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Abundant Home & Hospitality | Expansive Tesuque Views | Near Opera & Santa Fe

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Accommodates up to 2 people; 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Single Story, Sweeping Views

Santa Fe Leasing Specialists | "Chez Valerie"

NOTE: VRBO no longer allows us to connect with guests prior to a PAID booking. BE SURE TO READ THE BOOKING AGREEMENT ATTACHED for important information so you can determine if this is the best match for you. Please make sure we have a phone # and we will connect directly once you are booked!

Enjoy the exclusive village of Tesuque and the quiet dark skies and peaceful country with National Forest out the front door! Old fashioned hospitality awaits our guests. We are personally involved in every booking and enjoy offering an owner's care to our guests experience.


FEELING: Our guests describe the feeling of the property as a Sanctuary. Both inside and out. The pitched hand hewn viga ceiling, portal windows and panoramic views all work together to offer a spiritual experience for our guests.

Serenity, solitude and ample space await in this well appointed 1 bedroom/ 1 full bath home with breathtaking views of Tesuque and the Sangre de Cristos.

ARCHITECTURE: Panoramic Views of the Sangre de Cristo's demand Indoor / Outdoor living in this Single Story Pitched Roof Northern New Mexico style architecture. Featuring 20 foot cathedral ceiling, 2 Kiva fireplace(1 uses candles only), open floorplan, a large portal with ample seating,( including a napping daybed or hammock) allow guests to enjoy stunning sun rises and sunsets any time of year.

SETTING: This home is located in a very private setting at the end of a gated road with immediate access to the Santa Fe National Forest. The property backs up to Val Kilmers' former ranch which is an animal sanctuary now housing a vast array of livestock and animals in a Luxury setting! The very best of all worlds with easy access to Santa Fe, skiing, Opera, hiking, biking and many nearby amenities including The Tesuque Market, Four Seasons Resort, Bishops Lodge Resort, Shidoni Foundry and Glenn Green Gallery.

AMENITIES: Guests enjoy a well appointed kitchen, open floorplan, radiant heat, flagstone patio's, deck and gardens all around! Comfortable furniture includes 9ft down sectional sofa, relax the back automated recliner, Z Gallery leather recliner, dual control tempurpedic beds, 60" flat screen tv, indoor/outdoor surround sound and ample sitting areas on the portal, patios and grounds.

The home hosts many of the owner/artist paintings (hassongallerydotcom) and gives an expansive sense of the artistic community that is Santa Fe.

ACCESS: Sited on a 1 Acre parcel with plenty of parking. An AWD vehicle is recommended in weather. Home is about 1/4 mile up a dirt road which is typically very manageable and easily walked if there is unexpected weather.

This is a very special place that provides relaxation, memories and peaceful enjoyment to all who visit and our guests return regularly.

NOTE: Private owner suite and art studio are on site and owners provide hospitality services ranging from 'b and b' style to 'leave me alone' to somewhere in between according to guest requests. If owners are traveling - an assistant is available to help guests if needed.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Valerie

Santa Fe Leasing Specialists | Chez Valerie

Valerie owns Santa Fe Leasing Specialists

Randy is a professional artist and Valerie is a retired innkeeper/realtor.

We enjoy hosting guests and sharing Santa Fe!

We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Why Valerie chose New Mexico

Tesuque offered us the privacy and convenience we wanted. The absolutely beautiful country drive to and from the home on Bishops Lodge Road. We love the village feel, the Tesuque Village Market, the private drive and a not too long, old fashioned dirt road!

Living at the end of the road with complete serenity and panoramic views creates a peaceful environment.

Tesuque is an historic place that has special meaning to generations of Native Americans, Hispanic and Anglo populations who all work together to preserve her rural setting.

What makes this house unique

Be sure to see the VIDEO!

We love the Northern New Mexico architecture and the large portal that overlooks the pinon and juniper forest right out our door. Everywhere you look are quaint spots to sit and enjoy the outdoor spaces. Flagstone patios, settees, lounge chairs, the hammock and daybed all tell you that our priority is RELAXATION, comfort and fresh air! When you walk in the sweeping hand hewn viga ceilings will astound you. The well appointed kitchen and comfortable furnishing will draw you in. The gorgeous light enhances sunrises and sunsets and you will want your camera ready! We love to share our home and hospitality with respectful, clean and courteous people who will be grateful to be here and enjoy Santa Fe at her finest. We find that a certain kind of soul is intrigued by 'the city different' and we look forward to welcoming visitors and sharing our town with them. If you are like may never leave!


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Santa Fe (20 miles) or Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tesuque Village Market
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Black Mesa
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Railrunner connecting to Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
599 and 84/285
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Tesuque Village Market
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Santa Fe
Car: necessary

Santa Fe Leasing Specialists offers the Chez Valerie. Tesuque is just 5 miles north of Santa Fe and an hour away from Taos. Los Alamos is 30 minutes away and the Tesuque Pueblo is just up the road. The Four Seasons - Rancho Encantada resort is 3 miles away and offers Terra as another place to dine close by. Gabriels is also 7 minutes up the road. Several well known galleries and sculpture gardens are here in the village. Tesuque is a launch point for mountain & road biking, hiking, eco tours and forest access. Once in Santa Fe...the dining and activity options are literally unlimited with over 300 galleries and over 400 restaurants. Enjoy museums, theater, Opera, Ballet, Concerts, 4 seasons of activities, sightseeing and ongoing events all year long! Please check santafe[dot]org for the local calendar of events!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santa Fe in Santa Fe County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full Bath with shower/tub combo and tile floor and counters provides ample space to get ready. Full linen closet in the bath provides a selection of towels as well as back stock on toilet paper, paper towels, tissues etc. There is always a box of sundries on the counter for our guests to use. Enjoy!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • ONE KING BED: Our Home can accommodate 2 people. We are able to pull the bed apart into two XXL Twins to accommodate travel mates. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED THIS OPTION so we may prepare properly. The master bedroom is comfortable with ample closet space and a full dresser. We also offer a suitcase rack. The bed is a dual control tempur pedic adjustable bed - king size. We have many different pillows and down comforters in winter. The linen closet is full of additional linens. Side tables, flat screen TV, bookshelf, and chair also appoint the room. The curtains include black out panels allowing good napping during your stay. This room backs up to the open spaces and is quiet. Sweet Dreams!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Santa Fe Leasing Specialists offers "Chez Valerie" We have priced our property at an affordable rate and offer every amenity possible including concierge and guest services in order to create a memorable stay to responsible guests who will enjoy this relaxing atmosphere. With immediate access to trails, biking, resorts, fine art, opera and exceptional dining...we know you will enjoy your time with us.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Convenient to Santa Fe but it felt like miles away from city life. We especially enjoyed the front porch to enjoy the views, open space, and the quiet. Look forward to making this our favorite place to stay in the Sante Fe area. Our host was very gracious.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Valerie was a delightful host! Perfect balance between present and invisible. The house has views that my husband and I are still talking about. Convenient to Santa Fe and down the hill from two great restaurants in Tesuque. Would definitely recommend to a fried.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We try to find the balance you mention and appreciate that you noticed! We always feel blessed to get to meet so many interesting people who select our home for their vacation and consider it an honor to host such lovely people. Thank you for choosing our home and we pray the memories linger. Be Blessed.
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Serenity at its finest and incredible hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a fantastic visit at this charming and peaceful home. Our stay couldn't have been more perfect. On arrival, we were greeted warmly by Valerie, who gave us a thorough overview of everything we needed to know about this beautiful home. The location is perfect for those wanting to get away from it all. It was completely quiet in the evening and perfect for stargazing. The beauty of Chez Valerie is that it is so close to Santa Fe and at the bottom of the drive is the lovely town of Tesuque where there are two fabulous restaurants.

The interior of the house is gorgeous with the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in and beautiful artwork created by Valerie's husband, Randy. When you think it couldn't get better, you just step outside to relax in the hammock and you really don't want to ever leave. Beautiful gardens, charming and informative hosts and lovely Lolly, the family dog.

We had originally thought about staying in Santa Fe, but so glad that we chose this property instead. It was only a ten minute drive to downtown Santa Fe, close to some of the best hiking we have ever experienced and the perfect getaway for relaxing. We will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! We loved having you and just feel so fortunate you found us in the sea of VRBO offerings! We believe that each and every guest is literally "sent" to us at the right time to enjoy the blessing of our home and we are so thankful you enjoyed it for your special get away! Wishing you health and blessings in the coming year. Lolly LOVED you both!
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Beautiful home, spectacular view and a star filled night sky

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful, comfortable and well kept. A truly relaxing and enjoyable place to spend a week. From the bedroom to the kitchen, all aspects exceeded expectations. The hosts, although nearby, were very friendly and helpful yet un-intrusive. The "helpful" part became very important as we encountered a personal emergency. The hosts' kindness and assistance were much appreciated!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a very good choice!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many VRBO properties, the main reason being we have found them to consistently meet our expectations. This Santa Fe property certainly ranks among the very best. The home is very large, modern and comfortable but still maintains a south western charm. The hosts are welcoming but not obtrusive. A bottle of local wine and some fruit and cheese are nice touches on your arrival and none of all the little necessities you would hope to find throughout the house have been overlooked. The access is a little tricky but if you, like us prefer to stay near to, but not in the middle of it all, then this is a perfect location for you. About 15 minutes from the Santa Fe's Governor's Square but mountain hiking right out your front door is the best of all worlds as far as we were concerned. An excellent choice for our stay which we highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an exceptionally pleasant stay at Chez Valerie... terrific location, private, quiet and peaceful. Beautiful accommodations, everything you need for a relaxing vacation. The home is a short drive to downtown Santa Fe and so many other area destinations. Our hosts were terrific, and of course their dog Lollie was a treasure!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to have you both and we wish you great success in your coming adventures!! Cheers.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Santa Fe, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.08

Santa Fe Leasing Specialists unit: "Chez Valerie"
NOTE: Credit Card Fees over 3% must be paid by the GUEST. Please do NOT use AMEX or INTERNATIONAL Credit Cards
Home sleeps up to 2 adult guests only. Bringing additional guests may result in forfeiture of your reservation!
We are unable to accommodate pets, smoking, drugs, excessive drinking, parties etc.
Owner suite & art studio are on sight, however, our guests do not usually see us unless they request assistance.
This is a very quiet/serene property seeking same in our guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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