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Desert Harbor

4761 Puertocito Rd , Sandia Park, NM 87047 USA (Show map)
4.9
24 Reviews
$149 - $149
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About

When you truly want an escape from the noise and clutter of everyday life, to reconnect with yourself or that special someone, consider making Desert Harbor your next port-of-call. Just a 45 minute drive from Albuquerque, yet a world away, Desert Harbor is a 34 acre, completely solar powered facility, committed to providing an unparalleled experience of rest and relaxation. We intentionally have only one casita, so as our guest, you will be our only guest. The casita is nestled at the base of a multi-colored sandstone cliff, thousands of years in the making, and is designer engineered and appointed to seamlessly integrate into the surroundings. It boasts no loud colors or patterns, but achieves a degree of elegance and luxury that is distinct and soothing. We custom tailor each complimentary breakfast - or optional dinner - to your specific diet and food preferences, while using only organic ingredients. And don’t forget the massage! We offer in-cottage massages at very reasonable rates. No having to drive back home in your relaxed stupor – just roll off the massage table, back into bed… Or don the hiking boots and explore our neighboring 500 acres of virgin terrain. Sustainable, personal, luxurious hospitality at its best.

Rooms & Rates

Guest Casita

Luxurious private casita, meticulously designed and appointed to foster rest and relaxation. Ammenities include: Queen bed, Two twin beds, Reading nook, Soak tub with shower wand, Plush Spa Robes, Aveda haircare products and organic bubble bath/bodywash, Kitchenette, Bose sound, Reading/listening selection/games, Fireplace, Outdoor Shower, Spacious covered porch with loveseat swing and bistro table, Amazing high-desert views

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

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Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining5.0

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Amazing Desert Escape!

5 on May 24, 2014

My wife and I stayed one night before leaving New Mexico and immediately regretted not having planned more time. The location is as peaceful as you could want, the views are stunning and the casita is beautiful. The attention to every detail, whether in your room or in amenities on the property itself, is incredible. And the meals were excellent - both breakfast and dinner. You have the experience you want to have in a place as beautiful as New Mexico. We were talking about coming back for a longer stay all the way to the airport!


Serene desert getaway

5 on April 06, 2014

We spent one night at the Desert Harbor and enjoyed every minute of it! The hosts Raymond and Wesley were so welcoming and attentive to every aspect of our stay. The guest house was truly marvelous, with a clean and modern architecture yet warmth and comfort, and it offered all the amenities and was very clean. Upon arrival we chilled on the porch and enjoyed the fading daylight before a most delicious candlelight dinner was served in the room. The soak in the wood fired hot tub under the stars was unforgettable, and the beautiful silence of the desert at night was very relaxing. We woke up to a wonderful breakfast served in the room and then took the short hike up the hill to enjoy the serenity of the desert lookout above the property. We really relaxed in this peaceful setting and were able to recharge our batteries. We will definitely be back! Highly recommended!


Loved the stay

4.6 on February 24, 2014

We loved the stay at the Desert Harbor. Breakfast was delicious, service was great. We loved the design of the house and loved staying in a secluded spot. We were able to eat great food, hike/explore the area with no other traffic, enjoy the views, utilize the kitchen and grill, make a fire, soak in the bathtub, sit under the stars, and just relax in a very calm environment. We are excited to come back in the future. Thanks to the owners for finding/creating such a great space.


Bliss under the Stars!

5 on December 08, 2013

The owners Wesley and Raymond are a very "healthy, down to earth" couple who are so unassuming yet so peacefully calming in their presentations when they showed us the house we were to spend 2 nites it. The breakfasts come to your room in such a classy, decadent manner served with sterling silver and organic food that was equisite in display and taste. The little house is absolutely beyond our wildest dreams, perfection on the mood and ambience. The linens are luxury-even the bath towels have tags called "Restorative Hardware" The tub is out of this world for view and relaxation. Candles provided everywhere. We were covered in snow surroundings and the view is God Given for sure.


Calming, peaceful, wonderful honeymoon retreat!

5 on October 31, 2013

We stayed at Desert Harbor recently for two nights as part of our honeymoon trip to New Mexico. What a pleasant surprise. No TVs, no wifi, no connection with the outside world (save for our gracious hosts). We read books, listened to soothing jazz, soaked in the oversized tub, hiked in the backcountry desert right beside the cabin, had deep-tissue massages, walked the meditation labyrinth, and simply enjoyed our time together in the moment with pure mindfulness. The hosts are amazing -- we opted to have breakfasts and dinners provided, and every meal we ate was incredible. Local, seasonal ingredients bursting with flavor. All in all, a truly wonderful experience. We will definitely come back to Desert Harbor for a future anniversary when we need a break from the hassle and stress of the world around us, as this place truly is a harbor in the desert. Thank you Raymond and Wesley!!


Honeymoon Heaven

5 on September 13, 2013

We came to Desert Harbor on our honeymoon and it was amazing. After all the energy and excitement of our wedding, this was the perfect place to relax, unwind and connect with nature and each other - it was lovely. The cottage was beautifully designed with natural elements and soothing colours, creating the perfect space to relax and restore. The surrounding landscape is gorgeous, perfect for hiking, sunsets and stargazing. The food was lovely and nourishing - we had one of our dinners at the lookout, which was incredibly romantic. We highly recommend Desert Harbor and we are looking forward to our next trip there!


Exceptional accommodation, service, peace, quiet.

5 on September 03, 2013

We recently spent two nights at Desert Harbor and thought the world of it - a stylish and comfortable cottage in the high desert, unlike anywhere else I've visited. (I'm from Scotland; we don't get much in the way of desert...) Wonderful landscape and hospitality and food- the breakfast scones and biscuits were delicious, as was the evening meal of thai sweet potato curry. Silence, privacy, peace, quiet, and excellent facilities. I can't think of anywhere better to relax, unwind, and enjoy a beautiful part of the US. I'll definitely be back.


Haven in the High Desert

5 on March 17, 2013

I have only the highest praise for the accommodations and hospitality offered at Desert Harbor. It is an exceptional place, and so too the people who run it - their attention to detail is remarkable. The desert setting was exquisite, but I was not prepared for the quiet elegance of the casita. Raymond and Wesley have created a profoundly beautiful space - a place that feels like a sanctuary in its peacefulness and soft and spacious elegance. I spent three nights there is quiet bliss. And have I mentioned the food or the well-placed structure on the mountain top, complete with a hammock, overlooking a beautiful valley? The food was incredible; again, the presentation was simple yet elegant, and the food healthy and delicious. I highly recommend the Asian salmon noodle dish. The hammock, well let's just say it's about as close to heaven as one can get. There is a lot of nurturing that happens at this haven/harbor in the desert. I left Desert Harbor much richer for the experience. Thank you both for what you have created; it is truly a gift to the world.


Perfect place for relaxation, solitude or romance

5 on February 13, 2013

I stayed here with my husband a few weekends ago. The guesthouse is beautiful, comfortable and very clean. The scenery is lovely. If you like being able to enjoy wide open space in privacy, this place is perfect. I highly recommend paying extra for the Anniversary Celebration, which includes dinner. The food (both dinner and breakfast) was excellent during our stay - delicious and well presented. And we enjoyed the private campfire with cookies. Hoping to get another visit in when the weather warms up. The owners were helpful and unobtrusive.


Peace and beauty

4.8 on October 30, 2012

Desert Harbor is the perfect combination of naturally beautiful setting, gracious hospitality, delicious food, and luscious accommodations. The result is a serene stay that you won't want to end.


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Location

Location Type

Desert, Mountains

Airport

Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)

Area Attractions

Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ski area

Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Spa

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Private entrance, Radio

On-site activities

Custom Jeep tours, Custom Jeep tours, Custom Jeep tours, Custom Jeep tours

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00p
  • Check Out:: 12:00p
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited We are open to well-behaved pets, but would like to discuss

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum stay Fri/Sat; we're open to exceptions if no bookings exist
  • Deposit Amount Required: For a one night booking we require full payment in advance. For additional nights, we only require one night deposit to reserve.
  • Cancellations: If you cancel within two weeks, your deposit will be refunded.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Raymond and Wesley Jo Linam

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

1 Cat

About the innkeepers

Sailing, fitness, interior design, organic foods, personal coaching, spiritual direction and creating unforgetable experiences of rest and connection for guests

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: Whenever guest desires
  • Serving Location: Porch of guest casita, Outdoor courtyard of main house, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Totally customized


Details

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4761 Puertocito Rd , Sandia Park, NM 87047 USA (Show map)

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