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From the moment you see the Rio Grande River from our Great Room you know that your Rio Grande Retreat experience will be very special. Our house is located just 20 minutes south of Taos in the village of Rinconada situated in the heart of northern New Mexico, between Taos and Santa Fe, right on the banks of the Rio Grande River. Whether you visit in the spring when thousands of flowers are in bloom, the summer when our orchard is producing a variety of delicious fruit, the fall when giant cottonwoods are ablaze with color, or the winter with the opportunity to ski at five different ski areas within an hour's travel time, all four seasons will be memorable.
With over three acres of grounds, your Rio Grande Retreat provides all the privacy you will ever desire. The ample and well-maintained gardens and fruit orchards enhance the natural beauty of the red sandstone vistas to the south and the fertile tree-lined banks of the Rio Grande River to the north.
Welcome to our 3400-square-foot, authentic, New Mexico, territorial-style home! It is ideal for a romantic getaway for two and comfortably accommodates six people in our three plus one bedrooms. Your Rinconada Retreat experience begins in the exterior courtyard with an outdoor sofa and chairs. It is the perfect place for sun-filled conversations or bird watching!
Great Room: The 900-square-foot great room with vaulted ceilings will most likely be the focal point of your indoor activities. An oversized leather sofa plus a reclining loveseat face the rosewood armoire that holds a 36-inch TV. We have Direct TV with over 100 -channels. Another area of the great room features a large, natural gas, kiva fireplace.
Kitchen: Our extra-large kitchen is part of the great room and is fully equipped with Jenn-air gas stove, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with chilled water and dishwasher. There is a microwave, coffee maker, and toaster oven, as well as fun extras such as a Belgium waffle maker and a fruit juicer. A teak kitchen table and chairs provide for informal dining or playing cards.
Dining Room: The separate dining room has the ambiance of a historic Mexican hacienda with a fabulous nine-foot long mesquite table made from an antique Mexican door and surrounded by six hand-crafted, wood and leather chairs. A rustic sofa table adorned with authentic Mexican retablos and a beautifully laid brick floor with radiant heating complete the historic mood of this distinctive room.
Three Bedrooms: The huge master bedroom has an en suite bathroom, and soothing views of the Rio Grande River. Two of our bedrooms have king-sized beds and one has twin beds. Each room has luxurious linens and southwestern-style furniture.
Bathrooms: There are three bathrooms - two full and one powder room. The master bathroom has two Mexican sinks, extra-tall counters, and a walk-in shower.
Studio: You can use the studio/workshop to create the art or craft projects that New Mexico always inspires. Or, you can use the space for extra sleeping.
Hot Tub: Watch the Rio Grande while relaxing in a large, Hot Springs hot tub that sits in the screened-in porch just off the great room.
Extras: Hair dryers, washer/dryer, dishwasher, iron, ironing board, and first-aid kit.
* Rio Grande River - Our home has a large, private, river-front area (it changes with each rain). Imagine fishing for trout on your own secluded beach!
* Gazebo - Enjoy outdoor dining on the river's edge in the kiva-style gazebo with large picnic table.
* Firepit - The firepit is down by the river and has an electric rotisserie spit that is wonderful for barbecuing or smoking meat. Chairs and sitting logs provide plenty of comfort for night time camp fires with an unparalleled view of the brightest star-scape in the United States.
* Orchard - The orchard features three kinds of apples, two types of pears, peaches, apricots, nectarines, and two types of walnuts, and table grapes. You are invited to pick some fruit for your use while staying at the retreat.
* It is all about art (and shopping) - You are just 50 minutes from Santa Fe's world-famous art galleries, museums, shopping, and gourmet or casual restaurants. Santa Fe is third worldwide for art sales, behind only New York and London. Taos, just 20 minutes away, also has top-notch art galleries, with a more laid-back environment.
* Dining - We can recommend some restaurants for unforgettable dining experiences.
* Hiking - Hiking opportunities abound right out the front door with BLM lands bordering two sides of the property. Additionally, the spectacular Rio Grande Gorge (and latest National Monument, Rio Grande Norte) is situated several miles to the north and has a number of well-maintained hiking trails.
* Skiing - Taos, Santa Fe, Sipapu, Angel Fire, and Pajarito.
* Fishing - Just walk out the backdoor and cast away!
* Gambling - Enjoy gambling? Several, mid-sized, well-appointed casinos can be found within a half-hours drive.
* Golfing - There are a number of excellent golf courses within a 45-minute drive.
* Studio Tours - Northern New Mexico is famous for its studio tours at which you can visit the studios of local artists, and, if inclined, buy their unique pieces. Besides Rinconada which has a number of galleries, two of the best studio tour events are in our neighboring communities of Pilar and Dixon.
* Exploring - Albuquerque is Georgia O'Keefe country, Chimayo is home to the world-class Ortega weaving studio, Chimayo's church was made famous by Ansel Adams and has sacred dirt, believed to help heal illness and injuries.
* Rafting - Rafting is available from a number of nearby well-established outfitters.
No pets or smoking please.
So, indoors or out, we have everything you need for an unforgettable vacation in the Land of Enchantment.
MY husband, myself, my brother and our mother stayed in this wonderful home for 5 nights. We've stayed in many VRBOs over the years and this one is by far our favorite. The pictures and description cannot do it justice. It is larger than one thinks and very well laid out. We enjoyed setting by the river. My mother, who turned 90 while we were there, especially enjoyed the screened in patio. She spent many hours out there enjoying the scenery and reading her favorite books.
The kitchen is very well equipped which made meal preparation easy. The home is well supplied with towels, washcloths, etc.
Enjoyed breakfast in Dixon at Zuly's. The food and service were equally good.
Would we stay here again, you bet. Hope to celebrate our mother's 91st there.
New Mexico is a great place to visit with many things to see and do!
Our son had his wedding about 5 miles from the river house also on the river, so this was very convenient for us to go back and forth to the wedding venue. My family of 8 stayed here for a week and enjoyed every minute of it. The house is gorgeous and spacious. We loved eating dinner around the huge dining room table together and all of the kitchen supplies. The master bedroom was a real retreat and the other bedrooms were great for our kids. It would have been nice to have a futon in the studio for extra sleeping but we made due with an air mattress. We really made use of the hot tub. We really used the outside facilities. We loved sitting by the river and the boys loved playing in the sand. We had a picnic lunch out there one day , but were disappointed that we couldn't get the grill to work. We also had great family times sitting by the fire pit and hiking along the arroyo. We were able to do some tourist activities that were close like visiting Sante Fe and Taos and river rafting. It was a great vacation that went along with a great event for our family.
WOW!! My husband,myself and another couple spent a week at what we all refer to as "the river house".
What a totally lovely place. The river is mesmerizing and in between adventures we spent time riverside every day. We have friends who live in Taos and we were able to cook them a fab dinner with the generously appointed kitchen..large enough for all of us to play chef . The daily arroyo walk was a great way to begin or end our day. We fell in love with Dixon,which is just down the road. This whole area offers so much, all it takes is a little imagination and an adventurous spirit. New Mexico is called The Land of Enchantment for a reason...if you've never been enchanted,the time is now, and this is the place.
This home is awesome, a very well equipped comfy home on the Rio Grande. Very relaxing and peaceful. The owner was great and easy to work with on a short book notice. He also gave great info of area and things to do as well as restaurants. We had fantstic food following their advise. We will be back!
Our group of six friends stayed a week and enjoyed the comforts of the retreat. It is a beautiful relaxing setting. We had coffee by the river in the mornings and lunch or dinner in the screened porch. Everything we needed was available to us. The neighbors also stopped by and let us know that we could walk the trail by the river. The retreat was nicely located for our daily trips that included Taos, Santa Fe, Ojo Caliente, Ghost Ranch, High Road to Taos, and the local wineries and breweries and fabulous restaurants. The home was beautiful and comfortable. We loved it!
My family stayed here a week and enjoyed very much. Beautiful relaxing place and out of our last 3 trips to New Mexico this was the most rewarding. Everything you could possibly need is in that vacation home. A true family adventure. Will return soon.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Cleaning Fee is $100. Rates are subject to change prior to reservation confirmation
Regular Rates: three night minimum-$660; four night-$840; five night-$1020;
six nights-$1,200; one week-$1,380. Comfortably sleeps 6 people.
We accept checks only and a deposit is required to hold your reservation.
Holiday Rates apply between December 19 and January 9 of each year - one week minimum: $1750/wk.
Note: Until confirmed, rates