist community, ours is the last house on a quiet arroyo. Experience extraordinary privacy with wilderness walks just a step out the door.

Viga ceilings, southwestern decor, and works by local artists adorn this getaway fully equipped with all the luxuries of home while offering camping's access to nature. Cozy beds and a couch sleep up to five plus an optional inflatable queen mattress. Enjoy complete comfort nestled within northern New Mexico's extraordinary golden hills dotted with pinon and juniper forests.

22 mi. south of Taos, 45 mi. north of Santa Fe.


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Nora Dvosin & Jeffrey Karoff
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Nora Dvosin & Jeffrey Karoff

We were renters ourselves for a few years in a row -- our friends Jonathan and Carolyn ran the vacation rental and we'd said back then, if you ever want to sell... Sure enough, when they were ready we were their first call, and we bought the property immediately.

Nora Dvosin & Jeffrey Karoff purchased this house in 1999

Why Nora Dvosin & Jeffrey Karoff chose Dixon

We think our house is situated in one of the best spots in Dixon. We are at the end of the road, with only wilderness beyond. So we have this vast, protected, BLM natural preserve as our side and backyards. You can see our neighbors down the road about 100 yards, but that's about it. Otherwise, the land is untouched.

What makes this house unique

We love going there ourselves - we are in Dixon 3-4 times a year. Somehow, we never tire of the intoxicating landscape, the air, the quiet, the extraordinary New Mexican skies, and the light. The banco under the ramada is one of the most magical spots. The ramada's pillars provide framed views of the landscape that remind us of Maxfield Parrish's idyllic worlds.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dixon in Rio Arriba County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • One person can sleep on the couch. An inflatable queen mattress is available on request.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
DSL Wireless; Flat screen TV; exceptional sunsets, sunrises & views; complete privacy; surrounded by nature, beautiful views; central heating; patio & chairs; books; games (adults & kids); firewood. The loft bedroom is only accessible via the ladder-stairs, which is pictured.


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Adobe Home at the Edge of Wilderness
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Magical getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a truly magical week at the adobe in Dixon. New Mexico was new to us and we were looking forward to exploring the diverse terrain at Pecos Wilderness, Jemez Mountains, and Bandelier National Monument, while also enjoying the local history and arts in Santa Fe and Taos. Dixon was central to it all. The adobe was so beautifully nestled in the natural landscape. Not only was it a respite between excursions, but we all looked forward ending our days there. The peacefulness, and profound beauty of the landscape, and the clarity of the evening sky are beyond description. The charming adobe had everything we needed, with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, books on local subjects, and a significant collection of movies—not to mention a lovely collection of local art. And although we were just visitors, we found comfort in Dixon’s community. We found most everything we needed at the local co-op grocery store; enjoyed a fantastic a breakfast at Zuley’s Café; and tastings at the historic La Chiripada winery and Blue Heron Brewery. Our trip was truly memorable and we hope to return again!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well-equipped home in a secluded yet central location

  • 5 of 5

This home was a dream vacation destination. We loved the small, artistic touches throughout, the outdoor living room Ramada, the howl of the coyotes, the indigo sky under a full moon, the many stars and the quiet at the end of the road. And yet it is close enough to Taos to make a trip to town for dinner or sight-seeing. We used the home as a jumping-off point for day trips to Santa Fe, Ghost Ranch, Ojo Caliente and Taos. The kitchen has everything you need and the house stays cool in the hot sun. Some of our best afternoons were spent sitting under the Ramada with a drink and a book. Great hiking in the area, too. We were thrilled with the accommodations and hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boulder, CO

Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this house. It was the perfect place to quiet the mind and renew the spirit. One of our favorite VRBO rentals.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, Simple and Elegant

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed for Spring Break 2018. We loved the Adobe Home at the Edge of Wilderness. The home was the perfect size for us and we had everything we needed. The views were amazing. The home itself is simple yet refined and elegant at the same time. The art, furnishings, and design of the home are amazing. The kids loved the bedroom at the top of the Adobe turret. Thanks so much for the wonderful stay, Jeffrey and Nora.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful quiet place immersed in the landscape

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here for a week, waking up to the sunrise and seeing the landscape lit by the full moon at night. Close to the town of Dixon but with a pleasurable feeling of remoteness and quiet at the edge of the public lands. Beautiful walks into the hills right from the house. A great kitchen for cooking, with good lighting, and nice to have a dishwasher. Beautiful views from the outdoor seating areas, of which there are several, so that there's always a place to sit in sun or shade midday. Such clear colors and blue skies while we were here. Enjoyed the house and the location very much! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Abilene, Texas

Perfect for a relaxing family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4, my husband, our 2 daughters (7 & 6) and myself did not want to leave this getaway once we arrived. The home is completely secluded, cozy and inviting. We loved the adobe architecture, and the simplicity of our stay.

Everything we needed for our stay was provided. We picked up groceries on the way to the cabin and all that we needed for cooking meals was there. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful Rio Grande just minutes from the home, and the Bandilier ruins just a short drive. We also enjoyed shopping in Santa Fe and Taos. There is also a wonderful winery just minutes from the home.

We would definitely like to stay at this property again!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Zuly's Cafe
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Taos Ski Valley and Sipapu
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Birdwatching, Landscapes for painters and photographers, Swimming/tubing/rafting in the Rio Grande


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dixon, USA

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £39.22
cleaning £39.22

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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