Chama Wilderness Ranch Casita

Northern, New Mexico, United States


Accommodates: 4

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1


Surrounded by soaring cliffs, towering bluffs, and vibrantly striped sandstone rock formations, the Gallina Canyon Ranch is tucked in a private box canyon in the Chama River Canyon Wilderness. Some have called it the most stunning beautiful box canyon in all of New Mexico. It’s not difficult to see why. The 2,000 foot red stone canyon walls rise beyond the cool, green groves of rustling cottonwoods fed by a gurgling stream. Wildlife abounds in this landscape, where you can hike to your heart’s or swim in the spring-fed pond. This is an inspiring paradise for photographers, artists, writers, and those interested in the ancient Anasazi Indians of the Southwest. The ranch is home to three spectacularly unique dwellings, each with their own character. They are far removed from each other but allow access to communal attractions such as swimming holes, jungle gyms, and trampolines.

The Chama Wilderness Ranch Casita, includes a large bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, living room, bathroom, and a spacious deck with lounge chairs, barbecue, dining table, and chairs. A lighted path leads from Casita to your private sleeping deck with two full beds, pillows, chairs, small chest-of-drawers, table, telescope, and a 200-degree view of the canyon.

Enjoy the community grape arbor, swimming pond, and wisteria arbor by the pond. Here chickens, cats, cows, dogs, and horses roam freely. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash at all times in these areas.The Casita is close to the Rio Chama, which is a great place to fish for Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout or simply lounge around and enjoy the river view.

Special offer for guests at the Chama Wilderness Ranch Casita:  Be our complimentary guest in Santa Fe at our downtown east-side PIED A TERRE when you rent Chama Wilderness Ranch Casita for a week. (ONLY the Chama Wilderness Ranch Casita has the option of using the Santa Fe Condo if they book for a week)

Open April 1st to October 31st

Location and Access

Near: Abiquiu, Santa Fe, and Taos, NM

The spectacular desert setting provides days of fun and exploration, or restoration.
Fishing, Hiking (limitless options for all levels), Mountain biking, Swimming


Hiking through the canyon will rewards the visitor with spectacular views of Northern New Mexico Geology, wildflowers, and wildlife. Cool off during the hot summer days by jumping into the spring-fed community swimming pond or enjoy the shade of the adjacent wisteria arbor. Relax by paddling two inflatable kayaks around the pond.

Sleeping arrangements

  • Sleeps up to eight

  • Bedroom: one queen

  • Living room: "soft bed" (fold out couch)

  • Secluded sleeping deck: two full beds

    One bathroom with flushing toilet and hot shower


$135/night, $810/wk

Rate for single or double occupancy. Additional persons (more than two guests) $25 per night.

Two night minimum stay (price includes tax).

What you need to bring

  • Bathing suit

  • Headlamp

  • Food

Additional amenities

  • Sleep deck

  • Spring-fed swim pond with water toys

  • Cold, running fresh spring water is excellent for drinking (no need to bring water)

  • Inflatable kayaks

  • Jungle gym

  • Floating trampoline

  • Medium-sized, 8 cubic feet refrigerator / freezer

  • 46,000 BTU outside propane space heater

  • Complementary eggs and organic vegetables when in season

  • Two-seater outhouse

  • Linens and beach towels

  • WiFi (for email only), in the casita, sleeping deck, and community swim pond

  • Phone for emergency use

  • Hosts on site 24/7

Property Policies

  • We require a signed waiver from each person when you arrive. Please read the waiver before booking the rental.

  • No hunting.

  • Campfires in the fire pit only.

  • Radios and cellular telephones do not work in the canyon.

  • Check-in time is from 3-6 PM, unless given 24 hours notice.

  • Check-out time is 11 AM.

  • There will be no additional charge for extra nights in case heavy rain prevents you from leaving after your paid-for nights.

  • Please remove your shoes before entering Casita, you may wish to bring slippers.

  • If your vehicle has exceptionally low clearance 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.

  • 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.

  • This is a hard-working cattle ranch. You may encounter cows, calves and horses, chickens and wild turkeys, elk and deer during your stay; they will peacefully ignore you if you peacefully ignore them.

  • The campsite is a zero impact area. It is important to us that you use the existing cow trails when hiking.

Cancellation Policy

If canceled more than 60 days prior to check in you will be refunded 100% of rental fee.

If canceled between 30 and 60 days prior to rental date you will be refunded 100% minus $25 cancel fee.

If canceled less than 30 days of rental you will receive no refund. Guests may change the reserve dates 60 days or more prior to check in.


Well-behaved dogs allowed. Please let us know before you arrive that you are bringing a dog. Due to the possible allergies of future guests, dogs are not allowed on the bed, sofa, or chairs. If dogs are in the main ranch area, they must be on a leash.


Kid Friendly

Wireless Internet

Hot Shower

Outdoor Grill

Solar Lanterns or Lighting

Solar Power

Spring-fed Water

Rates and Availability

Weeknight Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Min Stay Max Stay
Standard Rate $135 / night N/A $810 / week N/A 2 nights N/A