About this listing
We are backed-up to the well known Guadalupe Trail and close to the balloon fiesta park. We have animals and have a rustic farm with clean accommodations. We grow organic fruit and vegies. We are a family of three to four.
Queen size bed with large window over looking the back yard. Clean hardwood floors and hot water heating.
The Llama del Sol ranch is a quiet place in beautiful North Valley area of Albuquerque (Village of Alameda) has a clean room for 1 or 2 (queen sized bed). It has a semi-private entry, private bathroom, large bay window overlooking our large yard. Conveniently located on Guadalupe Trail for rear access.
Our house is 3500 sq. ft. We have 0.75 acres with another adjacent 1.5 acres for the llamas. We have a pleasant courtyard and back porch to relax. The room we rent is about 215 sq ft plus an attached private bath.
We are less than 2 miles from the rail runner station that goes to Santa Fe; 2 miles to the International Balloon Fiesta Park, less than 2 miles to the Rio Grande, less than one mile to the Alameda Community Center, and we are right on the acequia for a nice walk on the ditch. We have fabulous hiking or biking trails.
We have llamas that can be rented for a fun adventure or just enjoy them at home. (website hidden) llamas in Albuquerque or Llamas del Sol for rental info. If you stay with us the llama meet-and-greet is free.
We have llamas, a cat, two dogs, and two sons at home. Our dogs who are friendly and sleep in our room at night and hang in the yard by day. They also roam the house (except for guest room). They will greet you with a lot of barking but are friendly - even the big one. This is a farm so it is a little funky but comfortable - not hotel-like conditions.
As we do a lot of building, there are various building materials around the workshop and in the yard emphasizing a farm atmosphere with material re-use and recycle attitude.
Kitchen, living room, courtyard guest access. You are welcome to climb up our tree house if you are brave enough.
Interaction with Guests
We interact as much or as little as you like. We love to meet new people and chat over coffee in the mornings if you have the time.
We have a great walking trail right out the back door. We are very close to the river and the Balloon Fiesta Park. We are in Alameda where some of the best Mexican food Restaurants are. We have a binder in your room of local info.
A car is probably necessary for the traveler. A local could get by on the bus system but it is not running as often on the weekends.
Other Things to Note
We will give you a llama meet and greet during your stay
No smoking or drugs
Clean up after yourself - we will do the bed after your last day
Permission needed to enter in llama area
Permission needed to climb up tree house
10 pm patio is usually closed (exceptions occasionally)
Turn out lights and heater when not in use and when leaving
We felt welcome and comfortable in the fun, rustic room in a great rural neighborhood. Friendly people, friendly dogs, friendly llamas. We were happy our stay. A great location and a comfortable, easy place to stay.
I had an unbelievable experience! The house is lovely, the llamas are excellent, and the family is extremely welcoming! I would strongly suggest that if you are looking for a place in ABQ to stay with them!
Lynda and Frank were such lovely folks, along with their sons. We had a lovely connection, and their llamas are downright regal. The bedroom/bath were clean and spacious, the bed VERY comfy with plenty of amenities to make my stay easy. My great hosts asked my preferences for morning, and provided coffee with cream, along with great pastry and conversation! They seemed so familiar, especially since my nephew had stayed with them, when visiting my niece and family who live so very close. I'll be back for sure, and we can continue our conversations and companionable time.
Our stay was originally for three days, but Lynda was extremely understanding when I had to cancel two of our days at the last moment due to sudden illness. I wish that we had been able to stay all three days because Lynda and her family immediately made my husband and me feel at home. Our room was clean and comfortable and the private bathroom was generously sized. Lynda made sure we had tea and coffee in our room, as well as a large jug of filtered water that tasted amazing. The llamas were such a treat and I am madly in love with Letta. Just a few hours after checking in, I spent the evening knitting and watching tv with Lynda while she spun yarn. She even gave me a spinning lesson before I left, and wound a skein of yarn for me that I bought in town! You just don't get that kind of warmth and friendliness at a hotel. Her dinner recommendations were top notch and we had the best New Mexican food we've ever tasted at Casa de Benavidez thanks to her binder full of local restaurant menus. Her dogs were sweet and well behaved and the chickens were hilarious to watch. I've already recommended her to all my fiber friends as THE place to stay especially if one is a fiber fanatic, as she knows all of the events going on in the area and all of the local yarn sources. By the time we left I felt like we stayed at a friend's house, not at a stranger's B'n'B. We are greatly looking forward to staying with her again next year!
You could not ask for more welcoming and interesting hosts! I had such a lovely time here. I highly recommend.
Lynda ,Frank,Ben, Striving the Llamas, dogs and chickens were warm and welcoming. We felt at home instantly and enjoyed the ambiance thoroughly.
We stayed with Lynda for the Hot Air Balloon Fest and had a wonderful time. The whole family completely welcomed us in and made sure we felt at home. Private bedroom with queen size bed, lots of blankets, a fan and coffee pot, private bathroom attached...everything was wonderful right down to he welcome sign in our room! The llamas were a highlight of the trip! Wonderful family, wonderful location. Highly recommended!
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About the Host, Lynda
My husband Frank and I started doing Airbnb about three years ago and have been enjoying meeting new folks and offering affordable accommodations. My husband and I have four kids - two at home and two out in the world. We have two locations for visitors - one in Colorado and one in New Mexico and they are very different places. We raise llamas in Albuquerque and provide llama events such as treks, meet and greets, or education. search llamas in Albuquerque for more (email hidden)e place in Albuquerque is a small family run ranch that is a little funky and very relaxed. The place in Pueblo, Colorado is a quiet residential neighborhood with a lot of space and clean and furnished sparingly. I like to travel and visit my daughters who are traveling all the time. We both like meeting people.