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Log Home Near Santa Fe, New Mexico with Million Dollar View

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Upper: 3 Bedrooms + Loft (with 2 futons) 2 baths. Additional lower apt. 1 queen

Located 3.67 miles up a dirt road, Cow Creek Road, log home has upper rental space of 2300 sq. ft. of log home with an open floor plan and 800 sq. feet of deck. Deck has a gas grille and patio furniture. You can see three mesas on a clear day. The size of two bedrooms offers the feeling of great space for each person or couple. There is also a small third bedroom with a queen on that respective floor. In addition , there is a loft with a queen and a double futons. Both are comfortable futons. The loft is very popular with children. The upper rental space has two bathrooms. Approximately 2300 sq feet. There is a dining area and a kitchen. Upstairs has an open floor plan . Good size living room. There is one T.V. in the living room upstairs.

There is a lower level apartment of the home, with separate living space with a separate door entrance which is an additional 900 sq. feet. This apt has an open floor plan. This can be rented for an additional price.of $160 per night, a cleaning cost of $145 to clean up after your stay. It is a full apartment with a kitchen , dining area, large bathroom, living room and bedroom. It has a queen bed.

Sleeps two comfortably.

You have the option to either rent the top or both.

The Glorieta Mesa runs directly in front of the windows of the log home. The mesa changes in color as the day progresses and the weather changes. Should you be lucky enough to have a thunderstorm, there is a light show you will always remember. The sunsets and night skies are magnificent. I believe it is one of the most beautiful views in New Mexico.

There is also patio seating on the deck. In June, the wind gusts are 50 or 60. Furniture blows around and can hit windows. So, they are to be pulled to protected side of deck. A gas grille is available for fun outdoor dinners. There is wildlife to be seen. Deer, wild turkeys and a few larger species of wildlife may be seen. The larger wildlife is seldom seen but there are some. (Large coyotes, bears, bobcats, mountain lions, some say wolves) . There is a full service kitchen in both the apartment and also the main upper log home. Trader Joe's and Whole Foods in Santa Fe offer great supply shopping or the Clines Corners (Eldorado) Exit and up the road to the left has a very large and nice shopping area with a coffee bean store, etc. The drinking water is pure and has a wonderful taste. Beds are very comfortable. The log home has a warm, inviting feel. There is a gate at the entrance which can be locked. Pictures do not do the home justice. Very nicely decorated. Teal large Egyptian wool rug in Master bedroom and very nice huge rug in living room area. This log home is very cozy. This home is at 8200 feet in elevation and does not require air conditioning. Breezes are very good the majority of the time. Of course, there is central heat. This is a big place. And the price is fair. It is in a forest and a wide, well taken care of dirt road leads to the home. Those inquiring need to understand that this is not just one motel room. La Quinta rents one small room for $129.00 per night. The owner must pay for cleaning and amenities therefore the price is more than fair. In the Fall and Winter, there are propane and wood costs. In addition to electric, there is Direct T.V. and HughesNet.

Keywords: 2nd Home Vacation Rental. There is a wide dirt road up to the homes in the area. It is decently maintained by the County. Cars, trucks and SUV’s have made it safely to my home. However, in the Winter, I cannot predict snow so it is better to have all wheel or 4 wheel drive. Cables work as well. Log homes in Bew Mexico are in the mountains. I am at 8200 feet in elevation; therefore, logically it is an upward climb to reach me. The views are beautiful. It is up to the renters to discern their vechicles’ capablies. As I said this log home is the best of two experiences . It is located in a wilderness atmosphere yet 33 miles from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Not far in my opinion and experience. Takes me 12 minutes to get down the mountain. But, I know the road well. My recommendation is that you arrive here before dark. Because imagination on the forest road can make some people uneasy. In the light, it isn’t scary at all. The road curves and climbs in some places. I live here alone with all that comes with it and I have never been intimidated with the road. Beautiful place and views. It has been very popular with large families. Check weather projections before you come. If snow is coming, your vehicle should handle that. Otherwise and during all other seasons, regular cars have done very well here. I have had Mercedes and Lexus models here. German and Austrian cars are built for the mountains. County maintains the roads. Dirt road is wide and decently maintained. And as I stated before, there are other log homes up here and a few ranches.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Nikki

My late husband, age 53 died unexpectedly in 2009. We built this log home to be our retirement home. Initially, we were going to build a small log home but this turned out to be 4300 square feet, 3300 sq. ft. in use. It is quite beautiful. In 2012 moved to New Mexico permanently. I have decided to rent this log home as a vacation rental and know all who rent it will be taken with the area and all it has to offer. And the view will amaze you. I believe it is one of the most beautiful views in New Mexico.

Nikki purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Nikki chose Pecos

We built this home in this location because it is 45 minutes to Santa Fe, New Mexico but gives an illusion of being secluded. The area is adjacent to a National Park and the views are spectacular.

What makes this cabin unique

We back up to a National Forest and Pecos, New Mexico is an amazing town with quite a few celebrities living in the town. It even has a medical clinic along with a few decent restaurants. It is a hikers paradise. And for those who love shopping, eating and art, Santa Fe is just down the road. Once you come down the mountain and spend 20 to 25 minutes driving out from Pecos to the main highway, you are 20 to 25 minutes from Santa Fe. So you have the best of both worlds, you have the feel of privacy and total relaxation and yet have the nearness of a city for many events and great restaurants. Friends of mine have said that they love just being up at the log home reading and taking in the beautiful sunsets and beautiful star filled nights.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Pecos

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , This is Master Bedroom.
  • 2 Unless you also rent the apartment as an additional price. One bathroom is in apartment.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size bed (1) n Master Bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) in each of two upper guest rooms . Futons (2) in loft/den area. Queen and double futons. Two blow up queen beds are also upstairs. If you decide to rent the apartment at an additional price, there is a queen bed in the apartment.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ski
Few homes in New Mexico have air conditioning because the breezes are so wonderful and homes remain cool during the day. We are 8200 feet in elevation above sea level so we have wonderful fresh breezes.


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(48 traveller reviews)

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Log Home Near Santa Fe, New Mexico with Million Dollar View
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 48 reviews

Beautiful & Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were traveling from Sedona, AZ back to Kansas, and decided to spend a couple of day in Santa Fe. This cabin was by far the best place we have had the opportunity to visit in the mountains. The cabin was extremely clean, and it was stocked with everthing that we needed. The outside view were even more enjoyable, so peaceful. I have never seen so many hummingbirds, in one place, it was a joy to watch them. Nikki was so helpful, showing us around the place. We felt at home, and hope to go back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a truly lovely family. I am fortunate to have met them.
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Dallas, TX

Spectacular, special property!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful log home with spectacular views of forest, mesas, mountains, blue skies, luscious cloud formations, and nighttime wonders. We had a family reunion lunch at the home. The wrap around deck and spacious living room accommodated about 30 people. The 12 of us sleeping there were very comfortable. The road leading to this mountain cabin (log home, really) was a challenge but so worth the effort. Nikki was a thoughtful and attentive hostess. This is a beautiful property!

  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and refreshing stay

  • 5 of 5

I have been to this cabin twice now and will make it a yearly visit with my family. The cabin has such a homey feeling to it I brought my mom, sister, brother in law, husband and all our kids and dogs and everyone had a great time we all relaxed and explored and built some great memories. The layout of the cabin is perfect and all the little decorations and touches make you feel so at home.

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington Beach, CA

The views!

  • 5 of 5

Very large cabin with beautiful forest views. Felt like we were away from the world, but Santa Fe is only about 25 mins. Great hiking in the Pecos wilderness and then back to "home" for a barbecue on the deck. We were lucky enough to see some beautiful skies as the weather changed. Great place for those who love nature.

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Peaceful Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Nikki for sharing her beautiful log house and for being so accommodating!! What a great place to enjoy the Pecos Wilderness and surrounding area. Our family of seven adults and baby was so comfortable in her home...very clean with comfy beds, a living room that served as a great gathering space, and preparing meals was a breeze in the spacious well-stocked kitchen. Mustn't forget the great deck where we enjoyed nature at its best! It was such a pleasure Nikki...thank you again!!

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing!!! Nikki is so friendly and welcoming. View was breath taking couldn’t ask for more. Will surley be coming back and would recommend this home to anyone wanting to stay in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Hiking tours can be arranged. We are near the Pecos National Forest. We are 45 minutes (33 miles) from Santa Fe, New Mexico which offers amazing restaurants, galleries, festivals, spas, nightlife and shopping. Also near Santa Fe is the art center and unique town of Madrid close to Santa Fe exit off I -25.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$219.55
Pet Fee AU$137.22
Property Damage Insurance AU$80.96

$25 one time fee for each person above 10 guests. This is to cover sheets and towels, etc. It is a one time fee only and not for each night. For larger groups, there is also a full apartment that may be rented downstairs. The apartment rents for $160 per night plus a $145 cleaning fee for after you leave which covers refuse removal. We must carry all refuse to the town dumping center. So, top and bottom are available for larger groups. Bottom is again, a separate apartment with a separate price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.