Unforgettable Experiences Await

The Grand Hacienda experience is one you will carry with you for a lifetime. Set in the majestic land of Georgia O'Keeffe, this adults-only stay in the brand new adobe estate overlooking Abiquiú Lake is not your typical bed and breakfast. Rather, it is an experience in and of itself. A rich part of the experience is, in fact, this authentic hacienda itself. In this traditional Spanish hacienda, you will find your guest suites open into the hacienda courtyard plaza. Thick adobe walls, reclaimed wood, vigas, and lintels make the building architecturally significant.

 

Guests have a choice of three unique suites with gorgeous water, red cliff and mesa views, personal outdoor portals/verandas with fireplaces. All suites possess modern amenities and luxurious touches such as superior beds, fine linens, unique décor and private in-suite bathrooms with spa showers. You will be delighted by our ever-changing gourmet breakfast and afternoon refreshments offered in our Great Room or outdoors on our lakeside portal. After a busy day, or a relaxing day, enjoy the hot tub built just on the edge of the mesa with spectacular views. Hike onsite over 42 acres and enjoy a picnic, fish and swim at our private lakefront lot. 

 

And, the views are simply unbelievable.  The Hacienda incorporates the latest technologies and green features. Quite simply, we believe this is one of the most challenging, yet splendid, new construction sites in northern New Mexico, with architectural and design details in every room.  And now, you get to experience it, too. 

MORNING

For us, breakfast IS the most important meal of the day! We believe that sharing a meal is an important part of life, and food is a powerful energy to nourish our bodies. That's why every breakfast should be a feast, an inspiring ambience around the table. We grow our own herbs and vegetables on site and try to source as much as we can from local farmers and ranchers. Our eggs are fresh from a small farm in the village, and often we pick them up the same morning that we serve them to you! Even with our sweet dishes, we use ingredients that add a nutritional value.  

 

Because we love coffee, we believe every morning should start with a wonderful coffee, latte, cappuccino or tea.  Coffee is available in your room, and the specialty coffee station opens as early as 7 am (sometimes earlier). You are always welcome to use a K-cup for easy coffee, or use the machine for our roasted coffee beans that have double the anti-oxidant levels of most coffees, and are 100% mold and mycotoxin free. The beans are grown sustainably, hand-picked and carefully selected. Enough about coffee! Our gourmet breakfast menu varies each day and usually alternates between sweet and savory. Regardless of the day, we focus on delicious and healthy and strive to feature what is seasonal and locally grown. We want breakfast to be a big part of your daily experience with us. 

 

Because of the time and love put into breakfast, we serve it at 8:00 each morning in The Great Room. The breakfast menu changes daily, but is always a three-course delight. Mingle with your hosts and other guests in the Great Room to discuss your plans for the day or opt to dine separately for a more intimate experience.  You are welcome to eat indoors in The Great Room, find a table on the lakeside portal or in the hacienda plaza, or in your suite.

Breakfast specialties include our famous Ham and Cheese Savory Dutch Baby, Banana Bread French Toast, the TOMelette, Red Pepper and Onion Frittata, our New Mexico breakfast burrito, smoked ham, sausage towers, homemade sweets, and more. Our dishes incorporate fresh herbs and vegetables grown in our garden. If you have a dietary restriction, please notate that when you complete your registration. With 24-hour notice, guests may opt to order a set menu (vegan and gluten-free) instead of the daily breakfast. In some instances we can modify the daily breakfast for those with dietary restrictions with a $10 upcharge per day.

The Grand Hacienda Bed and Breakfast meets certain criteria for the New Mexico Environment Department; therefore, the food is prepared in a kitchen that is not regulated and inspected by the regulatory authority.

(NMCA 7.6.2.7)

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AFTERNOON

We love to help our guests pick the right activities for their trip.  Whether you are an adrenaline lover, an explorer, an artist or just want to relax – Abiquiú will not disappoint! We are here to help you plan your time, and we will be here to welcome you home at the end of the day. Many of our guests arrive with long lists of things to see, and after a few days, they decide to just relax at The Hacienda and recharge. We love welcoming our guests back after a day of hiking or exploring, with the red dirt of Abiquiu sticking to their boots - and we also love seeing our guests unwind, unplug and soak in the surroundings.

Enjoy an afternoon treat Sundays through Thursday. Enjoy a wine Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday.

The Great Room is a wonderful place to relax. Complete with a fireplace, card table, games/puzzles galore, a connoisseur's collection of books, and spectacular and panoramic views, you will probably never want to leave your seat. Our library includes titles on Georgia O'Keeffe, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, art, wellness, spirituality, and of course, novels, including local authors Lesley Poling-Kempes and Douglas Preston. Great care went into purchasing books that would share the history and culture of the area and also allow you to curl up in a chair with a great read.


Guests are welcome to prepare individual meals in the shared kitchenette, which is fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes and seasonings. We recommend that you shop for groceries and supplies in Santa Fe or Espanola on your way to Abiquiú. After you pass through Espanola, there is a local general store in Abiquiú (Bode's) but no large grocery chains. The kitchenette has everything you will need to prepare a meal, and you are always welcome to purchase frozen foods or snacks through our Mercado gift shop. If you don't want to leave, we can also recommend catered dinner options. A fully equipped laundry facility is also available for your use if needed.

Planning to spend your day relaxing? Enjoy one of the many shared outdoor spaces designed to take full advantage of the peaceful surroundings and incredible views:

  • Hot tub with lake view

  • Hacienda plaza/courtyard with fire pit

  • Heated portal with chiminea that overlooks the lake

  • Plazas and dining areas

  • Private hiking trails

  • Private lakefront access

  • Outdoor games: bocce ball, jenga or corn hole

  • Kayak rentals

  • Guided hikes


Looking to be active? Hike the vast acres of our private land, take a rafting trip, visit one of many attractions or national monuments, or enjoy a horseback ride through Georgia O'Keeffe country.  Hike down to our private land on the lakefront to enjoy swimming, fishing, or just relaxing. Explore the lake on kayak or SUP boards. 

Our guests will receive detailed information on activities, and we are available to share information and help you plan your time. You will also find information in The Great Room and in the Office.

Rather recharge in solitude? That's fine too. Just let us know.  We will deliver firewood to your portal and the rest is up to you.

If you want to do shopping, need a snack, need to purchase gifts - but don't want to leave?  No worries.  Stop by our onsite or online Mercado, filled with local art, books, cards, gifts, food items and more.

EVENING

After a day of sightseeing, fun outdoor activities or simply relaxing around The Hacienda, your evenings bring awe-inspiring views, peaceful stillness and opportunities to connect.

One of our favorite ways to spend the evening is in the hot tub. The stars are magnificent here. With no city and traffic lights to interfere, they are a stunning spectacle. Don't feel like getting wet? Using complimentary firewood, sitting around the fire is just as relaxing.

Evenings are also for the sky! From sunset to tracking Saturn's rings in the telescope, the night skies are not to be missed.

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LOGISTICS

When you turn onto CR 199, send us a text at 224-600-4642 so we can be ready for you when you arrive. Our convenient check-in process allows for your vacation to begin on your time table. With coded outdoor access to your room, you can come and go as you please. You can self-check in or stop by the office for a personal check-in and tour between three and five. Arriving after five? No worries - we will email you self-check-in instructions.

Although you probably won't want to leave the land of enchantment, our check out time is before 11 am.

Complimentary parking is available for your convenience. Hiking is available on-site. We offer complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV​ and firewood. And, make time to try your luck at Jenga or Bocce Ball.

With 40 private acres to explore in our remote gated community, hiking from your front door is not only convenient, but beautiful. With short or long hike options, soak up the majesty and enchantment that have brought many to the area. Take a guided hike or venture on your own. The red rocks and hills, along with the lake and river valley will give you hours of splendor without traveling far.

 

And, then there's the lake. Hike or drive to our private lake access. Fish, boat, kayak, float, swim or just sit on a rock and watch – peace awaits.

Guests staying with The Grand Hacienda receive detailed information on things to do and places to see as you Discover Abiquiú and the surrounding northern New Mexico area. ​