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River Farm Guest Casita - a Sheltered Pastoral Abode

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Part of a lovely organic farm along the Chama River in Medanales, neighboring Abiquiu. The casita sleeps two comfortably in the bedroom with queen size bed and can accomodate an additional child or adult in the loft. The cozy casita has a small living/kitchen area, a full bathroom with Mexican tile, and a separate bedroom. The loft is accessed through the bedroom. There is a covered portal with a wood stove and comfortable furniture on the front of the casita overlooking the vineyard and fields.

The casita is screened from the main house and is oriented toward the gardens, fields and vineyard. The flagstone patio borders the acequia, the traditional irrigation canal for the farm, and looks out over farmland and down to the cottonwood trees bordering the river. A small bridge leads across the acequia into the vineyard and old orchard. Guests are invited to enjoy seasonal produce.

You can also walk the 1/2 mile down the lane along the farm fields and through the meadow land to banks of the Chama River and enjoy the peacefulness of the river from the shaded campsite at the riverbank with picnic table and chairs and firepit.

Nearby the farm, hiking and riding trails lead to BLM and National Forest lands offering a variety of landscapes to enjoy -- vast open mesas, arroyos to explore, pine forests, mountain vistas. Also nearby are the ruins of little-known old Indian settlements. Ojo Caliente with its fabled hot springs and spa facilities is a short drive from the farm.

Medanales is a small village with a Hispanic population and tradition just south of Abiquiu of Georgia O’Keeffe fame. The landscape varies from pastures to badlands, with the magic Cerro Pedernal and Sierra Negra on the horizon. Both can be climbed by the more experienced hiker.

Ghost Ranch and the wide and splendidly colored Piedra Lumbre basin are nearby, as is Plaza Blanca with its white sandstone formations. Espanola, the main town in this predominantly Hispanic area, is 15 minutes away. Quite a few interesting restaurants that serve local cuisine (with red or green chili!) can be found here.

Keywords: Small House

More Details

Lisa Faithorn and Djann Hoffman
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Medanales

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) double mattress in the loft area
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Seasonal produce from organic farm


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River Farm Guest Casita - a Sheltered Pastoral Abode
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, quaint casita that caters to all your needs, owners very sweet. Would have loved to stay longer, we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute casita in a great spot!

  • 5 of 5

The casita was clean and had everything we needed during our stay. The view is beautiful. Close to a couple of small towns with restaurants and about an hour from Taos and Santa Fe.

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, relaxing, great sun in the winter, and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

What a perfectly relaxing place to stay! We loved the sunny guest house with a patio looking out to the vineyard, beautiful tiled bathroom, well-equipped kitchen, and comfortable bedroom. Lisa and Djann were unbelievable hosts -- they had wine, cheese and crackers waiting for us when we arrived, and they offered us a tour of the farm, including the beautifully restored meditation room and ceremonial tea house, and Djann's pottery shop. They were a delight to get to know, and couldn't have been more warm and accommodating. It's a short walk to the Chama River or up on the mesa. We so enjoyed our time that we really didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful escape!

  • 5 of 5

We had an outstanding time at the River Farm Guest Casita and will definitely be going back in the future. The property is absolutely gorgeous and the casita was perfect for myself, my husband and our two dogs. There are beautiful walks at your fingertips and the owners were incredibly accommodating and wonderful hosts. The casita was clean, warm and charming. Can't say enough good things!

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and a wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Lisa and Djann were wonderful hosts. The house was super clean and comfortable. It was the perfect place to spend Christmas. Unfortunately my dog was hurt so I wasn’t able to hike around and see the river, or the rest of the 20 acres. However, I will definitely be back when he is healthy and we can enjoy the entire property. Thank you so much Djann and Lisa, hope to see you soon!

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our very brief stay at the Casita - very quiet, comfortable bed; loved the bathroom tiles and visits with the dogs. The owners are friendly and there if you need them. The bottle of wine was very welcome! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 24/07/2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Abiquiu Inn
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Santa Fe
Car: necessary

Organized trail rides nearby


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Medanales

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$25.49
Pet Fee AU$12.74

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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