Exclusive Site at the Waters Edge
About Gordon Hirsch
I have lived in northern New Mexico for 15 years. I'm happy to share my experiences and to recommend places to go and things to do. I have kept a booklet at the house that lists 10 different trails to enjoy.
Why Gordon Hirsch chose Youngsville
A 15 minute drive from the highway, Casa Rio is situated at 'the end of the trail' leading to Abiquiu lake. When you look to the East, North, or West there is no sign of human habitation to distract the eye. The landscape has remained this way for millions of years. Hollywood crews have been coming to this area for decades to shoot films requiring vivid scenery typical of the wild west. Some movies made in the area include: the Lone Ranger, Brothers, Silverado, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, No Country for Old Men, The Missing, Wyatt Earp, 3:10 to Yuma, Red Dawn, the Last Outlaw, and City Slickers.
What makes this House unique
It offers sensational, undisturbed views of the lake, river canyon, and mountains. This is the only lakefront property with a private trail to Abiquiu Lake, opening up a whole new world to be discovered. This is also a great 'base camp' for exploring more of northern New Mexico. An ideal location for nature lovers, anglers, paddlers, astronomers, archaeologists, paleontologists, botanists, geologists, historians, birders, artists, writers, musicians, hikers - of all skill sets. This is an amazing place for anyone with a sense of wonder!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 9:00 am
Well behaved critters will be considered.
No motorized watercraft, trailers, motor homes, or recreational vehicles are allowed without permission of the owner.
Please respect 20 mph speed limit.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Remote location, amazing views and very nice property
Casa del Rio is in a remote location which is exactly what we were looking for. The property is comfortable, well equipped and clean. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook some nice meals and the living room is a great place to relax and enjoy views of the beautiful New Mexico landscape. The hot tub is such a nice place to enjoy the night skies after a day of hiking or exploring. We definitely hope to return again!
The house is cozy, clean, and has a really awesome view! There is a walking trail to go closer down to the lake, but it is elevated on a cliff so there's not direct water access unless you travel down the adjacent road. The flooring heat was nice and the hottub was clean and was relaxing with great views of the lake and stars.
Hi Ashley. Thanks for taking the time do review my property. I am glad you enjoyed your time and the views and stars!
An annual pilgrimage!
What started five or six years ago as just one week in Abiquiu has become an annual pilgrimage. As a professional landscape painter I came back every year and never seem to get enough of this incredible landscape! Gordon is a responsive and welcoming host, the house is warm and beautiful and THANK YOU GORDON for not over cluttering it with stuff! I am very lucky to have found this property and lucky every year when I return.
An amazing property with wonderful wonderful views.
This is a most wonderful property with fabulous views and a wonderful home. We loved everything about our stay. We are definitely coming back next year.
Thank you, Nancy, for all the great feed back. I believe that your, "no moon," experience next September will be even more amazing!
Our friends first time at a Vrbo. We were all beyond awed by he whole setting. Already planning a return visit. Thank you
Thank you, Keith, for your visit and for your compliments. I am glad that your friends enjoyed their first VRBO experience. I would be delighted to have you back.
Restful remote retreat!
We loved our time here! The views are unparalleled, the peace and quiet is restorative, the house and amenities are comfortable, and a part of me wants to never leave. We especially enjoyed sitting in the hot tub at night looking up at the stars and enjoying the quiet! Great place for a great price!
Thank you, Katie, for your kind words. The hot tub is a great place for observing celestial events; sunsets, eclipses, full moons, meteor showers. etc. Hope you will consdier a return visit.
Rafting on the Chama, Georgia O'Keefe studio tour, Plaza Blanca, Ghost Ranch conference center and museums (and horseback riding), Christ in the desert monastary, Abiquiu music festivals and studio tour, Abiquiu dam visitor center, Pueblo ruins and petroglyphs, Ojo Calliente mineral spa, Healing with Horses (empowerment training), Echo ampitheater, Toltec-Cumbres scenic railroad, Mount Pedernal, the continental divide trail, the Valle Caldera, the Santa Fe and Carson National Forests: Unlimited places to explore