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Private, Spacious Hacienda With Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bed, 2 Bath Private Hacienda Near Coveted Bonanza Creek Ranch, Pet-Friendly

Rancho Escondido features private, hacienda-style living in the coveted Bonanza Creek Ranch neighborhood just to the south of Santa Fe with easy access (15-20 min.) to the historic downtown plaza and quick access to the Albuquerque Sunport International Airport (45 min). Our home was built in the traditional pueblo style with thick adobe walls, plaster, wood ceilings and vigas, brick floors, and beautiful hand carvings throughout the house. The house is passive solar and has unique sun rooms and exposed adobe walls to capture the heat of the sun, keeping the house naturally warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Rich with cultural history, this horse property is the perfect getaway for visiting Santa Fe and northern New Mexico, fly fishing in the Pecos River (fly fishing guides available), hiking and mountain biking in the National Forest, a long-term or short-term artist or writers retreat, or month-to-month rental while you move into the area.

Rancho Escondido is fully furnished with locally made, artisan furniture and decor. The living room features a wood stove that fully heats the home throughout the winter (central heating and air conditioning available as well), handmade windows and doors throughout, and all of the comforts of home. The fully stocked kitchen includes a Cuisinart coffee maker (w/ organic, locally roasted coffee), dishes, cookware, and partially stocked pantry (organic rice, noodles, popcorn, oatmeal, sugar, cream, etc.). Guests will enjoy in Farmers Market tokens to enjoy and taste our locally grown produce at the famous market on Saturday mornings. Walk out the kitchen onto a covered patio with outdoor dining and a Weber BBQ - great for parties and entertaining. The Master bedroom features a locally made King bed, full closet, TV, and beautiful master bathroom. The room is built in traditional passive solar with an exposed adobe wall and small doors to open and close to control the heat. The two guest bedrooms feature queen beds, goose down comforters, organic linens, a closet. Both guest bedrooms have a loft area – one with a Queen mattress and one with a Queen air mattress. The passive solar sun room features a flagstone rock floor, hand crafted window and doors, a locally made sofa bed (twin), and additional eating area. The Dining Room features all antique furniture with easy access to the kitchen and sun room. A flagstone walkway leads you through the backyard to a garden area, basketball court, and outdoor entertaining. The backyard features an outdoor fireplace with rock seating.

The ranch (5 acres) includes a horse barn and is situated among the largest horse properties in the area. Horse boarding is an option for guests who want to bring their horses. You can ride from the property. Please inquire about fly fishing guiding services in the nearby Pecos River. The property is well situated for winter skiing at Santa Fe Ski, fly fishing and hunting nearby, and enjoying the cultural events that Santa Fe has to offer (Indian Market, Spanish Market, Fiestas, etc.). Rancho Escondido offers a secluded and private oasis, yet is only a quick 15 minute drive to the historic plaza and downtown Santa Fe. Perfect writers or artists retreat with nature as your muse!

More Details

Monica Niess
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 April, 2017

About Monica Niess

Born and raised on a diary farm in Iowa, I am a 7th generation farmer that understands the value of working the land and has deep roots as a community builder. Continuing in my family tradition of social entrepreneurship, I have built a consulting business for the past 11 years to write federal grants and secure the resources necessary to address food security, health, and economic development through a Health and Wellness Community model. My two beautiful daughters (Sofia - 4 years; Marisol - 2 years) have traveled with me on over 50 round-trip flights to communities across the nation where we work to build a culture of health. The girls and I have traveled to over 11 countries together studying models of community health improvement that could be replicated here in the U.S. We love traveling and hope that you are able to enjoy our home as we have for the past four years. This home will always have a special place in our hearts. We know we will move back one day and hopefully continue the practice of growing our own food and living from the land. We have enjoyed being able to travel the world and experience new people, culture, and lands and we hope you enjoy our home here in Santa Fe!

Monica Niess purchased this house in 2015

What makes this house unique

This property is located near the famous 26,000 Bonanza Creek Ranch and several "old town" movie sets. You can often see movies being produced in the area and even go see the set if its not closed. This area is considered the historic Turquoise Trail and there are many art studios, historic sites, and towns along the route that have a rich history of northern New Mexico. Visit the historic town of Cerrillos and Madrid, along the Turquoise Trail, and only 10-20 minutes from the house. A great destination to explore the area!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful Mexican talavara tile
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed, master bathroom, TV, large closet
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed, closet, loft w/ queen air mattress
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , Queen bed, closet, queen bed in loft
    Loft - Queen mattress and one with a Queen air mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Private, Spacious Hacienda With Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful property. Loved staying in this home.

  • 5 of 5

Nice views of the snow-capped mountains. The starry sky at night is phenomenal. You are within a few minutes of being in Santa Fe, but it is a quiet, safe country setting. The home is very comfortable and the owner goes out of her way to let you know, to contact her if you need anything. This property exceeded our expectations. We definitely will stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eureka Springs, AR

Spring break trip!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect 🌵 getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Pleasant and Relaxing Christmas Visit

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful adobe style hacienda! Absolutely loved the location. Close to all you want to do whether it was in Santa Fe or Albuquerque, but away from the city crowd. The house was comfortable and true to description. Easily accommodated the six of us plus another 3 family members that would join us for dinner some evenings. We watched the sunrise every morning while drinking coffee. The house is fully stocked via kitchen, bath and bedrooms. The owners were extremely accommodating and easy to work with. We are looking forward to coming back this summer.

PS... Great little restaurant down the road. San Marcos Cafe. Be sure to go there at least once for breakfast during your stay.

Thank you for the hospitality.

Matt and Shyla.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for our needs!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is very clean, fully stocked, spacious, and beautiful views. I would definitely rent this house again!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Come back and see us anytime
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San Antonio, Texas

Spacious, quiet and amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

This enormous and beautiful home is well-priced and can accommodate families quite well. The property is surrounded by valley and mountain views with great sunrises and sunsets and a billion stars in the night sky. It is also the quietest place I've ever been. The bed was extremely comfortable and the living room, where we spent most of our time, simply a welcoming and warm place to gather. The kitchen was spacious and extremely functional with everything needed to cook a gourmet meal.

The home was clean and ready for guests. We had no issues with the property. I highly recommend this for couples and families looking for a quiet place that seems far away from the world, but is fifteen minutes from shopping and most everything you may need.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Fe Airport
Nearest Train
10 Miles
New Mexico Railrunner
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-25 & HWY 599
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
San Marcos Cafe
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Santa Fe Ski
Car: necessary

Our home is situated adjacent to the 26,000 acre Bonanza Creek Ranch and several old town movie studies. You can often see the crew filming on a movie set.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Santa Fe, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £194.76
Cleaning Fee £140.23 + Tax
Pet Fee £38.95 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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