North Valley- Village of Alameda

House - Private room · El Dorado Dr, Albuquerque, NM 87114, United States

The Space

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

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  • I had a wonderful time staying with Lynda and her family. It was a whirlwind trip and it was nice to come back at the end of the day to their wonderful home. The house is beautiful and the room was perfect, lots of space and I didn't feel like I was bothering anyone when I had to stay up late working! It was amazingly dark and quiet and I slept great every night. Not only are they great people to visit with, they have wonderful animals. I really loved getting to meet the llamas. It was my first llama experience and I'm sold - I would love to have them in my yard!

    April 2014
  • My husband and I took a mini-vacation to Albuquerque and stayed two nights at Lynda’s place. We had a lovely time. Lynda and Frank, their two boys, two dogs and a cat made us feel like we were part of their family, but we had our own space in a quiet comfortable private bedroom and bathroom. The neighborhood is very pleasant. We took a long walk in the morning along the irrigation canal that flows behind their house. We even saw wood ducks on the canal. I was particularly interested in their llamas and Lynda let us each lead a llama from their pasture to their night time paddock. After a long day of sight seeing in Albuquerque, we came back and relaxed in their walled patio after which Lynda let us feed treats to the llamas and at our request showed us all the creative things she can do with llama fur including spinning and felting. They also gave us advice about good restaurants and bakeries. We will look forward to staying with them again sometime when they have space available and we want another mini-vacation.

    April 2014
  • We loved our stay with Lynda and Frank at their Albuquerque home. They made us feel very welcome.. The location was great, with easy access to downtown, but in a quiet country setting. The room was spacious, with its own bathroom. We also enjoyed the dogs, llamas and chickens. The hosts are personable and very helpful in suggesting places to visit while in town. We highly recommend staying here.

    March 2014
  • Lynda was kind to share her home with me and my small dog while I was attending a meditation class. She and her family (and pets) were very warm and welcoming—they even shared snacks with me! The house and the surrounding property were beautiful. The room and bathroom were spacious, quiet, and very comfortable! There's even a semi-private exit. AND the best part Lynda's tour of her llama rescue. Those llamas sure are goodlooking!

    If you're looking to stay in Albuquerque, I highly recommend staying here. It's no more than 20 minutes away from downtown, and there are a ton of thrift stores right where you can find some southwestern gems.

    February 2014
  • We had a great time staying with Lynda and Frank. They were amazingly welcoming and helpful when we had a couple of issues. We stayed there for the balloon fiesta and it was very easy to ride our bikes to the balloon park. The room is spacious and the bed was very comfortable. They have 2 dogs, 4 llamas, at least one cat, and a few chickens at their place. We were given the opportunity to meet the llamas and help move them to a grazing area for the day. It was a really great experience.

    October 2012
  • My husband and I stayed with Lynda & Frank for the Balloon Fiesta. It was the perfect location for us. Walking distance to the event, great nearby restaurants and just a 1 hour drive from a side trip to Santa Fe.
    We really enjoyed spending time with the llamas and the other family animals. Lynda and Frank made us feel so incredibly welcome that we hope to return someday.

    October 2012
  • We were very fortunate to stay with Lynda and her family for the start of the 2013 Albuqurque Balloon Fiesta.  We had a wonderful time.  Lynda and her family were great hosts, friendly and welcoming, and made us feel right at home.  Everything was exactly as described in the listing and pictures.  The room  and the bathroom were comfortable, cute, and clean, and had a semi-private entrance.  Lynda even left some filtered water for us (very appreciated in the dry climate), showed us the 2 mile walking/biking path leading to the Balloon Fiesta (a very nice, safe walk), and recommended a great restaurant for dinner. 
     
    Lynda runs a small llama farm (Llamas del Sol), and was excited to share her love and knowledge of raising llamas with us.  We got to meet the llamas (Dalai, Daisy, Suki, and Letta), walk them around the paddock and to pasture, and feed them treats, which was a great experience - one of the highlights of the trip!  We also really enjoyed the dogs - they were very friendly. :-)
     
    We would love to stay at Llamas Del Sol again when we are in the area, and recommend it wholeheartedly.

    October 2012
  • This was our first airbnb experience and it was our host's first time hosting guests, so we weren't sure what to expect! Lynda, her family, and her fabulous pets were very welcoming. The highlight of staying with them was definitely getting to meet her four pet llamas up close and personal. It was a once in a lifetime experience! Also it was great that we had our own bedroom and bathroom :)

    September 2012
  • WOW,
    How do describe such a sweet experience.The sincere welcome after 12 hours of traveling...the wood floors and big warm and comfortable bed that reminded me of being in a loving family home...thick blankets..on a cold October night..

    How about the genuine smiles and thoughtful gestures....The personal greeting on the blackboard in my room.

    Traveling solo, a very long way from home, I never felt alone on my
    New Mexico sojourn...The people are great!

    Coming up for the Balloon Feista and the Sandia Tram , I picked the BEST location.....here!
    Walking at 4:00 AM to the park for my Balloon ride was exhilerating and safe. Thank goodness for the flash light Lynda provided in my room! If you are walking, it takes about 1 hr and 15 min. Well worth avoiding all the car traffic and a good workout.

    Fantastic time and wow...the LIamas are incredible..I learned how intellegent they are and how they really respect and depend on your confidence and direction..

    To all travellers...Go and Enjoy.....Be thankful that there are people like this

    October 2013
    Lynda
    Response from Lynda:

    Ahh Cherie you are just one of those people with so much natural gratitude that hosting you is a joy. We loved having you and would love to see you again! xoxox

  • We stayed the weekend at Lynda and Frank's home and had a great time. We met their llamas, their friendly dogs and chickens, and their musically talented son even treated us to some folk songs. We felt very comfortable, and they made us feel like family. Hope to visit again soon!

    July 2013
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My husband Frank and I started doing Airbnb about two 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. Visit llamasdelsol on the web for more (email hidden)e place there is a small family run ranch that is a little funky and very relaxed. The place in 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. I enjoyed Morocco, Massachusetts, San Francisco, and D.C. I got to go to South Africa last Thanksgiving to visit my daughter.
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