No hay como la jolla! There is nothing as precious as a jewel, the original name given to our village of Velarde. It truly is La Jolla del Rio Grande.
En La Esquina, on the corner, you will see, feel and experience what those that lived in the house for decades experienced — the adobe walls rising out of the ground, beautiful vigas overhead supporting the roughhewn lumber ceiling. All of this in a rural setting accessible to Santa Fe, Taos & all of northern New Mexico.
When you stay En La Esquina you are about 35 miles from Abiquiu, Santa Fe & Taos. Vast stretches of public land, Native American pueblos and ruins, petroglyphs, historic sites, artist studios, skiing, kayaking, world-class golf, hot springs and casinos are all within reach.
Visit your favorite site for the day and return to your home away from home for a relaxing night.
House features include:
* One bedroom, including queen-sized bed
* One bathroom with tub
* Fully-equipped kitchen/dining area,
* Living room with sleeper sofa, TV, DVD player and video library
* Wireless Internet
* Washer and dryer
* Tile and laminate wood floors throughout
Keywords: Adobe Casita, Rural Setting, Quiet, Centralized
We really enjoyed our 2 night stay. It is very comforting adobe casita. The outside walls are about 20 inches thick. Authentic and not far off the beaten path. We hope to go there again. Tom is an artist and excellent host! We can't say enough about this casita, we echo the other nice comments. Excellent!!
A friend and I stayed in this beautifully restored adobe casita in order to participate in the annual Good Friday pilgrimage to the Santuario in Chimayo. It was a calm and wonderful respite in the evenings--the furnishings are pleasant and comfortable, and the owners have gone to considerable trouble to make the place both historical and charming.
This was an ideal headquarters and resting place for us as we traveled in and around Espanola and Chimayo.
I had the pleasure of staying in this little casita for two weeks this fall. The house was clean, well appointed and comfortable. The kitchen was completely equipped, and there was even a laundry room with washer and dryer. The thick adobe walls of this old house created a feeling of security, safety and comfort. Even though the house is nearly 100 years old, it is well maintained and obviously loved, having been in the family for generations. The location was quiet, nestled near the Rio Grande and surrounded by mountains; yet it was relatively close to urban centers as well (Espanola, Taos, Santa Fe).
Tom and his wife were warm, friendly hosts and made our stay there special -- for example, our very first discovery upon entering the house was a plate of freshly picked tomatoes and grapes from their garden! They gave us all the time, space and privacy we needed yet were always available to answer any questions we had. Tom even took the time to introduce us to some of his artistic neighbors and to show us some of the sights in the area. By the time we left, I felt we had made new friends. This is definitely a place I will visit again.
We spent 5 nights at this lovely casita over spring break, including Tom's magnificent morning tour of the environs, including nearby orchards and river, churches and santos, and scenic vistas to find a "perfect" spot for painting. Highly recommended for those who want to combine a vacation get-away with an authentic experience of northern New Mexico culture and hospitality. We took day trips to Santa Fe to visit the O'Keeffe museum, to Taos for the Harwood museum, to Ojo Caliente for a soak, and Chimayo /Truchas for landscape painting and pilgrimage.
My husband and I stayed at en la Esquina in September. What an enjoyable place to call home for 5 nights. This nearly 100 year old adobe casita (amazing!) has all the conveniences and charm one needs. Besides a comfortable living room with a flat screen tv - Direct TV, the kitchen, bath and laundry room are large, super clean and tasteful. Our bed was perfect, the light was sunny and cheery by day, private and secure at night. The casita seemed larger than the photographs. Our daily activities were day trips to the Tesuque flea market (for me), the hot springs in Ojo Caliente (for us - twice!) and meandering around the region including Taos and the Rio Grande gorge. Went to Abiqui to tour Georgia O'Keeffe's home and studio and hiked Ghost Ranch. We shopped groceries in Espanola at the Walmart which was nicer and closer than you'd think. Eating out is great but breakfast at "home" is so appreciated. Our host, Tom, was around when we had a question. Very informative and knowledgeable of the area and history. Talented wood carver and all around nice man. We would highly recommend en la Esquina to family and friends. I hope to return to it's bucolic charm!
Jan & Scott from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
I spent three very relaxing days at La Esquina. The house was very clean, simple and cozy. The adobe structure and the rough hewn vigas give the place a true feeling of being in northern New Mexico. The family who owns and operates La Esquina were incredibly kind and respectful. The house is perfectly situated in Velarde which is approximately equidistant from Taos and Santa Fe. The Rio Grande gorge is near and their are river rafting, canoeing and kayaking rentals and guides very close by. Lots of beautiful hiking trails as well as Taos ski mountain just 30 miles up the highway. I found the house to be a great place to have privacy and just relax as well.
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