Magical Casita on Beautiful Ancient Anasazi Land


Tiny house hosted by Danlee

  1. 2 guests
  2. 2 beds
  3. 1 bath
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This thoughtfully appointed beautiful little studio casita is located directly on the Turquoise Trail, a breathtaking National Scenic Byway. Poised on 10 stunning acres with mountain are just 17 miles from Santa Fe, 3 miles from the charming little village of Los Cerrillos, and 5 miles from the popular artsy mining town of Madrid. The rural setting offers hiking right out the door, out-of-this-world star gazing, amazing sunrises and sunsets, and great road and mountain biking.

The space
This lovely magical casita is about 800 square feet and has everything you will need for a very special experience in New Mexico!

You will find inspiring views of the beautiful Ortiz Mountains from the adorable front patio. And, while hiking on the "look-out ridge" located on the beautiful surrounding land, you will also have stunning vista views of not only the mountains, but also colorful desert rock formations reminiscent of Georgia O'Keeffe's famous New Mexico paintings.

This thoughtfully appointed casita was recently renovated with a unique new kitchen featuring a natural wood design and an apartment size refrigerator and stove. The unique blocked glass windows fill the casita with the iconic warm New Mexico light. Sleep comes easily in a brand new comfy queen size bed with satin soft sheets, a down comforter and a padded backrest for decadent lounging while reading a favorite book or watching a movie on the new flat screen tv. A charming little wood stove creates an extra cozy ambience in the winter. The large bathroom has a tub/shower, custom closet, all of the bath and body amenities you will need and unique design details. The pretty and comfortable living room is creatively decorated in a Southwest boho style and offers a variety of great fiction books, over a dozen New Mexico guide books, a fun Freida Kahlo puzzle and a new Roku TV (which is also visible from the bed). There is an adorable little dining area with hand painted furniture and French doors that take you out onto the charming patio with seating, a tranquil little water fountain (in spring and summer), mountain views, and a Cuisinart gas grill. The patio is a lovely place to enjoy your morning coffee, or a relaxing glass of wine or locally brewed brew in warm weather.

There is a brand new split heating/cooling unit to keep the temperature in the casita warm and cozy in the winter and refreshingly air conditioned in the summer.

Please be aware that cell phone service is spotty in this beautiful rural area. You will need to enable WiFi calling on your cell phone in order to have reliable access to texts and phone calls on your cell phone. The casita has a WiFi based phone line that is available for your use.

Equally as beautiful and unique as the casita itself, is the stunning and historical mountain and desert landscape which surrounds it. There are over 10 acres for exploring unique and colorful rock formations, local flaura and fauna, a wealth of geological diversity (including quartz, fossils and petrified wood), and prehistoric Anasazi archeological findings from as early as 600 AD. This richly historied spiritual land is currently eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under the National Historic Preservation Act because it was once part of ancient Anasazi Native American Pueblo land. If you have a keen eye, you are likely to spot ancient colorful Native pot shards and chipped stone tools from hundreds of years ago (any archeological findings must be respected and left untouched). This special land is located in a unique area on The Turquoise Trail, often referred to as “The Garden of the Gods” because of the amazing and colorful rock formations.

The sunrise and sunset viewing from the land are stunning! And, because there is minimal light pollution in this rural area, the star gazing is simply outstanding! You can even see the Milky Way. After nearly 20 years of living on this land, I am still astounded by the night skies and can't even begin to count the number of falling stars that I see regularly.

You could bliss out and never leave this little slice of New Mexico paradise, but if you want to explore further, Santa Fe is an easy drive just 17 miles north. And, only 5 miles south is the bustling little historical mining town and art community of Madrid...filled with cool and colorful little art galleries and shops, as well as The Mineshaft Tavern (featured in the movie "Wild Hogs" and the TV show "Longmire"), it is one of my favorite places for great food, locally brewed beer, delicious margaritas, and tons of local culture and character! Three miles south, is the unique village of Los Cerrillos (featured in the movie, "Young Guns") it has great hiking at the Cerillos Hills State Park, incredible horseback riding (also in the state park, which has stunning views and a very cool mining history, which the guides will share with you at The Broken Saddle Riding Company), another favorite place to eat...the very unique and special Blackbird Saloon, and The Cerrillos Station...a wonderful local gallery and unique gift shop. I believe lovely gallery/shop is more unique and special than anything that you will find in Santa Fe!

What this place offers

Desert view
Mountain view
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced

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Where you’ll be

Los Cerrillos, New Mexico, United States

I love the rural area where I live, which is incredibly beautiful with hiking and nature right outside the door, but also allowing for easy access to Santa Fe, Cerrillos, and Madrid.

If you like to hike or bike, this is the perfect place for you. Please try to take some time to hike up onto one of the ridges on my property (especially for the sunrise or sunset). The views are absolutely breathtaking and spectacular! In addition to hiking out the door, you can hike at nearby Cerrillos Hills State Park. You can also horseback ride with Broken Saddle Riding Company in this park, which is an incredible experience!

If you are a cyclist, there are several incredible road biking routes on the Turquoise Trail (Highway 14), and mountain biking at the Cerrillos State Park, as well as the Dale Ball foothill trails and ski basin trails in Santa Fe.

Madrid has become almost as popular as a tourist destination as Santa Fe! It was featured in the movie, "Wild Hogs" (and many others), and is a quaint historical mining town. It has wonderful galleries and shops, as well as the infamous Mineshaft Tavern with great food, drinks, and live music.

Hosted by Danlee

  1. Joined in February 2012
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I am a professional woman in my 50s. I have been a makeup artist in the film industry for many years, but my passion is my cross cultural non-profit organization for students, called 1Humanity. My non-profit was inspired by time I spent volunteering for Jane Goodall in Tanzanian schools. I am a huge animal lover and an outdoor adventurer I am into biking, hiking, rafting, paddle boarding, cross country skiing, and snow boarding. I love to travel and have explored most of Europe, Argentina and Chile. About 9 years ago I fell in love with Tanzania and I go back every year. I have lived in the Santa Fe, NM area for over 30 years and have a thorough knowledge of the interesting things to do and see in New Mexico. I would love to offer you a beautiful place to stay, and assist you with a personalized and incredible travel experience!
I am a professional woman in my 50s. I have been a makeup artist in the film industry for many years, but my passion is my cross cultural non-profit organization for students, call…

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I live in the main house on this property. I will completely respect your peace and privacy, but I am nearby if you should need anything.

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