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Authentic New Mexico Adobe Casita in wine country/hot air balloon mecca

Authentic New Mexico Adobe Casita in wine country/hot air balloon mecca


Property Details

Updated: Apr 26, 2015
Studio casita close to everything you want to experience in New Mexico

Location: Bernalillo, NM USA ( 10 minutes form Albuquerque, 40 minutes form Santa Fe. View Map

Accommodations: House, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2 adults. Room for a crib or playpen)

Vineyard Way Casita is a restored adobe with approximately 400 sq ft of indoor living space. It is located in the Historic Downtown area of Bernalillo. It is reported to have been built in the 1880's by the infamous builder, Abenicio Salazar, and was the first doctor's office in town.

The casita is very cozy, quaint, functional and quiet. Due to the thick adobe walls, it stays cool in the summer & warm in the winter.

Our comfortable and convenient casita has all new appliances, a heater/refrigerated air combo, hard wood floors, tiled floors in both kitchen and bathroom. It has on demand hot water, a 4 burner electric stove/oven and full refrigerator.

The casita is located just off Main Street, also known as Route 66, Highway 85 and State Road 313. It is quiet, safe and within walking distance to shops, restaurants, parks, the recreation center & the Rail Runner. The Rail Runner will take you to Santa Fe, Albuquerque, the International Airport, Los Lunas & Belen; not to mention the numerous Indian Casinos along the way! Vineyard Way Casita's prime location offers day trips to the Sandia Mountains, seven Indian Pueblos, historic sites and Scenic ByWays, which can take you to Jemez Pueblo & Jemez Springs or Taos and back within a day!

The world famous Range Cafe, is across the street as is Silva's Saloon that has been in continuous operation since the 1930's. Several movies have been shot in its location adding to its allure, history and colorful past! Camino Real Antiques, located just down Main Street, offers 6000 sq ft of treasures, including Native American artifacts and Western memorabilia.

This is the PERFECT place to stay to enjoy Las Fiestas de San Lorenzo in August, the New Mexico Wine Festival over Labor Day weekend and to experinece the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta held in October! The seasonal beauty of New Mexico as well as the stunning backdrop of the Sandia Mountains await you in this cozy adobe casita, offering you an authentic taste of the Land of Enchantment.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am a Native New Mexican of American Indian & Hispanic descent & I'm part Irish, thus the surname! New Mexico has been my playground for 60 years. There is still much to discover, so planning a trip to New Mexico for a week or two cannot do justice to all it offers but to be here, for any length of time, is a must! Bernalillo is a rural community that is now surrounded by the metropolitan areas of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Bernalillo still has a small town feel to it even though it has grown expotentiallay since we bought the property in 1996. I am invested in the area and love showing & sharing my playground with people who want to experience the Land of Enchantment and its treasures. Antiquing is my hobby as is fishing, biking, golfing, dancing and bike riding. All of these activities are available year round in our fair town, city, state.

I have also travelled around the world and am always eager to come home to the four seasons, the granduer of the Sandia Mountains, the smell of green chile roasting, the site of hot air balloons and to the simple pleasures of a slower pace. I look forward to sharing my love of New Mexico with you & yours.

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8 Reviews

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Authentic New Mexico Adobe Casita in wine country/hot air balloon mecca
-505 280-4603
Corrales New Mexico

Casita Stay

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just returned from a trip to New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. It was our first time using VRBO and I thought I'd give it a try. I've always wanted to visit NM and stay in an Adobe bldg. to fully "experience" the Land of Enchantment so we stayed in Fawn's Authentic Adobe Casita rental for three nights. Wonderful experience!!!!! We had everything we needed, including a fun welcoming basket of wine and snacks. We had a car rental, but loved using the rail runner when visiting the Santa Fe area (train depot is very close by and easy to use). We took walks around town each day, ate at the Range Café (excellent food), plus there is a Denny's and KFC for something quick while on the go. We enjoyed ourselves immensely! We felt very safe. The people around this quaint little town were friendly and helpful. Fawn was such a joy to meet and very attentive to our needs. Her talented son has an art shop next door to our casita and introduced himself right away and welcomed us. Honestly, it was like having family nearby. The breathtaking views of the Sandia Mountains in the background made Bernalillo the perfect start to our travel adventure! We would highly recommend this adobe casita to anyone who is traveling as a couple or alone. We hope to go back there again at some point. Loved our time there! Thanks Fawn!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. You were the perfect guests, being receptive and adventuresome. You were willing and eager to explore something new and different. We are always thrilled to share the land of enchantment with our guests. We are also pleased that you enjoyed our humble abode! We hope to see you again whenever your travels bring you back to the area. What an adventure you had! It's a once in a lifetime event. Thank you for spending a portion of it with us. Fawn
Authentic New Mexico Adobe Casita in wine country/hot air balloon mecca
-505 280-4603
Corrales New Mexico

Enchanted Stay at a beautiful Casita !!!

  • 5 of 5
A perfect location in the middle of everything. No car required was true. An easy 4 minute walk to laundromat, grocery store, post office, library, restaurants, shops and most importantly, the Rail Runner commuter train which will get you from Santa Fe to Albuquerque and all sights in between along its beautiful desert and mountain routes. Cannot say enough good things about the owner's hospitality and genuine desire to make sure your stay is comfortable.

The unit is fully stocked with most everything you will need and also has fast WIFI connection. A centrally located but quiet location where I felt very safe, being I was traveling alone. The casita was very clean and had a modern kitchen and new bathroom.

It rates as number one on my VRBO travels so far and I will certainly return!!!
Thank you again for a wonderful month spent in New Mexico.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your timely review, Lizz. Guests set the tone for their stays as well and you arrived with a positive, adventuresome spirit ready to experience something new. I am inspired by your ability to get around for a month without a vehicle. As a result, my husband & I jumped onboard the Rail Runner Friday evening for a relaxing trip to Santa Fe, shopped, dined and returned on the 9:00 train! Super easy, fun and relaxing. Thank you for taking advantage of what locals take for granted. I appreciate how well you assimilated into your new environment. Traveling is not always easy and it is imperative to us that our guest are comfortable, feel safe and leave with fond memories of their experiences in the Land of Enchantment. Thank you for your review which will attract other travelers looking for comfort, quiet, convenience and a taste of the Land of Enchantment. We will see you on your next visit. Fawn
Authentic New Mexico Adobe Casita in wine country/hot air balloon mecca
-505 280-4603
Corrales New Mexico

La Casita and Home on the The Range

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at the casita! The casita had modern updates and was extremely comfortable! The range cafe food was both excellent and convenient! I miss it to this day! We also purchased some fine artwork there for a keepsake! The owners were so helpful, we felt right at home! There is plenty to do right in Bernalillo, and Albuqerque is also well within reach for more to see and do! We also visited Santa Fe and Taos! All within reach and well worth the journey! The casita will always remain one of our favorite visits!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary & Norman,
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the casita and that you explored the surrounding area, all within a days drive! We're glad that the casita added to the joy and fond memories of your vacation. Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again in the future.
Authentic New Mexico Adobe Casita in wine country/hot air balloon mecca
-505 280-4603
Corrales New Mexico
Amarillo, TX

Great Get Away

  • 5 of 5
This little Casita was very cute and clean. The location was great. We walked for breakfast very morning at Range Cafe. The owner was very pleasant and helpful.
I would recommend this property for a Great
getaway. Thanks Fawn for the wonderful hospitality.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Authentic New Mexico Adobe Casita in wine country/hot air balloon mecca
-505 280-4603
Corrales New Mexico

Nice little Casita

  • 5 of 5
This place is really nice. Quaint, Clean, convenient to the railroad station do go to either Santa Fe or Albuquerque. It is a short walk to the Range Cafe and The Bernalillo Wine Festival Grounds.

Freshly remodeled kitchen and bathroom The wifi worked excellent.

I loved this place. Will stay there again whenever it's possible.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Authentic New Mexico Adobe Casita in wine country/hot air balloon mecca
-505 280-4603
Corrales New Mexico
Fort Collins CO

Lovely little casita!

  • 4 of 5
The casita is in a good central location for exploring northern New Mexico. It is very clean and comfortable with all of the basic necessities.
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


From the Owner

This property has been in Bernalillo since the 1800's and reflects the simple lifestyle of early residents. We purchased the property in 1996. The previous owners have a long history in Bernaillo and have left a positive mark in the town. Once a doctor's office, then a storage shed, then a beauty shop, it was remodeled in October 2012. Its transformation into a casita is the best use of this space yet. It is welcoming, practical, inviting and affordable. You'll be the envy of all your friends when you book your stay here.!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Albuquerque International at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Silva's Saloon at 0.02 Miles Nearest Golf : Twin Warriors at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Rail Runner at 0.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-25 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Range Cafe at 0.02 Miles Nearest Ski : Sandia Ski Arera at 5 Miles Car: not necessary

Every day, every month, every season offers visitors a smorgasboard of activities, places to go and things to do, from the mountains to the river.

Ski areas, high desert golfing, biking, hiking, fishing, history and historical sites, Native American culture, museums, shopping, wine tasting, food, festivals, powwows, state fairs, hot air ballooning!

Truly A to Z activites within a days drive.


From $65 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer FUn
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Aug 31 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Oct 2 2015 - Oct 11 2015
10 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $5.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $100.00
  • Tax Rate 7.06%

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Updated: Apr 26, 2015


From the Owner

As you walk in the front door, its charm welcomes you. Friends & family who have entered the premises sigh a breath of relief just to be in its cool, calm confines. Drop your bags, lay on the bed, kick your feet up and gaze at the vaulted ceiling. No distractions from relaxing. Walk downtown to shops & restaurants, hop on the Rail Runner, or jump in your car and head north, south, east or west on the interstate or on any number of scenic byways! You are on your way to exploring Sandoval County & more.

Property Type

  • studio


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Rural


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 400 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • The bathroom has a large newly remodeled tile shower with sink and commode. On demand water allows for nice, hot showers and low flow toilet helps preserve our most precious resource in the high desert, water.


  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • This is a studio home so the living area, bedroom and dining table share the same space. It is one open room so even with 4 peope in the space it feels roomy. The kitchen and the bathroom are two separate spaces accessible through an archway.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • French trained Private Chef available at extra cost.

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