THE HACIENDA EXPERIENCE
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 experience. We finished building The Grand Hacienda in 2020, after a two-year labor of love. A rich part of the experience is, in fact, this authentic hacienda itself. An Spanish hacienda, you will find your guest suites open into the hacienda courtyard. Thick adobe walls, reclaimed wood, vigas, and lintels make the building architecturally significant. You will love your private outdoor portal, complete with lounge chairs and a chiminea for small fires. You will savor the outdoor living, with a fire pit for s'mores, a lakeside portal with ample seating, hacienda seating, a hot tub built into the rocks, and hiking galore. Being new construction, we were able to build in 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. And now, you get to experience it, too.
While the hacienda is a work of art, the land it sits on is magical. Remote and private. Quiet and still. Watch ravens and eagles fly past the windows, and hear their wings flap overhead. View stars and galaxies from the hot tub at night. Relish in an absence of noise and light pollution. With spectacular views in every direction, the hacienda is truly one-of-a-kind and is the perfect stay for adults wanting a decadent and recharging experience amidst the beauty of northern New Mexico landscape. A dirt/gravel road, winding through spectacular vistas, into a gated community is your neighborhood. You won't find street lights or stop signs, or tourist buses or crowds. You will discover stillness, silence, inspiration and rejuvenation.
And then there is the food! A three-course gourmet breakfast, cappuccinos and lattes, and evening snack, dessert or happy hour. Join us for star watching, a competitive game of Jenga, star and planet exploration, or just great conversation. Yes, you can usually see the Milky Way, Saturn's rings and Jupiter's moons from our portal with no light pollution!
Explore our private lakefront. Sign up for a journalling workshop with a local artist. Hike through amazing lands. And more.
Operated by the award-winning owners of Discover Abiquiú | Abiquiú Lake Vacations, The Grand Hacienda B&B experience is for adults (17+) wanting to escape, recharge and explore.
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 on site and try to source as much as we can from local farmers and ranchers. 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. 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 or find a table on the lakeside portal or in the hacienda plaza (courtyard).
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, homemade sweets, and more. Our dishes incorporate fresh herbs and vegetables grown in our garden. And, for those with specific food requirements, we will do our best to accommodate.
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.
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 seeing our guests unwind, unplug and soak in the surroundings.
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 gift shop. A fully equipped laundry room 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
Looking to be active? Hike the vast acres of our private land, take a rafting trip, horseback ride through Georgia O'Keeffe country or enjoy the lake by swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing or simple boating. Hike down to our private land on the lakefront. We are happy to share information on the many local activities, and 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.
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. Enjoy coffee, tea, water and snacks. We generally have a dessert selection offered buffet style so you can enjoy a sweet treat. Sometimes we replace dessert with a wine/beer happy hour or a wine tasting. We are the only B&B in the county with a liquor license, and we take our happy hours seriously!
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.
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. Although you probably won't want to leave the land of enchantment, our check out time is before 11 am.
We offer complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV and firewood.
Complimentary parking is available for your convenience. Beyond hiking the grounds, swimming in the lake and enjoying the B&B experience, you will need a vehicle to fully Discover Abiquiú.
Grounds and Lake
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.