HACIENDA STORY

It is the magic of the land that led to the creation of this high-end, luxury property. Located in remote Abiquiú Lake, the Hacienda is set among the stunning natural geography of Abiquiú. O'Keeffe's Abiquiú. 

Staying at The Grand Hacienda is an entirely different experience from staying in the village or even one of our vacation rental homes. The Hacienda is located off of Abiquiú Lake, ten miles out of town, surrounded by a terrain of majestic beauty that is waiting to be explored. As you wind around the road above the lake, you will see The Grand Hacienda perched on the top of the mesa overlooking the water, red rocks and vast landscape. It takes trip on a dirt road to reach this paradise, and you won't find streetlights, stop signs, traffic lights or O'Keeffe busses. What you will find is peace, stillness, beauty and a sanctuary.

This magnificent adobe home, with reclaimed wood and authentic New Mexico design, awaits you. The bed and breakfast features three spacious guest rooms, each luxuriously appointed with magnificent views of Abiquiú Lake, Ghost Ranch and the red rocks. The stillness here is intense, as are the stars at night – no light pollution, no noise pollution. This truly is a paradise in the middle of The Land of Enchantment which can be hard to find in many places of the world. A stay with us is a chance to slow down, find balance and release the stress you may carry.

The Hacienda’s design and build process took three years, and it is likely one of the most complex buildings in northern New Mexico. An authentic hacienda home filled with reclaimed wood, vigas, lintels, adobe, plaster and pueblo pottery is blended with modern technology and a very green footprint. Effort was taken to limit EMF frequencies throughout the home and extra solid soundproofing was blown into each wall. Grey water is captured and used to water trees and increase energy efficiency. We are honored to live in this environment, so solar and water reclamation was a requirement for us.

 

Each of the three guest rooms have private entrances with electronic door locks for those of you who prefer self check-in. You control your heating and cooling, including the warmth of your feet as you walk about on the floor equipped with radiant heating. The bathrooms are set to pamper with double sink vanities, separate toilet areas and oversized showers that include a view. The Rio Chama suite also includes a soaking tub with a view.

And, while the bedrooms are amazing with their spacious king-sized beds and hand-troweled plaster walls, it’s what is outside the bedrooms that cannot be duplicated anywhere in the world. You just have to open the sliding door to enjoy your own private outdoor portal and chimenea fire pot. Each bedroom has been designed to have amazing private views of the lake whether relaxing on the portal or lounging inside.

Guests also enjoy thoughtful common areas, including a kitchenette with full appliances and laundry facilities. The Great Room includes a breakfast area and blended indoor/outdoor seating when using the sliding glass doors that collapse into the walls. With a fabulous coffee, cappuccino, latte or tea in hand, browse the library, stocked with books on New Mexico, culture, arts and of course novels, and relax by the curved and tall kiva fireplace.

The Hacienda has a small gift shop in the office area with thoughtful gift items, art, local wares, on the go essentials and snack items. A courtyard centers the home with more outdoor seating and a fire pit. Built into the rocks in front is a hot tub (seats eight) that is the perfect evening spot to gaze at the dramatic starry nights we find in Abiquiú. Hike from your door, or venture outside to play jenga, bocce ball or corn hole. Head to the lake for fishing, swimming or kayaking.

 

As the only bed and breakfast in the county with a liquor license, we take our happy hours seriously. It is a time to connect, relax and enjoy. 

While the hacienda is a work of art, the land it sits on is magical. Remote and private. Quiet and still. We are biased, but we believe this spot is unlike anywhere else on earth, and yet, it is right here in northern New Mexico. Watch ravens and eagles fly past the windows, and hear their wings flap overhead as you sit outside on the portal. 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 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!

Hike or drive to our private lakefront rocky beach. Sign up for a journalling workshop with a local artist. Hike through amazing lands.  Set up your easel and paint. And so much more.

If you are celebrating a special occasion or if you want to enhance your stay even more, check out our enhancement packages.

We invite you to join us at The Grand Hacienda, a place where you can recharge, explore and create unforgettable experiences in an unparalleled atmosphere and location. Amazement awaits.

We are proud to be a New Mexico Safe Certified hospitality location, trained in COVID-Safe Practices to offer our guests the highest level of service, provide the most comfortable stay, and keep you and our staff safe. The only Abiquiu area bed and breakfast to have received this designation, it shows our commitment to keeping everyone safe. Our properties are also designated by the AHLA for their Stay Safe program.

The Grand Hacienda holds a Bed and Breakfast and B&B Liquor License, is a member of the New Mexico Bed and Breakfast Association, the American Lodging & Hotel Association, and a recognized partner on TripAdvisor, AirBNB, VRBO, Expedia, GlampingHub and Booking.com.  While you are welcome to book through any of our partner sites, you will always receive the lowest price by booking direct with us through our website.

 

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. 

 

We can't wait to meet you - and you can learn a bit more about us here.