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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:
21 May, 2018

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 County in New Mexico

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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 - 2 Large Double Bed , Queen mattress in both lofts
    Sunroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 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


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Private, Spacious Hacienda With Mountain Views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful home to get away

  • 5 of 5

My colleagues and I stayed at Monica's home while we were facilitating a retreat at another ranch nearby. It's in a beautiful landscape. All the essentials are there. The whole house is unique and was a good home base for us. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A nice place to stay in New Mexico

  • 4 of 5

We misunderstood the capacity which was indicated at 13. There were actually only five real beds which was clarified by the owner, so some family members had to stay elsewhere. We arrived late afternoon, and it took a while to get the home warmed up. Those were the only two objections. The home is beautiful. and we were grateful to be there.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family-friendly base for exploring the Santa Fe area

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful adobe home had great social spaces for our family get-together. The well-equipped kitchen was wonderful for preparing large meals. We especially appreciated the child friendly amenities like toys, books, and high-chair. Would definitely return to this home!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough great things about Monica's property! We loved the location and the area -- stunning landscapes from every angle. It is not easy to find properties to stay in for a family with 8 children, but Monica's house perfectly fit the bill. We especially loved how the dining space and kitchen could accommodate us all, and the basketball court in the backyard was a surprise bonus for our three oldest boys. They were out there every day. It was a beautiful drive in to Santa Fe, and we enjoyed not staying right in the city. We'd all highly recommend the breakfast burritos at the San Marcos Cafe right down the road! Thank you again, Monica, for allowing us to rent your property and for being a great host.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home. Beautiful property. Really enjoyed our 14 night stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 10 enjoyed 14 nights at Monica's Hacienda! We had a wonderful time! We loved everything about this house. Inside and outside. It was nicely decorated, spacious and kid friendly. The house was stocked with everything we needed to make us feel right at home. The spacious back patio accommodates kids play, a game of basketball, grilling and visiting at the outside tables with room to spare. The mountain views, the sunrise and sunsets were gorgeous. The San Marco Cafe down the road, is a must for breakfast. Delish! We had a couple of questions and Monica was quick to respond. I would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An excellent place from which to experience northern New Mexico

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this home very much. It was a good base to have for trips into Santa Fe and Albuquerque. The New Mexico night sky was stunning!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • 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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £133.97
Pet Fee £37.22
Damage Deposit £186.08

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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