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Rancho Gallina

31 Bonanza Creek Road , Santa Fe, 87508 USA (Show map)
9 Reviews
$140 - $195
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Rancho Gallina is a tranquil retreat, located on the scenic Turquoise Trail south of Santa Fe. Authentic New Mexico meets the 21st century at this solar powered bed and brunch, nestled among working ranches and world-class cycling, yet only 10-20 minutes to hiking, art colonies, and the Santa Fe Farmer's Market. Guests enjoy organic farm fresh breakfasts from our classically trained chef/owner, evening wine and cheese, and excellent coffee and espresso. Rustic elegance abounds, from serene courtyards and desert gardens to high quality linens and private baths. Guests love our hand-built cedar hot tub, surrounded by mountain views and amazing night skies. This 10 acre oasis is a bird-lover's haven, and we are proud to have been awarded Green Leader Platinum status by TripAdvisor.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.9

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A rare find !

4.0 on November 06, 2014

In traveling to Santa Fe from Albuquerque in late October we found a truly wonderful place to stay. The website for Rancho Gallina drew us in but the reality of staying here was far more wonderful. It has the best of all worlds...An exquisite natural setting to enjoy combined with comfortable and charming lodging. The hosts Leslie and Mitch are warm and welcoming and the breakfast each morning exquisite!

Wonderful stay in the Kiva room

5 on October 28, 2014

Such an amazing place for the price! Leslie and Mitch could not have been better hosts. They gave us several recommendations of things to do/see in town, prepared us evening cocktails, and of course outstanding breakfasts! Overall, I was extremely impressed with the service, the room, the grounds, and the food. We are already planning our next trip back!

Relaxing Getaway

5 on October 14, 2014

My wife and I had a delightful four days as the guests of Mitch and Leslie. The desert setting was quiet and serene, and a comfortable distance from all the activities of Santa Fe. The service was excellent and the room was spacious and comfortable. Mitch and Leslie are committed to creating a place which is both comfortable and sustainable, hence the geothermal heating and the solar arrays. We highly recommend this place.

Perfect Enviroment for 10 year Anniversary

5 on October 06, 2014

This is the perfect place to stay when visiting the Santa Fe area. The rooms are beautiful, well kept, and private. The environment is enchanting and the owners are a delight. The breakfasts are filling and delicious and they are very accommodating to dietary needs. Why stay in a traditional hotel when you can stay at this B&B. The owners are super conscious of the environment --the ranch is solar powered and geo-thermal heated. My husband and I could not ask for a better vacay and we have Leslie and Mitch to thank for their hospitality and positive experience, I felt that they really went out of their way to make us feel at home without losing the sense of privacy you need sometimes. The little details that we experienced throughout the stay elevated our moments to positive memories. Absolutely Recommend.

labor day weekend!

4.8 on September 16, 2014

first time staying at a bed and breakfast. Rancho Gallina was such a unexpected , wonderful surprise! the location, setting and owners were a delight. we had such a relaxing experience and Mitch served the most amazing quiche for our last breakfast (I am still talking about it!). Leslie and Mitch were perfect hosts and it was quite obvious that their number one goal was to make all their guests happy.

Our Peaceful and Relaxing Getaway

4.8 on August 15, 2014

Rancho Gallina was the destination for our much needed getaway. We loved the privacy of the Sunset Casita, with a beautiful view as we went to sleep and awoke each morning. For the time we were there, we really felt like we escaped our busy lives. The room, kitchenette and bathroom were tastefully decorated (no New Mexico bright turquoise & reds). Our private back patio was a place we used often. Then of course there were the amazing breakfasts by Mitch! Each morning we contemplated what he would cook today! The ingredients were always fresh, with an added local flare. Whether we walked in early or later morning, we were greeted with sincere joy by Mitch, Leslie and if course beloved Milo, guarder of the domain. We can't say enough good things about our stay and began planning when we could return after our departure. It is now our getaway destination!

Very Comfortable accomodations!

4.4 on July 09, 2014

Leslie and Mitch are both very friendly, will go out of their way to help and are knowledgeable about the area. The courtyard is a great place to just hang out-- You can use the grills (gas and charcoal available), sit by a fire, or just sit under the canopy. The place is full of GREAT history! We enjoyed our 2 nights very much and will return again someday.

Wonderful experience

4.8 on July 07, 2014

A unique property. Each room had individual intrique. Stayed in the Moroccan Room with great architectural features. Touring the property & learning of its history was also interesting. Owners were fabulous hosts; accommodating, genuine and friendly. Stayed at many nice B & B's, but they are only as inviting as the hosts. Leslie & Mitch were exceptional, but allowed privacy. Bonus: saw several owls in the yard within the first few minutes of arriving.

Tranquil, unique and extremely hospitable Inn/ Eco-Retreat

5 on July 07, 2014

I stumbled upon and found Rancho Gallina Inn. It was about 20 minutes south of Santa Fe and off the beaten path but the rooms just looked absolutely charming on their website and they happened to have one room left on the 4th so we booked it. Let me just say that I was absolutely blown away at how beautiful the property is and how super cozy our room was. We were in the Kiva suite which shares a huge living room and dining room that each have their own fireplaces and a full kitchen with another room in the same building called, The Morrocan Room. You can tell how much love has been put into every little corner of the entire property. Mitch and Leslie, the husband and wife that own and run the place are about as nice and accommodating as you could hope. They have created a very unique and down to earth place that far surpassed my expectations. They have a cedar hot tub that can seat about 4 comfortably that you can take advantage of any time, day or night. Their retreat takes you away from the hustle and bustle of other hotels,tourists and street noise that you would find in the main part of Santa Fe. And on top of it, Mitch and Leslie cooked an incredible breakfast made from locally sourced ingredients! Plus they make a great cup of coffee ;) So, if you are looking for a charming, incredibly unique place to stay about 20 minutes south of the main streets in Santa Fe, this is the place to check out. Their prices are also extremely reasonable for what they offer here. Oh, did I mention that the whole place is solar powered? Eco friendly, conscious owners that make you feel like you're at home. What more could you ask for? We will definitely be staying here again! Keep in mind that you usually have to book a room for a minimum of two nights but it is worth it ;)

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Rooms & Rates

Silverado Suite

An artist's dream, this giant two room suite boasts a 600 sq.ft. studio filled with light - 8 skylights and a wall of east-facing glass doors, to be exact. Living area, additional guests, yoga studio, make it what you will. A private sunrise portal/patio for morning coffee. And a beautiful bedroom with traditional latilla ceilings, wrought iron canopy queen bed with high quality linens, and south facing windows opening to the front courtyard. Private bath with shower, in room coffee, toaster oven and dorm fridge. Sleeps 2 in luxury, or a traveling family, $210

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $156 - $195

Nightly Rate: $156 - $195

Lone Butte Casita

Beautiful large casita (600 sq.ft.), with a west facing picture window for sunset views over the Lone Butte. Kiva fireplace, queen bed with high quality linens, leather euro lounger (folds to a bed for an additional adult or two kids), dining area all in one beautiful beamed room. Kitchenette with a gas stove, microwave and toaster. Modern bath with a glass and tile shower and separate dressing area. Opens to the main courtyard and fountain. Sleeps 2-3, $175

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

Nightly Rate: $144 - $180

Nightly Rate: $144 - $180

Sunset Casita

Our most private space, this quiet casita has a picture window facing the Cerrillos to the west for incredible sunset views. Beamed ceilings, talavera tiled bath, lots of light. Eat-in kitchenette (induction burner, convection/toaster oven) opens to your own covered patio and fenced courtyard, and the shortest walk to the hot tub. Sleeps two in a queen mission style bed with quality linens and down bedding. (this casita is pet friendly with advance notice/approval and $35 cleaning fee) Sleeps 2, $160

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $132 - $165

Nightly Rate: $132 - $165

Kiva Suite

A sweet garden room surrounded by lilac bushes and elm trees, this two room suite opens to the main courtyard. It has a queen bed and writing desk, a kiva fireplace, and a separate sitting/dressing room with a new single futon for an additional guest. High quality linens and down bedding for all. Private bath with claw foot tub/shower. This room also opens to the original ranch house, and shares the ranch kitchen and living room with other guests. Sleeps 2-3, $150

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $124 - $155

Nightly Rate: $124 - $155

Moroccan Room

Opening to the front courtyard, this room has beautiful beams and clerestory windows to take advantage of the desert light and air. It has a rustic queen wrought iron bed and writing desk, with separate shower and powder room (flanked by inlaid Moroccan doors, hence the room’s name). Adjacent to the Kiva Room and in the original ranch house, this room shares the ranch kitchen and living room with other guests. Sleeps 2, $135

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $112 - $140

Nightly Rate: $112 - $140

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Location Type

Desert, Mountains, Ranch


Santa Fe, NM (SAF) 10 miles

Directions to property:

From Santa Fe/I25 south take Cerrillos Road until it becomes Scenic Highway 14 (the Turquoise Trail). Head south 9 miles and then west on Bonanza Creek Road/County 45. We are the 2nd ranch on the right, a quarter mile up the road. From ABQ we recommend taking the Turquoise Trail from the I40/Cedar Crest interchange. In a hurry or in the dark, take I25 to the Madrid/Turquoise Trail exit and follow directions above.

Area Attractions

National/State parks, Nature area, Cycling, Hiking, Mining towns and art colonies, Movie Ranches, Skiing, Pueblos

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Ranch

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Full shared kitchen for guest use, Custom-built Cedar hot tub, Hiking and Cycling gear, Regional guide books

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only smoking allowed away from other guests/guest room windows
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Some rooms are better than others for kids, please call.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required 1-2 pet friendly rooms, cleaning fee
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay on weekends, 3 nights on holidays
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit equal to one night's stay required at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: $30 fee for cancellations made 14 days in advance, 30 days in advance on holidays. Late cancellations will be reimbursed, minus the fee, for any nights we can rebook. No exceptions for late arrival/early departure unless the room is rebooked.



Leslie Moody and Mitch Ackerman

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Mitch and Leslie have turned their love of food, travel, cycling, hiking, desert ecology, coffee, organic gardening, politics, home brew, pickling, baking and chickens into a second career at Rancho Gallina. They have hosted friends and strangers in their home for 15 years, and they love sharing New Mexico with everyone who walks through their door.

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  • Time Served: 8:30-10
  • Serving Location: Barn, Courtyard, or your room on special request.

Special meal options

Vegetarian , We are creative cooks, please let us know of your restrictions when booking.


31 Bonanza Creek Road , Santa Fe, 87508 USA (Show map)

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