Tucked into the woods in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, and just minutes off of I-40, Historic Route 66, and the Turquoise Trail, this private 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartment with open kitchen and living area is one of three Southwestern-style units on this serene property with mountain views.
Enjoy a mountain retreat in the peace and comfort of this space, decorated with a unique, Southwestern and indigenous theme: Dreamcatchers. Now a beloved form of art around the world, the Dreamcatcher originated among the Ojibwa people in what is today the Midwest and quickly spread along trade routes to Native American tribes throughout the country due to it’s strong symbolism. Referred to as “Sacred Hoops,” dreamcatchers were traditionally used as talismans to protect sleeping people, usually children, filtering their dreams to let only light and pure energies in. Rest peacefully in this high-desert sanctuary.
There is an open floor plan in the main living space, with large southern exposure windows letting in natural light throughout the day. The living area is equipped with a pull-out sofa, a flat-screen TV, and a dining table that seats 4. The unit is equipped with a heater, a fan, and an air conditioner in the main living space for your comfort, whatever the season. Wifi is available throughout the apartment.
In the kitchen, you’ll find a refrigerator, a stove with oven, toaster, coffee maker, tea kettle, blender, dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, and pots and pans. From the living area/kitchen, you can access the main hallway that leads to the full bathroom with shower and tub and a large and comfortable bedroom. There is a large closet in the hallway with hangers and shelf space for storage of luggage and clothing.
In the master bedroom, you will find a plush queen-size bed with bedside table and a desk with drawers for additional storage of clothes. The window in the bedroom faces east for lovely morning sunlight and a view of the juniper and pine trees in the forest that surrounds the unit.
Bedroom #2: “Bear’s Den”
Let the mighty bear protect you in this small but comfortable bedroom, where you will find a twin bed, bedside table, armchair and large closet with shelf space. The bedroom opens up to the living room. There is also a door that leads to the adjoining “Casa Adobe” house, which is normally locked but can be opened up if you are renting both units together.
There are two other units on the property. The Dreamcatcher suite is an add-on apartment attached to Casa Adobe, which may be rented together with this listing if additional rooms are needed (pending availability). There may be other guests in the main house at the time of your stay, but they will have a separate entrance in the front, and the adobe walls provide excellent insulation from any noise. A third unit, a separate 1-bedroom bungalow, sits across the driveway from Casa Adobe.
The property is located between the Village of Tijeras and the Town of Edgewood, and a just short drive from Cedar Crest. Nestled in the base of the Sandia Mountains, which boast an archaeological continuum of human activities from the end of the last Ice Age through the present, the neighborhood offers a retreat from the nearby city of Albuquerque (20 minutes driving) while allowing easy access to the myriad of outdoor and cultural activities that make the surrounding area so unique. Access hiking trails through the Cibola National Forest, walking distance from the property, or take a short drive to a multitude of trails through the mountains, deserts and valleys that surround us. Hike up to the Sandia Peak (10,678 ft. elevation), or ride up on the longest arial tramway in the US with stunning views of Albuquerque and the surrounding desert landscapes. In winter months, weather permitting, skiing is available in the Sandia range as well.
Drive to neighboring towns (15 minutes) for access to:
- Tinkertown, a unique museum featuring Ross Ward's elaborate handmade dioramas of Old West scenes & antique toys in Cedar Crest
- Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood
- Molly’s historic Route 66 bar and music venue
- Roots Cafe, a locally-sourced, organic coffee shop and cafe in Tijeras
- Subway, China Chef, Pizza Barn, Sonic Drive-In, McDonald’s, Denny’s and Chilli Hills Restaurant in Edgewood
- Burger Boy, Greenside Cafe, Ribs Hickory Pit BBQ, Honey Bear’s Cafe, Ale Republic, Acapulco Tacos and Trail Rider Pizza in Cedar Crest
- Multiple thrift stores for unique Southwestern finds
- Walmart, Walgreens and Smith’s Grocery store in Edgewood
- Gas stations
- Route 66 gift shops
- Multiple Post Offices
Our location in central NM allows easy driving access to numerous natural, cultural, historic and city sights throughout the Land of Enchantment:
- ABQ (20 minutes), Madrid (on the way to Santa Fe, 1 hour), Santa Fe (1.5 hours), Taos (2.5 hours), Roswell (3 hours), Truth or Consequences (2.5 hours)
- Aztec Ruins National Monument, Bandolier National Monument, Capulin Volcano National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Chaco Cultural National Historic Park, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Petroglyph National Monument, White Sands National Monument, and so many more
- Historic Pueblo sites (19 around ABQ alone)
Tijeras, 新墨西哥州, 美國