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Romantic Adobe Near Hot Springs for Nature Lovers & Artists

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps families of 5 or groups of 2)

Romantic Solar Adobe Artist’s & Weaver's Studio on 51 forested acres located in Ojo Caliente, completed in 2008. Designed by an Award winning Santa Fe Owner/Architect, this home has 1,200 interior s.f. with two 300 s.f. porches, featuring Adobe exterior walls, interior and exterior adobe plaster, polished Flagstone countertops, recycled glass wall tile, polished tan concrete floors and metal roofing. Also incorporated into the design are “Green Building” rainwater catchment and grey-water irrigation systems. This beautiful house is located on the high desert plateaus of northern New Mexico at a 6,700 ft. elevation. The high desert temperature extremes were taken advantage of with the use of a traditional adobe construction and a passive solar design, which keeps the house cool in summer and warm in winter. The use of traditional mud plaster helps blend the building into the surrounding high desert landscape. The building has a large open studio and sleeping space, with full Kitchen, bath and closet.

Keywords: Sustainably designed Casita within the National Forest, great views, privacy, outdoor grill, fully furnished, two queen beds, pets and children welcome. 5 miles to Ojo Caliente's Hot Springs Resort. 45 miles to Taos Ski Valley. Take advantage of the Hot Spring's deals for Skiers! Great hiking and biking in the National Forest. 1 hour from Taos and Santa Fe. Great location for Indian Dances and Opera lovers! Owners speak limited Spanish, French, Italian and Japanese.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, spanish, italian, Japanese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2018

About The Owner

We have lived in the area for 20 years now. Polly is originally from New York City and John was born and raised here in Northern New Mexico. Polly is a weaver and John is an architect. Polly speaks French, Italian and Japanese. John speaks Spanish.

The Owner purchased this studio in 2008

Why The Owner chose Ojo Caliente

We love this area of New Mexico, the seasons are splendid and the proximity to the Hot Springs and the National Forest keep us both happy.

What makes this studio unique

You will love the views from this house! It is very cozy in winter and a great spot in the summer with convenient trips possible to the Santa Fe and Taos areas.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Ojo Caliente

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two very comfy queen beds
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Passive solar heating, in floor radient heating, security system, rainwater catchment system, greywater irrigation system. Enjoy watering the Cottonwood tree every time you take a shower with our Greywater irregation system.


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Romantic Adobe Near Hot Springs for Nature Lovers & Artists
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The adobe is a wonderful place to stay! I loved sitting on the porch to watch the sunrises and sunsets. The views are breathtaking and it is very centrally located. I was able to take day trips to Taos, Santa Fe, and Bandelier National Park. It is also just a few minutes away from Ojo Caliente. The adobe had everything we needed, and the check in/check out process was very easy. I highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a peaceful retreat with amazing views in New Mexico. It is the perfect place to unwind and relax.

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah and her mother were the perfect guests and we enjoyed hosting them so much. Thank you and come back soon!
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great house - perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

I came with two girlfriends for a week to explore the area, soak in the springs, hike and hang out. John and Polly's house was perfect - a great space to be in just to enjoy the light, view, birds, space and good company. And, it was a great location for hikes, a drive to taos, a day in santa fe, a visit to georgia o'keefe's house and much more. The house is perfect for open-living and enjoying both the indoors and outdoors. It had all that we needed for a comfortable cozy home-base. I'd love to see it in all weather! I'm very glad to know of it and would definitely recommend it and come back myself.

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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278 Holly Point Rd., Freeport, Fl

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I have had the pleasure of visiting the Ojo Caliente/Abiquiu area a few times, but on this trip my daughter (who is a teacher and single parent) and I wanted to enjoy some R&R, soak in the Springs, and hike. The Adobe fit the bill and provided a quiet respite in the mornings and evenings. We enjoyed the well-appointed studio, the restful flute music CD provided, and the views. We ate breakfast each morning on the patio as we watched birds and enjoyed the serenity. Each day we looked forward to returning to this quiet oasis adjacent to the national forest. I would highly recommend John and Polly's little slice of heaven to other mothers and daughters, couples or friends. All in all, it was an idyllic experience that I would love to repeat! Thanks to the gracious owners who found a necklace I left and are returning it to me! Thank you for excellent hospitality!

  • Submitted: 26-Jul-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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kansas city, mo

A new favorite

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visit northern New Mexico once or twice a year and have stayed at inns and lodges in Taos, Santa Fe and several points between. We'd been wanting to have a "high-desert-solitude" experience and because we love the hot springs at Ojo Caliente we found John's and Polly's studio to be quite a "sweet spot." The studio is spacious and airy and presents dramatic views that change with the day's light. It's also well-equipped, and we made use of both the indoor wood stove and the outdoor grill on two of our four nights there (the other two we had dinner in the wine bar at the hot springs, a jewel). With our two dogs we hiked the immediate environs as well the Vista Verde trail above the Rio Grande gorge. At night the desert sky revealed stars we'd never seen before. And we spent plenty of time on the patio with the dogs – normally excitable types who, like us, enjoyed just lying quietly in the sun, taking it all in. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: 11-Apr-2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so nice to have the Studio appreciated for it's peace and quiet, proximity to the Hot Springs, great star gazing and hiking. Thank you John! We love the trails too around the Hot Springs which lead to the old Pueblo sites along the Ojo river, as well as the great hiking right out the front door of the Studio into the Carson National Forest and Mesa Vibora to the West. Thank you for being such considerate guests and for taking such good care of the place. We look forward to your next visit!
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March at the Studio in Ojo Caliente, 2013

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 4 days on a working retreat at the Studio in Ojo Caliente, inspired by the peace and quiet, magnificent views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, sun and beauty inside and outside of the adobe walls. The studio is a perfect get-away if you are looking for peace, comfort, ease. The kitchen is very well stocked, everything is simple, clean and convenient, creating the space for relaxing, creating, reflecting, contemplating, insight, restoration. The excellent Hot Springs resort is a short drive from the property and we had a truly outstanding dinner at the resort restaurant. We also walked out along one of the several long dirt roads, taking in the 360% views and magnitude of the horizons of northern NM. The Studio is an excellent and convenient,place from which to explore both the near by high desert plateau and comforting hot springs as well as to ski at the Taos Ski Valley, a short hour's drive from the property. I highly recommend the property, the location and the owners. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: 11-Mar-2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amy and Camille for being such apprciative guests! It's wonderful when people like you take advantage of the great opportunities the Studio and it's environs offer, such as the break from internet and cell phones, the National Forest and the Hot Springs. We're so glad you had a productive retreat and hope you find time to return again soon. Cheers! John and Polly
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a place away from the city we live in and this was the perfect place. It was so quiet with beautiful landscapes, we were sad when we had to leave. The owners John and Polly had a nice note waiting for us and were always available if we had any questions. The house was perfect with its open floor plan, two warm beds, huge windows and welcoming atmosphere. As we expected the house was clean and orderly with all of our needs met. No cell, TV or internet was an added bonus to get away from it all. We are definitely coming back here.

  • Submitted: 16-Jan-2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emily and Frank are such perfect guests and really get what the Studio is all about: peace and quiet and a get-away from the hustle and bustle of a busy modern life. Taking a break from TV, Internet and Cell Phones seems hard at first, but Polly and I feel so refreshed after a few days here. We hope Emily and Frank return and see what it's like this Spring or Summer. Thank you again!
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Ojo Caliente Hot Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Abique, NM
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Fe
Car: necessary

5 miles to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs Resort, Medical Clinic, Restaurants, Post Office, General Store and Gas Stations. Walk out the front door to the surrounding Carson National Forest. Enjoy flyfishing on the nearby Rio Vallecitos or Rio Grande.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Ojo Caliente

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$63.8
Cleaning Fee C$127.61
Refundable Damage Deposit C$638.05

$100 cleaning fee (non refundable)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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