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Adobe Home at the Edge of Wilderness

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.

WEEKLY RENTAL RATE SPECIAL: $915

More Details

Owner
Nora Dvosin & Jeffrey Karoff
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 September, 2017

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 New Mexico

We think we offer the best vacation rental property in Dixon. We are at the end of the road, with only wilderness beyond us. 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, it's 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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • 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 ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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. Please note the house has no cooling system. We leave instructions on how to keep the house cooler on hot days, and the adobe is a pretty good insulator. But it can get warm on very hot days. The loft bedroom is only accessible via the ladder-stairs, which is pictured.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

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Adobe Home at the Edge of Wilderness
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

A great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Adobe Home at the Edge of the Wilderness and are happy to give the home the highest rating. It is a beautiful house and is well situated for exploring the region. The house was very comfortable for two adults and three teenagers for a week. It was very clean and was furnished with everything we needed. We cooked several meals at the house, and the renovated kitchen was great. The land around the house is spectacular with hiking right out the door. The outdoor living spaces add to the experience and are a great way to enjoy the gorgeous scenery. Skiing is close, and it is easy to make day trips to nearby cities. The owners are easy to work with and responsive as was the local contact. We very much enjoyed our time at the Adobe Home and hope to visit it again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A gem of a place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a month and wished it had been longer. Full of character and charm, this house is for people who love the beauty of the wild with all the comfort of civilisation! Loved the log fire, the chill out areas outside, the intense silence and the amazing stars at night. We cooked in the well-equipped kitchen, sampled the local artisan beers, hiked and skiied. Manager Candace was great too.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Tranquil Spot

  • 5 of 5

It was everything we expected, a quaint adobe home on the edge of the winderness in a tranquil, quiet spot with wonderful amenities. The outdoor porches are a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening while viewing the natural desert landscape. While there we visited the Valle Grande above Los Alamos, and did the beautiful loop from Taos to Eagles Nest and Red River. The local grocery in Dixon was convenient as we cooked meals in the wonderful kitchen. We took a short hike on the surrounding hills to get a perspective of the beauty of the setting. We enjoyed our stay very much and will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

quaint, quiet, quality

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property once a year for the past six years, a week at a time. We are always wowed by the outdoors, as we love the desert and the opportunity to exercise. The property abuts an arroyo (dry river bed) right next to government land. This means the house is at the end of the road, leaving the adjoining landscape serene and beautiful. The house is in great shape with just the right amount of furnishings and artwork. The kitchen is new. The beds, couches and chairs are comfortable. There is a dining table that seats six. Overall, if you are looking for a quiet, restful, rural New Mexico experience, then this place is for you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Destination

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at the house we realized that we had found the perfect location. Whether it was catching sun on the back patio, watching the stars in the hammock, or mountain biking right out the front door..everything was relaxing. The owners have done an excellent job decorating the house and giving it a real sense of southwest charm. We had a blast visiting the areas around northern NM but looked forward every evening to coming home and enjoy a glass of wine under the stars. Our kids had a blast as well. The owners were super helpful along the way and answered any questions that we had. We have rented houses throughout Europe and the US and this definitely ranks near the top of our favorite destinations. The pictures don't do the house justice. It is rustic with modern comforts. If you enjoy nature, stars, fresh air, beauty and sunshine book your trip. our only regret is that we didnt stay two weeks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely loved everything about the adobe house

  • 5 of 5

We have been back home for well over a month and we keep saying to each other "I miss the adobe house". My husband, 12-yr old son and I spent a wonderful week at the 'edge of the wilderness'. We felt comfortable and relaxed from the minute we walked in the door. The house is very clean and inviting with nice furniture, comfy beds and really nice artwork. The newly remodeled kitchen is set up very nicely and had everything we needed for preparing meals to eat on the cute little patio. Besides the patio, there is an awesome porch outside the bedroom and a covered ramada. We all spent a lot of time sitting in all of those spots enjoying the view and the wildlife. We had 4 different species of hummingbirds coming to the feeder, 7 species of birds at the bird feeder, butterflies, lizards and were serenaded by coyotes at night. It really was a magical place and the three of us are very anxious to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
68
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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dixon, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
£322
for 3 nights
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£677
 

Additional pricing information

Ask about a two-night stay.

50% deposit upon booking, payable through our PayPal account or by check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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