Adobe Farmhouse Holiday Retreat

House - Entire home/apt · La Puebla, NM 87532, United States
Julie And Scott
Your host, Julie And Scott
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Enjoy the best northern New Mexico has to offer. From time to time we offer our large and lovely solar adobe home set on 21 acres in the Santa Cruz River Valley 23 miles north of Santa Fe. You get skiing (if it's winter) at three close-by ski areas, badland and river hikes right out the door, a visit with our horses and amazing mountain vistas right up the street. You also get easy proximity to the one-of-a-kind cultural and recreational amenities of Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Espanola and Taos.
The large country kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances and utensils for you to prepare and enjoy your meals, and there are two indoor eating areas as well as three outdoor areas, weather permitting. The 3 bedrooms and den accommodate 7-8 people in two double beds and three twins. There are several common areas in the house and outside, depending on the time of year. We are long-time residents of the area and are happy to give you tips for enjoying your stay. Talk to us about special food or travel arrangements or any other requests and we will be glad to work with you. Price listed is for a maximum of 8 people, please inquire about additional guests or any other needs. A per-person cleaning fee will be added to the total. Please view our listing "Charming Country Adobe" for guest recommendations or if you are interested in a room rate.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Extra people: $50 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1400 /week
Monthly Price: $3200 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $150
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • Thank you Julie and Scott for sharing your home with us. We had an amazing but too short stay. We loved your home, Bella, Palo, and the fun hats. There was time to relax, go to Santa Fe, and the hot springs. The whole family enjoyed being together with fun, food, and laughter. Until next time...be well and thanks for a beautiful and peaceful end to 2012.

    December 2012
  • We had a terrific time at the Bennett's house! The property was so fun to explore for our girls and they had a terrific time playing with the dog, the cat, the horse, the goats next door, and in the river out back. The house is very comfy and has so much character. Unfortunately we did not get to meet Julie and Scott, but they gave us lots of great information prior to our arrival and their son Max took great care of making sure we had what we needed. We truly appreciated the awesome spread of breakfast selections and would highly recommend the property to anyone looking to get away, but still wanting to be close to some of the treats northern NM has to offer.

    July 2012
  • What a wonderful retreat! Julie could not have been more accommodating, hospitable, helpful and lovely. Her home was clean, spacious, comfortable, cozy and packed full of all the vacation necessities (ample games, movies, books, a stocked kitchen, a new grill, surrounded by nature, quiet, and peaceful). Upon our arrival Julie made sure to answer any questions we had about the house and was also kind enough to assist us with an amazing list of things to do, see, eat, etc. It was like (email hidden) into Santa Fe and the surrounding area. Top rated. If you're going NM, I would highly recommend looking her up. Our group had the best time! Thanks Julie!

    July 2012
  • Since our group's stay at Julie and Scott's beautiful home, we've decided that we want to build a commune and live together all the time. This will be tricky, since four of us live in Texas and three in New York City, but if we can figure out how to create as hospitable and welcoming a place as this, we'll do it.

    We were in Santa Fe for a dear friend's wedding and decided to stay at this farmhouse for budgetary reasons, and so we could all spend time together. Our party comprised two couples, a baby, and two single gals. Julie and Scott went above and beyond to make us feel welcome -- including making their master bedroom available for myself, my husband, and 10-month-old.

    The house is huge! Each room has ample privacy. Baffled by the time change, our kiddo woke up at 4:30 every morning, but even with his chatting and bumping around, no one else heard him in the other rooms. There's a charming kitchen with a long table perfect for home-cooked meals and a warm and cozy living room, which is where we gathered to catch up, tell stories, and enjoy each others' company. Several of us ambled around the property to say hi to the livestock, and all of us enjoyed the lived-in, family feel of the home.

    The house is about a 35 minute drive from the Santa Fe plaza, which we knew going into our stay and wasn't too bad, especially considering the extraordinary savings and extra amenities we enjoyed staying here rather than in a generic hotel in town.

    Julie was very responsive before we booked and kindly answered all of my many questions. My only regret was that I didn't get to meet her in person while we were there!

    Do note that in their "House Rules" they mention their cat, Bella. She was personable and kept mostly to herself, but you should take note if anyone in your party is allergic to cats and plan accordingly. (Two of us just had to pick up some allergy medicine.) She is present throughout the house!

    Also, it was quite cold when we stayed (lows in the upper teens), and while the house is heated and all the beds have cozy comforters, it's chilly when you're walking around, so bring layers and house slippers for the most comfort.

    Thanks again to Julie and Scott for welcoming us into your home! We had a truly marvelous time and would definitely stay again.

    January 2012
  • This rental worked out perfectly for me and my family - we had a pretty large group and the place accommodated us comfortably. Julie was a very gracious host, getting us checked in and showing us around. We really enjoyed the property and highly recommend it. It worked out especially well for us because we had first time little skiers and we wanted to avoid the crowds at the santa fe ski basin, so we went up to the Sipapu Resort, which was perfect. The drive from the adobe farmhouse to Sipapu is spectacular and takes less than an hour. Thanks Julie!!

    December 2011
  • Julie and Scott and their son are lovely people ..... so my comments are directed toward the accomodations and the web description .... ...

    ... web description of the downstairs bedroom (with loft) and the bath should be clarified. The room is small, cluttered, barely lit .... an additional bed (mattress) would cover any walking space. I think the upper bedroom is probably a better choice, ... altho the bath is shared and down the stairs.

    The shared bath is shared with all family members and all other guests.

    The "traditional NM working organic farm" is not a "farm"... but more accurately a family garden ..... I had hoped to learn something about irrigation and farming, as described on the web site. The description on the web site is VERY mis-leading.

    October 2011
    Julie And Scott
    Response from Julie And Scott:

    We appreciate all of our guests' comments but must clarify some details as
    mentioned in Donna's recent review. Our listing indicates "shared
    bathrooms" in the very first line. This is our home, so yes, there are
    some personal items in the downstairs room and throught the house (though
    not in the upstairs room), but it still has a completely empty dresser and
    generous hanging space in the closet for guest clothing, and a completely
    clear desk surface for guest use. The room in question (with the loft bed
    and loveseat below) has two large windows with light filtering duette
    top-down/bottom-up shades, one ceiling fixture, one desk lamp, one reading
    lamp in the loft and one wall sconce below for the love seat. It was
    cloudy during Donna's visit (not typical for our area) so perhaps that
    contributed to her perception. We have happily hosted two people in this
    room with a mattress on the floor and we always let guests know about the
    space consideration if they choose this option.
    We live on 21 riverfront acres that we irrigate through a combination of
    drip irrigation for the smaller plots and traditional flood irrigation via
    a historic acequia system that we would be happy to explain and/or
    demonstrate to anyone who inquires. Right now we have an organic dairy
    herd on the land (in addition to our sweet horse Palo) and from time to
    time we host a seasonal organic grower. Our current big project involves
    removing the development rights from the irrigated acreage and placing the
    land into an agricultural easement to ensure that it will be farmed into
    the future.
    I assure you that our place is a very special one indeed (please see our
    reviews below) and that we go to great lengths to ensure the comfort and
    satisfaction of our guests. Please feel free to discuss any of your needs
    or concerns with us prior to making your reservation or at any time during
    your stay. Thanks so much, Julie.

    October 2011
  • We had a wonderful stay at the Bennett's home. My daughter and I enjoyed the peaceful setting, conducive to reading and relaxation. Thank you:)

    December 2010
  • Julie and Scott welcomed me into their home, and did everything to make my stay wonderful. Their house is charming, well-kept, and well-appointed, in a delightful bucolic location, yet only a short drive from Santa Fe. Very comfortable bed, spacious room, tasty breakfast makings. Best of all are Julie her family, who treated me like family in the best way possible. They know New Mexico well, and can give excellent advice on your touring. Highly, highly recommended!

    September 2010
  • The entire experience was a good surprise.
    Directions were clear and accurate, the house suited all of our needs and the location between Santa Fe and Taos allowed us to stay in a quiet area in the middle of the region we wanted to explore for a reasonable price.
    Julie went many extra miles in order to help and pamper us. She provided guidebooks and directions to places of interest, found an eye doctor when one of us needed one and even mailed back a treasured jacket we had forgotten.
    Highly recommended. The no nonsense and warm welcome is a big plus.

    July 2010
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We are an easy-going family of three. Scott is a salesman in the automotive industry and I am a museum and interior designer currently working as a sales representative at Santa Fe by Design, a plumbing and hardware showroom. Our younger son is a student at the Santa Fe Waldorf High School, and an aspiring large animal veterinarian. We share our house with Bella and Bodhi, feline and canine, and they love our guests without being over-bearing. We spend a lot of time taking care of our land and also enjoy hiking, skiing, the arts, good friendships and all the cultural activities in this area. We are happy to help get you acquainted with all that northern New Mexico has to offer, even some activities which are not readily accessible to most tourists. Yoga studios, no problem, foodie interests, we have you covered, the arts in all its local iterations, hiking and biking destinations...even fly fishing pursuits can be supported during your stay. And we are happy to give you a tour of our riverfront property and either explain or demonstrate irrigation practices that date from the Spanish settlement and introduce you to our horse and cows. This is an authentic northern New Mexico home and community...a friendly glimpse into all our area has to offer. Feel welcome!
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