Private apartment with fully equipped kitchen located a 5 to 8 minute walk from the world-reknowned Ojo Caliente Hot Springs and 1 minute walk from "Ojo restaurant row". Passive solar space with comfy queen sized bed and comfortable quality futon couch.
Pleasant homey space with adobe/frame construction. Holds both warmth and coolness as seasonally appropriate.
Just like home, we offer a full kitchen, cooking equipment, microwave, oven, full-sized fridge/freezer, toaster oven, French Press coffee-maker, Dark Roast beans and coffee grinder and most everything that you may need. Teas and some welcome snack foods are also available.
Apartment has both a front and back door allowing for cross-breezes. Very comfortable for two people, but another one or two could sleep on the futon. (Note there is an extra charge for more than 2 occupants)
Zugang für Gäste
Entire apartment, with a quiet outdoor seating area, great for coffee mornings. Large private, off-road parking area with plenty of room to turn a larger vehicle
Interaktion mit Gästen
Your host hails from near Belfast, Ireland and like many of his countryman, tell great tales. Your host is often present, and being an avid explorer and international traveler, is exceedingly knowledgeable about day trips and adventures to be had while you are in the area or almost any place else on the planet. In addition, he is a member of the local volunteer fire department and well connected for emergency response.
Weitere wichtige Infos
One minute walk from Ojo Caliente's "restaurant row". Interesting hiking trails and mountain biking nearby.
The National Forrest and BLM land is only minutes walk from my home, providing many 1000's of square miles for trekking. Old mines from the late 1800's are a great one hour hike through the National Forrest, with fine views of the Colorado Rockies to the north. The Springs now have a 2+ acre pond, close to the Historic Round Barn. These waters together with the Ojo Caliente River, provide a wonderful habitat for beaver and many varieties of water fowl.
Please stock up with your food supplies in a larger town. Very minimal supplies available in Ojo, with somewhat limited opening times.
No smoking, no pets. We ask that you leave the apartment tidy. Please wash your eating utensils and pans, wipe up after yourself and in general be as considerate as you would like visitors in your home to be.
I hail from Ireland, and have traveled extensively, which has influenced my mindset towards sustainability. I built my home in Ojo Caliente, in collaboration with my local restore. It is passive solar, with a 3000 gal rainwater collection system, used primarily for my garden and my home attached adobe greenhouse.