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Evidenced by the photography, narratives and passion of companion properties listed on this site- and seared into the American imagination by the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe- the Piedra Lumbre basin captivates; a thin place. From the edge of a mesa, Casita á Medida surveys it all: red cliffs forming Abiquiu Lake to the East, Ghost Ranch expanding to the North, Chama River Valley to the West and El Pedernal dominating the horizon to the South. Filling between are the ranges of Sangre de Cristo and the Jemez, Santa Fe National Forest and Kit Carson National Forest. And dark sky nights.
To experience this area takes time, a lifetime pursuit of many. Days of hiking, fishing, boating, rafting, discovering petroglyphs, searching for fossils/ historic remnants; trips to Santa Fe, Taos, Ojo Caliente, Navajo Lake, Heron Lake, Chama, Pagosa Springs, Silverton and Durango, CO. Casita á Medida is designed with the long stay in mind. Built in the spirit of Northern New Mexico with deep deference to the surrounding landscape, Casita á Medida is a compound style retreat with one building housing dual master suites and another the great room, forming a protected patio third living space. The vast windows frame the art listed above (follow the changing forms of El Pedernal while preparing dinner; overlook the serenity of Ghost Ranch as you relax in the soaking tub). Inside melts to out. Designed to be completely off-grid, the site also features sustainable design such as passive solar mass, solar heat-boost for the domestic hot water and radiant floor heat, as well as gray watering, rain catchment and Holzer spirited permaculture supporting landscaping designed to further the circle.
With dual master suites (featuring a King and Queen or Queen and two twins) and a separated great room/kitchen structure, Casita á Medida can be modified to meet the needs for your stay. Allow yourself the time to be able to appreciate the experience. Allow yourself permission that the enjoyment - and biggest achievement- was that the day was.
Keywords: casita, vacation home
But I will try. This is a fantastic house in an unbelievable location. This is my second trip to Abiquiu and I think it is replacing Taos in my heart. The views from the house, especially the shining stones of Ghost Ranch at sunset, make my heart happy. As for the house, I really love how the bedrooms and main living area are separated. This allows night owls to stay up without bothering those heading to bed earlier. Taking a bath or shower is delightful, not only because the hot water is plentiful, but also because the view adds a lovely scenic element. We'll definitely be back.
We spent 3 weeks at Casita a’ Medida and loved every minute! The house sits on probably one of the best parcels of land in Mesas de La Joya. The views are just spectacular in every direction. All 360 degrees there is something incredible to see, from the Ghost Ranch to the famed Pedernal, it is just breathtaking. From where the house is situated you have a great view of the lake and can also see right down into the Chama river channel that flows into the lake. We really enjoyed watching the fishing boats and the water skiers going up and down the river.
Until you have experienced them for yourself you can’t appreciate the sunrises and the sunsets. Most afternoons bring a thrilling thunderstorm with dazzling cloud formations and colors and spectacular rainbows.
In addition to all the wonderful surroundings the house itself is pretty incredible. It’s very nicely furnished, comfortable and all the amenities of home. The master bathtub with its rain showerhead and beautiful vistas is quite an experience! You won’t be disappointed with Casita a’ Medida.
I took my family to this home to get away from the stress and worry of our busy lives, and it did not disappoint. The casita is beautiful, and the owners are great. The views are well worth the trip off the beaten path to find, and the home is well furnished with everything needed. While we were there, there were issues with the water supply and the owner was very responsive, making sure that we had a supply every day, even though he had to get it pumped in from an alternative source. It was a wonderful getaway vacation in a fantastic location.
This home is absolutely beautiful and the owners are very friendly, helpful and nice. All amenities included and were very luxurious. The pictures are great, but don't do it justice. Well worth the trip. So fun and just relaxing. All bedrooms and linens were nice and the place was very clean. Loved it! Would recommend to anyone!
Wow what a great place to spend a relaxing and remote vacation. My husband and I took our kids for a family ski vacation and could not have been more thrilled with the house. It is a little difficult to access with snow on the ground but well worth the trip. The scenery was stunning. Being from Texas we don't experience a lot of snow so when it began on Wednesday of our trip and continued through Friday it was quite a thrill. Hopefully we'll be back in the not too distant future so we can explore the area.
The house itself was beautiful inside and out. All the amenities were provided for us, nice fluffy towels, extra blankets, all the cooking utensils. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting a secluded, romantic getaway or a family looking for some peace and quiet and a respite from the usual harried pace of life.
We spent five nights at the casita. The setting is beautiful, with mountains, red cliffs, and water in every direction. I already miss the views and the peacefulness. The night sky was inspiring. It was clear during our stay, and the Milky Way was as as bright and beautiful as I've ever seen it. The house was clean and comfortable. The house is somewhat remote, so stock up on groceries. My favorite part of the trip (away from the house) was at Bandelier National Monument. The pueblo and cliff dwelling ruins were fascinating to tour. Recommend Cowgirl BBQ in Santa Fe and the Bent Street Cafe in Taos. Overall, this was one of my favorite and most memorable vacations.
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6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights