Our 100 year old historic one bedroom adobe casita is newly renovated, but retains its Santa Fe charm! We're in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of the buzzing Railyard district, in walking distance to Santa Fe's sights and entertainment, and with easy access to the highway for day trips out of town. Our spacious casita is perfect for couples and families, with a private bedroom and a new state-of-the-art queen bed, and a sunny breakfast patio.
This historic casita has solid adobe walls, nichos and other traditional New Mexico features. It has been renovated to let in plenty of light, so it feels spacious and bright. Wisteria foliage shades the bedroom window and you'll wake up to the sound of birdsong in the morning. Due to the unusually warm temperatures this summer, we have installed a window air conditioner in the bedroom to make the space more comfortable.
We have just purchased a new queen bed, to enhance the comfort of our guests. We'd love feedback as to how comfortable it is! The mattress manufacturer - Tuft & Needle - was recommended to us - it's a small company in the Bay Area that makes nothing else but top quality mattresses. So far we've had excellent reviews from our guests!
There are hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen is fully equipped with delicious new granite counters, as well as a gas stove and oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, electric kettle, and double sink. The bathroom is brand-new; and there is a comfortable living room with a couch (that makes into a bed) and an easy chair to lounge on.
We can easily accommodate 3 people as the casita is very spacious. Two can sleep on the queen bed n the bedroom, and there is room for one adult (or two children) on our new upgraded sofa bed in the living room. The casita is about 600 sq ft in size.
We have a sunny patio area for guests, with chairs and a table, for morning coffee or simply soaking up our New Mexico sun. Winter is beautiful here, with most days sunny and crisp - you can often sit out in the middle of the day even in December and January!
Interaction with guests
We live right next door to the casita, so look forward to meeting you and getting to know you a little! We can offer help in terms of outings, food, logistics, whatever you want. We do both work full-time, but we love to visit with our guests as much as we are able.
Other things to note
This is a great space for a family with a small child. The bedroom doesn't share a wall with anyone else, and there's lots of room for crawling and toddling. The separate living room means that parents don't have to tiptoe around once baby is asleep! Our new sofa bed in the living room has plenty of space for 2 children - it is just a little smaller than a regular double bed size.
We care deeply about the environment, and call this our "eco-casita." We avoid toxic cleaning chemicals, provide organic and natural products for our guests to use, utilize organic gardening methods in our landscaping, and hang all our linens out to dry naturally in the New Mexico sun! We have even made it a priority to provide organic cotton sheets. We have found that our guests really appreciate these efforts!
Every season has its attractions here, although fall and winter are exceptionally beautiful. May and June are usually the warmest and driest months - but since we're at 7,000 feet, it's rarely all that hot here! Summer is the rainy season, so we often get afternoon thunderstorms.
No smoking inside, please. And no pets. Please be considerate of our neighbors who use the same driveway.
I am originally from Britain, and have lived in northern New Mexico since 1989. I know a lot about the history, culture and geography of this region, and am happy to help you plan your itinerary. I love to go hiking and cross country skiing and am familiar with many of the hikes around here. I'm also a big fan of music and dance, so would be happy to direct you to opportunities for salsa, contra or tango dancing.