Title 'Gallina Canyon Ranch'
Title 'Casita'

Casita drive-up

Ranch Casita.

Ranch Casita.


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  • Contact us: horseys@hughes.net
  • Here is a Google Map of the ranch's rentals.
  • To reserve Ranch Casita please see our Rate Sheet.
  • Ranch Casita includes Internet WiFi, for email access.
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  • $133 a night (2 night minimum); $798 a week (reserve 7 nights, pay for six). Price already includes 6.5% tax.
  • Days Available web page is updated every morning.

    This rustic casita resides deep within the heart of the Chama Wilderness (the only privately-owned property in the area). Ranch Casita, located on the site of an early 1900s homestead, is one of three vacation rentals we have in the canyon, with Anasazi Ruin Family Camp (exclusively designed for children and dogs) one mile away, and Remote Casita four miles away.

    Our 8 mile road is NOT COMPACT car friendly. Please do not bring a compact car.

    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.

    • Hot and cold running water from a pure fresh-water spring.
    • A bathroom, shower, and toilet.
    • A picturesque kitchen and dining area.
    • A beautiful bedroom with a Queen Size bed with linens.
    • A sunny, comfortable living room.
    • A medium-sized refrigerator and freezer.
    • A two-burner propane stove
    • Low-voltage lighting.
    • A large outside deck.
    • A propane barbecue grill.
    • When available, we will provide eggs from our hens and produce from our garden.
    • French coffee press.
    • Our spring water is excellent for drinking (no need to bring water).
    • 20 miles of peace, quiet, and privacy.
    • WiFi internet is available at Ranch Casita and the sleeping deck, grape arbor, and community swim pond: we do not have TV or DVD. You are welcome to bring a swim suit, picnic lunch, and spend the day relaxing at the pond.
    • The outdoor sleeping deck includes a Celestron AstroMaster 70 Telescope.
    Ranch Casita Policies:
    Smoking, fire, pets, shoes

    • We require a signed waiver from each person when you arrive. Please read the waiver before reserving the rental.
    • Fires and smoking are prohibited in the canyon due to the extreme fire risk.
    • Loving your pets means visiting here without them; we do not allow pets at Ranch Casita.
    • No hunting.
    • Check-in time is 3 to 6 PM (unless given 24 hour prior notice)
    • Check-out time is 11 AM.
    Other Details:
    • Directions on how to get here are available via this link.
    • This is a hard-working cattle ranch. You may encounter cows, calves, horses, chickens and wild turkeys, elk and deer during your stay; they will peacefully ignore you if you peacefully ignore them.
    • Allergens such as milk weed, horse hair, sage, etc., are common throughout New Mexico. If you have allergies, please bring your allergy medication when you visit.
    • The nearest medical services (hospital and doctors) are three hours away.
    • The kitchen contains salt, pepper, sugar, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and various seasonings. Prior to your arrival you will wish to shop for all of your food, drink, and snacks for your entire stay. The nearest store is 35 miles away.
    • Our rental Casitas are the only rentals within 20 miles of the Chama Wilderness. From Highway 84 you turn on to FS Road 151. Eight miles down the road is the bridge you will open and cross. Our ranch is another 8 miles from the bridge. If your vehicle has exceptionally low clearance (such as many compact rental cars) we will meet you at the bridge and bring you in our truck to your Casita. (Example: Scion, Mini Cooper, Prius)
    • Please leave all gates as you find them.
    • Radios and cellular telephones do not work in the canyon.
    • If you plan on swimming, please bring a bathing suit. We will provide beach towels.
    • The ranch is a great place for amateur astronomers and stargazers: you may download a star map for the northern hemisphere to bring with you to the ranch.
    • Please remove your shoes before entering Casita, you may wish to bring slippers.
    • Ranch Casita gets its electricity from the sun. During your stay you will find it necessary to avoid long showers, or using all of the lights at the same time.
    • For off-road hiking, long pants, hiking boots, river-crossing shoes, and insect repellent are recommended.
    • A topographic map of the canyon may be downloaded here.
    • More pictures of Gallina Canyon Ranch are available on our More Images web page.
  • Images of Casita You may use your computer mouse's left button to "click on" the following images to see a larger version of the images.
    Patio Upon their arrival, we share with guests the available produce from our organic garden: garlic, onions, beets, eggplant, 3 kinds of tomatoes, carrots, tatume squash, chilies, green and red romaine lettuce, spinard (half spinach and half chard) and (next year) sweet corn.

    Guests who stay more than a week will receive another delivered of produce.

    Living room

    Living room

    Casita's living room is bright and sunny, with sky lights and large windows. Partitions separate the living room area from the shower and ecologically- considerate non-smelling composting toilet. Living room

    Living room

    The full kitchen includes a medium size refrigerator - freezer, three-burner propane stove, cold water, and dining and cooking utensils. The kitchen and dining area are next to each other.



    The bedroom has a Queen-sized bed, several comfortable chairs, a writing desk, and plenty of space to place one's clothing.



    Park-like area There is a park-like space behind Casita where one may sit in the shade and enjoy the forest.

    There is also a shady "Ramada" with a table and chairs.

    Sleeping Deck A lighted path leads from this area to Casita's private Sleeping Deck. The sleeping deck is yours to use exclusively. It contains two full-size beds, six pillows, two chairs, two small chest-of-drawers, a table, and a telescope. Bottled water is also provided at the sleeping deck. Sleeping Deck
    swimming pond One may cool off during the hot summer days by jumping into the spring-fed community swimming pond. The pond is next to a wisteria arbor for shade. There is also a cold-water shower at the pond. Evenings at the pond bring bats, mud swallows, and the call of frogs. You may also enjoy using our two inflatable kayaks to paddle around the pond.

    The Magic Garden
    Garden and cliffs
    Grape Arbor There is a shady grape arbor near the main house, a short distance down the road from Casita. Here you may eat, read a book, and enjoy the gardens. Rio Gallina
    Cliffs Casita is close to Rio Chama: there are plastic chairs at the river you may use, in the river if you wish. There is also a low table at the river with the chairs. Rio Chama, with chairs.
    The Farm On occasion there might be a cow staying in the corral near Casita. Cow Number Eight

    Rio Gallina

    A hike through the canyon will reward the visitor with spectacular views of Northern New Mexico geology, wild flowers, and wildlife.

    Cerulean skies and wooly white clouds are the norm most days of the year. We are at 6,515 feet elevation, and the sunlight can be intense: sunscreen and a hat is highly recommended for hikers, as are sturdy hiking boots and river-crossing shoes. Usually the days are warm and the nights are cool.

    Rio Gallina is a seasonal river: there are no fish in the river. One may fish for Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout in Rio Chama.


    Sunset at Gallina Canyon Ranch

    Rafting on Rio Chama

    Please contact Elizabeth before making reservations to ensure the desired dates of your visit are available. Please see our Days Available web page.


    Our cancellation policy is based upon the number of days between when you cancel and your scheduled arrival date:
    • 30 days or more: 100%
    • From 29 days to 8 days: 50%
    • Less than 8 days: 0%

      Ranch Casita

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    Rental Terms:
    • Casita is rented from April 1st. to October 31st.
    • One or two adults 25 years old or older; exceptions are possible.
    • We require a signed waiver from each person, which we will give to you to sign when you arrive.
    • Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
    • We update our dates available calendars every morning.
    Rental fees:
    • Please see our Rate Sheet for Season 2014.
    • We accept credit card payments through PayPal®, Traveler's Cheques, and cash; sorry, but we do not accept personal checks.
    • The 6.5% Sales Tax has already been added.
    • We do not charge a cleaning fee or security deposit.
    • There will be no additional charge for extra nights in case heavy rain prevents you from leaving after your paid-for nights.


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