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Property Details

Updated: Mar 29, 2015
A Comfortable Camping Experience In The Wilderness For The Whole Family

Our Days Available calendars are updated every morning. Please check our main website (links are above the 'Photos' section near the bottom of this page) for more details and images of our three beautiful and unique vacation rentals.

Anasazi Glamping Cabin is located within the only twenty mile long gated box canyon in the Chama Wilderness. The cabin includes a completely equipped and carpeted kitchen, living room, and dining area under a 20x30 foot roof. The cabin has cold running spring water, table, chairs, cooking stove, refrigerator, pots, pans, tableware, propane barbecue, and fire pit bowl.

The rental is located on the site of an early 1900s homestead and is one of three vacation rentals we have in the canyon, with Ranch Wilderness Casita and Remote Wilderness Casita.

Unique at your camp site is a 1,000 gallon soaking pool nestled inside an earthen and rock open-air water storage area which was originally built by the ancient Anasazi Indians, with a breathtaking view of the canyon's 1,700-foot red sand stone walls. The pool is fed with continuously flowing cool spring water.

Gallina Canyon Ranch has been featured in many national and regional magazines, including New Mexico magazine, The Santa Fean, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, and Martha Stewart Living.

On rare days when heavy rain makes the road too muddy to travel, we will take you to the camp and leave with you our mud-friendly truck with tire chains for emergency use.

The specially designed protected play area for your children is at the ranch. You may walk or drive. At the ranch is the community swimming pond, inflatable kayaks, floating trampoline, Slither (a 17-foot water park floating snake on which children can sit, stand, and walk), floating arm chairs, boogie board, and a sand box with children's toys. The Gallina River runs right by this area where children love to play in the mud. We supply towels. Not far from the pond is the ranch playground with swings, rotating teeter totter, jungle gym, horizontal bar, hanging merry-go-round, donkey cart, pioneer wagon, grape arbor, and chairs. WiFi is available in these areas.

o) The camper includes king, queen, one single bed.

o) A hot water shower.

o) Solar powered lighting.

o) Medium size, 8 cubic feet refrigerator / freezer.

o) The fresh spring water is excellent for drinking. (There is no need for you to bring water.)

o) There is plenty of table space for preparing and eating meals.

o) Comfortable chairs.

o) Wood fires are allowed in the fire pit bowls; we provide firewood.

o) The kitchen is fully equipped, including salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and herbs.

o) Two coffee makers: drip and percolator, with coffee filters.

o) Linen, including sheets, duvet, blankets, pillows with cases, wash cloths, bath and beach towels.

o) Eggs and produce from our organic garden when available.

Anasazi Policies

o) We require a signed waiver from each person when you arrive. Please read the waiver before booking the rental. Please see our main web site (link below).

o) Camp fires in the fire pit bowls only.

o) No hunting.

o) Please let us know before you arrive that you are bringing a dog.

o) Due to the possible allergies of future guests, dogs are not allowed in the camper.

o) When you bring your dog to the main ranch area, it must be on a leash.

o) If possible, please plan to arrive by 1:00 PM.

o) Check-out time is 11 AM.

Other Details:

o) Prior to your arrival you will wish to shop for all of your food, drink, and snacks for your entire stay.

o) Radios and cellular telephones do not work in the canyon.

o) If you plan on swimming in the soaking tank or ranch pond, please bring a bathing suit.

o) The camp site is a zero impact area. It is important to us that you use the existing cow trails when hiking.

o) More pictures of Gallina Canyon Ranch are available on our More Images web page.

Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Tax is included in the rates. Our cancellation policy: More than 60 days prior to check in: 100% refund. 60 days to 30: 100% minus $25 cancel fee. Less than 30 days of check in: no refund. Guests may change the reserve dates 60 days or more prior to check in.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

Elizabeth is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Andrew is from Grand Rapids Michigan. In 1977 we bought the homestead complete with cows. We grew specialty organic produce for restaurants in Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque for fifteen years.

David is from the Los Angeles area. He came to the ranch in 2002. He is our caretaker, and webmaster.

The ranch is featured in many magazines, such as Martha Stewart, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, Gourmet, Saveur, Country Home, Bon Appetit, Wine Spectator, Horticulture, Countryside, Country Living Gardener, Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta, Rocky Mountain Gardening, New Mexico, The Santa Fean, Santa Fe Reporter, The Good Cook, Exotic Beans, Southwest Passages, Fine Cooking, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times.

One of us will check you in and out. If you need anything during your stay, feel free to ask any one of us.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Elizabeth and Andrew own perhaps the most beautiful ranch in New Mexico, deep in the Chama River Wilderness. They own two small casitas that they rent out to working writers who are seeking extreme remoteness, natural beauty, peace and quiet to work.
Aug 2011
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Anasazi Wilderness Glamping Cabin
Abiquiu New Mexico
San Antonio, Texas

Getting away from everything

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent three days at the Casita. Coming from Texas, it was such a relief getting away from the heat! Our stay could not of been more relaxing. It seems all of your worries and stressors just float away. The ranch is beautiful and the Casita was very comfortable. Elizabeth and Andrew put a lot of hard work into the ranch. Their attention to detail really added to our comfort. We spent every afternoon relaxing on the sleeping porch enjoying the cool breeze and wonderful views. We really appreciated all of the fresh vegetables and my husband is still talking about the fresh eggs. All in all, it was a great experience.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers
Anasazi Wilderness Glamping Cabin
Abiquiu New Mexico

Most relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5
Can just one weekend be a life changing experience? It can be when spent at Gallina Canyon Ranch at the Ranch Casita. Andrew and Elizabeth are so generous to open their little slice of heaven to the rest of the world. This place is genuinely a relaxing getaway in it's truest form.
I took my teenage son for a weekend father/son trip and we were rewarded beyond our expectations at this wonderful location.
Other reviewers have described the particular details about the accommodations, which are wonderful, but I want to emphasize the renewing spirit embodied at this location.
All too often 'vacation' means crowded campgrounds, traffic, and high costs for activities that are quickly forgotten. Ranch Casita is the antithesis of that sort of vacation. It is remote, quiet and an immense value for the experience.
15 miles from pavement and light years away from the cares and troubles of the world. My son and I will return, many times, as I have found 'my spot'! The place I will go when I need to hit the reset button.
Again, Andrew and Elizabeth, thank you for your generosity. This was truly a wonderful experience.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Anasazi Wilderness Glamping Cabin
Abiquiu New Mexico
Palo Alto, California USA

Fantastic and unique place to stay

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved our stay at the Ranch Casita for 3 nights with our 5 yr old daughter. It was so great to get her out of the big city and to give her a feel for what it's like to "live off the grid." She got to ride a horse, see chickens, and see how vegetables are grown .... and imagine the cows who were staying up on the mesa. Some other highlights included wading into the Chama River with her to plop ourselves in the beautiful cool water in the midst of the amazing colorful cliffs and awesome birds flying around. The river is nice and gentle enough so you can sink your chair right in and sit waist-high in the cool water and take in the sights and sounds. We also loved being able to cool our heels in the "shark tank." Elizabeth also has an amazing, kind of "old school" playground available for children with swings, see-saw, jungle gym, and climbing bars. It was like a paradise for little kids! The Ranch Casita was great to stay in - it is cozy and warm and relaxing. Very comfortably furnished for reading and lounging around. And we loved the big swing on the front porch. We didn't make it to the sleeping porch this visit but we look forward to it the next time! Elizabeth and Andrew are fabulous hosts and so much fun to hang out with. Only wish our stay was longer.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Anasazi Wilderness Glamping Cabin
Abiquiu New Mexico

Truly, unbelievably fantastic

  • 5 of 5
I have spent time on many ranches in the Southwest. This ranch is the most beautiful I have ever seen. I don't say that lightly. It is surrounded by a wilderness area in an incredibly lovely, unspoiled and remote canyon with spectacular glowing red and yellow and white rock formations, soaring bluffs and mesas. A gurgling stream flows through a cool grove of green, rustling cottonwood trees, with eagles circling overhead, elk (sometimes) wandering around, and other wildlife abounding. There are amazing prehistoric Anasazi Indian ruined towers dotting the crags above. There is good hiking all around, including some pretty challenging hikes up side canyons to visit the ruins -- for serious hikers only. There are also gentle hikes on the canyon floor. The casita itself is in a quiet area removed from the ranch house. It is spotless and cozy, with paintings on the walls and Navajo rugs on the floor. This is a very remote place and you really feel all of the cares and worries of your life just falling away. We were concerned about the lack of internet and cellphone access until we actually experienced it, and then we were glad of the silence and lack of news from the outside world. The couple who run it couldn't be nicer. The whole place reminded me of the line from the poem by Yeats', The Lake Isle of Innisfree, -- "And peace comes dropping slow." This place will change you.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Anasazi Wilderness Glamping Cabin
Abiquiu New Mexico

Delightfully rustic getaway, in a gourmet way!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a lovely stay at the Ranch Casita. Our intent was to hike the amazing surrounding mesa top in search of the Anasazi Ruins, which we did locate. It was a fascinating adventure. To top that, given our interest in gourmet food, we were delighted to learn that the owner of the ranch, Elizabeth Berry, is herself a cookbook author, and instrumental in making available to the public a vast assortment of heretofore unknown beans. We were supplied with organic wine and fresh eggs from their own chickens by our gracious hosts. This ranch is a place even Martha Stewart would have on her list of places to visit ... and indeed she has! We'll be back ...
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Anasazi Wilderness Glamping Cabin
Abiquiu New Mexico

Beautiful. Remote. Simple.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the remote casita in august- with our two dogs. It was the best place I've ever stayed in my life. It is 4 miles from the remote Gallina ranch. You usually get there by the owners' pickup, but it had rained heavily and we had to go in by horse. No electricity, no cell phone reception. You don't see anyone until they come back to collect you. It is a one-room cabin, with a queen-sized bed and a twin daybed on the porch. (We had our 12-year-old daughter with us. This really is a 2-person place, and we discussed this with the owners. We were willing to use the daybed--it is chilly at night, but the stars are amazing.) There is a gas stovetop inside and a gas grill outside, gas fridge, kerosene lamp, solar bag shower, outhouse. (The other review here for the ranch casita is less rustic, I think, and at the ranch. I didn't see it, but I'm sure it is nice. There is also a popup trailer site.) The little casita is so lovely. The road to the ranch is rough--they can pick you up at the river if you want (it was tricky after rain in a Prius, but we made it). It is in a beautiful canyon, with amazing views and hikes all around. We swam in the river and climbed into little caves. Andrew, Elizabeth and David were wonderful hosts. Beautiful. Remote. Simple. Really, if you like remote, this is perfect.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing


From the Owner

We chose this ranch because the beauty and the seclusion of this canyon is unique; it is like having our own mini Grand Canyon--- the same Northern New Mexico beauty that awed and inspired the artist Georgia O'Keeffe.

Activity and Interests

Campers at our family camps may walk or drive one mile to children's paradise: our community pond (see Entertainment section above).

Attractions of the area include: The Monastery of Christ in the Desert, the Continental Divide Trail, Echo Amphitheater, Ghost Ranch's paleontology museum, Abiquiu Lake where one may swim and fish, the Santo Tomas de Abiquiu Catholic Native American Indian Mission, and the Dar al-Islam mosque at Abiquiu.

One may take a one-hour tour of Ms. O'Keeffe's house in Abiquiu through the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation. There is also the Abiquiu Inn with a café and gift store. A day's outing may include lunch at Rancho de Chimayó Restaurante, a visit to the world-famous El Santuario de Chimayo, and a stop at the weaving shops of the Ortega and Trujillo families. Dar al-Islam is noteworthy for, among other things, the only vaulted ceiling made from adobe brick in the United States.


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From the Owner

Family Camp includes for your summer enjoyment a 1,000 gallon soaking pool that is continuously fed from a fresh water spring, and includes a table and chairs for use inside the pool. The overflow from the tank attracts a many species of birds, which makes the pool area a bird watcher's dream. The pool is nestled inside an earthen and rock 1900s homestead open-air water storage tank. You may build a fire in the fire pit bowl provided here. Mosquitoes are not a problem in Gallina Canyon. With a spectacular view during the day and awe-inspiring panorama of stars at night, the pool area is a great place to enjoy the sights and sound of the canyon. Bring a star map and toast marshmallows we provide over the fire pit bowl, then lay back in the provided 'gravity chairs' and watch for meteors streaking across the velvet black sky. The glamping cabin is the perfect wilderness experience for two families to camp together , corporate get-together, and group camping.

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural


  • churches
  • playground
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 800 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Coleman Outhouse - toilet, shower, Hot water shower, two-seater toilet.
  • Cabela Outhouse - toilet, shower, Cold water shower, one-seater toilet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Coleman Camper - 1 king, 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, The dining space converts into the single bed.
  • Cabela - 1 queen, 2 twin/ single


  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Linens Provided : 100% cotton sheets, down comforter with duvet cover, hypoallergenic pillows, Memory Foam pillows, extra blankets, sheets, and pillow cases. Also bath towels, wash cloths, large beach towels. There is plenty of space to park right in front of Casita, just a few feet from the large deck. The sleeping deck has two twin beds, with two night stands with drawers, table and chairs. The provided wedge pillows allow guests to sit up in bed and take in the spectacular 200-degree-wide view of the magnificent canyon walls. The sleeping deck includes a Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope. Our Queen-size bed is accessible from both sides; night stands are next to the bed. Full Kitchen : Paper towels, napkins, Ziploc bags, foil / Saran Wrap, French coffee press, hand coffee bean grinder, stove top bread toaster, two burner propane stove, plates, bowls, eating utensils, drinking glasses, cocktail glasses, ice bucket, cutting board, chopping knives. There is no oven in Casita. The kitchen contains salt, pepper, sugar, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and various seasonings. Cooking Utensils : Chef-quality Revere Proline copper-bottom stainless steel pots and pans with lids; two non-stick frying pans. All common silverware and cooking utensils are provided. Refrigerator : Refrigerator with top freezer and ice cube trays. A glass carafe is also inside the refrigerator to hold drinking water from our Artesian spring. Deck/Patio : Includes outdoor table and chairs, two lounge chairs, umbrella, outside cabinet for rain gear, and a convenient bench to sit when taking off shoes. Weber propane BBQ with utensils on Casita's deck. Mountain View : Gallina Canyon Ranch is like a private Bryce Canyon, or like Sedona, Arizona. Stunning 2,000 foot tall red sandstone cliffs throughout a 20 mile long canyon populated with Ponderosa Pines, Pinion Pines and Cedars. Water View : Casita is a leasurly one mile walk from Rio Chama. Located on the bank of the river we have placed a table and chairs for your use. Wireless Broadband : Limited internet at the ranch is available via our satellite dish. Due to limited range, WiFi is not directly available inside Casita, but may be accessed at the grape arbor, outside kitchen, swimming pond, and sleeping deck. Telephone : Cellular telephones do not work in the canyon. Guests who need to make important phone calls can arrange with us to drive you a short distance out of the canyon to use our special telephone.

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