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A Beautifully Restored Adobe Home In The Rural Valley Of Tesuque

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Santa Fe - Rancho Pequeno

Two Bedroom In Rural Setting Near Santa Fe Opera

This classic Santa Fe style adobe home--dubbed Rancho Pequeno-- is on a one acre, landscaped lot on the main road through the rural valley of Tesuque just seven miles from the Santa Fe Plaza and two miles from the Santa Fe Opera. Originally designed and built by the famous adobe architect, Myrtle Stedman, it was fully restored in 2007 and features carved and hand-painted vigas, talavera tiles, antique furnishings, and two patios. It is a wonderful, peaceful setting but within minutes of all that Santa Fe and its region has to offer.

The large master bedroom has a king-sized bed and direct access to a small, enclosed patio. The small second bedroom has a very comfortable, Cal-king sized sofa bed and also doubles as a media room with a large-screen TV. There is also a study/dressing room that has space for a toddler bed or portable crib.

The beauty of the rural setting and the landscaping is at its best during the summer and fall months--when mornings and evenings are cool and afternoons are bright and sunny but seldom very hot. The main patio--as well as the walled patio off of the master bedroom--are lovely places for meals or for reading.

The property has been beautifully landscaped and offers plenty of space for kids to run around. A separate (but unheated) building behind the main house provides a playroom just for kids.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dan Morrow
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2016

About Dan Morrow

My family and I fell in love with the Tesuque area just outside Santa Fe and bought a vacation home there in 2003. The entire region is such a great place for vacations. (The above photo shows my family in the Valle Grande in the Jemez Mountains, which are just about 45 minutes to the west.)

When a unique abobe home came on the market in 2006, we bought it and spent a lot of time restoring and furnishing it as a guest house and rental property.

Dan Morrow purchased this house in 2006

Why Dan Morrow chose New Mexico

The Tesuque valley is in the only area near Santa Fe with many natural deciduous trees and a very rural ambience. The property, called Rancho Pequeno, offers a quiet retreat but still easy access to all of the attractions of the Santa Fe area. Getting into the restaurants and galleries in town--or to the opera in the summer--takes only a few minutes. And it's also easy to get onto the main highway and then to the Sangre de Christo mountains to the east, to Los Alamos and the Jemez Mountains to the west, or to Taos to the north. For those who want to take advantage of the many outdoor activities in the area, Rancho Pequeno is perfect!

What makes this house unique

The one acre of large deciduous trees and beautiful new landscaping--with views to the Tesuque Indian Reservation just to the north and to the tall cottonwoods and elm in all of the surrounding properties--provides a setting that is very unusual for the Santa Fe area.

The home itself has all of the charm of historic abobe homes in Santa Fe plus beautiful antique furnishings and delightful art works. And the one acre, landscaped grounds provide room for kids to run around.


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

A Beautifully Restored Adobe Home In The Rural Valley Of Tesuque
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful as always!

  • 5 of 5

Second time at Rancho Pequeno and can't wait for our next one.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
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Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed a week at this quiet home. Super close to Tesuque, Tesuque Flea Market and Winsor Trailhead. Close to downtown. No issues, comfy bed and very responsive owner. Would stay again

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great casita with all the amenities

  • 4 of 5

perfect location for an opera weekend- everything as described and pictured- Dan was very communicative and gave clear instructions- we enjoyed our three night stay- perfect for a couple and/or a few more people- lots of space, storage, upgrades through out

only downside was no a/c- even with fan and open windows, the bedroom was too warm for us in June- with windows open, street noise was a minor annoyance.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed your stay. Too bad that you were there during some unusually hot days. The average high in late June is 85, and the average low is 52. So, given the thick, insulating adobe walls, it's usually quite comfortable in the house if the windows are opened in the evening so that the fans can draw in the cool air...and then closed in late morning to keep out the heat. Unfortunately, the afternoon temperatures reached the mid-90s when you were there.
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A lovely time at a lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We had the good fortune of staying at Rancho Pequeno for 12 days our 35th wedding anniversary. We threw these vacation plans together in one week, so most accommodations in town were not available. I was understandably reticent, but Dan allayed all my fears, and wanted us to be completely comfortable with our choice of rental homes. The home was just as pictured, and is only minutes away from the plaza. It is beautifully renovated without losing its original adobe feel. The king sized bed was dreamy. I loved all the rooms, but especially loved cooking in the well appointed, beautifully Mexican tiled kitchen. We went to Taos pueblo, the Audobon society, stagecoach riding, and other cultural venues, yet coming home to the cross breezes on the two lovely patios of Rancho Pequeno became the highlight of our days. We looked forward to the cakes at Tesuque Market with our tea at night and made great bison steaks at home from Sprouts market. Surprisingly we had creditable, inexpensive New Mexican food from one of the two restaurants at DeVargas Plaza. We were totally relaxed in our private setting, and hated to have to go home. I would recommend Rancho Pequeno to ANYONE. Thanks for making our vacation and celebration so special.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, private setting in an immaculate home.

  • 5 of 5

This is a really lovely, private setting just enough outside of town to feel a few shades more interesting than a suburban neighborhood. The house was perfectly clean, everything new with all the cooking and laundry equipment you would need. We have a toddler and there was a high chair, toddler dishes, some blocks and a pack and play. Wonderful. We loved the very comfortable bed. There are two patios, one private, where we had breakfast in the sun every morning and watched the moon come up at night.

There is a bar, restaurant, market down the street that we loved. Great food, great margaritas, and fresh, delicious pastries in the morning. You are a quick drive to town on the main freeway or you can take a picturesque, high country road to town or over to 10,000 Waves.

The owner was very attentive, checked in with us several times, was very accommodating and flexible.

The only problem was that we couldn't stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alison, I'm glad that you enjoyed both the small walled patio off the master bedroom and the larger patio that is open to the garden and lawn. The Tesuque Village Market--just down the road--is a great feature of the neighborhood! Dan
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A gorgeous house that is beautifully appointed.

  • 5 of 5

We would recommend this property to anyone. It was immaculately clean and beautifully furnished, in a wonderfully quiet and peaceful location. Although it is about 10 minutes out of Santa Fe (near the Santa Fe Opera) that location turned out to be perfect for trips to Bandalier and Taos and a very easy drive into town. The owner's instructions were clear and easy to follow - no surprises!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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Prices for this holiday house in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Cleaning fee £61
Refundable Damage Deposit £205

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santa Fe, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom with shower stall and separate bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King bed in master bedroom California king pull out bed with foam mattress in second bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
The property is located only a short drive to the Santa Fe Plaza but is not within walking distance of any restaurants (except the Tesuque Village Market).

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